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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Calipari/Sgrena Report: The Digital Trap

If you go downthread, you will see a .pdf file of the US version of the investigation into the shooting of Major-General Nicola Calipari. There's something about a pdf file, which the Pentagon has learned to its surprise. If you use black background to obscure or censor text, it's undo-able.

Here's the cast of characters:
  • Mario Lozano of the New York Army National Guard assigned to the blocking vehicle opened fire on Major-General Calipari's car.
  • The Carabinieri Major on loan to SISMI at the wheel of the Toyota Corolla was Andrea Carpani.
  • Captain Michael Drew, New York Army National Guard (and police sergeant, NYPD). Commanding officer, Company A, in charge of managing all patrols and checkpoints along Route Irish.
  • Lt. Robert Daniels, New York Army National Guard, officer in charge, Company A.
  • Backup was Lt. Nicolas Acosta, Louisiana National Guard, platoon leader at blocking checkpoing 541.
  • Sgt. Sean O’Hara, Louisiana National Guard, was in charge of the overlook vehicle.
  • Sgt. Luis Domangue, Louisiana National Guard, inside overlook vehicle.
  • Specialist Kenneth Mejia, Louisiana National Guard, driver of overlook vehicle and medic.
  • Sgt. Michael Brown, New York Army National Guard and member NYPD, in charge of the blocking vehicle.
  • Specialist Brian Peck, New York Army National Guard, driver of blocking vehicle.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Edwin Feliciano, New York Army National Guard, inside the vehicle with Capt. Drew.
You can download the uncensored document at the Meanwhile blog here.

Repeat after me: The most incompetent administristration ever.


Blogger idyllopus said...

What was available was in Word so I converted to PDF and also did a converstion of the PDF to HTML which I have online here.

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