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Italy Rejects US Version of Iraq Shooting

Cry me a river. Giuliana Sgrena, who works for a communist newspaper in Italy called “Il Manifesto” was in a car that was attempting to run a marked checkpoint and learned the hard way what happens when you do that. Predictably, the libs friend in the mideast, Al Jazeera is taking what she is shoveling as the truth. The leftist rag in Britain, The Independent described the attack as “unprovoked”.

CENTCOM has stated that her vehicle was fired on when it approached “a Coalition checkpoint in Baghdad at a high rate of speed”. FoxNews reports that the guards at the checkpoint “used hand and arm signals, flashing white lights and warning shots to get it to stop at the roadblock.” They then shot into the engine block when the driver did not stop. Look at it from the standpoint of the guards. First, there is nothing to show thus far that we were informed by the Italians that they were negotiating with the terrorists that held Sgrena. Second, there is nothing to show thus far that we knew that Sgrena was being released. Third, how did we not know that they were suicide bombers in route to kill those at the checkpoint and surrounding it?

Sgrena has offered absolutely no evidence for her claim, and apparently she doesn’t need any evidence as long as she feels it’s the truth.

She also needs to remember the rules, which she has obviously forgot or ignored:
Rule #1: Don’t try to run through military checkpoints in Iraq.
Rule #2: Don’t try to run through military checkpoints in Iraq.
Rule #3: Don’t try to run through military checkpoints in Iraq.

If you violate any of these rules, there’s a 99.99% chance that deadly force will be used. By the way, all those signs that you see as you approach the checkpoints that say “Deadly Force Authorized” and “Kill Zone”? They’re not there for decoration.

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