The Nick Berg Beheading
By Peter Meyer

Analysis of the video of "the beheading of Nick Berg" reveals that it is a hoax. It was presumably put out to distract attention from the charges of torture conducted by US military personnel and Israeli agents in Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad and to re-arouse hostility toward Arabs among average Americans. Everything about the Berg case is fishy and the video is as full of holes as is the official story of 9/11. During the long speech in Arabic the person in the orange jump suit (of the same kind as the U.S. military issues to its prisoners) hardly moves, and during the beheading he does not struggle. It's likely that this person was either heavily sedated or (more likely) dead. The lack of evidence of any spray of blood, which occurs when neck arteries in a living human are severed, and which would have covered his assailants with blood, suggests that the victim was already dead when the video of the decapitation was filmed.

Like 9/11, but on a much smaller scale, this video is another psy-op hoax designed to fool those Americans who can't think and to bamboozle those who can, and to persuade the former to hate Arabs rather than to attend to photos of torture and reports of war crimes, whose perpetrators are not Arab but American and Israeli. No-one in that video is an Arab.

It's a good bet that the video was made by the CIA/MI/psyops boys, but it is not sure that he died at their hands. It is reported that Berg was released from US custody on May 8th, and the video first appeared on the web on May 11th. It is possible that Berg was killed by unknown assailants shortly after his release, that his body was recovered by the US military, and that someone then decided his body could be used for the decapitation video. Or maybe he was never released and was killed at Abu Ghraib while still in US military custody.

The best analysis I've seen of the video is Nick Possum's The Nicholas Berg Execution, "a working hypothesis and a resolution for the orange jumpsuit mystery".

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