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Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Cringeworthy Corrie Comparison!!

I just discovered something completely sickening in cyberland, to add to the perverse photo manipulation and fraud of the Corrie Camp last week.  It appears that Corrie is being in some way likened to Anne Frank, a Shoah victim, whose "Diary of a Young Girl" has been inspirational to millions.  A Comparison sickening to the Core!

Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old American from Olympia, Washington, died in Gaza in March 2003 when, as a member of the leftist International Solidarity Movement (ISM), tried to obstruct an IDF bulldozer that  was destroying rocket  launchers in overgrown brush near an unoccupied arab 'palestinian'  structure, which concealed tunnels.  Last Week, an Israeli Court concluded that her death was an accident, which she herself contributed to causing.  The driver, in the 10 foot-high bulldozer with its limited visual field, could not see Corrie, who was hidden by a mound of dirt whilst standing in a trench in the Closed Military Security Zone.  The Israeli autopsy report determined that she had been killed by a blow to the head from debris probably dislodged by the bulldozer.   And the Court confirmed this with Judge Oded Gershon  ruling that she "consciously put herself in harm's way" by ignoring warning after warning.  "She did not distance herself from the area, as any thinking person would have done."

However, the ISM and other activists insisted the driver had seen Corrie, and intentionally killed her.  They released two photographs for evidence. Both of these I have reproduced before in a previous blog, but look again ...... The first showed Corrie standing in full view of the bulldozer, shouting at the driver through a bullhorn she was holding. In the second photo, she lay crumpled on the ground in front of the bulldozer.  Within hours of the photos’ release, observers noticed from the position of the sun that the two photos had been taken hours apart, not minutes as was claimed,  and that the bulldozer in the first picture was not the same as the one in the second.  Other questions surrounded her death:  had she died on the spot, in the ambulance or in the hospital emergency room; did the Gazan doctor do all he could to save her?

Corrie Before & After .....

Despite these questions, the ISM and other anti-Israel activists seized upon Rachel’s death for public relations purposes. The young American instantly became their poster child, an alleged symbol of youthful idealism, 'palestinian' victimization, and Israeli brutality.  As a Hamas terrorist said at Rachel’s funeral, ‘Her death serves me more than it served her… Her death will bring more attention than the other 2,000 martyrs.’….”  And just a point, these Brutal Hamas terrorists  charge the local Gazan population a $3,000 tax for such of Gaza’s 150 tunnels ~ the very kinds of tunnels Rachel was trying to protect.  Wasn't Rachel really ripe fodder for the ISM??

Corrie was the first American to be hailed as a palestinian martyr.  It is not surprising that these 'peace' activists
refuse to even entertain the possibility that her death was an accident. If it were, she would no longer be a useful symbol for indicting Israel’s self-defence measures and its very right to exist.  That is their cause & their goal.  A Judenrein Middle East.     This ISM is an arab terrorist led organization which callously recruited idealistic, naïve “internationals”  like Rachel to break Israeli law, violate IDF security zones, indoctrinate with its innacurate version of the conflict, and to groom them as future speakers for its anti-Israel cause. While soothing volunteers by insisting that ISM engaged only in non-violent resistance, the organization nonetheless defended and abetted Hamas violence (its website affirmed the “right to armed resistance against occupation”) and was committed to dismantling Israel’s defence measures which were intended to prevent the mass murder of Israelis on a regular basis.   The ISM intentionally exploited the idealism of young white middle class foreigners like Rachel Corrie and misled them into believing violating Israeli law and military security was not illegal, and intentionally put them in extremely dangerous situations, like the one in which Rachel stupidly forfeited her life.
  Her life story and death situation bear NO  resemblance to the tragic life and death of  Anne Frank.


This picture and the table above, again a correlation with Corrie and Anne Frank I found on a friend's website .....  Five Minutes For Israel.    David Guy of the above goes further than I in the comparative photos of other Shoah victims at his site and how they are crudely manipulated by those arabs, calling themselves 'palestinians'  who occupy the land of Yisrael.   He states .....  "If Anne Frank (b.1929) was alive in  2003 she most likely would have been a grandmother in Israel worrying about the safety of her grandson fighting the fascists whom Rachel Corrie died to protect. About seventy-five per cent (75%) of Jews in Holland perished at the hands of the Nazis and Dutch collaborators and after the war, for a period, Dutch Jews were the largest Western aliya group. Even had she not come to Israel, she would have recognised Hamas’s genocidal language,  immediately."    Absolutely!

Corrie's  parents, who had never shown interest in Israeli affairs before are now regulars on the international anti-Israel lecture circuit and are following in their daughter's predjudiced footsteps.  See them pictured below with International terror advocate Yasser Arafat.  Their lack of curiosity about the ISM and their wholesale acceptance of its propaganda are startling, especially given that the ISM put their daughter in danger.  Nor has evidence that the ISM activists sheltered known suicide bombers and terrorists, and was barred from entering Israel, dampened their defence of that organization.  Instead of using their bitter experience as a warning to parents of other would-be ISM recruits, they are using their position as bereaved parents to win sympathy for the group most responsible for their daughter’s death. 

Perhaps that's an even greater tragedy than their exploitation of  their daughter, Rachel Corrie's  preventable death.

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