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Posted: 5/18/2005 8:48:12 AM EDT

www.marinecorpstimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-855155.php
May 17, 2005

Doubts raised about report of
controversial Web master’s death

By Joseph R. Chenelly
Times staff writer


A controversial Web site that has called wounded soldiers “leeches” and celebrates when U.S. servicemen are killed in action, is claiming its Web master was beaten to death yesterday.
But local police say no murder has occurred.

The site, www.forsakethetroops.info, posted a claim Tuesday morning that Michael Crook was physically attacked by two men and later died in a hospital from his injuries. The statement speculated that the attackers are “thought to be members of the military, in response to their opinions about this Web site.”

Crook is the registered owner of the Web site, though the Web site has never revealed his name or location. The domain registry puts Crook’s address as Syracuse, N.Y., and a phone number on the site is a Syracuse area code and exchange.

The site also says the two attackers were “taken into police custody.”

But officials with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office in Syracuse told Army Times Tuesday that they have no record or knowledge of any such attack in the region.

A message left at the phone number listed on the Web site was not immediately returned.

The Web site has repeatedly posted disparaging comments about the military. Crook, the alleged blogger of the site, has said his main intent is to inform Americans that soldiers are paid too much for what they do.

Recently the site posted this: “Don't military pukes learn anything? Nine more Marines bite the big one in combat. Stupid is as stupid does!”

On May 15, the Web site had a tally of American troops killed in Iraq. It read: “Number of US soldiers killed in the Iraq War, of their own doing, because they CHOSE to be leeches: 1,583. These scumbags asked for it, and got it. Simper Cry.”

Numerous threats and derogatory remarks have been made toward Crook on several online military message boards over the past few weeks. Some boards have listed Crook’s alleged home address complete with a map and satellite image of his neighborhood. Crook’s Web site often bragged that he received thousands of hate e-mails daily.

In a purported April 28 interview that is posted on the blog “The Dread Pundit Bluto,” Crook addresses perceived dangers of managing such a site.

“I put my name out there, and people in the Syracuse area know who I am,” he is quoted as saying. “People recognize me now, and I would not put my safety at risk over something I truly don't believe in. I wholeheartedly believe in my site and will defend it to the death, however that death may come.”

As of noon Tuesday, the site was online, but the statement on its front page says it will go offline permanently at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

In addition to the anti-military site, Crook is the registered owner of the domain for www.forsakethepolice.info.

My apologies if this is a dupe.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 8:49:46 AM EDT
I knew it was too good to be true
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 9:06:23 AM EDT
I had never ehard of this guy before this week, I am starting to get a real good ahte towards him goiong though, I think it was the "leech" comment and the "simper cry" comment

I will laugh when he is hit by a bus
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 9:12:13 AM EDT
sleazy POS
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 9:12:33 AM EDT
I knew it.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 9:26:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/18/2005 9:59:14 AM EDT by FOX-]
Couldn't get a good sat pic though.

Do I get a cookie?

No...Close to an account lock. Do not post personal info on this site. - 1GR

WTF? I posted that in the last thread and even asked a mod, maybe even staff and they said it was ok. What ever, sorry.

ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=326421
Can't find the topic I posted in.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 9:30:42 AM EDT
ah, liberals. When the right doesn't behave they way they expect them to, they have to make up stuff to prove their own point and get sympathy. just like that black college girl who sent death threats to herself and vandalized her own car with racist remarks.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 9:50:23 AM EDT
Maybe Newsweek will hire him... he certainly meets their level of journalistic integrity.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 2:52:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Merrell:
Maybe Newsweek will hire him... he certainly meets their level of journalistic integrity.



Link Posted: 5/18/2005 2:55:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 2:55:30 PM EDT
Oh, if only life would imitate art.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 2:57:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:

Originally Posted By FOX-:
Couldn't get a good sat pic though.

Do I get a cookie?

No...Close to an account lock. Do not post personal info on this site. - 1GR

WTF? I posted that in the last thread and even asked a mod, maybe even staff and they said it was ok. What ever, sorry.

ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=326421
Can't find the topic I posted in.



how many times must we say

NO PERSONAL INFORMATION TO BE POSTED ON THIS SITE FOR ANY REASON



what about like an AIM Screen Name? because i have it, and hes on.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 2:57:13 PM EDT
There is a discussion of sorts going on in a Thompson forum. These two links were posted showing the @sshat is a nazi wannabe thug.

http://dreadpundit.blogspot.com/2005/04/fo...hael-crook.html

http://trueorbetter.blogspot.com/2005/02/do-it-yourself-cointelpro.html
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 3:00:18 PM EDT
Anyone wanna raise gas money to go curb stomp the SoB?
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 3:02:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
I knew it was too good to be true



+1,000
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 3:26:35 PM EDT

Anyone wanna raise gas money to go curb stomp the SoB?


Lol, internet tough talk always makes me chuckle
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:42:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
how many times must we say

NO PERSONAL INFORMATION TO BE POSTED ON THIS SITE FOR ANY REASON


I'm a brunette.
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