Skip to comments.Transcript: Giuliana Sgrena Interview (The Story Keeps Changing: Now She Was Attacked By Tanks?)
Posted on 03/06/2005 6:20:30 PM PST by MisterRepublican
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Tell us about the car journey you shared with him.
We were on our way to the airport when the tanks started to strike against us and he tried to cover me and he was shot. He died and, me, I was safe but he was dead.
When did you become aware that your car was being fired at?
We had no signal. We were just on the way to the airport. They started to shoot at us without any light or signal. There was no block, there was nothing. It was so immediate. I didn't know how I was alive after all that attack.
I wouldn't give this bitch the time of day.
She's a lying sack of bovine digestive byproduct liberal-commie. What do you expect? The truth out of her?
You know, first there's been talk of ransom being paid, and now this? Smells fishy to me. Could this have been an elaborate setup to make the US look bad? Any data on this woman's background, and any left-leaning tendancies?
How do we know the bodyguard wasn't dead an hour earlier???
From ABC News yesterday: It wasn't a checkpoint, but a patrol which shot as soon as it had lit us up with a spotlight.
She's a journalist for a Communist publication, I believe.
Yeah...she writes for Italy's commie party paper.....how's that for "left?"
Oh crap, I should Yahoo before I ask questions that has such obvious answers: http://www.celluloid-wisdom.com/pw/index.php?/weblog/entry/through_the_looking_glass_with_giuliana_sgrena/
This kindly "journalist" writes anti-American screeds for the Italian COMMUNIST newspaper Il Manifesto. She is also an anti-war activist.
She could be using the word "tank" when she really means a Bradley.
It's a mistake American MSM reporters make all the time, so she can't be faulted for that.
I don't believe her regarding everything else, of course.
Our car was destroyed. And then the driver got out and was shouting "we're Italian, we're Italian". So they came and they saw what happened."
There was a driver, in addition to another agent who survived. It would sure be interesting to hear what he has to say. I wonder what has become of him? Why doesn't some enterprising reporter interview HIM?
Has anyone floated the idea that the driver was in cahoots with terrorists and on a jihad mission? They wanted to drive a wedge between the US and Italy so they get the driver to committ suicide by cop figuring our boys will vaporize them. Now this crazy lady is talking all this nonsense? I can see Zarqawi laughing his ass off with a Heineken right now. They are lucky they didn't hit with something bigger than bullets.
The world media is quoting Sgrena word for word, whichever version she chooses to tell, just like she was hooked up to a lie detector while telling it.
We now know at least one reason why she kept her head-It was up her a--, and her alleged captor's couldn't find it.
This whole thing stinks to high heaven! I don't believe a word she's said!
Giuliana Sgrena is a "former left-wing militant" according to the BBC's loving profile.
What does one do to qualify as a "militant"?
What the HELL is that blurb about Brit Hume??
This whole thing is beginning to remind me of the "Ransom of Red Chief." Maybe the abductors paid the Italians to take her back!
I don't believe the MSM believes it either-but they are still going to milk it for all the damage to our side that they possibly can. D*mn 'em!
She has no interest in the truth since the truth will not advance her cause. This lying bitch wants to milk this for all its worth. Joe Jihadi can use this "useful idiot". Tis why her head is still attached to her body! The left will never learn.
But in comments reported by ANSA news agency, Sgrena told Rome investigating magistrates during a debriefing that the car was not going fast and there was no real checkpoint.
Why did Sgrena not want to talk to Iraqi investigating magistrates?
If one of our tanks, or a Bradly had fired on the vehicle all in it would be dead. She is lying.
But the journalist and her supporters seem to think that kidnapping journalists and holding them for ransom is a legitimate tactic (They've hardly complained about it choosing instead to use it as a weapon against us and Berlusconi). They cannot then complain if those who don't agree with them choose to kill hostages rather than let them be ransomed.
"Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported yesterday that the Italian Government had paid a ransom of between E6-8million ($10-13.4million) to buy Sgrena's freedom."
That will buy alot of weapons and supplies for the terrorists who are murdering our soldiers and innocent Iraqis.
Maybe even more devious than that. She's a sympathizer.
What's a month in "captivity" if it gets the Italian government (or Berlousconi, personally) to fork over a million bucks to the insurgents? I think her original kidnaping was faked.
"Any data on this woman's background, and any left-leaning tendancies?"
Yes - she is a reporter for a Communist newspaper. She has written articles viciously attacking the United States and the US military. Her articles have said that the US military tortures women and children; that people have heard the children screaming as they were being tortured; and that women were thrown violently against the wall and forced to separate feces from urine with their bare hands; that Fallaja has been turned by the US into a city of death where the US soldiers indiscriminately slaughter the inhabitants. She doesn't give any exact sources - she just says that "this is what she has heard from Iraqis." You get the picture?
I'm getting the "picture" and it ain't pretty. My husband asked me to make Italian meatballs and spaghetti for dinner tonight, and I said, "I don't #$%*&$ think so!"
That's not the car she was escaping in. The AP erred in reporting it (suprise!).
The white car above is the car she was in when she was kidnapped. No photo has been released of the car she and the agents were travelling in at the time of this incident.
Captain's Quarters blog has the correction:
She's a communist and VERY ani American ..Enough info for ya ?
Kind of out there theory guy .
She is lying - and she has been from the beginning. She should never have said that we tried to kill her on purpose!
She's NOTHING! We have no reason to harm her in any way.
The italians paid a million dollars to have this pig released. Thats a million dollars that will help pay suicide bombers to kill American soldiers and iraqi civilians. She only got a little bit of what she deserved.
Worse yet , the Dems and MSM must be jumping for joy over this one..Anything that directly or indirectly hurts the US or Bush they love. They cheer at any US bashing from anyone else.SICK
That I needed to help them to ask [Silvio] Berlusconi to withdraw the troops. They saw all what happens in Italy, demonstrations against the occupation, demonstrations for my liberation. And so they [became] aware that I was really working against the occupation...
That's a so yesterday position. Now, sweetie, you're working against the legitimately elected government of a sovereign country. And do tell us something about your captors...were they Iraqis? Tell us something about where you were held, how you were moved around, whether or not they fed you culturally sensitive Italian cuisine. Did they furnish you with clean underwear? Did they insist that you wear the hijab? But then, it appears you don't want to talk about your captors and that you don't want to talk to Iraqi officials. And just in case you don't understand, you owe Iraqis some explanations. You were a guest in their country, got your ass kidnapped by ideological compadres in their country, rescued by an all-Italian contingent without any apparent coordination with either Iraqi or coalition forces and then made a mad dash towards the airport. What exactly are you trying to hide?
Doesn't look like it took any tank fire, either.
was this in cash ? Then somebody in the car was a bag man.
If this was a wire-transfer...follow the money and freeze both the from & to accounts.
Commies are as Commies believe, think and do...
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT POST BTTT
Here's a picture of her car after the ''avalanche of gunfire'' from small arms, machineguns, and tanks.
Reports stated that the Italians were in a dark colored Mercedes.