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Why Is Nick Berg Wearing An Orange Prison Jump Suit?

He looks like a detainee in Guantanomo or Abu Graib. Has the Iraqi resistance become so instituionalized that they're now issuing orange jump suits to all their prisoners? I don't think so and this makes one wonder just how complicit the U.S. government was in this execution.
Nick Berg Laid To Rest

Berg's Body Was Returned To The U.S. Earlier This Week

May 14, 2004 11:53 am US/Central
WEST CHESTER, PA (AP) The American businessman beheaded on videotape by Iraqi militants was buried Friday morning, a family spokesman said.

Nicholas Berg was being remembered at a memorial service for friends and family Friday afternoon. He was buried Friday morning, said Bruce Hauser, the Bergs' neighbor.

"They're in a state of shock," Hauser said of the family. "You walk in and look at (mother Suzanne Berg) and she doesn't even look like herself."

Friends said Nick Berg, who owned a small communications firm, would be remembered as an outgoiose travels to help others took him from abject poverty in Africa to perilous hot spots in Iraq.

The Berg family has appealed to curiosity seekers and media to stay away from the memorial. Police said they would turn away and, if necessary, arrest outsiders trying to attend.

Security was expected to be tight at the synagogue. The sheriff's department said they would use hand-held metal detectors to screen visitors.

Chester County Commissioner Andrew Dinniman said Berg was buried at a family plot at the Montefiore Cemetery in Jenkintown, just north of Philadelphia.

Hauser said that Berg's mother, father, sister and brother were likely to speak at the memorial service.

(Đ 2004 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. )

homepage: homepage: http://cbs11tv.com/localnews/topstories_story_135125538.html

not just the suit... 14.May.2004 11:06


What's wrong with this picture? Top 10 list.

1. US and executioners apparently have the same model of chair. Compare the chair above to the ones at the link.  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4855930
2. "Muslim" executioners wearing gold rings.
3. Executioners held prisoner in orange jumpsuit worn by US prisoners.
4. Limited gushing blood, limited wiggling, out-of-sync screams, in the video when the jugular is severed.
5. The fidgeting of the captors, which is something foreign to Arab culture.
6. People speaking Russian in the video--what the heck does this mean? Odd.
7. The "killer" Zarqawi was allegedly killed months ago.
8. Email to Berg family from consul states Berg was in US hands.
9. Berg was reported dead on the 10th and the video is dated the 11th.
10. For several more see here...  http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?disc=149495;article=54893;title=APFN

"Wag the Dog" 14.May.2004 12:00

Modest Mouse

Am I the only one who keeps feeling like an extra on the set of "Wag the Dog"?

good possibility 14.May.2004 12:16

cia=al queda

once on the cia pay roll always on the payroll?

us credibility makes the suppositio quite possible?

More bizarre aspects . . . 14.May.2004 13:18


*Berg's 'bizarre mystery with a connection to 9/11'* CBS News reports on
what is *turning into a bizarre mystery with a connection to 9/11*. U.S.
officials say the *FBI questioned Berg in 2002* after a computer
password Berg used in college turned up in the possession of Zaccarias
Moussaoui, the al Qaeda operative arrested shortly before 9/11 for his
suspicious activity at a flight school in Minnesota... Since Iraq
remains under U.S. military occupation, it seems unlikely that the Iraqi
police would have held Berg, or any other American, for such a length of
time without at least the tacit approval of U.S. authorities. "*The
Iraqi police do not tell the FBI what to do, the FBI tells the Iraqi
police what to do*," Berg's father, Michael Berg told the AP. "*Who do
they think they're kidding?*" The younger Berg told his family that
*U.S. officials took custody of him soon after his arrest and he was not
allowed to make phone calls or contact a lawyer*, his father said.

*Diplomat's E-Mails Show Berg in Custody* --A U.S. diplomatic official
in Iraq told the family of slain American Nicholas Berg that he was
being *detained by the U.S. military when they lost contact with him for
several days in early April*, according to e-mails provided by the
family Thursday. U.S. government officials have said Berg, who was found
dead last weekend in Baghdad, was detained by Iraqi police and was never
in the custody of American forces.

*Executioner wore gold ring - forbidden by Islam:* Behind the Masks
--Clues From Graphic Tape of Beheading Could Help Identify Killers
(ABCNEWS.com) A close examination of the tape shows none of the five
masked men is wearing gloves, so federal officials are trying to
determine if there are any tell-tale tattoos on their hands. One of the
clues the FBI and CIA is studying is the *large gold ring* Zarqawi [?!?]
is wearing on his right hand, giving off a glare several times during
the six-minute tape." [**As to Zarqawi: From the /Washington Post/,
March 4, 2004 --Alleged Berg Killer Reported Dead in March* *--Leaflet
Says Extremist Al-Zarqawi Killed* (The Associated Press, Thursday, March
4, 2004; 10:10 AM) A Jordanian extremist suspected of bloody suicide
attacks in Iraq was killed some time ago in U.S. bombings and a letter
outlining plans for fomenting sectarian war is a forgery, a leaflet
signed by a dozen alleged resistance groups said. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
was killed in the Sulaimaniyah mountains of northern Iraq "during the
American bombing there," according to the eight-page leaflet circulated
this week in Fallujah, a city 30 miles west of Baghdad that is a hotbed
of anti-U.S. resistance activity. ...It said al-Zarqawi was unable to
escape the bombing because of his artificial leg.]

You'll have to go to their website to get the source links for the above
-  http://legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news

They look like silky orange pajamas to me 14.May.2004 14:17


Perhaps because I've dawned the orange jumpsuit...but to me, his clothing doesn't look anything like official prison apparel, at least in the American sense. I've no idea if Iraqi's have a history of making their prisoners wear orange suits or silky orange jammies during their incarcaration, but I've never seen any evidence of that.

Perhaps it's something that should be looked into a bit before jumping to conclusions about the jammies.

It's a Mind game 14.May.2004 14:26


The symbolism that all of us are prisoners of the new world gulag and the beheading of Berg is a warning from the top Mafia running America and its other colonies of what will happen to any of the slaves that get any uppity ideas.

Chalabi 14.May.2004 14:40

Just thinking

Who would gain the most from this? And who has access to American items (jumpsuit and chair)? Who will lose most if the US pulls out of Iraq? Who worked hardest to get the US and all it's military to back his cause? Who has been blatantly working against US interests, and for his own, since he re-entered Iraq?


I wouldn't put too much emphasis on "Muslims don't wear rings." I've seen plenty of Muslims wearing rings. Don't know where that came from. No doubt the most devout may keep their hands clear of all things so their hands are most clean even though they wash them to pray... nonetheless, many Muslim men wear rings. If someone knows that Zarqawi would never wear rings then it is significant.

All Muslims are not all the same.

spooky fellow 14.May.2004 15:01

so to speak

Alleges Berg had no degree

"First, what has been given as Berg's college background and how he came to run a one-man communications firm seems a little strange if not outright preposterous. It was reported that Nick Berg attended four different colleges: the last was the University of Oklahoma where it is claimed he learned to install radio towers. But Berg never received a college diploma. Media reports said his one-man company was called Prometheus Methods Tower Service Inc. Reality check: it is virtually impossible to obtain such technical work as installing radio towers without a Professional Engineering license, let alone not having a college degree!"


Alleges no record of Berg's business

"Prometheus Methods Tower Services Inc., the business that cost Nick Berg his life in Iraq, has no records with the Pennsylvania Department of State.

The company that specialized in building communications towers never registered with the Pennsylvania Corporation Bureau, said Brian McDonald, spokesman for the state department.

McDonald conducted a search of the bureau's online list of registered businesses, but found no matches.

The same search done by a Daily Local News reporter produced the same results -- several businesses contained the word "Prometheus" in their names. Only one is located in West Chester, and it is not related to Berg's business.

Companies are not legally required to register with the state, but McDonald explained it is usually the first step an owner takes.

"You'd be very foolish not to register your business with the department," he said. "It is nearly impossible to exist without doing it.""

 link to www.dailylocal.com

If both are true- if he was this spooky, why did they let him out of detention, even if his father did file suit, with "same-day service" even? How did his father do enough talking to make it look like Nick had any business there if Nick had no proof of qualifications for the express purpose of his presence? And why would they let out such a spook, unless they knew it was one of their spooks?

"Prometheus Methods Tower Services Inc." operates out of Dad's House 14.May.2004 15:37

according to other corporate media stories

they say that this business is co-operated and co-owned under his dad's name -

at least, that was the case when the FReepers targeted his dad on the "enemies of Freedom" list - it says he is:

On 7th March, 2004, just three weeks before the first anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, an 'enemies' list of anti-war groups and individuals was posted on the Free Republic forum.

It began: "Here you are, FReepers. Here is the enemy."

The list had been copied from publicly available endorsements of a call to action for an imminent anniversary antiwar protest on 20th March, 2004. The protest was being organized under the banner of the A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism).

Among those listed as having endorsed the call to action was this entry: "Michael S. Berg, Teacher, Prometheus Methods Tower Service, Inc."

That's Nick Berg's father, Michael who acts as business manager for his son in their family radio communications firm, Prometheus Methods Tower Service.

perhaps his dad helped with finances?

in any case, it's doubtful that Berg did a lot of "tower installations" in the State of Pennsylvania, given how much he'd been traveling worldwide.

I also find the lack of college degree and multiple college attendance a little sketchy (not in itself, but in context with the other sketchiness about Berg's disappearance and video), especially after the story of "accidentally" giving away his email password to a total stranger on a bus.

Drugged Him 14.May.2004 17:03


They drugged him before they murdered him
They are such cowards they hide behind masks and then drug their victims so they canīt fight back.

I wonder about the lack of blood, sort of... 14.May.2004 18:40


Although I haven't watched the video (don't feel the need), I wonder if the lack of blood suggests that they didn't hit the jugular right off the bat. I'm wondering how quickly the heart stops beating and loss of blood pressure occurs if they snapped the spinal chord first.

I'm no doctor, and by no means am I suggesting that I'm an expert on beheadings (nor do I want to be). Just wondering if that a possible reason there wasn't much blood, as was said by those who watched.

As for the white plastic chairs, you can find white plastic chairs everywhere on earth. There's probably white plastic chairs on Mt. Everest. White plastic chairs are littered into the ocean. White plastic chairs are everywhere, especially in poorer areas of the planet where they cant afford fancy chairs.

Also, that 'jumpsuit' doesn't look like a 'jumpsuit' at all. It looks like a pair of pajama tops and bottoms.

Those topics don't interest me at all, really. I think they're pretty insignificant. What I think Is really interesting is the link between Moussaoui and Berg. I'd be willing to bet that the powers that be would rather you stare at this guys pajamas than the astronomically improbable link between the two.

I'd rather he be drugged 14.May.2004 20:24


He couldn't put up much of a fight with his legs and hands bound. He would have suffered more if he were completely conscious... suffered both physically and mentally.

But I think it's clear that there are many very fishy things about this case, and no one should believe the killer was Zarqawi. The chair, the suit, the Russian... these things should be investigated thoroughly by the press. We must continue to question until the press can no longer ignore it and perpetuate the lies. We must find out who the real killers were.

check out the chair 14.May.2004 21:41


why is berg in the same kind of chair they use at Abu Ghraib?

One more thing - that beard . . . . wtf? And the head . . . 14.May.2004 23:29


What's with that beard? Is that a typical style for the Middle East? It looks like he's trying to be a Quaker or something.

But a beard would make it more difficult to see the details of the act. Could it be a photoshopped beard? You'd think if you were going to film a video of a beheading you would want a clear view of the neck, etc.

I didn't watch the video so I may be completely off - I think I can get through my life without having to experience that, even if it *is* a fake CIA number.

Also, shouldn't the blood have been shooting out about 6 feet? I heard there was little.

Also, lastly, I learned in a physiology class that the head should remain functioning for at least 30 seconds after it's cut off (despite the unimaginable pain of every cranial nerve experiencing maximal 'pain' stimulation simultaneously), so he should have been able to open his eyes (if he chose), or one would think that wouldn't really be under his control anymore. I agree with others that there should have been screaming (or mouth opening) of some sort, given that a head continues to function. What we learned in class was that in the Middle Ages during executions, the reason the head was taken and lifted and shown to the crowd and then back to the body, was to show the head it's own body so the person knew they were defeated before dying. They wouldn't do that if the head had no function at all once it was severed. And that was standard practice.

immediately after the decapitation 14.May.2004 23:36


Here, then, is what I was able to note immediately after the decapitation: the eyelids and lips of the guillotined man worked in irregularly rhythmic contractions for about five or six seconds. This phenomenon has been remarked by all those finding themselves in the same conditions as myself for observing what happens after the severing of the neck...

I waited for several seconds. The spasmodic movements ceased. The face relaxed, the lids half closed on the eyeballs, leaving only the white of the conjunctiva visible, exactly as in the dying whom we have occasion to see every day in the exercise of our profession, or as in those just dead. It was then that I called in a strong, sharp voice: "Languille!" I saw the eyelids slowly lift up, without any spasmodic contractions - I insist advisedly on this peculiarity - but with an even movement, quite distinct and normal, such as happens in everyday life, with people awakened or torn from their thoughts. Next Languille's eyes very definitely fixed themselves on mine and the pupils focused themselves. I was not, then, dealing with the sort of vague dull look without any expression, that can be observed any day in dying people to whom one speaks: I was dealing with undeniably living eyes which were looking at me. After several seconds, the eyelids closed again, slowly and evenly, and the head took on the same appearance as it had had before I called out.

It was at that point that I called out again and, once more, without any spasm, slowly, the eyelids lifted and undeniably living eyes fixed themselves on mine with perhaps even more penetration than the first time. The there was a further closing of the eyelids, but now less complete. I attempted the effect of a third call; there was on further movement - and the eyes took on the glazed look which they have in the dead.

I have just recounted to you with rigorous exactness what I was able to observe. The whole thing had lasted 25 to 30 seconds.

Here's why... 15.May.2004 00:07


Here's why without any compelling proof, the killer must be Zarqawi:

 link to www.reuters.com

Remember that Zarqawi is someone not known to take credit for any of his activities, and the US government has no idea why he's changed his tactics.

"Here's why" THAT WAS HILARIOUS. 15.May.2004 00:19


because BUSH SAID SO. awesome.

p.s. Zarqawi was killed 3 months ago in U.S. bombing raid, and even if he was still alive the guy has a prosthetic leg.

as "Yoda" said: Never Mind the Orange Jumpsuit, check the Moussaoui 15.May.2004 00:29


follow this link for sources and references:

where did the u.s. detain him? 15.May.2004 00:33

sherlock shit-for-brains

white plastic chairs aside for a minute...

what if berg really was held by the u.s. at abu ghraib, and having worked there in january (the whistle blew on the abuses in mid january) they took him for the snitch or the snitch's helper, and showed him what we do with snitches? (the official whistleblower Joseph Darby got a thinly veiled threat from at least one of the abu ghraib abuse gang, and the whistleblower is a bit worried about their safety rather than hailed as a hero in their hometown).

is that why not even god nor google seem to be able to find out where berg was detained by the u.s. because if anyone said it was abu ghraib all the lights in the house would go on at once and the abuse scandal come off the back burner where it's already sitting, and shoot right through the roof?

i think the rest of the story almost writes itself to cover at least half the other oddities? (and hey uncle scam, if you don't want speculation, don't leave mysteries lying around).

or is the location of berg's u.s. detention actually written somewhere on some document that is part of this and god and google just haven't looked in the right place yet?

if i'm full of shit just say so; just don't say so just for fun.

His wherabouts seem to have something to do with Moussaoui 15.May.2004 01:04


At least to some extent:

"Berg was in Baghdad from late December to Feb. 1 and had returned to Iraq in March, his family said. Having trouble finding work on the second trip, Nick Berg told his parents that he would return home March 30. But he was detained by Iraqi police at a checkpoint in Mosul on March 24. At some point during his 13-day detention, U.S. officials took custody of him, his father said, and he was not allowed to make phone calls or contact a lawyer.

Berg was released the next day, and he told his parents he had not been mistreated. They did not hear from him after April 9."
-- http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4081960,00.html

"When FBI agents questioned Berg on March 26 while he was detained at an Iraqi police station in Mosul, he wasn't suspected of being linked with Zacarias Moussaoui, a senior Justice Department official said on condition of anonymity."


" The original Moussaoui link was determined in 2002 to be "a total coincidence," the official said, and FBI agents in Iraq determined that Berg should be released, indicating they also found nothing suspicious.

But the investigation delayed Berg's release long enough that he missed a flight back to the United States on March 30. By the time he returned to Baghdad on April 6, Iraq was in the grip of a bloody insurgency, with U.S. troops fighting throughout the country and foreigners being taken hostage.

Another government official confirmed that FBI agents in Iraq were interested in Berg's possible Moussaoui connection, but declined to be identified by agency or name. A judge has imposed a gag order in the Moussaoui case.

Berg checked out of his hotel on April 10 and wasn't seen again until his beheaded body was discovered by U.S. soldiers Saturday. "


" U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Carter Ham said Thursday in Mosul that the FBI asked Iraqi police to keep Berg until his identity and purpose could be verified.

But Mosul police chief Mohammed Khair al-Barhawi disputed assertions that his department arrested Berg on March 24."
-- http://www.freep.com/news/nw/berg14_20040514.htm

so WHAT THE HELL?!? 15.May.2004 01:34

blah de blah

if - as Ashcroft officially states - the Moussaoui-Berg Justice Department case was closed as of 2002  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/05/288342.shtml

why where these FBI clowns REALLY following Berg around Iraq and interviewing him 3 separate times early this year?

some serious Cog. Diss. going on between Justice and FBI here. And this is my favorite:

"Another government official confirmed that FBI agents in Iraq were interested in Berg's possible Moussaoui connection, but declined to be identified by agency or name. A judge has imposed a gag order in the Moussaoui case."

LOL 15.May.2004 01:48


You totally misunderstood my post. With no compelling proof, Bush and the FBI (or CIA) say it was Zarqawi. WITH NO COMPELLING PROOF. On top of that they even admit that Zarqawi is not known to take credit for his actions, but for "some reason" he's changed his tactic.

If you read the article you can see clearly that with NO COMPELLING proof, Bush's people are linking Zarqawi to this most heinous crime to establish a link between Sadaam and Al Qaeda, to show that Sadaam is worse than the US, when the US is looking a lot like Sadaam due to the Abu Graib situation.

So what I'm saying is probably exactly what you believe, that Bush's people know that wasn't Zarqawi, either because some segment of the US was involved, or because they are using it as an opportunity to spin away from Abu Graib and the complete failure of a war that now has no discernable reason for even existing. They're trying to justify it at a time when even the morons of the country are starting to question it.

I hope I was a little more clear this time.

"no compelling proof" 15.May.2004 02:38


I got your points exactly.

where is the "compelling proof" of Iraq's WMDs? or anything at all Bush and his minions have done in their name since November 2000?

your theory that BushCo. are somehow NewSpeakially trying to "re-link" the already VASTLY DISCREDITED Saddam/al-Qaeda connection on the wings of this canard is grasping at straws - both for you, and for BushCo. I honestly don't even think that Bush himself really believes that utter nonsensical garbage anymore, and the only reason it was quoted in the Reuters piece was because his speechwriter/Rove insisted it be there. Does anybody, let alone Bush or another senior U.S. government/military official, really believe that the U.S. Army got kicked out of Fallujah and Najaf because of "al-Qaeda"? or--oh darn--maybe it was just all those disgruntled 'ex-Saddam' supporters . . . what a crock. there's already so much disconnect between US military/Justice Dept./Occupation Authority/FBI/CIA/State Dept. policy and procedure that we're going to see a massive unraveling of all in the near future. Nicholas Berg's father has spoken out strongly against the Bush regime, and made a demand for full revelation of the circumstances of his detention, along with any information that Berg may have been under consideration as an "alternate" hostage to be traded with U.S. negotiators.

Whatever really happened to Nick Berg - if he really was sauntering around Iraq unescorted as described - demonstrates he could have been picked up/abducted by God Knows Who - that is, if he ever made it out of Abu Ghraib. (if anything, allowance of the "Zarqawi" connection and reasserted "al-Qaeda" claim by Bush is perhaps a last political gasp for hard-core Bushite voters to have their superstitions 'justified' as their regime goes down the tubes.)

people will have largely forgotten about the Berg execution by next month anyway - Iraq and the prison torture scandal are gaining their own momentum. The key is, whether the disinformation surrounding Berg's disappearance, FBI tail and the video tape can be revealed as yet another Bush (already failed) counterpropaganda move.

you still don't get it 15.May.2004 03:44


I agree with what you just wrote, and nothing I wrote says otherwise. I didn't say that Bush believes it, or that there was ever any proof of a link between Al Qaeda and Sadaam, or proof of WMD. I just said that they are pinning it on Zarqawi for their convenience. It is blatant and ridiculous. That the article was even written that way is amazing. I don't think the writer believes it either, but all the corporate news agencies are reporting it with a straight face and not asking any questions.

on the use of psychological triggers... 15.May.2004 12:20

this thing here

all it takes is the mere mention of a certain word, and images and emotions immediately flood.

"al qaeda" - "remember 9 - 11"

"terrorism" - "remember 9-11"

"terrorists" - "remember 9-11"

"bombings/suicide bombings/violence/death/blood" - "remember 9-11"

"alleged ties to al qaeda" - "remember 9-11"

"zarqawi/bin laden/etc." - "remember 9-11"

"9-11" - "president bush saved us"

"9-11" - "president bush is a good leader who is protecting us"

"9-11" - "revenge the islamic terrorists"

"9-11" - "the middle east"

"9-11" - "islam"

in the case of the so-called beheading of someone thought to be nick berg, look at the psychological triggers: "terrorists", "alleged ties to al qaeda", "zarqawi", "violent terrorists"...

more than any time i have been alive, psychological manipulation is now totally omnipresent and continually deployed on a massive, continuous, daily basis.

"don't think, just react"....

"psychological manipulation" 15.May.2004 13:38


I've been saying this for several years now, but nobody believes me or just thinks I'm making Pollyanna statements -

Americans live in a media environment of 100% brainwashing, which surpasses even what Orwell wrote about.

nick berg 07.Jun.2004 21:25

curious about this

Looking at the list of items in question about the berg execution, I figured I would add my two cents. I have spent over 2 years deployed in muslin countries and have seen a few things.
1. Those white chairs are everywhere. I purchased the same style chairs in Pakistan, Afghanistan and in the local wal-mart. If you travel the world, you will find that smaller countries make items that are functional and cheap to make. Thus, the white chairs.
2. I bought some of the best gold rings from muslim dealers wearing examples of their jewelry.
3. US orange jumpsuits have a collar and white velcro up the front. Nick is wearing a pullover with no collar. Looks similar to clothing I have seen in other countries. Didn't the american POWs from Desert storm come of the plane in orange clothes after being released?
4. Got me on this one. didn't get to see the whole video to analyze the blood and screams.
5. Folks can't fidget? Arabs fidget just like everyone else when exposed to gruesome material. It is natural. I doubt that they receive anti-fidgeting classes in high school.
6. Someone spoke russian? what did they say? If someone had enough linguistic skills to pick out russian, they should be able to say what it meant. One site said it was english.
7. Zarqawi may have been killed a few months ago. However, they are still finding people alive that were supposedly killed and cashed in on life insurance for 9/11.
8. Got nothing on this, other than the government puts out alot of meaningless mail. To prove that, write your congressman. You will receive a form letter that is designed to placate you and make it appear like the congressman actually read it.
9. Some folks can't program a VCR

Not saying it isn't a conspiracy, just hate to think that people keep compounding on stuff until they lose sight of the original picture.

Oh, one last thing. If you are wondering around a warzone as a civilian, you don't usually get a chance to shave in clean water. The last thing you want to do is shave and cut yourself with some bacteria ridden bucket of water. Thus explaining the beard.

I have some questions though, after reading some other postings. If you don't know what I am talking about read the other posts.

1. What college course teaches you to install antennas? In his emails, he is involved more in repairing the towers that the antennas are placed on. Remember, the tower is not the antenna. The tower it to get the antenna to a higher location to allow for better transmission.

2. Did anyone check to see if he incorporated out of state? You can incorporate in any state you choose.

On another site, it mentions that the executioners are wearing american bulletproof vests. what they are actaully wearing is ammunition pouches, designed to carry magazines for their rifles.

I find it odd that Mr. Berg was travelling around Iraq by himself looking for work. any repairs to the radio towers in Iraq would be contracted out through official government channels (so Halliburton can get it). It is even more odd that he went back a second time. I wonder what he really was doing there. The FBI was probably interested in him after the John Walker case and his "supposed" connection to moussaoui.