Thursday, July 5, 2007

"Stitch That, Jimmy"

Thanks to fellow Silicon Valley CEO, JR, (you know who you are!) for this item.

Seems a local cabbie tackled one of the airport bombers after their attempt to blow up travellers waiting in the departure area of Glasgow airport failed.

Alex McIlveen, 45, kicked the man, whose body was in flames, so hard that he tore a tendon in his foot. But he said last night: "He didn't even flinch. I couldn't believe he didn't go down."

Well that probably did indeed have something to do with the fact that the terrorist in question was on fire at the time, and likely that had him a bit distracted, even when the kick in question was square on the old wedding tackle! Laugh? I almost voted SNP.

Try that here in the USA, though, and there would be civil rights lawyers climbing all over you, demanding compensation under the banner of "victim's rights". And hard as this may be to believe, they'd likely win.

Nice one, Alex. We salute you.


I said...

Terrorists to be charged under new anti-smoking laws

J said...

Thanks - great link. Under his Brownship, one could almost reckon this was a straight story!