Thursday, August 30, 2012

NO Justice For Rachel Corrie: A Reminder That Rachel Corrie Was Not Alone

I, like everyone with any common sense and decency, am truly shocked by the absolutely ridiculous not guilty verdict handed down by the criminal and absolutely abominable Israeli court system to the Israeli Defense Forces for their outright murder of Rachel Corrie.   I guess its perfectly OK to take an American built armored Caterpillar bulldozer and callously and deliberately run over a fully seen International Solidarity Movement protestor, and then after running her over, drop the bulldozer's front scoop and back up over her body for good measure.  Happens all the time, right?

There have been countless articles about Rachel's senseless death over the last few years, and a deluge of articles over the last few days about the outrageous Israeli court verdict concerning the Corrie family's civil trial.   I want to share one article in particular with my own readers, that comes from a fellow real truth seeker, Desert Peace, who writes the blog: Desert Peace, at  It is entitled: "A Reminder That Rachel Corrie Was Not Alone".  This important article shows how there have been others, especially other Palestinians, that have endured the same injustices by the criminal Israelis, and they too should not be forgotten.  I have that entire article right here for all of my own readers to view for themselves, and of course some of my own thoughts and comments to follow:


They died so Palestine can live!
Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff
Such occasions make us cry but also because we start to remember others: the first three that came to my mind were Vittorio Arrigoni, Bassem and Jawaher Aburahma, then to be followed by a flood of faces and names.  
When will this injustice end and the murders stop?

Rachel Corrie

Prepared by Mazin Qumsiyeh PhD
It is hard to believe that we lost Rachel Corrie in March 2003.  Our pain makes it feel like only yesterday especially when this week a consistently biased lying Israeli judge justified his unjust verdict exonerating her killers by vilifying the International Solidarity Movement (see links below). As a Palestinian who happens to also hold a US passport and most importantly as a human being, I found the silence of the Obama administration on the murder of a US citizen particularly revealing.   Such occasions make us cry but also because we start to remember others: the first three that came to my mind were Vittorio Arrigoni, Bassem and Jawaher Aburahma, then to be followed by a flood of faces and names.  When will this injustice end and the murders stop?
As for hundreds of years, colossal injustices must be and are answered by people. Not just in the case of Rachel but the tens of thousands of civilians murdered since the beginning of the Zionist invasion of Palestine. In a short while we commemorate the massacres of Sabra and Shatila where over 1300 Palestinian refugees and Lebanese were brutally murdered by mercenaries of the Israeli state in 1982 (see).  In the subsequent 30 years, with US direct and indirect support, the killing spree continues and the ethnic cleansing continues.  7 million of us are now refugees or displaced people.  In the middle of this darkness always come bright lights like Rachel and thousands of others.Rachel lived her ideals and taught us to live based on these ideals.   In our last fleeting thought before we die, we never consider that we should have worked for more money or more power but we do think that the good that we do in life must have meant something.  Rachel reminded us of this.  Rachel’s good deeds and memory will live long after her killers and the Israeli judge die in obscurity. Her memory will live long after apartheid ends in Palestine and we have return and freedom.  In that future, Muslims, Christians, Jews and others will join hands and hearts to remember this young girl and all the other martyrs along the way to equality and justice.
A poem I wrote March 16, 2008

Of humanity

People get shot, Rachel spoke
I am afraid, she wrote
Want to Dance
I can’t believe
and so many of her remain
in the world
in her words
in our hearts
But today, with a lump in my throat
what paces in my thought
That strange phrase from a holy book
“they plan but God is the best of planners”
Nervously I ask it to slow down
explain yourself to a refugee spirit
what do you plan for the wretched souls
Why Rachel
Or Hurndall
Why Hiam and Marwa?
Why Faris and Al-Durra?
And who is this divine?
In us all?
Do I learn something on this fifth anniversary
of death of another innocent
Is it misery and pain?
Love and action?
Questions or answers?
Or will all I am left with is that smell of the air of Palestine
and the soil, that soaked soil
that Rachel’s last breath took in
to give us the Spring
of our understanding.

 Rachel’s mother: Clearing the Israeli army in this murder is a bad day for :my family, for human rights, and for humanity”
Video shows it was cold blooded murder

Jewish Voices for Peace deplores verdict
Worthewhile rereading Rachel’s letters
What has become of our nation? Netanyahu regime has destroyed our livelihood, dreams, values and future; turned Israel into racist, violent state by Yael Gvirtz

NTS Notes:  I have definitely been seething over the last few days with absolute outrage at the laughable and disturbing "verdict" handed down by the most evil Israeli kangaroo court system.   As I stated before, that verdict was already set in stone the moment Rachel was murdered by the criminals in the IDF.

But again, we must not forget the other innocent Palestinians themselves that have been murdered by these monsters.   There have been countless innocent women and children alone that have been shot and killed in acts of senseless murder by the IDF in the illegally occupied territories, and those murders will continue until everyone says enough and cuts off all aid and support for the criminal state of Israel itself.

I will say one thing about the laughable verdict in the murder of Rachel Corrie.  I can guarantee that by taking this route, more and more people than ever before are now seeing the criminal state of Israel for what it really is.   These monsters think they have won this battle, but in the long run their own stupidity will see them losing this war against the rest of humanity!

Rachel Corrie... I for one will never forget you...

More to come



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Anonymous said...

But Bibi's biggest concern is the so called "Blood Libel" against 'israel' while the blood of thousands cries out from the very soil for justice:

Jody Paulson said...

Thanks for this post, NTS. I didn't know who Vittorio Arrigoni, Bassem and Jawaher Aburahma were, and I'm sure that's just how Israel would want it. I bet most Americans who are now her age don't know who Rachel Corrie is, either. It's really sick how the best people in the world are trivialized and the worst people in the world are lionized in this day and age.

Northerntruthseeker said...

Thanks, Jody, for the kind words..

Feel free to take this and put it up on your own blog, if you want... I really want everyone to be made aware of Rachel Corrie, and how she stood for true justice. Spreading the information is therefore a must...