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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 10:04 AM
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138. Tinoire
Edited on Wed May-12-04 10:05 AM by dirk
I certainly admit that there are suspicious things involved in this story. But so far I don't see anything conclusive. People are saying that because the killers look light-skinned and "fat" that they can't be Arabs/Iraqis/members of al Qaeda. Well, that strikes me as ignorance and stereotyping. Arabs are, in fact, inclined toward girth just as Euro-Americans are; and I don't think the quality of the video really allows for any conclusive judgments about the ethnicity of the killers, even if that were relevant. I also don't see their posture as an issue; people are somehow assuming that Arabs are not capable of slouching the way Americans often do; again, it's stereotyping.

The prison uniform is suspicious, but it's pure speculation to say that it indicates that Berg was killed by a US faction. If he was indeed killed by Americans, why would they leave him dressed in such a uniform and invite such suspicion. If the whole thing is a black ops jobs, you have to admit it's a damn sloppy job, right? If the CIA really wanted to convince people it was al Qaeda that did this, don't you imagine they would be more professional about it?

I don't see anything here, including the timing, that cannot be explained by the chaotic situation that reigns in Iraq right now. As was indicated in a news story this AM by an Iraqi cleric, the US killed hundreds of people in Falluja in what appeared to the Iraqis as revenge for the four people who killed and dragged through the streets; now this killing has taken place as revenge for Falluja. It's a cycle of violence starting up, just like in Israel.

I don't claim to know the truth of this; there are a thousand different scenarios, any of which could be true. I'm just skeptical of the people who act like they have it all nailed down.

Dirk
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