Who is the Domestic Terrorist Targeting Conservative Bloggers?

Back on May 24 I posted a story on convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin who had launched a crusade not only to drag some conservative bloggers to court with nuisance lawsuits, but to try and intimidate them by posting things about their personal lives like phone numbers, addresses and that of the blogger’s family members.

The worst of this attack has been born by blogger Aaron Worthing and Ali Akbar of the National Bloggers Club, the latter the man who came to Worthing’s defense to range a legal team for him.

Worthing was dragged to court by convicted Indiana bomber Kimberlin and after a convoluted case Worthing was actually jailed by a half-wit, elderly judges whose ancient misunderstanding of what goes on on the Internet led to a horribly bad decision that we all expect to have overturned in further proceedings.

Mr. Akbar on the other hand, was attacked by Kimberlin and his henchmen online after affording Aaron Worthing the assistance of his National Blogger’s Club. Michelle Malkin did a great write up of Akbar’s initial involvement in the case on June 6.

Since Mr. Akbar’s involvement in Worthing’s defense, domestic terrorist Kimberlin and his pals attempted to smear Mr. Akbar’s good name by posting about an incident that got him in trouble in his tumultuous youth. Akbar effectively explains himself here.

One of convicted terrorist Kimberlin’s main points is that he is the one under attack by those conservative bloggers exposing him for what he is. His underlying point is that he wants to be left alone by these conservative bloggers. One might believe him if this was all he wanted, just to be left alone.

But his own actions make a liar of him.

On April 20 a group of conservative bloggers got together for Blogcon 2012 in Charlotte, NC. Guess who snuck in and “infiltrated” the event? That’s right, Brett Kimberlin snuck into the event. Now, if this creep just wanted to be left alone by these darned ol’ conservative meanies, why exactly did he drive all the way from his Maryland home to Charlotte, NC to “infiltrate” a conservative gathering, one which he was not a subject of and one to which he was not invited?

Obviously this cretin is loving the attention and is using his nuisance lawsuits as a political weapon with which to intimidate and shut up as many conservative bloggers as he can.

But Kimberlin won’t be allowed free reign. Along with the National Bloggers Club, heavy hitters the American Center for Law and Justice has announced they are throwing their support behind Aaron Worthing.

Lastly, one of the tools that the extremists and haters of the left have been lately employing against conservative bloggers is what is being called SWATing. This is the act of calling the police force of the hometown in which a targeted conservative blogger lives and tell the police that something nefarious is going on at the conservative’s home. Doing this, the lefties hope that the conservatives end up being targeted by local police and harassed by them. The word SWATing, in other words, is the act of attempting to bring down a police SWAT team upon the conservative’s homes.

This has happened to several bloggers recently, most notably Erick Erickson of the popular conservative blog RedState.com and Patterico of the blog Patterico’s Pontifications.

As a result of all this misuse of police resources, Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss has demanded that the Department of Justice look into the matter. Chambliss sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on the sixth. The letter reads in part:

I am writing with concern regarding recent reports that several members of the community of online political commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions. Any potentially criminal action that incites fear, seeks to silence a dissenting opinion, and collaterally wastes the resources of law enforcement should be given close scrutiny at all levels.
….

Regardless of any potential political differences that may exist, threats and intimidation have no place in our national political discourse. Those who choose to enter into that political discourse should not have to worry about potential threats to their or their family’s safety. While I am certain that local law enforcement is reviewing each of these instances, I am asking you to please look into each of these cases as well to determine if any federal laws may have been violated. Future targets of SWAT-ting, whether engaged in political speech or not, may not be so fortunate as to escape physical harm.

All this tends to show the extreme ends to which left-wingers will go to shut down thought and speech with which they disagree. The left is dangerous but we on the right must not be intimidated by these creeps.

Chicago Bloggers Onto Obama's Membership in Communist Group Early
All of these things are just like the other ...
  • Pingback: In Support of the National Blogger Day of Silence | Thoughts and Rantings

  • 914

    Just another prick in the wall!!

  • Pingback: Conservative bloggers are saying… « The Radio Patriot

  • davidt

     “Convicted felon and domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin,” cannot be repeated often enough.

    • jim_m

       “Convicted felon, domestic terrorist and democratic operative Brett Kimberlin” ought to be the formula.  Don’t let the left off the hook.

    • LiberalNightmare

       If he keeps it up, he may be president someday.

  • Pingback: Blogger day of silence roundup | Fausta's Blog

  • TexBob

    Convicted felon and domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin, just another jailhouse lawyer filing frivolous lawsuits.  Won’t his actions today get his parole revoked and his butt back in prison to finish his sentances?

  • Commander_Chico

    Wake me up when he gets charged with something.

    • MunDane68

       Chico, who gets charged with a crime first: Brett Kimberlin or Scott Walker?

      Charged as being defined as “brought before a judge and forced to answer (guilty or not guilty) for a misdemeanor or felony”

      Want to bet one week of comment silence on the outcome?

  • Brucehenry

    “Lastly, one of the tools that extremists and haters of the left have been lately employing against conservative bloggers is what is being called SWATting.”

    Really? 

    Who else, besides Kimberlin, is suspected of “SWATting” a conservative blogger? 

  • Brucehenry

    Really, Warner?

  • Brucehenry

    Warner claims that it is lately a tool of the “extremists and haters of the left” to engage in the “SWATting” of conservative bloggers. Anyone here know anyone ELSE besides Kimberlin accused of “SWATting” conservative bloggers?

    • jim_m

       Actually, I think you’d be more correct by saying Kimberlin and his associates.  IIRC, Paterico’s SWATting was allegedly done not by Kimberlin, but by Ron Brynaert, one of his associates.

      The fact is that there are very few voices on the left making any kind of protest.  It’s as if they are willing to benefit from the illegal activities of their fellow travelers even though they will not sanction them publicly.  Wait… where have I heard that before?

      • Brucehenry

        What benefit is being derived by “the left” as a result of Kimberlin’s and Brynaert’s alleged SWATting?

        • jim_m

           Silencing of the opposition. It might be an old video(3 years old)  but it is still relevant:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWHgUE9AD4s

          The left cannot defend itself or its ideas so the solution is to silence the opposition.  Kimberlin is everything his critics say that he is so his solution is to silence them.

          • Brucehenry

            Even if you were correct (you’re not — Patterico and Erickson have not been silenced, far from it), Warner is still wrong when he claims that SWATting is a tool of “the left.”

            I repeat — who, besides Kimberlin (and, if you say so, his associate Brynaert) — is accused of SWATting conservative bloggers?

            Because, if there aren’t any “extremists and haters” doing this besides those two, he’s wrong, isn’t he?

          • MunDane68

             For the most part, no.

            See, the practice of SWAT-ting is a new development in political circles.  IIRC, the first instances of this were actually practiced in the party chatrooms of 2002.  Five people were sentenced in 2008 for more than a dozen calls including a bomb scare at a NBA playoff game.

            To deny it is a tool of the left is kinda ingenuous; yes, some nutburger right-wing kook could do it, but for the most part they a) Don’t trust the police in any form and b) Don’t delegate their terror to others if they are moved in the direction.

            Your objection is akin to saying that union thuggery is not a ‘tool’ of the left, in that they “could” be rightwingers in those purple shirts.

          • Brucehenry

            1. I believe you meant “disingenuous.” And I wasn’t being so.

            2. Specifics, please? What’s this business of “party chatrooms” of which you speak? Who was sentenced in 2008? For what, specifically? What were their “left wing” credentials?

            3. Is a bomb scare at an NBA playoff game something the left derives a benefit from, and therefore something they tacitly endorse, as Jim alleges? What benefit would that be?

          • MunDane68

             Yes, I did mean disingenuous, the autocorrect ate my brain!

            The five in 2008 can’t be named because they were juveniles.  That it took six years to track down the five juv’s is kinda scary, when you think about it.

            And you missed my point.  This is being used recently as a tool of the psychotic leftist.  Not in past.  Just that the “game” of SWATting has been around a while, which you seemed to say was some recent development

          • Brucehenry

            No, my quibble was with Warner’s statement that “one of the tools that extremists and haters of the left have lately been employing” is SWATting. He said it, and I asked who else has been accused of it.

             Now you come along with the news that 5 juveniles were accused of it in 2002, no assertion being made about their motivation.

          • MunDane68

             According to sentencing statements it was reported they did for chits and giggles, IYKWIMAITYD

          • Brucehenry

            Right. So, where is the evidence confirming Warner’s assertion that SWATting is a “tool of the left” recently? 

            Answer: There isn’t any. He pulled that out of his rear end.

          • Brucehenry

            Oh, and that video was a hoot. I laughed so hard at the assertions that Net Neutrality is a liberal plot and that the Fairness Doctrine was about to be brought back that I couldn’t quite finish it — I couldn’t see it through my tears of laughter anyway.

            Does the Fairness Doctrine get implemented before, or after, Obama’s goons take away your guns, Jim?

          • jim_m

             There were elements that wanted it back and they tried to do so.  Sorry, it’s really hard for me to cede the high ground on this issue when the left is constantly fomenting to remove Rush Limbaugh from the air and to revoke FOX’s broadcast license.  When the President is trying to exclude FOX from the press pool and his toadies are claiming that it is not a news organization in order to restrict its journalistic rights.

            You can laugh off the failed attempts to infringe on the 1st amendment rights of others and pretend that it never happened because your side failed, but don’t pretend that the desire and the threat never existed.

          • jim_m

             Oh,  And the argument from the left remains “Shut up” even if what we argue over may have changed.

          • Brucehenry

            And your reply is to change the subject, again.

            Who, again, besides Kimberlin and Brynaert, are the leftwing “extremists and haters” who are lately using SWATting as a tool?

          • jim_m

            No they were two separate comments and I answered them separately.

            You asked who apart from Kimberlin and I said that as far as I knew it was confined to him and his associates.  I said that the left seemed happy to ride along for the benefit accrued.

            following that you asked what benefits there were and I replied that the benefit was silencing of the opposition.

            Please try to keep up.  I haven’t changed the subject, unless you have done so by asking questions.Don’t stoop to the lying tactics of Grumpy when you have asked me questions and I have given you plain answers.  Just because you don’t like the answers is no reason to be an A-hole.

          • Brucehenry

            OK, OK, I follow your “logic,” such as it is, now.

            Why intervene, then, when I asked who else was a leftist who SWATted people? Unless it was to make one of your patented Jim M assertions that silence is support?

          • Brucehenry

            OK, OK, I follow your “logic,” such as it is, now.

            Why intervene, then, when I asked who else was a leftist who SWATted people? Unless it was to make one of your patented Jim M assertions that silence is support?

          • Brucehenry

            OK, OK, I follow your “logic,” such as it is, now.

            Why intervene, then, when I asked who else was a leftist who SWATted people? Unless it was to make one of your patented Jim M assertions that silence is support?

          • jim_m

             I think that it is pretty straight forward that the tactics of Kimberlin and his fellows are directed to silence the opposition.   That was not to challenge or correct you in any way, it was in some way supportive of your contention that it did not go any further.

            But parallel to that is why the left is so nonplussed about the issue and to that I conclude that the left really does not care about the tactics used to silence their opposition.  In general the left does not want to argue the merits of their policies they just want everyone else to shut up (hence the video). 

            If you want me to stop commenting on your posts (including what support I have given you re Rodney, not that I can affect anything in that area anyway) then I can certainly do that.

          • Brucehenry

            Naw, Jim, don’t get your feelings hurt. I certainly don’t want Wizbang to turn into a high school clique world where some commenters refuse to engage with other commenters. That’s what Rodney wants.

            I was trying to reply to the substance of your comments. If my rhetoric was harsh, hey, at least I didn’t call you an “A-hole!”  :-)

          • Brucehenry

            below

          • jim_m

            No they were two separate comments and I answered them separately.

            You asked who apart from Kimberlin and I said that as far as I knew it was confined to him and his associates.  I said that the left seemed happy to ride along for the benefit accrued.

            following that you asked what benefits there were and I replied that the benefit was silencing of the opposition.

            Please try to keep up.  I haven’t changed the subject, unless you have done so by asking questions.Don’t stoop to the lying tactics of Grumpy when you have asked me questions and I have given you plain answers.  Just because you don’t like the answers is no reason to be an A-hole.

  • Brucehenry

    Try not to be silly, “moderator.”

  • Brucehenry

    I’ll try again, since I seem to have ticked off yet another “moderator.”

    Don’t get hurt feelings, Jim. I was trying to reply to the substance of your comments. If my rhetoric was harsh, well, at least I didn’t call you an “A-hole.” ;-)

    I don’t think liberals are “non-plussed” about this Kimberlin thing. If local police want to prosecute on a charge of making a false police report, then maybe the story will get some traction. It will look less like manufactured outrage should that occur.

    If there IS sufficient evidence that a false police report WAS made, by Kimberlin or Brynaert, what possible reason could the local police have for NOT charging them?

    • jim_m

       what possible reason could the local police have for NOT charging them?

      My experience with the police is that they are not interested in investigating anything that they do not absolutely have to.  Charging someone would have required investigation.

      • Brucehenry

        Police charge people with making false reports all the time, Jim. You try it and see if you don’t get in trouble.

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE