I thought I'd dredge up this thread and re-set on topic...
What are human shields thinking? "But we thought we had an understanding. We didn't think they would kill us." (-media spokesman for International Solidarity Movement)
This poor misguided fool from Olympia, WA got herself killed by lying in front of an Israeli armored <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/16/international/16WIRE-MIDE.html?ex=1048482000&en=49fbc653358e27a8&ei=506
2&partner=GOOGLE" target="_blank">bulldozer</a>. She died protecting the home of a Palestinian militant.
Meanwhile, the local news here spent a solid 3 minutes showing her mourners, talking about what a wonderful girl she was, without bothering to mention why, exactly, those evil Jews were bulldozing houses in Gaza. And they reported that the bulldozer "backup up and ran over her two or three time", an account not supported by any mainstream news source. Even the NY Times suggests it was a terrible accident; she was trapped when she tried too late to move, with the driver unable to see her that close to the blade and assuming she'd be smart enough to get out of the way.
The news spent even more time on the "peace rallies" in town tonight, pretending that there were "thousands" of people such rallies around the country. More like a couple hundred misguided Catholics in the local catherdal plus a few dozens others at local hot spots. Don't even get me started on how these rallies were apparently inspired by an "invitation" from Archbishop Tutu (he who likens Israel to Hitler's Germany).
I live in ^#&!@ Baghdad. When can I go home to NY again?