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Killed activist is recalled (Israeli bulldozer "martyr")
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/17/03 | Janine DeFao

Posted on 03/17/2003 11:34:28 AM PST by MikalM

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:42:03 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

In an e-mail to her family on Feb. 7, two weeks after her arrival in the Gaza Strip, Rachel Corrie wrote that "no amount of reading, attendance at conferences, documentary viewing . . . could have prepared me for the reality of the situation here."


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To: mr.pink
I didn't call her my hero, if you read my initial comment you'd have seen I referred to her as an ideological dope.

I know you didn't... I did.

You called the Israeli bulldozer driver a "hero" as if he ran "Miss Genius" over on purpose.

Her death was her own fault as sad as it is.

101 posted on 03/17/2003 12:22:26 PM PST by Jimmyclyde
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To: CarolAnn
This girl was obviously anti-american,

why be so pessimistic - she was actually pro democrat

102 posted on 03/17/2003 12:23:01 PM PST by Revelation 911
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To: skeeter
That flag burning is disgusting.

When our troops are in danger, my patriotism is at its peak.

I have lost a lot of empathy for this misguided twit.

103 posted on 03/17/2003 12:25:27 PM PST by george wythe
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To: MikalM
Corrie's friends remembered her Sunday as an inspired, courageous and responsible peace activist.

They left STUPID off the list.....Darwin award program drives some people crazy, I guess!

104 posted on 03/17/2003 12:26:09 PM PST by mil-vet
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To: MikalM
I guess she got what she wanted. I mean anyone who apparantly is this self loathing, carrying so much "white mans guilt" around...I mean they would have been quite miserable, right? So now she is released from that misery...I know I'm released from her misery!!
105 posted on 03/17/2003 12:27:09 PM PST by Ga Rob ("Consensus is the ABSENCE of Leadership" The Iron Lady)
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To: Jimmyclyde
You called the Israeli bulldozer driver a "hero" as if he ran "Miss Genius" over on purpose.

Yes I did, but in reply to someone who wanted to invite the driver to his house for a celebratory beer.

If the driver didn't know she was there, do you think he would be ready to celebrate over some beers?...I sure as hell don't think he would.
106 posted on 03/17/2003 12:27:10 PM PST by mr.pink
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To: freedomson
Owwwwe... It huuurrrts... Goodbye, sweet princess... Did she die? Is she dead yet? Rescue her!
107 posted on 03/17/2003 12:27:47 PM PST by jt8d (An armed people are citizens... A dissarmed populace are slaves)
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To: MikalM
"The animal data raised the possibility that ecstasy may have a whole range of adverse effects involving memory, impulsiveness, decision-making, sleep, and mood. "

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/865898/posts

Looks like she did lots of ecstasy at the Burning Man.

108 posted on 03/17/2003 12:30:12 PM PST by fishtank
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To: Ga Rob

My dad always told me "Never throw yourself in front of a juggernaught" and "It only takes one moment of stupidity to screw up your life forever"

What a shame and what a waste life without Jesus is.

109 posted on 03/17/2003 12:31:10 PM PST by freedomson (Baruch habba b'shem Adonai!)
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To: MikalM
She was in a war zone. Evergreen College must be recruiting
from the simple minded. having said this, blame her liberal mentors. Hey, even Monica Lewinsky attended Evergreen. Evergreen=Evernaive.
111 posted on 03/17/2003 12:31:40 PM PST by Helms (Pacifism in Defence of Freedom is Indeed a Vice)
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To: MikalM
She goes from the burning man festival to the burning flag festival to finally the buried by bulldozer festival.
112 posted on 03/17/2003 12:32:28 PM PST by xp38
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To: dwilli
23 years and a Junior? a real fast track.
113 posted on 03/17/2003 12:32:31 PM PST by Helms (Pacifism in Defence of Freedom is Indeed a Vice)
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To: Strider
Here is what today's Opinion Journal -- a web page put forth by the Wall Street Journal -- says about this matter:

Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old terrorism advocate from Olympia, Wash., died in a bulldozer accident yesterday. Corrie was at fault in the accident, which occurred when she either stood or crouched in front of an Israeli Defense Forces bulldozer in Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reports:

The bulldozers were part of an IDF tunnel- and mine-clearing operation. The Rafah refugee camp borders Egypt, from which Palestinian terrorists smuggle in weapons and explosives. And according to interim peace accords, Israel has the right to operate in and secure the area.

Corrie not only backed anti-Israeli terrorism; she also hated America. An Associated Press photo shows Corrie, her face contorted with hate, burning a "mock U.S. flag" at a pro-Saddam rally last month. (Hat tip: Little Green Footballs.) Reuters reports on a "symbolic funeral" that drew some 1,000 Palestinian Arabs. One of them tells the "news" service: "We fly a U.S. flag today to show our support to all American peace lovers, those like Rachel." If she were still alive, no doubt she'd have burned the flag.

It's a shame that Rachel Corrie died the way she did. It's shameful that she lived the way she did.

Blennos

114 posted on 03/17/2003 12:33:05 PM PST by Blennos (hoste, opto ut seis felicior.)
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To: dep
Ah, burning Old Glory, was she?

May she now be in the company of 72 Yasser Arafat look-a-likes.

115 posted on 03/17/2003 12:33:53 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
What a gentle, sweet, loving spirit she was. You can see it in her face.

Only two ways in the world to get a look like that on your face - either years of indoctrination into a communist/totalitarian mindset, or a botched hemorrhoid operation.

116 posted on 03/17/2003 12:34:19 PM PST by dirtboy (Render yourself invisible to the media - attend a Rally for America today!)
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To: MikalM
Rachel was sitting in the path of the bulldozer as it advanced towards her...





Translation: Here is Rachael playing Arthur Philip Dent, waiting for the Vogon Constructor Fleet.

117 posted on 03/17/2003 12:34:36 PM PST by Liberal Classic (Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.)
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To: Helms
Evergreen=Evernaive.

I always thought they ought to rename it Mostlyblack instead of Evergreen.

118 posted on 03/17/2003 12:36:03 PM PST by Blue Screen of Death
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To: mbynack; snopercod
This incident really is a shame. She was at one point, an attractive young woman.

Her "friends" did what? ... other than to just stand there and watch?

Nobody tackled her to get her out of the way. Very "solidarity" of them.

There is not really any indication that she was "crushed."

She must have slipped off the edge of the ditch made by the bulldozer, as the bulldozer rumbled by in reverse; and some part(s) of the bulldozer knocked the life out of her.

When a bulldozer of that size, rolls over a body, such as a calf, the body is flattened into the ground ... and much worse. The pictures showed no signs of such injury.

God Bless her and the family.

119 posted on 03/17/2003 12:38:59 PM PST by First_Salute
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To: mr.pink
The young lady was ideological dope, but running her over with a bulldozer is a bit sadistic IMHO.

I don't think there was anything sadistic about it.

And she was more than an ideological dope. She was a perfect example of how to waste a perfectly good human life -- her own.

Not only did she accomplish absolutely nothing with her extraordinary stupidity, but she has people laughing about her all over the world, bringing shame to herself and her family. And that's something that rarely happens when a person dies for a cause, no matter how disagreeable that cause may be.

In my opinion, she wins the 2003 Darwin Awards, hands down.

120 posted on 03/17/2003 12:40:33 PM PST by Motherhood IS a career
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To: xp38
Rachel thought she was a female bulldozer, but she was not.
121 posted on 03/17/2003 12:40:42 PM PST by tessalu
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To: First_Salute

its pretty clear from this pic that she was between the tank treads.

123 posted on 03/17/2003 12:42:28 PM PST by finnman69 (!)
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To: First_Salute
This is the first post to note that the picture (at #100 or 119) doesn't seem very consistent with having been "run over" even once, let alone twice.

There is quite a discussion of this at the "Little Green Footballs" site, complete with diagrams and comments by former D-9 and D-10 drivers.

Any informed opinion from such here??

124 posted on 03/17/2003 12:42:39 PM PST by BohDaThone
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To: Liberal Classic
"How in the hell does that bulldozer manage to keep sneaking up on everybody?!"
125 posted on 03/17/2003 12:43:05 PM PST by wolficatZ
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To: dep
Those flag-burning pics certainly clear up a few things about miss Rachel. No telling what she did to insult the Israelis, if she is willing to burn her own flag. She crossed over, became a Palestinian, got paid in the end.
126 posted on 03/17/2003 12:43:47 PM PST by Sender (-A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. -WOPR-)
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To: Ya Basta
you should change your name to YA BASTARD.
127 posted on 03/17/2003 12:44:26 PM PST by finnman69 (!)
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To: mbynack; snopercod
Or possibly she slipped off the edge of the ditch, and landed behind the bulldozer immediately before it approached her location; it rolled over her, but she did not die under the tread. Really tragic and senseless.
128 posted on 03/17/2003 12:44:51 PM PST by First_Salute
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To: MikalM
Another defient utopian who refused to see reality and use her God given brain. Her parents sound just as idiotic. Guess the proverbial apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
129 posted on 03/17/2003 12:45:01 PM PST by nmh
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To: Ya Basta
I'm sorry - did you say something?
130 posted on 03/17/2003 12:45:23 PM PST by skeeter (Fac ut vivas)
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To: MikalM
This brat was a fanatic and not very smart.
131 posted on 03/17/2003 12:45:30 PM PST by dalebert
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To: dirtboy
Only two ways in the world to get a look like that on your face - either years of indoctrination into a communist/totalitarian mindset, or a botched hemorrhoid operation.

She was definitely headed down the wrong road, but I think the incident with the bulldozer made a big impression on her.
132 posted on 03/17/2003 12:45:36 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: freedomson
     

What's the difference?

A pretty girl who didn't no how to smile regrets that she has but one life to squander for somebody elses wicked ideology. The parents of these people are worshipers of Molech. And now, her sad and broken carcass is being wellstoned by her fellow malcontents.

133 posted on 03/17/2003 12:45:56 PM PST by Theophilus (why bless them little cheeky dix's hearts.)
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To: Ya Basta
Is that you... Yassar?
134 posted on 03/17/2003 12:46:23 PM PST by cibco (Xin Loi... Iraq)
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To: MikalM
Her parents have to be so proud. She was the first human sheild to successfully execute her mission.

In her scared memory, let us hope that sensitive and good people on the west coast rise up against Jews the world over. Let them start with Diane Feinstein.

135 posted on 03/17/2003 12:47:07 PM PST by Tacis
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To: clintonh8r
People like Rachel are convinced of their inflated worth by their indulgent parents from virtually day one.

Her parents also said in their statement: "We have raised all our children to appreciate the beauty of the global community and family ... And, she gave her life trying to protect those that are unable to protect themselves."

Cause of death: narcissim and arrogance. You can spot a liberal in a few words as it's always about me, me me.

136 posted on 03/17/2003 12:48:30 PM PST by Reeses
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To: Ya Basta
She protected nobody - her death was pointless and stupid. And she was helping terrorism and inciting hatred of Americans.
137 posted on 03/17/2003 12:49:56 PM PST by kcar
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To: Ya Basta
It seems most of you vote for endless racist war, which makes sense considering "conservatism" is really a jaded and confused fusion of liberal economics and the Christian crusades.

Anarchist, rebel against thyself. You had to sneak capitalism in there somewhere.

138 posted on 03/17/2003 12:50:02 PM PST by Liberal Classic (Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.)
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To: mr.pink
If you happened to find Cinnamon Girls thread you will see some pictures that likely indicate the driver did not see her .
139 posted on 03/17/2003 12:50:14 PM PST by Ben Bolt
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To: cibco
To the LW visitors from DUmmyland...This is a perfect example of how futile and wasteful your pitiful protests are. A young woman is dead and what have you changed? Nothing.
140 posted on 03/17/2003 12:50:37 PM PST by finnman69 (!)
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To: MikalM
How most of you can sleep at night is beyond me.
141 posted on 03/17/2003 12:50:56 PM PST by nolaw0ady
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To: Ya Basta
Ya Basta signed up 2003-03-10.
This account has been banned.

Bye -
142 posted on 03/17/2003 12:52:58 PM PST by bigdog (eany,meany,miney,moe...look out now it's goin' to blow)
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To: BohDaThone; snopercod
I wonder about the men who failed to see to her safety, not to mention the willful neglect of the fact, war is hell.

I would have first beat the C.R.A.P. out of a couple of her friends, to make the point; and then I would have tried to get my hands on the idiot in charge of the person driving the bulldozer; and probably I would now either be sitting in an Israeli jail, or after that, I'd be at the airport with my deportation papers.

143 posted on 03/17/2003 12:53:34 PM PST by First_Salute
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To: nolaw0ady
How most of you can sleep at night is beyond me.

This wasn't some helpless young girl struck down in her prime by terrorists. She choose to go to Israel and inject herself into one side of a civil war. The look of sheer hate on her face in the pictures of her burning the flag ... OUR flag - is beyond my comprehension. She is no more a victim than Joey Buttafooco. I save my compassion for the innocent.

144 posted on 03/17/2003 12:54:20 PM PST by dirtboy (Render yourself invisible to the media - attend a Rally for America today!)
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To: Reeses
... And, she gave her life trying to protect those that are unable to protect themselves."

Ehhhm sorry, lets get it straight. She gave her life trying to protect some terrorist's worthless property.

145 posted on 03/17/2003 12:55:22 PM PST by rageaholic
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To: aristeides
But the people on this and other threads who are praising and/or justifying her death are also stupid. They are giving ammunition to supporters of her cause.

Incorrect. She was not killed by a malicious intent, but by that of her zealous beliefs.

Many laughed at the picture of those Islamic men cutting their own heads. Does that give ammunition to their cause? If so, it's very little.

146 posted on 03/17/2003 12:55:24 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: finnman69
Yep.
147 posted on 03/17/2003 12:56:34 PM PST by First_Salute
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To: Ya Basta
Racism? CHECK!
Children? CHECK!
war-monger? CHECK!
racist war? CHECK!
reactionary?CHECK!
Innocent lives? CHECK!
Christian crusades? CHECK!
capitalist freedom? CHECK!
Israeli occupation? CHECK!
indigenous people? CHECK!
x billion of military aid? CHECK!

I must say that is an impressive use of liberal cliches and talking points. Got most of them covered. Good thing original thinking or any kind of thinking didn't interfere with the message. Next time, to save your energy, and ours too, since you have apparently never heard of paragraphs either, just limit your posts to a list of these cliches! Or just say: "RACISCM!!!" Or "FASCISM!!!" Or even "ORWELLIAN MCCARTHISM!!!"

148 posted on 03/17/2003 12:56:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Someone left the cake out in the rain I dont think that I can take it coz it took so long to bake it)
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To: MikalM
Even money that she could've survived but some Palestinian activist finished her off so that they could kill an American and have an American martyr all at once.
149 posted on 03/17/2003 12:58:56 PM PST by Celtjew Libertarian (No more will we pretend that our desire/For liberty is number-cold and has no fire.)
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To: First_Salute
She's trying to show solidarity. I think the bulldozer demonstrated her liquidity instead.

The Israeli demolition is a proportionate and humane response to homicide bombing, targeting empty buildings instead of pregnant women and children.

If you choose to join the side that bombs babies, how can I feel any sympathy for you?


150 posted on 03/17/2003 12:59:54 PM PST by Norman Conquest
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