Friday, May 14, 2004

FBI Interviewed Berg on Possible Moussaoui Link

I watched the Nick Berg video. It was sickening, but I would suggest it to anyone who doubts the abject evil that makes its home in Islam.

The story however, seems to have taken a rather bizarre turn:

WASHINGTON - Nicholas Berg, the American businessman executed by Islamic extremists in Iraq, may have had contact with accused Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.

FBI agents interviewed Berg a few years ago when they were investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, sources said. He was interviewed because, unbeknownst to him, Moussaoui had used his e-mail account when he was in Oklahoma.

Sources close to the situation told Fox News that they believed the link to be "coincidental."

Coincidental? Then there's this statement from his obviously distraught father:

"I am sure that he only saw the good in his captors until the last second of his life," Berg said. "They did not know what they were doing. They killed their best friend."
I find all of these facts, at the very least, incongruent. Berg was a Jew, but he "coincidentally" has contact with one of the Al Qaeda 9/11 terrorists, then eventually meets his death at the hands of a high level Al Qaeda operative in Iraq. His father says of the terrorists: "They did not know what they were doing. They killed their best friend." I must say, that's a pretty forgiving attitude for a Jew, whose son's head was sawed of by Muslim terrorists whose primary goal is the eradication of Jews from the planet. Now, I know that the man is overcome with grief, but I just find the tone of statement to be oddly charitable, given the hideous circumstances of his son's death. In fact, his rage seems to be reserved exclusively for the Bush administration:

"My son died for the sins of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld. This administration did this," Berg said in an interview with radio station KYW-AM.

He also attacked the Patriot Act:

Two days after the publication of a video showing the execution of his son by five masked men, Berg attacked the Bush administration for its invasion of Iraq and its sponsorship of the Patriot Act, which gives sweeping powers of surveillance to the federal government.

Berg described the Patriot Act as a "coup d'etat." He added: "It's not the same America I grew up in."

Again, I feel sympathy for the man, he's overcome with grief and rightfully so. There's just something "not right" about his reaction; just two days afer his son's grisly death, he shows little if any anger toward those who actually committed the murder, yet he absolutely seethes with rage over the Bush administration and the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act?

During World War II, there were actually Jewish collaborators in Europe who assisted the Nazis. As this story unfolds, I can not help but wonder if there could be a Jewish fifth column that is collaborating or at the very least, sympathizing with Muslim terrorists. I pray that this is not the case here. I hesitate in even thinking such a thing, much less posting it, but if the last 2 1/2 years have taught us anything it is to think the unthinkable.

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