Saturday, March 05, 2005

Italian Communists Trying to Provoke International Tension

In what appears to be a planned series of intentionally inflammatory statements, Il Manifesto reporter Giuliana Sgrena, her "companion" Pier Scolari, and editor Gabriele Scolari are libeling US troops in a coordinated effort to poison Italian-American relations.

The following quotes are from AGI online (Agenzia Giornalistica Italia), a pseudo-news source used by leftist Italian media to simulate the authority of a mainstream wire service.

Pier Scolari: "Either it was an ambush, as I believe, because Giuliana had some information... or we are at the mercy of idiots, frightened boys who shoot at anyone they come across. All this has hit the headlines because it happened to Giuliana."

Gabriele Polo: "[Giuliana] doing pretty well, if one considers that she spent thirty days in isolation and that she lived through an absurd and senseless shootout."

Giuliana Sgrena: "The worst moment was when I saw the man who saved me die in my arms."

The calculated media attack on the US military should lead Italian authorities to investigate Il Manifesto for ties to middle eastern terror groups. It should also lead US investigators to investigate the possibility of a series of deliberate hoaxes, with or without the collusion of terrorists, involving "journalists" who have been "kidnapped" and "released" under questionable circumstances.