Some young men of indeterminate religious and ethnic affiliation tried to commit an act of mass murder on a European train. Because of the efforts of same brave American passengers (and one French passenger), it didn’t work out so well for them.
The struggle was brief, bloody and chaotic.
The high-speed train was zipping from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday when a shirtless man emerged from the bathroom — a rifle slung over his shoulder, witnesses said.
A French passenger and three Americans — a civilian, an Air Force member and a National Guard member — jumped into action. They quickly tackled him, possibly averting a massacre aboard the train.
By the time the suspect was subdued, three people had nonlife-threatening injuries, said Anthony Blondeau, a spokesman for Arras city in northern France, where the train pulled up after the incident and the suspect was arrested. One of the Americans was among the injured.
The best efforts of the left to turn Americans into effeminate pansies have not yet quite succeeded.
The European Socialists the left want Americans to emulate, on the other hand, not brave so much.
The staff hurried towards their own car on the train and opened it ‘with a special key’ before they locked themselves inside.
Mr Anglade claims he and other passengers banged on the door and shouted at staff to open up, but their cries for help were ignored.
He said: ‘Nobody replied, there was radio silence. It was terrible and unbearable, it was inhumane.”
It sounds like they were doing the “shelter in place” thing, which is how the Government tells us we should respond to terror attacks. “Shelter in place. Wait for the authorities. Do not attempt to save yourself, you aren’t qualified.”
I wonder if Obama will take credit for the heroism of the three Americans, the way he took credit for killing Osama bin Laden. Or will they be prosecuted for a hate crime?