This is a story with heroes. It takes place in Europe, in France to be specific, and three Americans once again save the French from being slaughtered like the cheese eating surrender monkeys all of Europe has become.
The bottom line is that three Americans, two US servicemen and a friend, were vacationing in Europe. They were on a bullet train that lived up to its name. They heard gunfire and ran to the sound to find a Muslim terrorist with an AK47 and a handgun starting to shoot passengers.
Alek Skarlatos, on holiday in Europe with fellow serviceman Spencer Stone and student Anthony Sadler, said he and his companions heard a gunshot and breaking glass while on their Thalys train at around 3.45pm on Friday.
“I saw a guy entering the carriage with an AK and a handgun, at that point I ducked down and my friend Spencer, next to me, ducked down and I just looked over at Spencer and said: ‘Let’s go’,” Mr Skalatos told Sky News from his hotel room in Arras, northern France.
The 22-year-old National Guardsman from Rosenburg, Oregan, and Mr Stone charged the unidentified 26-year-old man, believed to be of Moroccan origin, down the narrow carriage.
“Then I grabbed the AK (assault rifle), which was at his feet, and started muzzle thumping him in the head with it,” Mr Skarlatos added.
Mr Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, told The Associated Press of his friends’ exploits: “Spencer makes first contact, he tackles the guy, Alek wrestles the gun away from him, and the gunman pulls out a boxcutter and slices Spencer a few times.
“And the three of us beat him until he was unconscious.
“The gunman never said a word.”
Here’s the video of the aftermath.
So far the Europeans haven’t been able to bring themselves to say anything about the Muslim terrorist who they are calling a lone Somali gunman.
In the aftermath, the House of Many Colors issued this statement.
“The President expressed his profound gratitude for the courage and quick thinking of several passengers, including US service members, who selflessly subdued the attacker.”
I suspect that’s their public face and I wouldn’t be surprised if the two servicemen get charged with engaging in a military action without orders.
For the brave Americans who acted as Americans have historically acted to save French lives, you guys made me proud to be an American. Thank you, I haven’t felt like that in about seven years.