The way the mainstream media report this, you wouldn’t know why someone would ever do this. This is a good summary of what they have to say:
- Three injured: a US serviceman, a Briton, and a French actor
- Motive behind the shooting still unknown
- Heavily armed gunman known to police
This is about as dishonest as it gets, to claim that the motive is unknown.
Consider this report of the events and then we will put this complex puzzle of mystery and intrigue together, attempting to do what no mainstream media outlet seems capable of.
A young Moroccan armed with a Kalashnikov and a knife was subdued by three Americans on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday as he was apparently preparing to open fire on passengers.
Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone remained hospitalized Saturday after being stabbed in the attack Friday night as the train rolled through Belgium, though the Pentagon said the injury was not life-threatening.
A dual French-American citizen was also wounded as he was hit by chance by a gunshot on the train, which eventually stopped in Arras in northern France, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.
Cazeneuve, speaking to reporters in Paris on Saturday, said that the suspect may be a 26-year-old Moroccan flagged by Spanish authorities last year for links to Islamic radical movements, but the identity has not been 100 percent confirmed.
An official linked to Spain’s anti-terrorism unit said the suspect lived in Spain until 2014, then moved to France, travelled to Syria, and then returned to France. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to be identified by name.
The was arrested after the train stopped in Arras, 115 miles north of Paris, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henri Brandet said on French television BFM.
Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, was traveling with childhood friends Stone, of Carmichael, California, and Alek Skarlatos, a National Guardsman from Roseburg, Ore., when they heard a gunshot and breaking glass. Sadler told The Associated Press that they saw a train employee sprint down the aisle followed by a gunman with an automatic rifle.
“As he was cocking it to shoot it, Alek just yells, ‘Spencer, go!’ And Spencer runs down the aisle,” Sadler said. “Spencer makes first contact, he tackles the guy, Alek wrestles the gun away from him, and the gunman pulls out a boxcutter and slices Spencer a few times. And the three of us beat him until he was unconscious.”
British passenger Chris Norman told French television that he helped tie the gunman up. Stone then quickly turned to help another passenger who had been wounded in the throat, stopping his bleeding until paramedics came, Sadler said.
Throughout the brief but terrifying episode, Sadler said, “The gunman never said a word.”
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who arrived on the scene late Friday, denounced the “barbaric act.” He praised the “two deserving passengers” for their “great bravery and composure,” the newspaper said.
A Pentagon spokeswoman confirmed that one U.S. military member was injured in the incident. The Pentagon described the injury as “not life-threatening.”
President Obama, updated on the attack Friday evening, “expressed his profound gratitude for the courage and quick thinking of several passengers, including U.S. service members, who selflessly subdued the attacker,” a White House official said. “It is clear that their heroic actions may have prevented a far worse tragedy.”
The population of Morocco is literally 99.9% Muslim so that’s the case solved!
This was an Islamic terrorist attack.