May 14, 2004

Oddities in Snuff Film

Aljazeera has an article about the Berg beheading that purports to find some anomalies courtesy of the doubts of unnamed bloggers:

Even at first glance, internet bloggers were asking on Thursday why Nick Berg was wearing an orange jumpsuit just like US prisoners wear.

...There are plenty of questions raised concerning the video too. The body is completely motionless even as the knife is brought to bear not so much as an instinctive wriggle.

More graphically, some claim that cutting the throat's artery would cause a significant amount of blood to gush out. But little emerges and when the head was raised not a drop of blood is seen to fall. ...

I haven't seen the video, and if I can help it, I won't. But if anyone cares to comment further, the floor is yours.

Posted by natasha at May 14, 2004 05:16 PM | Iraq | Technorati links |

Regarding the Orange jump suit, quite probabily, we have witnessed some Al Q 'humour', a parody on their detainees in Gitmo

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2004 05:47 PM

One of my commentors sent me the link, so I watched it -- and the Pearl video as well. The Pearl was a lot more graphic and hideous. By comparison, the Berg video was relatively bloodless. Someone also observed that the chair in the Berg video was the same white Wal-Mart plastic chair as in an Anu Graib photo. And last -- the men standing behind Berg were awfully tall. That kept bothering me.


Posted by: Scorpio at May 15, 2004 01:41 AM