While the death toll in Nairobi is now listed at 21 it could have been much worse.
And largely thanks to the quick efforts of the Kenyan Special Forces, who learned from the mall devastating mall attack, and an unnamed SAS Special Operator who kitted up and ventured in solo to tell al-Shabab what was up.
The man was out shopping, on a furlough from his training liaison mission with the Kenyans, when al-Shabab decided it was time to get their terror on again.
This fine English gentleman would have none of it. He grabbed body armor and his rifle then breached into the hotel, rescuing trapped patrons and dropping bad guys to never rise again.
Outstanding sir, outstanding.