The security cam video from the attack a female soldier at Paris’s Orly airport shows that she was caught by surprise when terrorist Ziyed Ben Belgacem dropped his shopping bag and grabbed her from behind. The harrowing part . . .
is that it took nearly three minutes for her fellow soldiers to eliminate the threat. Could they/should they have repositioned themselves quickly and more effectively? Rushed the bad guy? Peut-etre.
Reports indicate that Mssr. Belgacem did NOT have a weapon at the female soldier’s throat. Nor did he manage to remove the soldier’s weapon (most likely thanks to a retention device). With or without a lethal weapon at her throat, you’d expect a trained soldier to be able to break a stranglehold, n’est-ce pas?
I’d certainly hope that YOU can. Even a couple of Krav Maga classes will steer you — and the bad guy — in the right direction. Which is to say FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE!
Maybe the scariest bit — for me — is the fact that bystanders seem lost in a daze when the attack begins. As if there’s one attacker, he’s occupied so those not involved are free to just amble away. Never mind that bomb thing the last time an airport was attacked.
Get off le X!
What else do you see?