Heros for political office!

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    Aug 25, 2015 12:29 AM GMT
    We need more brave and courageous heros like these guys who risked their lives for the people on a moving train!!!
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    MORE of this!!!

    Heroes who thwarted France train attack to get California parade

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/heroes-who-thwarted-france-train-attack-to-get-california-parade/ar-BBm43MQ

    #inspirational #hero
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 25, 2015 8:03 PM GMT
    Brave guys like these men are becoming a very rare breed in today's modern world, unfortunately.icon_sad.gif
  • ASHDOD

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    Aug 25, 2015 9:09 PM GMT
    at last someone did somthing! i''m not surprised it was americans [and not europeans...]
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    Aug 25, 2015 9:51 PM GMT
    Ashdod said i''m not surprised it was americans [and not europeans...]


    Not true. The three Americans certainly deserve all the credit they have been given (indeed, I was one of the first to praise them in another thread), but others also acted to tackle the gunman: Along with the three Americans, a British man, Chris Norman, has been awarded the Légion d’honneur for his actions during the same incident, as have an American-French citizen, Mark Moogalian, who was shot in the neck, and a French citizen, who wishes to remain anonymous.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/25/france-train-attack-american-french-professor-mark-moogalian

    As for "heroes for political office", some heroes have made very good politicians, while others have proven to be very poor in that role. Conflating heroism with effectiveness in political office probably isn't very useful.
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    Aug 26, 2015 2:14 PM GMT
    I saw one of the first press conferences after the attack and Chris Norman was highly complimentary of the three Americans' actions and said very little about his role other than that after he saw the three Americans handling the situation he joined in. The two Americans talked about what they did and spoke highly of their friend who was hospitalized due to wounds suffered at the hands of the assailant who seems to have borne the brunt of the assault.

    I get the impression that Mr. Norman's only role was supplying his necktie; sort of like that one student in a group project that contributes little but gets the A grade like the other students in the group.

    It's just the impression I got from the interviews.
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    Aug 26, 2015 2:31 PM GMT
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    As Chris Norman made clear, the three Americans were the main actors during the incident and, out of those, it seems the two with military training were by far the most proactive. It is likely their actions had more to do with their military training and experience than with their nationality (though US military training is undoubtedly among the best in the world). That is not to detract from their bravery in any way. What they did was heroic. They were, however, mentally and physically better conditioned than most to act in such circumstances, by dint of their military training.

    In any case, they were certainly not the only ones who "did something".
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    Aug 26, 2015 3:09 PM GMT
    But certainly the most important "something" - subdued and incapacitated a weapons wielding, potential mass murderer.