This National Review piece previously cited by No-Treason’s own John Sabotta sure is interesting. A portion of this ramble-fest tells of Fabrizio Quattrocchi, an Italian hostage kidnapped and murdered in Iraq.
As the gunman’s pistol was pointing at him the hostage “tried to take off his hood and shouted: ‘now I’ll show you how an Italian dies,'” he said.
But there’s more to this heroic tragedy than Leeden is telling us. I’ll clue you in:
The four Italian security guards kidnapped in Iraq had their personal protection weapons confiscated by American soldiers just hours before they were seized by suspected rebels, colleagues have revealed.
Breaking his silence about the incident, Mr Simeoni said the Americans claimed that the Italians had flouted gun permit rules. The soldiers issued a receipt so that the arms could be collected at a later date.
The men, who had been on their way back to Italy, were forced to return to their hotel and search for substitute weapons. They managed to find just a single machine pistol and two handguns, which friends fear left them vulnerable to their attackers.
One of the hostages, Fabrizio Quattrocchi, was executed by the kidnappers, an Iraqi Islamist group, two days after the men were captured, on April 12.
You get that? The wonderful American liberators of Iraq forcibly disarmed Mr. Quattrocchi and his companions, leaving them defenseless when they were confornted by local guerillas. While it’s possible that Quattrocchi would have still been kidnapped and killed, I seriously doubt that that man would have gone down without a serious fight, had he had the means to do so. The US military is culpable here for stealing Quattrocchi’s guns, leaving him with a “receipt” and a few scrounged guns with which to fight off the Jihadists. A fucking receipt, probably filled out in carbon-copy triplicate, signed and dated and delivered with a daddy-knows-best-now-go-away-Citizen sneer that every armed government drone seems born with.
Isn’t it strange how National Review’s Micheal Leeden utterly fails to take notice of this?