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The parents of Rachel Corrie have been refused permission to sue the company which made the bulldozer that killed her.

A panel of three Federal judges in the USA ruled that the legal action could not have gone to trial "without implicitly questioning, and even condemning, USA foreign policy towards Israel" and so it would bring the Judicial Branch into conflict with the Executive Branch.

Corrie was killed on 16 March 2003 by an armoured 60-tonne Caterpillar D9 bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza Strip, as she was trying to prevent the home of a Palestinian pharmacist being razed, even though she was wearing a fluorescent orange vest and in full view of the IDF bulldozer operators, according to witnesses.

Cindy Corrie, Rachel's mother, told the Guardian Unlimited that "Clearly there were war crimes committed here, and we will continue to challenge Caterpillar and the US government."

Corrie's e-mails home were turned into a stage play, "My Name Is Rachel Corrie", complied by the Royal Court Theatre's Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, a Guardian journalist.


:dateline New York, 19 Sept 2007, Guardian Unlimited [UK]


OMG what craaaaaaaap.

Seems like I learned, back in ninth grade Civics class, about how great my nation was --- because it had Separation of Powers. Which is, that each of the three branches of the government kicks the others in the balls if they screw up. This avoids tyranny [ha ha]. It prevents one man, say our great President Bush, from stealing national elections and lying to the people he leads and carrying out foreign relations as a tyrant would. It even means that ex-King William, [that would be W. Clinton], he of the inability to keep his pants zipped up, can go to trial for screwing around on his wife, by exploring underneath the skirts of a 23-year-old intern in his private office and violating her with his cigar.

So now three jellyfish judges say Rachel can't challenge King George and his minions?

[For the non-ichtyologists reading this: jellyfish don't have spines.]

And how much were they paid off by the taxpayers [and imho, by Caterpillar?]

Guess we better rewrite the US Constitution for accuracy, no? After we finish listening to the corpses of Hamilton, Jefferson, Tom Paine, and Washington twisting around in their graves and puking.


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