posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 01:58 PM
I'm sure she was a great person who truly wanted to help whom she considered the victims, BUT, she put herself in a situation that perhaps her
arrogance of being a Western citizen considered to be safe, simply because she was not a Palestinian, she thought no bad could ever come to her.
If this is the case then it highlights my issue with such people, they are totally out of touch with the world other than what they seem to see on
television and at student organised rallies on campus. If you go to a place engulfed in conflict, then you know the score and if you don't, then
you're a fool, because bullets and in this case, debris, has no name on it or nationality assigned to it. She put herself in danger and she lost her
life, but I honestly think that these people consider themselves immune from such a fate simply because they are from where they are from. I honestly
don't believe that she thought that she herself was in any danger, simply because of her nationality and where she was from. It is the same of those
students who treked through Iran, only to be arrested and yet they were seemingly shocked that they were arrested, totally ignorant of the fact that
there are people, governments, soldiers, militias, nut cases out there who couldn't care less about them or their intentions, just that you
shouldn't be there and that is the same for this woman. Our own countries don't care about us, why would countries/regions/areas who hate us care
about us? Did she think Israeli soldiers or government officials would care about her, helping who they consider is the enemy?
It's always a tragedy when a non combabtant of any nationality persishes, actually it's always a shame when there is any needless loss of any life,
but she did what she did and if she truly didn't realise the consequences of putting herself in that position then a cruel lesson is to be leanred by
those she leaves behind. If she did, then I can only apologise as she gave her life for something she believed in and that is always admirable.
The bottom line is, think before you embark on these adventures. You may only get roughed up back home for your protest, but protesting in Britain
and possibly even America or any Western country, is nothing like protesting anywhere else. There are no safety nets, no rules, no liberal police,
your life is on the line the moment you get involved. If you still do it, then I take my hat off to you, truly you are a brave soul.