What would motivate a woman to drive 265 miles to crash her car into a White House barrier? Twice? The government shut down, of course. Mirian Carey 34, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut drove her Nissan Infiniti from her home in Stamford to Washington D.C. and then rammed her car into a White House barrier with her one year old daughter Erica in the back seat.
After being surrounded by Capitol Police at the White House, Carey managed to escape and was chased to the Capitol building where she was shot dead by police. She was unarmed.
Have you noticed that whenever an act of violence occurs whether it’s a train wreck or a propane explosion or a madman shooting people screaming “Allah Akbar” a spokesman comes forth to declare it is NOT an act of terrorism? This incident is no different.
U.S. Capitol Police chief Kim Dine said the incident “appears to be an isolated, singular matter, with, at this point, no nexus to terrorism.”
Why Did She Do It?
After a quick Googling a bunch of reasons are being put forth:
Distraught of Government shut down.
History of mental Illness
Post Partum Depression
A bad break up with baby’s father
The Tea Party
So ask yourself :
Why would a young lady crash her car into the White House?
Why would a young lady who immigrated from Somalia crash her car into the White House?
Why would a young lady who immigrated from Somalia crash her car into the White House on the anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu (Blackhawk Down)?
[ed note: The Capitol Police who gave chase were furloughed and working without pay.]
The Mississippi Honor Flight flew 92 World War Two veterans to Washington D.C. for a long planned visit to the World War Two Memorial. It was closed. The moose at the gate should’ve told them.
These are the guys that stormed the beaches of Normandy, Saipan and Iwo Jima just to name a few. They’ve faced point blank machine gun fire and a little “Police Do Not Cross” tape wasn’t going to stop them.
As Park Police informed them that the Memorial was closed as part of the government shut down, the vets ignored them and strolled (and rolled) on in.
“We didn’t come this far not to get in,” one veteran proclaimed.
More than $100,000 was raised to fund the trip that took months of planning.
Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker were on hand and helped move barriers. Other members of Congress including Barbara Bachmann were there to meet and greet the vets.
“This just means so much to me,” said Alex “Lou” Pitalo, an Army vet who also served in the Pacific during WWII. “I waited 70 years to get a welcome like this. And to get to see this and to have all those people clapping … I’m just so happy. This was amazing.”
After visiting, the vets left peacefully. Officials are formulating plans to deal with future incidents like this should the government shut down continue.