I've just seen a new twist on the Giuliana Sgrena case. Sgrena is the Italian journalist who was shot by American troops after being rescued from Iraqi hostage-takers by Italian security. The Italian agent Nicolo Calipari was killed in the attack.
This article presents some claims by Sgrena that I haven't seen before: There Was No Checkpoint, There Was No Self-Defense by Jeremy Scahill, CommonDreams.org 03/28/05.
According to Scahill's article, Sgrena is now saying that there was no checkpoint at all. Instead, she claims that a group of American soldiers off the road started firing at the car with no warning. She also says that the Americans fired at the car from the side and behind, and that the bullet that hit her came from behind.
The article also says that the US is still refusing to allow the Italians to examine the car. Which certainly sounds suspicious, if that's correct.
I wish I could read Italian to be able to follow this story in the Italian papers. This could turn out to be a bigger mess than it already looked to be.
See also: Naomi Klein Reveals New Details About U.S. Military Shooting of Italian War Correspondent in Iraq (Interview with Amy Goodman) Democracy Now! 03/25/05.