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Speaking of Terrorists …

Posted on | September 11, 2012 | 9 Comments

. . . it’s the 11th anniversary of 9/11, and the Truthers are blaming Bush again. Jimmie Bise Jr. says he’ll take the Truthers to the woodshed tonight on his award-winning podcast, The Delivery:

While you’re eagerly anticipating that epic ass-whupping, let’s talk about another terrorist, a guy named Brett Kimberlin.

Maybe you’ve heard of him.

William J. Hoge has posted a link to attorney Dan Backer’s Aug. 16 “Motion to Compel Discovery of Defendant Kimberlin” in Aaron Walker’s lawsuit against Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser and Ron Brynaert, and it’s a doozy, folks. I’m not generally a legal-document fanboy, but Backer really rips Kimberlin apart in this one.

Kimberlin is attempting to evade discovery — i.e., the process by which evidence and testimony are obtained in civil proceedings — and Backer notes one tactic on Page 6 of his motion (click here to read it on Scribd):

Defendant Kimberlin has arbitrarily selected a date [Dec. 15] approximately four months away in which he has stated he will answer the discovery with various defensive motions including sanctions against Counsel.
Defendant Kimberlin has stated he selected this date because: “I am cooperating with the FBI and other law enforcement officials regarding several issues involving your client and I believe that the resolution of those matters will have a bearing on this case.” . . .
Given Defendant Kimberlin’s history, Counsel takes him at his word that he has in fact contacted the various law enforcement agencies he asserts. His complaining of harassment to law enforcement, however, is unremarkable. Defendant Kimberlin has repeatedly attempted to have Plaintiff arrested . . .
Yet, absent an independent request by a law enforcement agency, Defendant Kimberlin’s complaining to law enforcement about Plaintiff is insufficient to delay discover in this case, which is already eight months old. The reasoning put forth by Defendant Kimberlin appears simply to be another delaying tactic to thwart discovery and, by extension, justice in this case.

What Backer is describing here is Kimberlin’s typical “accuse the accusers” tactics: Kimberlin has always — always — attempted to discredit his antagonists by accusing them of criminal wrongdoing. If you’ve read Mark Singer’s 1996 book Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin, you know that Kimberlin has never — never — admitted guilt for the crimes of which he was convicted and sent to prison. Instead, he blames others, defaming the police, prosecutors, witnesses and judge in his 1981 trial. While in jail awaiting trial in the Speedway Bombing case, Brett Kimberlin plotted the murders of the prosecutor and a key witness against him:

Brett C. Kimberlin schemed to elude justice with a series of bizarre plots designed to murder, maim and rob his enemies, create havoc . . . and discredit the chief government prosecutor. . . .
On sheets of yellow legal pad, Kimberlin asked another inmate in the Marion County Jail to arrange for the murder of Bernard L. (Buddy) Pylitt, the former first assistant U.S. attorney who coordinated his prosecution.
The offer contained a list of 10 names, including a potential prosecution witness, Robert Scott Bixler. Some names had crosses next to them. These indicated those marked for murder, it was learned. . . .

Kimberlin remains unrepentant for his crimes, and the dishonesty of his denials has turned his entire existence into one vast lie, including his false accusations against Aaron Walker. And now, in his attempt to evade discovery in Walker’s lawsuit, Kimberlin claims that he is “cooperating with the FBI and other law enforcement officials”!

Hey, FBI: Why don’t you ask Brett about Julia Scyphers?

Julia Scyphers was the grandmother of a pre-teen girl Kimberlin was said to be “grooming.” She was shot dead at her home in 1978. Authorities told Joe Gelarden of the Indianapolis Star they believed the Speedway Bombings were a misguided effort by Kimberlin to distract police investigating the Scyphers murder. Her murder is still an open case, although an eyewitness identified a member of Kimberlin’s drug-smuggling gang as the trigger man.

Kimberlin is an inveterate and shameless liar, who was convicted of perjury before he graduated high school and who has been called a “top-flight con man.” It is an injustice and a disgrace that an infamous criminal like Kimberlin should be permitted to continue harassing such an innocent and honorable citizen of Virginia as Aaron Walker.

Pray that the courts of the Commonwealth will rectify that injustice.

UPDATE: Linked by Dan Collins at The Conservatorythanks!

UPDATE II: Linked by Bill Quick at Daily Pundit who laments “that 9/11 itself has become a sort of degraded political dog whistle used to ‘expose anti-Muslim bigots.'” Indeed, I was watching MSNBC today — I watch, so you don’t have to — where Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post seemed to be arguing that the worst consequence of 9/11 was that it unjustly cast suspicion on Muslims. The resemblance between this idiotic attitude and the “anti-anti-Communist” posture of some liberals during the Cold War is, I think, not entirely accidental.

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