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Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train

Ooooooh-Raaaa for our U.S. Marines!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...dam-Paris.html
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Re: Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train

Semper Fi! But yet another French security service lapse...
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Re: Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train

The train was travelling from Belgium and the attack likely occurred in Belgium:

"The attack took place in Belgium before the Thalys train crossed into France, Mr. Hollande’s office said, adding that the French president had spoken with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, with the two men agreeing to cooperate closely on the investigation.
After the attack, the train stopped in Arras, France, near the border with Belgium, and the man was taken away by police officers. A Belgian prosecutor said that if the attack occurred in Belgium, the suspect would be extradited."


http://www.wsj.com/articles/three-wo...ain-1440187820
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Old 22.08.2015, 09:56
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Re: Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train

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The three men -- a member of the Air Force, an inactive National Guard member and a civilian -- responded quickly,
Not Marines, but anyway, well done

...and some not-so-heroic actions by others
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Passenger Christina Cathleen Coons of New York described the drama in car 12 of the train in an interview with Ouest France newspaper.


"I heard shots, most likely two, and a guy collapsed," she is quoted as saying.


She described lying on the floor herself and taking photos with her phone.
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Old 22.08.2015, 10:20
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Re: Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train

the tain was traveling from amsterdam..marine, army ot else, the young men's quick thinking has likely saved lots of lives today. poor guy was on his vacation after being deployed in afghanistan. i hope the injured guy makes a full recovery.
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Old 22.08.2015, 10:32
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Re: Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train

The gunman "Was known to the French authorities," so how did he get the AK47 and the automatic pistol?

Congratulations to the off duty American men, they speedily brought a dangerous situation to a close.
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Old 22.08.2015, 10:37
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Re: Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train

Heroic actions, respect

Must write I was amused by this in the article "A third person, French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, suffered a minor injury while activating the train's emergency alarm, Lorthiois said."

So French alarms are so dangerous!
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Re: Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train

The weapons for the Charlie Hebdo, Paris Jewish supermarket and Brussels Jewish Museum terrorist attacks were purchased in Brussels. I'm expecting that the train terrorist's Kalashnikov was also purchased there.

Wapo:
"“You can find Kalashnikovs for sale near the train station in Brussels,” acknowledged a Brussels-based European Union official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record. “They’re available even to very average criminals.”
In the case of the Paris attackers, they were able to obtain an entire arsenal: AK-47 assault rifles, pistols, a Skorpion submachine gun and even a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher. All of it was purchased in Brussels for about $5,000, according to Belgian media reports."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...48a_story.html
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Re: Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train

has it been confirmed that the guy was a terrorist? lol to be honest im surprised their alarm actually worked.
wonder what this attack means for europe if it turns out to be another terrorist attack.. stricter gun regulations? increased military/police forces on public transport? It makes me cringe that yet again someone who was known by police has slipped under their radar and almost killed people.
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Old 22.08.2015, 12:11
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Re: Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train

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The gunman "Was known to the French authorities," so how did he get the AK47 and the automatic pistol?
Is that a trick question? To have a police record does not mean you are under 24/7 surveillance... and getting a gun is easy. It might be an odd idea to Swiss... but not all guns are legal. Buying a former eastern block pistol illegally is in most parts of Europe faster and cheaper than getting a legal one. An AK would be illegal anyway, since assault rifles are pretty much only legal for private people in Switzerland and the US.
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Semper Fi! But yet another French security service lapse...

NO. Rail companies do not Keep toilets under surveillance. And Police cannot and is not authorized to Keep "known persons" under surveillance


It so was a lucky coincidence that soldiers sat nearby and that the chap did load several magazines. The repeated Sound gave him away
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The gunman "Was known to the French authorities," so how did he get the AK47 and the automatic pistol?

Congratulations to the off duty American men, they speedily brought a dangerous situation to a close.


The Police Judiciaire is interviewing the culprit, and in Charge apparently are agents of Maghreb origin who will speak clearly with him


AK47 and automatic pistols are widely on the market .........................
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Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train
And one British IT consultant.
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These guys were amazing, and what is so impressive is that they remained completely calm and professional, even when injured themselves and giving first-aid to others.
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The Police Judiciaire is interviewing the culprit, and in Charge apparently are agents of Maghreb origin who will speak clearly with him


AK47 and automatic pistols are widely on the market .........................

Wolly ! you forgot to mention the military training by the American involved



AAhh wait a minute you hate the military training
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Was he poking the terrorist with a pencil while the US military guys were beating him down?
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Was he poking the terrorist with a pencil while the US military guys were beating him down?
In case you haven't had a chance...

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/22/eu...oes/index.html
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Old 22.08.2015, 18:51
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These guys were amazing, and what is so impressive is that they remained completely calm and professional, even when injured themselves and giving first-aid to others.

Speaking as an armchair warrior you only have one chance to defeat such terrorists and that is when they start the action. They are not experienced and have a few seconds start up time. People who react immediately and savagely have a good chance.
After the terrorists start and are in full action it is very difficult to challenge them especially if you are unarmed.
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has it been confirmed that the guy was a terrorist? lol to be honest im surprised their alarm actually worked.
wonder what this attack means for europe if it turns out to be another terrorist attack.. stricter gun regulations? increased military/police forces on public transport? It makes me cringe that yet again someone who was known by police has slipped under their radar and almost killed people.
About "has it been confirmed that the guy was a terrorist?"
The guy had a pistol, a Kalashnikov and a knife and opened fire in a railway carriage! Was the guy a terrorist? No he sounds more like a Red Cross volunteer
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