The only response to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
It helps when the good guy is a long-serving member of one of the world’ premiere special forces units.
A British Special Air Service (the original model for US Army’s Delta) trooper in town to train Kenyan special forces apparently intervened personally in the Nairobi hotel shooting:
Amid the carnage – orchestrated by terror group al-Shabaab – a lone SAS soldier got tooled up and went in after a request for help from Kenyan security forces, sources said.
Incredible images showed the operator in jeans, trainers and body armour storming through doors and aiding injured, his face covered by a balaclava.
He was pictured operating at the hotel alone. But he was joined in the mission by US Navy Seals, sources said.
An insider said: “UK Special Forces always run towards the sound of gunfire. He was there training and mentoring Kenyan forces when the shout went up, so they went in.
“During the operation he fired off some rounds – it’s a safe bet he hit his target – the SAS don’t miss.
“He is a long serving member of the Regiment, there is no doubt his actions saved lives.”
The incident was today declared over by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and all the attackers “eliminated”.
It’s kind of amazing how often good guys with guns – who as luck would have it happen to be elite British soldiers – wind up involved in these sorts of stories.
“Foreign mercenaries vs. freedom fighters.”
The wife went to Kenya on a medical mission a few years back. She was a little surprised when they had a couple of AK carrying guards the whole time. They were pretty motivated to keep the volunteers protected, although she didn’t feel threatened in the least and she was fairly far out in the boonies.
She loved the country and the people there and would dearly love to go back. She’s tried to get me interested by saying I could “nerd out” and help in the local clinics with even a smattering of IT knowledge.