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27 Apr, 2024 06:24

A world on fire: Aaron Bushnell


On February 25, 2024, a young active duty airman by the name of Aaron Bushnell went to the Israeli Embassy in Washington, declared that as a member of the US Air Force he could not be party to a genocide against the Palestinian people, doused himself with kerosene, and set himself on fire. He shouted “Free Palestine” five times until finally collapsing. He died later at a hospital. He was only 25 years old. On this episode of the Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou asks journalist and podcaster Esha Krishnaswamy if Aaron Bushnell’s death was a bold political statement, or a simple suicide by someone suffering from mental illness.