It’s getting to be a trend

Bulgaria blames U.S. troops for fatal Iraq shooting

 U.S. ally Bulgaria blamed U.S. troops on Monday for the fatal shooting of one of its soldiers in Iraq and demanded punishment of those responsible.

 A Bulgarian inquiry into the shooting last Friday found that soldier Gurdi Gurdev — Bulgaria’s eighth casualty since the start of the war in March 2003 — was almost certainly killed by “friendly fire” from nearby U.S. forces.

On the same day, U.S. soldiers shot dead an Italian secret service agent as he was taking freed hostage journalist Giuliana Sgrena to safety.

Bulgaria is, or maybe one should say “was” one of the closest allies of the US in Iraq.