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Saturday, August 22, 2015

He isn't a soldier, dammit, he's a Marine, and he's a 100 percent BAD-ASS!

Some Moroccan jihadi with an AK-47 tried to shoot up a train in France and got jacked up by some U.S. Marines who happened to be on the train. Oh, yeah -- they also happened to be unarmed:
A US Marine who foiled a terrorist attack on a French-bound train was shot in the neck while disarming the crazed gunman.
The marine, one of two unarmed servicemen, spotted the 26-year-old Moroccan acting suspiciously and heard him trying to arm his weapon in the toilet of the high speed train between Amsterdam and Paris.
The gunman got on the train in Brussels and attempted his attack soon after crossing the French border.
The 26-year-old Moroccan national, who was known to security services, came out of the toilet brandishing the gun and opened fire. Fortunately, the Marines were nearby and overpowered him before he could massacre passengers.
The suspected terrorist had at least nine full magazines of ammunition holding almost 300 rounds. He was also carrying a knife.
Unfortunately, one of the Marines was shot although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
You gotta do more to a Marine than shoot him once in the neck if you want to put him down. Sounds like they just did Marine stuff to me:
Speaking in Arras, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised the Marines for their timely intervention.
He said: 'Thanks to them we have averted a drama. '(The Americans were) particularly courageous and showed extreme bravery in extremely difficult circumstances.'
The man was arrested by police near the town of Arras in northern France.
Belgian journalist Marin Buxant Tweeted that the US Marines were on leave in Brussels when they spotted the man and followed him on the train. When the suspect went into the toilet, the Marines recognised the sound of a weapon being armed and decided to act immediately.
Of course they recognized the sound of an AK-47 being loaded -- they're trained that way:


OK, an AK-47 being loaded sounds pretty much like any other external magazine rifle being loaded. Still, good for the Marines to act on their suspicions, saving who knows how many lives, and good that the injured Marine apparently will be OK. While The Daily Mail used a headline referring to the Marine as a "soldier," the paper wisely and correctly called the men who halted the attack "Marines" in the body of the article. Semper Fi, y'all.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hell yea!!! Brass balls!
/RAF

Cat said...

Sorry Wolfman this one belongs to the Air Force. Wild blue yonder!

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Cat said...

http://youtu.be/sHOq6Sl9u38
Just a little musical chest beating.
(I still don't understand why you keep saying "pussy" like it's a bad thing.)

Cat said...



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Lajes Field Airman, fellow travelers stop attack on French train
A 65th Air Base Group Airman, along with two other friends traveling on personal leave, took immediate action to stop an attack and subdue an armed gunman on board a train in Northern France, Aug. 21, 2015. Airman First Class Spencer Stone, 65th Air Base Group, Lajes Air Base, Azores, saw an emergency situation arise and took immediate action to subdue an armed gunman before he could engage his automatic weapon on the train.
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8/22/2015 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- A 65th Air Base Group Airman, along with two other friends traveling on personal leave, took immediate action to stop an attack and subdue an armed gunman on board a train in Northern France, Aug. 21, 2015.

Airman First Class Spencer Stone, 65th Air Base Group, Lajes Field, Azores, saw an emergency situation arise and took immediate action to subdue an armed gunman before he could engage his automatic weapon on the train.

"According to reports, after subduing the gunman Stone provided medical aid to a fellow traveler," said Col. Richard C. Sheffe, 65th Air Base Group commander. "These are the actions of a dedicated Airman who answered the call and did what was needed to be done and made a difference. We wish Airman Stone and all others a fast recovery and thank them for their actions."

Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, 86th Airlift Wing commander, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, echoed Sheffe's comments.

"We are truly grateful for the quick reaction and response of Airman Stone and others who stopped this attack," said Thomas. "Incidents like these are why we commit to keeping Airmen across all units highly trained, alert and ready to answer their nation's call, anytime and anywhere. The 86th Airlift Wing is proud of our courageous 65th Air Base Group Airman and wish the injured a full and speedy recovery."

Stone is currently being treated in a French medical facility with non-life threatening injuries.

More information will be released as it becomes available.