How Rachel Corrie really died (Hint: Not protecting a house)On March 16, 2003, ISM 'activist' Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli D9 bulldozer in Rafah in the Gaza Strip. Rafah is in the Philadelphi Corridor in the map at left, along the border between Gaza and Egypt. You may recall that it's where the border between Gaza and Egypt was breached just a few weeks ago. At the time, the ISM claimed that Corrie was protecting a 'Palestinian' house:
Witnesses said Rachel Corrie, 23, from Olympia, Washington, was trying to stop the bulldozer from tearing down a building in the Rafah refugee camp when she was run over. She was taken to Najar hospital in Rafah, where she died, said Dr. Ali Moussa, a hospital administrator.In a series of three videos, each running approximately nine minutes, Becky Johnson and Lee Kaplan debunk the myth that Corrie was protecting a house. In fact, as Smooth Stone points out and as you will see in the video below, Corrie was standing in a trench where she could not be seen, protecting an entrance to a weapons tunnel.
Corrie was a member of the International Solidarity Movement. Joseph Smith,21, of Kansas City Missouri, who was with Corrie at the site, said the driver of the bulldozer, an IDF soldier, could clearly see Corrie as she sat in front of the machine.
Contrary to Smith's report, IDF Capt. Jacob Dallal of the IDF Spoksewoman's Office said Corrie's death was an accident. The US State Department had no immediate comment.
Actual video footage from the Israeli Defense Forces show the real circumstances under which the terrorist loving anarchist died: knee-deep in a trench in the middle of dirt in an open dirt field. The left arrow on the photo below points to the tractor, the right arrow shows the kneeling Rachel Corrie. To see the live action footage moments before Rachel Corrie's accidental death, go to the Part 2 video [which I am embedding below. CiJ], approx 49 seconds into the video:
I actually watched all three parts of this video and for those of you who are inclined to do so, it is well worth the time. But what I noticed was that Video # 1 had the most views, Video # 2 had 40% less and Video # 3 had 50% less than that. Video # 2 is - in my humble opinion - the most significant video. So I am embedding video # 2 below. After it is finished, I will give you links to Videos 1 and 3. I also urge you to go to Smooth Stone's site, because he shows how the ISM used fauxtography™ to create the image of Corrie standing in front of a house rather than being in the trench where she really was.
Video # 1 may be found here. Video # 3 may be found here.
For those of you who watch it, you will note that at the end of Video # 3, Lee Kaplan states his belief that the 'Palestinian' doctors who treated Corrie allowed her to die so that the 'Palestinians' would have their 'international' 'martyr.' At the time, Charles Johnson wrote the following underneath a picture of 'Palestinians' carrying out a mock funeral for Corrie:
Let’s see how many different versions of this story we can identify; she was crushed to death protecting a house; she was run over twice; she was crushed under a falling wall while trying to prevent a bulldozer from uprooting shrubbery; etc. etc. etc. Pitiful. And just look at all the Western media, falling for this garbage.Five years ago, I'm not sure even Charles realized how the ISM had doctored the photographs. It's a pity that the IDF waited this long to release the video.
UPDATE 1:40 PM February 20
This post has been nominated for Non-Council Post of the Week by the Watcher's Council.