Friday, March 04, 2005

Driver Responsible For Italian Secret Service Agent's Death

Surprising no one other than lunatic fringe leftwing Eason Jordan-type nutjobs, the US military said that soldiers fired on the car carrying Italian Il Manifesto employee Giuliana Sgrena to the Baghdad Airport because the driver ignored repeated warnings. FromMSNBC:
The U.S. military said the car was speeding as it approached a coalition checkpoint in western Baghdad at 8:55 p.m. It said soldiers shot into the engine block only after trying to warn the driver to stop by “hand and arm signals, flashing white lights and firing warning shots.”
More proof that the universe has a low tolerance for stupidity. The seven mile of road leading to Baghdad Airport has been described as the "most dangerous highway in the world". If Us troops had let the car pass, their commander would have deserved a court martial.

Sgrena's hysterical halfwit of a boss, Gabriele Polo, flew into a public snit before bothering to get the whole story (see previous post), blaming US involvement in Iraq, rather than the pinhead Il Manifesto hired to drive Sgrena to the airport. Polo's stupidity is probably why he's still publishing a communist newspaper.

Unless the car's driver suffered some sort of epileptic fit or coronary event at the wheel, he should be charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Italian secret service agent Nicola Calipari.