To both parts, I must admit tossing in my $.02 of Snippits and Snappits was quite a pleasure and almost too easy to make it fun. So many holes to pick away at! A blogger's delight. At the end, I publish a summary of the weapons possessed by Israel and Palestine at the time of the Gazan Holocaust. I am so sure Mr. Praut would have difficulties with calling this senseless slaughter a "Holocaust" as well!)
The city of Haifa is still recovering from the trauma of the summer of 2006, when it, along with the rest of northern Israel, was targeted by thousands of Katyusha rockets, fired from southern Lebanon by Hizbullah terrorists. Haifa has also been targeted by several suicide bombers who carried out mass murders against civilians in buses and restaurants.
That is quite a few years ago, Sir. How long will it take the Palestinians, especially in Gaza, to recover their Trauma?
Rachel spoke to them from the grave! She inspired them and even directed their actions promising them a spot in Paradise if they succeeded. Amazing, just amazing. It is all her fault for being dead.
Shortly before that attack, on March 16, 2003, young Rachel was part of a group of ISM activists who were attempting to prevent an Israeli earth-mover from demolishing a home sitting atop a Hamas smuggling tunnel in Rafiah. Corrie knelt down in front of the Israeli military bulldozer. The driver insists he would have stopped had she been visible.
Maybe he would have, maybe he wouldn't. However, only he and God know the truth although onlookers swear she was visible and, from the photos I have thoroughly investigated, in her neon orange vest, waving and jumping up and down at him, she was visible. You must realize also that your army very very rarely penalizes your soldiers for their actions.
The columnist Dennis Prager wrote: " grieve for Rachel Corrie's parents, but spare us the hagiography. Rachel Corrie died fighting for the International Solidarity Movement dedicated, in its own words, to 'armed struggle' against Israel. She ended up being a useful idiot for, and one more victim of, Palestinian terror."
She chose her actions, as an adult should be allowed. How much choice did the babies of Gaza have as they were bombed sleeping in their beds at night?
Corrie died after being taken away for care in a Palestinian medical facility, possibly from medical incompetence.
Ok, blame the Palestinians because they are not such well trained doctors and Israelis? Or not smart enough to save her? But never mind, it was not Israel's fault so you just keep tossing blame around, Sir.
Her behavior that day in Gaza resembled that of a teenager playing chicken with vehicles on the New Jersey Turnpike in the dark. Corrie has since become a sort of Mother Teresa for the radical left and apologists for Islamofascism. She is the martyr saint of the pro-terror lobby and is even celebrated by Klansman David Duke.
Slam, slam, slam, slam, a woman who cannot defend herself with a line just meant to derogate not educate. Almost all Palestinians just want to live normal lives at this point. Is that so terribly Islamofascist? I am, I suppose, one of the 'pro-terror lobby" and an apologist for Islamofascist" because I believe running over women with tractors, blowing up women, children and men is wrong? Yes, was it not your beloved Sharon who bragged and encouraged his men to go for women, children, men, in that order?
When Reuters reported that Gaza Palestinians "honored" Rachel after her death in a "symbolic funeral" by flying U.S. flags, the Wall Street Journal's James Taranto wryly remarked that if Corrie were still alive, she'd no doubt have burned those flags.
Conjecture, conjecture, conjecture. Pfft this means nothing but more spewing of hatred from Mr. Plaut. The woman is dead, how do you know what she would do?
The Corries blame Israel for their daughter's death. But as Israel's Ynetnews service reported, "An IDF investigation determined that the soldiers were not to blame and said the driver of the bulldozer had not seen her and did not intentionally run her over. The army accused Corrie and the International Solidarity Movement of 'illegal, irresponsible and dangerous' behavior.
We have covered this ground previously, Sir. Do you repeat yourself for a reason? To convince yourself of your righteousness?
How DARE they hire an AYRAB lawyer! Once again I imagine that is Rachel coming from the grave again? And gosh, is she responsible for the international boycott? As for the boycott, you are thrice a fool to go there, Sir. Jews began using the boycott as a weapon of war many centuries ago and have never ceased. To them it is a high art form and this you cannot deny.
WW2 was largely the result of starving Germany through an international boycott that drove them to desperation while the German Jews lived, if you will pardon the expression, "high off the hog" and ostentatiously let it be known. Boycott is one of the top Jewish weapons in business affairs as has been admitted by many so, please, don't go there because you come off as a fool.
Do you know how whining and weak you sound, Sir?
Ironically, the Corries were themselves briefly kidnapped in Gaza by Hamas terrorists in January 2006, when they were in town to show the local jihadis. The Jerusalem Post, the British Daily Telegraph and other media outlets reported the incident. Here's how MSNBC described it:
Palestinian gunmen burst into a Rafah house early Wednesday and tried to kidnap the parents of Rachel Corrie, who was killed in 2003 as she protested the impending demolition of a house in the southern Gaza town, according to a witness.The Corries later issued a statement in which they denied they had been kidnapped at all. They had just been hosted at gunpoint. But the simple truth is that the Corries were released once the terrorists realized they were a far more valuable asset for Hamas if they were running around free.
The five gunmen appeared to be affiliated with the Fatah movement, according to Samir Nasrallah, the Corries' host. The gunmen eventually relented after being told who their targets were, he said.
According to the Telegraph, "The gunmen wanted to kidnap the couple as bargaining chips to secure the release of a militia leader, Alaa al-Hams, arrested on suspicion of ordering the kidnap of the British human rights activist Kate Burton and her parents."
Now, now, now. Another misinterpretation of things. Hamas and Fatah are NOT allies. Sir, you should know that Fatah runs the West Bank and Hamas runs the Gaza Strip and there is great hatred between the two. Fatah is run by an Israeli and American patsy Mahmoud Abbas. It is highly unlikely that this was planned by Hamas.
That might have been a marvelous opportunity for the Corries to learn firsthand just what Palestinian terrorism is all about and just why Israel needs to fight terrorism with a variety of means at its disposal, including bulldozers. But it wasn't to be. The Corries went right on churning out their anti-Israel propaganda, much of it carried on anti-Semitic and pro-jihad websites.
Don't you wish you and your hatred had such access to those outlets. And speaking of propaganda. Have you watched Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land, Sir? What the Corries do is as a pinprick compared to the sledgehammer of Jewish media.
Meanwhile, ISM has a track record of using Israeli courts whenever one of its human shields gets injured or arrested.
In the name of the embattled citizens of Haifa, I would like to offer the Corries an appropriate welcome to our city, in the form of the following letter:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Corrie,
You are coming to our lovely town to sue Israel, claiming that your daughter was "killed by an Israeli bulldozer." But you neglect to mention the circumstances under which she was so killed (nor the fact that she died from her injuries while under Palestinian medical care).
Homes and wells, huh?
Your daughter was in a war zone as a belligerent, on behalf of a 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 soldiers in a land in which she had no business being at all.
You demand that we feel your pain at the loss of your daughter, yet your daughter conscripted herself as an accomplice for those seeking to murder children. You feel no pain for the scores of martyrs in my own city of Haifa murdered by those same terrorists.
"I don’t know something called international Principles. I vow that I will burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child are more dangerous than the man because the Palestinian child’s existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger.
I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him. With one hit I’ve killed 750 Palestinians (In Rafah in 1956).I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the Palestinian woman is but a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do."
A similar feeling is expressed in June 2009, by US Hasidic Rabbi Manis Friedman, who encouraged Israelis to kill Palestinian “men, women and children.” “I don't believe in Western morality, i.e., don't kill civilians or children, don't destroy holy sites, don't fight during the holiday seasons, don't bomb cemeteries, and don't shoot until they shoot first because it is immoral. The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle)"
You have written, "We had not understood the devastating nature of the Palestinians' situation."
Your write, "Clearly, our daughter has become a positive symbol for people."
Yawns at repitition, harping and conjecture. You are becoming boring, Sir.
On the pages of anti-Semitic propaganda web magazines you denounce Israel, but you do not have a single word of sympathy for the families of the thousands of innocent Israeli victims of the terrorists with whom your daughter chose to ally herself.
On behalf of the citizens of Haifa, all of whom your daughter's Hamas friends are trying to murder, I remain,
Jan 5, 2009
I imagine you might take the following assessment of the Palestinians to be more than accurate and just more propaganda, Mr. Praut? HOW DARE THEY?
Certainly much more of a challenge with all those weapons than attacking a dead person by a letter or a speech, mmm? Not much chutzpah to perform the latter.