Really, a beheading is about as far south as you can go . . . even beyond Micheal Jackson being arrested over and over. What are we being distracted from right now? When did this beheading happen? And why release it now?
""I knew he was decapitated before. That manner is preferable to a long and torturous death. But I didn't want it to become public," Michael Berg said."
So why *did* it become public?
"In the video, the speaker threatened both President Bush and Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf."
How convenient. I thought they were doing it "to avenge the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers." So what does Musharraf have to do with that? Why not Blair, then, if it's about abuses?
"The Web site on which the video was posted is known as a clearing house for al-Qaida and Islamic extremist groups' statements and tapes."
Gee, a clearing house web site for extremist beheadings, and somehow, no intelligence agencies can either shut it down or track down anyone posting anything.
And most BIZARRE of all is this:
"Berg, who was in Baghdad from late December to Feb. 1, returned to Iraq in March. He didn't find any work and planned again to return home on March 30, but his daily communications home stopped on March 24. He later told his parents he was jailed by Iraqi officials at a checkpoint in Mosul.
"He was arrested and held without due process," his father, Michael Berg, told the Daily Local News of West Chester recently. "By the time he got out the whole area was inflamed with violence.
The FBI on March 31 interviewed Berg's parents in West Chester. Jerri Williams, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia FBI office, told The Philadelphia Inquirer the agency had been "asked to interview the parents regarding Mr. Berg's purpose in Iraq."
On April 5, the Bergs filed suit in federal court in Philadelphia, contending that their son was being held illegally by the U.S. military. The next day Berg was released. He told his parents he hadn't been mistreated."
WTF?? You have to wonder what was really going on.
"She said the family had been trying for weeks to learn where their son was but that federal officials had not been helpful."
These days, we just expect that from eveyrone over there. But something more was going on, it seems.