The Null Device

Nick Berg conspiracy theory digest

50 suspicious things about the Nick Berg killing; from Berg's unusual circumstances (what he was doing alone in Iraq with an Israeli stamp in his passport, why he was travelling at night, his stated intention to leave, the 3 FBI visits he received whilst in custody), what exactly happened between his release from custody and capture by the killers (if he was handed over, that would have saved Osama Bin Laden from having to procure an orange jumpsuit for him), the timing of the release of the tape (which mentions the prison torture photos apparently before they were released), the increasingly implausible "al-Qaeda" assassins' builds, accents and hands, and even questions of whether the decapitated man was, in fact, Berg. Something's not what it seems. (via jwz)

There are 4 comments on "Nick Berg conspiracy theory digest":

Posted by: mitch http:// Mon May 17 13:00:04 2004

5000 (2000+3000) reasons to take it at face value: http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/20835.htm

Posted by: Graham http://grudnuk.com/ Mon May 17 14:11:58 2004

Who's Nick Berg?

Posted by: acb http://dev.null.org Mon May 17 14:58:59 2004

Isn't the NY Post a Murdoch paper? And the article just seems to say that head-chopping is a grand old Muslim militant tradition, which doesn't quite trump the fat, able-bodied, fair-skinned "al-Zarqawi" in the video or other peculiarities.

Posted by: mitch http:// Wed May 19 00:50:09 2004

Berg disappeared back when all the other hostages were taken, at the start of April: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3616705.stm

The Abu Ghraib scandal erupted at the end of April. *That* trumps the "hand-over psy-op" theory, it seems to me.

Want to say something? Do so here.

Post pseudonymously

Display name:
URL:(optional)
To prove that you are not a bot, please enter the text in the image into the field below it.

Your Comment:

Please keep comments on topic and to the point. Inappropriate comments may be deleted.

Note that markup is stripped from comments; URLs will be automatically converted into links.