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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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To: Redcoat LI; yonif; Salem
I would like to thank Rachel Corrie for the humerous pictures that will be posted on this thread.

You ask, we deliver.


21 posted on 03/01/2004 2:29:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Jaded
I doubt it; they seem to be as stupid as she was.
22 posted on 03/01/2004 2:30:35 PM PST by gedeon3
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To: yonif

23 posted on 03/01/2004 2:32:22 PM PST by SJackson (The Passion: Where were all the palestinians?)
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To: yonif
A 'tribute' to Rachel Corrie

Sponsored by Caterpiller.

24 posted on 03/01/2004 2:34:33 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Resolve to perform what you must; perform without fail that what you resolve.)
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To: yonif
Look at me, Look at me, Look at me...am I attracting attention yet?
26 posted on 03/01/2004 2:35:00 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids (When the going gets tough, liberals quit......thats why they can't lead us post 9-11)
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids
CRRRRRRRRRUUUNNNNCCCCHHHH
27 posted on 03/01/2004 2:35:51 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids (When the going gets tough, liberals quit......thats why they can't lead us post 9-11)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

28 posted on 03/01/2004 2:37:34 PM PST by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: yonif
Great! Are we gonna have to listen to the Liberals ranting about Hamas soldier Rachel Corrie's suicide by bulldozer for the next 2 weeks?
29 posted on 03/01/2004 2:39:18 PM PST by SAMWolf (I just blew $5000 on a reincarnation seminar. I figured, hey, you only live once.)
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids
I was hoping for more pics, must read later bump!
30 posted on 03/01/2004 2:40:21 PM PST by cmsgop ( HAS ANYONE SEEN Spalding Grey ??)
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To: yonif
I want to thank Rachel Corre for the good laugh I got from her demise. Squashed flat defending a terrorist's house and plastic furniture, what a joke.
31 posted on 03/01/2004 2:41:49 PM PST by rageaholic
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To: Sloth
My 18 month old son loves this picture...says "tractor vroom vroom" and claps his hands...
32 posted on 03/01/2004 2:42:27 PM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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To: yonif
"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...."

This image is certainly a fake.


33 posted on 03/01/2004 2:42:47 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Intellectuals exist only if you believe they do. )
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids; yonif
It could have been worse for Rachel. She could have been on an Israeli bus and been burned, blinded and with her legs blown off. But the people she praised were the ones doing that and she stood in front of a bulldozer, with full warning unlike the innocent bus people...
34 posted on 03/01/2004 2:43:58 PM PST by xJones
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To: cmsgop
Shake and Bake!


35 posted on 03/01/2004 2:45:03 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Intellectuals exist only if you believe they do. )
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The world is a marginally better place, with Rachel Corrie out of it.
36 posted on 03/01/2004 2:45:40 PM PST by kaylar
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ahhh..thats the stuff....
37 posted on 03/01/2004 2:58:17 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: kaylar
It is with great sadness that the FOUNDATION for MISGUIDED YOUNG PEOPLE remembers the untimely death of RACHEL CORRIE of OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON in the UNITED STATES. Rachel showed her devotion to “progressive activism” by jumping in front of a moving bulldozer in the Gaza Strip about 20 miles west of the Israeli city of Beersheva. The bulldozer was about to demolish the home of a young man who had just blown himself up on a public bus. Like most collisions between bulldozers and people, it was not a pretty sight. She was not wearing a seat belt, and the front of the bulldozer did not have an airbag. Rachel really believed in her cause and wanted to make a statement. Her fellow “progressive activists” claim the bulldozer ran her over deliberately, but most people learn very early in life not to jump in front of moving heavy construction equipment. Really, think about it, have you ever seen anyone being chased by a bulldozer???

It is a terrible shame that Rachel will never grow up and out of her crazy, left wing ideas on how the world can be made a better place. She will never get married, have children, buy a home in the ‘burbs and a minivan and vote republican (or even liberal democrat) like every other mature person. She will never have a chance to tell her children about the stupid things she did when she was younger. She will never know the fear of putting her children on an airplane; knowing that the al-Qaida terrorist group has acquired shoulder launched anti-aircraft missiles for use against American civilian aircraft. She will never again have to take her shoes off at an airport to show she is not a terrorist hiding a bomb. But at least we know, that Rachel has achieved martyr status, enjoying eternity with 70 (or is it 72?) black eyed, male virgins. Maybe 2 of the them are Uday and Qusay Hussein.

HOW YOU CAN HELP "HONOR" RACHEL CORRIE:

Andy Warhol said that in the future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Rachel got only about 4 minutes on ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN. Call up these networks and tell them you want the other 11 minutes.

Buy lots of imported oil. This will help our allies; the Saudis (whose country is 95 times larger than Israel) fight on against the evil Zionist empire. Hopefully they won’t use any of that money to send more of their people to crash planes into our tall buildings.

Never discuss how any particular ethnic group likes to hijacks airplanes. Remember, someday a Buddhist monk, an Eskimo or a Mormon may hijack a plane and then you will feel really dumb.

Do not buy anything from Victoria's Secret. Their products are used by Zionists in their mating rituals, hence producing MORE ZIONISTS!!!!. To make sure you never buy any of these products by mistake, we urge to spend several hours visiting their website.

Boycott McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Starbucks since they are really agents of “American cultural imperialism”. Learn why everyone is talking about TOFU!!!!!.

Do not buy celphones from Erickson, Nokia or Motorola. Zionists work at these companies. Simply buy 2 paper cups and a long piece of string and tie them together. As an added bonus, no more long term contracts.

Boycott the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. They are very popular in Israel. There are many used manual typewriters on sale at flea markets and garage sales. As for email, you can always use your low-tech communication device. (the 2 cups with the string).

Repeat the following statement out loud several times a day:

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS NOT MARTIN SHEEN.

Send an angry letter to the president of Caterpillar, the manufacturer of the bulldozer. Tell them the radical left has a lot of influence with Midwestern farmers and construction workers.

Send a lot of emails to high government officials in many countries. I am sure they don't get enough email from crackpots.

Anytime you meet a Jewish person in your town, scream at the top of your lungs that they are a “ZIONIST BLOODSUCKER”. This in NOT racism, it is “progressive activism”.

If you are diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, do not use a medication called INTERFERON in your course of chemotherapy. It may be very effective, but it is manufactured by the TEVA pharmaceutical company in Tel Aviv, Israel. In fact, you should picket the cancer ward of any hospital that offers it.

If you are in college, you may know an angry left wing nut that lives down the hall in your dormitory. Politely listen and smile when he explains the subtle differences between communism, socialism, Marxism, Leninism, Stalinism, and Trotskyism. He will tell you why he believes in one and not the other. Really, they do mean well.

They will also tell you that the former Soviet Union, China, Cuba and North Korea are not true communism. That someday a wonderful communist country will arise in the United States after we realize that the Free Enterprise system is so bad. Just smile and look at your watch and tell them you are late for an appointment or something.

BE CAREFUL, angry leftists have no sense of humor. Any joke you make will send them into a tirade about how you are ruining the lives of people in other countries by buying things that they make.

WARNING---- DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES QUESTION HER BELIEFS. She may get so angry that her brain may explode, leaving a terrible mess on your new sofa and drapes.

Ask them what evil capitalist corporations their parent’s work for to pay for their tuition.

Even better, introduce them to someone who has ever lived in a communist country. It will be more entertaining then a WWF wrestling match.

Excerpted from rachal_ism

38 posted on 03/01/2004 2:58:40 PM PST by SAMWolf (I just blew $5000 on a reincarnation seminar. I figured, hey, you only live once.)
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To: yonif
Rachel Corrie moved.

She is in a new flat.

39 posted on 03/01/2004 3:00:34 PM PST by N. Theknow (John Kerry is nothing more than Ted Kennedy without a dead girl in the car.)
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To: yonif
I really should not be enjoying the death of a stupid, naive girl. But I can't help myself....
40 posted on 03/01/2004 3:02:47 PM PST by Modernman ("The strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must." - Thucydides)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

She's already been immortalized. After all, she's been "Scattered, Smothered & Covered".....

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

41 posted on 03/01/2004 3:02:53 PM PST by mhking (Summon the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!)
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To: Jaded
Like the Walker-Lindhs, the Corrie parents were liberal enablers whose foolish indoctrination created and bred offspring that would do harm to the US..
42 posted on 03/01/2004 3:04:31 PM PST by cardinal4 (Terrence Maculiffe-Ariolimax columbianus (hint- its a gastropod.....)
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To: JoJo Gunn
No kidding....
43 posted on 03/01/2004 3:05:10 PM PST by cmsgop ( HAS ANYONE SEEN Spalding Grey ??)
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To: yonif
I think that Rachel Corrie is Palestinian lunatic speak for Kent State. She got what she deserved and she will NOT be missed.
44 posted on 03/01/2004 3:14:22 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: BlackElk
Do you think Rachel would like to have a "do over?"
45 posted on 03/01/2004 3:17:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: yonif

46 posted on 03/01/2004 3:19:05 PM PST by Spruce
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To: rageaholic
I'm celebrating the anniversary of her demise by eating lots of flapjacks, each one representing her squished flat.
47 posted on 03/01/2004 3:21:13 PM PST by John Frum
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To: yonif
I want to thank Rachel for selflessly giving up her young, promising life to grease a bulldozer's treads. And for providing endless giggles for people who refuse to wrap stupidity in martyrdom.
48 posted on 03/01/2004 3:24:49 PM PST by IronJack
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To: BlackElk
She got what she wanted: terrorist martyrdom.
49 posted on 03/01/2004 3:32:21 PM PST by weegee (Election 2004: Re-elect President Bush... Don't feed the trolls.)
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