Remember the shooting incident a couple years ago, where GI’s fired on a speeding car approaching their checkpoint? We had a prior thread on the incident at the time, but I can’t seem to find it now. Here is today’s situation, with the rest of the story at the link:
ROME – A U.S. soldier went on trial in absentia Tuesday for the shooting death of an Italian intelligence agent at a checkpoint in Iraq two years ago, a case that strained relations between Rome and Washington.
The judge immediately adjourned the proceedings against Spc. Mario Lozano, 37, until May 14 for technical reasons.
The agent, Nicola Calipari, was shot March 4, 2005, on his way to the Baghdad airport shortly after securing the release of a kidnapped Italian journalist, Giuliana Sgrena. Sgrena and another agent who was driving the car were wounded.