Freepers Kill Nick Berg?
May 12, 2004 -- SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA (apj.us) -- By now, we've all heard the story.
A group claiming affiliation with Al Qaeda captured an American named Nick Berg, who had been looking for contract work in Iraq.
They then videotaped his beheading, claiming that it was revenge for the sickening torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib and other US-run prisons.
As it turns out, our military intelligence officers in Iraq have told the Red Cross that between 70 and 90 percent of the persons in Iraqi jails were arrested "by mistake", and so are being tortured "by mistake".
600 out of the 43,000 persons arrested during the US occupation (that's
1.4%) have been referred to authorities for prosecution. The vast majority
of the others are condemned to wait without hope of trial (much less
release), and most of them have committed no crimes whatsoever.
And speaking of right-wingers and Nick Berg -- guess what?
They just might be responsible for his death.
Here's the scoop:
Now, Michael Berg is already in hot water with the Freepers -- and his comments to the Associated Press, wherein he blames Bush and the right wing for his son's death, aren't going to make them any happier.
Just you wait.
The denizens of Free Republic ferociously turned on Jessica Lynch on a dime when she dared puncture the racist garbage they had spouted about how her Iraqi doctors cared for her.
I suspect that they'll revive their enemies list and make sure that Michael Berg's name is still on it.
Which is one hell of a way to honor the memory of Michael Berg's son.
PS from Tamara: A word of profuse thanks to Fintan Dunne of BreakForNews.com, who originally broke this story. And "congratulations" to FreeRepublic's Doug from Upland for failing to cover his cybertracks by posting an edited, falsified "enemies list" to FreeRepublic.
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