Sunday, June 6, 2010

A little history

For those who are unfamiliar with Rachel Corrie, the "martyr" after whom one of the Palestinian blockade-runners is named, Stacy McCain has some excellent background. He also draws attention to another death: that of Shiri Negari, a victim of Palestinian terrorism whose demise underscores the contrast between those who seek to live peaceful and purposeful lives, and those who are willing to drown the world in blood in order to give vent to their hatred.

10 comments:

RebeccaH said...

Hmm. I suppose it is callous, but I think I'll celebrate Rachel Corrie by having pancakes in the morning. With maple syrup.

JeffS said...

Yeah, St Pancake, Patron of Earth Moving Equipment! What a character.

Don't forget the bacon, Rebecca! :-p

Merilyn said...

That was a rather stupid thing to do to lay down in front of tank, for goodness sakes! Have to say have only recently heard of her.

Yojimbo said...

Remember the person over at Blairistan who posted as Rachel Corrie's flatmate? :)

JeffS said...

Not to be pedantic (except that I am!), but Saint Rachel "Pancake" Corrie earned her sainthood by laying down in front of a bulldozer.

I bring this up mostly to point out how clueless and vindictive lefties are.....her parents sued the manufacturer of the dozer, Caterpillar because:

"The suit charges Caterpillar, Inc. with aiding and abetting war crimes and other serious human rights violations on the grounds that the company provided bulldozers to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) knowing they would be used unlawfully to demolish homes and endanger civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)."

This for a whacked anti-American American, who was too stupid not to get in the way of earth moving equipment.

Merilyn said...

Thank you JeffS had heard elsewhere she she laid down in front of a tank. Now that I have read a bit about her you are right, was coming back to say I had made an error.
Yojimbo "Rachel Corrie's flatmate, now I know what that means. Have seen it at Blair and Bolt's blog.

Paco said...

YoJ: I remember! Used to chuckle every time I saw that handle.

Yojimbo said...

I think she received IHOP's Woman of the Year Award.

RebeccaH said...

By the by, the pancakes were delicious. Thank you, Rachel!

prairiecat55kc said...

Y'all are SO bad...thank you for being my friends!