March 16, 2009
Yes, it was six years ago today, on March 16, 2003, in the town of Rafah in southern Gaza, when Rachel Corrie, 23, an "international peace protester," dropped to her knees in front of an Israeli bulldozer during an IDF anti-terrorism action. She was... shall we say... squished, flat, and therefore shall forever be known as St. Pancake.
protesters moonbats called it murder, even though they repeatedly defied warnings to leave the area, and the investigation determined that the driver of the bulldozer could not see Rachel Corrie. According to the inquiry, "the windows of the bulletproof bulldozer are very small and the visibility is very limited, and the bulldozer operator did not see the woman."
The group to which Rachel Corrie belonged, the International Solidarity Movement, published "before" and "after" pictures claiming to show that the bulldozer operator could in fact see her.
According to the International Solidarity Movement, this picture was taken immediately before the squishing:
And, according to the International Solidarity Movement, this picture was taken immediately after the squishing:
The pictures raise many questions, don't you think? Questions such as "which of these things are not like the other?"
An examination of those two pictures provides the answer: note that the background of the pictures are completely different, note the color of the sky, they could not have been taken close to the same point in time. And, note the difference in the two bulldozers shown in these supposed "before" and "after" pictures, they are not the same.
Indeed both CNN, which ran the two pictures, and the New York Times, which ran the first one, published the following corrections:
CNN, March 25, 2003:
Caption clarification: Photos by an International Solidarity Movement eyewitness show Rachel Corrie protesting earlier, and then later, after she was hit by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza on Sunday.
The New York Times, March 26, 2003:
A picture caption on March 17 with an article about an American protester who was crushed by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza referred incorrectly to the bulldozer shown. It was one that the protester, Rachel Corrie, had earlier tried to stop from destroying a Palestinian home. It was not the one that killed her.
The photographer himself later admitted that no one with a camera had been present at the site just before Rachel's accident, that the picture with the megaphone had actually been taken hours earlier, and that at the time of the accident Rachel was not in sight of the driver.
Nevertheless the murder charge has persisted and worshipers of St. Pancake, as well as pro-Palestinian web sites, including the International Solidarity Movement's own web site, continue to present the two pictures with incorrect and misleading labels.
Another photo in the photographer's own report, posted on pro-Palestinian web sites, shows Rachel's true proportion in relation to the enormous size of the bulldozer, making it clear how the driver could easily have missed seeing her.
Who are these "international peace protesters" to whom Rachel Corrie belonged?
The group calls itself the International Solidarity Movement. They are a group of European and American activists founded and led by Palestinians. Their agenda is not peace but the Palestinian cause.
They are enablers of terrorism and therefore, terrorists themselves.
Because they know that Israel, unlike the Palestinian terrorists, cares about civilian casualties, they present themselves as "human shields," entering combat zones against orders and hindering Israeli efforts to restrain terrorism. In May of 2003, members of the group entered the Church of the Nativity, where known Palestinian terrorists were taking a stand against Israeli forces.
They describe themselves as a "peace army." They claim to use only nonviolent tactics. But how nonviolent can one claim to be if one's actions help those who do resort to violence to continue doing their work?
They say they are trying to stop Israel from destroying Palestinian homes. They do not mention that these are buildings that Palestinian gunmen use as cover, or that these buildings hide tunnels used for arms smuggling. They do not mention that Gaza is the center of operations for Hamas, where terrorists are trained, where attacks are launched, and where terrorists hide. They do not mention that Israeli troops entered Gaza after a series of increasingly bloody attacks on civilians planned and executed by Hamas.
Rachel Corrie, an American college student from Olympia, Washington, was a pro-Palestinian activist and member of the International Solidarity Movement. She worked with Palestinian children in Gaza. She felt for their poverty and their suffering. She also helped teach them how to hate America and how to hate Israel. On February 15, 2003, at a rally in Rafah, surrounded by Palestinian children, Rachel Corrie burned an American flag, her face torn with hatred.
I would like to ask these "peace" activists a few questions:
If you care so much for children, why do you try to prevent Israel from stopping the activity of terrorists who intentionally murder children as well as other innocent civilians?
Why do you care more about Palestinian property than about Jewish lives?
If you truly stand for peace, will you have the honesty and the courage not only to resist Israeli troops, who obey the laws of civilization, but to ride an Israeli bus and take your chances with those who do not?
Or does "peace" mean trying your best to make sure that terrorists can operate freely?
The International Solidarity Movement has this quotation on its web site: "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." (Albert Einstein).
And perhaps the world is a dangerous place to live also because of people who don't do evil but who make it easier for others to do it. And then again, is there a difference?
So, once again, on the anniversary of the squishing of Rachel Corrie, rather than think about a stupid, brainwashed, terrorist apologist, I'll spend the day thinking about a few other Rachels, all of whom were murdered by the palestinian terrorists who were Rachel Corrie's friends:
Rachel Thaler, 16, was enjoying dinner with her
14-year old brothers and friends at an Israeli
pizzeria when a palestinian bomber detonated
himself at the restaurant.
Rachel Levi, 19, murdered when a Palestinian
rammed a bus into a crowded Israel bus stop,
killing Rachel and five others on February 14, 2001.
Rachel Levy, 17, was a high-school student
who was killed when a Palestinian suicide
bomber detonated herself at an Israeli supermarket.
Her death came on the heels of the death of Rachel's
cousin one month earlier in a terrorist shooting.
Rachel Charhi, 36, was killed when a
Palestinian terrorist detonated himself in a
café in Israel on April 4, 2002.
Rachel Gavish, 50, was murdered by a Palestinian
terrorist who infiltrated her home in Israel,
shooting dead Rachel, her husband David,
her son and Rachel's father.
Rachel Kol, 53, who worked for 20 years
in the neurology lab at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital,
was murdered with her husband in a drive-by shooting by the Fatah.
Rachel Ben Abu, 16, killed with her teenage friends by a suicide
bomber at the Netanya shopping mall, in July 2005 (in the midst
of a supposed Palestinian truce)
Rachel Shabo, 40, (top right) and three of her sons
were murdered on June 20, 2002 when a Palestinian
terrorist entered the family home and opened fire.
If you want the truth about the evil that Rachel Corrie embraced and the accomplishments of the terrorists she sought to protect, here is a list of other murders by the people Rachel Corrie called her friends.
Finally, I leave you with these words of hope from Naomi Ragen:
Who can forget David Hatuel, the young father from Gush Katif whose beautiful wife Tali and four beautiful daughters were murdered in cold blood by a Palestinan terrorist, who opened fire on the pregnant mother and her four little girls, killing them all as they sat in their car?
Tali Hatuel, with her daughters.
As we think back on the events of the Intifada, so many horrors, nevertheless this stands out in our minds as the ultimate expression of barbarity from our enemies, and the ultimate challenge to our strength to continue our lives in the land of our forefathers.
David, quiet, modest, said that he had two choices: To disintegrate and fall, or to live. He chose life. A year ago, he remarried. Today, 37 year-old David holds in his arms another baby girl, born of his second marriage to Limor, an occupational therpist.
This is the ultimate answer we Jews have to give our enemies. This is our secret, why we are still here when so many other peoples have become extinct. It is David Hatuel's answer: choose life. Rebuild.
May God bless him and his wife and child with every blessing known to mankind. May he and his kind flourish and prosper, and give example to the rest of mankind.
And may our enemies, who choose death and destruction, reap what they sow.
Posted by LindaSoG at March 16, 2009 10:16 AM
Thanks for remembering the real Rachel's, the family of David Hatuel.
Nakba!!! You raghead butchers.
Posted by: Jack at March 16, 2009 12:03 PM
I am angry again. I hold her parents responsible as well.Evrtime they go on TV and spread there lies about there terrorist enabling daughter.
Posted by: Jack at March 16, 2009 02:52 PM
I think I'll have to get me a CAT hat to celebrate.
Posted by: FORGER at March 18, 2009 11:25 AM
I could give a crap about her size in comparison to the dozer or the small windows-I'm glad she got pancaked, ignorant bitch, good riddance.
Posted by: MM at March 18, 2009 05:15 PM
As I said at SondraK's place, "good riddance". God bless the IDF and Caterpillar.
It stinks that the deaths of good and decent people get ignored and this commie tart gets honored.
Posted by: 1911Man at March 18, 2009 10:22 PM
Oh thats your secret huh? So many other people have become extinct.. uh like? He chose life and to Rebuild, lol he just wants to fuck again, if that did not occur your peanut head brain.
Posted by: XYZ at April 10, 2009 08:05 AM
Well that was one less moran :) !
Posted by: Skalman at April 20, 2009 06:48 PM
This really moved me. G-d bless Israel and all your Rachel's...
Posted by: John P Hurren at March 15, 2013 08:19 PM