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Bushnell: US Commandos Participating In Gaza

by Oui Thu Feb 29th, 2024 at 01:17:28 PM EST

Whether complicit or directly involved is such a tiny step for Genocide Joe ... not so farfetched . ☹
He can always claim insanity at his old age.

US airman Aaron Bushnell claimed to have classified knowledge of US forces fighting in Gaza tunnels on night before setting himself on fire: pal | NY Post |

I hope for more sources for corroboration ...


Atlanta police chief Israeli consulate suspect tried to set themselves on fire an act of extreme protest | 1 Dec. 2023 |

Protester critically injured after setting self on fire outside Israeli consulate in Atlanta | AP News |

A protester was in critical condition Friday after setting themself on fire outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta, authorities said. A security guard who tried to intervene was also injured.

A Palestinian flag found at the scene was part of the protest, Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said at a news conference.

He added that investigators did not believe there was any connection to terrorism and none of the consular staff was ever in danger.

“We do not see any threat here,” he said. “We believe it was an act of extreme political protest that occurred.”

Authorities did not release the protester’s name, age or gender. The person set up outside the building in the city’s midtown neighborhood on Friday afternoon and used gasoline as an accelerant, Atlanta Fire Chief Roderick Smith said.

Work in progress ... breaking news headline ...


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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 1st, 2024 at 10:34:02 PM EST
Aaron Bushnell death sees wave of pro-Palestine support in US | The New Arab |

Footage by Alissa Azar shows veterans lining up and taking turns to burn their military jackets at a vigil in Portland on February 28.

A banner can be seen behind them, reading: "Veterans say: Free Palestine! Remember Aaron Bushnell."

The event was organized by the group About Face: Veterans Against the War, which told attendees to gather in front of the Wyatt Federal Building in Portland at 5 pm.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 1st, 2024 at 10:34:49 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 1st, 2024 at 10:35:16 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 1st, 2024 at 10:36:59 PM EST
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'No Longer Complicit in Genocide': World Pays Tribute to Aaron Bushnell, Called The 'American Bouazizi' | Morocco News |

For many Arabs, Bushnell's tragic act evoked memories of the catalyst of the 2011 Arab Spring - the self-immolation of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi after his cart was confiscated by authorities.

Bouazizi's despairing protest stirred public anger against the Tunisian regime and sparked a revolutionary wave that swept across the region.

"American Bouazizi has died," wrote one user on social media platform X, while another asked if it was "time for an American - European spring?". Bushnell was hailed as "America's Bouazizi" and an "American martyr" by Arab netizens and commentators.

Anti-war organizations also declared Bushnell's tragedy an "act of martyrdom" and his self-sacrifice a reflection of shifting attitudes in America against Israel's violence. Brian Becker of the American ANSWER Coalition called it an "indicator of the profound change in consciousness in the United States."

Another American activist group, Palestinian Youth Movement, said Bushnell sent a global message that "people of conscience everywhere will refuse complicity in the unfolding genocide against the Palestinian people until our last breath."

Vigils were held for Bushnell across the United States, including on Monday outside the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C. where he staged his protest. Attending the gathering was 88-year-old artist, activist and Holocaust survivor Marione Ingram.

"I urge you, Mr. President, I urge you Congress, start defunding Israel. Start making peace. It is time we stop killing children," implored Ingram, according to Democracy Now. "Mr. Biden, you should stop supporting the genocide in Gaza." She carried a sign reading "Survivor says peace not wars in our name."

"Wie Wieder": Holocaust-Überlebende verurteilt Gaza-Bombardierung, verlangt Frieden | 9 Nov. 2023 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 2nd, 2024 at 09:18:01 PM EST

Planned speaking tour in Hamburg 🇩🇪 "postponed" 🇮🇱 😡

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 2nd, 2024 at 09:19:23 PM EST
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Previous peace activities ...

'The Hands of War': A Washingtonian Reflects On Childhood Consumed By Conflict | 8 March 2013 |

Marione Ingram, 77, says if it weren't for one of the 20th century's worst firestorms, she may have been lost in the 20th century's worst genocide.

Ingram grew up Jewish in Hamburg, Germany in the late 1930s and early 1940s, and recounts the infamous 1943 bombing of her town in her new memoir, "The Hands of War: A Tale of Endurance and Hope, From a Survivor of the Holocaust."

"We had gotten a notice to report to the place where all the Jews were rounded up," Ingram recalls. "My mother tried to commit suicide, and I found her and managed to pull her away from the gas oven."

As the bombing began, Ingram says she and her mother were barred from the bomb shelters because they were Jewish, a fact made evident by the bright yellow Stars of David they were forced to wear on their clothing.

"We went into hiding for a year-and-a-half for the rest of the war, and miraculously survived both the genocide as well as the 10-day and 10-night bombing of civilians," she says.

Surviving war as a child

Ingram begins the book by describing herself as a child of war: "As a tree may be forced by fire or lightening to bloom in winter," she writes, "a child can be compelled to become an adult long before it is time. I was such a child."

"Starting as a 5-year-old, I was aware that there were forces that wanted to kill me," Ingram explains. "And because we were so isolated, because all of my mother's family had already been exterminated, there were no children to play with.

"So you start asking yourself as a child: `Why is this? Why are people trying to kill me? What have I done? Why is being Jewish a reason to kill me?' All of these things add to the sense that you have to be more grown up than your years would indicate."  

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 2nd, 2024 at 09:20:07 PM EST
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Talk with Contemporary Witness Marione Ingram

On August 16, 2021, contemporary witness Marione Ingram from the USA visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial together with her husband Daniel. In front of students of the Marion-Dönhoff-Gymnasium and the Louisengymnasium, she read from her book "Kriegskind. Ein jüdische Kindheit in Hamburg" and then spoke with moderator Karin Heddinga and the audience about her experiences in World War II and her political struggle afterwards.

Marione gave a very vivid and detailed account of how she had experienced anti-Semitism in Germany as a child and the horrors of the bombing. Her experiences before and after the war had strengthened her resolve to continue fighting discrimination and not to remain silent in the face of injustice; be it in the 50s and 60s USA - where she was part of the civil rights movement - or in the four years of the Trump presidency, up to the present day. She made an urgent appeal to the students present to work for a better future and to become active with regard to the growing dangers posed by anti-democratic politics and the climate crisis.  

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 2nd, 2024 at 09:20:42 PM EST
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Holocaust-Überlebender: Amerika wird ein Faschistischer Staat

Marione Ingram: "Vielleicht wird Amerika nicht faschistisch" | NDR - 9 Nov. 2022 |

Sie haben das also von dieser Entscheidung abhängig gemacht und würden jetzt bleiben? Denn noch ist alles sehr in der Schwebe.

Ingram: Genau. Ich habe nur zwei Stunden geschlafen, ich war die ganze Nacht wach und habe Radio gehört und Fernsehen gesehen, um zu erfahren, wer gewählt wurde. Da es nicht so gekommen ist, wie vorhergesagt wurde, nämlich dass die Republikaner alles mit Abstand gewinnen, haben wir uns entschlossen, dass wir die nächsten zwei Jahre kämpfen werden.

Wie erklären Sie sich, dass das doch nicht das eingetreten ist, was viele vorhergesagt hatten?

Ingram: Ich habe gehofft, dass die Amerikaner aufwachen und merken, dass die Demokratie wirklich in Gefahr ist. Es scheint, dass noch ein kleines bisschen Hoffnung da ist. Ich halte mich jetzt an diese kleine Hoffnung. Es sieht ein bisschen besser aus für Amerika, aber auch für die ganze Welt. Die Gefahr war nicht nur für Amerika da, sondern für die ganze Welt, weil Amerika immer noch sehr großen Einfluss hat. Ich bin ein bisschen erleichtert, dass der Trumpismus nicht triumphiert hat.

Sie haben gesagt, Sie sind erleichtert, dass die USA doch kein faschistisches Land geworden sind ...

Ingram: Ich bin nicht davon überzeugt, dass wir nicht ein faschistisches Land werden! Wir werden sehen, wie diese Wahl sich entscheidet. Aber ich glaube, die Gefahr ist ein bisschen kleiner.

Warum wählen Sie diese harten Worte wie "faschistisch"?

Ingram: Man sieht es, und ich fühle das. Und da ich das erlebt habe, kann ich das auch erkennen. Ich war zu der Zeit ein Kind und habe die Politik nicht verstanden. Aber ich habe die Gefahr und die Angst gespürt. Und jetzt, da ich erwachsen bin, verstehe ich die Politik. Aber die Angst hat mich nicht verlassen.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 2nd, 2024 at 09:22:28 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 2nd, 2024 at 09:23:35 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 2nd, 2024 at 09:33:25 PM EST
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No More Aaron Bushnells | Left Voice |

For a week straight I've had a picture of Aaron Bushnell ingrained in my head. It's not a picture from his protest for Palestine where he self-immolated in a desperate cry to end a genocide. It's his Air Force recruitment picture which has circulated online. The picture feels like a sick joke.

It's a picture of a kid with a smile so full of life, wearing a t-shirt with the logo of an institution that exists to snuff out life on a grand scale. It's sick that this happens, that so many kids join such a vicious institution. It's sick that the military, which is currently aiding a genocide, preyed on this kid with a giant smile and filled him with so much despair and guilt that he felt his only option was to livestream himself burning to death, to remind people that's what the U.S. military does and is currently doing to Palestinians by aiding Israel.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 3rd, 2024 at 07:36:05 PM EST

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