Of all the “news” sources describing train incident in France, only American Jacksonville TV station’ headline said:2 U.S. service members, civilian stop attacker on train in Europe.
The rest call all three brave Americans – “soldiers”, including our own CNN.
They clearly don’t understand the concept of National Guard, personal responsibility and, wider, citizen’s duty. Europeans used to delegate defense (personal and public) to State, so they automatically call defenders – government employees.
That’s the difference between countries surrendered to statism – and US, with our lingering mentality of freedom, inherent libertarianism of our people.
Courage of free people is contagious:
Norman said that when he first saw the gunman, his initial instinct was to duck down in his seat, NBC Los Angeles reported. But then he heard Skarlatos telling the other men to “get him.” Stone jumped up and ran forward, tackling the gunman. Skarlatos and Sadler followed. Norman quickly joined them, helping wrestle the gunman to the ground and get him under control so he couldn’t hurt anyone else.
Ah, CNN. Speaking from their posterior. As usual.