Photos of Giuliana Sgrena’s Car

Rusty Shackleford has several photos, purportedly of the car Giuliana Sgrena was riding in during last Friday’s shooting incident. If they are geniune, they provide rather definitive proof that her account of events is a whopping lie.

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  1. Images of Sgrena’s Car
    Italian television station Tg1 is running images of a car purported to be the one used by Giuliana Sgrena. If this is the car then it would contradict earlier reports that Sgrena’s rescuers had used a truck. If accurate, the…

  2. Now You Know says:

    Riddled with 300 – 400 bullet holes?
    I’d still like to see an Ace of Spades HQ’s TOP TEN LIST of why 300-400 bullets didn’t turn Sgrena into a piece of Swiss cheese with an Italian accent. After all, no one quite makes top ten lists like Ace.

  3. Carlos says:

    Gosh, a lie, and from such a respected source! Who’d of thought that from a pure socialist/communist reporter? Such a surprise, and such a disappointment. NOT!

  4. Bob's Place says:

    Italian Communists
    I hope we eventually get the conflict between a “car” and a “pickup truck” as the vehicle for the Itallian Communist Party attack conducted by Ms Sgrena in Iraq last week.

    The left-leaning Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported yesterday t…

  5. Analysis Reveals
    OTB points the way to more pictures allegedly of the automobile Giuliana Sgrena was riding in when she approached a military checkpoint in Iraq. The curious event has led to an international incident long on hyperbole but still short on

  6. Seeing is Believing
    Below are the AP pictures of Giuliana Sgrena’s car, the very same car that she claims was shot at “300 or 400 times.” Jeepers! Three or four hundred shots by the elite and expert 3rd Infantry Division, and you have…

  7. Ipse Dixit says:

    I Knew Our Soldiers Were Good…
    …but I’d never realized just how good. Apparently they are such incredible marksmen that a group of them can fire…

  8. What new story does Sgrena have today?
    The Italian media is finally beginning to question Giulina Sgrena’s multiple, conflicting accounts of the events that led to the…

  9. Jim says:

    Actually, it turns out that Rusty Shackleford is lying, and the pictures were not of the car in which Sgrena was travelling on March 5, but one which was damaged on February 5, the day after she was kidnapped. These hoax photos only prove not only that the rightwing cannot tell the truth about anything anymore; its sole purpose is to defend the indefensible.

  10. monckywrench says:

    The car in La Republica looks much better that the AP photo.
    Circumstances may not fit EITHER Right or Left template thinking.
    Sometimes, shit just happens!