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UPDATE: Background... SWATting is the practice of calling 911 and sending a SWAT team to someone's address to break up a faked hostage situation or some other fairly heinous crime. The consequences of this type of prank are way more serious than sending 12 pizzas to someone who didn't order them. Apparently several right-wing pundits have been targeted, causing them to claim that liberals are trying to silence them. Apologies for not being clear - since SWATting stories lit up Memeorandum some weeks ago and local sports radio host Dan Barreiro actually did a segment on SWATting, I assumed that more people knew. Never assume.

Because right-wingers have been targeted for this rather dangerous prank, they have been putting on their big-martyr pants over SWATting. Some SWATting claims appear to be less credible than others.

Apparently they (the 911 calls) all came from the same single source.

And thanks to a mashup created by awesome dude Matt Osborne of all the calls with a broadcast  by Breitbart elves Lee Stranahan and Brandon Darby.

Let's just say that the 911 voice calls sounds suspiciously similar to Darby's...

So now they're trying to kill each other just to set up a false-flag operation against the left? Does not surprise me at all. Not one bit.

SWATgate. Shirley Sherrod's firing. Pimp outfits. The Rape Boat. Apparently all rotten fruit from the same tree.

And do follow the link to Osborne's. He also has the originals showing he didn't alter the voices.

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  •  Please explain. What is this? (0+ / 0-)

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 06:55:31 PM PDT

    •  Explain which? (1+ / 0-)
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      G2geek

      SWATting is the practice of calling 911 and sending a SWAT team to someone's address to break up a faked hostage situation or some other fairly heinous crime. The consequences of this type of prank are way more serious than sending 12 pizzas to someone who didn't order them. Apparently several right-wing pundits have been targeted, causing them to claim that liberals are trying to silence them.

      I can't explain the video, other than transcripts just aren't helpful in this situation.

      •  OK. I didn't know what "SWATing" was. (0+ / 0-)

        "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

        by zenbassoon on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 07:06:12 PM PDT

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      •  it would help to put that at the top of the diary. (4+ / 0-)
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        Dr Squid, phonegery, Siri, annecros

        All I can say is, anyone who reports a false emergency to the police, fire, or ambulance services, deserves to spend some serious time in prison.

        That kind of shit can get people killed.  Not long ago in the Bay Area, a police officer was killed in a vehicular accident responding to an emergency.  If that had been a fake emergency, whosever did it should be up on murder charges.

        Fortunately it's relatively easy to trace these calls if any agency wants to make the effort.  And voiceprint identification is much better than the assholes making these calls realize.  

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 08:03:08 PM PDT

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  •  What is this diary about? (1+ / 0-)
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    MGross

    I don't understand a word in this diary.  

    Perhaps an introductory paragraph or two providing some background -- with complete sentences?

  •  Jeez I hope you're right. (2+ / 0-)
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    phonegery, SCFrog

    Certainly has the Breitbart touch. But I don't hear the identity of the voices.

    What did you do in the class war, Daddy?

    by Yastreblyansky on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 07:19:33 PM PDT

  •  The evidence needs to be presented for analysis (10+ / 0-)

    It can be determined to a high degree of certainty whether the voices match.  If they do then Mr. Darby might be a candidate for a visit from a wide variety of law enforcement agencies.

    Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

    by kbman on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 07:26:37 PM PDT

    •  exactly right. (5+ / 0-)

      Voiceprint analysis is much better than most people realize.

      98% accuracy in 1963 per published reports.

      Now fast-forward at the speed of Moore's Law.

      Somebody ought to be doing serious prison time for making false alarms.  

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 08:04:41 PM PDT

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  •  Okay- (1+ / 0-)
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    antirove

    So this Darby person is a Breitbart follower, so you're saying that the entirety of these incidents directed at the Right Wingers is coming from Right Wingers to make the left look bad?  Or something like that?  

    I'm sorry but as another commentor stated above, the way the diary is put together is kind of, well, not linear for us linear types to understand.  

    I just wanted to be clear that your saying the Left has nothing to do with this, it is suspected that it's just Righties scaring the crap out of their own people and blaming the Left?  

    Thanks.

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    by ArtemisBSG on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 09:14:48 PM PDT

    •  It's complicated, as usual. (2+ / 0-)
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      annecros, Dr Squid

      I don't get the notion that it's ALL this side or that here, just that there's been work done that seems to link a prominent selection of events to a single source.

      I agree, for those without a background on the SWATting tactic, it seems confusing, but a careful reading of the diary pretty much lays out the territory.

      I'm sure, since this sort of thing has an immediate payback -- cue clips from some movie, perhaps Porkies, a line of sniggering teens in the weeds watching the sheriff make a fool of himself, or something blowing up -- for the instigators, and nobody has even approached a claim of innocence for one side, there will be righteous howls of outrage along the way. It's what the righteous do. Facts, on the other hand, are just relentless. The suggestion that there's something here to pursue is worthwhile, and I endorse it; let the chips fall.

      The furnace of Affliction produces Refinement, in States as well as Individuals. John Adams, 1776.

      by semiAdult on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 05:58:26 AM PDT

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  •  From the beginning I had my doubts (0+ / 0-)

    RedState and Erick Erickson start ranting about it, and then Erick gets swatted. It all seem too contrived. Does anyone know how to do voice analysis?  

    It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

    by se portland on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 07:52:50 AM PDT

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