Killing will spark revenge: father of beheaded American
The father of an American believed to have been beheaded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said Thursday more killings will come out of the militant leader's death.
"I see more death coming out of al-Zarqawi's death," Michael Berg, the father of Nicholas Berg, told the Associated Press after learning the al-Qaeda in Iraq leaderhad been killed by a U.S. airstrike on Wednesday.
"His death will incite a new wave of revenge. [U.S. President] George Bush and al-Zarqawi are two men who believe in revenge," Berg said.
The CIA has said al-Zarqawi beheaded Nicholas Berg, 26,in May 2004. The communications worker from Pennsylvania had been in Iraq looking for business contacts.
A video showing Berg's beheading circulated on the internet. It was titled "Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Shown Slaughtering an American."
Michael Berg, a pacifist who is runningon the Green Party ticket in Delaware for a seat in the House of Representatives, said "the news of the loss of any human being is a tragedy. I think al-Zarqawi's death is a double tragedy."
Berg said he's not even sure al-Zarqawi was responsible for his son's death.