Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1604 times:
I was truly saddened to read about Rachel Corrie, what a courageous young woman, puts alot of us to shame, I know what I was seeking at age 23, all the superficial pleasures of life, and look at her, she has stirred my soul, hopefully I'll be able to do a fraction of what she did for some one. May God bless her and give her family and friends the strength to know that those who serve him are never dead.
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1559 times:
Oh right, thanks. Well, I'm sure she could have done something much more constructive by remaining alive, but that's just my opinion. I'm not sure it was confirmed that it was a Palestinian terrorist's house that was being bulldozed though, but I may be wrong
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1557 times:
She was an idiot, nothing more. While I'm sorry she died, she brought it on herself. You don't stand in front of a bulldozer and expect to survive. Along with the protestor who fell (jumped) off the Golden Gate Bridge, she is at the top of the list for the 2003 Darwin Award.
Teahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5446 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1511 times:
She was an anti-semetic, anti-Israel leftist, who ended up on the wrong side of a tank. Do I feel sorry for her? Hardly. About as sorry as I'd feel if Mumia Abu-Jamal got the chair.
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Airplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1485 times:
Yep....I'm not surprised by the insensitivity of some of you people. This woman was fighting for a cause she beleived in and put herself in harms way. Much like the US soldiers in Iraq. Do you blame the dead in that conflict for thinking they were faster than a bullet?
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1444 times:
Jcs17, Did you know the woman? Whenever you post something political, you are usually speaking with anger and not really that much insight into the situation.
How do you know she was an anti-semite? She was just an activist. She FELL, no one just stands in front of a bulldozer waiting to be crushed. Unlike you, she isn't infatuated with *perfect little Israel.* I wonder how many Americans are ashamed to see their tax dollars go to this.
She fell in the dirt, and if you look at the picture, you'll notice that you could easily trip in there. The bulldozer saw her (and don't say they didn't, that's complete B.S., because it reversed on her, too).
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1392 times:
(burning a mock American flag)
If you guys want to stand up for these actions, go ahead. Corrie constantly railed against Jews' treatment of Muslims, and the Israeli government. When she was killed, she was trying to stop the destruction of a known terrorist outpost. Airmale, are you blocking bulldozers when they come for Al-Qaeda and Taliban hiding out in your country by any chance? Yeah, I'm sure she is considered a great woman where you are, Airmale...I mean, after all, many in your country consider bin Laden to be a hero...
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1299 times:
The Israeli bulldozer that ran over and killed American peace activist Rachel Corrie in the Gaza Strip had killed before. A few weeks ago, on March 3, an Israeli bulldozer killed a nine-month pregnant Palestinian woman, Nuha Sweidan, while destroying the house next door in a dilapidated Gaza refugee camp. Palestinian witnesses said that Mrs. Sweidan, 33, bled to death under the rubble as she cradled her 18-month-old daughter. Her unborn baby also died.
I suppose you find this funny too.
Rachel Corrie was using a tried and true non-violent means to prevent the bulldozing of a Palestinian home, a non-violent tactic that goes back to the days of Gandhi. Even Israeli news services have doubted your stupid assertions that she was in front of a terrorist outpost. And whats more, even the "despised" Chinese army wouldn't run over a protester in Tianamen Square.
"Yeah, I'm sure she is considered a great woman where you are"
Actually she's considered a great woman right here in the US of A.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1275 times:
"Right up your ally, Jaysit--anti-American and a champion of liberal causes..."
Yes, all real Americans are all like you: Against the First Amendment, blindly for GWBush, blissfully ignorant of global politics, prone to finding humor in the savage death of a young woman, clueless about the term "anti-semitic," and basically just too cowardly to fight for his country even though he is of an age where he very well could be. You're merely following in the footsteps of Rush Limbaugh, so I gues you are in good company.
The rest of us American liberals merely hold jobs, pay taxes, do our time in the military and fight to keep America the liberal secular democracy it is. Either that or it turns into a backwater of religious politics and rabid ignorance. Which I guess is right up your alley.
And by the way, thats alley - not ally. It pays to stay in school and learn something.
: I think she pretty stupid. There are better ways to voice your opinion than to stand in the way of an Israeli bulldozer. No sympathy from me.
: And since when did being an "anti-American" American become equated with being against the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza? Oh, since Jcs wrote h
: And by the way, thats alley - not ally. It pays to stay in school and learn something. Oh, since Jcs wrote his new book on "How to be an American in 3
: "Jaysit, by insulting me, all you do is make yourself look worse and more pathetic." LOL. This coming from a boy who can barely spell.
: "I didn't realise that she was so Flat Chested" Really big of you, L-188. I'd expect that from Jcs17, but not anyone else. FSP
: Which one is it Jaysit? Should I stay in college so I can learn to spell "alley" correctly, or should I join the military? You've told me to do both.
: Q: What was Rachel Corrie's personal motto??? Answer: Don't Tread on me!!! I crack myself up!!! Don't worry folks. I am here all week
: Whatever, Jcs17. I honestly do not want to argue with you. Every political thread starts fights, which is why I stopped participating in them to begin
: Q: What was Rachel Corrie's favorite Smokey Robinson song? A: The Tracks of my Tears Boy, can you belive that I am making this up by myself. This is e
: Q: What was Rachel Corrie's personal motto??? Answer: Don't Tread on me!!! Insensitive yet clever
: I know I am am awful..... I understanded her favorite Queen song was, "Under Pressure"
: I understanded her favorite Queen song was, "Under Pressure" ouch. Your comedy reminds me of Jay Leno's monologues.
: Q:What was Rachel Corrie's favorite thing to have done at the spa?? A:A mud pack!!!
: Referring to the way this topic is written and not biology, she was not "a women". (In other words, she should not be admired.) This is a woman people
: Yes, what a women. Burns the American flag and can't find anything productive to do other than yell at a bulldozer driver from an angle where he can't