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Court Rules Israel Wasnít at Fault in U.S. Activistís Death [Rachel Corrie........]
New York Times ^

Posted on 08/28/2012 2:32:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Court Rules Israel Wasn’t at Fault in U.S. Activist’s Death By DANIELLE ZIRI and JODI RUDOREN

HAIFA, Israel — An Israeli judge ruled on Tuesday that the state bore no responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie, the young American woman who was run over by a military bulldozer in 2003 as she protested housing demolitions in the Gaza Strip.

The lengthy verdict in the civil case, read to a courtroom packed with supporters of Ms. Corrie’s family here, called the death an accident that occurred during “a military activity meant to prevent terrorist activity.”

“She chose to put herself in danger,” said the judge, Oded Gershon. “She could have easily distanced herself from the danger like any reasonable person would.”

Since her death, Ms. Corrie has become an international symbol of the Palestinian resistance. A play based on her writings has been performed in 10 countries, and a ship in an aid flotilla to Gaza bore her name. Numerous books and documentaries have told of how Ms. Corrie, a 23-year-old student, stood in an orange vest with a bullhorn between a bulldozer and the home of a Palestinian family in March 2003 during the height of the second intifada, or uprising.

A lawyer representing the state said after the hearing on Tuesday that the driver of the bulldozer did not see Ms. Corrie, and could not have.

But at a news conference after the verdict, the Corrie family’s lawyer, Hussein Abu Hussein, showed pictures of Ms. Corrie taken that day in 2003, pointing out her bright garb that he said “anyone could have seen.”

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pancakes; pancakesforpalestine; rachelcorrie
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1 posted on 08/28/2012 2:32:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Darwin 1 Dumbass Leftist 0
2 posted on 08/28/2012 2:34:19 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Corrie's parents failed to get money from Caterpillar also.

Corrie et al. v. Caterpillar

3 posted on 08/28/2012 2:36:36 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well that should, flat out settle it.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 2:40:31 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I feel like pancakes for breakfast


5 posted on 08/28/2012 2:43:47 AM PDT by dc27
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To: BigCinBigD; dc27
Q) How are hairy-legged, liberal, protester women like rocks?

A) You skip the flat ones.

6 posted on 08/28/2012 2:46:59 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: dc27

“I feel like pancakes for breakfast”

I’ll provide the syrup.....just sayin....


7 posted on 08/28/2012 2:48:19 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Ms. Corrie has become an international symbol of the Palestinian resistance.”

Don’t worry, Jooooo-haters, the Antichrist is coming to try and fulfill your Final Solution dreams.

(psssst, you’re gonna run head-on into the Almighty God of Israel and His Son Jesus Christ when you try to finish off the Remnant of Israel).

But, I doubt you’ll heed the warning. False peace plan ahead (Daniel 8:23-25).

There used to be quite the collection of graphics on FR back in those days.

I remember when Israel took out Yassin and then Rantissi.

That was some nice shootin’, IDF.

No, I don’t shed any tears for those islamic terrorists.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 2:58:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Ms. Corrie, a 23-year-old student, stood in an orange vest with a bullhorn between a bulldozer and the home"

She forgot the yellow "do not cross" tape.

9 posted on 08/28/2012 3:03:38 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Sub-Driver
The young woman was caught up in anti-Israel, anti-American, pro-PLO/HAMAS/HIZBOLLAH hatred and for Jewish Genocide in the form of Arab Human Rights causes. She made the mistake of protesting too close to a bulldozer and got what she deserved. After that, her parents tried to assuage their pain by blaming Israel and towing the PLO RACIST line in order to get brownie points and large sums of money from Israel. They failed to do that just as their daughter failed as a normal, balanced and fair human being - she was a loser who paid for her irresponsibility to herself and her family. Justice as defined by her and the PLO equals dead Jews so all I can say is good riddance to her and her ilk. Sometimes true justice actually plays itself out in matters such as this one.
10 posted on 08/28/2012 3:08:45 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t Corrie at least win a Darwin Award?


11 posted on 08/28/2012 3:20:25 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Sub-Driver
The NYT author of this BS:


12 posted on 08/28/2012 3:34:39 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Yehuda

Now, THAT is guilty.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 3:48:01 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

AND BEFORE BREAKFAST NO LESS...


14 posted on 08/28/2012 3:52:40 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Yehuda

I’m OK. Got off work at 0330 and I’m drinking beer, so a few more and I’ll puke without her help. Thanks.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 3:55:23 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Yehuda

That’s what burkas were invented for.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 3:59:00 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ √ě)
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To: BykrBayb

Yep, that one didn’t fall out of an ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down, nope, the ugly tree fell over when it saw her coming.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 4:05:45 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

18 posted on 08/28/2012 4:11:11 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Yehuda

Yeeeeeeow! Check out the nose. It looks like some type of male appendage.

That woman is simply FUGLY!

My belief that all liberals are ugly still stands.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 4:16:10 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: BigCinBigD

A smashing success I’d say. Looks like things did not pan out for the offense.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 4:18:27 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Slings and Arrows

PING


21 posted on 08/28/2012 4:23:26 AM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I get a warm fuzzy every time that I think of that Cat flattening that muzzie lover.

LLS

22 posted on 08/28/2012 4:23:58 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Corrie,

Your daughter, Rachel, is dead because she was stupid. She put herself in front of an armored bulldozer in a conflict she did not understand and in a place she should not have been. She put herself out of sight of the equipment operator and was killed. While she is considered a “martyr” for whatever loony cause you subscribe, in the final analysis, Rachel is dead because she was raised by stupid parents to do stupid things. She, and you, have now paid the ultimate price for that arrogance and stupidity.

You are lucky Israel is not suing you to pay for the trauma therapy for the bulldozer operator. This trauma was inflicted upon him as the direct result of your daughter’s stupid and fatal stunt.

Sincerely, The IDF


24 posted on 08/28/2012 4:27:55 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Sub-Driver

Rachel is dead and gone. The world is a much better place since she committed suicide. She is an example many of her kind should follow.

Her family is earth scum. The fact they raised her to be such a meddler is travesty. They are representative of the scum in the White House.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 4:32:20 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Sub-Driver; All
Any article regarding Rachel Corrie requires this work of art just as any article written by Maureen Dowd requires pictures of Catherine Zeta-Jones:

The Death of the Flat Rachael Corrie
(w/apologies [sorta] to Gordon Lightfoot's 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald')

The legend lives on from Palestinians on down
Of the big thing they call a ‘bulldozer’
The dozer, it’s said, always flattens its dead
When the left wing protesters turn looney.

With a carbon steel frame sixty-two metric tons more
Than the flat Rachael Corrie weighed empty.
The blade it is true is a thing to be feared
When the treads of the dozer start rolling.

The Cat was the pride of the Israeli side
Coming back from some hill in the Gaza
As the big dozers go, it was bigger than most
With a diesel of four hundred horses

Concluding some berms with a couple of quick turns
When they left fully fueled up for Rafah
When later that day her megaphone sang
Could it be that dumb bitch they was hearin’?

The dirt in the treads made a tattle-tale sound
As the mud broke over the blading
And every man knew, as Miss Corrie did too,
T’was a big Caterpillar come dozin’.

The blade came down and the dumb twit stood her ground
When the D9 bulldozer came plowin’.
Devoid of good sense and ignoring all risk
She turned her back on the oncoming dozer.

When it finally came, the dumb bitch kept her place sayin’
Surely, they’ll stop what they’re doing.
Under the tread her air pathway caved in, she said
Dammit, this shouldn’t have happened!

Her friends called in that the blonde bitch was down,
And the bomb laden house was in peril.
And later that day when her lights went outta sight
Came the death of the flat Rachael Corrie.

Does any one know where the sense of libs go
When the blade turns the minutes to hours?
The soldiers all say she’d have got out okay
If she’d put fifteen more feet behind her.

She might have been crushed or she might have split wide;
May have broke ribs and her bladder.
And all that remains is the traces and the stains
Of her imprint, the tread tracks and splatter.

Arafat stews, Hizbollah spews
From the rooms of their compounds in Gaza.
The ISM screams like a spoiled preteen
They voice their support for the terror.

And don’t we all know, when the buses explode
They’ll march out their apologists willing,
Now activists go as the drivers all know
With the big caterpillars remembered.

In a musty old room in Ramallah they prayed,
In the ISM office of terror.
The door bell chimed till it rang seventy-two times
For each tread on the big Caterpiller.

The legend lives on from Palestinians on down
Of the big thing they call a ’bulldozer’.
The dozer, they said, always flattens its dead
When left wing protestors turn looney!

w/full credit and a tip o' the hat to the creator of the above now-legendary lyrics,
http://armor.typepad.com/bastardsword/2004/01/the_death_of_th.html/

26 posted on 08/28/2012 5:01:03 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: Sub-Driver

Stupid is as stupid does.


27 posted on 08/28/2012 5:09:32 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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28 posted on 08/28/2012 5:12:33 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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As far as I can see, she was an activist who died for her cause. She’s a huge martyr in the muslim world. Her parents should squelch their greed and accept it for what it is. They’re besmirching her memory. They’re doing exactly what they claim to be against.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 5:18:10 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Yehuda

30 posted on 08/28/2012 5:18:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Sub-Driver
...pointing out her bright garb that he said “anyone could have seen.”

Unless, of course, that bright orange vest was hiding behind the blade of the dozer...

31 posted on 08/28/2012 5:19:31 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Yehuda
OH MY GOD!!!!

I always thought Tolkien said there were no female Orcs...

32 posted on 08/28/2012 5:21:16 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Sub-Driver

33 posted on 08/28/2012 5:37:03 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

guy on right: "That's it Corrie! Get in front of the blade, that's the money shot! Oh baby, you're gonna be famous!"

Corrie: "Yeah, like that guy in Tianamen Square with the tanks." (Thought bubble: Like Xena, Corrie stands alone against the evil joooos! Alone???? Say, where'd everybody go???)

34 posted on 08/28/2012 5:38:25 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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It’s been close to ten years. They need to stop tilting at windmills and move on with their lives. Why is it the fault of Caterpillar that their daughter threw herself in front of one of their machines. That would be like suing Henry Ford because someone ran over my pet.

What is it about the left that they must ignore and demean true martyrs like Jesus Christ and promote victims of stupidity like Saints Pancake and Skittles?


35 posted on 08/28/2012 5:45:23 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Covenantor

Mrs. Corrie: "Here's a painting of our daughter, Yasser."

Yasser: "It looks just like her... from the side."

36 posted on 08/28/2012 5:48:10 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sub-Driver

Rachel Corrie is just one reason to not allow your kids to attend the Evergreen State College.


37 posted on 08/28/2012 5:50:08 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: newnhdad

They never let go of a meme or a lie. Lefties still wail and gnash their teeth over Sacco and Vanzetti for pete’s sake.


38 posted on 08/28/2012 5:51:04 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ejonesie22

Maybe it’s not an orc. It might me a newly-hatched balrog.


39 posted on 08/28/2012 5:54:04 AM PDT by Jordo
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To: mkjessup

Brilliant!


40 posted on 08/28/2012 5:55:50 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL!

Yeah, she lived life on the edge.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 6:02:18 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Yehuda
OH!
*VOMITING*
....
...
time to clean-up/eat bfst...again.
i think, I'll have toast.

42 posted on 08/28/2012 6:20:09 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: mazda77; BykrBayb
she so ugly... her living bra; died a horrible death...
only a face a mother could love.

43 posted on 08/28/2012 6:27:46 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: mkjessup
great song..great (revised :) lyrics...

44 posted on 08/28/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Covenantor
I agree...brilliant/fine work.

45 posted on 08/28/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Yehuda

She looks like SHE got run over by a bulldozer, too......


46 posted on 08/28/2012 7:03:24 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The money line = “She could have easily distanced herself from the danger like any reasonable person would.”
47 posted on 08/28/2012 7:41:38 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like Corrie’s case fell flat.


48 posted on 08/28/2012 7:47:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: South40

Makes me wonder if the parents are just that dumb of if some scummy lawyer convinced them to do it.


49 posted on 08/28/2012 7:49:10 AM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Sub-Driver

This reminds me so much of an incident in the early 1960s when some protestors were protesting something at a construction site in the US. a group of protestors threw themselves in front of a bulldozer, and the driver stopped, reversed and backed up.

What the driver did not know was there were also protestors who threw themselves behind his rig and he ran over a lib priest.

I remember the photo of the pancaked priest.

An early Darwin award before there was a Darwin award!


50 posted on 08/28/2012 7:54:32 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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