Sunday, March 13, 2005

"John Negroponte: Hit Man" says Xymphora

The widely-read blog at Xymphora.blogspot.com supports our analysis [here] of the Giuliana Sgrena shooting. "One can conclude that the attack on Sgrena's car was a professional hit," writes Xymphora -who goes on to elaborate:
"Adding it all up, it appears that John Negroponte became aware that Giuliana Sgrena was leaving Iraq with dangerous information about what American forces had been up to in committing war crimes in Falluja. Negroponte's experience in Honduras gave him a certain expertise in covering up human rights violations, and he ordered his own personal bodyguard to assassinate Sgrena in a staged incident which was supposed to look like the usual problem at an American checkpoint in Iraq."
The Fallujah angle has been cited before, but I don't think it was the prime motive. More soon.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adding it all up, it appears that John Negroponte became aware that Giuliana Sgrena was leaving Iraq with dangerous information about what American forces had been up to in committing war crimes in Falluja..

Uh, huh. And then left her alive and well and with a worldwide publicity platform to disseminate this "dangerous information"... (which she has yet to divulge, by the way).

Brilliant "professional hit". Maybe they mistakenly employed the Laurel and Hardy of hitmen. I can just see it. "Well, here's another fine mess you've gotten us into, Ollie".

6:03 pm  
Blogger Fintan, BreakForNews.com said...

Obviously having her still being alive would not have been the idea. Xymphora thinks that Giuliana had the dirt on Fallujah. She had some. But that was not the prime motivation for the hit, just one aspect.

10:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okey, dokey.

You just keep trying then. I'm sure a motive and explanation you like will occur to you eventually. If not, just trim it a little 'til if fits (that's how some people solve frustrating jigsaw puzzles).

11:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thugs are taking over Wagnews. The formula - it's so simple even a child could do it: just make derogatory remarks about people who express ideas which conflict with the Bushista orthodoxy, publish, then move on to the next online forum.

4:01 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The thugs are taking over Wagnews. The formula - it's so simple even a child could do it: just make derogatory remarks about people who express ideas which conflict with the Bushista orthodoxy, publish, then move on to the next online forum."

The thugs are in charge of Wagnews. The formula - it's so simple even a child could do it: just make vague, silly, conspiratorial accusations, publish, then call anyone who rightly mocks and disagrees a brainwashed "Bushista", Fox News-watcher, etc.; pick your insult.

I guess life is so much more comfortable when you're among the like-minded who never challenge you, eh?

4:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the shooting was just an unfortunate accident, why is it taking the US so long to come up with a coherent narrative of what happened? If you've been following the story as it unfolds daily on different American media outlets, it's obvious that piece by piece the components of a cover story are being assembled.

Let's face it, if Calipari's shooting had been an accident, the US personnel involved would have been able to relate a coherent version of how the accident had happened almost immediately and the story would have faded from the news after a further day or so. Certainly, there would be no need for an 'investigation.'

Instead, one has the impression of the parts of a cover story being released, one at a time, as they are decided upon. We saw this when, for example, a rightwing blogger released photos of the car alleged to be Sgrena's, which seemed to contradict her version of events. This seems to be to have been a case of using a rightwing blogger to test the waters to see whether the public would swallow a version of the story based this vehicle. However, it took the blogosphere only a few hours to discover that the car was not the one in which Sgrena had been travelling. This seems to have prompted those whose job it is to come up with the cover story to head in a different direction.

My view is that the 'investigation' is simply an excuse to buy time while a plausible scenario is concocted.

3:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another "moonbat" hot on the trail of a conspiracy.

Yes, that's right. It's Bushy's men who tricked or bribed or threatened the AP into using the old file film of Sgrena's car from the February kidnapping in a misleading news piece that made it appear as if it was the car from the checkpoint incident. But, drats! Foiled again! (Of course, it couldn't be something as simple as the usual media habit of grabbing the only available footage to illustrate a story. Nah, that's too easy an explanation.)

Of course, as it turns out... the picture of the correct car shows even less damage. Sheesh, all that conspiratorial trouble for nothing!

My view is that the 'investigation' is simply an excuse to buy time while a plausible scenario is concocted.

Of course that's your view. It makes everything so easy and simple, doesn't it? Any conclusion the investigation reaches can be easily dismissed with a flick of your hand and nary a thought because you've decided beforehand to fit it into your scenario. How convenient for you. So much easier than thinking.

7:06 am  

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