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  •  Fair enough. I think the issue that really (0+ / 0-)

    matters to me here is selective outrage, and the manufacture of a propaganda campaign that exploits some deaths and studiously ignores others, and that redefines the term murder to suit political ends.  One does not have to be a Likudnik to appreciate this.

    Where are we, now that we need us most?

    by Frank Knarf on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 09:14:38 AM PDT

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    •  We see "the others" on the front pages of American (1+ / 0-)
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      newspapers when they occur, and the Israeli victims have names. The Palestinians victims of this insanity seldom, if ever, are named, are given human stature. Rachel was an American, an exception and an exceptional young woman who had the temerity to have a name. That she died at the hand of a member of the IDF who was implementing Israeli government policy is beyond question. If you disagree with that policy you may call her death murder, if you agree with that policy you probably will not. Nobody wants to acknowledge they agree with a policy that sanctions murder, even if, especially if, they in fact do.

      I quit school very young, and never learned how to believe things just because I was told to.

      by socalmonk on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 01:48:54 PM PDT

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      •  "Policy that sanctions murder" is the heart of (0+ / 0-)

        this issue.  It is not possible to discuss the death of Rachel Corrie in a political vacuum.  She is not just a woman who died under disputed circumstances, but a political weapon in a propaganda war.  Without an analysis of the events surrounding the second Intifada, we cannot understand what happened to her.

        Where are we, now that we need us most?

        by Frank Knarf on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 04:13:30 PM PDT

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