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The US military said the Americans used hand and arm signals, flashing white lights and fired warning shots to get the car to stop.
But in an interview with Italian La 7 TV, Sgrena said ''there was no bright light, no signal, and at a certain point, from one side, a firestorm erupted''.
Originally posted by Off_The_Street
But when someone posts a news article, that person is supposed to do just that, saying something like,
"According to news reports, thus and so happened at this place at this time on this date, and the rsults were such and such. The one set of buys said that 'blah blah blah', while the other guys responded with 'blah blah blah'."
That is what journalism is about, Ace of Base -- an attempt to be objective and report the news.
This event reads like what I have read before from soldiers who claim they were given false information from military intelligence and fired upon innocent targets.
The shooting reportedly occurred at a coalition checkpoint in western Baghdad. The car was traveling at high speeds, prompting American troops warn the driver to stop by using "hand and arm signals, flashing white lights, and firing warning shots," the military said. When that didn't work, GIs shot into the engine block, according to the military.