(CNN) -- A Kalashnikov assault weapon with nine magazines of ammunition, a Luger automatic pistol with extra ammo and a box cutter were carried by the man who attempted to attack a packed high-speed passenger train, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday.Naturally, CNN gets the description of the weapons wrong -- the Luger is a semi-automatic, not an automatic -- but they accurately describe the bad-ass-iness of the guys who jacked up the jihadi. Air Force. Damn. Go Blue, I guess. Seems like a natural thing, though, that Americans were the ones willing to step up and fuck up a terrorist, even though they were unarmed.
With that kind of firepower, a massacre might have occurred if three American friends traveling together and a British passenger had not tackled, beaten and tied up the suspect, authorities said.
Of the Americans, two are U.S. servicemembers. Spencer Stone serves in the Air Force and Alek Skarlatos is a member of the Oregon National Guard. The third American is Anthony Sadler, a college student.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
This pains me, but it wasn't Marines who jacked up the French train jihadi
Apparently, it was an Air Force guy, a dude in the National Guard and a civilian. Mind you, my hat is off to everyone who serves this country. It just stays off longer for people who join branches of the military where they are more likely to get shot at. Which makes it that much more impressive that an Air Force puke jumped right in where angels fear to tread: