Remember Rachel Corrie, the American 'peace activist' who was killed when she sat down in front of an Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip? She's become an icon, to the Left for her opposition to Israel, to the Right as an example of everything that's wrong with the Loony Left!
It seems she's to be commemorated in yet another country.
Tehran's municipal council has named a street after an American activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
A report in today's edition of Hamshahri, a daily affiliated with the municipality, says the council in the Iranian capital decided to name the street Rachel Aliene Corrie.
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The decision marks the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that an Iranian street has been named after a US national.
There's more at the link.
I suppose this is proof positive that the Iranian government is in-Corrie-gible . . .
P.S.: Some may regard my finding humor in this situation as being cold-hearted or callous. I don't think so. I'm a realist. (Spending multiple years in situations of prolonged conflict tends to make one that way.) I understand that, if you choose to stand in front of a heavily armored bulldozer whose driver has an extremely limited field of vision, the odds of you getting squashed like a bug are better than even. Rachel Corrie proved that. She died as the result of her own decisions. I'm sorry she's dead, but I'm damned if I'm going to cry over her own fatally wrong choices.