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WEEEE Self Immoliation outside the White House

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Sindawe, Nov 15, 2004.

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  1. Sindawe

    Sindawe Member

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    Just on FoxNews. A man said to be of Arab descent douses self with gasoline and sets himself on fire. :what:

    No additional details yet, but they had a voice report on the scene, and I could hear police sirens in the background.

    I have NEVER understood the tactic of setting oneself on fire as a means of protest.
     
  2. cslinger

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    I just don't understand what things like this accomplish.

    I mean I don't agree with, but can understand terrorism or attacking your perceived enemy in a way that you believe will effect him.

    I understand protests, I understand striking, I can even understand hunger strikes because you hang on long enough to get enough publicity to talk about your cause.

    Just killing yourself says nothing but "Idiot kills self, film at eleven"
     
  3. BigG

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    This was derived from the Buddhist monks who did same to protest VN war. The news media eats this stuff up and so does the gullible public. Psychological warfare to erode public support for the military. Right out of communist playbook. :cuss: :fire:
     
  4. rock jock

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    Did anyone bring marshmallows?
     
  5. Harry Tuttle

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    i gather immolation is the sin searest form of flattery
     
  6. Darkmind

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    I'll bring the lawn chairs! :D
     
  7. Greg L

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    Better than wrapping himself in explosives & heading to the Metro... :uhoh:
     
  8. cordex

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    Toasty

    Fox is reporting he didn't do all that well. Just got a little burned before he got put out.
     
  9. Wildalaska

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    Stuff like this burns me up

    WildpyroAlaska
     
  10. Henry Bowman

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    "Just got a little burned before he got put out."

    From passersby taking a whiz on him? :neener:
     
  11. Werewolf

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    Considering the mood of the public in the US considering 911 I doubt if there will be too many tears shed, or too many folk becoming muslim sympathizers as a result of one burning himself up.

    Speaking just for myself - the world is a tiny bit safer now with one fewer islamic radical nut job in it. And one has to be pretty radical and definitely a nut job to go out in the blaze of glory this guy chose.

    Edited: Just read the guy didn't die. Too bad - he'll probably be so pissed at the botched job that next time he will wrap explosives around himself just to make sure he gets it right.
     
  12. Harry Tuttle

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    Man Tries to Set Self Ablaze at White House


    Monday, November 15, 2004


    WASHINGTON, D.C.?—?An unidentified man tried to set himself on fire outside the White House fence midday Monday, witnesses said.


    Onlookers said the incident took place outside the Northwest gate. Uniformed Secret Service (search) agents were seen rushing to surround the man, who had graying hair and glasses. He was heard screaming in pain.


    Television cameras captured the aftermath. Smoke hung in the air around the man as paramedics rushed to provide aid. The man appeared to be clutching his hand in pain, but it was unclear how serious his burns were.


    A spokesman for the District of Columbia Fire Department (search) said the man suffered burns over about 30 percent of his body.


    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    A Secret Service officer subdues a man who set fire to his possessions outside the Northwest gate of the White House November 15, 2004. The bearded man who was injured in the incident, shouted 'Allah' as police swarmed him. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
     

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  13. BigG

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    I hope you're right, bud! :)
     
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    Burn baby burn!

    BurningMan.gif
     
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    Did you just create that graphic? If so, then how about modifying it to have the gas can blow up at the end?
     
  17. shermacman

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    I burnt my index finger cooking steak on my grill last week. Didn't even blister, but it still hurts. I can't imagine the pain this guy is going through. Mentally and physically. I am trying to find some sympathy for this Mooseslum but it might not happen... :scrutiny:
     
  18. Spot77

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    D'oh!
     
  19. SLCDave

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    When the Gov't bans gas, the nation will be a safer place.

    It's for the children.
     
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    I can't believe that they sell gasoline to crazy people. There ought to be a law against that! /soccer mom voice
     
  21. Oleg Volk

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    How about fewer religious perjoratives?
     
  22. Greg L

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    Ok how about...

    Invesitgators say the fire may have originated in his pants. Witnesses claim they heard him say goodness gracious great balls of fire... :D

    (not me, shamelessly stolen from elsewhere ;) )
     
  23. motoman

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    i DON'T KNOW WHY

    we don't have some "reasonable restrictions" on the sale of gasoline! Come on, at least a backround check, and maybe a permit......yes a permit, but only after a 6 hour training course!
     
  24. Sindawe

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    Thats for darn sure. I accidently stuck my finger in the flame of a propane torch years ago. Blistered and popped right away, screaming pain for the next 10 hours of my shift (working alone grave yards). Not something I wish to repeat.

    12GA: Good one. :D
     
  25. Darkmind

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    Tis the holiday season . . .. . . .


    i'll start

    /singing/ Chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . . . . / end singing/
     
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