Not USMC. USAF, Nat’l Guard & Civilians Stopped Terrorist on Train.

Dedicated to making guff out of even the most basic facts of a story, The Bull Elephant reports that it was United States Marines who thwarted a one-man terrorist attack on a European train today. Easy to understand why they got it wrong (again): their source was Breitbart.

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As credible media is reporting, the heroes were a member of the United States Air Force, a member of the National Guard, and two civilians. Great work by brave men. But an absolutely classic example of what happens when a good story ends up being reported by wrap-everything-in-the-flag conservatives: if American service members tackled a bad guy, then it had to be the Marines.

We note, by the way, that all of the men who stopped this guy (armed with a pistol and an AK-47) were unarmed. Waiting already for the first person who says this is another case where things would have gone better if all the passengers had their own pistols. Can’t you just picture the obvious advantages to panicked people all firing at anyone else they see with a gun? Yeah. Me neither.

Author: FirewallNOVA Left

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2 thoughts on “Not USMC. USAF, Nat’l Guard & Civilians Stopped Terrorist on Train.”

  1. It just goes on and on. Commenter there is using this as an opportunity to lament his allegation that the Marines are paid less than any other members of the military (which they’re not; a pay-grade is a pay-grade, regardless of branch). I wonder how Airman First Class Spencer Stone feels when he reads about imaginary members of another branch getting credit for his heroism.

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