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Photos: Palestinians milking the death of Rachel Corrie for the media.
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Posted on 03/17/2003 2:24:27 PM PST by dennisw

Palestinian medical workers carry a mock coffin covered by a Palestinian flag for Rachel Corrie, 23, from Olympia, Wash., a member of the 'International Solidarity Movement' during a memorial services in front of United Nations headquarters in Gaza city, Monday March 17, 2003.  Corrie was run over and crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer Sunday, March 16, 2003 while she was trying to stop it from tearing down a building in the Rafah refugee camp, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Mon Mar 17,12:15 PM ET

Palestinian medical workers carry a mock coffin covered by a Palestinian flag for Rachel Corrie, 23, from Olympia, Wash., a member of the 'International Solidarity Movement' during a memorial services in front of United Nations (news - web sites) headquarters in Gaza city, Monday March 17, 2003. Corrie was run over and crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer Sunday, March 16, 2003 while she was trying to stop it from tearing down a building in the Rafah refugee camp, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Palestinian children carry a  mock coffin covered by an American flag for Rachel Corrie, 23, from Olympia, Wash., a member of the 'International Solidarity Movement' during a memorial service at the Rafah refugee camp in the southern of Gaza strip, Monday, March 17, 2003.  Corrie was run over and crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer Sunday, March 16, 2003 while she was trying to stop it from tearing down a building in the Rafah refugee camp, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra).
Mon Mar 17,11:41 AM ET

Palestinian children carry a mock coffin covered by an American flag for Rachel Corrie, 23, from Olympia, Wash., a member of the 'International Solidarity Movement' during a memorial service at the Rafah refugee camp in the southern of Gaza strip, Monday, March 17, 2003. Corrie was run over and crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer Sunday, March 16, 2003 while she was trying to stop it from tearing down a building in the Rafah refugee camp, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra).

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To: #3Fan
The landscape is different because the two photos were taken at different times from different angles.

The first photo showing the front of the dozer and her shouting through the bullhorn appears to have been taken at a different time during the confrontation, by the presence of what appears to be tree roots or some such near the blade, perhaps during excavation work on a different tunnel than the trench into which she slipped.

In the shot from the side of the dozer towards her position, the sun is almost directly behind the bulldozer, casting distinct shadows, perhaps later in the day. Just because some minimum-wage English Lit graduate student caption writer decided to use the words "moments before" in their caption doesn't mean that's a reflection on reality.

The reason the lights appear embedded in the cab is because the shot was taken from a somewhat higher angle than the later shots taken from down in the trench where it becomes clear that the lights are mounted on braces, so the top of the cab happened to be in line with the position of the lights.
151 posted on 03/18/2003 4:09:28 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mvpel
The landscape is different because the two photos were taken at different times from different angles.

[sigh] That was my point!

The first photo showing the front of the dozer and her shouting through the bullhorn appears to have been taken at a different time during the confrontation, by the presence of what appears to be tree roots or some such near the blade, perhaps during excavation work on a different tunnel than the trench into which she slipped. In the shot from the side of the dozer towards her position, the sun is almost directly behind the bulldozer, casting distinct shadows, perhaps later in the day. Just because some minimum-wage English Lit graduate student caption writer decided to use the words "moments before" in their caption doesn't mean that's a reflection on reality.

That was my point!

The reason the lights appear embedded in the cab is because the shot was taken from a somewhat higher angle than the later shots taken from down in the trench where it becomes clear that the lights are mounted on braces, so the top of the cab happened to be in line with the position of the lights.

That's what I said! Sheesh!

152 posted on 03/18/2003 4:16:25 PM PST by #3Fan
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To: big ern
Word of mouth on the street. I know someone who knew the girl a few years ago. She then claimed to be a Jewish Believer. She had applied to work for a few Christian Organisations but they all turned her down as "something didn't feel right". At least that is what the guy said. They are pretty careful about who they allow to volunteer as one wacko could unravel years of relationships. I will ask him where he heard that.

He has been a pretty good source in the past, the guy knows a lot of people...
153 posted on 03/18/2003 9:34:23 PM PST by American in Israel (Right beats wrong)
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To: Henrietta
There are a bunch of tree-sitters who were disobeying court orders to dislodge themselves from their roost. Why should the loggers have to endanger themselves to remove these fools when a chainsaw would do the trick?
154 posted on 03/18/2003 10:03:45 PM PST by pave palestine (with the bodies of human shields)
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To: PhilDragoo
The local Olympia newspaper is dripping with sweat from all the hand-wringing they have done over this. It's bad enough to have to put up with all the hippie scum from TESC around here, but to have the local newspaper cry about it is too much. That newspaper theoretically derives its income from advertising dollars from businesspeople who get shut down everytime the crybabies at TESC feel the need to block the streets with their self-indulgent marches. You never saw so many mush heads stuck in the 60's as this group.

I'd love it if all of them became human sheilds!

156 posted on 03/18/2003 10:06:29 PM PST by hunter112
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To: Stopislamnow
How insensitive, how heartless!

How do I get a copy <_/GRIN_>

157 posted on 03/19/2003 4:07:03 AM PST by SERE_DOC (Murphy's rules for combat #14 The equipment you are using was made by the lowest bidder!)
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To: Stopislamnow
Do not post that graphic again. Thanks.
158 posted on 03/19/2003 6:04:29 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: dennisw
Are those official Red Cross - Red Crescent workers participating in this protest?


159 posted on 03/19/2003 8:45:56 AM PST by weegee (McCarthy was right - Fight the Red Menace)
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To: L.N. Smithee
Good post.
160 posted on 03/19/2003 8:49:50 AM PST by Liberal Classic (Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.)
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To: weegee
Are those official Red Cross - Red Crescent workers participating in this protest?..........

I'm fairly sure they are.
161 posted on 03/19/2003 9:01:16 AM PST by dennisw ( http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
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To: dennisw
I thought that Red Cross/Crescent was supposed to be a neutral organization and not side politically with one side or the other (they could choose who to provide assistance to but I had never seem them PROTESTING).
162 posted on 03/19/2003 9:08:36 AM PST by weegee (McCarthy was right - Fight the Red Menace)
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To: friendly
>>when the photos clearly show her simply standing, not moving, in a brightly colored coat and what looks like a bullhorn?<<

Everyone KNOWS that the Israelis do this to the homes of terrorists. Everyone KNOWS. But if they stopped everytime some moron stood in front of one their bulldozers then this would no longer be a very effective deterrent now would it be? SO they run her over and tell people- sorry that idiot stunt won't stop us. Had they stopped for her- well than everyone would know exactly how to prevent these bulldozings in the future . That isnt what they want.

I feel sorry for the guy who squished her. I think the IDF is just awesome that they fight terror this way. The other side doesn't play by rules so why the hell should they. Maybe you need to go live in Israel for a few years to see exactly what it is they go through living with sworn enemies- suicidal maniacal enemies- all around and within. They are one hardy people.

And what the hell right did this girl have going over and expecting a foreign military to bow to her. Why because she is an American? It is people like her that make other nations think we are snotty and self-absorbed. Their military was supposed to do what SHE- a 23 year old college student-wanted? Really?

She got what she deserved and I can only hope a few more thousand of her ilk prove that maybe Darwin had something after all.
163 posted on 03/19/2003 2:41:36 PM PST by kancel
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To: kancel
"Everyone KNOWS that the Israelis do this to the homes of terrorists."

This "home" was not even occupied. It had been abandoned, I read.
164 posted on 03/19/2003 6:58:31 PM PST by Henrietta
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To: Henrietta
>>This "home" was not even occupied. It had been abandoned, I read.<<

Yes, from what I understand they Isreaeli army tends to warn people ahead of time that their house is going to be demolished- so they can leave if they are smart enough to choose to do so.

Which then even further begs the question- what was this girls deal- she died for NOTHING- except of course her own free willto be an idiot. There wasn't a precious child or oppressed women inside. It was bricks and dirt- nothing.
165 posted on 03/19/2003 7:27:55 PM PST by kancel
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To: dennisw
It was heartbreaking to find out about the death of Rachel Corrie run over by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza. What is troubling about it is that a young woman with a fiery personality would travel to a combat zone to put her and others in a very dangerous situation. What was Rachel Corrie doing in front of a bulldozer in Gaza from all places? Israel is an American ally and an American passport does insure a preferential treatment in that country. Unfortunately, when the bullets are flying it is hard to check the identity of a person. Our president, George W. Bush, has said that in a war “some unintended casualties are inevitable”.

Gaza is the hotbed for the Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, etc. terrorists, homicide bombers that perpetuate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The demolition of houses, as unfortunate as it is, happens to be a necessary deterrent in the conflict against the terrorists. America has gone halfway across the world to fight the terrorist evil. Israel is fighting that evil right in her own backyard. It is known that Israel gives the civilians residing in the buildings an advance notice. The innocent Israeli and even some American citizens who were blown up into pieces by the homicide Palestinian Arab terrorists did not get such notices. The Palestinian Arab leadership has integrated the killings of the innocent civilians into their strategy to defeat and destroy Israel. This is a conflict that is being waged not just on the battlefield but also in the media. In fact, it is expected that Iraq will do exactly the same.

Activism is great! However, it must be combined with a good common sense of reality. Just because Israel is a democratic, open society with more reporters per square mile than any other place on this planet, is no guarantee of safety when one departs for Gaza, the hub of the Hamas terrorists.

There are many other troubled spots in the world like Chechnya, the Indian province of Kashmir, Columbia, the Philippines, Nigeria, Somalia, etc., that require the activists’ attention. However, the networks cannot afford the liability insurance rates that are required to sent the reporters in there. Consequently, the reporting from such places is limited and does not generate the strong emotions.

The late Rachel Corrie had great and honorable intentions. Unfortunately she channeled them in the wrong direction.
167 posted on 03/19/2003 11:49:34 PM PST by RogerUSA
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To: AmericanMe
A enemy to her country? So any American that does not support Israel right to steal land and murder women and children, torture people........ is some how un-American or a enemy to the state?

Life getting dull over at DU?

169 posted on 03/20/2003 12:09:13 AM PST by Bella_Bru (For all your tagline needs. Don't delay! Orders shipped overnight.)
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To: AmericanMe
Buh-bye.
171 posted on 03/20/2003 12:12:51 AM PST by Bella_Bru (For all your tagline needs. Don't delay! Orders shipped overnight.)
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To: AmericanMe
Oops, you said the "Z" word.
172 posted on 03/20/2003 12:13:18 AM PST by Liberal Classic (Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.)
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To: Bella_Bru
D'OH!
173 posted on 03/20/2003 12:13:38 AM PST by Liberal Classic (Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.)
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To: Bella_Bru; AmericanMe
Sure, we feel sorry for Rachel Corrie, but not as sorry as we would have been had she been innocent.
174 posted on 03/20/2003 12:14:49 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cultural Jihad
t not as sorry as we would have been had she been innocent.

I feel sorry that she was so small minded that she bought the bs that Palestinian terrorists are somehow "oppressed freedom fighters".

175 posted on 03/20/2003 12:17:01 AM PST by Bella_Bru (For all your tagline needs. Don't delay! Orders shipped overnight.)
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To: dennisw
I wouldn't be at all suprised if Rachel were only badly hurt by the dozer (probably by accident), and then was finished off by some Palestinians looking to use her for "the cause."
176 posted on 03/20/2003 12:21:24 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: firebrand; StarFan; Dutchy; stanz; RaceBannon; Cacique; Clemenza; rmlew; NYC GOP Chick; ...
Check out post #94. Appalling...
177 posted on 03/20/2003 12:37:54 AM PST by nutmeg (Liberate Iraq - Support Our Troops!)
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To: RogerUSA
well stated
178 posted on 03/20/2003 3:08:36 AM PST by dennisw
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To: All

they seem to have problems with it, tho
http://www.inform.umd.edu/News/Diamondback/archives/2003/03/20/news4.html
http://www.inform.umd.edu/News/Diamondback/archives/2003/03/20/news1.html
etc.
179 posted on 03/20/2003 3:05:36 PM PST by asgeir
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To: mallardx
My exact thoughts
180 posted on 03/20/2003 3:09:38 PM PST by mel
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To: All
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030327/ap_wo_en_po/me_gen_israel_peace_campaigners_1
181 posted on 03/28/2003 2:06:47 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered....)
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To: Consort
She forgot to take her nodoze.

DOH!

LOL!

Best shot yet!

182 posted on 04/02/2003 8:25:45 AM PST by M_TEN_FORTYFIVE (Rude in Arizona)
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