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Family of Beheaded U.S. Man Releases Statement
yahoo news ^ | 5 11 04 | reuters

Posted on 05/11/2004 1:26:19 PM PDT by freepatriot32

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To: MineralMan
That is indeed strange...
51 posted on 05/11/2004 1:44:49 PM PDT by k2blader (Some folks should worry less about how conservatives vote and more about how to advance conservatism)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Nick Berg, a small telecommunications business owner, spoke to his parents on March 24 and told them he would return home on March 30. 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.

So what was this all about? Why was he detained? Was this man an independent contractor?
52 posted on 05/11/2004 1:45:09 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Joe Brower
I wonder if CBS will show any of the video? They'll probably just briefly show the antiseptic still of Berg kneeling in front of the five animals.
53 posted on 05/11/2004 1:45:11 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: freepatriot32
"Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq beheaded Berg and vowed more killings... "

750 American soldiers have died in Iraq in the last year. But no Americans have died in the U.S. from terrorists attacks during that time. No American policemen have been killed by terrorists during that time. No American buildings, bridges, dams, hospitals, utilities, trains, refineries, etc.. have been bombed by terrorists during the last year.

The pain suffered by Nick Berg's family and the families of the 750 soldiers is a heavy enough burden for all of us to share, but it could be much worse if we weren't taking the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq.

There can be no peace until all of the islamofacists religious leaders all eliminated.

54 posted on 05/11/2004 1:48:31 PM PDT by bayourod (Was Kerry one of the 17 Congressmen to whom Lawson sent torture pictures in March?)
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To: Rummyfan
Probably not, but for all we know he may have been CIA. It is odd that he was going to very chaotic places to help rebuild communications. Maybe he was a truly idealistic young man.
55 posted on 05/11/2004 1:48:47 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Williams
The Bergs don't have a clue, God help them. They're allowing themselves to be used by people who don't give a damn that their son was hideously murdered by fiends, except as fodder for the RAT pres. campaign. Really sad. Mr. Berg is doubtless one of those people who line up outside prisons with lighted candles when a killer is going to meet his Maker in the big prison in the sky. He's focusing on blaming the US because not only has he lost his beloved son, but if he looked in the mirror, he'd see that his mistaken beliefs sent his son into harms' way. Let's hope and pray that he comes to his senses.
56 posted on 05/11/2004 1:49:39 PM PDT by hershey
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To: FormerLib
bingo. You win the prize kewpie doll for today. Count on it.
57 posted on 05/11/2004 1:50:16 PM PDT by Keith (IT'S ABOUT THE JUDGES)
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To: MineralMan
What's this about? Why was he detained and held? I'm not blaming anyone about anything, but I'd sure like to know the answer to this.

Me too. He was supposed to have already been safe at home by the time he was abducted.

58 posted on 05/11/2004 1:50:16 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: HiJinx
"If I were the Berg's, I would be filing a wrongful death suit against CBS, and I would open the bidding at about $300 Million."

The Berg's have already sued the U.S. Government in Federal Court. They likely will soon be guests on CBS's 60 Minutes, not to mention appearing with the Kerry campaign circus(sp).

59 posted on 05/11/2004 1:50:55 PM PDT by A_Niceguy_in_CA
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To: freepatriot32
None of those middle easterners lives are worth saving,to hell with all of them!I now think it is perfectly okay as to what happened to those Iraqi prisoners!Whatever it takes to win.
60 posted on 05/11/2004 1:51:04 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: Williams
I've got news for them. They can not simply put this behind them for a very long time, if ever. As someone who recently lost a beloved daughter, the pain seems to last forever. I think of her when I wake up and she is my last thought before I go to bed. I could not go to church Sunday because I could not face all the special events on that day. My whole family is grieving and her many friends are too. Jan touched so many lives in her too short lifetime. I am bawling as I write this. It hurts so much.
61 posted on 05/11/2004 1:51:30 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: Williams
"Note the family wants to "put this behind them." A very odd statement indeed."

Sure was. It struck me, too.

62 posted on 05/11/2004 1:51:59 PM PDT by Irene Adler
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To: freepatriot32
The ragheads have learned to play the liberal media like a stradivarius.
64 posted on 05/11/2004 1:53:32 PM PDT by Mogollon
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To: Rummyfan
"Was this man an independent contractor?"

That is the way I understand it. He took it upon himself to go over there and do what he could in helping to rebuild.

I don't blame the Military at all for questioning who he was and what his purpose over there was.

65 posted on 05/11/2004 1:54:29 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: ml/nj
Thanks New Jersey for saying it so succinctly. We have a dopey girl leading a muscular, obviously well-fed male prisoner around on a leash like a poodle and the entire West crumbles. But a man has his HEAD SAWN OFF PUBLICLY and all we can muster is a feeling of regret.

By the way, can someone tell me who these prisoners really are? Am I supposed to believe they're just a bunch of shoplifters?
66 posted on 05/11/2004 1:54:56 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: boo-boo23
You joined just to be critical of our leaders!
68 posted on 05/11/2004 1:54:58 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: freepatriot32
The islamists over there....treat humans worse than animals..they are savages...period.
69 posted on 05/11/2004 1:55:39 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: freepatriot32
Where is the out rage by our Congress, Media, and better yet, the UN?
70 posted on 05/11/2004 1:55:42 PM PDT by Skyfreak
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To: boo-boo23; 4mycountry; Zavien Doombringer; Constitution Day; mhking; Poohbah; jriemer; dighton; ...
There are too many idiots on this post.

Well, ONE at least.

71 posted on 05/11/2004 1:57:16 PM PDT by TheBigB (My posts are full of ironic sarcasm. Or sarcastic irony. Whatever'll keep you from gettin' PO'd.)
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To: boo-boo23
You're not a bad person, just maybe not very bright.
72 posted on 05/11/2004 1:57:31 PM PDT by livius
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To: richb12
Why don't you take that crap somewhere else.
73 posted on 05/11/2004 1:58:11 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: FormerLib
"Knowing the DemonRats, they'll probably say that al Qaeda entered Iraq because of our invasion."

I think I have already heard that said.

74 posted on 05/11/2004 1:58:48 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: freepatriot32
I could never understand this prisoner thing - just don't take any prisoners (this will also ensure that no prisoners are abused). I'm not gonna comment the "put this behind them" bit.
75 posted on 05/11/2004 1:59:01 PM PDT by aliquis
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To: freepatriot32
SeeBS owes it to America to at least play the audio of this man's blood curling scream as his head is sawed off even if they only show a graphic of his seated before the Islamofascists.

I watched this video. I know what I am asking.
76 posted on 05/11/2004 1:59:07 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: freepatriot32
The Bergs can thank CNN and the Democrat party. The bullet intended for the president has hit their son and will no doubt take out other innocents. Carl Levin, Margaret Carlson and Wolf Blitzer...take a bow.
77 posted on 05/11/2004 1:59:51 PM PDT by Deb (Democrats HATE America...there's no other explanation.)
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To: Spunky
I believe that I read that there were Iraqis working at the prison. Is there a missing piece?
78 posted on 05/11/2004 2:00:17 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Travis McGee
You hear our guys hit and destroyed a mosque?
79 posted on 05/11/2004 2:02:34 PM PDT by onyx (Rummy's job is winning the war, not micro-managing some damn prison.)
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To: boo-boo23
It was and is being pursued. Get
your timelines straight on that.
Rumsfeld isn't to blame; it was
at the Brigade Command level down;
so says the Army Maj. Gen. whose
report opened all this up. Sworn
testimony under oath.
80 posted on 05/11/2004 2:02:40 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: boo-boo23
You came to FR just for the purpose of dumping on Rummy/Bush et al. You cannot REALLY execute a coherent reason for "opposing the execution of the war"...You just repeat the usual left dogma....

Then to boot, you label as "idiots" those on this thread that don't care for your "what is wrong with those who disagree" claptrap. You assert that some are being really mean....then you say there are too many IDIOTS on the thread.

Oh boy, you are a piece of work.



81 posted on 05/11/2004 2:03:09 PM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: **Pennsylvania; *20somethings_list; *NOTEWORTHY; *CantHandleTheTruth; *CCRM; *Lamestream Media; ...
ping
82 posted on 05/11/2004 2:03:41 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (today it was the victory act tomorrow its victory coffee, victory cigarettes...)
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To: freepatriot32
Michael Savage said something yesterday that got me thinking. He said that Islamic terrorists don't fear death, they glorify it. They strive for martyrdom and their 72 virgins, so using the threat of death as an interrogation tool won't work.

Savage said that what the Islamic terrorists do fear is humiliation. Savage said that using humiliation to soften the terrorists prior to interrogation is more threatening to them than using the fear of death.

Savage said that, by comparison, Americans fear death but would accept humiliation if they knew they would survive afterwards. That is why Savage said that he doesn't condemn what happened at the Iraqi prison.

-PJ

83 posted on 05/11/2004 2:04:19 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: boo-boo23
Signed on today.
What for, the obvious?
84 posted on 05/11/2004 2:04:26 PM PDT by onyx (Rummy's job is winning the war, not micro-managing some damn prison.)
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To: TheBigB
One fewer any minute, I suspect.
85 posted on 05/11/2004 2:04:48 PM PDT by dighton
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To: miss marmelstein
We have a dopey girl leading a muscular, obviously well-fed male prisoner around on a leash like a poodle.........

By the way, can someone tell me who these prisoners really are? Am I supposed to believe they're just a bunch of shoplifters?

Read my posting at #30 and tell me what you think. These pictures have me really questioning.

86 posted on 05/11/2004 2:05:00 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: HitmanNY
Calm yourself down. Sure the soldiers were wrong, but that doesn't let Hackworth or CBS off the hook. The soldiers used the photos for their own person gratification and to impress family & friends back home. Hackworth used the photos in an attempt to damage the Pentagon, and the press used the photos to injure President Bush. What their collective hatred has managed to do, is put our soldiers and civilians at even greater risk. I hope the whores are happy with themselves.
87 posted on 05/11/2004 2:05:20 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: Political Junkie Too
Muzlims cutting off peoples heads has been going on for 1500 years.

Anybody "shocked" by this brutal murder obviously doesn't know what we are dealing with.

Just wait until they start with the WMD in our cities.

They laugh at us over our concern about the prison "scandal".

They don't need a reason to chop somebody's head off.


88 posted on 05/11/2004 2:05:42 PM PDT by Ramtek57
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To: onyx
I think the poster needs to go back to that other group.
89 posted on 05/11/2004 2:06:28 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: boo-boo23
There are too many idiots on this post.

You are right, just like that idiot in post 63.

90 posted on 05/11/2004 2:07:40 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans)
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To: boo-boo23
There are too many idiots on this post.

You are right, just like that idiot in post 63.

91 posted on 05/11/2004 2:07:45 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans)
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To: freepatriot32
I feel for this family, losing a son. I lost a loved one years ago, and have never fully recovered. Having said that, this young man went over volunarily, to earn money. He knew the dangers. I'm sorry the terrorists decided to kill him, but this family should blame the media for showing the pictures of the "abused" prisoners. After all, that was their reasoning for killing him, right?

The interesting thing is that the American government had NOTHING to do with this man's death. How can the family blame our government? Where is the responsibility here? They can't even blame the terrorists, who murdered him on camera! This is the most outrageous thing yet.

The public is really pissed off now, so this latest act of terrorism has backfired. Just listen to any talk show today. What are people saying now? They are FED UP with the prison "abuse" pictures, and PISSED OFF with this murder.

92 posted on 05/11/2004 2:09:05 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: MamaB
His stay here is looking like it'll be another short one.
93 posted on 05/11/2004 2:09:26 PM PDT by onyx (Rummy's job is winning the war, not micro-managing some damn prison.)
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To: freepatriot32
I cannot even type - I am so furious.
94 posted on 05/11/2004 2:09:48 PM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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To: hresources
Thank you for providing me with a plausible reason for not watching this video. Truth is I don't have what it takes to watch it. I don't mind saying it loud and clear to those who ask, but it's nice to have something that makes sense to answer those who ask if I've seen it. I doubt that I will ever be able to watch it.
95 posted on 05/11/2004 2:09:52 PM PDT by jwpjr
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To: Sacajaweau
I believe that I read that there were Iraqis working at the prison. Is there a missing piece?

How convenient that we can't see their heads/faces.

There definitely is something missing.

96 posted on 05/11/2004 2:10:11 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: freepatriot32
Apologies forthcoming?
97 posted on 05/11/2004 2:10:42 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
I agree with you.
98 posted on 05/11/2004 2:11:00 PM PDT by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: freepatriot32
I just watched this video and the democrats that are crying and clamroing about iraqis being photographed nude or in womens' attire, should be made to watch this with 3-d glasses on a movie screen at least 10 times a day!!!

Democrats make me sick to my stomach...and even though it is election year, GW should not have apologized, nor should anyone else.

It isn't that we are "too civilized" to say "screw you" raghead!! we have become a sissified nation where PC is the order of the day.

They should dress saddam insane in bra, garter belt and nylons and parade him around on a flatbed truck all over iraq...shoot him up with some really good "happy" drugs and have him waving and modeling for the folks.

Let them know that everyone captured will receive the same treatment. Then cut his head off and feed him to a pen full of very hungry hawgs!! let al jazeera show that nationwide and see how many try to get back across the border only to find 1000's of Marines and Army Rangers waiting in ambush for them.



99 posted on 05/11/2004 2:11:45 PM PDT by cajun-jack
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