April 19, 2005
Marla Ruzicka: Killed By Friendly KillersTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives
Jay has much to say at Wizbang about the death of Marla Ruzicka, the anti-war, anti-US, activist from Northern California who entered war zones to record civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan and secure aid for those "caught in the crossfire." As it turned out, she was just another target for the killers - and her killers were the guys shooting and bombing her own countrymen and the inhabitants of the country that she died in.
Although the MSM, her organizantion, her friends and family seem to want to spin her death as being "accidental," she didn't die from cross fire or from some errant suicide bomber - she died as the result of the actions of a homicide bomber, period. In other words, friendly(for Marla) fire! Although I've got no problem with helping the innocent victims of war, the Marlas of the world somehow always fault the U.S. with the death of innocents, and never the terrorists, the insurgents, or the "freedom fighters" that are in fact, none of these things, they are just plain old vanilla - mindless and evil killers.
Marla Ruzicka was opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. So much so that she started a group called CIVIC, the Campaign for Innocent Victims of Conflict. So much so that she travelled to Iraq to help and document every single civilian killed or injured by US forces. So much so that she focused, laser-like, on those killed by Americans and gave not the slightest attention to those killed by "insurgents" (the current popular term for terrorists).
Right up until those "insurgents" killed her.
Apparently Ms. Ruzicka used the same kind of logic that small children use when they cover their eyes. "If I can't see you, you can't see me!" Unfortunately, the insurgents are slightly more sophisticated than your average 3-year-old.
If her organization remains consistent, expect them to announce soon that Marla Ruzicka has died in Iraq, without any elaborating details. Perhaps they'll refer to it as a car accident.
Unless, of course, they can find a way to blame the US for her
death. Perhaps the "insurgents" were targeting an American convoy, that
cruelly rescheduled itself. Maybe the bomb was detonated by US jamming
ThoughtsOnLine offers: I guess that no matter how critical Marla Ruzicka was of US policy, no matter how much she supported Fidel, or whether Soros posted her bio on one of his websites, to the terrorists, she was just another American to target, another dead civilian for someone (else) to count. And he also offers the "but she was such a good person" view, with the Washington Post's fawning profile.
As for my final take on Marla Ruzicka, I'm sure that she was a well-meaning and sincere person that believed that she was doing the right thing, and she was. But as is the case with most of the Howard Dean/Nancy Peloczi/Harry Reid/George Soros/Ted Kennedy/John Kerry/Far left liberals, it was the wrong way and for the wrong reason. Her own country matters, and we aren't the problem.
Posted by Hyscience at April 19, 2005 12:41 PM
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