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Pa. family angry with American government over son's brutal death
pennlive ^ | 5/11/2004, 2:34 p.m. ET | By JASON STRAZIUSO

Posted on 05/11/2004 12:00:12 PM PDT by Petronski

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Hmmmm.
1 posted on 05/11/2004 12:00:12 PM PDT by Petronski
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Michael Berg described himself as fervently anti-war, but said his son disagreed with him.

"He was a Bush supporter," Berg said. "He looked at it as bringing democracy to a country that didn't have it.

2 posted on 05/11/2004 12:01:07 PM PDT by Petronski (John Kerry's shabby lies make me very cranky.)
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To: Piranha
Over here.
3 posted on 05/11/2004 12:01:43 PM PDT by Petronski (John Kerry's shabby lies make me very cranky.)
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To: Petronski
As usual, it's Bush's fault.
4 posted on 05/11/2004 12:02:43 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (If we comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, do we then reafflict the newly comfortable?)
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To: Petronski
DNC Fax received. Didn't take long.
5 posted on 05/11/2004 12:03:24 PM PDT by drc43
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Michael Berg described himself as fervently anti-war

In other words, there is *NO* reason to believe *ANYTHING* this scumbag says.

6 posted on 05/11/2004 12:03:52 PM PDT by Sir Valentino
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To: Petronski
His dad worked with ANSWER

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1092851/posts

HERE IS THE ENEMY -- they have posted their names
A.N.S.W.E.R. | 3-7-04 | dfu


Posted on 03/07/2004 10:02:01 PM EST by doug from upland


Here you are, FReepers. Here is the enemy. Working in conjunction with A.N.S.W.E.R., they have given us their names.


How about this one --- Jameel Rashid, U.S. Coast Guard, Portsmouth, VA


Well, sailor. I guess it is time for me to call your commanding officer and see what he thinks about this.




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West Chester, PA
7 posted on 05/11/2004 12:03:54 PM PDT by eyespysomething (The Barbarians are at the Gates. Don't give Kerry the key!)
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To: Petronski
Michael Berg described himself as fervently anti-war, but said his son disagreed with him.

And, like a typical anti-war type, Berg blames the Bush Admin instead of the Islamifascists who killed his son. And that's why the Islamifascists think they can win this war - because there are so many like Berg who will blame everyone but the terrorists.

8 posted on 05/11/2004 12:03:59 PM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: Larry Lucido
DUers are saying it was the CIA's fault.
9 posted on 05/11/2004 12:04:01 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: Petronski
But Berg was detained by Iraqi police at a checkpoint in Mosul on March 24. He was turned over to U.S. officials and detained for 13 days.

13 days?

10 posted on 05/11/2004 12:04:41 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Petronski
Shepard Smith just read a VERY detailed account of their sons death.
11 posted on 05/11/2004 12:04:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (John Kerry, the Eddie Haskell candidate.)
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To: Petronski
As if Muslim terrorist pieces of crap hadn't been executing and beheading Americans BEFORE the middle of last week....

I am very saddened for the man who was killed.... but feel nothing but revulsion and disgust for his father, whose face I would spit on if I had the opportunity.
12 posted on 05/11/2004 12:04:44 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: Petronski
"He was a Bush supporter," Berg said. "He looked at it as bringing democracy to a country that didn't have it.


Sort of says it all. The family should send Dan Rather a thank you card.
13 posted on 05/11/2004 12:04:44 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Kerry is a dork))
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To: Larry Lucido
How could you blame the towel heads that hate America? /sarcasm
14 posted on 05/11/2004 12:04:45 PM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: SheLion; johnb838; skeeter; petercooper; KeyLargo; AmericanInTokyo
General interest ping.
15 posted on 05/11/2004 12:05:02 PM PDT by Petronski (John Kerry's shabby lies make me very cranky.)
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To: Petronski

16 posted on 05/11/2004 12:05:08 PM PDT by AntiGuv (When the countdown hits zero - something's gonna happen..)
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To: Petronski
Everything is Bush's fault. I didn't know he was so good with a sword.
17 posted on 05/11/2004 12:05:15 PM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Petronski
Michael Berg described himself as fervently anti-war, but said his son disagreed with him.

This lawsuit smacks of horsey sauce.

18 posted on 05/11/2004 12:05:51 PM PDT by glock rocks (Please pray for our patriot armed forces in harm's way - and the families awaiting their safe return)
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Michael Berg lashed out at the U.S. military and Bush administration, saying his son might still be alive had he not been detained by U.S. officials in Iraq without being charged and without access to a lawyer.

Apparently, his son understood that he was no longer in the United States, but in a hostile war zone.

His brains did not come from his paternal genes.

19 posted on 05/11/2004 12:06:24 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Petronski
Michael Berg described himself as fervently antiwar, but said his son disagreed with him.

John fing kerry voter for sure.

F him and his sixties beliefs.

Your son lost his head and now you want to whine about it.

Maybe if you had not said you weren't going to study war no more, your son might be alive.

21 posted on 05/11/2004 12:06:47 PM PDT by dts32041 ("Liberty is not America's gift to the world, it is God's gift to humanity" George W Bush 28 Jan 2003)
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To: cripplecreek
WABC radio detailing the decapitation of the boy......

Damn the media for all time and longer.

22 posted on 05/11/2004 12:06:51 PM PDT by OldFriend (LOSERS quit when they are tired/WINNERS quit when they have won)
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To: cvq3842
Oh c'mon, it was the death ray making holographic images that just looked like Islamic terrorists, and it was the death ray which cut his head off.
23 posted on 05/11/2004 12:06:55 PM PDT by eyespysomething (The Barbarians are at the Gates. Don't give Kerry the key!)
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To: AntiGuv
Track them down and kill them, whatever it takes.
24 posted on 05/11/2004 12:07:02 PM PDT by tomahawk
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To: Petronski
It's a shame the man can't understand that his son died for a noble cause. That knowledge would give him some comfort. I pray that he will come to understand that his son was right and was courageous in his effort to make life better for the Iraqi people.
25 posted on 05/11/2004 12:07:22 PM PDT by alnick (Mrs. Heinz-Kerry's husband wants teh-rayz-ah your taxes.)
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To: Mo1

26 posted on 05/11/2004 12:07:38 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Larry Lucido

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27 posted on 05/11/2004 12:07:52 PM PDT by mrustow
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To: alnick
But the lawsuit will bring his son back, donchaknow.
28 posted on 05/11/2004 12:08:11 PM PDT by Petronski (John Kerry's shabby lies make me very cranky.)
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To: Petronski
It begins.

29 posted on 05/11/2004 12:08:31 PM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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I think the Senate Armed Services Committee should call for the resignation of the webmaster who posted this – and follow it all the way to the top:

Osama should resign.

30 posted on 05/11/2004 12:08:48 PM PDT by D-fendr
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To: adam_az
Well said! Me too!
31 posted on 05/11/2004 12:09:14 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty
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To: Petronski
Hmmmm.

And no anger towards CBS or Hackworth.

Hmmmmm.

32 posted on 05/11/2004 12:09:32 PM PDT by Dane
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To: dts32041
Is Berg a a Jewish name, if it is Alqedia got a twofer.
33 posted on 05/11/2004 12:10:11 PM PDT by dts32041 ("Liberty is not America's gift to the world, it is God's gift to humanity" George W Bush 28 Jan 2003)
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His dad was anti-war, probably didn't like Bush. Still doesn't change anything.
34 posted on 05/11/2004 12:10:38 PM PDT by Liberatio (Please forgive my misspelling)
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Michael Berg: "[Decapitation] is preferable to a long and torturous death. But I didn't want it to become public."

Dude, I don't think the mohammedans [whom you've been providing aid and comfort] use a guillotine.

Probably a rusty machete. And you, pere Berg, and your comrades at CANSWER have been empowering the bastards.

Feel the burn?

35 posted on 05/11/2004 12:10:42 PM PDT by Petronski (John Kerry's shabby lies make me very cranky.)
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Sickening. I wonder how long it will be before the flying squirrel deposits John F'n Horseface in WEST CHESTER for a photo op with Dad.
You know the dimbulbs will try to get milage out of this one.
36 posted on 05/11/2004 12:10:48 PM PDT by GaltMeister (This is not my tagline. My family has it. The tagline belongs to my family.)
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To: eyespysomething
If the father is using his son's death for political purposes, then he is desecrating his son's memory. Crass doesn't even begin to describe it. Maybe he's just upset. I don't know.
37 posted on 05/11/2004 12:10:50 PM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Petronski
Didn't take long, like Rush said, to find the family and find an anti-war, anti-Bush bent either before or after this event.
38 posted on 05/11/2004 12:11:46 PM PDT by Liberatio (Please forgive my misspelling)
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To: dirtboy
Exactly!
39 posted on 05/11/2004 12:12:30 PM PDT by cvq3842
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To: dirtboy
Exactly!
40 posted on 05/11/2004 12:12:34 PM PDT by cvq3842
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Michael Berg described himself as fervently anti-war

It he were my son, I would be declaring my own "jihad" against every raghead, and believe me, GOD would be the only one that would be showing any mercy!

41 posted on 05/11/2004 12:12:44 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty
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To: doug from upland
Father of beheading victim shows up on your 3-7-2004 rogues list from CANSWER. How bout that.
42 posted on 05/11/2004 12:13:22 PM PDT by Petronski (John Kerry's shabby lies make me very cranky.)
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FBI agents visited Berg's parents in West Chester on March 31 and told the family they were trying to confirm their son's identity. 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.

Michael Berg said he blamed the U.S. government for creating circumstances that led to his son's death. He said if his son hadn't been detained for so long, he might have been able to leave the country before the violence worsened.

I guess I'm just too stoopid to follow that train of thought. It's the US government's fault that he didn't leave the country the first chance he got?

43 posted on 05/11/2004 12:13:30 PM PDT by Jaded
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In other words, there is *NO* reason to believe *ANYTHING* this scumbag says.

I think family members of recently murdered Americans should be kept away from the press for their own good for at least 48 hours.

I wouldn't hesitate to criticize this guy for what he did with the Marxists at ANSWER, but jeez, can you call him a "*SCUMBAG*" for not controlling what comes out of his mouth with what he has just been through? What the hell have you been through that gives you the standing to say you'd be any cooler?

This man deserves our prayers and our sympathy, and a quiet disregard for whatever politics he interjects.
44 posted on 05/11/2004 12:13:39 PM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: Petronski
Dancing on his son's grave. Nice.
45 posted on 05/11/2004 12:13:52 PM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: D-fendr
:)
46 posted on 05/11/2004 12:14:00 PM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Petronski
I guess we now know the true meaning of the word "atrocity".
47 posted on 05/11/2004 12:14:46 PM PDT by b4its2late
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To: BushisTheMan
"DUers are saying..."

The DUers couldn't be any DUmber if their parents were blood relatives. That being said...

"Michael Berg said he blamed the U.S. government for creating circumstances that led to his son's death"

His son willingly participated in those circumstanaces (ie., went to war). The only people left out of his condemnation of his son's death were the terrorists who cut his son's head off. He's an opportunistic slime-ball.
48 posted on 05/11/2004 12:15:09 PM PDT by mudblood
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To: BushisTheMan
"DUers are saying..."

The DUers couldn't be any DUmber if their parents were blood relatives. That being said...

"Michael Berg said he blamed the U.S. government for creating circumstances that led to his son's death"

His son willingly participated in those circumstanaces (ie., went to war). The only people left out of his condemnation of his son's death were the terrorists who cut his son's head off. He's an opportunistic slime-ball.
49 posted on 05/11/2004 12:15:15 PM PDT by mudblood
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To: dirtboy
Since Mr. Berg described his son as a Bush supporter, I'm sending the President a contribution in his honor.
50 posted on 05/11/2004 12:15:24 PM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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