Sunday, March 06, 2005

Left Wing Journalist Disputes Account

Oh boy. Giuliana Sgrena is toast. Today she is being described as the "left wing journalist." This means the U.S. corporate media is going to deep six the story of the killing of her rescuer by trigger happy G.I.s.

Ms. Sgrena was held hostage by kidnappers in Iraq. Her government negotiated her release only to have an Italian security agent, Nicola Calipari, killed when her car was fired upon by American soldiers. Ms. Sgrena was also wounded by gun fire. Our troops, the ones we are told to support without question, are shooting first and asking questions later. They fire on anything and anyone that moves.

We will never know if Sgrena's assertion of a deliberate shooting is correct or not. We won't get any answers from our government or from Italy's government either. Prime Minister Berlusconi is committed to assist in the occupation of Iraq. The killing of one of his nationals will not end his support for Dubya. Thousands of Iraqis have been killed in the same manner as Calipari and no one knows their names or investigates those deaths. It is truly shameful.

David Neiwert gives us more reasons why a real investigation, meaning not one from the White House, is in order. Sgrena may have been ready to prove that the U.S. was using phosphorus or napalm against Iraqis.