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The Ultimate Sacrifice in Gaza War Protest

by Oui Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 08:46:16 AM EST

Washington DC - 25 Februari 2024

    R.I.P. Aaron Bushnell

U.S. Air Force Member Sets Self on Fire Outside Israel's Embassy in D.C. to Protest War in Gaza | TIME |

The burn victim, who identified himself in video of the incident as 25-year-old Aaron Bushnell, reportedly succumbed to his injuries on Sunday night, according to independent journalist Talia Janet, who posted on social media that she is in contact with Bushnell's family and friends.

Spokespersons for the U.S. Air Force confirmed to CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post that the man who set himself on fire, prior to his public identification, was an active-duty airman. Defense Department policy states that service members on active duty should "not engage in partisan political activity." Military regulations also prohibit wearing the uniform during "unofficial public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies or any public demonstration which may imply sanction or endorsement by [the Defense Department] or the Military Service." 

Undoubtedly he will get a dishonorable discharge and no support for family dependents.

Man dies after self-immolation protest outside Israeli embassy in Washington DC | i24 News |

Gaza Genocide

Not in our name ...

Jews March in New York Rally Against Israel War in Gaza | The Forward - 25 July 2014 |

Holding signs emblazoned with slogans like "Boycott Israeli Apartheid" and "New York Jews Say: Not in Our Name," hundreds of protesters marched through lower Manhattan on Thursday demanding an end to American support for Israel's operation in Gaza.

The event was one of many held in the U.S. and around the world as part of a "national day of action" against Israel's Gaza campaign. Two Jewish groups, Jewish Voices for Peace and Jews Say No!, were among the march's organizers, and numerous Jews came to protest Israel's military campaign.

Waiting for the Final Solution ... Nakba 3.0 ⁉️

Aaron Burned Himself To Make Us Look At Gaza | MofA |

Sunday morning, he also wrote:

    "Many of us like to ask ourselves, `What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? Or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?' The answer is, you're doing it. Right now."

A embassy security man decided to 'help' by pointing his gun on the dying man hero for Gaza.

I also can't deny that his action is having its intended effect: drawing attention to the horrors that are happening in Gaza.

I know this is true because everywhere I see Aaron Bushnell being discussed online I see a massive deluge of pro-Israel trolls frantically swarming the comments in a mad rush to manipulate the narrative.

They all understand how destructive it is to US and Israeli information interests for people to be seeing an international news story about a member of the US Air Force self-immolating on camera while screaming "Free Palestine", and they are doing everything they can to mitigate that damage.


'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 10:24:00 PM EST

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