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47. Respectfully, and vehemently, disagree
I'm not above saying that the government isn't capable of some crooked shit, but my God, not this. I have looked at the video, and the assertions that the "gestures, and hand movements" insinuate that it is Americans doing this is dubious, at best, IMHO.

Arabs are very fair skinned, and caucasians can be very dark skinned (think Michael Jackson vs. George Hamilton). I don't mean to be funny over a subject as mortifying ans sober as this, I'm just trying to illustrate my point.

And I will even put on a tinfoil hat and go along with this for just a minute. Suppose it was caucasians that did this? What proof do you have that it was Americans in general, or the CIA in particular, that did this? Are there not European Muslims (Chechnya, Bosnia) who might hav ehheded the call to jihad and gone to Iraq, like many Muslims have? You could probably fins just as many "experts" that would swear it was Europeans, or Arabs, just as you're sure they're Americans. The timing may support a deflection of the Abu Ghairb story to get it off the front page, but in the Arab culture, an insult to their culture must be answered quickly and definitively, or face more shame, as I understand it. (And I in no way claim to be an expert on the culture of the middle east, so if I am wrong, please correct me). So the quick appearance of the Berg video could plausibly be explained that way, also.

Just because you want to believe that ther CIA was behind this, doesn't mean it is so. Until I see solid, irrefutable proof, I will file this in the "tinfoil hat" file.

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