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Former Congressman 'Unsurprised' by Corrie Verdict
Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 09/01/2012 11:45:31 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

A former congressman who represented Rachel Corrie's district said on Thursday he was unsurprised by an Israeli court verdict to dismiss a civil suit filed by the family.

Speaking to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency, Democrat Brian Baird of Washington said the trial was undermined by Israel's failure to conduct a transparent investigation into Corrie’s death in 2003.

“The verdict was not a great surprise” because the outcome resulted from “a process that seemed designed to obfuscate the facts rather than clarify,” the ex-lawmaker said.

“Sadly, as I've come to understand, this is standard operating procedure” for many complaints alleging Israeli military misconduct, he said. “The case was dismissed without proper consideration.”

On Tuesday, a Haifa court ruled that Corrie caused her own death by intentionally remaining in front of an IDF bulldozer.

Judge Oded Gershon supported the IDF claim that the driver of the bulldozer could not see Corrie, who was protesting the 2003 demolitions of structure in Rafiah, Gaza.

The court noted that the case of Corrie is sad but that the young woman, who was 23 years old, was fully aware that she was in danger and that she could have prevented her own death by moving out of the path of the bulldozer.

Judge Gershon found the IDF free of blame and said it did not act recklessly. .....

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Washington; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: caterpillar; ghaza; ihop; pancake; rachelcorrie; saintpancake; verdict; wafflewaif
Somewhat polished from initial appearance. I was just looking for an excuse to present the revised edition:

They say that Rachel Corie had a perpetual frown, With political connections to keep herself around. Born into society, a crimson diaper child, She had everything a man could want: glower, face, and bile. But I make bombs in a factory And I curse the life I’m living And I curse my poverty And I wish that I could be, Oh, I wish that I could be, Oh, I wish that I could be Rachel Corie. The papers print her picture almost everywhere she shows: Rachel Corie at the IHOP, Rachel Corie on the go. And the rumor of the parties and the orgies where she’s not! Oh, she surely can’t be happy lost in Ghaza and forgot. But I make bombs in a factory And I curse the life I’m living And I curse my poverty And I wish that I could be, Oh, I wish that I could be, Oh, I wish that I could be Rachel Corie. She freely gave to charity, she had the common touch, And they were grateful for her patronage and thanked her very much, So my mind was filled with wonder when the evening headlines read: “Rachel Corie sat down today and got flattened and is dead.” But I make bombs in a factory And I curse the life I’m living And I curse my poverty And I wish that I could be, Oh, I wish that I could be, Oh, I wish that I could be Rachel Corie.

1 posted on 09/01/2012 11:45:39 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Curse you, HTML code.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 11:46:32 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

They say that Rachel Corie had a perpetual frown,

With political connections to keep herself around.

Born into society, a crimson diaper child,

She had everything a man could want: glower, face, and bile.

But I make bombs in a factory

And I curse the life I’m living

And I curse my poverty

And I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be,

Oh, I wish that I could be

Rachel Corie.

The papers print her picture almost everywhere she shows:

Rachel Corie at the IHOP, Rachel Corie on the go.

And the rumor of the parties and the orgies where she’s not!

Oh, she surely can’t be happy lost in Ghaza and forgot.

But I make bombs in a factory

And I curse the life I’m living

And I curse my poverty

And I wish that I could be,

Oh, I wish that I could be,

Oh, I wish that I could be
Rachel Corie.

She freely gave to charity, she had the common touch,

And they were grateful for her patronage and thanked her very much,

So my mind was filled with wonder when the evening headlines read:

“Rachel Corie sat down today and got flattened and is dead.”

But I make bombs in a factory

And I curse the life I’m living

And I curse my poverty

And I wish that I could be,

Oh, I wish that I could be,

Oh, I wish that I could be

Rachel Corie.


3 posted on 09/01/2012 11:49:04 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Counter sue.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 11:53:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Baird has always been a leftist asshole. More proof that Washington State needs a thorough purge of the Left.

Remember, it is where Obama’s grandfather and mother joined a far-left, Communist infiltrated church.

Beautiful state, some really sick leftist aholes there.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 12:01:29 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Oregon is much the same, I’ve heard. I used to own a book titled Ectopia, about the entire left coast, including Alaska, seceding from the Union and creating a paradise where there’s no crime or poverty, and weed is legal. Perhaps the lefties have been migrating there over decades, entrenching themselves with that goal in mind.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 12:13:46 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

My friend in Spokane calls the Northwest west of the Cascades the “Left Coast”.
Wasn’t it Rachel Corie the girl who went to a far left “college” in the Olympia area where students lived in tents and grades were pass / no pass. Didn’t she stand in front of a D-9 sized bull dozer thinking that the operator could see her over that huge blade and “hope” she could stop the machine by her mere presence? She was an overschooled but uneducated leftie.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 12:50:15 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Eleutheria5

I have a sudden craving for a pancake breakfast.


8 posted on 09/02/2012 12:52:07 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Eleutheria5

Imagine what it must have felt like to get run over and totally squashed by a giant bulldozer. Ouch.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 1:05:54 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

The truth, for all who don’t know it, is she killed herself..she climbed a dirt mound in front of a d-9 Cat with it’s blade down so that the operator couldn’t see her. Then she lost her footing and was crushed by a cement block. So she died of stupidity and was a useful tool. The head of the ism commented that she was a soldier in the ism and that they lose their lives like Israeli soldiers, in other words, trying for moral equivalency..I say, screw the ism and rachel corrie....


10 posted on 09/02/2012 3:12:45 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: Eleutheria5
“The verdict was not a great surprise” because the outcome resulted from “a process that seemed designed to obfuscate the facts rather than clarify,” the ex-lawmaker said.

This bumbling fool sounds like he might have confused the death of the pro-terrorist Corrie, with US government massacre and slaughter at the Branch Dividian compound at Waco or the unprovoked government sniper murders at Ruby Ridge.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 3:18:23 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: Eleutheria5
Good morning.

With all the Corrie stories, I had to have pancakes at the Village Inn on Friday. They were great.

5.56mm

12 posted on 09/02/2012 3:26:34 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Iron Munro

But in both those incidents, the US government was fighting armed crazies. The IDF, on the other hand, was harassing innocent, piece-loving Palestinians, who have lived in the same spot since before the flood, and were happy and prosperous until the evil Israelis came along and wouldn’t leggo of their Eggo. Naturally, they just had to freedom fight with rockets aimed at Be’er Sheva and anti-tank missiles at school buses. Poor Rachel Corrie only wanted to be a part of that great endeavor, ‘cause she never had any fun back in Washington (because her face scared crows)./s


13 posted on 09/02/2012 3:38:04 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Bless the <br> which will terminate your lines of text where you want them to terminate.
14 posted on 09/02/2012 4:05:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: richardtavor

The house bulldozings of families of terrorists are symbolic insults (and eliminate possible bomb factories). What is not told is that the people get to first retrieve their valuables and always get re-housed elsewhere.

Anyhow, it’s good to see there’s a limit to the indulgence of stupidity even in Israel. It might have been smart for police to guard the site better since after all Corrie might have shown up in front of a bulldozer with a bomb, not just a camera. But they bear no legal burden by the lights of any sensible country for failing.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 4:11:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Eleutheria5

...

Oh, I wish that I could be,

Oh, I wish that I could be

Rachel Corie.
Well, I'll be a sin-of-a-gun. Never thought I'd see that song used that way.

Brilliant.
16 posted on 09/02/2012 4:14:08 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: Eleutheria5

All mellow on weed, they are unlikely to trouble others much (duck’n & runn’n)


17 posted on 09/02/2012 4:14:34 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Thank you. I was born in the age of electric typewriters, when computers were as big as houses and as slow as retards.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 4:15:15 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Don’t bet on it. It’s legal in Jamaica, but once you get past the tourist belt in Kingston, you’re on your own.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 4:16:37 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Electric? I’m jealous.

For me it was Mom’s Underwood. Computers had tubes and lived in research labs.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 4:17:20 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Peet

Dang. “son-of-a-gun” though maybe “sin” works there...


21 posted on 09/02/2012 4:17:33 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I didn’t say they wouldn’t trouble THEMSELVES. But they will be too stoned to make war.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 4:19:09 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Peet

Can guns sin? If guns murder, then spoons made Rosie O’Donnell overweight.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 4:20:10 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Eleutheria5

The court noted that the case of Corrie is sad but that the young woman, who was 23 years old, was fully aware that she was in danger and that she could have prevented her own death by moving out of the path of the bulldozer.
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Amen .


24 posted on 09/02/2012 4:24:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Lancey Howard

“Imagine what it must have felt like to get run over and totally squashed by a giant bulldozer.”

Probably no different than getting run over by a medium, or
small sized bulldozer, I think. Ha!


25 posted on 09/02/2012 4:54:34 AM PDT by Fireone (It's nice to have a couple adults in the room, for a change!)
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To: Eleutheria5
“Democrat Brian Baird (New National Socialist Party) of Washington said the trial was undermined by Israel's failure to conduct a transparent investigation into Corrie’s death in 2003”.
26 posted on 09/02/2012 5:26:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

RedNeck: “Can guns sin?”

*chuckle* No, I am the sinner. Among other things for mis-spelling “son of a gun” ;-)


27 posted on 09/02/2012 7:18:13 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

And the rest of the US would be too relieved to try to take them back by force of arms;-) Mexico won’t want them, either, nor Canada.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 7:28:37 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: M Kehoe

All this talk of pancakes and me with no breakfast yet! IHOP here I come! Or maybe it ought to be Denny’s.


29 posted on 09/02/2012 7:29:43 AM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

What police? She was in a war zone.


30 posted on 09/02/2012 7:39:09 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: richardtavor

Well, the war zone had been a residential area until a house got slated to be bulldozed.


31 posted on 09/02/2012 9:46:38 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: ValerieTexas; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

"Democrat Brian Baird of Washington" -- Thanks Eleutheria5.
32 posted on 09/02/2012 7:59:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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