Italians Lobby for Release of Hostage by Calling for End to Occupation
What could possibly motivate a left-wing anti-American Italian journalist to stage her own kidnapping by terrorists in Iraq? Perhaps she knew that left-wingers around the world would blame the USA for her plight. AP:
Thousands of people marched in Rome today to demand the release of an Italian journalist kidnapped in Iraq. "Free Iraq, Troops out of Iraq," read one banner as the crowd made its way from Rome's main train station along a boulevard skirting the Colosseum.AP:
Many marchers waved rainbow-colored peace flags, which were draped on windowsills and balconies throughout Italy in the months leading up to the war. Other participants twirled the red flags of Italian Communists. Another marcher, Irene Corradino, 38, said she came from Milan on behalf of Sgrena and "to deliver a protest message to our leaders who support the war." Public opinion surveys have indicated widespread Italian opposition to the invasion.Let me emphasize, again, that this is mere speculation and the larger part of me rejects it. However, some small part of me still thinks this whole thing is a sham.
To me, Quattrocchi is and will be an hero.
One of the former hostages who was with him, now has opened a blog: and he's very Pro-US
Posted by: Stefania at February 19, 2005 12:12 PM
Posted by: Rod Stanton at February 19, 2005 03:01 PM
That's what I thought.
Posted by: Sobek at February 20, 2005 03:28 PM
Posted by: karl at February 20, 2005 05:14 PM
Posted by: greyrooster at February 24, 2005 06:21 AM
Posted by: Red Wolf at February 25, 2005 12:45 PM
Most italian leftists are taught to hate everything American since an early age. They say they are against war but if the war were against the US and Americans were killed, they would be
secretly overjoyed. All their violent anti-global
rhetoric is grounded in their hatred of America- they're all so uptight about Genetically modified crops (which haven't caused any harm to anyone) but don't mind smoking and don't talk about any
of the positive things America has done like vaccines etc. Why they hate America so much is an
interesting question and it isn't just Bush (who I didn't vote for)but the USA and Americans as people as well that they loathe. Gianni
Posted by: Gianni at March 01, 2005 10:32 AM
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