Colonel Maguire: Eulogy to Rachel
- Eulogy to Rachel
By Colonel Maguire
Sixteen hundred years ago in 404 AD the Christian monk Telemachus
from Asia Minor to Rome with a fixed purpose: end the gladiatorial
Upon arriving in Rome he ran into the arena crying out "In the name
Christ, forebear!" Telemachus interposed his body between the
try to stop the gladiators. But the gladiators and their crowds, many
'Christians' among them, didn't forebear his interference in their
traditions. Together they killed Telemachus. But Honorius, the
Roman Emperor of the West, was stricken in his conscience. He did
and that very evening he outlawed all future gladiatorial contests.
Recently another pilgrim from afar interposed her frail body crying
'Forebear!' By her side stood a man in fervent and reverent prayer
to Heaven for her success. We can imagine 1600 years ago other
praying as Telemachus interposed his body between the gladiators.
Telemachus, Rachel Corrie was mercilessly crushed by the heartless
heedless of her pleas and angered by her message. In the tiers of the
worldwide videodrome the watching mob, many Judeo-Christians among
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
security troops who couldn't be bothered for 10 seconds of pepper
move Rachel and friends aside, all of this defies our comprehension.
none of these Zionist occupation troops go into the Gaza Strip alone
demolish a home. But to complete this scene from Dante's Inferno, to
perfect the satanic insult to Christ, afterwards some Pharisees
and refused their medical help to this woman lying broken in the
happened not far from where the merciful Samaritan's wounded wayfarer
two millennia ago. It's not just the killing but the casual
of it all. One can imagine demons in Hell behaving this way with the
but nowhere else.
The aftermath however is quite different. Instead of outlawing
the Israeli government declares the driver 'not guilty' in a rigged
investigation, while proclaiming the activity itself legal. The
mob continues to cry out for more blood. Can anyone still question
here indeed is the Kingdom of the Anti-Christ, populated by Zionist
Zionist Gentiles alike? Does any question remain that God has
these people over for utter destruction?
And what, you may ask, has the government of the United States of
under the leadership of President George W. Bush done about this
After all, Rachel Corrie was an American citizen. Nor is the Gaza
sovereign Israeli territory. Israeli troops illegally occupy this
contemptuous defiance of multiple UN Security Council resolutions
their immediate withdrawal. If ever there was a clear cut
war crime, here it is, complete with multiple human witnesses and
live in full colour video.
In these circumstances should not the People and Government of the
States demand an apology? Should not the President call a press
and demand that Sharon's government arrest the perpetrators, both the
soldiers directly involved and their military and civilian superiors?
Should not these war criminals be extradited to the United States to
trial and be brought to justice? Should not the government of the
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
peep of protest to the Israelis. It is understandable because, quite
frankly, the Jews and Israel dominate this corrupt administration.
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
evangelical Christian leadership we see daily on Jewish owned
channels? These self-appointed prophets, men like Pat Robertson,
Falwell, James Dobson, and Billy Graham could not care less about what
happened to Rachel Corrie. They preach that Israel can do no wrong;
concerned only with promoting Zionist political ambitions and they
ignore any Christian principles which do not fit the Israeli agenda.
Nor have the media-CNN, FOX, ABC,CBS, the Associated Press and
across North America, uttered more than a passing reference about the
events of last March 16, when young Rachel Corrie's life was snuffed
cruel and sadistic Israeli killers. They, too, you see, are owned and
controlled by Zionist Jewish interests. They, too, like Bush, his
D.C. cohorts, and the pro-Zionist Christian lobby, are complicit in
murder of Rachel Corrie".
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
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
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".
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.
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
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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