Skip to comments.An Open Letter to Rachel Corrie's Parents
Posted on 10/13/2005 7:03:36 AM PDT by Hunden
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Corrie:
By now your open letter to the world, "A Call to Action; Rachel's Words Live", has been reprinted in many different media outfits, including the viciously anti-Jewish Counterpunch magazine , in the Guardian, and was even published in Hebrew in Israel's far-leftist anti-Zionist daily Haaretz.
You begin your epistle by recalling that your daughter was "killed by an Israeli bulldozer", but you neglect to mention the circumstances under which she was so killed (nor the fact that she died from her injuries while under Palestinian medical care). You then add,
"She had been working in Rafah with a nonviolent resistance organisation, the International Solidarity Movement, trying to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes and wells."
She was not. She was trying to prevent the demolition of tunnels used to smuggle weapons for Palestinian terrorists seeking to murder Jewish civilians. The ISM openly endorses Palestinian "armed struggle" against Jewish children and civilians and openly collaborates with terrorists. It has hidden wanted terrorists and their weapons in its offices. It is an accomplice in murder. Two Arabs who entered Israel under ISM auspices blew up a Tel Aviv pub and murdered Jews. Lying is not the best way to drum up sympathy for your dead daughter.
Your daughter was in Rafiah to serve as a human shield to defend and promote Palestinian terrorism. The International Solidarity Movement is a pro-terrorist, pro-violence anti-Semitic organization that your daughter chose to join. You pretend that your daughter died trying to protect an "innocent house". You are lying again. That "innocent house" was camouflage for a not-so-innocent terrorist smuggling tunnel and the residents of that innocent house knew all about the tunnel.
Your daughter was in a war zone as a belligerent, as one who had - perhaps wittingly and perhaps not - recruited herself on behalf of a genocidal movement of Arab fascists seeking to destroy Israel and murder as many Jews as possible. Your daughter died while interfering with an anti-terror operation carried out by an army in a land in which she had no business being at all, after having lied upon entering that foreign country at the instructions of her ISM superiors. Your demand that I feel your pain at the loss of your daughter, yet your daughter died as part of her efforts to prevent Israel from destroying tunnels into Gaza from Egypt through which explosives are smuggled for the purpose of murdering my children. Your daughter conscripted herself as an aid for those seeking to murder my children.
The raison d'etre of the ISM is to assist Palestinian terrorists murder Jewish children, and to prevent all Israeli efforts to fight that campaign of murder. Your daughter foolishly put herself in harm's way by challenging a large bulldozer and placing herself in a position where the operator could not see her. You know damned well that the bulldozer operator was not seeking to harm your daughter. And you know damned well that no harm would have fallen her had she not decided to "play chicken" with the machine, about as responsible a form of behavior as running across unlit segments of LA freeways at midnight.
"We had not understood the devastating nature of the Palestinians' situation."
Of course you have never expressed any interest in the devastating nature of the Jews' situation. The Jews have been battling Arab fascism and terrorism for a hundred years, before, during, and after the Nazi Holocaust of six million Jews. Your daughter was allied with those seeking to continue the perpetration of nazi-like atrocities against randomly selected Jews. You smugly praise the propaganda play about your daughter in London, which ignored all the other Rachels, the Jewish women victims of terror in Israel, who were murdered by the genocidal terrorists with whom your daughter's ISM friends collaborate.
Your daughter, and apparently you as well, never had any understanding of the Middle East conflict. The Middle East conflict is NOT about the right to self-determination of Palestinian Arabs, but rather is about the right to self-determination of Israeli Jews. For a century the Arabs have attempted to block any expression of Jewish self- determination, using violence, armed aggression, and terrorism. The Arabs today control 22 countries and territory nearly twice the size of the United States. They refuse to share even a fraction of one percent of the Middle East with Jews, even in a territory smaller than New Jersey.
The Arab countries invented the imaginary Palestinian "people" and their imaginary "plight" after 196 7 as a propaganda ploy in imitation of the German campaign on behalf of Südeten self-determination in the 1930s. Just like the struggle for "Südeten liberation" was nothing more than a fig leaf for the German aggression aimed at annihilating Czechoslovakia, so the struggle for "Palestinian liberation" is nothing more than a jihad to destroy Israel and its population. And it is in support of that goal that the ISM operates, even taking its operational orders from the terror leaders.
"Clearly, our daughter has become a positive symbol for people."
I am afraid you are mistaken. Your daughter has become a symbol for dangerous foolhardiness. She committed suicide as an empty gesture meant to assist murderers and terrorists.
You want the world to mourn for your daughter, who died as part of her efforts to assist those trying to murder my children. You demand on the pages of anti-Semitic propaganda web magazines that the world mourn your daughter, but you do not have a single word of sympathy for the families of the thousands of innocent victims of the terrorists with whom your daughter chose to ally herself.
Signed, Steven Plaut
Rachel Corrie joined the International Solidarity Movement...but the experience ultimately left her a little flat.
this is a perfect example of why liberals need to be sterilized. bulldozers do not have nationality, they are a mechanical thing. this reminds me of the guy a few years back who laid down in front of a train that was supposedly delivering weapons to an army base near san francisco. guess what happened to him? yes, he has no legs now, that is what trains do, espeically the american trains carrying american weapons. i like our trains, so im allowing them to claim american citizenship. rachel simply had bad parents, no more and no less.
And yet I did search for a previous post before doing my own.
Do you know why I didn't find this one?
I did a search with the words Open Letter. Sometimes even if you do the title it doesn't come out. I've done that so many times. Turns out Key words are the best to use. Like Letter or Open Letter. Then you have to do some scrolling because there may be quite a few posts with the words Letter in the title.
Now that's cold steel. A little sympathy, please, for Jew-hating, U.S. flag-burning Pancake Girl!
Posthumously awarded honorary membership in the Flat Earth Society.
Maybe two successive searches with two different key words are in order.