None Dare Call It Murder
Ford and Khattak
As far as I can see, virtually everything about Torontoís
mayor, Rob Ford, is crazy, most of all the idiot Canadians who elected
him and his brother. So just go ahead and scratch Canadians -- or at least
Torontonians -- off your list of the ten most rationale peoples in the
world because youíd have to be a bunch of complete wackos to even consider
casting a vote for these two.
From pretty funny stuff to not so funny after all
Because I am an American living in Canada I have followed Fordís crazy
"crackgate" case with amusement up to now, sort of with the attitude
Jon Stewart had in his take of it Ė those crazy Canadians, what wonít they
do next? But now the case is looking like a murder case, and I ainít laughiní
no more. Up until a couple of days ago the MSM has essentially ignored the
murder aspects of this case, but now they are beginning to take note. The
murder aspect first came to my attention by means of an anonymous
Daily Mail article on May28.13.
Photos, videos, crack, and lies
You will recall that the shit hit Fordís fan on May16 when Gawkerís John
Cook posted an article about a video he had seen showing Ford smoking crack
with a bunch of dudes in Toronto. The Toronto Star published a similar
account. Not many people have seen that video yet, and we donít know who
those dudes are. Cook has raised $200,000 to buy the video but canít find the
sellers. They are all hiding under the bed.
But we do have a still photo that was supposed to have been taken at the same
time as the vid. It shows Ford posing with three dudes Ė pic above Ė one of
whom is flipping the camera the bird Ė only Ford looks like he's enjoying
himself. The guy with the errant finger and zombie eyes is Anthony
Smith, 21. The guy with the light hood is Muhammad Khattak, 19. Ford
is the white guy.
We can deduce that if this photo was taken at the same time as the video that
is supposed to show Ford blowing the crack, than the date of that
pharmacological incident was before Mar28.2013 because on that date both Smith
and Khattak were shot, Smith fatally. Khattak survived and has gone under the
bed, too. Murder, she wrote.
Murder she wrote
Smithís death would have passed into oblivion like so many tragic,
un-noteworthy inner city shootings but for the fact that somebody clearly wants
to bring down Ford. That somebody contacted Cook at Gawker in early May2013 with
a tip that they had the video of Ford doing crack. Cook went to Toronto to see
the vid, and confirms that it shows Ford smoking crack. No doubt about it.
The guy who took the video and who is trying to shop it said it was taken
"[w]ithin the last six months" (from early May). Again, if the
photo of Smith was taken when the video was, that places the date of the video
at between early Dec2012 and Mar28.2013, the night Smith was killed.
Looks to me like whoever showed the video to Cook and the Toronto Star is out
to get even with Ford and wants to make some serious money for future coke
purchases at the same time. Why would the coke heads want to bring down one of
their own buds?
Well, no matter how much coke Ford is or isnít buying from these guys, and
no matter how chummy they all look in the photo, when everybody gets straight,
itís clear that Ford isnít one of their buds. Heís white and heís rich.
Motive and means
No, if there is a motive for Ford to have Smith and Khattak shot, itís
likely the video. If Ford believes that these guys had or controlled a video of
him smoking coke, then he clearly has sufficient motive to put himself on the
short list of murder suspects. And there is absolutely no doubt that a powerful
fat guy like Ford in a filthy city like Toronto would have the means to take out
a couple of kids. Motive and means -- I mean that's 2/3 of the way to an
indictment right there.
It is interesting, then, that yesterday Ford announced that the video doesnít
exist. Period. Not that it never existed, mind you, but that it doesnít. Which
could mean "doesnít exist anymore."
It is also interesting that the Toronto
Star has reported that Fordís chief of staff, who has just been fired,
called the cops to report a link between the video and "the death of a man
photographed with the mayor."
If the cops donít make a bust on this one real soon, youíd be justified
in wondering about them, too. This thing smells worse than a hockey team's