18 April 2005

Marla Ruzicka

Rights activist and aid worker Marla Ruzicka, 28, was killed in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on 17 April. She was travelling on the road to Baghdad airport when a private security convoy ahead of them was targeted by a suicide bomber. Marla founded the Washington-based Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), which worked to obtain financial compensation for the innocent victims of war. We will remember her as someone who sacrificed her life for others and championed the cause of the weak and oppressed.


delftsman3 said...

Just remember WHO killed her. Don't see any irony that the very people that she was, in effect, supporting, did the deed?

Or was it just another VRWC conspiracy to silence opposition?

Karlo said...

Sometimes your statements strike me as coming out of an almost tribal mentality (e.g., support for Iraqis = support for terrorists). Why in the world would any think that she was "supporting" terrorists and murderers? She was supporting victims of war. The child on her lap in the picture was someone whose parents were both victims of war. Do you know of any statement she ever made in support of people blowing up cars? Of course, we can always adopt Bush's simplistic stance and simply say that everyone who opposes Bush's policy is a Islamo-terrorist-Commy-baby-killer.

Anonymous said...

I think all sides should keep the politics out of this and simply mourn the fact that we just lost an incredible person.


Karlo said...

Thanks for the comment and the post on your blog, Peter. It reminds me of why I like blogs. Here I am talking about Marla Ruzicka based on the limited knowledge I have (the news), and you come along and provide some personal insights, having actually met her!