This is what the left does for our nation. Instead of supporting an American icon of heavy equipment (as opposed to Komatsu, etc), we should try to ruin them for making and selling those dangerous, NAY, lethal tractors! That poor girl! Here's a tip for all of you sympathetic lefties: Standing in front of heavy equipment, operating in a hostile fire zone? Dumb. Airfare to Palestine: $1800.00 Poster and markers for protest sign: $12.00 Dead hippy: Priceless (and funny) Kin of Slain Protester Suing Caterpillar Tue Mar 15, 5:52 PM ET U.S. National - AP By ELIZABETH M. GILLESPIE, Associated Press Writer SEATTLE - The parents of a 23-year-old activist killed while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home is suing Caterpillar Inc., the company that made the bulldozer that ran over her. Reuters Photo The federal lawsuit, which lawyers said would be filed here Tuesday, alleges that Caterpillar violated international and state law by providing specially designed bulldozers to Israeli Defense Forces that it knew would be used to demolish homes and endanger people. Rachel Corrie, a student at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, was standing in front of a home in a refugee camp in Rafah, near the Egyptian border, in March of 2003 when a bulldozer plowed over her. "The brutal death of my daughter should never have happened," Corrie's mother, Cindy Corrie, said in a statement released by the Center for Constitutional Rights, a law firm handling the case. "We believe Caterpillar and the (Israeli Defense Forces) must be held accountable for their role in the attack." Caterpillar spokeswoman Linda Fairbanks said the company had no comment on the lawsuit. However, the company released a general statement Tuesday that said: "Caterpillar shares the world's concern over unrest in the Middle East and we certainly have compassion for all those affected by political strife. "However, more than 2 million Caterpillar machines and engines are at work in virtually every region of the world each day. We have neither the legal right nor the means to police individual use of that equipment." The statement did not refer to the lawsuit. The Corries have filed separate claims in Israel against the state of Israel, the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Israeli Defense Forces. The Israeli military classified Corrie's death as an accident.