posted on May, 1 2005 @ 01:14 AM
I’m 99% sure that what happened here was an accident and the whole US death squad after her was just complete bull(anti us-propaganda) after all the
whole reason she went to Iraq was to dig up such information. I wouldn’t be surprise much if she made up the part about her abductors telling her
that she was a target of the US military. Besides even if the military were to undertake such an operation (which I highly doubt) I doubt it would
have been an normal army patrol doing such a delicate job even most Special ops teams wouldn’t sign up for such a Op. If they wanted to and it’s a
very big “If” because in the scheme of things she’s was a very minor person prior to this incident it would have been done by contractors,
(mercenaries) or specialize Iraqi/middle eastern death squad. Besides there is no way that anybody could have foreseen what happened at that check
point and the tragic results of this check point is the only thing giving this loon any credibility with a mostly Anti-American crowd to beginning
with. This little incident is going to cost us Italian support at the very least as well as other countries who hare been haging on to the by a thread
despite heavy resentment from their domestic population.
And the whole cold blooded murder bit, if you look around there are allegations of CIA lead hits on many prominent civilians in south America and
other hot spots of the cold war where foreign death squad would eliminate anti-US Influential people. Granted it was done by non-American death squad
these operations were done under consent and/or knowledge of American officials (CIA ext….). There are stories of prominent leftist reporters been
taken out in my parents home country on behalf of US interest in the 60s and 70s. I would not make it modus operandi and it’s not a particular good
route to take but it shouldn’t be written completely off the books, highly compartmentalize and done in the most extreme and controllable of cases.
If post 9/11 we are willing to shoot down a civilian airliner if the case was desperate enough I wouldn’t see a problem in taking out an
anti-American propagandist (don’t know if it’s word) who would deal a serious blow to American interest in dire times as long as it can be done
quietly and with enough plausible deniability to not come back and bite us in the rear. If you don’t have the stones to do something like that in
the bleakest of times then the chances of ever defeating people who have no qualms of blowing themselves or women and children to make their point.
Until the last couple of years we have been seen as a paper tiger by Islamic radicals, Iran, N Korea and there Ilk because of the way we have neuter
our covert ops. But like I said this incident was 100% percent accident, and I wouldn’t bet on the army or even Special Ops (at least post Cold war)
taking on such a mission, maybe delegating it to foreign assets but hey you can hope to be Player on the world stage by tip-toeing around with your
heart on your sleeve.
And let’s say a reporter would cost us British support which is substantial in our efforts against terrorism wouldn’t you quietly and very
compartmentalized eliminate such a threat either directly or by omission (letting someone else do it). And if you don’t at the very least
contemplate such an option I would seriously doubt your abilities of protecting our nation in the darkest and dire times than I disaggre but respect
and applaud your dedication to your altruism and Idealism.
[edit on 5/1/2005 by Oblivions void]