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Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death
CNN.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | By Paula Hancocks

Posted on 03/10/2010 6:29:51 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Jerusalem (CNN) -- A 23-year-old American activist stands in front of an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza. The bulldozer drives over her, crushing her to death. These are the facts.

Rachel Corrie, along with colleagues from the International Solidarity Movement, was trying to prevent Israel from bulldozing homes in Rafah, close to the Egyptian border. Her activism cost her her life in March 2003.

A colleague said at the time, "Many times the bulldozer came up to us and buried us with dirt, but they always stopped."

Corrie's parents want to know the truth about their daughter's death, whether the killing was intentional and who is accountable.

Craig and Cindy Corrie's civil suit against Israel's defense ministry starts in Haifa, Israel, on Wednesday -- a court date that took years to reach.

"The more we found out, the more likely that the killing was intentional, or at least incredibly reckless," Craig Corrie said. "And, as a former soldier, I was even in charge of bulldozers in Vietnam... You're responsible to know what's in front of that blade, and I believe that they did."

The Israeli military carried out a month-long investigation, which found no Israeli soldier was to blame.

"The armored bulldozer crew involved in the incident did not see Ms. Corrie, who was standing behind the mound of earth, and was unable to see her or hear her voice," the military said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bulldozer; darwin; darwinawardwinner; flat; idiot; ihopspecial; ism; israel; liberal; libtard; mmmmmpancakes; palestine; palestinian; pallywood; pancake; rachelcorrie; saintpancake; sds; shesdeadjim; socialists; stpancake; wanker; zot
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1 posted on 03/10/2010 6:29:52 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death

The most obvious question being, "What the hell do you have to do to kill a freekin' bulldozer?"

2 posted on 03/10/2010 6:32:31 AM PST by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oops Rachel, you were on the wrong side. I feel for her parent’s sadness, but their daughter chose her own fate.


3 posted on 03/10/2010 6:33:08 AM PST by brwnsuga (Black and Free!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well the picture in the paper showed the scene real well
Papa’s rig was buried in the local motel
The desk clerk said he saw it all real clear
He never hit the brakes, and he was shifting gears.


4 posted on 03/10/2010 6:33:09 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Her activism stupidity cost her her life in March 2003.
5 posted on 03/10/2010 6:33:12 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Patron saint of pancakes.


6 posted on 03/10/2010 6:33:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death

Momma was an grader, Poppa was a crane...

7 posted on 03/10/2010 6:33:36 AM PST by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death”

How’s about; the dumb biotch didn;t GTFO of the way, and expected combatants in a war zone to operate around her.

GIMME THEM PANCAKES!


8 posted on 03/10/2010 6:34:08 AM PST by Grunthor (Everyone hates the U.S. at least until they need liberated.)
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To: brwnsuga

The girl’s parents and that hideous school she attended killed her.


9 posted on 03/10/2010 6:34:12 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Corrie's parents want to know the truth about their daughter's death, whether the killing was intentional and who is accountable.

Mr. and Mrs. Corrie, Rachel is 100% responsible for her death. Glad I could help.

10 posted on 03/10/2010 6:34:23 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

11 posted on 03/10/2010 6:34:32 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Haiku Guy

Nicely done HaikuGuy

I agree that sad as it is this woman made a decision and it cost her her life


12 posted on 03/10/2010 6:35:25 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“You’re responsible to know what’s in front of that blade, and I believe that they did.”

I believe they did too. A bunch of dirt, a house and a liberal dumbf*ck raised by a couple of hippies.


13 posted on 03/10/2010 6:35:44 AM PST by Grunthor (Everyone hates the U.S. at least until they need liberated.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death

They should read a book.


14 posted on 03/10/2010 6:36:04 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Haiku Guy
"What the hell do you have to do to kill a freekin' bulldozer?"

Rest in peace, bulldozer. Your pancaking work is done.
15 posted on 03/10/2010 6:36:24 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Of course it was intentional. She stood in front of an armored bulldozer while it was moving.

If you jump on the train tracks and get run over, that’s intentional as well.


16 posted on 03/10/2010 6:36:47 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: wendy1946

So true.


17 posted on 03/10/2010 6:36:50 AM PST by brwnsuga (Black and Free!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

maybe Rachel Corrie was looking up into the sky watching the paper representing our flag burn?

How about this, when you arm wrestle with a bulldozer,,,you lose.

Rachel Corrie was caught FLAT FOOTED


18 posted on 03/10/2010 6:36:52 AM PST by South Dakota (Drill baby, drill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Many times the bulldozer came up to us and buried us with dirt, but they always stopped."

Darwin Award?

19 posted on 03/10/2010 6:37:18 AM PST by frithguild (I gave to Joe Wilson the day after, to Scott Brown seven days before and next to JD Hayworth.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Corrie's parents want to know the truth about their daughter's death, whether the killing was intentional and who is accountable.

Toyota denies any responsibility.

20 posted on 03/10/2010 6:38:39 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
 
 

21 posted on 03/10/2010 6:38:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: brwnsuga
Oops Rachel, you were on the wrong side

Yes, being in front of the blade of a moving bulldozer is definitely the wrong side of the bulldozer to be on.

I've often wondered, if a group decided they would stand in front of every car on the road to protest burning gasoline, how many of them would end up "accidentally" run over.

22 posted on 03/10/2010 6:38:51 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: RWGinger
Rachel Corrie committed suicide. No use D-9ing it...

(shamelessly stolen from a previous St. Jemimah thread...)

23 posted on 03/10/2010 6:39:22 AM PST by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: frithguild

Yes! Darwin Award! I had exactly that same thought.


24 posted on 03/10/2010 6:39:26 AM PST by cqnc (Don't Blame ME, I voted for the American!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer



25 posted on 03/10/2010 6:39:45 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who’s accountable? Easy. Saint Pancake stood her dumb ass in front of an armored Cat D9 and got it run over. PASS THE BISQUICK!

}:-)4


26 posted on 03/10/2010 6:40:13 AM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Her Parents were understandably deflated when they got the news that Rachael had flatlined after the incident, and were hard pressed to explain why they no longer frequent the neighborhood IHOP or accept rollover minutes from AT&T.


27 posted on 03/10/2010 6:42:01 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Our politicians are stupid and our policies unsustainable)
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To: Niteranger68

From time to time we should all think about what we would be willing to die for.

I am just sad that she set her standard so low.


28 posted on 03/10/2010 6:42:11 AM PST by super7man
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To: reagan_fanatic

OK, that’s funny!


29 posted on 03/10/2010 6:42:50 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gives the name ‘bleeding hearts” a new meaning... Poor bleeding hearts believe that if they offer their own lives up “to the cause”, that they can generate a kind of “then they’ll be sorry” response and stop the “inhumanity”, only to find, nobody really cares all that much. The image is like a child that throws a temper tantrum, dashing herself to the floor to garner sympathy, only to get a spanking.


30 posted on 03/10/2010 6:44:50 AM PST by dps.inspect
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here is an answer........teach your children not to stand in front of operating construction equipment....and always wear clean underwear.....


31 posted on 03/10/2010 6:46:21 AM PST by joe fonebone (CPAC.....Commies Playing At Conservatism)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

"It looks just like her... from the SIDE."

32 posted on 03/10/2010 6:46:50 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I guess she remained true to her pacifism and died appropriately. Note, that no Palestinian was run over. Palestinian’s must have just snickered when they saw this stupid American get run over, and then went back to their rocket launchers to finish prepping the next barrage for the Zionist pigs.
33 posted on 03/10/2010 6:46:53 AM PST by throwback
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To: Moose4

34 posted on 03/10/2010 6:49:00 AM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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... no longer frequent the neighborhood IHOP ...
 
 Yet they still held an official Rachel Corrie Pancake Breakfast.
 
Just. Wow.
 
 


35 posted on 03/10/2010 6:49:21 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
At least she is in a better place Now, pass the maple syrup!!!!
36 posted on 03/10/2010 6:52:01 AM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Whatever happened, standing near large, operational bulldozers is extremely dangerous under any circumstance. I’ve worked around them and always made sure to stay a goodly distance away.

That being said, I have little sympathy for this nutjob that got herself killed. And I say nutjob, because only a nutjob would fly all the way from America to stand in front of a Israeli bulldozer in Gaza for some ridiculous “cause”.

I’ve met folks like this before while I was in college, and recognize the symptoms. I knew one college girl whose creed was not to kill any living creature. She would let mosquitoes drink her blood and croon, “Have a drink little mosquito.” Even as young as I was then, I knew better than to attempt rational conversation with her.

Knowing what I know now, it would probably have been easy enough to literally drive her to insanity by explaining how her body killed billions of little animals every minute as they tried to invade and destroy her. I also know I wouldn’t have wanted to do that to her.

(I’ve also noticed that the nutjob guys seem to take to the high seas for adventures like crashing their tiny boats into giant Japanese sea trawlers, while the nutjob females tend to find land-based “causes” to sacrifice themselves for.)


37 posted on 03/10/2010 6:53:17 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They’re ignoring the most basic rule of a campaign of endless litigation — time gives the advantage to the defendant, not the plantiff.


38 posted on 03/10/2010 6:53:41 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She was a victim of her own raging hate. Good riddance.


39 posted on 03/10/2010 7:03:07 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I've often wondered, if a group decided they would stand in front of every car on the road to protest burning gasoline, how many of them would end up "accidentally" run over.

That depends on how many errands I have to run that day. If someone would be kind enough to tell me in advance, I'll save up all my errands for that day.

40 posted on 03/10/2010 7:03:19 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A 23-year-old American activist stands in front of an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza. The bulldozer drives over her, crushing her to death. These are the facts.

Never a good start when you have to misrepresent the facts. She tumbled off a perch into the path of the oncoming bulldozer and hit her head and body on the blade. She was never "run over" by the treads and the driver obviously wasn't trying to hurt her, she was trying to impede him. She was playing a game of chicken with the bulldozer and ignored the consequences of God's one-g at her own peril and cost. She was a hateful, spiteful, antisemite and I, for one, am glad she died.

41 posted on 03/10/2010 7:05:51 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: catnipman
“Have a drink little mosquito.”

Oddly enough, her behavior may be more rational, or at least more advantageous than it appears. When a mosquite bites, she injects a small amount of anticoagulant into the site of her bite. If allowed to finish her drink she will remove most of the anticoagulant before she leaves. It is the anticoagulant that causes the redness and swelling associated with a mosquito bite. Swatting a mosquito who has already bitten is probably worse than letting finish her drink. (Male mosquitos do not bite.)

42 posted on 03/10/2010 7:11:12 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Answer: try not to do stupid things.


43 posted on 03/10/2010 7:12:10 AM PST by ari-freedom (Rush:Remember to put your faith in ideas and not people. People will always, always disappoint you!)
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To: brwnsuga

I agree with you. I feel terrible for her parents. Wasn’t she willing to lay down her life for others, wasn’t that the whole purpose? Or was it all just for show? My guess is, the bulldozer driver didn’t mean to run over her. He probably thought she moved or miscalculated how far he had gone. At any rate unless you are truly willing to give up your life, don’t stand in front of a bulldozer.


44 posted on 03/10/2010 7:12:51 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think that was put on by the Palies.


45 posted on 03/10/2010 7:12:59 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Which is why - I regret to say - we on FR should stop with the pancake jokes. She fell on the dozer, she wan’t flattened, and believing otherwise plays into the hands of the left.


46 posted on 03/10/2010 7:14:34 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

You’re going to feel really bad later on....At IHOP!!!


47 posted on 03/10/2010 7:15:00 AM PST by ontap
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To: agere_contra

Never pass on the opportunity to tell a good pancake joke!!!!


48 posted on 03/10/2010 7:16:06 AM PST by ontap
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Is that photo for real? These parents are excepted a painting from these people? They hate Christians, hate women, love death and hate Westerners. Are these people for real? OMG!


49 posted on 03/10/2010 7:16:52 AM PST by brwnsuga (Black and Free!!!)
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To: MsLady

Why feel terrible for her diehard, Leftist parents who spawned and taught this girl to hate Israel? She was the product of their own making.


50 posted on 03/10/2010 7:17:58 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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