For the uninitiated, here is the late Miss Corrie's background:
...an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (a pro-terrorist organization). She was killed in the Gaza Strip by an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) bulldozer while attempting to prevent IDF forces from demolishing the home of local Palestinian Samir Nasrallah (who had one end of a smuggling tunnel in said home, that was being used by Hamas to bring weapons into the Strip that were then used to kill Israelis). The IDF has claimed that the death has been due to restricted angle of view of the D9 bulldozer driver. The New York Times said Corrie and others were acting as "human shields." A student at the Evergreen State College, she had taken a year off and traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada...
...making her a "terror tourist", one who thought they could drop in on someone else's war, throw a few stones, and leave with burnished liberal bona fides. Alas for Rachel, she found out that war is not a child's game, and that the punishment for protecting terrorists is often death, even if accidental.
Rachel has become a martyr to the anti-Israel Left, with numerous documentaries, plays, and some 30-odd songs written in her honor. Of course, photos of her burning an American flag only made her more of a hero....
But Rachel Corrie is coming back to Gaza. In a maritime version.
The "Free Gaza" (read: "Destroy Israel") movement purchased an 1800 ton vessel in late March, named her after the fallen terrorist martyr, and prepared her to sail in the infamous blockade-busting flotilla that met an untimely end at the hand of Israeli commandos. Alas, the Corrie failed to show on time -stopping in a Turkish port after claims of "sabotage"- but is ploughing ahead nevertheless, with an expected arrival sometime this Saturday (at posting time, the ship is approximately 150 miles off of Gaza; the other flotilla ships were intercepted at the 65 mile mark).
So what does Israel do now?
Do they bend to international pressure, let the Corrie through, allow the blockade to be broken, and give a victory to Hamas, Iran, and an anti-Semitic Turkey? Or do they board again (hopefully better armed), and force the ship into an Israeli port?
I would assume the latter. But since no matter what Israel does, it will be vilified, why not go all the way?
Remove the passengers. Remove the cargo. And sink the Rachel Corrie at sea.
Rachel Corrie is a symbol of all that is wrong with Western morality. She was a useful idiot, a willing dupe, and was willing to give her life for a group of people who are hell-bent on committing a second Holocaust.
And for that, a world of useful idiots have made this angry, vicious girl into their patron saint, less to honor her miserable life than to use as a moral bludgeon against the state of Israel.
She was a moral poison. To allow her posthumous victory would inject that poison deeper into the veins of the Middle East, further warping the sense of right and wrong both within the region and within the devotees of the Palestinian's "cause" (that being the destruction of Israel). That's the challenge implied by the naming of this blockade-buster after her; that's the true mission of the Rachel Corrie.
To Israel, I say: Sink the Rachel Corrie. Force the morality that celebrates her to the bottom of the ocean, and let it's carcass rot there. Turn the symbolism around on the anti-Semitic West, and make the message thus: Those who terrorize, and support terror, will find the end of the road at the shores of Israel. Be it Rachel Corrie, or her moral descendants who attempt to honor her by trying to complete the mission Rachel so wholeheartedly skipped school for: The victory of Hamas over Israel.
The Rachel Corrie is an existential death ship. Let's sink the bitch before she completes her mission: The destruction of Israel....
UPDATE: Charles Krauthammer sums it up nicely:
The world is tired of these troublesome Jews, 6 million -- that number again -- hard by the Mediterranean, refusing every invitation to national suicide. For which they are relentlessly demonized, ghettoized and constrained from defending themselves, even as the more committed anti-Zionists -- Iranian in particular -- openly prepare a more final solution.