If you weren't sure the Rachel Corrie (Saint Pancake) trial was nothing more than another propaganda attack on the legitimacy of Israel's right to self-defense against terrorism and its supporters, then Corrie's parents made it utterly clear with their latest antics (which I'll get to at the end of the post).
The NYTimes has an article about the current Rachel Corrie trial.
I’m going to discuss some of the important or interesting points of the article.
If you want more information on the Rachel Corrie lies and fraud (Pallywood), I recommend you read/view the following articles/site: StoptheISM, SmoothStone, Daled Amos (especially his part about the contradictory statements by the doctors in the Gaza hospital) and LennyBenDavid.
What's interesting are the partial pieces of information slipped in there provide a clear picture as to how these radicals (including Corrie's parents) try to delegitimize Israel and our right to defend ourselves.
The article discusses the lies that Rachel Corrie promoted in her letters. The NY Times excuses one of those lies because "Ms. Corrie was writing as an incensed activist, not an economist."
But the lies don't end there as the NY Times reports how misleading photos were sent out by the ISM activists.
But not only did the activist try to trick people into believing that the photos were connected, the NY Times leaves out is that there are photos that the ISMer are publishing about Rachel Corrie that were simply photoshopped.
"The day that Ms. Corrie was killed, her fellow activists sent two photographs of her to news agencies that were then transmitted around the world. The first one showed her standing in an orange jacket with a bullhorn addressing an approaching bulldozer, and the second showed her crumpled on the ground, near death. The clear implication was that the two pictures were sequential, whereas the first was shot hours earlier with a different bulldozer. "
The NY Times gives equal weight to the claim of Israel and Corrie regarding the homes in question...
"The Israelis say the houses in question were the source of sniper fire and arms-smuggling tunnels. Ms. Corrie, by contrast, wrote e-mails home saying that the families she met were gentle people whose houses had been shot at and whose children were harassed for no reason."
But since the last Gaza war, we all now know the undeniable truth now about the weapons smuggling tunnels that Rachel Corrie was helping protect.
Meanwhile, the Corries claim they have no connection with how the memory of their daughter it is being promoted.
Apparently the Corries have no problem with the way their daughter's memory has been "hijacked". Which is not surprising as they are doing the same.
"Asked what she thought of how her sister was viewed, she said her family did not consider itself anti-Israel and was not responsible for the way in which Ms. Corrie’s name had been used by groups and causes. "
Cindy Corrie, founder of Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice:We at the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice salute the Olympia Food Co-op Board of Directors for their recent decision to institute a boycott of Israeli goods. We also applaud community and co-op members who have advocated on behalf of this measure.
They aren’t out for justice or truth. First because they’ve been spending their time in court trying to “out” the drivers of the bulldozers, not because that will bring out “truth”, but apparently so that they (and the ISM) can then go after them personally.
But as I said in the beginning of the post, the Corries are complicit partners in these antics, as they too are pulling the same shtik.
The Corries’ lawyer is not trying to find the truth. He is fighting a propaganda battle for the Corries.
In court their lawyer pulled out a small toy bulldozer, a small piece of play dough, and a big Raggedy-Ann doll. His message, how could the driver of the small bulldozer have missed seeing such a big Rachel Corrie.
The truth is though that Rachel Corrie, not a tall girl, was
But that is not the message that Rachel Corrie’s parent want to project in their delegitimization war against Israel’s right to defend itself – in a war zone.
So they instruct their lawyer to continue the delegitimization tactics in court.
Rachel Corrie's mother wants to try to portray Rachel as a civilian in a combat zone. But that's not the case. Rachel Corrie acted as a non-uniformed combatant for terrorists. Which makes her a terrorist too.
Update: Jameel adds the following.
Every time the term "St. Pancake" gets posted, people get very annoyed. The term originates from the LGF website, when the ISM chapter of Victoria announced a memorial pancake breakfast, in the memory of Rachel Corrie!
After ISM realized that their joke at Corrie's expense, was also being used to make fun of the ISM, they removed the text.
The invitation read as follows:
The Rachel Corrie Memorial Committee of Victoria Invites you to a pancake breakfast at Denny’s Restaurant Sunday March 12 , 2006 10 am.
The Public is invited to a memorial pancake breakfast at Denny’s Restaurant on Douglas Street near Finlayson, 10 am, Sunday March 12, 2006 to celebrate the life and untimely death of Rachel Corrie, Peace Activist with the International Solidarity Movement.
There will be a reading of selections from Ms. Corrie’s letters and diary, followed by a ceremony at Topaz Park, where a stone cairn will be erected in her honour.
Attendees are encouraged to wear their keffiahs, and to dress in black.
No weapons, drugs, or alcohol please.
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