Sunday, May 16, 2004
Anomalies Surrounding Death Of Nick Berg
frame grab taken from website video footage
shows a man, who identified himself as Nick Berg of
5-14-4 (Warning: Parts of the following discussion
contain rather sickening references.)
Arab linguists have said the man posing as the
Jordanian Zaraqawi did not speak with a
Jordanian dialect. Others have suggested the man
reading the written statement may not have been a
native speaker of Arabic. Zaraqawi was missing
one leg and had been outfitted with an
artificial leg that did not fit or function
properly. He was unable to walk or stand normally
with his ill-fitting limb. No man in the group
showed evidence of such an infirmity.
Numerous indigenous sources have said Zaraqawi
was killed by a US helicopter attack months
ago when he was unable to move quickly enough to
escape the targeted house. While others managed to
exit the house in time to survive, he died in the
As any surgeon will testify, the alleged
beheading was a fake. A beheading would result in a
tremendous amount of spurting blood. There
would have been blood everywhere had an actual
beheading taken place. When the executioner holds
up Berg's head immediately following what is
represented as an actual decapitation of a living
person, there is no significant blood flow from the
neck or blood splatters showing anywhere on the
Furthermore, the cut was simply too neat
to have been done crudely and with such amazing
speed by a man wielding a knife. Anybody who has
ever carved a turkey knows there is something wrong
with the supposed beheading. The suspended head
looks more like Berg had been neatly beheaded by a
The orange jumpsuit was standard US
military issue to men in custody. It is unlikely
Berg would have continuing wearing a US custodial
uniform if he had been released by the military as
they claim. The fact he was still wearing the suit
is both anomalous and suggestive.
One is forced to speculate as to whether there
was an immediate transfer of Berg from the US
military to unknown persons, thusly preventing Berg
from discarding his US prison garb.
Several of the men in the film were fat by
Iraqi standards. If they were Feyadeen or
mujahadeen, they probably have been living
underground since the first days of the occupation.
Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been shown on news
stories as they have marched and demonstrated. One
would be hard pressed to point out a single fat man
among these thousands.
Some men had what can only be described as
pasty-white hands. Once again, one would be
hard pressed to find Arab men with pasty-white
The lack of spurting blood suggests Berg
was already dead at the time of the alleged
decapitation. It is possible Berg's dead body was
displayed with his head already partially or
totally severed. In any case, he almost certainly
was killed before the staged beheading. If so, it
suggests the captors had no stomach for an actual
beheading of a living person, and they opted to
fulfill their assignment quietly and with the least
amount of gore.
The scream that is heard has been interpreted as
a woman's scream by many viewers. Videotape
cognoscenti have further said the scream was
amateurishly added to the tape.
The U.S. government translation of one
statement made on the film is: "Does al Qaeda need
any further excuses?" This is a falsification. The
actual statement urged fellow insurgents to get off
their hind ends and do something. One assumes the
translator being used by the US military is a
native speaker of Arabic, so this cannot be
explained as an innocent flub. This suggests the US
government wanted to inject an alleged al-Qaeda
group into the murder of Nick Berg.
Iraqis who have seen the videotape on Arabic
news broadcasts are universally saying the men in
the film are not Iraqis. Are they saying
this partly because the speaker does not employ an
Iraqi dialect? Where does their certainty come
Firearms experts have stated the AK-47
carried by one man was a "Gilal." This actually is
an Israeli-made weapon that improves on the famous
AK- 47. Feyadeen and other insurgents almost
universally use AK-47s.
The man in the videotape who is purported to be
Zarqawi is wearing a gold ring. This is
absolutely proscribed by Islamic law.
The US military has stated that Berg was
never in US custody and that he had been in
custody of the Iraqi police. The Iraqi police
adamantly deny he was ever in their custody.
On April 1, an e-mail from Beth A. Payne,
the U.S. consular officer in Iraq, was sent to the
family of Nick Berg. It stated that Ms. Payne had
located Nick, and he was currently in custody of
the US military.
We have to conclude that either the email was
bogus or the US military has been lying.
The chair that Berg was seated in during
the filming was a standard issue military chair of
the exact same kind as seen in a color photo taken
at the Abu Ghraib Prison. The chances a terrorist
cell would be using this same chair are minimal at
Creating A Diversion
How the US CIA/Mililtary/Bush
Administration Killed Another American
The liars in the Bush Administration were in
another big mess.
It goes on and on and on and on.
From the farce that was 911 to the capturing and
imprisonment (and later release) of Afghani goat
herders in Guantanamo Bay while Bin Laden and his
lieutenants were "escorted" to safety into Pakistan
by their handlers - the CIA.
No ties between Hussein and Bin Laden (mortal
No Weapons of Mass Destruction (We
KNOW where they are).
We take down an "evil regime" and then put the
same generals in charge in Fallujah.
We "liberate" the country by rounding up and
torturing civilians. Rumsfeld goes before Congress
on Wednesday (5/12) and says the Iraqi women who
were raped and the children who were beaten and the
90% of all detainees who had to be released AFTER
torture these all were "terrorists". Therefore, the
Geneva Convention and rules of war do not apply to
raping and torturing because these "terrorists" do
not belong to an Army.
Everything was going South deservedly so and the
Bush Administration needed help.
Enter poor Nick Berg.
Nick Berg was a telecommunications contractor
who went into Iraq to "help". But he and his family
were not unknown to US authorities.
On March 7, 2004, an 'enemies' list of anti-war
groups and individuals was posted on the Free
Among those listed was this entry: "Michael S.
Berg, Teacher, Prometheus Methods Tower Service,
Inc." That's Nick Berg's father, Michael who acts
as business manager for his son in their family
radio communications firm, Prometheus Methods Tower
Just days after "Michael Berg" and "Prometheus
Methods Tower Service" had come up on that Iraq war
'enemies' list, his son Nick Berg returned to Iraq
under the business name of Prometheus Methods Tower
Nick was detained, first by Iraqi police, then
for 13 days by the United States military in Iraq.
He was in US custody and admittedly questioned by
the FBI 3 separate times. They would not release
him nor press charges nor let him speak to an
He was a "terrorist sympathizer" and detained in
a US orange jumpsuit (like those in Guantanamo) and
put in a cell with Syrians and Iraqis.
Yet they now claim Nick Berg was
NEVER in US custody. Oh
To back its claims that Berg was in U.S.
custody, the family gave The Associated Press
copies of e-mails from Beth A. Payne, the U.S.
consular officer in Iraq.
"I have confirmed that your son, Nick,
is being detained by the U.S. military in Mosul.
He is safe. He was picked up approximately one
week ago. We will try to obtain additional
information regarding his detention and a
contact person you can communicate with
directly,' Payne wrote to Berg's father,
Michael, on April 1.
Payne repeated that Berg was "being detained by
the U.S. military' in an e-mail the same day to
Berg's mother, Suzanne.
Frustrated by their inability to find out about
their son's whereabouts, The Berg's filed a lawsuit
in federal court in Philadelphia on April 5
asserting that their son was being held by the
American military in violation of his civil
"His parents contacted our office, the F.B.I.,
the State Department," said Representative Jim
Gerlach, a Republican from Upper Uwchlan Township
Representative Gerlach met with the Berg family
on Tuesday. "They got very insufficient
information,' he said. "They felt that they were
not getting full answers."
Nick Berg's father, Michael Berg was publicly
furious, "I think a lot of people are fed up with
the lack of civil rights this thing has caused," he
said. "I don't think this administration is
committed to democracy."
The Berg's filed a lawsuit in federal court in
Philadelphia on April 5. A day later, Nick Berg was
released. He contacted his parents and told them
that he was coming home. The following day he
checked out of his hotel in Baghdad, and
At the height of the US torture scandal, Nick
Berg's body was "discovered" on Saturday May 8,
having reportedly been decapitated the same day by
muslim radicals -- specifically Al Qaeda. And,
almost miraculously, a video appears worldwide
showing "Al Qaeda" in possession of Mr. Berg
(somehow still wearing his orange jumpsuit) at
which time he is supposedly beheaded by Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi whom Americans claim is Al Qaeda's lead
man in Iraq. Not only does Al Qaeda record the
video, but Zarqawi's name and "signature" appear on
Convenient? Oh, and how.
Yet there are many problems with this
Long ago, when trying to tie Al Qaeda with Iraq,
Colin Powell claimed that Zarqawi was fitted with a
prosthetic leg in a Baghdad hospital (which, at the
time, was touted as being a major indication of a
connection between al-Qaeda and Saddam
Yet the killer in the video walks and moves
around with both legs just fine. Zarqawi could not
be the killer. So why would all the killers wear
hoods to hide their identity, and then sign the
video with their own name and call themselves Al
It never happened. As reported both by the
London Telegraph and CNN (CNN Transcript) :
O'BRIEN: Interesting. All right, now
one final thought here. You did a very careful
translation of your own, of the statement. And
in it, you see no reference to al Qaeda. And yet
the official U.S. government translation does.
Explain how that happened.
NASR: Oh, I find it very interesting, because
out of the blue, there is a mention of al
Qaeda on the U.S. government translation. It
says: "Does al Qaeda need any further excuses?"
Any speaker of the Arabic language is going to
notice a difference between the word al
Qaeda, which means "the base," and al
qaed, which means "the one sitting, doing
nothing." My translation says: "Is there any
excuse for the one who sits down and does
Basically they're telling people, you have no
excuse for not doing anything, for not acting and
defending Islam and so forth. Whereas the U.S.
government translation adds al Qaeda to the
statement, which is not on the statement. But it
gets much, much worse.
The Berg video is a montage of two separate
videos taken from two cameras. This is apparent
from the time in the lower right-hand corner, which
changes as the angle of the shot changes.
Notice on the right
that Berg's head has been cut off at 13:47:49
(1:47) yet on the picture on the left, at 2:44
nearly an hour later he is sitting with his head
In the video shown all over the world, the man
in the middle (wearing all black) is the one who
beheads Mr. Berg, but immediately when the head is
held up, suddenly it changes to the man in the
Additionally, the audio is 7 seconds off from
So what, you say?
So let's see, an American who is considered an
enemy of the US war suddenly is taken prisoner in
Iraq, which the US denies, until his family
produces e-mails from the US office in Iraq and
sues and then he is miraculously released though
supposedly he wasn't in custody. Can the government
ever tell the truth?
Then he disappears and resurfaces only as the US
is in dire need of an incident to try to put to
rest the coverage of their torture in Iraq.
Suddenly, a US enemy-of-the-state ends up in Al
Qaeda's hands and not just their hands but the
leaderships who signs a video saying he killed him
though the guy who supposedly kills him has a
prosthetic leg and the guy in the video clearly
Then it's released all over the world that Al
Qaeda did not claim to do this and that the US
intentionally doctored the transcripts.
Why would a guy in US custody for weeks, after
being released for a day and getting ready to go
home, not take off the damned orange prison
Why do the hooded "Al Qaeda" guys appear so
white? Muslims say the accents are not middle
eastern at all.
Does this guy look like an Arab?
Go back up and look at the "group of 5" arab
Terrorists. Does their look and body language and
white Skin say arab or US military dressed in
The only plausible alternative is a covert,
black operation orchestrated as part of the seedier
arm of US foreign policy --which generally only
come to light when candid photographs, for example,
reach the public domain.
NBC news (Andrea Mitchell) reported on May 6
that special operations forces, including both
Delta Force and Navy SEALs, were also involved in
abusing prisoners in Iraq. In order to cover
themselves, the government has released information
that Nick Berg was investigated during the 09/11
investigation for having ties to Zacharias
Moussaoui. Supposedly, Moussaoui was using Berg's
email address. Is it possible Nick is a member of
the new formed Jewish Al Qaida?
The lies will keep coming from this
administration until the people put a stop to it.
very Suspicious Berg Video
From Timothy Jenkin Lansing, Iowa 5-15-4
Dear Jeff, I am writing to you with utmost
urgency. I find this Video of Nick Bergs Killing by
alledged Arab terrorist groups most disconcerting
for many untold facts and observations.
- The Time set on the Video is indicative to
24 hourtime and most Videos have a 2 stage
setting one in regular standard time, ie: am-pm
and one for 24 hr. time or
MILITARY TIME! My
Question: Why would Terrorists find it relevant
to set their time to Military Time? Would it be
more likely that a US intel or military person
or officer would have their video camera set to
Military Time out of reflex of training? My
answer is YES!
- Why is the man on the far left standing at
Parade Rest?? This seems further evidence the
raises suspicions that these men were
NOT Arab faction
Terrorists! Parade Rest is also - and would be a
REFLEX action - that is
TRAINED into Military
personnel and becomes a
HABIT! I find this Video
Very, Very argumentive and points a
STRONG finger at the US
Intelligence communties complicity in the Berg
Sincerely, Timothy Jenkin.
MainPage : http://www.rense.com
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