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Unarmed US Marines foil suspected terrorist attack

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chee-to, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Unarmed US Marines foil suspected terrorist attack onboard high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris after they take down Kalashnikov-wielding Moroccan gunman known to intelligence services
    • A suspected Moroccan terrorist opened fire with a Kalashnikov on board a high speed train in northern France
    • Eyewitnesses said two U.S. Marines on the train disarmed the 26-year-old gunman and pinned him to the ground
    • The man was armed with a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle and was carrying at least 300 round of ammunition
    • French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised the Marines who almost certainly 'averted a disaster' .....HOORAH !!
    A group of unarmed US Marines on board a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris foiled a terrorist attack after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle, wounding three people.

    The 26-year-old Moroccan national, who was known to security services, came out of the toilet brandishing the gun and opened fire. Fortunately, two US Marines were nearby and overpowered him before he could massacre passengers.

    The suspected terrorist had at least nine full magazines of ammunition holding almost 200 rounds. He was also carrying a knife.

    Unfortunately, one of the Marines was shot and is believed to be in a critical condition.

    Pics & more info @:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...onboard-high-speed-train-Amsterdam-Paris.html
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2015
  2. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Heroes for sure.
    I'm sure no medals will be given. Unless it's by the other country.

    Good on you men for standing behind your commitment to fight evil wherever and whenever it surfaces. Protecting the innocent no matter what.

    I pray for the injured and hope he makes a full recovery.
     
  3. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Shame one got shot. Hopefully the perp got royally screwed up. You do not want to go hands on with 2 or more Marines, he is lucky he is still alive.
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I hope they took the POS terrorist apart, you know, so ISIS can go oh poo!!! And, step up their training!
    Blessings on these courageous men, especially the wounded one! We hope for a full recovery!:(
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Local, KOIN 6 News, reports that one of the solders involved in the train rescue is an Oregon Army National Guardsman!

    So......probably wrong!
     
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  6. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    This really points out the problem with current military attitude toward medals and recognizing bravery.

    It should not matter what the situation is. Any time a member of the armed services steps up and acts to save the lives of others, that action should be recognized the same as if it occurred during a time of declared war. Bravery is not a byproduct of political conflict. It is an act showing the true character of the person. That character is what is being recognized.

    Honor to the soldiers who acted so bravely! :s0155::s0155::s0155::s0155::s0155::s0155:
     
  7. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that I would ever describe any Marine as "unarmed". I bet the bad guys in this story didn't feel that they were :cool:
     
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  8. lucifermonkey

    lucifermonkey Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Fine work gentlemen! Balls of steel. :s0090::s0042:
     
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  9. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Oregon Army National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, 22, of Roseburg and his friend U.S. Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone were traveling on the high-speed train out of Amsterdam headed for Paris when they noticed a suspicious passenger and confronted him.

    The man — identified as Sliman Hamzi, 26, of Morocco — was armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and a knife. Three people were injured, including Stone.
    http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-soldier-stops-gunman-on-european-train/
     
  10. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    Here is a comment to an article in the NY Times

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/w...oil-gunman-on-french-train-officials-say.html

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    Ktg oregon - 4 Hours Ago

    It’s ironic that what could have been a really nasty attack was stopped in a country that has very restrictive gun laws by people without guns. Seems that maybe there are better ways of safety than everyone running around with guns. The idea of a whole bunch of armed people on a packed train would be a nightmare as bad as the one that just happend (sic). Here in the U.S. the gun crowd would be pushing more guns to keep the evil shooters away.

    227 Recommend {QUOTE}

    This is the mentality that the liberals in this state spout. :(:mad::rolleyes:
     
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  11. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That guy should go to a-stan, columbia, or heck south side chicago, detroit, watts. Walk through there at night and tell us if you want a gun.

    Don't worry you won't make it out to tell us anything.
     
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  12. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Didn't some armed French police run away from a bit of mayhem a little while back? can't make this crap up
     
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  15. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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  16. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thank God for their situational awareness, but how friggin awful.
    To make it out of A-stan to try and decompress and you end up in a situation like that.
    But if not for those men how high would the death toll been?
     
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  17. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  18. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    "Dude, I tried to shoot him." American's reference to not having his gun on him!
     
  19. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Nothing against Marines but latest reports are now saying Army National Guard out of Roseburg Oregon of all places.
     
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  20. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Oregon Army National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, 22, of Roseburg and his friend U.S. Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone from Sacramento.
     
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