Thursday, January 27, 2011

This guy makes all other badasses look like pikers

Via The Other McCain:  A retired Nepalese Gorkha (or Ghurka, depending on your spelling preference) killed three robbers, wounded another eight, and scattered a total of forty robbers on a train using only his skills and his khuruki.  In the process, he saved a young girl from being raped and saved a lot of sheeple (thank goodness there was a sheepdog aboard the train) from being robbed.  The robbers flashed guns but all of the fighting was old school--really, really old school--mainly swords and knives.  He was injured in the battle but has recovered.  Interestingly enough, the translation for Ghurka means "cow-protector".....

All badassness should now be compared to the actions of Bishnu Shrestha.

6 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Makes me want to post a pic of my own Kukuri. :-)
"Dacoits" are still a problem throughout India and the sub-continent.

Midwest Chick said...

I don't own a Kukuri--something I need to correct. Maybe they can put retired Ghurkas on trains in India--kind of like air marshals.

Michael Fagan said...

You know why they're called "Ghurkas" right, and why it translates as "cow protector"? They were effectively shephards in the mountains of Nepal, hence their "badassness" and the reason why the British wanted so many of them in our Forces. But their treatment by the British Government has been an ongoing national disgrace.

By the way, any word on TJIC?

Midwest Chick said...

I have to admit to ignorance on the Brit/Ghurka issue, but will check on it. Check over at Borepatch (www.borepatch.blogspot.com) but I don't think there has been any more news of TJIC.

Michael Fagan said...

Thanks, "MC" (is that alright?) I'll keep an eye out for news on him over there.

Midwest Chick said...

No worries Michael. Also, MC is fine! :-)