Saturday, January 12, 2008

IVAW Bus Torched

I just received this email:

The bus in this photo, was totaled by fire, around 9:30 pm, Friday
night, 1/11/08

This bus, often mired in controversy since the IVAW 'Dirty South' tour that left Philly in June, and had Active Duty BBQ's @ Ft Meade, Ft Jackson, Camp Lejeune, Ft Benning, and other Southern Military Posts

(Including an IVAW benefit by Tom Morello, of Rage Against the Machine, and AudioSlave, in Virginia) as well as backdrop for many a Demonstration, and Ft Drum, NY, organizing parties, has finally died.

This photo shows the huge 'Don't Attack Iran' and 'Impeach Bush'
logos, that let everybody on the highway know just how the occupants
felt about the state of the state.

Owner~Operator~Driver ( and Veteran ) Jim Goodnow pulled into a South Jersey Truck Stop, to catch a 3 or 4 hour nap. Jim saw, in retrospect, some suspicious activity outside the bus, and about 20 minutes later, the entire engine compartment, and back of the bus was engulfed in flames.

Mr Goodnow speculates that the cause could have been anything from ARSON, to ATTEMPTED MURDER. He plans to notify the ATF Arson Squad on Saturday morning.

Stay tuned....


Gordon Smith said...


So there's suspicion of arson. Let us know if there's any proof. It's a real loss no matter the cause of death.

Asheville_Activist said...

Thanks Gordon,

I will definitely keep updated on the situation. I wonder if some trucker didn't like the messages on the van. We will also mention it on the Veterans Voices radio show on WPVM. The first show will air next Wednesday at 5pm.

In Peace,

Kenyon said...

Dammit, this bus was awesome! We used it for shelter while waiting for our fellow IVAW members to get released by the US Capitol Police on September 15 last year.

Gordon Smith said...

We're sure this wasn't someone leaving a lit cigarette next to a combustible somethin'-or-'nother?