Outside, the Boaties have stopped shooting long enough for Sawyer to look at the wreckage of the exploded house and find Claire on the ground under a sheet or something. He uncovers her and wakes her up. She's groggy, but not obviously wounded. Sawyer picks her up and carries her towards Casa Locke.
Back at the house, Hurley improvises a bed for Aaron by putting a pillow in a laundry basket. And then he hears Sawyer screaming at them to open the door. He looks out the window and sees Sawyer carrying Claire. Hurley runs into the living room to move the barricade, but stops when he sees that Ben is pointing a gun at him. When Sawyer gets to the door and finds it unopened, Hurley gets decisive -- he picks up an ottoman and throws it through a window so Sawyer can climb in. Sawyer asks Ben why the Boaties would start shooting with no provocation and without making any demands. Ben thinks their plan was to make the Losties angry so they would give up Ben. Sawyer thinks that's a great plan. And then the doorbell rings. Murderous Avon calling? Locke and Sawyer both peek out of windows and then start removing the barricade. Sawyer opens the door and we see that Miles is standing there. Sawyer yanks him inside and then closes the door behind him. The Boaties sent Miles in with a radio -- they want to speak with Ben. Commercials.
FlashBen. There are a bunch of Arabic men and women walking with a casket down the street while a bunch of American soldiers look on. So I think it's safe to guess that we're in Iraq. Several of the mourners are carrying a picture of a woman, which I'm pretty certain is a picture of Sayid's true love Nadia. It's all very sad and kind of chaotic. A white truck with the word "press" written on the windows drives down the street. And out hops Ben. He climbs some stairs to the roof of a nearby building and looks down on the scene below him. Amid all the emotional mourners, he notices one man nonchalantly sipping some coffee while he watches the funeral pass by. Ben pulls out a camera with an enormous lens and takes a couple of pix of the guy. And then he zooms in on the pallbearers. One of whom is Sayid. Sayid has an amazing spider sense, because he turns and looks up right at Ben. Ben throws his camera in his bag and runs for it -- but Sayid catches up to him and throws him to the ground. Sayid is apparently under the impression Ben is just a tabloid photographer trying to make a buck off his pain. But then he sees who it is and asks him what he's doing there. Ben: "I'm here to find the man who murdered your wife." Sayid picks him up off the ground and shoves him into a more secluded pile of rubble, and then asks him how he got there. Ben tells him that he snuck across the Syrian border; what Sayid really wanted to know, of course, was how Ben got off the island. Ben tells him he used Desmond's boat. Ben tells Sayid that Widmore arranged for Nadia's murder, using the man who was watching the funeral procession. Ben: "He goes by the name Ishmael Bakir." Yes, but what does he want you to call him? Ben pulls a picture out of his pocket and tells Sayid that it's a picture of Ishmael taken by a traffic camera on the day Nadia was killed in L.A., just blocks from the scene of the murder. Sayid can't understand why Widmore would want Nadia murdered. Ben tells him he doesn't know either. Doesn't anyone realize that every single thing Ben says is a lie?