An Arab man takes control of a front loader and drives through Jerusalem, flattening everything in his path. Nothing can stop him because he’s got the front scoop raised for protection.
What stops him, you ask? An off duty Israeli Defense Force soldier borrows the gun of a cop and jumps onboard and shoots the guy point blank.
This CNN Video shows the man jumping onto the bulldozer, but it cuts away just prior to him reaching and shooting the driver (which, surprisingly, they showed this morning on FOX News).
Now, why do I love this scenario? Because in the United States, this guy would have rampaged for hours until the police managed to find a way to stop him, with all civilians running for cover and then crying about what caused it. In Israel, a guy off duty grabs a gun from somewhere (there’s lots of them in Israel) and says “Not on my watch, shipwreck!” and ends the situation.
I’d argue that if more people had military training, even a few years of service, a) there’d be less of a scared cow syndrome in society and b) there’d be more appreciation for what it takes to maintain freedom.
But that’s just me.