Sunday, December 27, 2009

What Did I Just Say About At Least A Few Real Men Left In Holland?
Here's one of them

Here's most of the article from The Telegraph (London); (Emphasis and comments mine)
Hero tackled alleged Northwest plane bomber as flames came from him on flight to Detroit
A Dutch passenger who tackled the man accused of trying to bring down a US plane said that his courageous response "came completely natural" after he saw flames coming from the man.
Jasper Schuringa, a 32-year-old film maker from Amsterdam is being hailed as a hero in America. He was applauded by fellow passengers after he and cabin crew subdued Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as their Northwest flight was about to land at Detroit airport.

Mr Schuringa was sitting one row behind the suspect but on the other side of the plane when he heard what he said sounded like a firecracker going off. "When [it] went off, everybody panicked then somebody screamed, 'Fire! Fire!'," he said.

Looking across the plane, he saw smoke rising from a seat. "I didn't hesitate. I just jumped," he said.

Diving over four intervening passengers, he said his suspicions grew when he found the suspect doing nothing despite having a smoking blanket on his lap and flames "coming from beneath his legs".

Mr Schuringa said he said he frisked the suspect and discovered his trousers were open and that he had a flaming object resembling a small, white shampoo bottle strapped to his left leg near his crotch. "I pulled the object from him and tried to extinguish the fire with my hands and threw it away," he told CNN.

Mr Schuringa said he patted out the fire with his hands and shouted for water. As cabin crew arrived with fire extinguishers, the Dutchman hauled the suspect out of his seat and, restraining him in a choke lock, took him to the first class compartment.

All the while, Mr Abdulmatallab seemed dazed, he said. "He was staring into nothing."
(I would imagine so... especially after getting a 1st class Dutch ass whipping.) When he got him into first class, Mr Schuringa pulled off his remaining clothes to check for further explosives and helped a crew member to handcuff him.

Other passengers, who had initially not realised what was going on, applauded him when he returned to his seat, he said.

Mr Schuringa said his hands were "pretty burned" and he was shaken, but was just "happy to be alive".

He added: "I don't feel like a hero. It was something where I had to do something or it was too late." Mr Schuringa, who was reportedly visiting a friend in Miami before flying on to Costa Rica for a holiday, runs a video production company.

Bob and Ingrid Schuringa, his parents, told the Telegraaf newspaper that they were "extremely proud of him but also really shocked because, in one second, it could have ended up very differently".

Yes, I realize that in my last video entry, I made it pretty clear that I believe every young man (in this country, anyways) should serve in the Armed Forces. And to the best of my knowledge, the hero of Flight 253 never served in the Dutch Armed Forces.

I do believe that young Jasper Schuringa just made up for that.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's some good stuff right there!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

The Netherlands has a big muslim problem with some or many of its immigrants going violent at even the slightest criticism of Islam. The gov't has cracked down on these people harshly, especially after the murder by muslim extremists of a Dutch videographer. It also seems that individual Netherlanders--one man in particular--are not shy about kicking @ss and taking names! Good going. :-))

12:25 PM  
Blogger Mary Rose said...

Here, here for real men! Jasper is my new hero. A "let's roll" kinda guy. The more these types of responses happen, the quicker the Islamofascists will realize - mess with us and you're going to get hurt. Or at the very least, arrested. ;-)

1:05 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

It seems to me that, in the actual breach, most men will become men, if only for self-preservation. The feminization of men only works when men are not tested, i.e. not drafted into the armed forces or otherwise called upon to be men. In some respects, it is hard-wired, and most men are not yet so far removed from examples of true manhood.

But perhaps I live a sheltered life, too. I still don't understand the term "metrosexual" although I have seen it on TV. Maybe I'm indulging in wishful thinking, or maybe I just married a real man, like my dad. ;)

2:24 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

The explanation of what TCN brings up can be found clearly expressed in the first half especially of the movie "Heartbreak Ridge".

BTW, recently I Youtubed up the invasion of Grenada, thinking I'd see the Corps doing what it does well, but turns out it was all Army ... Anybody know what it was in reality, apart from the movie?

4:52 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

This may help -

Specifically, towards the end, the following quote;

We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on!? - Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff; during the assault on Grenada, 1983

5:22 PM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Schuringa got a little adrenaline push from thinking about how much more brazen Muslims have become in his country.

Hopefully, this Dutchman's actions will inspire his jelly-spined countrymen.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

That's right. The Army role in Grenada was a problem-ridden failure due to bad communications with other units, especially the naval service (Navy + USMC). The Marines, on the other hand, were very successful in Grenada.

The problems helped lead to the move for "jointness" in the U.S. Armed Forces.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

Being one quarter Dutch, I feel justified in being a little proud!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

I do believe that young Jasper Schuringa just made up for that

Think he could become an honorary US Marine?

6:33 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Hell no!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Just testing.

2:15 PM  

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