Well, it’s Monday morning and the DU Moonbats are barking again with fun threads like:
Neocon talking point (question) on Sgrena…how did she get to airport after the ambush?
Notice it was automatically an ambush? The barking continued…
if the operational cover was ‘it was a tragic accident’ then of course we would provide transportation to any survives… the problem with the plan is that she did.
be hard to explain murdering them at such close range now wouldn’t it?
of course that is just 1 possibility.
Well, with several surviving Italian diplomats on the scene,..
… I guess the jig was sort of up.
Notice the “first instinct” of this DU’er
my first instinct, and second and third was they were trying to kill them. i find it hard to believe that italians arent aware of the touchy trigger fingers at these posts. all know about this issue with military and fear of suicide bombing. i find it hard to believe the italians would go thru any posts
but then on fourth thought, i couldnt see them allowing her medical care if they purposely tried to kill her.
i dont know that much about story. i havent read about several italian diplomats on scene. i know there were like three others besides the reporter. two wounded and one dead. i would think they owuld just finish off those two also. if a crowd had gathered, that would be another reason they wouldnt be able to kill them off. if there were serveral italian diplomats, beyond who was in the car, i could certainly understand. but then i would want to know where they came from.
i just need more of the story. and i havent seen more of the story in any of the articles i have read that answers my questions. so until answered i cant say for sure. not convincing me yet It is just assumed we tried to murder her. But whatever you do.. DON’T QUESTION THEIR PATRIOTISM
Don’t know about diplomats, but I’ve read there were Italian troops at the airport.
It’s also possible that the low-level grunts on the patrol weren’t in on the grand plan, so it wouldn’t exactly do to tell them to go to Plan B and shoot identified westerners at point blank range
Then they get loony even for DU
In fact, now that I think of it… Here’s the plan. A sniper, in on the plot, fires the shot meant for Sgrena, that Nicola takes for her. The patrol, not in on the plot, is just set up to start shooting and create the cover. When the sniper fails, the patrol is already quite aware that the car is friendly, and there is no further opportunity for snipering
Now certainly SOMONE in DU will spank them for being idiots right? I give you the very next reply:
a story i hadnt thought of… but could make sense. i just like to see reason if possible. now not saying it is true, but at least it is buyable and would fit
So the lunacy is contagious.
But then another poster figures it all out:
They were talking on their cell phones… maybe that’s what kept them from finishing them off. Also maybe soldiers from the nearest checkpoint came inquiring when they heard the shooting (Sgrena said they weren’t shot at a checkpoint but rather were ambushed). In bith cases the only thing they could have done was to say “oops – call an ambulance”.
YIKES! Then they identify “insane” people… and it ain’t them:
I guess they are basically saying “if ‘we’ wanted her dead, why didn’t someone just fire one more shot and finish the job”
(Most of these insane goobers are calling her a “communist bitch/traitor”, etc.)
Again, surely the devil is in the details. I imagine that by the end of the fusillade there would have been witnesses, it’s just that there don’t seem to be many ‘facts’ forthcoming…and the military doesn’t know where the car is…DUH! She calls herself a communist! You insane goober!
Not knowing where the car is is as believable as the lump on… Bush’s back in the debate being caused by a poorly tailored shirt. Nonetheless, a lot of dumbf***s are going to believe it. “Chaotic conditions in Iraq” yaddy yaddy. My head hurts too, life in this country get more bizarre every day.
AHHHH Another “answer” from DU:
The answer is: They don’t know what she relayed via phone to SB’s office.
Remember they were communicating with Sylvio Berlusconi’s office via cell phone transmission when the attack occurred. The U.S. military ordered the cell phone transmission to be cut.
The U.S. had no way of knowing what sort of information had already been relayed; thus, it was to their benefit to render aid and comfort ASAP.
Well, we would have killed her… if Nicola Calipari, the secret agent hadn’t thrown himself on top of her. Obviously that fucked up Plan A, so the special ops had to move to Plan B, which I suspect was to let the troops (who were unaware of the arrangement) believe it was an accident and carry on as such.
Not a single DU’er on the thread defended the US soldiers in any way. It was assumed to be a murder.
But whatever you do.. DON’T QUESTION THEIR PATRIOTISM
(More later if I have the time and the stomach for the lunacy.)
Update: heh Sgrena’s ambush was a colossal mistake, only because she survived it. Funny thread… as long as none of those people live in my neighborhood.