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Sunday, July 08, 2007

US Court of Appeals to hear Corrie case on Monday

On Monday, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit will hear an appeal by the parents of Rachel Corrie (also known as St. Pancake) and four 'Palestinian' families from the dismissal of their lawsuit against Caterpillar corporation, which manufactured the D9 bulldozer (like the one pictured above) that allegedly flattened Corrie and destroyed the 'Palestinians' homes weapons tunnels. (Hat Tip: Bobibutu) If the Court of Appeals reverses the dismissal, the case will likely be returned to the District Court for trial; if the dismissal is upheld, the Plaintiffs could try to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Corries are seeking monetary damages and want to stop Caterpillar and other companies from selling equipment to groups that they claim violate human rights. I wonder how Rachel would have felt about using the American courts. We all know she was a flaming American patriot....

At Arutz Sheva, Steven Plaut has some kind words for St. Pancake's parents:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Corrie,

You are continuing with your campaign of demonization and delegitimization against Israel, a campaign that now manifests itself in a shallow anti-Israel propaganda play being staged in Seattle. All this, of course, came after your earlier open letter to the world, "A Call to Action; Rachel's Words Live," which was reprinted in many different media outfits, including the viciously anti-Semitic Counterpunch magazine, and the Guardian of the UK.

In that letter, you begin by recalling that your daughter was "killed by an Israeli bulldozer," but you neglect to mention the circumstances under which she was so killed (and the fact that she died from her injuries while under Palestinian medical care). You then add, "She had been working in Rafah with a nonviolent resistance organization, the International Solidarity Movement, trying to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes and wells."

No, she was not. She was trying to prevent the demolition of tunnels used to smuggle weapons for Palestinian terrorists seeking to murder Jewish civilians. The International Solidarity Movement, or ISM, to which she belonged openly endorses Palestinian "armed struggle" against Jewish children and civilians and openly collaborates with terrorists . It has hidden wanted terrorists and their weapons in its offices. It is an accomplice in murder. Two Arabs who entered Israel under ISM auspices blew up a Tel Aviv pub and murdered Jews. Lying is not the best way to drum up sympathy for your dead daughter.

Your daughter was in Rafiah in the Gaza Strip to serve as a human shield to defend and promote Palestinian terrorism. When you yourselves were nearly kidnapped in Gaza last year, you were there for the same reason. You pretend that your daughter died trying to protect an "innocent house." You are lying again. That "innocent house" she was protecting was camouflage for a not-so-innocent terrorist smuggling tunnel, and the residents of that "innocent house" knew all about the tunnel. Explosives and arms were being smuggled by terrorists through that tunnel to commit mass murder.

Your daughter was in a war zone as a belligerent, as one who had - perhaps wittingly and perhaps not - recruited herself on behalf of a genocidal movement of Arab fascists seeking to destroy Israel and murder as many Jews as possible. Your daughter died while interfering with an anti-terror operation carried out by an army in a land in which she had no business being at all. You demand that we in Israel feel your pain at the loss of your daughter, yet your daughter conscripted herself as an aid for those seeking to murder my children.


At 8:39 PM, Blogger Red Tulips said...

So well said, Carl.

I do not mourn the loss of Rachel Corrie, but I do mourn the loss of the thousands, nay, millions, of youngsters around the world whose minds are filled with Rachel Corrie hate-garbage. I mourn the loss of their minds.

Rachel Corrie was lost long before she was killed, and that is the tragedy.

I weep for world leftist youth.


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