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A 'tribute' to Rachel Corrie
Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 1, 2004 | RUHAMA SHATTAN

Posted on 03/01/2004 2:18:59 PM PST by yonif

March 16 is the first anniversary of Rachel Corrie's death. I want to thank Corrie for the explosives that flow freely from Egypt to Gaza, via the smuggling tunnels under the Gaza homes that she died defending.

Perhaps it was these explosives that in the year since her martyrdom – oops, death – have been strapped around suicide bombers to blow up city buses and restaurants in Israeli cities, particularly in Jerusalem, killing men, women, and schoolchildren (two of them classmates of my daughter and her friend in the February 22, 2004 bombing), and leaving hundreds more widows, orphans, and bereaved parents.

On the first anniversary of her death, I want to thank Rachel Corrie for showing Palestinian children how to despise America as she snarled, burned an American flag, and led them in chanting slogans, and as she gave "evidence" at a Young Palestinian Parliament mock trial finding President Bush guilty of crimes against humanity.

Perhaps her help in fanning the flames of violent anti-American sentiment led to the October 2003 bombing of the Fulbright delegation to Gaza to interview scholarship candidates, killing three. There will be no new crop of Palestinian Fulbright scholars this fall.

ON THE first anniversary of her death, I wanted to thank Rachel Corrie for providing her organization, the Palestinian-sponsored International Solidarity Movement, with the opportunity to release a manipulated photo sequence "showing" an Israeli military bulldozer deliberately crushing her. (I would also like to thank AP and The Christian Science Monitor for taking up the baton and immortalizing this cynical ISM stunt.)

On the first anniversary of her death, I want to thank Rachel Corrie for showing the way to all those who seek peace in the Middle East. Unfortunately, Corrie's peace, as anyone familiar with the PLO, Fatah, Hamas, and Hizbullah organizations that she defended with her life knows – or as anyone familiar with the weekly rants of the Friday preachers in the Palestinian mosques is aware – means not peaceful coexistence but the elimination of the State of Israel, and death to those they call "the usurping Jews, the sons of apes and pigs."

Thank you, Rachel Corrie, of Evergreen State University, where the profs wear khakis and keffiyehs at graduation ceremonies, for showing us what peace really means.

The writer is a translator, editor, and writer who has lived in Israel since 1976.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Washington; War on Terror
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1 posted on 03/01/2004 2:19:00 PM PST by yonif
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To: SJackson; Yehuda; Nachum; Paved Paradise; Thinkin' Gal; Bobby777; adam_az; Alouette; IFly4Him; ...
Ping.
2 posted on 03/01/2004 2:19:22 PM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: yonif
Mmmmm.....pancakes.




Where's Bob the Builder when ya need him?
3 posted on 03/01/2004 2:20:50 PM PST by RabidBartender
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To: yonif
I like it...
4 posted on 03/01/2004 2:21:21 PM PST by dakine
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To: yonif
"CRUNCH" bump
5 posted on 03/01/2004 2:21:49 PM PST by Stopislamnow
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
6 posted on 03/01/2004 2:23:16 PM PST by SJackson (The Passion: Where were all the palestinians?)
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To: Stopislamnow
I wonder if her parents have seen this moving tribute? Do they comprehend what their daughter embraced?
7 posted on 03/01/2004 2:23:54 PM PST by Jaded
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To: yonif
Does anybody know if she made the Darwin Awards?
8 posted on 03/01/2004 2:24:13 PM PST by putupjob
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To: yonif
Just the 'Tribute' she deserves.

So9

9 posted on 03/01/2004 2:24:49 PM PST by Servant of the 9 (Goldwater Republican)
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To: yonif
I raise my spatula in honor of Rachel "Dozer" Corrie. Flipper her over, I think this side's done.
10 posted on 03/01/2004 2:25:40 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: Sloth; dennisw; Alouette; Diogenesis
A 'tribute' to Rachel Corrie

You know what that means...

11 posted on 03/01/2004 2:25:55 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: yonif
I would like to thank Rachel Corrie for the humerous pictures that will be posted on this thread.

Your death was not in vain,Freak.
12 posted on 03/01/2004 2:26:04 PM PST by Redcoat LI ("If you're going to shoot,shoot,don't talk" Tuco BenedictoPacifico Juan Maria Ramirez)
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To: Jaded
Do they comprehend

...anything? Nope. They're as clueless as their daughter.

13 posted on 03/01/2004 2:27:39 PM PST by FourPeas
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To: yonif

14 posted on 03/01/2004 2:27:58 PM PST by Pokey78 (Steyn: Leftists demonize Wolfowitz because his name begins with a big scary animal and ends Jewishly)
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To: yonif
A well deserved tribute.
15 posted on 03/01/2004 2:28:10 PM PST by spodefly (I am compelled to place text in this area.)
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To: yonif
How about burning a picture of her at evergreen university, if she can do the flag maybe the tribute should be the same for her.
16 posted on 03/01/2004 2:28:27 PM PST by dts32041 ( "Repeal the 16th and 17th amendments.")
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To: yonif
Time to bring back my poem from last year.

Rachel Corrie

Poor, stupid, misguided girl, who embraced terror in her pale arms,
Pretty in a wan, unsmiling, tomboyish way, when in repose.
Was there ever, going from Burning Man to the path bulldozed,
A sign she walked a road of danger? Where were death's grim alarms?

The death of anyone lessens me, yet I do not feel smaller;
If anything, a touch enlarged by a thug gone from this world.
Her distorted face, as she burned a crayon-drawn flag unfurled --
There! There is death in her eyes, a death-curse in her enraged holler.

American and Jew, I could twice be a burning man by her,
Yet my thoughts are torn between rival, argumentative factions,
The parent sees horror; the survivor, evolution in action;
The absurdist laughs like the children, when she set the flag afire.

In the end, I think it best that we heap the mock upon her,
And slow the march of foolish fools, who seek to gain such "honor."
17 posted on 03/01/2004 2:28:45 PM PST by Celtjew Libertarian (Shake Hands with the Serpent: Poetry by Charles Lipsig aka Celtjew http://books.lulu.com/lipsig)
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To: yonif
Here's my tribute to a terrorist sympathizer:


18 posted on 03/01/2004 2:28:51 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Intellectuals exist only if you believe they do. )
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To: yonif
March 16, eh? Methinks it needs to be officially named CorrieCakes Day in the FourPeas household.
19 posted on 03/01/2004 2:29:31 PM PST by FourPeas
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To: yonif
As President Bush said after 9/11, if you aid a terrorist, you are a terrorist.
20 posted on 03/01/2004 2:29:32 PM PST by Spok
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