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    CHAOS in DC

    Chaos in DC as man sets himself on FIRE on the Mall a day after woman was shot dead after ramming White House gates

    •Man was sitting on the National Mall when witnesses saw him douse himself with gasoline and light himself on fire
    •First responders were on the scene in minutes and said that he was conscious and breathing before being airlifted to a local hospital
    •Comes one day after police shot and killed a woman after she rammed her car into a barricade near the White House

    (just weeks after shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard where the suspected was quoted being unhappy with what was happening to America)

    A man reportedly set himself on fire on the National Mall this afternoon and was airlifted to a hospital.
    Police were called to respond to the emergency at 4.24pm and the fire was put out.
    The man has not been named, but DC Police reportedly said that he was conscious and breathing.

    Witnesses said that they saw him sitting on the Mall, dousing himself with gasoline which he had in a gas canister.

    Some reports say that two male bystanders initially tried to put the fire out using their own shirts while others put the number of Good Samaritans at closer to five or six people...

    The man's exact motivations have not been reported but the chosen location hints that it was a demonstration of sorts..."<

    Chaos in DC: Man sets himself on FIRE at Washington's National Mall | Mail Online

    Remembering history when a nations citizens live under a corrupt regime, they go to the extremes.
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    Saigon, South Vietnam 1963, Buddhist Monk in protest of the corrupt Diem regime sets himself on fire.

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    Breaking news, violence happens in DC every day. Ever been to Southeast or Anacostia? But people only pretend to give a **** when it serves their purposes and when it happens in nice touristy parts of DC.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: CHAOS in DC

    Yeah Apache.....I seen this. Immediately brought back that image and then reminded me of how the Arab Spring began in Tunisia.




    The incident took place near the Air and Space Museum and he was transported to MedStar Washington Health Center

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    Re: CHAOS in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Remembering history when a nations citizens live under a corrupt regime, they go to the extremes.
    Cheap shot. That was a Buddhist monk protesting war.
    But you knew that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Breaking news, violence happens in DC every day. Ever been to Southeast or Anacostia? But people only pretend to give a **** when it serves their purposes and when it happens in nice touristy parts of DC.
    Washington DC like the South Side of Chicago are violent places. But the last time I remember an American setting himself on fire in protest was in front of the Pentagon during the Vietnam war.

    It's interesting that the last three significant violent events to happen in Washington DC over the past few weeks has an Obama connection.

    Well I have to run halfway down the mountain to notify the owner of a mountain lodge that the U.S. Forest Service received orders from DC and just closed down a highway leading from L.A. to cut down on the business that the lodge would be getting this weekend. Obama is going way out of the way to inflict an inconvenience on Americans just because he can't get 100 % of his budget. It's just pathetic, what say you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Cheap shot. That was a Buddhist monk protesting war.
    But you knew that.
    He wasn't protesting a war but the corrupt Diem regime and the Catholics being the minority running the government.

    In 1963 the war was still in the communist terrorist stage. The real war would start a couple years later when the NVA would enter the RVN.

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    Re: CHAOS in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Washington DC like the South Side of Chicago are violent places. But the last time I remember an American setting himself on fire in protest was in front of the Pentagon during the Vietnam war.

    It's interesting that the last three significant violent events to happen in Washington DC over the past few weeks has an Obama connection.

    Well I have to run halfway down the mountain to notify the owner of a mountain lodge that the U.S. Forest Service received orders from DC and just closed down a highway leading from L.A. to cut down on the business that the lodge would be getting this weekend. Obama is going way out of the way to inflict an inconvenience on Americans just because he can't get 100 % of his budget. It's just pathetic, what say you ?
    Greetings, APACHERAT!!

    : It's pathetic! Further, calling leaders to the White House to inform them he was not going to negotiate seemed arrogant, when a phone call would have sufficed...especially when everyone concerned had already figured that out! I guess it made him feel important? And there are some that still blame the Repubs for the shutdown? Unreal!

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    Re: CHAOS in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Chaos in DC as man sets himself on FIRE on the Mall a day after woman was shot dead after ramming White House gates

    •Man was sitting on the National Mall when witnesses saw him douse himself with gasoline and light himself on fire
    •First responders were on the scene in minutes and said that he was conscious and breathing before being airlifted to a local hospital
    •Comes one day after police shot and killed a woman after she rammed her car into a barricade near the White House

    (just weeks after shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard where the suspected was quoted being unhappy with what was happening to America)

    A man reportedly set himself on fire on the National Mall this afternoon and was airlifted to a hospital.
    Police were called to respond to the emergency at 4.24pm and the fire was put out.
    The man has not been named, but DC Police reportedly said that he was conscious and breathing.

    Witnesses said that they saw him sitting on the Mall, dousing himself with gasoline which he had in a gas canister.

    Some reports say that two male bystanders initially tried to put the fire out using their own shirts while others put the number of Good Samaritans at closer to five or six people...

    The man's exact motivations have not been reported but the chosen location hints that it was a demonstration of sorts..."<

    Chaos in DC: Man sets himself on FIRE at Washington's National Mall | Mail Online

    Remembering history when a nations citizens live under a corrupt regime, they go to the extremes.
    article-browne-obit.jpg

    Saigon, South Vietnam 1963, Buddhist Monk in protest of the corrupt Diem regime sets himself on fire.
    Hmm, first I heard of this. I have been too busy playing with the computer and watching the Braves. I suppose unless the guy lives or left something behind to state why he did this, no one will know. But I bet the media and both political parties will be pointing blame and probably blaming the shutdown of government.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: CHAOS in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    He wasn't protesting a war but the corrupt Diem regime and the Catholics being the minority running the government.

    In 1963 the war was still in the communist terrorist stage. The real war would start a couple years later when the NVA would enter the RVN.
    In 1963 the war in Indochina had been hardcore for ten years or more. It's not all about you, ya know. The Vietnamese people had endured war in their homeland like you or no other American can understand.
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    Re: CHAOS in DC

    First Repubs cheer for Putin and Syria and Iran.
    Then, they criticize Obama for talking to them which didn't happen much last decade.
    Now they're cheering dubious reports that hurt America.
    Then they act indignant when called TEAterrorists.

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