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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The most obvious question being, "What the hell do you have to do to kill a freekin' bulldozer?"
Oops Rachel, you were on the wrong side. I feel for her parent’s sadness, but their daughter chose her own fate.
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.
Patron saint of pancakes.
Momma was an grader, Poppa was a crane...
“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!
The girl’s parents and that hideous school she attended killed her.
Mr. and Mrs. Corrie, Rachel is 100% responsible for her death. Glad I could help.
Nicely done HaikuGuy
I agree that sad as it is this woman made a decision and it cost her her life
“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.
They should read a book.
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.
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
Toyota denies any responsibility.
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.
(shamelessly stolen from a previous St. Jemimah thread...)
Yes! Darwin Award! I had exactly that same thought.
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!
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.
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.
OK, that’s funny!
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.
Here is an answer........teach your children not to stand in front of operating construction equipment....and always wear clean underwear.....
"It looks just like her... from the SIDE."
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.)
They’re ignoring the most basic rule of a campaign of endless litigation — time gives the advantage to the defendant, not the plantiff.
She was a victim of her own raging hate. Good riddance.
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.
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.