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A Just Verdict in the Rachel Corrie Case
FrontPage Magazine ^ | Aug 29th, 2012 | Steven Plaut

Posted on 08/29/2012 5:27:45 AM PDT by SJackson

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A Just Verdict in the Rachel Corrie Case

Posted By Steven Plaut On August 29, 2012 @ 12:19 am In FrontPage | 8 Comments

It is now official.  Rachel Corrie, the patron saint of the pro-terror radical Left and its Islamofascist allies, essentially committed suicide in order to assist Palestinian terrorists.  She was not killed by Israel.  Israel had no particular reason to want her dead (as opposed to deported).

The Haifa District court just tossed out a petition by the clueless parents of Corrie.  They had sought damages and a court proclamation that Israel was at fault in their daughter’s death.  Instead, Judge Oded Gershon made it very clear that Rachel Corrie, the US-flag-burning groupie of Islamofascism, was responsible for her own death.  She intentionally placed herself in harm’s way in order to interfere with Israeli military anti-terror operations in Gaza.  She did so in a place where Palestinian terrorists had fired at Israeli troops just hours earlier.  The Israeli troops were there to destroy smuggling tunnels beneath residential buildings, tunnels used to smuggle in explosives, missiles, and other weapons.  Things used by the Gazan terrorists to murder Jewish children and other living things.

Corrie had been sent to Gaza as part of a Solidarity-with-genocidal-Hamas-murderers delegation organized by the pro-jihad “International Solidarity Movement” or ISM.  The ISM openly endorses Palestinian mass murder of Jews and has collaborated with terrorists, including in hiding their weapons and sheltering wanted murderers.  The ISM notoriously hosted two terrorists the day before they murdered several Israelis at the “Mike’s Place” tavern in Tel Aviv in 2003.

Corrie entered Gaza to serve as a human shield for Hamas mass murderers.  On March 16, 2003 she decided to play chicken with a large Israeli earth mover.  The irony is that the driver would have stopped and capitulated to Corrie’s shenanigans if he had seen her.  But he did not and struck her.  She later died while in Palestinian medical facilities, probably due to medical incompetence by the staff.  There have been rumors that her bulldozer stunt was designed to draw Israeli soldiers out in the open to be targeted by Palestinian gunfire.

Since then the totalitarian Left and neo-Nazis have beatified Corrie.   She is the darling of the Iranian Holocaust deniers.  A ridiculous theater play has been making the circuits proclaiming Corrie a victim, rather than an accomplice of terror.  She is celebrated by David Duke and the neo-Nazis, as well as the neo-Stalinist Left.    The most lasting images of Corrie was of her face contorted with rage as she burned an American flag. 

When Reuters reported that Palestinians “honored” her after her death in a “symbolic funeral” by flying US flags, James Taranto from the Wall Street Journal remarked that if Corrie were still alive, no doubt she’d have burned the flags.  Even the far-Left Mother Jones magazine considers her a dangerous and deluded little twit.  The Israeli army investigated the death and concluded that Corrie had effectively committed suicide.  The Haifa court agreed.

Later other ISM activists were injured when they put themselves in the middle of firefights, started when the PLO would fire on Israelis, and – like Corrie – they were injured.  One other died trying to protect those terrorists from Israelis shooting back. In the case of the death of ISM member Tom Hurndall, the ISM led a worldwide campaign to demonize the soldier who shot him. Ironically, it turned out the soldier who shot Hurndall was an Arab Bedouin patriot living in Israel and serving in the Israeli military.

Corrie’s parents have been serving as a SWAT team of Israel bashing and as apologists for their daughter’s terrorist comrades and for her behavior.  They frequently come to Gaza to show their support for the same Hamas terrorists their daughter served.  Ironically, on one occasion the terrorists kidnapped the Corrie parents, but then quickly released them when it became clear that they were far more valuable assets for terrorism while they run about free.   The Corrie lobby has never had any interest in any of the Rachels, Jewish women named Rachel, who were victims of the Palestinian terrorists assisted by Rachel and her ISM friends.  And there have been quite a few of those.  The Corries have been leading the jihad against the Caterpiller company because it sells equipment to Israel.

When the Corrie parents began their legal assault against Israel here in Haifa where I live, I published the following “greeting” to them.  I reprint here a small excerpt, which is still relevant:

The city of Haifa is still recovering from the trauma of the summer of 2006, when it, along with the rest of northern Israel, was targeted by thousands of Katyusha rockets, fired from southern Lebanon by Hizbullah terrorists. Haifa has also been targeted by several suicide bombers who carried out mass murders against civilians in buses and restaurants.  Now Haifa is about to become the victim of yet another indignity. It is to be the scene for a legal assault by the parents of Rachel Corrie….

You (the parents) have stated, “She (Rachel) had been working in Rafah with a nonviolent resistance organization, the International Solidarity Movement, trying to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes and wells.”

Homes and wells, huh?

Well, she was not. Rachel was trying to prevent the demolition of tunnels used to smuggle weapons for Palestinian terrorists seeking to murder Jewish civilians. … Your daughter was in a war zone as a belligerent, on behalf of a movement of Arab fascists seeking to destroy Israel and murder as many Jews as possible. ..

You demand that we feel your pain at the loss of your daughter, yet your daughter conscripted herself as an accomplice for those seeking to murder my children. You feel no pain for the scores of martyrs in my own city of Haifa murdered by those same terrorists.

Your write, “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 essentially committed suicide as an empty gesture to assist murderers and terrorists.

You want the world to mourn for your daughter, who died while working with monsters out to murder our children. On the pages of anti-Semitic propaganda web magazines you denounce Israel, but you do not have a single word of sympathy for the families of the thousands of innocent Israeli victims of the terrorists with whom your daughter chose to ally herself.

On behalf of the citizens of Haifa, all of whom your daughter’s Hamas friends are trying to murder, I remain,

Steven Plaut



TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: corrie; islamofascism; israel; pancakesforpalestine; rachelcorrie; radicalleft; verdict; waronterror

1 posted on 08/29/2012 5:27:46 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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2 posted on 08/29/2012 5:28:32 AM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: SJackson
The court turned down the plaintiff's case - FLAT!
3 posted on 08/29/2012 5:31:55 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SJackson

4 posted on 08/29/2012 5:47:37 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: SJackson

It’s a good day.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 5:49:39 AM PDT by daniel boob (This space for rent.)
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To: SJackson
She died for people who danced in the streets on 9/11, and would have danced just as hard if she had been in either tower....fool.
6 posted on 08/29/2012 5:58:15 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: SJackson
Maybe it makes me a bad person, but I could give two shits about these whack-job parents, and the corpse of a moonbat daughter.

You want to stand in front a bulldozer? Fine...you do that. But I will be damned if I shed ONE tear when you get turned into hamburger.

Actions have consequences, and your actions caused this consequence.Welcome to that thing in life called 'Free will'.

I say this as a father, and I just do not have any sympathy for any of the actions that have happened in this case.

Call me heartless I guess..

7 posted on 08/29/2012 6:01:13 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: SJackson

Just finished watching Eichmann on Youtube. Corrie would’ve felt a kindred spirit with him.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 6:02:19 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: SJackson

http://docstalk.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-forgotten-rachels.html


9 posted on 08/29/2012 6:06:22 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Fedupwithit

10 posted on 08/29/2012 6:12:26 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: SJackson
I would feel sympathy if she had just been a naive, peace-and-love hippy who was too clueless to understand what was going on.

But the look of rage and hatred in her eyes as she celebrated burning a makeshift US flag with a group of small Arab children in that series of photographs - well, that showed that she knew exactly what she was doing.

She was a conscious supporter of terrorism, becoming more active and vocal after 9/11 than she had been before.

So I feel zero sympathy for her, or for the parents who raised her in that ideology.

11 posted on 08/29/2012 6:17:56 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SJackson

Interestingly the media seems to have Anglicized her last name as Corrie.

I am virtually certain that it was originally spelled Khoury.
We have a number of Middle-Eastern families around here by that last name.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 6:18:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SJackson

Dead Rachel

Dead Rachel

Dead Rachel ain't much fun

She don't come when you call

She don't chase Jews at all

Dead Rachel ain't much fun

My Rachel died late last fall

She's still rotting in the hall

Dead Rachel ain't much fun, no no no

Mom says Rachel's days are through

She's going to throw him in the stew

Dead Rachel ain't much fun

Dead Rachel (Dead dead dead) dead Rachel

Dead Rachel ain't much fun

(Come on everybody out there, sing along ok?)

(Dead dead dead) dead Rachel

(Dead dead dead) dead Rachel

(Dead dead dead) dead Rachel ain't much fun

(One more time for rolling resca)

Dead Rachel

Dead Rachel

13 posted on 08/29/2012 6:22:47 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: SJackson
Wannabe terrorist/supporter is dead...


Good!
14 posted on 08/29/2012 6:23:08 AM PDT by dagoofyfoot
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To: SJackson
Flatten the pic of Rachel with your mouse:


15 posted on 08/29/2012 6:35:17 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: SJackson

Great read! Thanks for posting.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 6:35:41 AM PDT by octex
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To: Fedupwithit
Call me heartless I guess I'm right there with you.

IF Corrie's parents had just sued the IDF, I suppose a case could be made that they were "looking for justice for their dead daughter", or somesuch. I'd still not be sympathetic, but I'd at least understand.

However, they ALSO sued Caterpillar, because the company's pockets are deeper and they don't want negative PR.

So, IMHO, the Corries are ultimately just another Dim sponge, looking to get something for nothing. To Hell with them.

17 posted on 08/29/2012 6:45:20 AM PDT by wbill
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To: SJackson
"Mr & Mrs Corrie? Your daughter was a
DUMB ASS!"


18 posted on 08/29/2012 6:53:50 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: SJackson

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SJackson

I think the verdict is a just one. I still think it is sad that a young woman lost her life, even if she was a deluded girl fighting for the wrong cause and it was her own fault.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 6:58:49 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: SJackson
The Bulldozing of Flat Rachel Corrie

There are strange things done in the blazing sun
By fools who toil for causes.
The desert sands have their Arab bands
Who have seen less wins than losses.

The Mid-East blights have seen queer sights;
But the queerest of all, the most gory
Was that day on the tip of the Gaza Strip
When I bulldozed flat Rachel Corrie.

Rachel Corrie came from Isle of Maury,
Where the liberal breeds and grows.
Why she left her gang out west to hang
With the rags, God only knows.

She was never told that the lands of old
Had a Hebrew tale to tell;
And she’d often say in her churlish way,
“Those Jews should burn in Hell!”

On March 16, our ragtime queen
Made herself a human shield.
It was 5 PM and the light was dim
When in her horn she squealed.

“Now stop right there while I prepare
For a sit-in, brave and burly.”
But she was not seen and our ragtime queen
Became a sandy and gritty girlie.

There are strange things done in the blazing sun
By fools who toil for causes.
The desert sands have their Arab bands
Who have seen less wins than losses.

The Mid-East blights have seen queer sights;
But the queerest of all, the most gory
Was that day on the tip of the Gaza Strip
When I bulldozed flat Rachel Corrie.


21 posted on 08/29/2012 7:16:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Callahan

Slightly off topic...yesterday a construction worker was killed in this area in a horrible accident. He got run over by a steam roller.

They have called in the world-famous forensic pathologist, Dr. Cyril Wecht, to perform an autopsy.

uhhhh.....cause of death was, HE GOT FLATTENED BY A STEAM ROLLER! So why pay Dr. Wecht’s substantial consulting fee?


22 posted on 08/29/2012 7:16:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
uhhhh.....cause of death was, HE GOT FLATTENED BY A STEAM ROLLER!


23 posted on 08/29/2012 7:21:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator


24 posted on 08/29/2012 7:30:13 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: SJackson

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=282965

US State Department: We understand Corries’ disappointment

The US State Department expressed its condolences to the family of Rachel Corrie on Tuesday after the Haifa District Court rejected their case earlier in the day, ruling that the IDF was not responsible for her death.

“We’ve worked with the family all through this process and we will continue to provide consular support. We understand the family’s disappointment with the outcome of the trial,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

Asked if the State Department shared this disappointment, Nuland noted that the family could yet appeal.

“It’s probably not productive to get into the middle of a legal process that may be ongoing,” Nuland said.


25 posted on 08/29/2012 7:41:22 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: SJackson

“You feel no pain for the scores of martyrs in my own city of Haifa murdered by those same terrorists.”

Precisely.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 8:02:26 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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