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Blowback



Video seems to show beheading of American


A video posted Tuesday on an Islamic militant Web site appeared to show a group affiliated with al-Qaida beheading an American in Iraq, saying the death was revenge for the prisoner-abuse scandal.


“Blowback” is the unintended consequences of behavior, the phrase was first used in World War I to describe troops launching poison gas at the enemy, only to have it drift back on them when the wind shifted.


Update: His beheaded body has been found near a bridge. This is no hoax.



 “Berg’s body was found with his hands behind his back and beheaded,” said another U.S. official who declined to be identified. “The body was found along a roadside by a U.S. military patrol.”

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