Saturday, April 16, 2005

The Journalist's War: US Italian Inquiry Results on Shootings Delayed

Surprise, surprise. The results of the inquiry into the of death of Italian security agent, Nicola Calipari who was killed by the US military while trying to get freed hostage and journalist, Giuliana Sgrena to the airport, have been delayed.

Italian newspapers, Corriere della Sera and La Stampa reported Thursday that a final conclusion by the commission is being delayed by the reluctance of the Italian members to accept all the aspects of the U.S. version of events.

It makes you wonder what kind of garbage the US military is trying to feed the Italians; suspected WMD's in the car, Osama in the backseat, or just how much terrified Italians resemble insane Iraqis at 65 yards and closing?

What we won't hear, if the results are ever publicly released, is that poor old Nicola Calipari sadly got in the way of a rightwing Empire trying to silence a leftwing press. They didn't mean to kill any security agents, and it really had more to do with the company he was keeping: Journalists.


BigEll said...

My Italian is a little rusty, so the links to the Italian reports don't help. The bigger question is, Don't all occupying armies try to limit bad press?

Sean Reilly said...

Yes they do and I'm being unfair not talking about the journalists that the Israelis have offed in Palestine. But this is just one out of several pieces that I am working on about The Journalists War, and currently the US Military is killing journalists at an more impressive rate than the Israelis at the moment.