Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Friday, March 04, 2005

Oops, they did it again

In autumn 2004, US forces in Iraq bombed a convoy escorting two French reporters released by their kidnappers. This time they opened fire on a vehicle carrying Italian intelligence agents and reporter Giuliana Sgrena, killing one agent, Nicola Calipari, and wounding the released hostage. More than 400 rounds were fired at the Italians.

Silvio Berlusconi has summoned the US ambassador, demanding the US take full reponsibility for the incident.


Blogger Traveller said...

This news from a Canadian source hasn't been picked up in the past couple of days by the MSM here. Any sign of it in the European press? (BBC search yields nuthin'.)

12:57 PM  
Blogger The Liberal Avenger said...

But they didn't slow down when approaching the checkpoint!

6:32 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

"The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam asked ash-Shaykhli what the facts were regarding the use of limited nuclear weapons by the occupation forces. Dr. ash-Shaykhli said, “what I saw during our research in Fallujah leads me to me believe everything that has been said about that battle. I absolutely do not exclude their use of nuclear and chemical substances, since all forms of nature were wiped out in that city. I can even say the we found dozens, if not hundreds, of stray dogs, cats, and birds that had perished as a result of those gasses.”"

You have to be kidding right? you really expect us to believe this crap!

5:57 PM  

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