Posted on | June 3, 2012 | 45 Comments
FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
I’m about 1,200 words into a long follow-up post — trying to connect more of the scattered dots in the Brett Kimberlin orbit — but meanwhile I see Patterico has added important background on the Neal Rauhauser “Kookpocalypse” drama:
After Aaron Walker went to court to get a peace order based on the [“Kookpocalypse”] site, Rauhauser sent me and others an email titled “Aaron Walker murder/suicide risk” that said, among other things:
Given Walker’s state of mind I would say his wife might find him hanging in the garage tonight when she gets home from work. Another possible outcome would be a two digit body count from some mosque in Virginia after Aaron goes full tilt Jared Loughner on the congregation. Someone who knows his wife or real world associates in Virginia should take steps to get him hospitalized before something grim happens.
My emphasis. Note the reference to Aaron’s wife. Bringing spouses into the harassment is a common tactic with this crowd.
Read the whole thing at Patterico. Rauhauser (who has boasted of being armed with a Glock 9-mm pistol) was making ominous threats online, Kimberlin was pursuing a ruthlessly vindictive strategy of legal and workplace harassment against Walker, and when Walker tried to put a stop to it, Rauhauser suggested that Walker was contemplating some act of desperate violence.
Keep in mind that the “Kookpocalypse” that Rauhauser kept hyping turned out to be his release of an instant classic of paranoid literature — “Andrew Breitbart’s ISR Cell?” — as part of a 530-megabyte package of “data” that Rauhauser delivered to the FBI and New Jersey police who, if they bothered to take one look at it, could have drawn only one conclusion: Neal Rauhauser is a demented crackpot.
Patterico points out that Rauhauser’s attempt to conjure up a conspiratorial connection between Mike Stack and others in his “Kookpocalypse” scenario is a drastic failure: Mike Stack had nothing to do with Seth Allen, Mandy Nagy, Aaron Walker or Patterico. Stack seems to feature prominently in Rauhauser’s weird tale only because Stack was involved in the WeinerGate saga. That incident was unrelated to Brett Kimberlin, but Rauhauser is obsessed with what he calls the “Weiner smear” and so these things are all connected inside Rauhauser’s feverish brain.
– Robert Stacy McCain, Whereabouts Unknown