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    Active Duty Soldier Set himself on Fire DC Israeli Embassy

    Holy F*

    A man is in critical condition after setting himself on fire midday Sunday outside the Israeli Embassy in D.C., authorities said. No one else was injured in the incident, which took place just before 1 p.m. in the 3500 block of International Drive NW. A video shared online, which multiple officials said appeared to be posted by the man, shows him shouting “Free Palestine” as he burned. The man said he was an active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force. A spokeswoman for the Air Force, Ann Stefanek, said they had not yet identified the man or verified whether he is in the service. On Sunday, uniformed Secret Service officers responded to a report of a person experiencing a possible medical or mental health emergency, said Joe Routh, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman. Responding officers put out the fire before D.C. firefighters arrived, around 1 p.m., fire department spokesman Vito Maggiolo said. The D.C. Fire and Emergency Services department then took the man to a hospital in life-threatening condition. He remained hospitalized Sunday afternoon. In the video, which is just over three minutes long, one person can be heard saying, “Hi sir, can I help you?” as the man approaches the gate to the embassy. About 12 seconds later, as a person again asks, “Can I help you sir,” the man lights the fire. The man burned for about a minute and collapsed on the ground, the video showed, before law enforcement began to extinguish the fire. Authorities on Sunday afternoon said they were still investigating. Since the Israel-Gaza war began just over four months ago, at least 29,629 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Israel estimates that about 1,200 people were killed in Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack and says 240 soldiers have been killed since the start of its military operation in Gaza. Hamas and allied fighters took more than 253 people hostage. More than 100 were freed in exchange for more than 200 Palestinian detainees during a November pause in fighting. Israeli authorities believe that more than 100 hostages remain in Gaza.

    Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/theaters/us/...-13117583.html
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    I guess he didn't see the news about the temporary cease fire/hostage-prisoner swap agreement.
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    did

    did it work?
    FLIP THOSE FLAGS, THE NATION IS IN DISTRESS!


    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
    The state's only purpose is to kill and control. Why do you worship it? - Sola_Fide

    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

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    ....
    'I Will No Longer Be Complicit in Genocide': U.S. Airman 'Self-Immolates Outside Israeli Embassy in D.C.'

    Chris Menahan
    InformationLiberation
    Feb. 25, 2024

    An active duty member of the US Air Force reportedly self-immolated outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC on Sunday after stating that "I will no longer be complicit in genocide." ...

    ..."The man was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition," The New York Times reported.

    (more) https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=64311
    Last edited by Valli6; 02-25-2024 at 07:31 PM.

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    I'll take "That was a shi tty day for $500"

    When you set yourself on fire because you didn't get the ceasefire memo.
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

    -GLP poster

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    I’m about to engage in an extreme act of protest,” he says calmly, walking down a street. “But compared to what people have been experiencing in Palestine at the hands of their colonizers, it’s not extreme at all. This is what our ruling class has decided will be normal.”

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    Waiting to hear which ssri he was on.

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    Is he a Buddhist monk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vita3 View Post
    I’m about to engage in an extreme act of protest,” he says calmly, walking down a street. “But compared to what people have been experiencing in Palestine at the hands of their colonizers, it’s not extreme at all. This is what our ruling class has decided will be normal.”
    That is messed up as was his thinking. He could have set himself on fire inside the Kinesset (sp) and it wouldn't change a damn thing. Nor will any Palestinian suffering be relieved by this crime against himself. Very sad.
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

    -GLP poster

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    Damn dude, spare yourself.

    Channel that energy, there's plenty of scumbags who deserve a good kick up the ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkr View Post
    did

    did it work?
    Yes, he burned to death.
    "I shall bring justice to Westeros. Every man shall reap what he has sown, from the highest lord to the lowest gutter rat. They have made my kingdom bleed, and I do not forget that."
    -Stannis Baratheon

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    I don't think I could ever give enough of a damn about Israel or Palestine to do something like this.
    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    This is getting silly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    It started silly.
    T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men

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    Media should not be refering to this as "protest" but as mental illness - some warped need to be viewed as a hero or champion or savior. Was he fantacizing about how he'd be portrayed historically? This was a suicide. A large number of young leftists have been brainwashed into viewing themselves in this self-hating/destructive role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philhelm View Post
    Yes, he burned to death.
    Guess he won't do that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valli6 View Post
    Media should not be refering to this as "protest" but as mental illness - some warped need to be viewed as a hero or champion or savior. Was he fantacizing about how he'd be portrayed historically? This was a suicide. A large number of young leftists have been brainwashed into viewing themselves in this self-hating/destructive role.
    Approximately 20% of them are on mental health drugs, the other 80% are untreated. Not that the treatment wouldn't probably just make the problem the worse.
    "I shall bring justice to Westeros. Every man shall reap what he has sown, from the highest lord to the lowest gutter rat. They have made my kingdom bleed, and I do not forget that."
    -Stannis Baratheon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valli6 View Post
    Media should not be refering to this as "protest" but as mental illness - some warped need to be viewed as a hero or champion or savior. Was he fantacizing about how he'd be portrayed historically? This was a suicide. A large number of young leftists have been brainwashed into viewing themselves in this self-hating/destructive role.
    There are historical precedents. Self-immolation is the most extreme form of protest but it is an established one.
    "When Sombart says: "Capitalism is born from the money-loan", I should like to add to this: Capitalism actually exists only in the money-loan;" - Theodor Fritsch



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    Israel had lost hearts & minds battle

    Old man Rothschild probably knew this too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Oh...oh...got damn.

    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 02-26-2024 at 01:41 PM.
    “Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” - Arnold Toynbee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
    There are historical precedents. Self-immolation is the most extreme form of protest but it is an established one.
    I think the argument is that it's a deranged form of protest. He could have done anything else, including fighting as a mercenary for Palestine as an extreme form of protest, but he lit himself on fire instead. He might be Air Force, but he's not a rocket scientist.
    "I shall bring justice to Westeros. Every man shall reap what he has sown, from the highest lord to the lowest gutter rat. They have made my kingdom bleed, and I do not forget that."
    -Stannis Baratheon

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    @Occam's Banana

    See what you made me do???

    https://twitter.com/AntiFeder1776/st...51460752892231

    “Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” - Arnold Toynbee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philhelm View Post
    I think the argument is that it's a deranged form of protest. He could have done anything else, including fighting as a mercenary for Palestine as an extreme form of protest, but he lit himself on fire instead. He might be Air Force, but he's not a rocket scientist.
    Why fight for Palestine by force? That's not going to accomplish any good.

    The History of Self-Immolation as Political Protest


    https://time.com/6835364/self-immola...ael-hamas-war/
    "When Sombart says: "Capitalism is born from the money-loan", I should like to add to this: Capitalism actually exists only in the money-loan;" - Theodor Fritsch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    @Occam's Banana

    See what you made me do???
    Hey, don't blame me! RazörFist started it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    @Occam's Banana

    See what you made me do???

    https://twitter.com/AntiFeder1776/st...51460752892231

    You're on $#@!ter now?? Never thought I would see the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    You're on $#@!ter now?? Never thought I would see the day.
    Great to see you back around brother, thanks for the "follow".

    Yeah I crimped and folded right around when Musk bought it out.

    I still hate the formatting though, like the DailyPaul with autism.
    “Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” - Arnold Toynbee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Great to see you back around brother, thanks for the "follow".

    Yeah I crimped and folded right around when Musk bought it out.

    I still hate the formatting though, like the DailyPaul with autism.
    Lol, that's when I decided to come back. I decided after they suspended me it was a waste of time, progressive liberal cesspool.
    "The Patriarch"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Lol, that's when I decided to come back. I decided after they suspended me it was a waste of time, progressive liberal cesspool.
    Oh, it was...I wasn't going near the thing, but it's somewhat open now.
    “Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” - Arnold Toynbee

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    https://twitter.com/Canadian_Girll_/...46847761190928

    “Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” - Arnold Toynbee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
    Why fight for Palestine by force? That's not going to accomplish any good.

    The History of Self-Immolation as Political Protest


    https://time.com/6835364/self-immola...ael-hamas-war/
    I wouldn't, but I think it would be less stupid than self-immolation. I think that the people doing the latter have deeper issues than passion for the cause.
    "I shall bring justice to Westeros. Every man shall reap what he has sown, from the highest lord to the lowest gutter rat. They have made my kingdom bleed, and I do not forget that."
    -Stannis Baratheon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philhelm View Post
    I wouldn't, but I think it would be less stupid than self-immolation. I think that the people doing the latter have deeper issues than passion for the cause.
    I'm not going to argue with that. Same here.
    "When Sombart says: "Capitalism is born from the money-loan", I should like to add to this: Capitalism actually exists only in the money-loan;" - Theodor Fritsch

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