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Amy Goodman Interviews the Parents of Rachel Corrie


World  (tags: Rachel Corrie's Murder, Talmudic Tyrants, Zionist Gangster Ideology, Israeli State Terrorism )

Dave
- 3044 days ago - salem-news.com
"Rachel Corrie was a college student from Washington state who tried to slow the destruction of Palestinian homes in Gaza. She was run down by an Israeli military bulldozer operator while she communicated with him on a bullhorn. . ."



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Dave C (867)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 1:22 pm
This interview is deeply moving. . . I'll just say it made me fill up and tears were running down my cheeks. . .
 

Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 1:44 pm
Israeli government has embarrassed the Obama administration by announcing plans to add 1,600 more homes to a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem.
 

pete O (242)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 1:44 pm
Me to Dave thank you so much for sharing. I hope the proceedings enable Mr and Mrs Corrie some form of closure for their loss and also for those who knew her and were with her on that tragic day.
 

Jelica R (144)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 3:02 pm
I've just seen 2 comments disappearing from this post. I was also unable to note it.
I am going to contact care2 support about this.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 4:57 pm
"AMY GOODMAN:

In the midst of Joe Bidenís first visit to Israel as vice president, the Israeli government has embarrassed the Obama administration by announcing plans to add 1,600 more homes to a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem. Biden said Israelís move ďundermines the trust we need right now and runs counter to the constructive discussions that Iíve had here in Israel.Ē

Until America stops funding and supplying Israel with weapons, Netanyahu will run wild and build houses all over Palestinian land.

Obama, Biden and Clinton have all expressed their displeasure but continue providing Israel with the largest slice of US foreign aid.

Hillary Clinton, having stated "we do not approve" Stated(yesterday) that the US will always have a close bond with Israel...Does this mean we do not approve of Israeli "settlements" expanding, but don't worry, we will always fund you and carry on as usual, we will do nothing to stop you?

How hypocritical can one country be?
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 9:06 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 12:49 am
I think everyone in the world should see this movie, MY NAME IS KHAN and get educated
 

Sam H (410)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 8:47 am
I tried to note this story repeatedly, but my note is still not showing. Do you think it's another innocent glitch intended to silence stories that expose Israel for what it is?
 

Dave C (867)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 8:57 am
Something's going on, Sam, one minute this story has 30 notes and then the next 32. It's been an hour now since it allegedly reached the Front Page. . . but when you go there it's not there.

Things generally on Care2 are, and have been very slow the last few days. For instance - I post a comment on a friends profile and - to me - it doesn't show up, and yet the person sends me a thank you, and obviously they can see it but I can't!

Plus.
 

Dave C (867)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 8:58 am
I was just about to say something else but the bloody thing posted itself - forget it, I've gone off the idea!
 

Dave C (867)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 9:26 am
I've just looked again at the front page - now it's there alright but three stories down and very nearly in the 'most popular' section, leapfrogging the Front Page without even getting a chance of the so-called Andy Warhol 'fifteen minutes of fame'!
 

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 12:13 pm
Weird stuff going on at Care2 the past few days.. but I suppose they will clear it up eventually.. The story about Amy is just so sad.. Americans (especially teens & young adults) tend to think they're invincible & that foreign governments, especially Allies, will Listen to them - but we see that's not so when it interferes with Their Policies!:( OUR Government HAS to Prevent this sort of thing by DOING the Job poor Amy felt compelled to do - saving Lives, even if it cost her own!
 

pete O (242)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 12:42 pm
Just been to the suggestions and feedback group Dave others are having difficulties also even some of our adversaries. which made me smile.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 1:45 pm
She was a very brave person , it should not have happened !
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 3:18 pm
Corrie have to sue Hamas for using their daughter as a Human Shield and to protect ammunition tunnels from destruction by Israelis.

No decent person can value Israeli lives less, than Palestinian property. Lives are most important in any humanistic society.


 

Elsa ED (231)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 3:22 pm
Lets hope the Corries win their case. Rachel never hurt a soul. Sweet girl with a big heart.
 

Sam H (410)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 3:33 pm
And you have the nerve to bring up the word decency, Vladimir. You and decency don't belong in the same sentence. I guess the rest of the world is not "chosen" to be decent according to you. For God's sake we're talking about the grieving parents of a young, peace-loving lady who was murdered by Israel.

So the killers are decent, and the victim is not! Such is the upside world fanatics live in!!!!!!!
 

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 4:55 pm
Oh crap, I'm sorry - I mixed the Interviewer's name (Amy) with the victim's (Rachel).. I'm so sorry!
 

Bryan S (105)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 6:13 pm
You can also watch the Democracy Now! interview here. I recently heard that General McChrystal said that Israel jepordizes US security, which has been more than obvious for many years. Maybe there will finally be a change in the US' undconditional billions in military aid to Israel based on practicality. Any concern for human rights has certainly never had any effect.

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/10/family_of_slain_us_peace_activist
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 6:20 pm
I was not talking about being "chosen", Sam, don't put words into my mouse.

Corrie was a peace loving lady, and she is a victim. Same as the Israeli Cat's driver, who not seeing Rachel and crashed the house wall, killing her.

I am saying, that Rachel's true killers are her Hamas handlers, letting that peace-loving girl into the deadly spot. Nothing to do with fanatism. Using human shields is a war crime, no matter what the shields want for their lives.

And you know, another boy from her group was deliberately killed in cold blood by Palestinians, when he tried to intervene into a quarrel between Palestinian fractions. For some strange reasons, I don't see articles about him on Care2 or elsewhere else, his memory is getting forgotten, and no dramas were written about.

Nobody wants to blame Palestinians for the murder in our politically correct world. Let's blame Israel for everything instead, it's cool now.
 

Bryan S (105)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 8:47 pm
"That deadly spot" was simply standing in front of the home of a Palestinian doctor and his family. One of the thousands of homes of ordinary Palestinians that have been bulldozed. And there was no combat whatsoever going on - no human shields were being used, as is often falsely claimed.

And Corrie wasn't killed when the house wall was crashed. She was standing in plain site and communicating with a bullhorn. Yes indeed, let's look at the murder of civilians and see that the huge majority of them have been Palestinians.
 

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 9:04 pm
Shameless. You'll notice only trolls are low enough to spread misinformation about Rachel.

 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 19, 2010, 5:39 am
Bryan, read Corrie's story from Wikipedia, and not from some Electronic Intifada sources. Then you will understand, why tens of pro-Palestinian activists go to protest Israeli Army on a daily or weekly basis and come home safely. And that the spot where Corrie stood was deadly THAT DAY, because of the threat of Palestinian snipers was real. She was protesting for a long time, learnt IDF rules of having orange clothes and bullhorn, but underestimated all the dangers.

Hamas knew of those dangers, and still let her and other in. And now someone wants to claim it's all Israeli fault? Only in the eyes of Electronic Intifada backers.

We have to listen to both sides before making a judgement, and not just to politicized trolls spreading misinformation to besmirch Israel by all costs.
 

Dave C (867)
Friday March 19, 2010, 7:16 am
Bryan S.

Thursday March 18, 2010, 6:13 pm

"You can also watch the Democracy Now! interview here. I recently heard that General McChrystal said that Israel jepordizes US security, which has been more than obvious for many years. Maybe there will finally be a change in the US' undconditional billions in military aid to Israel based on practicality. Any concern for human rights has certainly never had any effect."

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/10/family_of_slain_us_peace_activist

Thank you Bryan!
 

Sam H (410)
Friday March 19, 2010, 7:34 am
No criminal could have tampered with evidence in this case the way Israel did. But that's hardly a surprise! After reading the transcript of the interview, I went ahead and listened to it. It's very moving. Thanks for bringing it to out attention, Dave.

I highly recommend listening to it. It's long, but worth it!
 

Sam H (410)
Friday March 19, 2010, 7:37 am
This is the link again:http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/10/family_of_slain_us_peace_activist
 

Dave C (867)
Friday March 19, 2010, 7:48 am
Yes indeed, thank you Sam - please, everyone, make the time, and watch the video here!:

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/10/family_of_slain_us_peace_activist
 

Bryan S (105)
Friday March 19, 2010, 6:33 pm
You're welcome Dave and thanks for posting the article, and thanks Sam for providing a better link.

Well Vladimir, first you make up something (or repeat made up info) about protecting ammunition tunnels and now you're saying the danger Corrie faced was from Palestinian snipers. The incidence was simply the routine demolition of one of thousands of Palestinian homes that had nothing to do with militants.

Trying to say this had anything to do with Hamas violence or using human shields does not make one very credible when they say to look at both sides.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 19, 2010, 7:15 pm
"I recently heard that General McChrystal said that Israel jepordizes US security, which has been more than obvious for many years"...ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!

McChrystal is a control freak cowboy who loves war and the more power he can get, the better...He is already "in charge" of two wars so let's drag in Israel and start a third one?

Personally I believe it is long overdue that Israel should front the international court on charges of war crimes for the "slaughter of Gaza".

By the same token I do not believe that Rachael Corrie was very sensible to attempt to stop a bulldozer driven by an Israeli "trained to kill", with nothing but a bullhorn?

I have seen many petitions against "Caterpillar" for providing bulldozers to Israel. UTTERLY ABSURD!

It is Israeli troops that are guilty as hell of driving over people in bulldozers, slaughtering innocent civilians with white phosphorous, DU ammunition and mindlessly destroying Palestinian property and about time the world stepped in and stopped it!
 

Bryan S (105)
Friday March 19, 2010, 7:43 pm
Very true David, it is Israel that is guilty of the things you mention, not Caterpillar. However, putting pressure on companies that do business with oppressive states is a way to draw attention and bring about some change.

I would say there have been a lot of people who were not all that sensible in their fight for justice, and some have lost their lives and some won victories. But their courage is what brings change, though i do wish poor Rachel would have backed down in order to fight another battle.

And actually that was Petraeus who made a comment about Israel and US security (sorry). Point is of course that this issue should have been seriously considered long ago (not to imply that it's actually being considered now) instead of unconditionally giving the Israeli government billions in military aid each year.
 

Sam H (410)
Friday March 19, 2010, 9:15 pm
David Buchan,

Rachel gave up her life for what she believed in. You're right that she had a choice. She chose NOT to look the other way when she saw crimes being committed. But what are the Palestinians to do? Are they also not sensible simply for being Palestinians? For waking up every morning and breathing the fresh air of Palestine?

Rachel had a choice. She made the brave choice. If there were more people like Rachel in the world, maybe Israel's crimes can eventually be stopped.

If we allow ourselves to characterize even peaceful opposition to Israel as unsensible, then the only thing left for the Palestinians to do is pack up and leave.

I'm sure that wasn't your intent. And I'm sure your comment was made to lament the unnecessary loss of life. But to suggest that Rachel's actions were "not sensible" may unintentionally diminish her extraordinary heroic deed.

The goal should NOT be to discourage others from taking up her cause, but to stop further crimes by Israel.

I'm sure we agree on that!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 19, 2010, 10:04 pm
The point I was attempting to make Sam is that the death of Rachael achieved nothing, she died unnecessarily.

If you check out the news items I have posted on care2 you will find that I am in no way in favour of a US armed and funded Israel slaughtering innocent Palestinians.

I mention the US only because I find the hypocricy of the US intolerable on this matter. To warn Netanyahu to stop building settlements and then do nothing to stop him makes one wonder just who is in charge of the US government?

The family of Rachael have my deepest sympathy.

 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 19, 2010, 10:08 pm
Until the US stops arming and funding Israel, there will be no peace in the Middle East.

Without US backing Israel is a tiny, powerless, country and well intended people like Rachael need not die.
 

Sam H (410)
Friday March 19, 2010, 10:41 pm
I fully know where you stand, David. And in the fight for justice, you are certainly a solid ally. I hope I chose my words well enough to communicate that sentiment to you in my prior comment. But what I took exception to was the characterization of Rachel's actions as "not sensible."

We have Rachel's actions and we have the actions of the driver of the bulldozer. If hers were "not sensible," how are we to characterize the actions of the driver?

"Criminal" probably would be a good comeback!
 

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Friday March 19, 2010, 10:50 pm
David, it is way too early to say Rachel died for nothing. I couldn't disagree more.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 19, 2010, 11:27 pm
Israel and Caterpillar are innocent but the driver of the bulldozer is guilty and should/must be charged for committing murder...

"David, it is way too early to say Rachel died for nothing. I couldn't disagree more."...Rachael has aroused world attention to the Israeli onslaught, but is that worth dying for Locan?

Netanyahu is doing a pretty good job of making Israel look nasty and very much the criminal in the eyes of the world without any help from anyone? :-)
 

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Friday March 19, 2010, 11:57 pm
Point well taken my friend. I also concur with Sam that it would have been far preferable had she lived to fight another day.

But as someone that has survived the loss of two children, I have to tell you that it happened. There's no taking it back. The choice then going forward is was it for nothing or did their life have meaning? If it had meaning, how do I prove it? By slogans and words? By proving the naysayers right by allowing the nonsense to continue?

Hell NO. Action is followed by more action and yes, more action because that is far more powerful than words. Substance. If it then consumes me and eventually takes my life also, so what? It has meaning and I have no doubt. That is my truth.

I'm sorry to get all airy-fairy on you (as opposed to the ability to intellectualize and convey those thoughts to you effectively) but it is that simple. My heart doesn't lie.

I want to thank you for you poignant question, truly, because you help me remember who I am and those I am a living memorial for.
 

pete O (242)
Saturday March 20, 2010, 12:08 am
So vlad with your political agenda again defiling what is being brought to our attention here i/e a news item keeping us informed over the legal proceedings and a families battle to find the truth over the death of their daughter, Explain or demonstrate how Dear Rachael had any contact with what was the Hamas movement at this time, give us evidence that your accusation has any grounds or please take your pre programed anti Hamas statements to a place where it is fitting. We would be more than happy to debate with you with regard to peoples right to self determination. If you cannot then your acusation is nothing but speculation.If Hamas today are using non violent methods doesent that make you think this is better than the violent actions they were forced to use previously to defend the Palestinians or are you suggesting that it would be better if they went back to that. We know from History zionists have no problems in allowing Jewish people to suffer
 

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Saturday March 20, 2010, 12:11 am
OWWWWWW! Damn dude, did that hurt?

'cause it looked like it hurt.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 20, 2010, 7:48 pm
Bryan, Palestinian snipers made it impossible for Israeli soldiers to send field observers, which could notice Corrie. Look at wiki about smuggling tunnels which IDF demolishes on a regular basis, if you have any doubts why IDF was there in the first place.
 

pete O (242)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 5:14 pm
Vlad the IDF were there to protect the illegal destruction of peoples homes, as they would be challenged, ps.you do not need observers if the IDF were there - they have eyes field glasses ect. With regard to tunnels again this is misleading there were no tunnels near where Dear Rachel fell, it would be a very long tunnel indeed to reach the Egyptian border from there.
 
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