Sponsored Content




Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Recent Entries
Absent Friends
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups





















Saturday Gardening Thread: Flamboyant Flowers (NTTAWWT) [Y-not and KT] | Main | First Person: Alek Skarlatos Narrates What Happened In His Own Video
August 22, 2015

"My first reaction was to sit down and hide. Then I heard an American say 'go get him'."

That was once typical of Americans, and, who knows, maybe will be one day once more.

Jazz Shaw digests the more vetted version of the story -- none of the US personnel on the train were Marines. The three who first acted were an Air Force man, a National Guardsman, and a civilian.'

At this point we seem to have settled on the fact that the Americans involved in taking down and hog tying the presumed terrorist were Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler. Sadler is a civilian, Stone is in the Air Force and Skarlatos is either a National Guard member or an inactive National Guard reservist, depending who you ask.

But a civilian American, maybe traveling with the servicemen, so maybe not entirely ordinary.

In addition, a 62 British businessman jumped on the dogpile -- he is the one who said he was stirred to action by hearing an American voice say "Go get him."

One Frenchman jumped on too, a train conductor who was off-duty and just on the train as a passenger. He held down the guy's left arm.

The Brit, businessman Chris Norman, said:

"My thought was I'm probably going to die anyway so let's go. I'd rather die active trying to get him down than simply sit in the corner and be shot."

Bravo.

He says the most important hero here was Spencer Stone, the Air Force man, who was actually a medic. Stone got badly slashed by the terrorists' knife or boxcutter, and his thumb was nearly cut off entirely. (Hopefully that has been reattached and will heal with no complications.)

Despite bleeding profusely, and despite being down a thumb, Stone administered emergency aid to a passenger badly slashed through the throat immediately after subduing and hogtying the terrorist. Hopefully that passenger will live, and Stone will have another contact/informant in his Shadow-like war on crime.

Here are your Big Damn Heroes, America:

HT_spencer_stone_alek_skarlatos_anthony_sadler_jt_150822_16x9_992.jpg
via ABC News, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler

Arras_France_3_her_3415525b.jpg
From the Telegraph. Assuming these are the same three men (can't tell with the one white guy, actually; you people all look alike to me), they were traveling together, I guess.

Sadler-jpg.jpg

From KCRA, Sadler, Skarlatos, and the British businessman who jumped into the fray, Chris Norman... Comrade Arthur says those are medals issued by a local town; the major national French medals will come later. And I assume Stone is missing from the picture because he's still in the hospital.

Amazing. Just amazing. Despite my pessimism, even knowing there are men like these in the world makes me happy, and gives me some small amount of hope for the future.

AMERICA

Our medics will kick your "Holy Warriors'" asses up and down the block


digg this
posted by Ace at 02:18 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
kallisto: "[i]It's a multi-colored, spastic wreck of over-emb ..."

Oldcat: "Maybe I should try eating kale some time. It almos ..."

insurgens ad opus : "And in the city, the priorities of the homeless ta ..."

Tonypete: "Just came in from final weeding and late fall clea ..."

Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in solidarity with the struggle to maintain Moron standards : "Local sports this time of year include stealing or ..."

Divide by Zero [/i]: " One year I had a nice evergreen tree growing on ..."

gourmand du jour: "Not to be a contrarian, but we like kale as an ing ..."

JTB: "Well, it's that time of year for fewer comments on ..."

insurgens ad opus : "I'm sorry, but I don't understand why the person i ..."

Napoleon XIV[/i][/b][/s][/u]: "/sock ..."

Dr. Bone: "Local yahoos here decorated the old bridge with ho ..."

Skip: "Good afternoon Greenthumbs Might be done work fo ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64