Thursday, May 13, 2004

And You Wonder Why I Feel Paranoid

This is getting too weird.

Speaking to reporters outside his home in West Chester, Pa., Berg's father, Michael, said Thursday that his son was investigated by the FBI over contact he had with a terrorism suspect while he was a student at the University of Oklahoma.

A senior law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Berg volunteered information about the 2002 investigation when he was detained in Iraq. The official said that an e-mail address traced to Berg had been used by an unidentified individual with purported connections to terrorism.

The investigation showed that Berg had never met the suspect individual and had not given the e-mail address to that person. Investigators concluded that Berg's e-mail address had been spread among dozens of people with links to the university.

The suspect individual appears to have been acquainted with Zacarias Moussaoui, an al-Qaida adherent now in federal custody and awaiting trial on conspiracy charges stemming from the Sept. 11 attacks, the official said...

Let's think about this for a minute.

What are the chances that a heretofore unknown broadcast antenna repair specialist (a tower jockey) would end up in Iraq, unsponsored, looking for work, and have any connection, even six degrees of separation, with Zacarias Moussaoui??

Somewhere around PowerBall chances, I would think. Where's my tinfoil hat?

There are just so many loose ends about this whole story that don't add up...

Something stinks like yesterday's diapers.

Update 9:40PM EDT: And then factor in this from Kos...

Updated Update,10:30PM EDT: Democratic Party leadership needs to show some balls. I'm exceptionally disappionted in Pelosi (among others)...