"He's an idiot. Comes from upbringing. His parents are probably idiots too. Lorraine, if you ever have a kid that acts that way I'll disown you."
First of all, I want to wish Ariel Sharon a speedy and full recovery, so he can enjoy his retirement and spend time with his children and grandchildren. (ad 120)
I came across an interesting article today in the Jpost regarding the parents of Rachel Corrie. You may recall Rachel's story from my post earlier this week.
This article talks about the "possible" attempted kidnapping of her parents while they were visiting the owner of the house their daughter died "protecting".
The story sounds like it was created for positive PR for Palestinian kidnappers, but who knows what's fact and what's fiction.
Apparently, while visiting their friend Samir Nasrallah, a pharmacist in Rafiah, Craig and Cindy Corrie were awoken in the middle of the night and came face to face with two armed gunmen. They told the Corrie's that they should come with them to a safer place. The couple refused and said they felt safe enough in Nasrallah's house. Since the Corrie's don't understand Arabic, most of the conversation was translated for them.
Craig Corrie says that "he feared it might be a kidnapping attempt, but that the situation was never described to him that way by his host."
So since Nasrallah didnt tell him that the armed men wanted to kidnap them, it didnt happen.
No wonder their daughter was so naive that she believed that standing in front of a bulldozer she could save a Palestinian house that was to be destroyed. She must have gotten her intelligence from her parents, who narrowly escaped kidnapping and shrug off that men with gun(s) might try and kidnap them just like other recent kidnap victims in the area. see my previous post.
Good thing there is no intelligence test before one can enter Gaza.....
On a side note, why doesn't anyone try and guess my movie quotes? Today's is an easy one.
Shabbat Shalom, C ya on Sunday.
The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
– Abraham Lincoln