21 Aug 2015

Three US Marines Take Down Muslim Gunman on Amsterdam-to-Paris Train

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fallen gunman

Breaking News:

On a high-speed train raveling from Amsterdam to Paris today, three American marines recognized the sound as the 26-year-old Moroccan loaded a Kalashnikov, and jumped him as he exited the lavatory. The gunman got off some shots while being taken down, injuring three people, two seriously. Those injured were one American, one Briton, and French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade.

Daily Mail




Not actually marines (though it was understandable why everyone thought they must have been), but still mostly Americans.


Crew on Paris-bound train barricaded themselves in their staffroom and locked the door as Kalashnikov-wielding terrorist went on the rampage – leaving PASSENGERS to take him down.

And, as usual, the passengers were 3 Americans and a Brit. When an Islamic terrorist (Can I say that? The French called for caution before jumping to conclusions.) opened fire with an AK-47 (wait, you’re not allowed to have an assault rifle in France!) he was rushed and taken down by Americans Spencer Stone (U.S. Air Force) and Alek Skarlatos (Oregon National Guard) and subdued with the help of California student Anthony Sadler, and British national Chris Norman.

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Contrast the actions by an Airman and a Soldier with the inaction of the young men at VTech. Both situations had an armed assailant (although an Ak47 is a different problem than a Glock), both situations occurred in a confined space (although a high speed train traveling at speed, is more confined than a classroom). A lot of times, doing something, anything, will save you and the lives of others.


Marines just have a different character than most other people. Thank God.


I can hear The Dauphin now…

“By faith and honour,
Our madams mock at us, and plainly say
Our mettle is bred out and they will give
Their bodies to the lust of ̶E̶n̶g̶l̶i̶s̶h̶ American youth
To new-store France with bastard warriors.”
– Louis, Duke of Guyenne, The Dauphin of France

Scene V., Henry V, The Works Attributed to William Shakespeare


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