This is coolbert:
Yet one more knife attack in France by an apparent jihadist and covered by the main stream media [MSM] in that most casual of manner..
Three French SOLDIERS equipped with assault rifles while guarding a Jewish community center set upon by a knife wielding man, all three soldiers wounded, none severely.
THOSE SOLDIERS WELL ARMED NOT ABLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST A SINGLE MAN ARMED WITH A KNIFE!! THE VILLAIN ALSO ABLE TO MAKE GOOD HIS ESCAPE BUT LATER CAPTURED AT A TRAIN STATION.
As seen at the Daniel Pipes Internet web site:
"3 French Soldiers, 3 Sitting Ducks"
Further as noted by Dr. Pipes:
A number of readers added valuable insight:
* "A former French navy officer informs me that 'If you asked a general why the soldiers did not shoot the attacker, he would dodge the question as he cannot lie but they could not shoot because the guns you see strapped on these soldiers has an empty magazine. It has no bullets! It's insane! Certain officers have a loaded magazine separately in a pouch, but not inserted in the gun. The only military personnel allowed to carry loaded weapons are the gendarmerie. All others, including soldiers, infantry, and even commandos are not allowed to carry loaded weapons. Because this is ridiculous, the government hides it.'"
* "One reader wonders, 'even if the soldiers are armed, how prepared are they to shoot. Is the assault rifle round chambered or do they need to chamber a round first? Is the weapon on safe, requiring them to take the weapon off safe before they fire? Is the rifle set on auto fire or on semi-auto?'"
* "William Mayer of PipeLineNews.com asks 'why these soldiers apparently had little or no expertise in open hand combat. Disarming an opponent carrying a knife is rudimentary and taught (in the US) in boot camp. Even without weapons, three soldiers should have been able to handle a street thug armed with just a butcher knife.' He noted on his website yesterday that 'If the best and brightest of the country's anti-terror forces are incapable of stopping a simple assault by a man with a knife, there is little to prevent further attacks by Islamic fanatics. As a matter of fact the message of weakness being sent is one of provocation not steadfastness.'"
The French government in the aftermath of this most recent knife attack will be reappraising their policies and allowing troops to be armed with a loaded magazine in the rifle, a round chambered, maybe even fixed bayonets in place, AND THAT BAYONET NOT SHEATHED EITHER!
FOR SOME REASON I DOUBT IT! OH MERCY!