Nick Berg's Killing:
50 Fishy Circumstances,
and Videotape Anomalies
19th May, 2004 5amET
Recon May 16th, 2004
The video tape and circumstances of the killing of
Berg seem fishier and fishier.
and lists 50 anomalies around
Berg and his death.
A large number of anomalies
surround the life and death of Nicholas Berg. A Jewish man, 26 years
of age and a U.S. Citizen, he traveled alone in Iraq. Family and friends
described Berg as an adventurer, high spirited and intelligent. A
Post report notes, "Berg was a weight lifting enthusiast and amateur
comedian who had traveled abroad to help people improve their lives.
Among his trips was a visit to the West African country of Ghana,
where he taught villagers to make bricks and returned emaciated because
he gave away most of his food."
Berg visited Iraq from
December, 2003, to January, 2004, and then again starting March 14,
2004. Berg was purportedly looking for electrical contracting work
building radio towers. He could not find work, though there was reportedly
On March 24, Iraqi officials
arrested Berg at a checkpoint in Mosul and jailed him, because of
his Jewish last name and the Israeli stamp in his passport. (See Washington
Post report - reg req'd - or CSM
Terrorism & Security update for May 13, which excerpts stories
about Berg from various media.) Berg told friends in Baghdad that
the Israelis thought he might be a spy. (See Telegraph article, "Beheaded
American was arrested as a spy because of his Jewish name.") On
April 05, 2004, the Bergs filed suit in federal court in Philadelphia,
contending that their son was being held illegally by the U.S. military
in Iraq. The next day, April 6, Nick Berg was released. On Saturday,
May 8, Berg's body was found outside of Baghdad on a highway overpass.
On May 11, 2004, a video of Nick Berg's execution, seemingly by beheading,
was posted on the Muntada al-Ansar website, which is now offline.
There are conflicting
reports about Berg's whereabouts in Iraq. According to an email to
the Berg family from Beth A. Payne, a U.S. consular officer in Iraq,
the U.S. military were holding Berg. This was apparently for 13 days.
Iraqi police denied holding Berg. In contrast, the Telegraph article
above notes, "Dan Senor, spokesman for the US-led coalition in Iraq,
insisted Mr. Berg was arrested and held by Iraqi police." The timeline
of Berg's captivity and the timing of the release of the video are
suspicious. If Payne was correct, why did the U.S. military hold Nick
Berg for two weeks? Why did the U.S. military deny this?
The video of the killing
has many flaws including problems with time skips, audio dubbing,
and the characteristics, appearance and speech of Berg and the killers.
People from Middle Eastern cultures believe that Middle Eastern people
were not involved in this video, based on the mannerisms, accents,
behavior and appearance of the killers. A close inspection of the
video suggests that Westerners may have been involved.
For a number of reasons,
it does not appear that the Jordanian terrorist Abu Masab Al-Zaraqawi,
who was voice identified by the CIA (and whose name was on the tape),
was involved. He has a poorly functioning prosthetic leg and a hand
tattoo, which should have been observed. Neither were. The accent
of the speaker in the video was not Jordanian. Why has the CIA seemingly
lied about the analysis of Al-Zarqawi's voice and his role in the
Considering the many
discrepancies and contradictions noted below, it seems possible that
the Berg killing is a poorly crafted psy-ops exercise. This video
was possibly constructed by U.S. operatives to impact the extremely
volatile political developments in the U.S. and the international
condemnation around the Abu Ghraib torture photos. The torture photos
are mentioned in the speech in the video, though Berg may have been
killed before the photos were circulated.
The majority of the
points below are summarized and excerpted from eight summary articles
that culled points from news articles and blog posts. (See links at
end.) I compared, combined and edited the various points. Further,
I added more points based on my viewing of the video (see Wizbang!
Blog: Berg video site list) and by reviewing various news articles.
I also added a few points based on comments at kuro5hin.org.
Some of the points below
are compelling. Some are weak or may turn out to be insignificant
or coincidental. This is a work in progress, an early overview of
discrepancies. There are too many discrepancies and contradictions
to dismiss doubts about the video and the official U.S. stories about
Berg. Additional inquiry and fact checking are needed as the Berg
story unfolds or, rather, unravels.
Points are included
on these topics: Suspicious Circumstances and Timeline; Timing of
Killing and Videotape Release; Videotape of Berg, His Decapitation,
and Location; More Videotape Anomalies; Identity of Killers of Berg
and Their Possessions; and, Berg's Previous Activities and Return
of the Body
1) A Jewish man and
U.S. citizen traveling alone in Iraq?
Why did a private Jewish American citizen choose to wander around
Iraq by himself? He also had a passport stamp from Israel - very unsafe
to travel with.
2) Berg wanted to return
In his last email on April 6 to his family, Berg stated he wished
to return home as soon as possible. The FBI claim he refused an offer
of help to get home (perhaps because of danger to get to airport).
3) Three FBI visits
The FBI made three visits to the Berg while he was in custody in Iraq.
This suggest U.S. authorities were concerned about more than Berg's
well-being. They may have had their own suspicions about what the
young American was doing in Iraq.
4) FreeRepublic website
listed the Berg business as an "Enemy of the State".
Nick Berg's father, Michael Berg, signed an anti-war petition online
and included the business name. (Note that Nick Berg himself was pro-Bush
and pro-war.) This occurred a week before his son's second departure
to Iraq. As a result of this statement the Berg business was put on
a right wing enemies list. The FreeRepublic website listed the Berg
business as an "Enemy
of the State." This may have been linked to the thre visits by
the FBI during Nick Berg's containment by the Iraqi Police and then
presumably by (or under supervision) of the US Military.
5) Family sues in U.S.
and Berg released next day in Iraq
On 5 April, Berg's family filed a suit in federal court in Philadelphia
- contending that their son was being held illegally by the US military
in Iraq. The next day he was released and left to get himself home.
6) U.S. custody
Berg's last known whereabouts was in U.S. custody. On April 1, Beth
A. Payne, the U.S. consular officer in Iraq, sent an e-mail to the
family of Nick Berg. It stated that Ms. Payne had located Nick, and
he was currently in custody of the US military. She wrote, "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." (See: The
Unanswered Questions of Nick Berg's Murder at antiwar.com.) This
is distinct from the next point...
7) Denial of custody
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. (See again: The
Unanswered Questions of Nick Berg's Murder.) If this is so, we
have to conclude that either the email from Ms. Payne was incorrect
or that the US military has been lying.
8) Apprehension of Berg
Berg was mysteriously captured while still wearing jumpsuit. Either
he escaped from U.S. captors or U.S. let him out -- with orange suit
and all -- to be immediately apprehended by "terrorists" (before he
had a chance to change). Or, the captors somehow came across a U.S.
military prison jumpsuit. (More on this is below.) This scenario contradicts
9) Was Berg at hotel
several days to April 10?
Staff at Al-Fanar Hotel in Baghdad apparently told The Associated
Press that Berg stayed there for several days until April 10. A U.S.
consul contract worker checked at the hotel on 4/14 and staff there
did not remember Berg.
10) Family blames detainment
by U.S. military for Berg's death
The last time the family heard from Nick Berg was on 9 April. He had
planned to return home at the end of March. His headless body was
found near Mosul on 8 May. "That's really what cost my son his life,
the fact that the United States government saw fit to keep him in
custody for 13 days without any of his due process or civil rights,"
Michael Berg said.
Timing of Killing
and Videotape Release
11) Berg is killed before
torture photos released but video tape refers to photos?
To quote "Fishy
Circumstances and Flawed Timelines Surround American's Beheading)":
"me and a friend were discussing recent news events and trying to
piece together the information presented to us, thought you might
want to look into this further, they said in the news that Nicholas
Berg was killed 2 weeks ago (i think), however in the video the culprits
who killed him said they were "avenging iraqi prisoner abuse" but
those photos weren't released until last week, so my question is how
is that even a possible motive if he was killed prior to the abuse
photos being released?? maybe i am misinformed but thought id ask
the question to someone who would look into it."
12) Text with video
mentions "shameful pictures"
The text posted to the website along with the video the translation
of the Arabic statement, cites "shameful pictures." Here is a translation
of the Arabic statement (at the Northeast
Intelligence Network) made with the video: "And the shameful pictures
and the news of the evil humiliation of the Islam people men and women
in Ghareb 's father prison then where the jealousy and where the zeal
and where the anger about the Allah's religion and where the jealousy
for the Muslims sanctities and where the revenge for the honors of
Muslims and Muslims is in the crosses prisons."
13) Wag the dog timing
There is extremely convenient 'wag the dog' timing at the height of
furor regarding U.S. torture of Iraqis.
14) Torture photo timing
CNN poll question: 'Is the Berg killing a reason for withholding any
remaining Iraq prisoner abuse pictures?' Bush has been reported to
be struggling with question of whether the Pentagon should release
additional torture photos. Given that the alleged decapitation of
Berg was allegedly prompted by the first wave of torture photos, Bush
could now cite 'national security' issues for withholding additional
Videotape of Berg,
His Decapitation, and Location
15) Orange jumpsuit
Berg shown in video wearing orange jumpsuit known to be of U.S. issue.
The orange jump suit "appears" to be identical to the jumpsuits used
at Guantanamo. (Compare with pictures at Guantanamo.) The orange jumpsuit
was standard US military issue to men in custody. It is unlikely Berg
would continue wearing a U.S. 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 wonders: Was there an immediate
transfer of Berg from the US military to unknown persons, preventing
Berg from discarding his US prison garb?
16) No blood at decapitation
When Berg is decapitated, there was almost no blood. If Berg were
still alive at this point, with the cut starting at front of throat,
blood would have been spraying everywhere. Berg's severed head, the
floor, Berg's clothes, and even the hand of the 'Arab' who decapitated
Berg had no visible blood on it. 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 executioner.
17) Berg did not move
Berg seems limp just before the beheading. It is not clear if he was
moving after the time skip in the tape. While on the ground, Berg's
body didn't seem move except in response to the captors movements.
Although held down, Berg would have tried to instinctively wiggle
and writhe away from captor's grip and use of a knife. (That is unless
he was long dead after the cut in the tape.) A surgeon would very
likely testify that the beheading did not cause the death.
18) Berg may have been
dead just before beheading
The lack of spurting blood and lack of movement suggests Berg was
already dead at the time of the alleged decapitation. During the beheading,
Berg's eyes are not seen. Camera angle made it impossible to see if
Berg's eyes were open or glassy. Berg very probably was killed before
the staged beheading. Did the captors have no stomach for the beheading
of a living person?
19) Straight cut on
The cut on Berg's neck seems to be too straight to have been done
crudely and with such speed by a man wielding a large knife. Anybody
who has 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 guillotine.
20) Is the person in
the video Berg?
Some viewers believe the person in the video only vaguely resembles
Berg. (Note: presumably the family can and will identify Berg's voice
The chair that Berg was seated in during the filming was the exact
same kind as seen in a color photo taken at the Abu Ghraib Prison.
One blog mentioned this was "a standard issue military chair." However,
these chairs might be abundant in Iraq. (See photo comparisons at
link in next point.)
22) Walls and baseboard
at the killing site same color as some in Abu Ghraid prison
However, many walls may be similar in Iraq. To quote Marc Perkel (It's
The Same Chair!!!! OMFG!!):
"I have some more pics but the walls are the same yellow color and
the baseboard is the same color as Abu Ghraib prison."
More Videotape Anomalies
23) The videotape was
24) A quickly disappearing
A Reuters journalist in Dubai first named the Muntada al-Ansar al-Islami
website as the source for the video - at www.al-ansar.biz. Although
the site has now been shut down, Aljazeera.net had looked at the site
within ninety minutes of the story breaking - and could find no such
video footage. But Fox News, CNN and the BBC were all able to download
the footage from the Arabic-only website and report the story within
25) Tape editing
The video tape is obviously spliced together and heavily edited: Going
from a) Berg sitting in chair talking about family, to b) Berg sitting
on floor with hooded "militants" behind, to c) blurry camera movement,
to d) almost motionless Berg on floor as head cut off.
26) Long time jump in
There is a significant time jump on tape from a datestamp in the tape
of about 2:44:40 to about 13:45:47. There could have been two cameras
recording this event. However, there were changes in dress after the
fact that would lead to the idea of an elapsed time.
27) Scream dubbed in:
Screaming starts while Berg is not moving and before he is touched
Whatever the mismatch in the speaker and video (next point), videotape
cognoscenti have said the scream was amateurishly dubbed into the
tape. The writer of this K5 article reviewed this issue closely: The
screaming starts (at 4:31 - on the copy I viewed, not the time stamp)
about 5 to 6 seconds before Berg is touched (at 4:36) and he is moved
to his side. He is just sitting there like a lump. While the screaming
commences for (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 seconds), his head doesn't move and
his mouth doesn't appear to move (though the tape is blurry), nor
does he seem to be physically screaming at any time. Yet the audio
plays a loud vigorous screaming. The exact same dubbed screaming continues
after the long time jump and a bit of a time gap with silence and
after some cutting on the head, during which Berg is not moving. This
screaming seems clearly dubbed and is highly incongruous with Berg's
lack of activity.
28) Handling of papers
"Terrorist" reader flips through pages of 'statement' at one point.
He keeps ending up on the same page for awhile. As noted below, this
would very likely produce a gap in speech, which is out of sync with
the smooth timing of the spoken statement.
29) Audio is dubbed:
Tape of speaker and video are out of sync
Audio experts note the tape is clearly dubbed. The speaker recording
is different from executioner video recording, due to lag between
audio and video.
the Absence of Truth from the White House, Conspiracy Theories Emerge
About the Nick Berg Murder" at buzzflash.com:
"Analysis of Execution video -- I propose that the executioner's voice
(according to my analysis of listening closely to the audio feed)
is not that of the killer's. When listening to the executioner's voice
on the tape one first notes that there is a 2-3 second lag in the
"time" between audio and video, audio leading. This is consistent
with the argument that the video camera and tape recorder are actually
two different recording devices. What convinced me that the executioner
could not be the "voice" behind the document, read prior to Nick Berg's
execution, is the lack of consistency seen between the video and audio
recordings, even if the 2-3 second delay is considered. A careful
viewing of the video shows the executioner on "several occasions"
fumbling with the 2 pages that he held, and at times reading the same
page over again -- or so it appears. At least 4 times during the video
the executioner is "turning over" pages, holding the pages "apart"
as if confused, and all of this adds up to one conclusion. There should
have been a "pause" or "2-3 second delay" in the reading of the documents
during the physical handling of the documents -- but none is found
that is long enough to account for it. Conclusion: The executioner
is not "reading" the document. Someone else is. The executioner is
trying his best to "lip sinc" the reading, but fails miserably on
close inspection. The "smooth" reading of the document is entirely
inconsistent (according my analysis of the video) and therefore cannot
be the same person that is recording into the audio device."
30) Berg identification
Berg goes to great trouble to identify himself, providing information
about his family. Why? To elicit greater sympathy? Or to provide a
positive ID. FBI visited Berg family in an attempt to 'verify his
identity'. The guy in video looks little like Berg photos provided
31) Woman's scream,
instead of Berg?
The alleged scream on heard on the tape has been interpreted as a
woman's scream by viewers. (The scream did not seem to this K5 article's
author necessarily to be in a woman's voice.)
32) Mistranslation of
Al Qaeda connection
On the first day of Nick Berg's execution, it was reported on several
major news networks that al Qaeda was connected to the killer's statement,
which turned out to be false. The US Intelligence translation still
retains this "reference" to al Qaeda, which does not exist. 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 used by the US military is a
native speaker of Arabic, so this may not be an innocent flub. Did
the US government intentionally link an alleged al Qaeda group into
the murder of Nick Berg? Note: the word on tape was al qaed, with
quite a different meaning from al Qaeda.
Identity of Killers
of Berg and Their Possessions
33) Western body posture
and mannerisms of "terrorists"
The "terrorists" have Western-style body posture and mannerisms. They
seem to be at parade rest at times.
34) "Terrorists" were
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
35) White hands of "terrorists"
Some of the "Arab terrorists" have pasty-white hands and (other exposed)
skin. One would be hard pressed to find Arab men with pasty-white
hands. (See: Nick
Berg Conspiracy Theories Abound.)
36) Wrong accent
Al-Zarqawi is/was Jordinian. Arab linguists have said the man posing
as Al-Zarqawi 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.
37) Change in masks
To quote a K5
"The guy who holds up the head at the end has a white mask and no
vest. The guy who pulls out the knife and starts cutting is in a black
mask. The only guy with a white mask is wearing a green vest"
38) Voice id
Al-Zarqawi's identification by the CIA was based on "probable" voice
id of the videotape.
39) Al-Zarqawi's missing
Al-Zarqawi was missing one leg. Al-Zarqawi allegedly wears a prosthetic
device, according to previous CIA reports. (See: IHT
Protrait of Al-Zarqawi.) There is no evidence that the killer
wore a prosthetic device. Further, Al-Zarqawi had been outfitted with
an artificial leg that did not fit or function properly. He was unable
to walk or stand normally. No man in the group showed evidence of
40) Missing tattoos?
Large green tattooed "dots" are known to be on the back of Abu Musab
Zarqawi's left hand. These tattoos cannot be seen in the close up
video of the execution, though the back of his hand is fairly visible.
(See: IHT Protrait
41) Al-Zarqawi dead?
Numerous indigenous sources have said Al-Zarqawi 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 collapsed building.
42) Gold ring on killer's
The man in the videotape who is purported to be Zarqawi seems to be
wearing a gold ring. Note: This is a questionable point. To quote
Healing Iraq (healingiraq.blogspot.com) as quoted at this angryfinger.org
Berg Conspiracy Theories Abound): "Islam does not specifically
forbid that men wear gold, in fact the Quran and the Hadith have encouraged
men to 'adorn' and 'embellish' themselves (dying hair, perfume, etc.)
.... the practice of wearing gold ornaments is discouraged by Muslim
clerics, "Gold is the ornament of women". Socially it is not acceptable
in the Arab world for men to wear gold, although this has changed
lately and many young men do (engagement and wedding rings are mostly
43) Why anonymous?
Al-Zarqawi's face is very well-known. If Al-Zarqawi was the perpetrator,
why did he bother to cover it the whole time? If Al-Zarqawi is trying
to build a resistance movement, why did he not uncover his face at
some point? (If it was another terrorist impersonating Al-Zarqawi,
why is the CIA identifying the voice as Al-Zarqawi's?)
44) Iraqi denial of
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 from?
45) Firearms Israeli,
Firearms experts have stated the AK-47 carried by one man was a "Galil."
This actually is an Israeli-made weapon that improves on the famous
AK- 47. Feyadeen and other insurgents use AK-47s.
and Return of the Body
46) Berg encountered
Moussaoui, an al Qaeda operative, by chance in the U.S. in 1999
The FBI has reported (CNN, FOX) that Nick Berg's e-mail account was
used by the "20th hijacker" of 9-11, Zacarious Moussaoui, whose computer
held evidence of the 9-11 hijackers (and could not be searched by
the FBI field office because of orders from Washington). The FBI interviewed
Nick Berg about Moussaoui's use of his e-mail account to send "emails"
but concluded that it was entirely "coincidental." Berg had apparently
given the password to his e-mail account to an acquaintance of Moussaoui
who he met on a bus in 1999 in Oklahoma. (See: Berg's
encounter with 'terrorist' revealed.)
47) Berg's first visit
the Absence of Truth from the White House, Conspiracy Theories Emerge
About the Nick Berg Murder in http://www.buzzflash.com letters:
"In the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle P-I), May 13, 2004, A4,
appeared an AP article by Robert H. Reid entitled: "Questions over
beheading victim's travel in Iraq." That article, which is not online,
says: "Berg first worked in Iraq in December and January and returned
in March. He was inspecting communications facilities, some of which
were destroyed in the war or by looters. During his time in Iraq,
he worked on a tower in Abu Ghraib, site of the prison where U.S.
soldiers abused Iraqi inmates."
And from The Guardian [Questions
Surround Slain American in Iraq] here is a similar reference:
Perhaps Nick saw too much when he was at the prison repairing the
tower. And/or maybe that work required close collaboration with the
military intelligence onsite so that he learned too much.
Also, today's NY Times article entitled: "General Took Guantanamo
Rules To Iraq for Handling of Prisoners" by Tim Golden and Eric Schmitt
"When Major General Geoffrey D. Miller arrived in Iraq last August
with a team of military police and intelligence specialists, the group
was confronted by chaos."
"In one prison yard, a detainee was being held in a scorching hot
shipping container as punishment, one member of the team recalled.
An important communications antenna stood broken and unrepaired."
48) Work vs. no work?
It has been reported all week in the media that Nick Berg was "looking
for business" for his small telecommunications business. Some of his
friends in Iraq who were interviewed reportedly said "business was
booming." Yet others said Nick was leaving because he "couldn't find
49) Berg traveled at
It has been reported by people who knew Nick in Iraq (interviews,
major networks) that strangely enough, Nick "traveled" at night. Indeed,
when Nick was initially picked up by Iraqi Police (checkpoint) he
was held because of "suspicious activity."
50) Berg's family was
not allowed to view the body of Berg on its arrival to the U.S.
Unanswered Questions of Nick Berg's Murder
by Anthony Gregory, antiwar.com, May 15, 2004
the Absence of Truth from the White House, Conspiracy Theories Emerge
About the Nick Berg Murder
buzzflash.com letters, May 14, 2004
Berg's Iraq Timeline
at AngryFinger.org, May 13, 2004
Berg Conspiracy Theories Abound
at AngryFinger.org, May 13, 2004
Circumstances and Flawed Timelines Surround American's Beheading
By Alex Jones, May 12, 2004
Anomalies Surrounding Death of Nick Berg
from: What Really Happened.com Letters, May 14, 2004
The Same Chair!!!! OMFG!!
at Marc Perkel Rantz, May 13, 2004
(Note: The post by Perke has some good points but mixes in a number
of clearly mistaken conclusions.)
Bloggers doubt Berg execution video
By Lawrence Smallman, May 13, 2004
List of Berg videos:
Berg video site list
The S&M PsyOp
Torture psyop ends in Passion of
18th May, 2004 10pmET
now, you must know the Nick
Berg beheading video was some kind of fake
or scam. How could you not know? The Internet is abuzz with details
of a host of video
Face it. You have just been PsyOped.
The Berg video was part of a PsyOp which has escalated in recent months.
The aim is to traumatize you with images of brutal abuse --to foster
a facsist social mindset in support of the so-called War on Terror.
Western Voice Heard On
Nick Berg Videotape
Dunne, Editor BreakForNews.com
13th May, 2004 9pmET
A faint Western voice
can be heard twice in the final seconds of the infamous videotape of
the beheading of Nick Berg. The voice may be saying "Thy Will Be
Berg's Execution Chair
Also Seen in Abu Ghraib
Dunne, Editor BreakForNews.com
13th May, 2004 9pmET
In the latest
startling development, the chair in which Nick Berg was seen seated
prior to his death is exactly the same type of chair in which disgraced
U.S. soldier Lynndie England was seen to sit.
The same chair featured in one
of the infamous photos taken in Abu Ghraib prison, a researcher
on the Internet has spotted. It shows Pfc. Lynndie England seated in
a white plastic chair, with Army Spec. Charles A. Graner, Jr leaning
The stackable, white plastic
chair which Lynndie England is using seems to be a type of chair commonly
used in Abu Ghraib prison. As this second photo clearly shows. It was
published yesterday in an
MSNBC article on the prison.
With this photo angle, you can see the chair is an open-backed style,
with sloping arm supports. Just
an ironic coincidence?
Father and Firm
Were On A Right-Wing
Research by Kathy McMahon
12th May, 2004 10amET
family firm of beheaded American Nick Berg, was named by a conservative
website in a list of 'enemies' of the Iraq occupation. That could explain
his arrest by Iraqi police --a detention which fatally delayed his planned
return from Iraq and may have led directly to his death.
story of his gruesome murder has many dubious aspects, not least
the real reason why Iraqi police detained the young man at a checkpoint.
New research by BreakForNews
has uncovered a plausible explanation.....