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Colonel Maguire: Eulogy to Rachel

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    Eulogy to Rachel By Colonel Maguire (maguiresez@hotmail.com) Sixteen hundred years ago in 404 AD the Christian monk Telemachus travelled from Asia Minor to
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      Eulogy to Rachel

      By Colonel Maguire

      (maguiresez@...)



      Sixteen hundred years ago in 404 AD the Christian monk Telemachus
      travelled
      from Asia Minor to Rome with a fixed purpose: end the gladiatorial
      combats.
      Upon arriving in Rome he ran into the arena crying out "In the name
      of
      Christ, forebear!" Telemachus interposed his body between the
      combatants to
      try to stop the gladiators. But the gladiators and their crowds, many
      'Christians' among them, didn't forebear his interference in their
      ancient
      traditions. Together they killed Telemachus. But Honorius, the
      Christian
      Roman Emperor of the West, was stricken in his conscience. He did
      forebear
      and that very evening he outlawed all future gladiatorial contests.



      Recently another pilgrim from afar interposed her frail body crying
      out
      'Forebear!' By her side stood a man in fervent and reverent prayer
      appealing
      to Heaven for her success. We can imagine 1600 years ago other
      Christians
      praying as Telemachus interposed his body between the gladiators.
      Like
      Telemachus, Rachel Corrie was mercilessly crushed by the heartless
      ones
      heedless of her pleas and angered by her message. In the tiers of the
      worldwide videodrome the watching mob, many Judeo-Christians among
      them,
      also roared out "kill, kill". So far our analogy is exact.



      The utter callousness of this documented war crime, the premeditated
      character of the Israeli driver's acts; and also of the by-standing
      Israeli
      security troops who couldn't be bothered for 10 seconds of pepper
      spray to
      move Rachel and friends aside, all of this defies our comprehension.
      We know
      none of these Zionist occupation troops go into the Gaza Strip alone
      to
      demolish a home. But to complete this scene from Dante's Inferno, to
      perfect the satanic insult to Christ, afterwards some Pharisees
      passed by
      and refused their medical help to this woman lying broken in the
      dust. This
      happened not far from where the merciful Samaritan's wounded wayfarer
      lay
      two millennia ago. It's not just the killing but the casual
      gratuitousness
      of it all. One can imagine demons in Hell behaving this way with the
      damned,
      but nowhere else.



      The aftermath however is quite different. Instead of outlawing
      demolitions
      the Israeli government declares the driver 'not guilty' in a rigged
      investigation, while proclaiming the activity itself legal. The
      videodrome
      mob continues to cry out for more blood. Can anyone still question
      that
      here indeed is the Kingdom of the Anti-Christ, populated by Zionist
      Jews and
      Zionist Gentiles alike? Does any question remain that God has
      delivered
      these people over for utter destruction?



      And what, you may ask, has the government of the United States of
      America
      under the leadership of President George W. Bush done about this
      atrocity?
      After all, Rachel Corrie was an American citizen. Nor is the Gaza
      Strip
      sovereign Israeli territory. Israeli troops illegally occupy this
      land in
      contemptuous defiance of multiple UN Security Council resolutions
      demanding
      their immediate withdrawal. If ever there was a clear cut
      international
      war crime, here it is, complete with multiple human witnesses and
      recorded
      live in full colour video.



      In these circumstances should not the People and Government of the
      United
      States demand an apology? Should not the President call a press
      conference
      and demand that Sharon's government arrest the perpetrators, both the
      guilty
      soldiers directly involved and their military and civilian superiors?
      Should not these war criminals be extradited to the United States to
      stand
      trial and be brought to justice? Should not the government of the
      United
      States immediately end all aid to the Zionist State until it bows to
      international law and the dictates of common humanity?





      It is not surprising that President Bush has not made so much as a
      single
      peep of protest to the Israelis. It is understandable because, quite
      frankly, the Jews and Israel dominate this corrupt administration.
      They own
      Mr. Bush, they control his Deparment of Defense and he, their obedient
      puppet, faithfully does their bidding.



      And where are the voices of those who claim to speak for Christ
      today, that
      evangelical Christian leadership we see daily on Jewish owned
      television
      channels? These self-appointed prophets, men like Pat Robertson,
      Jerry
      Falwell, James Dobson, and Billy Graham could not care less about what
      happened to Rachel Corrie. They preach that Israel can do no wrong;
      they are
      concerned only with promoting Zionist political ambitions and they
      gladly
      ignore any Christian principles which do not fit the Israeli agenda.

      Nor have the media-CNN, FOX, ABC,CBS, the Associated Press and
      newspapers
      across North America, uttered more than a passing reference about the
      tragic
      events of last March 16, when young Rachel Corrie's life was snuffed
      out by
      cruel and sadistic Israeli killers. They, too, you see, are owned and
      controlled by Zionist Jewish interests. They, too, like Bush, his
      Washington
      D.C. cohorts, and the pro-Zionist Christian lobby, are complicit in
      the
      murder of Rachel Corrie".

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      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3025016.stm


      The Israeli army has closed an investigation into the death of a US
      peace activist crushed by one of its bulldozers, saying it was an
      accident and that no action would be taken against the soldiers
      involved.
      Rachel Corrie died in March during a protest against the demolition
      of a house in the southern Gaza Strip.

      She suffered multiple injuries when an Israeli Army bulldozer ran
      over her and later died in hospital.

      Eyewitnesses, including fellow protesters from the International
      Solidarity Movement for whom Corrie was a volunteer, said that the 23-
      year-old was clearly visible to the bulldozer operator and was
      deliberately killed.

      However, the army said that military police investigating the
      incident found that Corrie was killed by earth and building rubble
      falling on her as she tried to climb on a pile of earth while the
      bulldozer was operating.

      It also said that, while it expressed sorrow for any incident in
      which innocent people are harmed, it felt that the "illegal and
      irresponsible" actions of the ISM "contributed to the tragic and
      distressing results of this incident".

      'Full investigation'

      The ISM, a pro-Palestinian activist group that uses 'non-violent
      direct action' to challenge the Israeli activities in Palestine, were
      protesting against the destruction of a home in the town of Rafah in
      the Gaza Strip when the incident occurred.

      Her colleagues said that Corrie, wearing an orange fluorescent jacket
      to identify herself as an activist, was killed after climbing onto a
      mound of dirt in front of the bulldozer when it refused to stop.

      However, the Israeli investigation said in a statement that the army
      team involved in the incident did not see the activist, because she
      was standing behind the mound of earth "and it was not possible to
      see her or to hear her voice".

      "It is clear the death of Ms Corrie was not caused as a result of a
      direct action by the bulldozer or by its running her over," it said.

      The army said its investigation had taken into account the
      interrogation of the soldiers involved, eyewitness statements, the
      findings of the autopsy and the collection of evidence.

      Crackdown

      An ISM spokesman said the group was not surprised by the findings.

      "We have received so many negative signals from them," Ghassan Andoni
      told the Associated Press news agency.

      "Their only concern is to protect their people and not arrive at the
      truth."

      Shortly after Corrie's death the Israeli army clamped down on the
      ISM's activities and those of other peace groups.

      It ordered all foreigners intending to enter areas under Palestinian
      control to sign waivers that absolve Israel from responsibility
      should they be killed or injured in the occupied territories.


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