A US satellite reportedly recorded a checkpoint shooting in Iraq last month, enabling investigators to reconstruct how fast a car carrying a top Italian intelligence official and a freed hostage was traveling when US troops opened fire.For some reason, CBS failed to post this significant piece of news on its own site, going instead with a generic AP story onthe disagreement with the Italians over the event. I guess it was too pro American a scope to find its wat to their website. AFP is a French news agency. Even the antiwar French thought this was news. Sgrena is an anti war puke who is a very unreliable witness. It is too bad the Italians are paying attention to her emotianal nonsense.
The report, which aired Thursday on CBS News, said US investigators concluded from the recording that the car was traveling at a speed of more than 60 miles (96 km) per hour.
Giuliana Sgrena has said the car was traveling at a normal speed of about 30 miles an hour when the soldiers opened fired, wounding her and killing Nicola Calipari, the Italian agent who had just secured her release from a month's captivity.
US soldiers said at the time of the March 4 incident that the car approached at a high rate of speed and that they fired only after it failed to respond to hand signals, flashing bright lights and warning shots.