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May 13, 2004

Breaking News: Nick Berg Interviewed By FBI After 9/11

No print cite available yet. FoxNews reports that Berg was interviewed after 9-11 due to a possibly innocent connection with Zaccharius Moussaui.

The mystery would seem to be not quite solved yet.

It could be he's been a CIA hero all along.

It could mean something else.

It could mean exactly nothing.

Update: File it as meaning "exactly nothing." Apparently Berg let others use his email account when in college; the account got out to other people, and one of the people using it was Moussaoui. The FBI thought this was a coincidence then and still thinks so.

Update: Ilyka Damen says in no uncertain terms that the rightwing ought to cool its jets regarding speculation about the murdered man.

We agree with this. To some extent. One has to be careful what one says, because this guy could be a hero, or he could be just an innocent adventure-seeking guy who wanted to do good for the Third World. How awful would one feel about maligning such a person?

And there is the case of mixed-motives. Everyone grieves with Berg's family, but those of us on the right wing are a little peeved that, once again, a longstanding leftist-advocate is trying to claim special expert status on geopolitics on the basis of a lost loved one. So we have to be careful that we're not jumping the gun to say horrible, unproveable things about Nick Berg just because his father, poor grieving innocent American that he is, is also a leftist hump.

But where we depart from Ilyka is that we think, at the very least, the odd circumstances of his past have to be mentioned. What is the alternative? To ignore such a strange datum?

We'll keep saying that all of this means, most likely, exactly nothing. We'll keep saying that, but we really don't know. No one does.

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