March 07, 2005

Giuliana Sgrena's Blood Libel Against the US

Giuliana Sgrena is a propagandist for the Communist daily rag Il Manifesto. Her writings do not reveal a bias, they reveal that Sgrena is an enemy of the United States of America and responsible for supporting terrorists and the murder of American soldiers and civilians.

She accuses the US of complicity in mass murder, the use of napalm on civilians, the targetting of journalists, and the torture of children.

Since the MSM has now reduced itself to reporting Sgrena's contradictory stories as fact, shouldn't we be examaning he track record?

One of Giuliana's friends dropped us a line and assured us that Sgrena is above reproach.

The following is evidence that Sgrena is a lying propagandist who issued blood lible reports. Her reports are so disgusting that a reader of them, if they were to be believed, would be morally bound to fight the US.

From a German article in Die Zeit we learn that this is not the first time Sgrena has accused the US of targetting reporters (more on Die Ziet's bias here and here):

What we believed was impossible has happened. The Americans have not spared even the mythic Hotel Al-Rashid [where reporters were staying]. It was only scratched. Was that a mistake? Or was it supposed to be a message?
It only gets worse from there.

Sgrena was documenting 'US war-crimes' against residents of Fallujah when she was 'abducted' by terrorists. Here is what Sgrena was writing about shortly before she was captured:

The massacre in Falluja continues .
By massacre, Sgrena means the US invasion of the city, not the massacre of innocent civilians by terrorists. Here is evidence of what Sgrena calls 'the resistance' was up to in Fallujah. Check out the entire slide-show.

Remember, al Jazeera admits that Sgrena had "very good contacts in Baghdad, including with the ulamas [Muslim clergy]" and was interviewing refugees at a mosque said to be the center of insurgent activities in Baghdad when she was 'abducted'.

In this story, Sgrena admits that no facts exist to bolster the outrageous claims, yet she reports that American troops were using Napalm and even nuclear weapons!!!

«We buried them, but we could not identify them because they were charred from the napalm bombs used by the Americans». People from Saqlawiya village, near Falluja, told al Jazeera television, based in Qatar, that they helped bury 73 bodies of women and children completely charred, all in the same grave. The sad story of common graves, which started at Saddam’s times, is not yet finished. Nobody could confirm if napalm bombs have been used in Falluja, but other bodies found last year after the fierce battle at Baghdad airport were also completely charred and some thought of nuclear bombs.
She repeats the allegation here along with alleging a civilian massacre in Fallujah by US forces:
2,085 killed in the attack according to the information given out by Iraqi Security Minister Quassim Daud, without specifying the number of civilians. The problem, says the Minister, is that of identification, as many of the victims were not carrying documents. But many observers say that the problem is that many of the bodies were unrecognisable because they were so carbonised that the use of napalm was suspected.
Here is another blood libel statement from Sgrena:
Fallujah is dying under the criminally indifferent gaze not only of the United States, but also of the Iraqi government, or at least the interim Prime Minister Allawi
Here is Sgrena's pro-terrorist rallying piece for the 'resistance' in Fallujah:
A fire rain crashed over Falluja as soon as the curfew entered into force, at 6 p.m., sunset, after the Iftar breaks the Ramadan fast. At the same time, from the minaret of the mosque, the voice of the Imam tried to rise over the noise of the bombs to incite the mujahidin to the battle, which for Falluja will surely be the hardest since the beginning of the invasion....

The excuse of terrorists is the pretext to destroy the symbol of resistance.

Here is another image from Sgrena's 'resistance' in Fallujah

Notice the flag? Below are images of beheading murder victims Jack Hensley and Ken Bigley.

More of Sgrena's blood libels agains the US. In this account she interviews a woman who claims US forces tortured her and her son:

dragged me down five flights of stairs, still in my nightdress. I only just managed to grab hold of my baya on my way out the door,' Mithal related. 'They took me to Sujud Palace, which had been named after Saddam's wife, Sajida. On the way there they pointed out to me a man in a jellaba with a bag over his head, tied to a tree. It was my son. I recognised him by his trousers. They dragged him over to where I was and took the bag off his head. He had been horribly tortured, with deep cuts to his head. Then they said to him, 'Say goodbye to your mother.' After that, they put the bag back on his head and tied to him to a post again. Then a soldier dragged me off again....

[Sgrena asks] Did you know of cases of rape?

[Answer] 'Yes, but I'm not going to go into that. In our society, it's something you don't talk about.'

[Sgrena asks] And what about children, how were they treated?

[Answer] 'We heard them screaming. [The chiltren] were tortured too. Mostly dogs were set on them.'

Where else do we find Sgrena's work? Howard Zinn's notoriously anti-American Z-Mag:
The sand of the desert has swallowed the victims of the various waves of repression, endured by the tormented country and perpetrated, first by the Soviet

invaders, then by the Taleban who have buried about 3000 Afghans of the Hazara ethnic group here, and finally by the militia of Rashid Dostum assisted by US and British agents. This last tragedy took place after the battle of Kunduz (beginning of December 2001), the last sack of Taleban resistence to the American bombardment. After bloody clashes, 5000 combatants - Talebans, Pakistanis, Chechens and "Arabs" - by then reduced to hunger, had surrundered to the Alliance of the North and had been handed over to the Uzbek General Rashid Dostum. 800 were taken to Qala-i-Janghi, about twenty kilometres from Mazar-i-Sharif, in the fortress of Dostum, one of the most bloodthirsty warlords. The prisoners were locked in the storehouse and massacred.

Of the roughly 5000 who left Kunduz for Shebarghan, little over 3000 would arrive; the others - died of suffocation or for wounds procured when some agents had fired on the containers "in order to let them breathe", others still ended with a blow on the back of the neck - were buried in the mass graves dug in the desert of Dasht-i-Layli, of which we found evident traces and testimonies during our visit to Shebarghan in June 2002 ...

Other testimonies of mass graves and of torture have been collected in a report by John Hefferman of the American organization Physicians for Human Rights (il Manifesto, May 29, 2002), [but] ignored by the American administration. Disappearances and torture, what the international legislation defines as "crimes of war", still unpunished, were also documented well by Jamie Doran in his "Massacre in Mazar", presented to the European and Italian parliaments and transmitted also by RAI 3 in the programme "C'era una volta", and described in an article in Le Monde Diplomatique/il Manifesto (September 2002). The tortures carried out in the prison of Shebarghan by CIA agents who were to select elements suspected of having ties with the organization of Osama bin Laden, al Qaida, to be sent to the US military base of Guantanamo in Cuba - blows on the neck bone and irreversible nerve injuries caused by leaving hands tied behind the back for too long - may now gain visibility again in the light of what is emerging in Iraq.

Giuliana Sgrena is a liar and a propagandist. The reason the terrorist fight our rebuilding efforts in Iraq is because they actually believe this type of propaganda.

Sgrena is a modern Goebbels, a soldier of the enemy engaged in spreading false and malicious rumors about America. Simply because you are a journalist does not mean you are not the enemy.

Ms. Sgrena, you are the enemy.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:14 PM | Comments |