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March 06, 2005

A Horrible Mistake...

And an attention whore.

Via Ken we get a great post from Baldilocks about the terrible accident that occured this weekend in Iraq. I feel deep sympathy for the family of Nicola Calipari who was killed, but for this "journalist" Giuliana Sgrena I feel nothing but disgust.

An un-embedded journalist who went to Iraq to sniff around and stir up shit for her communist paper back home, she was snatched up by terrorists a month ago. Aside form the many millions spent by the Italian Government as it fretted over her safety there are indications that the government also paid as much as $10 million ransom. How many roadside bombs will that buy? How many thousands of Iraqi citizens may die now because of you Giuliana? Your self-serving description of Nicola's death ("Nicola threw himself on to protect me and then suddenly I heard his last breath as he died on top of me") makes me want to vomit; his blood is literally on your hands but all you can think of is yourself and your agenda:

Speaking from her hospital bed where she is being treated, Sgrena told Sky Italia TV it was possible the soldiers had targeted her because Washington opposes Italy's dealings with kidnappers that may include ransom payments.

"The United States doesn't approve of this (ransom) policy and so they try to stop it in any way possible."

No we don't approve of it you stupid little idiot because it will lead to hundreds, if not thousands, of deaths. And you and your stupid, outdated ideas and agenda are not worth our time to 'target.'

Let me assure you, signora, that if our soldiers had decided to target you there wouldn't be enough left to make one helping of bolognese.

*update - THS let me know (between bites of birthday cake) that Captain Ed's on this too.

*update - Michelle Malkin has a good round up as well.

Posted by Mr. Bingley at March 6, 2005 09:18 PM


Her story is looking as holey as she claims the car is.

Thanks for the link!

Posted by: Juliette at March 6, 2005 09:47 PM

Oh and love the Gore-zilla pic!

Posted by: Juliette at March 6, 2005 09:48 PM

Thank you for your posts and your service. I've corrected a long-standing error by getting you into the roll, as well.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at March 6, 2005 10:02 PM

yeah, Gorezilla's a cutie, ain't he?

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at March 6, 2005 10:02 PM

300 or 400 rounds she claims hit her car? What caliber, .177?

Posted by: John at March 6, 2005 10:19 PM

Exactly John. If they were going as slow as she claimed, and these hundreds of rounds were fired, well...

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at March 6, 2005 10:32 PM

Yeah, her story is crap, and a disservice to Nicola Calipari and the Iraqis that $10 million will kill.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at March 7, 2005 12:02 AM

Her ego driven fantasy not withstanding, to hang it on us, as if it were our fault, while speeding at NIGHT, along the most DANGEROUS highway in the country and REFUSING to STOP, the day after the U.S. hits 1500 of our kids dead, with HOW MANY from suicide bombers and IED's...what was that Dave said about Harvard?

Posted by: tree hugging sister at March 7, 2005 09:05 AM

I said "fuck Harvard." And look: now I can tell that it does, indeed, bear repeat use.

Posted by: Dave J at March 7, 2005 04:12 PM