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April 30, 2005

On The Shooting Of The Italian Intel Agent: The Eye In The Sky Documents The Lie (Updated)

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Giuliana Sgrena, an Italian anti-American journalist, had said that the car taking her to safety was traveling at a normal speed of about 30 miles an hour when U.S. forces opened fired on her vehicle, wounding her and killing Nicola Calipari, the Italian agent who had just secured her release from a month's captivity(sic). However, apparently a US satellite reportedly recorded the checkpoint shooting and investigators to reconstruct the event and they have been able to conclude from the satellite recording that the car was traveling at a speed of more than 60 miles (96 km) per hour.

Well MS. Sgrena, it seems that you have been caught in yet another distortion of truth and reality!

Meanwhile, this is still a huge issue in Italy:

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says CBS was wrong in saying Italy paid a ransom. He says he hasn't talked to George Bush and restated Italy's good relations with the U.S and its commitment to the war in Iraq.

Sgrena calls it a cover up and is calling for the withdrawal of Italian troops from Iraq.


The BBC reports that the continued controversy is expected to intensify pressure on Italian leaders to pull Italy out of Iraq. Italy's PM has been one of Bush's staunchest allies. This will also add to Berlusconi's long list of domestic woes.

Update: Jawa Report questions the conclusions from the images but supports the troops. Good question and excellent comments.

Posted by Hyscience at April 30, 2005 11:22 AM

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