2005/03/09

Neo-Con nutjobs on Giuliana Sgrena

I tried to find a little time to do some blogsurfing this morning something I don't do often these days because I'm just too damn busy. Of course, I can't avoid the neo-con sites and everyone of them had the same take on the Italian journalist and her dead bodyguard. At first I couldn't resist commenting but after awhile this got tiring so I decided a better thing to do would be to collect some of the choicier comments on this issue and post them here so we can all have a good laugh while we cry. This is only a few but they speak volumes.


  • "By willingly choosing to be a communist, she has more blood on her hands than all the allies in the war on Iraq put together."


  • "Finally, are we really to believe that the Italians' car was hit by "400 bullets, a storm of projectiles"? Are we really to believe Giuliana Sgrena when she says that she personally picked "handfuls of bullets" off the seat, but that, in this premeditated rain of fire from an armored vehicle against an automobile with no armor plating, only one passenger actually died?"


  • "Italian communist journalist Giuliana Sgrena’s story of the attack on her car by American troops has changed so often in the last 72 hours that the only logical conclusion one can draw is that she’s a bald-faced liar who is padding her story with falsehoods to advance her anti-war, anti-American political agenda."


  • "Sgrena is a communist who works for a communist newspaper, Il Manifesto. She's also vehemently anti-war, so it's perhaps worth enquiring if the 'have-nots' she was working with in Iraq were former Baathists, 'dispossessed' only in the sense that America yanked the country out of their grasping claws and returned it to its rightful owners. Certainly, the only thing that is 'former' about Sgrena's left-wing militancy is that she switched from staging anti-war protests to reporting on them. If she spoke unaccented English, she'd probably be working for the BBC."


  • "The shooting happened because the Italian secret services are so hopelessly incompetent they refused to stop when flagged down by U.S. forces manning a legal checkpoint."


  • "Now we see where the evil, leftist hag is going with this: She's saying the U.S. government tried to have her murdered by not passing on the relevant information about her release to troops on the ground."


  • "Could Sgrena run that one past us again, please. This time in something approximating meaningful English?"

11 Comments:

Wow, impressive! The depth of analysis of these ppl is just stunning. Fascism in full blossom.

BTW, what's the difference between a neo-con and a neo-fascist? 

Posted by WhyNot
3/09/2005 12:39:00 pm  
dianne, that's right - don't waste your breath on them 

Posted by anna.
3/09/2005 01:02:00 pm  
Anna, I'm sure if I went back to the sites I commented on I would find the usual spitting and spewing. Doing it this way is much more fun. I'm waiting for at least one or two of them to wake up to the insanity.  

Posted by Dianne
3/09/2005 04:51:00 pm  
If these people were in the car with her when it happened I wonder how different their comments would be.

It's so easy for them to make snap judgements from the safety of their computers, the comfort of their desks, where they have their choice of drinks and snacks.

Let's see, though: journalist who was doing her job in Baghdad, speaking with locals, not hiding inside safe-zone hotels and getting information given to her by government officials VS. a government that has consistantly and repeatedly lied to not only its citizens but the rest of the world.

It's not a hard choice to give her the benefit of the doubt.  

Posted by MoxieGrrrl
3/09/2005 08:47:00 pm  
Bad American GIs...they all need to hit the range and requalify I guess. How they could miss a mouth as big as that womans I will never know.....but then it was dark when this happened right? 

Posted by Kender
3/09/2005 09:04:00 pm  
Bad Americans..I guess those soldiers need to get to a range and requalify huh? I can't believe the missed a target as big as that womans mouth. But then it was dark when this happened wasn't it. 

Posted by Kender
3/09/2005 09:10:00 pm  
What profound hate, Kender. Were you born an asshole, or did you work at it your whole life?

See if you can follow this concept: Unexpected, Mobile Checkpoint. 

Posted by Sarah
3/10/2005 03:13:00 am  
"Were you born an asshole, or did you work at it your whole life "

From memory, he said he worked very hard at it and has even made a thriving business of it. But he may have had natural aptitudes as well. 

Posted by WhyNot
3/10/2005 04:08:00 am  
Thanks for saying it so succintly, Sara.  

Posted by Dianne
3/10/2005 07:24:00 am  
Bad Americans..I guess those soldiers need to get to a range and requalify huh? I can't believe the missed a target as big as that womans mouth. But then it was dark when this happened wasn't it.  

You see in this comment here both the casual disregard for the human rights of the opponent of the power structure as well as veiled assertion that she's essentially 'lucky' in that these guys didn't 'blow her to smithereens' or what have you. It's the same logic you'll hear from them about the human rights abuses of, say, the Israeli's concerning the Palestinians along the lines of "Well, if we were really talking about abuse, there wouldn't be any more Palestinians," thereby negating the oppression currently being engaged in. Or, similar to the reaction to the abuses at Abu Ghraib where the abuse was scoffed at as "locker room antics" with shill like Zell Miller comparing it to high school bullying. It's a real handy way for the neo-fascists to dehumanize and bypass the claims of their opponents while still sounding like rational human beings... 

Posted by eponymous
3/11/2005 10:59:00 pm  
"It's a real handy way for the neo-fascists to dehumanize and bypass the claims of their opponents while still sounding like rational human beings "

You're exactly right, Eponymous, and Kender reminds us of his skills on a regular basis. 

Posted by WhyNot
3/13/2005 08:00:00 am  

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