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To: bray

The Dutchman who saved the day was several seats away, and literally had to jump over a number of seats and passengers to reach the terrorist. Where were all the Americans? (I am not at all claiming I would have acted as bravely as the Dutchman, but I am concerned that we as Americans have become soft to such a degree that we are no longer capable of confronting evil - something our forefathers had the strength and fortitude to do.)


12 posted on 12/26/2009 8:25:02 AM PST by tjd1454
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To: tjd1454

The terrorist was seated in 19A (window seat)

The Dutchamn was in 20J.

He looked to his left. “I saw smoke rising from a seat ... I didn’t hesitate. I just jumped.” he said.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/terror_hero_didn_hesitate_8oVwlYC8M0rFfwIwkjVXXM#ixzz0aoVUucH6


16 posted on 12/26/2009 8:40:49 AM PST by onyx
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To: tjd1454

The dutchman was probably just the first person to see the smoke. He was in the aisle behind the terrorist.


18 posted on 12/26/2009 8:49:22 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: tjd1454

How do you know there were Americans seated near by?

Apparently the Dutchman was the first to spot the flame.

Why not praise him, be grateful and leave it at that?


22 posted on 12/26/2009 9:07:36 AM PST by onyx
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To: tjd1454
The Dutchman who saved the day was several seats away, and literally had to jump over a number of seats and passengers to reach the terrorist. Where were all the Americans?

Oh Braveheart, forgive me- you seem to know precisely what happened; I was not aware that you were on board.

"Where were all the brave Americans?" you ask- When you're in charge, no Marines, no SEALS are required! We hail you MACHOMAN!

23 posted on 12/26/2009 9:14:11 AM PST by InkStone
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To: tjd1454

How do you know they weren’t women, or French or worse yet, Liberals? Perhaps you should wait for the facts before you start calling out FReepers or Americans.

Pray for 2010


24 posted on 12/26/2009 9:15:10 AM PST by bray (What ya in for Son? No Health Insurance. Me too.)
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To: tjd1454
You're kidding right? As someone who travels weekly and traveled to London 9 times in the last 10 months, I can tell you that there are many nationalities coming into the States. Moreover, the A330 widebody, especially where he was sitting, was on the far side meaning only someone within 3-4 rows would even be able to reach them and they would have to be on the aisle. That means you've now restricted your choices to roughly 6 people to act.

I can also tell you, without any doubt or hesitation, there are people like me, and quite a few, who, from our first class or seats up towards the front of the aircraft, watch every person who comes on board a flight with a skeptical eye and who will act upon any disturbance.

And I will also say, that will never be restricted to a nationality but to anyone who values their life.

34 posted on 12/26/2009 10:40:51 AM PST by Solson (magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri.)
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