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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-11-04 11:06 PM
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23. I hate to say it ...
Edited on Tue May-11-04 11:10 PM by BattyDem
but I honestly think the military/CIA/government did it. :tinfoilhat:

I really try to avoid putting the tinfoil hat on, but sometimes it can't be avoided. Too many things about this just don't add up. I watched my local news tonight (Fox ... which I normally don't watch, but it came on right after 24) and they said he was an engineer who went to Iraq to look for work and because he wanted to help rebuild the country.

Tell me something ...
Why did the US let him into Iraq in the first place? Is it possible that a person can just go to Iraq on their own and expect to find work and/or help with the rebuilding? That doesn't make any sense. Wouldn't you have to be a part of one of the private contracting firms or some sort of humanitarian organization? European countries can't get rebuilding contracts, why would this guy think he could?

According to the news, he was captured by the Iraqis, but they turned him over to the US. Then the US interrogated him for a few days before letting him go. (I know other reports said he was held by the US for a few weeks, but this report said a few days.) Then ... somehow ... he ended up in the hands of Al Qaida/Islamic extremists. WTF?

Again I ask, why did the US let a lone civilian into Iraq in the first place?

A few more questions ...

- Why did the Iraqi police arrest him?

- Why did they turn him over to the US for interrogation?

- Why did the US interrogate him and not allow him to speak to a lawyer, his family, etc.? Was he suspected of a crime?

- Why did the US simply release him into a war zone without providing him safe transport out of Iraq?

- Why was he in an orange jumpsuit? The news said the "extremists" put him in the jumpsuit because the prisoners at Abu Ghraib were forced to wear those jumpsuits. In all the Abu Ghraib photos I saw, there weren't any orange jumpsuits. Gitmo had them, not Abu Ghraib. Am I wrong? Even if there were jumpsuits, why would the "extremists" bother to put one on him? They never did anything like that before.

- Why has this video surfaced one day after the "Iraqi being threatened with dogs" photo was on the cover of all the US newspapers? His body was found on Saturday, wasn't it? According to the reports from the Red Cross or Amnesty International, the Abu Ghraib abuse has been going on for quite a while and the Iraqis knew ... even if the US public didn't. Why would they wait until now to retalliate by killing Berg?

If any of my information or assumptions are wrong, please enlighten me.

You what bothers me the most? The fact that I have no trouble believing that our government did this ... and that makes me sad, scared and angry! What have we become?

Whatever the truth is, I am so sorry for this man and his family. Nobody deserves to die that way. :(


edited for spelling (note to self: use the damn spellchecker!!!)

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