Thursday, October 10, 2013

Man sets himself on fire at National Mall - 10.5.13 - 10.10.13




Mike Nova comments: It takes much more than a simple "struggle with the mental illness" to commit this act. Hopefully, we will learn more details in the future, as the investigation proceeds. 
Again, at the risk of repeating myself, I want to say that this chain of recent events is most puzzling and it is very unlikely to be just the coincidence; and, it seems to me that many people might feel and think this way. At this point, I guess, we just have to wait and see.

New Jersey man identified as Mall fire victim - WP 

The man who died last week after being found severely burned on the Mall was identified Monday night as a 64-year-old resident of New Jersey, and D.C. police said it was “now apparent that he set himself on fire.”
D.C. police gave the man’s name as John Constantino, and said he was 64, and from Mount Laurel.

Man Who Set Himself On Fire in D.C. Identified

Motive still unclear after he died

Officials have identified a man who self-immolated on the National Mall in Washington last week and later died, but it’s still unclear why he did it.
Authorities say John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J., doused himself with gasoline on Friday in a central part of the park and set himself on fire in front of passersby, who tried to douse the flames. Police said he was conscious at the scene and died at a hospital that night. But he was burned so badly that DNA and dental records were needed to identify him, the Associated Press reports.
What is unclear to police is his motive. U.S. Park Police Lt. Pamela Smith told the AP that she did not know of any signs he carried or that he spoke of any reasons for what he did. Katy Scheflen, a Justice Department attorney who was nearby, did not hear him say anything before setting the fire. But she said  another man with a tripod was standing nearby and had disappeared before police got there.
“He appeared to be waiting for something to happen,” she said. “After it happened, he was gone.”


Man who poured can of gasoline on himself in the center portion of the mall on Friday died from his severe injuries
Associated Press in Washington, Saturday 5 October 2013 13.08 EDT

Man on fire Washington DC

Reason for the self-immolation was not immediately clear and the man's identity was not disclosed. Photograph: Katy Scheflen/AP

Mike Nova comments: What IS the identity of this man? Does not the public have the right to know, at least eventually? Most likely his identity is exactly what holds the clue in further investigation and it was withheld for the purposes of investigation. I hope that someday we will learn the truth. 

Update on 10.6.13

Mike Nova comments: 
Хорошо кукарекаешь, Жар-Питичка! Ницего-ницего, ми тебя ищо один волшебный перо втык сделаем. Чтоба лучша пела. Твой лебединый песенка  уже давно спета. А этот газпромовский "Red Pussy" зажигалка ещё пригодится


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas writing
Last updated: 06 November 2008
Thomas' poem for his dying father, exploring the themes of grief and death.
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night was completed in 1951, late in Thomas' career. It is one of his most popular and easily accessible poems. Written about his dying father, the poem explores the personal experience of grief and death, and places it within a wider context. Like Fern Hill before it, the poem reflects Thomas' developed, more simple style.
Perhaps the most striking thing about Do Not Go Gentle is the contrast between its form, which is strict, regular and controlled, and its message, which incites the man to "rage against the dying of the light". The form itself is a villanelle which includes a series of repetitions, and maintains just two rhymes throughout. It enables Thomas to build his poem in gradual stages while keeping the focus on his most important message.
The actions of each small man are placed in contrast to the vastness of universe. The light shed on the world by the wise man is pale in comparison with lightning, and waves produced by the good man disappear in a green bay. Similarly, we are subtly reminded throughout, an old man's rage will be ineffectual in the face of death.
It is the urgent call to his father to fight death which distinguishes this poem from two others which were written on a similar theme. Both Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed and Elegy call for peace and calm as an antidote to suffering.
In all three poems, perhaps in deference to his father's atheism, Thomas does not resort to biblical or Christian imagery as a comfort at a time of death. In Do Not Go Gentle there is a sense of the natural world as a spiritual force which is bigger than individual man, while in Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed there are hints of Viking and Classical paganism in the reference to the "wandering boat".
The power of Do Not Go Gentle lies in its straightforward approach to the theme, which is aided by the artificial restraints that are placed on it by the rhyme scheme. Once again, Thomas displays his strength as a scholarly poet who was self consciously aware of the traditions with which he was aligning himself.

Mike Nova comments: 
This "Olympic" fire parade, it seems and feels to me, is deeply ironic, sad and almost grotesque in its obvious symbolisms and allusions; and it is very difficult to escape the harrowing impression that all this preceding chain of tragic events was prearranged and planned to lead to this almost macabre and surrealistic culmination, which revokes the associations with Nazi torch parades (not out of line with Putin's emotional and biographical background) on one hand and with "Пир во время чумы" - "Feast in the times of plague" on another. I wish I would be wrong and mistaken, and it is not for me to investigate these events and to search for the truth, for proofs or disproofs. I just share my impressions with you even if they are very subjective and might be somewhat skewed, because I think that these impressions, as imperfect as they are, might be helpful in this search for the truth, and I do not think that we should settle for anything less or different than the complete truth, for all sorts of reasons. If these impressions are correct or even partially correct, it would be, in my opinion, simply insane, crazy, irresponsible and suicidal to plan and arrange them, whatever the underlying rationale behind them is; and if they indeed were pre-planned and arranged, it might be just mostly one man's obsessive need for revenge and his hatred and inferiority complex, which are the possible motivating factors. This whole thing makes me feel sick and profoundly saddened, puzzled and at loss. It is difficult to know at this point where the truth is, but we do have to find it. Remember: "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free."

Mike Nova comments on this video: 

"aliis inserviendo consumor aliis lucens uror - GS 
In serving others I am consumed; in giving light to others I burn - GS

Sounds interesting, Vovchick! How do you feel lately? Do not get yourself an early burnout; poor Russian folks, surrounded by the forces of darkness still need some "source of heavenly light" dispatched on them from the above, even if self-sacrificially self-consuming. Watch yourself, do not expire too late from a sad case of political self-sacrificial self-consumption.
And the torch looks very much like a well known pike fish (and at the same time, and even more so, like The Gates Of Heaven, all snow whitewith rich red silver lining; after self-cleansing in the purgatory? In a way, it is the putin olympic "Red Pussy" Gazprom Big LighterVery artistic, the ennobling European influence is obvious). It also looks (very much in line with the common thread of threat; see below) as a handy tool to bash someone's brains in, a la Mercader. Definitely not mine, honey pie, abandon all your hopes. 
Is he considering to share his catch? Unlikely, just teasing and trying to rub in the point
We'll see: we live, we learn
And now talk about the "criminal signature"!
Thank you for your very kind consideration, but we do not need your kudos; we can distribute our own and very easily so. 
Have a good day, sweetie; you might need it!



Mike Nova comments: 
The interpretation of this event as a message (if, of course, the validity of this message, from the same GRU, can be more or less reliably established; and my hunch is that it is the message): "If you start a war in Syria we will unleash the 'For Peace' mass protest movement with many self-immolators, with World press exposure. It will be your second Vietnam, which will destabilise the country and you will burn in hell." The common thread remains the same: the attempt (almost pathological) to threaten and to intimidate, which does evoke, in return, intense rage, anger and an impulse to counteract, as much as you can and should; and more: "sow the wind, reap the whirlwind (- GS)". 


Alternative forms[edit]


A reference to Hosea 8:7: "they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind"


  1. Every decision has consequences; a person's actions will come back to him.



Man sets himself on fire at National Mall - GS 

self-immolation at National Mall - GS 


2:41 PM 10/5/2013

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Man dies after self-immolation on US National Mall

Police officer collects a belt at the scene where a man set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington DC, 4 October 2013
Police have been collecting evidence at the scene of the incident, in the heart of the US capital

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A man who set himself on fire on Washington DC's National Mall has died from his injuries, police say.
The man poured a can of petrol on himself before setting himself alight on Friday. Police are investigating the motive for the act.
Passing joggers used their shirts to try to extinguish the flames.
The man was so badly burned that he will have to be identified using DNA and dental records, police spokesman Araz Alali said.
Officials said earlier that the man was still conscious when he was flown from the Mall to hospital on Friday.

The incident came a day after police shot dead a woman after chasing her car through the centre of the US capital.



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The self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức 



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self-sacrifice in intelligence service 

George F. Kennan - From Wikipedia

George Kennan in Moscow suicide pill CIA - GS

Feb 27, 2013
It has never been easy to represent the United States in Moscow, but the job is especially difficult if you happen to be a public intellectual who speaks Russian well. Sixty years ago, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union George Kennan requested -- and received -- suicide pills from the CIA out of fear that he might be arrested and tortured by Joseph Stalin's agents. There is no reason to be as concerned for Ambassador Michael McFaul's safety in Vladimir Putin's ...


self-sacrifice and religion

self-sacrifice and politics 


Светя другим я сам сгораю - GS 

«Светя другим, сгораю сам»?

«Aliis inserviendo consumor» - латинское выражение. Оно давно мне известно в русском переводе - «Светя другим, сгораю сам». Я честно пытался сделать его девизом своей жизни. Сегодня посмотрел на её написание по латыни и подумал, что перевод неправильный. Благо я могу обсудить латынь со своим старшим сыном. Он изучал её в университете. Оказалось, что предчувствия меня не обманули. Collapse )

</i>Если переводить буквально, то возможны два варианта перевода этой фразы:
1. "Служа другим, совершенствуюсь" (conesse).
2. "Служа другим, исчезаю" (consumere).

Похоже, что оба глагола «conesse» и «cosumere» могут принимать форму «consumor», которой нет аналогии в русском языке. Более правильный перевод consumor в первой интерпретации - "являюсь совершенствуемым". Во втором случае также кто-то другой "разбирает", или "поедает", или "использует" говорящего. «Разбирание/употребление» можно передать «растворением в чём-то». Поскольку речь идёт о человеке, то постепенно раствориться в людях до конца он может только в духовном смысле.

Получается двусмысленная фраза, которая глубже, чем её русский перевод. С одной стороны она означает, что служение другим вызывает совершенствование служащего, а с другой – оно вызывает растворение служащего в духовном. То есть, основная мысль фразы в том, что совершенствование и растворение в духовном – суть одно и то же, а путь к этому - в служении человечеству. Как бледно на этом фоне смотрится «Светя другим, сгораю сам», как очевиден в нём отблеск человеческой гордыни.
aliis inserviendo consumor - GS 

In serving others I'm consumed

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In serving others I am consumed; in giving light to others I burn - GS

Культ коня — часть духовной жизни населения Древней Осетии

Saturday, September 28, 2013

В одну упряжку впрячь неможно Коня и трепетную лань

  1. Edward Snowden Might Be Traded For Arms Dealer Viktor Bout ...

    Russia is in a high-stakes diplomatic game versus the U.S., and may be considering exchanging Edward Snowden for arms dealer Viktor Bout.

    viktor bout - GS
Mike Nova comments:
В одну упряжку впрячь неможно Коня и трепетную лань.

Mike Nova comments: methinks, they want Bout out, and badly. It is not very clear why so badly, I think it is more than just not leaving their people behind (I do not think that they give a shit that much, just as before). Most likely they (he - V.V.P.) are/is concerned that Bout sooner or later will start singing and will implicate the whole chain: Bout > Sechin > Putin and the system of sharing the profits from arms sale: "otkat", specifically implicating V.V.P.'s  profit share, and by extension the similar mechanism in other "enterprises", which had accumulated by now into handsome around $100 Bills. Obviously that would mean huge political drawbacks, possibly leading to Putin's removal and possible subsequent prosecution and/or sudden deterioration in health, etc. 
Or Bout may start singing after Vovchick is not around anymore (which is very likely because he will not face a retribution against his family in this circumstance) and it will be a blow to V.V.P.'s historical legacy, and , apparently this is what he is concerned about at this point more than anything else (is the end near? Perhaps, perchance...).
The possible implication in this message, if it is interpreted correctly, is: "we will continue shitting until we get our Horse out, in our horse trading pursuit". My personal opinion would remain the same: 

"В одну упряжку впрячь неможно Коня и трепетную лань":  

they are not on the same plane and Bout is not extraditable (apparently this issue is exactly what Putin was referring to in his laments about the absence of extradition agreement between the US and Russia in his discussion of Snowden affair). This obsessive insistence only confirms, indirectly, that Snowden was lured in and is used as a bargaining chip.  




purgatory (the cleansing place, chistilische)


The Nature of The Beast - Variations on a theme by Dante Alighieri - by Mike Nova

Then follow me, and I shall guide you then 
From earthly place to the eternal one 
You'll see there pain, you'll hear there howls 

It's second death that they will go through 
The souls which welcome burning fire 
For it will cleanse them and purify the spirit 
devoid of flesh unneeded 

By fire christened and by fire lived 
By fire saved, by fire resurrected, 
By fire died, in old religious merger: 
That's their hope to join the blessed.  


Zoroastrianism - GS

thus spake zarathustra - YouTube 

Published on Jun 25, 2013

Uploaded on Jul 13, 2007
The music from 2001, a Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick
Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra / Thus Spoke Zarathustra
2001 Space Odyssey opening theme

Uploaded on Nov 1, 2011
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Also sprach Zarathustra op.30
Mariss Jansons
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Herkulessaal, München, 27 4/2007


Iranian Intelligence 

Iranian Military Intelligence


sacrifice elton john - GS

Sacrifice (Elton John song) - From Wikipedia

Background and writing[edit]

"Sacrifice" is inspired both by the Aretha Franklin song "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and described as a Percy Sledge song by Elton. The song is beloved by both Elton John and Bernie Taupin and deemed a bookend of sorts to their first hit "Your Song". Bernie has said he is surprised he wrote it, and said in an interview, "I think 'Sacrifice' is one of the best songs we've written." The song is not a typical love song, but rather a song about a breakup of a marriage where the loss of the relationship is "no sacrifice."
Although the single was successful, Elton John did not tour Europe in both 1989–1990 to support the Sleeping with the Past album (with the exception of one appearance in Knebworth Park on 30 June 1990) touring only in the U.S. and Australia. The 1989 European tour was, instead, in support of the Reg Strikes Back album, with no material representing Sleeping with the Past. In all shows that were done to support Sleeping with the Past in 1989–1990, Elton played this song solo on his RD-1000 Roland Digital Piano.

sacrifice elton john lyrics - YouTube 



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