Nick Berg, the American beheaded by
terrorists, was working in Iraq as a U.S. spy!
That's the suspicion of some Washington insiders -- who
also suspect his links to espionage may have led to the
gruesome execution caught on a videotape that horrified the
"Washington is rife with rumors that Berg had a connection
to U.S. intelligence," a well-informed source told The
ENQUIRER. "Fueling the suspicion is that he had Arab language
capabilities and he's said to be a computer genius.
"Someone who was prepared to brave the dangers of traveling
to Iraq on an apparently legitimate business trip would
obviously be of great interest to American intelligence for
what he could find out.
"There's also a lot of suspicion that maybe Nick
unwittingly got sucked into spy games that ultimately cost him
RADIO TOWER BUSINESS
Berg's family claims that the 26-year-old Pennsylvanian
traveled to Iraq to drum up work for his radio tower business.
But The ENQUIRER learned there is no evidence that Berg's
company, Prometheus Methods Tower Service, Inc., actually
existed. Brian McDonald, spokesman for Pennsylvania's
Corporation Bureau, said Berg's firm was never registered.
Berg was arrested by Iraqi police on March 24 and
questioned repeatedly by FBI agents before he was released on
April 6. The agents wanted to know how his e-mail password
wound up in the hands of September 11 terror suspect
That happened in 1999, when Berg was a student at the
University of Oklahoma and Moussaoui was enrolled at a nearby
flight school, allegedly training to be an Al Qaeda hijacker.
In a bizarre disclosure that may have led to his death,
Berg even confessed to one of his friends in Baghdad that
there was a belief he was an agent of some sort.
"They thought he was a spy," said Hugo Infante, a Chilean.
Berg apparently tried to make his way out of the country on
April 10 and was captured by terrorists connected to Al Qaeda
associate Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
On May 8, U.S. soldiers found Berg's headless body hanging
from a highway overpass in Baghdad.
"Berg could well have been working for the CIA directly or
dealing with someone from the agency who posed as someone
interested in his telecommunications company," a Washington
source told The ENQUIRER.
"If he was working for the CIA directly or indirectly, the
CIA and the FBI weren't cooperating, because Berg was
identified by the FBI some time ago as someone to be watched
because of his interest in Iraq."
One Internet report suggested that an Iraqi policeman
tipped off terrorists that Berg was an undercover agent "and
they kidnapped him right after that."
In a strange twist, Berg was executed wearing what appeared
to be a U.S.-issued orange jumpsuit normally worn by U.S.-held
Bruce Hauser, a close neighbor who had known Berg since he
was 4 years old, told The ENQUIRER: "We'd like to believe it
wasn't the Iraqi police who turned him over to the
kidnappers." -- DAVID WRIGHT and TOM DiNARDO
Published on: May 25, 2004