U.S. Airman Dies From Self-Immolation ‘Protest’ Outside Israeli Embassy In DC

2024-02-26 10:30:22

This is a tragic story. A young man—Aaron Bushnell, 25, and reportedly an active duty member of Biden’s woke Air Force—set himself on fire to protest “genocide” in Palestine.

The tragedy of this story lies not only in his senseless suicide but in the apparent and severe indoctrination this young man suffered, the lies he was told and believed about Hamas, about the Middle East, about, of course, Israel.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

A man in US military fatigues set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington DC on Sunday, in protest of what he called a “genocide” against Palestinians in Gaza.

The protester was identified on Sunday by the independent journalist Talia Jane as Aaron Bushnell, 25, an active-duty service member of the US Air Force, who, from a public LinkedIn profile, appeared to work in the service’s IT department.

Late Sunday night, Jane reported that Bushnell had succumbed to the wounds sustained in the self-immolation.

. . . . A video posted by the journalist showed Bushnell identifying himself before lighting himself ablaze.

“I am an active duty member of the US Air Force,” he said, “and I will no longer be complicit in genocide. I am about to engage in an extreme act of protest, but compared to what people in Palestine have been experiencing at the hands of their colonizers, it’s not extreme at all.[“]

“This is what our ruling class has decided will be normal,” he added.

The man then doused himself in what was presumably gasoline and set himself on fire, shouting “Free Palestine!” as he went up in flames. After almost a minute, several men responded to the incident, using fire extinguishers to attempt to put out the blaze.

Listen as he walks to his chosen place for his final act of . . . [fill in the blank].


It’s difficult to watch on so many levels, and while pro-Hamas rape and death cultists are celebrating Bushnell’s misguided self-immolation, others have more balanced views.


If the above tweet does not show for you (this is a problem I’ve encountered before), here it is (click to embiggen):

It’s almost surreal that this is happening in America and by an active duty member of our armed forces, but as I noted, others are more circumspect in their response to this senseless suicide.


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