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The left's dangerous 'SWAT-ting'
Posted By Phil Elmore On 06/27/2012 @ 8:00 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
If you don’t already know what “SWAT-ting” is, you need to know, and you need to know now.
The political left in the United States has long used a variety of lies, intimidation tactics and other intellectually dishonest means to quell debate and silence dissent. Democrats, liberals and “progressives,” regardless of how they choose to describe themselves, loathe honest debate. Their ideas don’t stand up to scrutiny because their philosophies are self-destructive, their “science” junk and their assertions false. Pick any widely argued issue and you will find no end of lies told by liberals about the topic. The goal of these lies? It’s always to prop up a political philosophy that can’t stand on its own. Democrats want power, and they don’t care who or what gets hurt, be those casualties the truth, civil discourse, or your family. This includes “SWAT-ting.”
Earlier this month, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding an investigation into the tactic. “SWAT-ting” is so named because it involves tricking emergency response personnel into believing a call for help has been placed from the victim’s home.
“These dangerous hoaxes, also known as ‘SWAT-ting,’ occur when a perpetrator contacts local police to report a violent incident at a target’s home,” reads the senator’s press release. “These callers are believed to utilize voice-over IP (VOIP) and other less-traditional telecommunications methods to make the call appear to come from the target residence and to hide the caller’s true identity. … Targets only learn of these false reports when a large police presence descends upon their homes.”
To “SWAT” someone is obviously to cause them a great deal of unnecessary hassle, but what few have stated outright is that it is nothing less than an attempt to murder your target. Consider the recent law passed in Indiana, making that state the first to permit citizens to shoot police officers in self-defense. Through the years, and driven by the increasing militarization of police forces, a number of innocent citizens have been terrorized, injured, or even killed when they tried to fire back against what they thought were home invaders. This was because police entered their homes unlawfully – most commonly because they were simply at the wrong address (a problem not limited to this country).
At the heart of the “SWAT-ting” phenomenon seems to be someone named Brett Kimberlin, a convicted felon whom the Spokane Conservative Examiner’s Joe Newby described (quoting The Blaze) as a “[d]rug dealer, alleged child molester, and convicted perjurer, forger and Indiana Speedway Bomber (who is also believed to have played a role in the assassination of a grandmother).” Alleged by The Blaze to be funded by frequent conservative bogeyman and liberal powerbroker George Soros, Kimberlin appears to be a liberal operative with a long history of direct action against conservatives.
Kimberlin’s targets, allege prominent conservative columnists and bloggers like Michelle Malkin, Robert Stacy McCain, Aaron Walker, Mandy Nagy, et al., are the conservative bloggers themselves. McCain says his wife’s employer was contacted by Kimberlin in an attempt to cause trouble for her at her workplace. “Kimberlin,” says McCain, as quoted by Joe Newby, “has used a strategy of legal intimidation and workplace harassment in an apparent attempt to silence his critics. …”
Those critics include Aaron Walker. Walker’s case is particularly telling; he has been locked in a legal battle with Kimberlin for some time. Kimberlin won a “peace order hearing” in May (following the implementation of a temporary peace order) after claiming that Aaron Walker was harassing him (by blogging about Kimberlin’s violent criminal history). Walker was even arrested for violating the temporary order. He fought back, however, and won a temporary stay of the gag order forbidding him to blog about Kimberlin.
Then he was “SWAT-ted.”
That’s right: Shortly after winning a minor legal point against Kimberlin, the conservative against whom Kimberlin has been fighting was targeted for murder in his own home.
Walker revealed the incident on Twitter shortly after it happened. This comes as no surprise, as Twitter has become a rallying point for conservative writers speaking out against the dangerous and cowardly “SWAT-ting” attacks. Walker reported that his wife was safe – so often, it is the spouses of their enemies that liberals target for harassment, assault and death – but that obviously the couple had been through quite an ordeal. Apparently he opened his door to discover two law enforcement officers holding M4 carbines (Walker says he recognized these from video games). Who knows what may have happened had these men performed a forcible entry on the Walker home?
As allegations of such vile tactics continue to swirl, Kimberlin himself claims he and his associates have been “SWAT-ted.” This is widely seen among Kimberlin’s conservative opposition as a ploy; according to Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy, bloggers are actively working to debunk it. Certainly the coincidental nature of the claim cannot be ignored. Aaron Walker himself stated, on Twitter, that his court win against Kimberlin, followed so quickly by his “SWAT-ting,” could hardly be happenstance.
No less a wretched liberal Democrat than Hillary Clinton once famously screeched that we are Americans, and we have a right to debate and to disagree with any administration. Under Glorious Leader Obama, as hissed by bug-eyed reptiles like Nancy Pelosi, criticism of liberals is un-American. The left has worked hard in recent years to marginalize and even criminalize dissent (remember Obama’s Department of Homeland Security redefining as domestic terrorists all political demographics unlikely to vote for Obama). The employment of a tactic like “SWAT-ting,” used expressly and explicitly to silence the criticism of those who have relatively little power and almost no political influence, is simply the logical extension of this movement.
This is the least you need to know about “SWAT-ting” and Brett Kimberlin: Liberals are intellectually bankrupt cowards who would rather silence you than debate you. Much, much worse is the fact that they will murder you if they can. Ultimately, force is the only coin they recognize, violence the only currency in which they trade.
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