Giuliana Sgrena Admits Hostage Hoax
But then the report mentioned a message from a group named the Jihad, saying that if Berlusconi did not withdraw Italian troops from Iraq by the next evening, she would be killed. “I believed it, even though my guards told me they didn’t want to kill me,” she says.If Sgrena was in no danger, why was a ransom paid? Sgrena's hostage takers never threatened her life or safety in any of their public communiques.
One kidnapper told her they had a right to liberate their country. “You’re telling me,” she shot back. “I’ve always said that and I’m not an Iraqi.”Liberate from whom? From the Italians? Italy has 3,000 troops on the ground in Iraq. If so, isn't encouraging violent opposition to Italian occupation treason?
“If you want to kill me, you might as well do it now . . . In any case it’s easier to kill a woman than to go and fight the Americans in the street.”Read: Go kill Americans. Nice. I suppose some one is going to tell me about 'legitimate resistance' and yada yada. Of course, 'legitimate resistance' to Sgrena and likes means 'any one opposed to the US anywhere.'
She did suggest that she appeal to the Italian people to demonstrate in favour of a withdrawal of the country’s 3,000 troops. But when the guards filmed her, they told her the film wasn’t dramatic enough. She was a hostage, they insisted, she must be more convincing and ordered her to make a direct appeal to her boyfriend of 25 years, Pier Scolari. For the first time, Sgrena broke down in tears.Wait...so the film was her idea? Confederate Yankee noticed the day her hostage video was released that she appeared to be directing the film. Now she admits it. Great. Next we'll learn the conversation at hostage headquarters went something like this.
Achmed: We demand 1 million lira for Sgrena's release! (pinky to mouth) Sgrena: Er, 1 million lira is like $700 U.S. dollars. Achmed: Oh? Really..... Sgrena: Yeah........ Achmed: Ok....We demand 1 billion lira! (pinky finger to mouth) Sgrena:.... Achmed: What? Too much??..... Sgrena: Well.....er.....better. That's like $700,000 U.S. Achmed:..... Sgrena:...... Achmed:.......So? Sgrena: Wouldn't you be able to fund more Iraqi 'Minutemen' to kill the Zionist-Crusader forces with like a trillion lira......??? Achmed:....... Sgrena:............... Achmed:You know we invented the zero, don't you?
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Posted by: -keith in mtn. view at March 14, 2005 12:40 PM
Filthy Allah feeling pretty smug. Might have a blt for lunch.
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Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at March 14, 2005 01:49 PM
Or should we say another piece of nonsense. She didnt want to be killed and forged a bond with one of her guards, and that makes her complicit!
No doubt by this time next week your blog will be arguing that she shot herself tomake the US army look bad.
Posted by: sonic at March 14, 2005 01:54 PM
Sgrena admitted to helping her captors produce a propaganda video. She claims it was HER IDEA. She was complicit to a crime in which she is alleged to be the victim. Further, she was never threatened with death. NEVER.
This is a woman who passes on the allegation that the US dropped nuclear weapons in Baghdad in her stories.
Are you stupid or just a self hating American?
Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at March 14, 2005 02:31 PM
Second, Sonic is an ass.
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Posted by: tee bee at March 14, 2005 09:26 PM
Oh sorry I forgot, she shot herself to make the US army look bad.
Posted by: sonic at March 14, 2005 09:29 PM
Posted by: tee bee at March 14, 2005 09:30 PM
Nothing is more of a bloody hoax than the war propaganda everyone has eaten like 6th grader boob bait and then asked for seconds.
Dr. Whitehurst has figured the scene out and you're invited (actually mentioned):
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Posted by: dave at March 15, 2005 10:25 AM
I agree with Dave..Sonic is an ass.
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