Posted by Curt on 9 March, 2005 at 10:50 am. Be the first to comment!


So the communist reporter now backtracks saying:

"I have not never said that the Americans wanted to kill me, I have only said that the mechanics of this fact is the mechanics of an ambush".

This is from the translated text so the funny wording is probably the translator programs fault, but for her now to say she never said this ridiculous:

"It can't be just said that it was just an accident. We can't accept this, it is not possible." "Everyone knows that the Americans do not like negotiations to free hostages, and because of this I don't see why I should exclude the possibility of me having been the target," she said. "The fact that the Americans don't want negotiations to free the hostages is known," Sgrena told Sky TG24 television by telephone, her voice hoarse and shaky. "The fact that they do everything to prevent the adoption of this practice to save the lives of people held hostages, everybody knows that. So I don't see why I should rule out that I could have been the target."

All of these quotes are attributed to her. Her and her communist rag paper both alleged it was an ambush from the start. Now she has finally gotten some common sense? Nope, the government came down on her and told her to shut her pie hole is all. Now there is information that she is lying once again:

A senior U.S. military official tells ABC News he believes the investigation into the fatal shooting of an Italian intelligence officer by U.S. troops in Iraq will ultimately prove the officer's car was traveling in excess of 100 mph. But, according to the senior U.S. military official, the car was traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph. The driver almost lost control several times before the shooting as the car hydroplaned through large puddles, the official told ABC News. The car had not gone through any previous checkpoints, the source added.

This is getting funnier every single day. The real story in this whole thing is all that money given to terrorists and guess what, no one in the MSM is writing about it. Americans everywhere should be outraged that millions were given to terrorists for more car bombs that will kill our soldiers and innocent Iraqis. Disgusting. At least the Wall Street Journal has written about it (hat tip Michelle Malkin):

Arguably far more reckless was Italy's decision to pay ransom–reportedly of $6 million or more–to secure her release. Italy is also believed to have paid ransom for the release of two aid workers taken captive last year. The Italians know the U.S. opposes the policy, which may be why Ms. Sgrena's transfer to the airport was not sufficiently coordinated with U.S. forces. Not only does paying ransom encourage more kidnapping–of Italians especially–it also puts money in the hands of the enemy in a country where $40 buys an automatic rifle and $200 an attack on U.S. forces. The shooting of a speeding car at a military checkpoint in a war zone is an unintentional tragedy, but the paying of ransom amounts to a policy of deliberately aiding terrorists.

Finally there is this news today:

The United States must assume responsibility for the "friendly fire" killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq in order to put the incident behind the two allies, the Italian prime minister said Wednesday.

When hell freezes over 

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