March 16, 2009, - 12:56 pm

So Sad, Too Bad: American Anti-Israel Protester Meets Natural Selection

By Debbie Schlussel
When you go to a foreign country for the sole purpose of attacking that country’s soldiers and enabling that country’s enemies–in this case, one of its myriad Islamic terrorist enemies–you sometimes get what you deserve. You have put yourself in the position of a warrior, and you are no longer subject to the treatment that an innocent, peaceful civilian deserves.
There’s sort of a poetic justice in this story, since this guy, Tristan Anderson–a former UC-Berkeley tree-sitter–and his ilk threw rocks at Israeli soldiers. And since he’s part of ISM, the International Solidarity Movement, which helped hide Islamic terrorists the night before they blew themselves and many innocent Israelis and others up in Mike’s Bar in Tel Aviv. This is war, and this person is a warrior. In war, sometimes the bad guy gets hurt.

An American demonstrator seriously injured in clashes between protesters and IDF soldiers is in stable condition, a spokesperson for the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer said on Sunday.


“Peaceful Protestors”?:

ISM Activists Sabotage Israeli Anti-Terror Fence

Tristan Anderson, 38, of Oakland, California, was hit in the head by a tear gas canister during a protest against the West Bank security barrier in Nil’in on Friday and underwent surgery at the hospital, near Tel Aviv.
Anderson is on a respirator but in stable condition, the spokeswoman said on condition of anonymity because of the issue’s sensitivity.
The protest took place in the West Bank town of Nil’in, near Ramallah, where Palestinians and international backers frequently gather to demonstrate against the security barrier.
The IDF says the area where the protests take place is a closed military zone off-limits to demonstrations.
About 400 protesters turned out in Nil’in on Friday, according to the IDF. Some of them hurled rocks at troops, who used riot gear to quell the unrest, it added, without elaborating.
Ulrika Jenson, an International Solidarity Movement activist, said troops fired tear gas canisters into the crowd from a hill above.

No tears for this Anderson guy. You throw rocks and hang with a group that helps terrorists blow people up, you deserve what you get in response. This guy wasn’t in Israel for any positive purpose. He went where he was told not to go.
The difference between Israel and any other country in this region was that the Israelis only fired tear gas. Had this idiot, Tristan Anderson, gone to Gaza or the so-called West Bank to protest the terrorists there that constantly try to go through these barriers, he’d have been ripped to shreds. And we’d never hear of or about him ever again. He certainly wouldn’t be taken care of by Palestinians in their hospitals. They’d just kill him and cut him up like a chicken.
And it wouldn’t be a cause celebre for AP or anyone else.
Lefties are trying to turn this into another Rachel Corrie story. Corrie was the America-hating, American flag-burning woman who stood in front of Israeli bulldozers to stop them from tearing down a terrorist house under which terrorist explosives and weaponry were transported through tunnels. The bulldozer driver didn’t see her and she died.
There was a Rachel Corrie play/opera and other baloney tributes to this cretin who got what she deserved. If this Anderson cretin gets the same, expect, “Tristan, the Fertilized Musical.” The guy is already a martyr for these people, no matter what happens to him.
No tears from me for Tristan Anderson.

25 Responses

Funny you mention the Rachel Corrie story. She was from my alma matter, The Evergreen State College in Olympia Wa. I’m assuming she is the same person, run over by a bull dozer- Gee it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to gosh I don’t know step two or three feet away from the uncomming machine that’s going to run you over. They had a shrine in her memory in the entrance hall of the school with big posters “Local Humanitarian dies protecting a hospital in Palestine.” What a f-ing joke-But that’s Evergreen for you! The idiot professor who set up the foreign demontration also set up a demonstration taking students to Mexico to protest something down there, The Mexican Gov’t expelled them from their country. Rachel got what she deserved, and too bad Tristan didn’t meet the same fate, hopefully he will have permanant brain damage, we can only hope.

wolf2012 on March 16, 2009 at 1:34 pm

He already had permanent brain damage! Just think, if he had been hit by the canister stateside, his family could sue the armed forces at taxpayer expense, and win!!

spiffo on March 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I am not sure what upsets me more. Was it what happened to the joy I felt thinking this cretin was dead when I read the headline only to notice as I read the article he was still alive, or the fact that the Israeli government must pay for his medical care?
Either way I am pissed off.

i_am_me on March 16, 2009 at 1:54 pm

The last time I checked, it’s pretty hard to wage war with impunity. This is true for all sides in an armed conflict.
For some strange reason, Palestinian Arabs and their many supporters think that Palestinian Arabs should be able to wage all-out war against a Jewish State with impunity even though said Jewish State sincerely desires peace and co-existence. The notion that someone should be able to kill Jews with impunity is called anti-Semitism.
Or as I always say: In a world void of anti-Semitism, the War Against Israel could not possibly exist.
Tristan Anderson assumed risk in throwing rocks at armed soldiers (of any kind). I hope the Israelis send him the bill for his medical care.

There is NO Santa Claus on March 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA! I love that laugh of Tom Hanks in the movie “The Money Pit”, when the bath tub falls through the floor.
Just think if there were no journalists allowed inside war zones. We’d have wrapped up that sand box 7 years ago.

samurai on March 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm

I think this child Anderson should get a special award at the next Rachel Corie Pancake Breakfast

Haile on March 16, 2009 at 2:29 pm

All anti fence protesters ought to be beaten to a pulp.
“So Sad, Too Bad” – are we in the 6th grade?

Ripper on March 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Me neither. I’d say kill the Leftists. With all the people they mass-murdered in the last century in pursuit of a criminal dream, the world is better off without them. And oh yes, also their Islamist buddies who would mass-murder hundreds of millions more in pursuit of another criminal dream. To such birds of a feather all one can say is: good riddance and none too soon!

NormanF on March 16, 2009 at 3:08 pm

And of course the Israeli doctors still took care of this jackass. I would sent him to a Palestinian hospital. They don’t have any? They’re butcher shops? Too bad.

Tempus Fugit on March 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Of course, the Leftards in the Bay Area are planning a rally outside of the Israeli consulate in San Francisco today at 4 pm PDT. For anyone interested, there’s the standard anti-Israel drivel posted at an update on the unfortunate dhimmi’s condition at (

Kalifornia Kafir on March 16, 2009 at 4:12 pm

I agree with all of the above post, yet I am against the so called “security” fence.
That I live on “the other side” of it is the least my concerns.
See above link.

Ben-Yehudah on March 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Someone that stupid deserves what he gets. And I don’t have much to good to say about the mindless Israeli authorities who let the subversive ISM types into the country to collude with the terrorists and throw up roadblocks in the path of keeping Jews safe.

NormanF on March 16, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Debbie, did you notice the fucktard was visiting a Jewish gf who was in Israel on a Birthright trip? They should hire me to screen these people.

Anonymous1 on March 16, 2009 at 9:51 pm

I have read your take on the security barrier and agree with your position, but what would you suggest the Israelis do instead for security in lieu of the barriers? I’m quite curious.

commonsense on March 16, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Question: Why don’t the Israelis electrify the security fences?

lexi on March 16, 2009 at 10:35 pm

The security wall was constructed to keep out Hamas homocide bombers. I dislike using the term “suicide” because as we know people who do take their own life usually don’t seek to harm other people. Those who take other people down along with them – let’s call them what they really are – mass murderers. The only reason it hasn’t recurred is the wall makes its very difficult for terrorists to enter Israel at will like they did when there was no way to keep them out.

NormanF on March 17, 2009 at 3:04 am

Without a security fence you must expect to put up with at least one suicide bombing a week. Also you must be prepared for at least 30,000 Palestinians immigrating into Israel illegal every year. Are you deaf, dumb, and blind or just an ideologue?

Ripper on March 17, 2009 at 8:27 am

The last time I was in Israel the only real support for the Security Fence came from the ever dwindling political center. The left is opposed to it for obvious reasons. The right is opposed to it for two reasons:
1) It actually makes it more difficult to pursue terrorists after an attack.
2) It is a sign of weakness. Israel should with its military stop, deter and kill of any threats without help from a wall. This is from Rashi (A famous Jewish commentator) when describing the spies that Moses sent in to the Land of Israel:
(taken from
The spies saw the people living in
walled cities. Rashi said this is a sign of weakness of faith. If people dwell in open cities, they think of themselves as strong.

i_am_me on March 17, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Next time you “go to war,” Ms. Anderson, wear your body armor and go fully-armed. Or, if you prefer not to muss your pretty hair, go as you did and suffer the consequences. Sorry you didn’t see (or didn’t care about) the tear gas canister coming toward your helmet-less head, but them’s the breaks, darlin’.
Now, I know they can’t do it, but the IDF should simply put a bullet in the head of a few of these “warriors,” and they’d straighten up, real fast, or come back as initially described, prepared for battle, prepared to die, and all the bitching and moaning would cease, either way.
Oh, btw, since we’re not going to do it, would you, Israel, please take out the Iranian nuke facilities (and the mullahs, while you’re at it) for us? Any time soon would be great, say maybe before the Islamo-nazis take over the entire civilized world. Thank you very much!

theendisnear on March 17, 2009 at 11:41 pm

I guess that would be a WAKE UP call to all of those “brave” protestors who believe that they are…untouchable.
I never could understand out of all the things in this World that are REALLY worth “fighting for” why these NUTS think that they are “brave” for going after (always) Christians/Jews/Southerners/Conservatives/White Males/White People/Republicans/etc.
They think that these “groups” won’t fight back OR protect themselves.
I guess this “event” should qualify as an espisode of “when common sense lapses” OR “protesting for Idiots guide” OR “aligning with Terrorist may be dangerous”.
Fortunately he only got “hit in the head” for if he would have tried that BS in Iran he would have (literally)…lost his entire head.
As a Religious Man I will hope, and pray, that he recovers as much as I hope/pray that he will “see the light” and that is that Israel/the Jewish People are and have been UNDER ATTACK for decades/centuries and that they have a GOD GIVEN RIGHT to their lands as well as the right to PROTECT themselves though accidents may happen.
God bless Israel, the Jewish People, and all American Citizens.
Take care and God bless.
Jeff Schrembs, American Citizen

Nostradamus on March 18, 2009 at 2:28 am

I firmly believe we are IN WWIII.
This War has MANY FRONTS, which include PROPAGANDA at a level that the Palestinians have perfected,AND that is FORCE-FED to the Public by the Dhmmi Left-Wing Media and also here on the Web, that LEVEL being PROFESSIONAL VICTIMHOOD.
Looking at Anderson’s Berkeley background, one can even imagine him being RECRUITED to be a USEFUL PATSY for the Palestinians.

CHOI on March 18, 2009 at 6:55 pm

This moron Tristan is actually male! I checked out the above link to the moron’s condition ( Imagine my surprise to find that all the “controversial” or critical posts had been removed by the site administrator. So much for democracy! Also, I was appalled to read one of the posters on the site actually had the audacity to call the State Department and ask them to “cover” his medical care. Only in America!

Just say no to ICE on March 19, 2009 at 1:18 pm

You people are MONSTERS.
How can you find joy in the nearly fatal injury of ANY other human being?….and you think your position is righteous?….JUSTIFIED…..and sanctioned by GOD?

All Israeli/Palestinian issues aside,Tristan Anderson is a PERSON….a HUMAN BEING.

Furthermore,I KNOW HIM PERSONALLY….I went to high school with him….can any of you say that? NO ??? Then why do you cast judgment?

I can tell you from personal experience he is a person motivated by LOVE. He wants nothing more than for people to STOP THE KILLING and quit the violent escalation of bloodshed.

….and you people think God motivates you to be this way? To hate and ridicule another human being while he lays unconscious DYING because he was making a peaceful stand against what he saw as an injustice?

If it were YOU laying there bleeding,for whatever cause,I would PRAY for you,and so would Tristan.

May God have mercy on your souls.

TF: The real monsters here are Islamic terrorists and anyone–including your friend, Tristan–who tries to enable them. May G-d bless the souls of their victims–innocent Israelis, Jews and Christians, as well as Americans. We saw what Tristan would do, as he was protesting to help the mass murderers of innocent civilians. We wouldn’t get his prayers, nor would we want them. DS

Tristan's Friend on December 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Censored….that’s perfect.
Why did I even bother?
You know what?
Forget I said anything.

I just didn’t think it was fair to use my friend,a good,gentle,kind,shy,and peaceful person as a political pawn the way he has been…here and elsewhere.You didn’t even know him.You never met him.But you have a lot to say about him.

I was foolish to try and open a closed mind.

Tristan's Friend on December 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Once, just once, I’d like to see these oh, so loving, peaceful, compassionate Leftists protest the beating and stoning of women in a Muslim countries, or the indiscriminate firing of qassam rockets into residential neighborhoods.

An accidental injury from an errant tear gas cannister would be the least of their worries. They know, as do we, that they would be slaughtered, literally torn apart with the bloodied hands of the peaceful ‘Palestinians,’ the fragments scattered in the filthy dirty streets never to me heard of again. Apparently, they know which side are the butchers.

Dr. Theo on May 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

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