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[NICK BERG] EXECUTION: FOUR HELD
Sky News ^ | 18 May, 2004 | Sky News

Posted on 05/18/2004 6:36:49 AM PDT by Eurotwit

Edited on 05/18/2004 8:07:29 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Updated: 15:19 UK, Tuesday May 18, 2004

EXECUTION: FOUR HELD
Four people have been arrested over the beheading of American Nicholas Berg, Iraq sources say.

The 26-year-old businessman's decapitated body was found 10 days ago in Baghdad.

His killing was shown around the world on the internet.

The poor quality website video showed Berg dressed in orange overalls kneeling on the floor with his hands tied back.

There were five masked men behind him. One read a statement urging Muslims to take revenge over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers.

The masked men then pushed the American contractor to the floor and shouted "God is greatest" above his screams.

His head was cut off with a knife and then held aloft.

The website said the execution was performed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a top ally of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

It is not known if he was among the four people arrested.

More...

To: blam
Baghdad - Four people have been arrested over the beheading of US businessman Nicholas Berg, whose decapitated body was found in Baghdad, senior Iraqi sources said on Tuesday.

Nicholas Berg's headless body was found May 9 in western Baghdad. Three days later, a videotape posted on an al-Qaeda-related website showed him being decapitated by hooded men.

Berg's captors said the killing was to avenge abuses of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison by US forces.

News 24 South Africa

75 posted on 05/18/2004 9:57:28 AM EDT by Dog Gone
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TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: captured; iraq; muslims; nickberg
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1 posted on 05/18/2004 6:36:49 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

Excellent!


2 posted on 05/18/2004 6:37:43 AM PDT by Nexus
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To: Eurotwit

Bump for details as available.


3 posted on 05/18/2004 6:37:59 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (From each according to his inability, to each according to his misdeeds - DNC Motto)
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To: Eurotwit

Nick Berg, Daniel Perl, or someone else?


4 posted on 05/18/2004 6:37:59 AM PDT by American_Centurion (Daisy cutters trump wiretaps everytime!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Ditto


5 posted on 05/18/2004 6:38:20 AM PDT by Jaded
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To: Eurotwit
I hope we don't make them get naked or wear underwear on their head.

Put them up in a five-star hotel and serve them lobster so as to not insult their special muslim cultural sensitivities.

6 posted on 05/18/2004 6:38:25 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Eurotwit

Off with their heads! No I'm not joking.


7 posted on 05/18/2004 6:38:47 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Eurotwit

I was just going to check out of the net and get something done.

Not now!


8 posted on 05/18/2004 6:39:09 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: American_Centurion

It is Berg. It came from Baghdad.


9 posted on 05/18/2004 6:39:18 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

Their heads should roll.


10 posted on 05/18/2004 6:39:20 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (***Since The Iraq War & Transition Period Began, NORTH KOREA HAS MANUFACTURED (8) NUCLEAR WEAPONS***)
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To: Eurotwit

Slowly knife their heads off with a rusty pair of scissors on camera.


11 posted on 05/18/2004 6:39:43 AM PDT by smith288 (John Kerry has more positions than a veteran prostitute)
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To: Eurotwit
AFP: Four arrested over beheading of American

Now waiting for headline:

AFP: Four EXECUTED over beheading of American

12 posted on 05/18/2004 6:39:43 AM PDT by Damocles (sword of...)
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To: dead

Give 'em the Comfy Chair.


13 posted on 05/18/2004 6:39:54 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Sunshine Sister

They should be turned into "former" rag heads...by losing the latter. Scum.


14 posted on 05/18/2004 6:40:04 AM PDT by MarineDad
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To: Eurotwit

Hoping against hope that one is Al Zarqawi (sp)


15 posted on 05/18/2004 6:40:11 AM PDT by The G Man (John Kerry? America just can't afford a 9/10 President in a 9/11 world. Vote Bush-Cheney '04.)
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To: Eurotwit
The US military is looking for more soccer balls to distribute to the Iraqi people.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm......

16 posted on 05/18/2004 6:40:13 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (***Since The Iraq War & Transition Period Began, NORTH KOREA HAS MANUFACTURED (8) NUCLEAR WEAPONS***)
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To: Eurotwit

Whoa!!! Let's hope it leads directly to Zarqawi!


17 posted on 05/18/2004 6:40:21 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Eurotwit

I'll delay my celebration until some source other than Sky News confirms the story. They've been wrong a few times in the past.


18 posted on 05/18/2004 6:40:29 AM PDT by familyofman
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To: Eurotwit

I expected as much, but headlines can be vague.

Thanks.


19 posted on 05/18/2004 6:40:33 AM PDT by American_Centurion (Daisy cutters trump wiretaps everytime!)
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To: The G Man

dittos


20 posted on 05/18/2004 6:40:46 AM PDT by woofie ( 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.)
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To: dead
Make sure those lobsters are live, in tanks of cold water, and don't have any tape on their pinchers. We don't want to offend the lobsters, do we?
21 posted on 05/18/2004 6:40:47 AM PDT by dufekin (John F. Kerry. Irrational, improvident, backward, seditious.)
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To: Eurotwit
Regrettably, the detainees died on route to the holding facility. No explanation was given for their sudden death and nobody really cares to know any further details.

I can have a dream...can't I?
22 posted on 05/18/2004 6:40:51 AM PDT by Heff ("Liberty is not America's gift to the world, it's the Almighty's gift to humanity" GW Bush 4/12/04)
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To: Eurotwit

Keep us posted as you get news. Thanks.


23 posted on 05/18/2004 6:40:57 AM PDT by Peach (,)
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To: Eurotwit

Nothing on the three 24/7's yet.


24 posted on 05/18/2004 6:41:04 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Eurotwit; StriperSniper; Mo1; Peach; Howlin; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

OH PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE tell me one was al-Zarquai!!!


25 posted on 05/18/2004 6:41:06 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Eurotwit

I hope these monsters get the kotex treatment in prison. Oh, that would be too cruel--nevermind. (sarcasm off) This is good news.


26 posted on 05/18/2004 6:41:37 AM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: dead

I think we should feed them pork chops. And invite them to wrestle some nekkid Arab women in a pool full of bacon grease.


27 posted on 05/18/2004 6:41:39 AM PDT by sauropod (Paleo-cons make better lovers)
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To: dfwgator

Not the Comfy Chair


28 posted on 05/18/2004 6:42:20 AM PDT by epigone73
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To: OXENinFLA

Weren't there five terrorists in the video?


29 posted on 05/18/2004 6:42:23 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: sauropod

Sounds like a Bill Clinton type of sport.


30 posted on 05/18/2004 6:43:00 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: Damocles
EXECUTION: FOUR ARRESTED

Four people have been arrested over the beheading of US businessman Nicholas Berg, whose decapitated body was found 10 days ago in Baghdad.

More follows..

That is all so far.

31 posted on 05/18/2004 6:43:25 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Dog Gone
Weren't there five terrorists in the video?

Yep.$10 says I know which one is missing.

32 posted on 05/18/2004 6:43:37 AM PDT by The G Man (John Kerry? America just can't afford a 9/10 President in a 9/11 world. Vote Bush-Cheney '04.)
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To: Eurotwit

Cover them with the pheromones of a sow in heat and put them in a pen with feral boars.


33 posted on 05/18/2004 6:43:42 AM PDT by N. Theknow (John Kerry knows how to screw the rich - both his wives are millionaires)
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To: epigone73

OK, how 'bout the Soft Pillows?


34 posted on 05/18/2004 6:43:46 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Eurotwit

Bowl with their heads.


35 posted on 05/18/2004 6:43:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: familyofman; All
'No, no!' said the Queen. 'Sentence first -- verdict afterwards.'


36 posted on 05/18/2004 6:43:47 AM PDT by Peter J. Huss
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To: dead

When I saw that guy with the panties on his head, I laughed so hard. I know that is politically incorrect to say but enough of the nakedness just put the panties on their heads and laugh at them.


37 posted on 05/18/2004 6:43:58 AM PDT by mel
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To: Heff
nobody really cares to know any further details.

Excepting Michael S. Berg who had filed a federal suit to keep the beheaders in protective custody./s

38 posted on 05/18/2004 6:44:02 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: Eurotwit

Michael Berg says, "Hey, you got the wrong guys! You should be arresting Bush & Rumsfeld."


39 posted on 05/18/2004 6:44:07 AM PDT by abner (FREE THE MIRANDA MEMOS! http://www.intelmemo.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: Ragirl
hope these monsters get the kotex treatment in prison.

Only if the rag is used and laced with sarin.

40 posted on 05/18/2004 6:44:08 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: Dog Gone

Yup, 5 in the video.


41 posted on 05/18/2004 6:44:17 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: familyofman

I agree.

Sky are really quick to relay info from the wire services. This was from AFP. Personally, I appreaciate that they do this, but initial reports can be very inaccurate.


42 posted on 05/18/2004 6:44:17 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: dead

Pssst, they can't eat shellfish ;-)


43 posted on 05/18/2004 6:44:29 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Torrance Ca....land of the flying monkeys)
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To: The G Man

I'm not taking that bet, but wouldn't it be something if we had AZ in custody. One can only pray.


44 posted on 05/18/2004 6:44:59 AM PDT by Quilla (God bless America, President George W. Bush, our brave troops, and Freepers everywhere.)
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To: Eurotwit

Put their heads on pikes!


45 posted on 05/18/2004 6:45:39 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Ragirl

Gee........ Im hoping the US follows the rules as laid out by the Geneva Convention ..Those people who murder innocent people deserve to be treated humanely


46 posted on 05/18/2004 6:45:45 AM PDT by woofie ( 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.)
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To: The G Man

"Hoping against hope that one is Al Zarqawi (sp)"

yes, they've got 4 of 5, probably all but him.


47 posted on 05/18/2004 6:46:06 AM PDT by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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To: OXENinFLA

There was at least one more present holding the camera.

There may have been two cameras.

Confirmed 6 with possible 7, we can't let them off either.


48 posted on 05/18/2004 6:46:11 AM PDT by American_Centurion (Daisy cutters trump wiretaps everytime!)
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To: Eurotwit





Let us start dulling our knives.

As they sowed, let them reap.


49 posted on 05/18/2004 6:46:15 AM PDT by Sabertooth (Mohammed wrote: "Cut off their heads, and cut off the tips of their fingers." (Sura 8:12))
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To: Sunshine Sister
Off with their heads! No I'm not joking.

Can't we all just get a thong?

50 posted on 05/18/2004 6:46:23 AM PDT by papertyger
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