Skip to comments.Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death
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.
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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.
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.)
Answer: try not to do stupid things.
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.
I think that was put on by the Palies.
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.
You’re going to feel really bad later on....At IHOP!!!
Never pass on the opportunity to tell a good pancake joke!!!!
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!
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.
It the parents giving the painting a couple years ago to Yasser.
Since Arafat has been dead for years I suspect the photo is not of the parents!!!
But the image of the little leftist, antisemite bigot getting squished is too gratifying to let go of.
Here’s their answer: Your daughter was stupid enough to stand in front of machine ran by human operator. She was killed through her own ignorance and attempted interference in another countries problems. While it is tragic that she is dead, she killed herself with her stupidity, a stupidity largely inherited and encouraged by her parents.
....Oh, yeah! He is dead isn’t he. ......nevermind (I take back my exasperation and disbelief...)
Here’s the answer, don’t stand in front of a bulldozer.
They gave the painting to him a few years ago while he was still wasting air.
Ha! Good one!