History is ripe with examples that nearly every American is a bit more belligerent than most every other person in the world, I think that difference is a part of what set’s Americans aside from others in the world. It’s what brought our forefathers to this land and gave us the original Brexit in 1776. It was displayed again and again in countless small battles and many big ones around the world over the last 241 years of our independence.
Occasional heroes emerge, not the likely suspects, just regular Americans who were caught up in the events of the day. Recent examples are Todd Beamer, who with other unidentified passenger’s on United Flight 93, on September 11, 2001, were the first, unexpected counter strike on Al Qaeda, with his famous last words that a GTE Airphone operator heard him say; “Let’s Roll” as they stormed the cockpit to attempt to retake the airplane. That counterattack led to the terrorists’ crashing the airplane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, preventing it from hitting its intended target.
Or on August 24, 2015, the three twenty-something Americans on vacation, while traveling on a train in France that stopped the AK-47 wielding gunman attempting a mass killing, Anthony Sadler, Alek Sharlatos, and Spencer Stone, along with a 62-year-old Brittan named Chris Norman, subdued the gunman with their bare hands.
Otto Warmbier, the young college student recently returned to America in a coma, Otto died from his injuries, most likely beaten to death while in the custody of the North Koreans. You know Otto’s story; he was sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in a prison camp for attempting to steal a propaganda poster for his dorm room. I don’t know Otto Warmbier, or his family, but Otto was an American. Perhaps someday we will know for sure, but my guess is that he was beaten to death when he told the NORKS where to shove it when they ordered him to work; and was punished by being beaten repeatedly for his refusal, beatings that eventually left him in the coma, the beatings that killed him.
From 41,000 feet in the air, it looks like the NORKS are about to relearn a lesson Americans have been teaching the world. Our heroes come from the ranks of everyday regular Americans, and President Trump has had enough of that rotten regime.