What would I do if my country was committing genocide?

Many of us like to ask ourselves, “What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?” The answer is you’re doing it. Right now.

Aaron Bushnell
Credit: @ms3_99

We, in the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), express our heartfelt condolences and our full solidarity with the family and friends of the U.S. pilot Aaron Bushnell, whose name has been immortalized as a defender of humanitarian values and the plight of the oppressed Palestinian people who are suffering due to the U.S. administration and its unjust policies, like the U.S. activist Rachel Corrie who was crushed by a Zionist bulldozer in 2003 in Rafah, the same city for which Bushnell paid for with his life to pressure his country’s government to prevent the criminal Zionist army from attacking it and committing massacres and violations in it. 


He did it. Aaron Bushnell forced this to happen. He did something so jarring and impactful that the mass media would be forced to report the raw facts about it if they want to avoid internal conflict like CNN and NYT have been experiencing in recent weeks. He left them no choice. — Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) February 26, 2024

For those who don’t have the stomach for the video of Aaron Bushnell burning himself alive

Even as he was burning in agonizing pain he continued to yell free Palestine

— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) February 26, 2024

The last walk of Aaron Bushnell, a 25-year-old member of the US Air Force who self-immolated outside the Israeli embassy in Washington in protest against US involvement in Israel’s genocide in Gaza.

— Lowkey (@Lowkey0nline) February 26, 2024

US Airman Aaron Bushnell did not kill himself to protest some other country’s war

The US Department of Defense has compelled the participation of Air Force members like Bushnell in Israel’s Gaza genocide

Their orders to deploy to Israel read “mandatory” — Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) February 26, 2024

This should not surprise you.

Wake up America. It’s revolution time.#Gaza #GazaHolocaust #Ukraine #Russia #Iran #AaronBushnell #Palestine #FreePalestine

— noons (@lonelytrimmer) February 26, 2024

Only US police and Israeli security (who train with each other) could pull out a pistol, and start barking “get on the ground” to someone who is quite literally on fire. Thank you for proving Aaron’s point, until the very last second.

Friends of Aaron Bushnell should sue MSNBC for defamation of character.

My blood is boiling. MSNBC covered Aaron Bushnell for 45 seconds by saying he was protesting “the Israel-Hamas war.” They have an Israeli flag in the background. And then they cut to the suicide hotline. The fucking disrespect is staggering.

— Read Let This Radicalize You (@JoshuaPHilll) February 26, 2024

British Spy Plane 🇬🇧 Shadow R1 (ZZ504)
American UAV 🇺🇸 MQ-9 Reaper (DE6003)

Both leaving Gaza at the same time.

— MenchOsint (@MenchOsint) February 27, 2024

US Air Force MQ-9 still doing Reconaissance for the IDF, circling over central Gaza.

— MenchOsint (@MenchOsint) February 27, 2024


Two American souls, lost in the pursuit of truth amidst the turmoil of Palestine.

May their light shine on, even as their voices are silenced.

— Sulaiman Ahmed (@ShaykhSulaiman) February 26, 2024

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