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French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman
washington post ^ | August 21 at 6:32 PM | Greg Keller

Posted on 08/21/2015 4:24:53 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta

PARIS — A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday, wounding two people before being subdued by two American passengers, officials said.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France where the suspected was detained, said one of the Americans was hospitalized with serious wounds. Their names were not immediately released.

Philippe Lorthiois, an official with the Alliance police union, said on i-Tele that the two Americans were soldiers.

In Washington, the Pentagon said it “can only confirm that one U.S. military member was injured in the incident. The injury is not life-threatening.”

Contrary to early reports, Lorthiois said the attacker did not fire his automatic weapon but wounded one man with a handgun and the other with a blade of some kind.

Investigators from France’s special anti-terror police are leading the investigation, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor’s office said.

“As always where an act that could be terrorist in nature is involved, the greatest care and the greatest precision will be used,” Cazeneuve said.

The suspect is a 26-year-old Moroccan, according to Sliman Hamzi, an official with the police union Alliance, who spoke on French television i-Tele.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americansoldiers; france; heros; islam; lightrail; muslims; nationalguard; sharia4belgium; shooter; spencerstone; terrorism; usaf
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1 posted on 08/21/2015 4:24:53 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: 11th_VA

I saw your link that you said was a repost. It was locked. I tried to find the original, but I couldn’t find it.

I felt this was important enough that it should be easy to find.

thanks for the first post.


2 posted on 08/21/2015 4:26:18 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Restore Liberty!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
The suspect is a 26-year-old Moroccan, according to Sliman Hamzi, an official with the police union Alliance, who spoke on French television i-Tele.

Yep.

3 posted on 08/21/2015 4:26:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Democrats and GOP-e: a difference of degree, not philosophy)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Moroccan = Islamic = religion of pieces = Obama son


4 posted on 08/21/2015 4:27:49 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Restore Liberty!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

just doing what American Marines do in France...

taking down the bad guy combatants..


5 posted on 08/21/2015 4:30:02 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: FreeAtlanta

The news stories make me crazy. They ALWAYS say that they don’t know the ‘motive’ for the shooting. Can they be that stupid?


6 posted on 08/21/2015 4:31:52 PM PDT by LydiaLong
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To: FreeAtlanta

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3327597/posts

Here’s more info, including the name of the perp.


7 posted on 08/21/2015 4:36:38 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: FreeAtlanta

The militia in France. Some think the 2d amendment is about the right to carry. It is really about the fact that freedom can only be obtained and preserved if average people have the courage to take action. The gun, knife, fist or foot is only the tool. The key ingredient is the understanding that freedom and a civilized society is up to us.

Four planes were hijacked. Good people on 3 planes lacked the courage to be militia. Good people on the 4th plane had the courage to make the terrorists fail.

Terrorism will not be defeated by NSA spying, nor by putting a cop on every corner, nor by side agreements with promoters of terrorism.

Terrorism will only be defeated if the militia grows and gets some cajones. Of course, the militia also needs some brains and common sense. Don’t jump a guy just because he “looks like one”. (He’s probably a Sikh and on our side.)

Don’t jump a Mexican. I’ve known thousands of Mexicans (mostly illegals). I’ve known terrorists. I’ve never met a Mexican terrorist nor ever heard of one. (Those common criminals are not terrorists. If you want to see a Mexican terrorist see the DVD FOR GREATER GLORY with Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria.)

Being in the militia is serious business. It is not for those feeling good from a few drinks.


8 posted on 08/21/2015 4:39:05 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: FreeAtlanta

“Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”

A faint echo across France.


9 posted on 08/21/2015 4:42:03 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (BINGO!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Sliman Hamzi, an official with the police union Alliance

The fox guarding the chicken coop..

10 posted on 08/21/2015 4:48:11 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Certified Islamophobe and Microaggressor..)
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To: FreeAtlanta

The Greatest Care? Really?


11 posted on 08/21/2015 4:52:16 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Ive given up on aphostrophys and spell chek on my current device...)
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To: LydiaLong

Some of the media actively supports Islamic extremism, but most of it is still locked in that paternalistic post 9-11 mindset that if they characterize an incident as Islamic terrorism, all us yay-hoos out here in yay-hooland are going to go bonkers and run around blowing up mosques.


12 posted on 08/21/2015 4:57:08 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
“Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”

There used to be a snack cake (not the most healthy of fare at the best of times) named 'Devil Dogs'. I suggested the Dan Daly quote for a marketing slogan.

They were pretty good, actually. :-)

13 posted on 08/21/2015 4:59:53 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Oorah and Semper Fi, “Americans”.


14 posted on 08/21/2015 5:21:12 PM PDT by Company Man (Proudly Fox free since Snarkapalooza Gotchafest - Aug. 6, 2015)
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To: spintreebob

I agree with you general analyst, but you have to admit the 4th plane had knowledge from the outside (calls and texts) what was going to happen. That did play a part, there was probable good people on those other planes that given the same information would of acted.


15 posted on 08/21/2015 5:27:19 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Let us do evil that good may come"? ....condemnation is just - Romans 3:8)
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To: FreeAtlanta
 
 
DAMN. Don't know if the vid is visible to the general non-Facebook public or not - hopefully there's some on Youtube. They beat the snot out of the islamokazi and hogtied him.
 
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153114907033494
 
WARNING - GRAPHIC VIDEO Unarmed American service men stopped a terrorist attack in France by taking down the terrorist... Here is a post and video from inside the train where the attack happened, allegedly from the brother of one of the servicemen who took down the terrorist. CAUTION -IT IS GRAPHIC POST = My bro who stopped the France Terror Attack today sent me these. My brother and our friend, Oregon National Guard and Air Force respectively, were on some R and R in Europe. Terrorist came on their train with an AK, pistol, and knife. He fired off his first clip and then reloaded. Our friend tackled him and then my bro grabbed the AK and tried to shoot the terrorist. It jammed. Terrorist pulls pistol and is disarmed. Then pulls knife and stabs our friend, the poor white guy not in cuffs with the wounds on his neck/head. My bro took this video and sent it to me. He then took the AK buttstock and beat the terrorist in the head. Third friend can be heard also in background. They are looking for the pistol.
 
 

16 posted on 08/21/2015 5:27:25 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: spintreebob

real damned Amercans doing American things.


17 posted on 08/21/2015 5:32:04 PM PDT by ping jockey
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To: LydiaLong

It’s like “whistling past the graveyard”. These Mary Sunshines think that if they just pretend long enough (lie to themselves in other words) Islamic Terrorism will just disintegrate. Living in Realville is much more honest in the long run & it helps you make better decisions in life.


18 posted on 08/21/2015 5:42:20 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: FreeAtlanta

“The suspect is a 26-year-old Moroccan”

Color me shocked. I hope Raghead was roughed up considerably in the altercation.

Kudos for these brave Americans.


19 posted on 08/21/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Company Man

Saving France again!


20 posted on 08/21/2015 5:44:00 PM PDT by ealgeone
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