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Fahrenheit 9/11 and Nick Berg May. 30th, 2004 @ 01:05 am Next Entry
PHILADELPHIA (May 29) - In an unused interview shot for Michael Moore's latest film, the American who was beheaded in Iraq said he was concerned about security there as he prepared to seek work as an independent businessman, his family said Saturday.

Moore's crew shot the 16-minute interview with Nicholas Berg during an Iraqi business conference in Arlington, Va., on Dec. 4, said his brother, David Berg.

Nicholas Berg's decapitated body was found in Baghdad on May 8, and a video of his killing was posted on an Islamic militant Web site several days later.

Moore confirmed Thursday that he had footage of Berg - shot for his film "Fahrenheit 9/11," which is critical of President Bush - but said he would share it only with the family.

Moore sent copies of the footage to David Berg in New Jersey and sister Sara Berg in Virginia. Their parents will see the video after returning to their suburban home from vacation, David Berg said.

Sara Berg said her brother told Moore's crew he was nervous about his safety in Iraq.

"He recognized it was a concern, and he kind of pointed out that he'd worked in difficult situations before," Sara Berg said from her home in Virginia. "It's definitely something that he didn't shrug off."

She said her brother seemed enthusiastic in the footage.

David Berg, speaking from his home outside Newark, N.J., said it was "weird seeing Nick talk," but described the interview footage as dry.

The interview, which was not conducted by Moore, centered on the technical work Berg hoped to find repairing radio transmission towers for his company, Prometheus Methods Tower Service. Berg, 26 when he died, also talks about humanitarian work he did in Uganda and Kenya.

"Nick seemed to be fairly conscious of using this thing to promote his business," David Berg said. "(The interviewer) does ask him at one point about the money and he said no one's denying there's money to be made. But it's very clear when you watch it, Nick knew he wasn't going to make a lot of money."

Moore said he had considered using some of the footage in his film but it got edited out, David Berg said. Some of Moore's staffers cried when they heard about Berg's death, the filmmaker told David Berg.

"Fahrenheit 9/11," which recently won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, accuses the Bush administration of stealing the 2000 election, overlooking terrorism warnings before Sept. 11, 2001, and fanning fears of more attacks to secure American support for the Iraq war.

Given Moore's political leanings, David Berg said he was "really nervous" about what the footage of his brother might show. His brother wasn't overtly political, he said.

"He went to Iraq because he had certain beliefs about helping people in messed up situations, but it's not like he was trying to help the Bush administration," David Berg said.

David Berg said Moore handled the situation with "dignity, respect and discipline."

"Michael Moore has really been a total class act with this whole thing," David Berg said. "He could have sold this to the media or stuck it in his movie."

Sara Berg said she saw the video footage as a "gift."

I know Nick Berg is not in this movie, but Fahrenheit 9/11 is going to be one hell of a movie. Thoughts? I think it is gonna change divide the United States. It's gonna start Alot of shit. Would say more, but I have a headache. Contact me later.
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Date:May 30th, 2004 10:58 am (UTC)

Moore & Berg: Strettttching Coincidence


by Fintan Dunne, BreakForNews.com
There are only two likely reasons why Michael Moore would want to interview Nick Berg:

1) Moore simply stumbled across Berg and wanted to see why someone would want to back the Bush rebuilding project. Unlikely.

2) Moore was interviewing Berg because of his attendance at a flight school in Oklahoma and his password being "stolen" by Zacarias Moussaoui.

The latter reason is much more likely, but undoubtedly will raise the issue of whether Berg told Moore something that got him killed.

However, with a twenty minute interview already filmed, there would be little point in killing Berg unless his information was earth-shattering --in which case it would have been in the movie, not in the out-takes.

Meanwhile, Philly.com reports that the sister of Nick Berg says she's dumbfounded by reports of the interview "I'm very skeptical of this," said Sara Berg, a Virginia attorney.

Doesn't add up. Curiouser and curiouser.

The idea still seems to get us to watch the PsyOp-produced beheading video. Unless this is a big anti-Bush political Op.

Meanwhile, this is running round the rumor mill:
"Word is spreading around Kodak Park here in Rochester NY. And will break on national News that Kodak film experts have analyzed the Nick Berg video and some of the Abu Ghraib Prison videos comparing them for certain encrypted recording signatures. Each video camera leaves a certain signature mark, much like a fingerprint or striation markings on bullets in gun barrels. Same goes for CD-ROM Burners; they leave a trace or type of Cookies on the finished product. These are tested by computer and not visible by the naked eye. Experts here after lunch have concluded that one of the 2 video cameras used in the Nick Berg "beheading" was also used to film US troop abuses of Iraqi detainees."

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Date:May 31st, 2004 08:26 pm (UTC)
Now people are starting to say Micheal Moore killed Nick Berg. *rolls eyes. Hey do you want me to make a layout for this community?
Date:June 1st, 2004 04:31 am (UTC)
lol...I do think it's an amazing coincidence that Moore interviewed Berg of all people, but killing him? Don't think so.

And yes, it would be great if you could make a layout, if you have time to do so.
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Date:June 2nd, 2004 11:22 pm (UTC)
No problem just e-mail me the password at viol8ncr8@aol.com. I'll do the layout you tell me how you like and then when you are happy with the finished product just change the pass if you want. I'm not gonna go all crazy. LOL. =) This community needs to grow we need to spread awareness.
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