Man Flies Plane Into IRS Building

This was one fed-up American.

"AUSTIN, Texas – A software engineer furious with the Internal Revenue Service launched a suicide attack on the agency Thursday by crashing his small plane into an office building containing nearly 200 IRS employees, setting off a raging fire that sent workers running for their lives.  At least one person in the building was missing.  The FBI tentatively identified the pilot as Joseph A. Stack, 53. Law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still going on, said that before taking off, Stack apparently set fire to his house and posted a long anti-government screed on the Web. It was dated Thursday and signed "Joe Stack (1956-2010)."  In it, the author cited run-ins he had with the IRS and ranted about the tax agency, government bailouts and corporate America's "thugs and plunderers."  "I have had all I can stand," he wrote, adding: "I choose not to keep looking over my shoulder at `big brother' while he strips my carcass." "

This is so sad.  What is there to say, really?  It's a sign of the times and sadly, I believe there will be more such acts.  It's unfortunate he didn't join in with others of like-mind and attempt a more unified and even peaceful at change.  This is simply going to be news for a few days before it all gets swept away by some other lone individual.  Of course, I am assuming this was really the conscious choice of an individual who wasn't influenced by any person(s)...

Points of interest:  1) The building didn't collapse; and 2) F-16 Fighter jets were immediately called to the scene, unlike on 9/11.

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