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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:13 am
 


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Yesterday they were wrongly identified as Marines by media. Spencer Stone is a U.S. Airman, Alek Skarlatos was in the Oregon National Guard, just back from Afghanistan, and Anthony Sadler was a student friend traveling with them.

Despite being stabbed, Spencer Stone still managed to help save the life of another passenger who was bleeding after he was shot.


http://www.weaselzippers.us/232313-terr ... ck-my-gun/

"Everything happened very fast," Anthony Sadler, a student travelling with friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, both members of the US military, told France's BFMTV.

"I didn't realise what was happening until I saw a guard run past. I looked back and saw a guy enter with a Kalashnikov. My friends and I got down and then I said 'Let's get him'," said Skarlatos, a 22-year-old member of the National Guard in Oregon, who has recently returned from service in Afghanistan.

"We didn't know if the gun wasn't working or anything like that. Spencer just ran anyway and if anyone had gotten shot, it would have been Spencer and we're just very lucky that nobody got killed," he added in quotes shown on the BBC.

Stone tackled the gunman but was cut with a knife.

"At that point I showed up and grabbed the gun from him and basically started beating him in the head until he fell unconscious," said Skarlatos.

Sadler added that the man -- later identified as a 26-year-old of Moroccan origin -- "didn't stand a chance."

"As soon as we saw him, we all ran back there. It all happened really fast," Sadler told BFMTV.

"He didn't say anything. He was just telling us to give back his gun. 'Give me back my gun! Give me back my gun!' But we just carried on beating him up and immobilised him and that was it."

Mobile phone footage from inside the train and shown on several TV stations shows the suspect, a skinny man wearing white trousers and no shirt, flattened on the floor of the train with his hands and feet tied behind his back


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:56 am
 


On twitchy they're noticing the difference between the way "CNN US" tells that story to the way "CNN International" tells it.

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The third person injured was French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, who has a light hand injury, Blondeau said.


http://twitchy.com/2015/08/21/bias-gonn ... reenshots/


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:29 pm
 


martin14 martin14:
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The weapons he had this could have been beyond tragic. 8O



Just the extra benefits of having wide open borders.

There will be more of this in the future.. a lot more.

Yep, Europe is screwed!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:50 pm
 


N_Fiddledog N_Fiddledog:
]Yesterday they were wrongly identified as Marines by media. Spencer Stone is a U.S. Airman, Alek Skarlatos was in the Oregon National Guard, just back from Afghanistan, and Anthony Sadler was a student friend traveling with them.



Meh, a rose by any other name....


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:56 pm
 


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The bloody and chaotic scene on the train seems to have played out pretty much as CNN describes it above, with Stone and Skarlatos initially charging the gunman. In the ensuing battle, Stone was slashed across the back of the neck and nearly had his thumb cut off. He was taken to a French medical center specializing in the treatment of hand injuries and is expected to recover. And it’s a good thing that the Americans stepped in because the early reports indicate that the staff on the train turned and fled like sheep when the trouble started, barricading themselves in their staff room and leaving the passengers to fend for themselves. Yay, France.


Thank goodness the ever-brave Americans intervened before France could surrender to the lone gunman.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:58 pm
 


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LONDON — The young man who emerged from a Thalys train bathroom on Friday with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, pistol and box cutter is believed to be Ayoub El Kahzani, 26, of Moroccan origin, who was known to the Spanish and French security services and is reported to have traveled to Syria last year.

With the man under interrogation by French antiterrorism authorities, who can hold him without charge for up to 96 hours, French officials cautioned that many details of his life, and even his identity, had yet to be confirmed.

But if the outlines of his profile prove correct, in particular that he had already been identified by officials as a potential threat, the case may once again underscore the challenges European authorities face as they try to keep track of several thousand people in Europe who have circulated to and from Iraq and Syria to join jihadist groups.

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The suspect in the train attack, like Mohammed Merah, who shot French Army personnel and Jews in Toulouse in 2012, or the Kouachi brothers who were instrumental in the Charlie Hebdo killings, were all on watch lists kept by French security services, which Mr. Heisbourg called “a recurring pattern that is very disturbing.” The good news is that the security services were following the right people, he said, but “the bad news is that this knowledge served little purpose.”


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:49 pm
 


I've been in that station - Arras is the jumping off point for Vimy Ridge Memorial.

Good on those guys for stopping this nutjob.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:38 am
 


It's starting to look like he was ISIS.

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He had been deemed a terrorist threat following the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris - and had apparently fought with ISIS in Syria earlier this year.


Moroccan terrorist, 26, who was taken down by hero US airman and his friends

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You forgot to mention the British man, Chris Norman.

Still, what else is new? The Yanks always ignore the British hero whilst laying plaudits on themselves. It's always been that way.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:36 pm
 


They are getting the Legion d'Honneur.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34034840


A bit much, maybe but nice to see they are getting some recognition.



I know the military gents here will disagree, but this situation demonstrates the advantages
of bringing back limited conscription, and getting some basic military training back into the public arena.

Especially the 'disarming a son of bitch', and first aid in a firearm situation.


Running and hiding isn't going to cut it anymore, as the French have demonstrated.

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Off-duty US airman Spencer Stone said he had just woken from a deep sleep when he saw the gunman and moved to restrain him on Friday.

He overpowered the gunman with Alek Skarlatos, a member of the US National Guard, US student Anthony Sadler and Briton Chris Norman.

They are to receive the Legion d'Honneur from the French president.



The French are enthralled by the three Americans who acted so swiftly to stop the Thalys gunman. In their news conference Sunday afternoon at the US embassy in Paris, they came over as archetypes of American masculine virtue: handsome, strong, modest.

Deep in the French gene, there is something that responds positively to this. It is the same spirit that is so grateful - 70 years on - for the American sacrifice in the Normandy landings: a recognition of the American capacity to join moral clarity with swift, decisive action.

Recognition, but also not a little envy. The press has made much of the fact that while the three Americans - and their ally the British businessman Chris Norman - have been feted with news conferences and all the rigmarole of instant fame, the Frenchman who also played a heroic part has preferred to remain anonymous.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:35 pm
 


A fourth American has been identified as a 'hero' in this shooting...

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/24/europe/fr ... -shooting/


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A bit much, maybe but nice to see they are getting some recognition.


I think it's quite appropriate. There's nothing wrong with being recognised for doing something brave in the heat of the moment. The same medal was given to a Canadian back in 2005 when some neo-Nazi tried to take a shot at Jacques Chirac.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:16 pm
 


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A bit much, maybe but nice to see they are getting some recognition.


I think it's quite appropriate. There's nothing wrong with being recognised for doing something brave in the heat of the moment. The same medal was given to a Canadian back in 2005 when some neo-Nazi tried to take a shot at Jacques Chirac.

It could have been 100 times worse than the Charlie Hebdo attack becasuse it was an enclosed enviroment guaranteeing more casualties.


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