Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Italians Were Reckless

Trey Jackson at Jackson's Junction, is a member of Olberman Watch, and has posted the TV video from "Countdown" of MSNBC's military analyst, Lt. Colonel Rick Francona, who described the recent shooting of Italian journalist, Guiliana Sgrena, as "the Italians were reckless". Watch for yourself!

I believe there to be more to this story than meets the eye. The Associated Press reported on Sunday after the shooting:
In an interview with RAI, Italian state television, Sgrena recounted her final moments before freedom: "When they let me go, it was a difficult moment for me because they told me, `The Americans don't want you to return alive to Italy.'"
Did the kidnappers release her, and then pass word to the Americans that a suicide bomber was on the way to the airport? Did the kidnappers get a double whammy for their efforts? They received a hefty ransom from the Italian government, which they use to obtain more terrorist weaponry to be used against the Iraqis and Americans, and, at the same time, create a backlash against the war and America in Italy? This hypothesis comes from Robert L. Simon, and it is a good one.

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