November 9, 2010

Playing With Pancakes

Question: What do you get when you add a wristwatch, a model bulldozer and a Strawberry Shortbrain doll?

Answer: It's time to play with your Jehadi Jane action toy set with KillerJooos Remote Control!

This photo was actually in last Sunday's New York Times with the following caption.

A lawyer for the Corries pressed the bulldozer operators with props, arranging a plastic toy bulldozer, an orange lump of putty and a Raggedy Ann doll.

The Corries are in the midst of a civil trial against Israel for the death of their activist daughter, Rachael Corrie, who was run over by an Israeli Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer in 2003.

Books, plays, videos and even an aid ship to Gaza have been dedicated to her memory and spirit, her focus on human rights and the plight of the Palestinians.

And don't forget the yummy pancake syrup too.

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 Israeli Army investigation found that the drivers of the bulldozer that killed her did not see Ms. Corrie because she was standing near a high mound of dirt as it approached. The drivers, it said, had limited lines of sight inside their heavily armored vehicle, and that by placing themselves in the bulldozer’s path as human shields, the eight activists bore primary responsibility.


The_Kid said...

I hate lawyers. Hope I never need one.

sig94 said...

Kid - I guess that we all hate lawyers except for those that save our asses, errr, necks.

They Say/We Say said...

The ACLU came out against the AirPort Scanners and TSA crotch grabbing and booby caressing.
What will we see next in our lifetime?
Lawyers just take cases. Idiots bring Idiot cases to the Lawyers.
And yes some Lawyers egg them on.

Rhod said...

That photo is phony. That's DC at his desk.

sig94 said...

Rhod - He's so cute.
Brrrrooooom! Brrrroooom! Beep! Beep! Eeeek! Ahhhh!

Starsplash said...

I don't hate saying this. I would bet that up to the point that the dozer began to crush her, her insane belief was that it would stop.
Her parent should be sued for teaching her as a child to get in the way of bulldozes to begin with.

They probably feel totally guilty and are blaming that feeling upon; in this case, a whole nation.

The Jihad for little miss muffet is over now. Crushed by reality.

sig94 said...

Star - who knows? Maybe she stumbled or fell or had a stroke or was looking at something shiny or .... didn't get out of the way in time.

In any event, playing tag with slow-moving, 108,00 pound iron behemoths is not condusive to the good health of clumsy people.