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Aaron Bushnell claimed he had secret knowledge of US troops fighting in Hamas tunnels under Gaza — just hours before setting himself on fire

"His actual job involves the processing of intelligence data. Some of what he was processing had to do with the Israeli Gaza conflict.

“One of the things he told me is that coming across his desk … was the US military was involved in the genocides going on in Palestine,’’ the friend said,

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[-] Arbiter 58 points 1 month ago

I mean, I feel like someone who was willing to set themselves on fire would also be willing to illegally leak classified documents if such existed.

[-] [email protected] 32 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Agree. But I'm going to assume both are happening:

  1. He didn't have the whole story
  2. Neither do we.

I bet there are western special ops forces or contractors operating in Gaza, ostensibly hunting Iranian assets. I doubt they would risk the global pr explosion of using any non Israelis to conduct the policing and harassing tasks we are seeing. Deaths from which are genocidal in Nature)

I'm not justifying any of it, and I'm not absolving the US of contributing to a genocide in Gaza. I just bet they are using the chaos to go hunting.

So, if any of my assumptions are right, it could have been misreported to him. Or it wasn't that and he deemed our known-public support of Israel's ongoing genocidal actions as sufficient to motivate his protest.

The US doesn't care about Gaza, ( I mean this both ways: they wouldn't take the time to conduct this genocide themselves, but also don't care about the civilian welfare damn near enough). But they absolutely do care about what Iran is up to and would not hesitate to hunt Iranian agents or connections in an "open" area.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Yeah. I wouldn't be surprised if there were special forces Americans in Israel working Sicario-style.

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