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

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    Aug 21, 2015 9:12 PM GMT
    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

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3206426/U-S-Marines-armed-gunman-onboard-high-speed-train-Amsterdam-Paris.html
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    Aug 21, 2015 9:50 PM GMT
    Looks like the actions of these brave Marines may have prevented a massacre. I wish the injured Marine and the other victim a speedy recovery.
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    Aug 21, 2015 11:42 PM GMT
    metta8 saidUnarmed 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

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3206426/U-S-Marines-armed-gunman-onboard-high-speed-train-Amsterdam-Paris.html


    Why are western countries committing collective suicide? This pattern is becoming all too common. A lot of these attacks are carried out by some foreigner with a criminal record or known to intelligence. How the fuck are they all entitled to citizenship/legal residence or even the right to enter the country?
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    Aug 21, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    AaronH20P said
    Why are western countries committing collective suicide? This pattern is becoming all too common. A lot of these attacks are carried out by some foreigner with a criminal record or known to intelligence. How the fuck are they all entitled to citizenship/legal residence or even the right to enter the country?


    "All too common"? Nope, it's actually quite rare, which is why it makes for dramatic news headlines.

    At least you can be proud that gun massacres in your own country in recent years have tended to be committed by good ol' home-grown American white boys.
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    Aug 22, 2015 11:34 AM GMT
    Turns out one of the guys was USAF, another a National Guardsman and the third a student (with a little assistance from a Brit too). Thankfully, the hospitalized guy is recovering well. Heroes all of them (cute too). I'm sure they will be receiving some sort of bravery award from France.

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    France train shooting: President thanks 'heroes' who overpowered gunman
    French President Francois Hollande has thanked three American men hailed as heroes for overpowering a heavily-armed gunman on a train in northern France.

    The incident happened on the high-speed Thalys service near Arras. A 26-year-old Moroccan man was arrested.
    One of the Americans said they took an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun from the attacker as they saw him walk down the aisle of the train.

    They then put him in a chokehold until he was unconscious.
    France's Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said Mr Hollande thanked the men by telephone and will meet them in the coming days.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34023361
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    Aug 22, 2015 4:49 PM GMT
    Too bad they didn't shoot the scumbag in the process, since the countries involved don't have a death penalty, even for terrorists.
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    Aug 23, 2015 5:04 AM GMT
    Glad that they were able to stop him, but where the hell was security?? - you by pass security and get AK-47, plus all the ammunition he had on him on board?icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 23, 2015 2:24 PM GMT


    And while fat ass pimple butt trolls in the UK try to buy love with fluffy words about this event and can't back it up with one god damned thing they've said in the past..... I exercise my right of many constitutional rights to tell the snail fart and clam cunt bitches they aren't all think they they are..... if we add 10 years.........
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    Aug 23, 2015 3:18 PM GMT
    uombroca saidGlad that they were able to stop him, but where the hell was security?? - you by pass security and get AK-47, plus all the ammunition he had on him on board?icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif


    They do have airport-style security on some train services in France, but not on this one. The problem is, where do you draw the line between maintaining reasonable security and imposing onerous restrictions on free movement?

    It is probably necessary to maintain aviation security in its current form because AQ and other terrorist groups are still fixated on bringing down passenger aircraft. (If successful, these are almost guaranteed to be mass-casualty 'spectaculars', which grab headlines and tend to create widespread fear.) Random gun massacres, while rarely as lethal as aviation terrorist acts, are a lot less easy to prevent and could just as easily occur in, say, Macy's or Harrods (or anywhere else where large groups of people tend to congregate) as they could on a bus or a train.
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    Aug 23, 2015 5:37 PM GMT
    and now ''the movie''!

    and on the serious side, americans ,you can be proud!
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    Aug 23, 2015 7:23 PM GMT
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    uombroca saidGlad that they were able to stop him, but where the hell was security?? - you by pass security and get AK-47, plus all the ammunition he had on him on board?icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif


    They do have airport-style security on some train services in France, but not on this one. The problem is, where do you draw the line between maintaining reasonable security and imposing onerous restrictions on free movement?

    It is probably necessary to maintain aviation security in its current form because AQ and other terrorist groups are still fixated on bringing down passenger aircraft. (If successful, these are almost guaranteed to be mass-casualty 'spectaculars', which grab headlines and tend to create widespread fear.) Random gun massacres, while rarely as lethal as aviation terrorist acts, are a lot less easy to prevent and could just as easily occur in, say, Macy's or Harrods (or anywhere else where large groups of people tend to congregate) as they could on a bus or a train.


    okay thanks for clarifying, hopefully this would be a call to France and all other European nations with train stations that at a minimum of security must be established.
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    Aug 23, 2015 8:01 PM GMT
    Hugh Schofield, BBC News, Paris
    The French are enthralled by the three Americans who acted so swiftly to stop the Thalys gunman. In their news conference Sunday afternoon at the US embassy in Paris, they came over as archetypes of American masculine virtue: handsome, strong, modest.

    Deep in the French gene, there is something that responds positively to this. It is the same spirit that is so grateful - 70 years on - for the American sacrifice in the Normandy landings: a recognition of the American capacity to join moral clarity with swift, decisive action.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34034840
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    Aug 23, 2015 8:44 PM GMT
    Now I'm reading that the suspect's lawyer is saying he's really a malnourished homeless guy who "found" the AK-47 while sleeping on a park bench. And that his only purpose was to rob a train with rich passengers so he could eat, not for terrorism.

    One of the hero Americans, Anthony Sadler, noted: "It doesn't take eight magazines to rob a train."

    And I will note that he had also a handgun and a knife (some reports say a boxcutter). Did he also find those under a park bench? And if he had money for 8 AK-47 magazine clips with ammunition, and a loaded handgun, why was he starving? He couldn't buy some food instead? And how did he buy a train ticket?

    So next question: was he acting alone, or sponsored? In 2014 he was identified as having Islamic terrorist links. His lawyer better hope the police don't find an address for him, that's a little nicer than a park bench.
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    Aug 24, 2015 7:03 AM GMT
    The Americans save the French yet again. This happened in France, Right? Well, he didn't even shoot anyone, so he will probably get 3 years in a prison where he can convert some more to his radical cause. That's the gutless PC wimps that the French have become. They ought to bring back the guillotine for terrorists, put it on a platform in Concorde, and grind up the remains and feed them to zoo animals, to ensure these guys didn't even imagine they would get to see their 40 virgins.

    His connection to terrorism was known to the security agencies. They should have deported him from Europe long ago.
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    Aug 24, 2015 5:06 PM GMT
    French train attack men given Légion d’honneur for 'preventing massacre'
    Three young American tourists and a Briton who tackled a heavily armed gunman on a high-speed train from Paris to Amsterdam have been awarded France’s highest honour by François Hollande, who praised them as an example of the need for action when faced with terrorism.

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    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/24/legion-dhonneur-for-men-who-prevented-carnage-on-french-train
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    Aug 25, 2015 5:00 PM GMT
    Puppenjunge saidThe Americans save the French yet again.


    How modestly put. Unlike you, the guys on the train were very modest about their actions. But if you want to turn this into a historical debate, didn't the French save you guys during the Revolutionary War? The whole battle for American independence was essentially a proxy war between Britain and France.