[Marxism] Bloggers doubt Berg execution video authenticity
davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Thu May 13 12:59:19 MDT 2004
From: "Eli Stephens" <elishastephens at hotmail.com>
> The date of Berg's death is not known, but the abuse of prisoners in Iraq
> was well known to Iraqis, and to those of us who get our news from
> progressive media (or even non-U.S. media) LONG before April 10.
> I'm not saying there isn't some possibility that there isn't something more
> sinister going on here, but there certainly is no reason to believe such a
> thing is likely.
Well, I always wonder every time I hear of another "Al Queda"
recording in the bourgeois press whether some way or another this
is not the work of the U.S. secret service?
It is already common knowledge (for anyone following the whole
situation in the the balkans) that the CIA was supporting Islamic
mercenaries operating in the region. And it's undisputed that Bin
Laden was in the pocket of the U.S. for a while (if you believe
some reports, until even days before 9-11).
So with this more recent incident, the thought that immediately
comes to mind is why advertise the killing? What benefit tactically
does it bring to the resistance?
That's the issue that I find more suspicious than anything. I don't
question the killing itself (although I'm not toasting it either). But as
a tactical ploy, publicizing the execution wouldn't seem endear the
resistance to sympathetic westeners, which in the end is *one*
factor -- not the most significant obviously -- that may play into
whether (and how soon) the U.S. "coalition" decides to leave the
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