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31 July 2011 @ 08:55 pm
Heroes of Norway  
ETA: Okay, enough people have complained about the neologism. Subject line edited.


A Norwegian couple, Hege Dalen and her partner, Toril Hansen, saved about 40 people from last week's shooting. The women were having dinner when they heard shots. They immediately got in their boat and made way toward the gunshots to pull people out of the water, not once but four times.

Original report, in Finnish

Google translation

article that was originally linked by bkwrrm_tx
 
 
The Renaissance Manunixronin on August 1st, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
I saw lots of praise and gratitude for the women's actions, alongside indignation that foreign civilians had to jump in and be heroic--where were the proper Norwegian rescue professionals?
Simple. The mass murderer, just like almost all other mass murderers, intentionally chose not to confront them. He left a truck bomb on a timer to begin his attack by proxy long after he'd left the vicinity, then launched his armed attack in a place where they weren't. He had no intention whatsoever of risking dying himself.