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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 08:28 AM
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36. The timing, rhetoric, and rationale for this beheading video ...
Edited on Wed May-12-04 08:29 AM by TahitiNut
... coincides with the media revelations of Abu Ghraib in the US, NOT the awareness by Iraqis of such conditions.

I watched the video before I read much of anything on DU. (Daniel Pearl redux.) Along with the abysmal abhorrence I felt that any human being could do this to another, the behavior and appearance of the five (almost cartoonish) 'terrorists' was so strikingly bizarre that I have serious difficulty viewing it simply as what it purports to be.

To me, it looks like (with equal plausibiltiy) 3 Pakistani (ISI?) agents and 2 covert US agents. I get the distinct impression that two of these people didn't even fully understand the Arabic rhetoric being spewed - they were as inattentive as the teenager behind DimSon in the Letterman video. I also get the distinct impression that Berg was drugged.

While I couldn't 'prove' any interpretation, I have deep-seated skepticism regarding the 'official' (face value) interpretation.
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