September 12, 2018
Bethesda is a wealthy Jewish/expat suburb near DC. Most people in DC who diddle children don’t actually live in DC proper. I mean, you have Kalorama, which is where Obama and loads of other bigwigs live and that’s actually right in the heart of DC. But most everyone else lives in northern Virginia, or in Maryland.
The wealthy stock trader took elaborate steps to conceal the network of tunnels beneath his house in this Washington, D.C., suburb. Even the young man helping him dig them didn’t know where they were.
A year ago, a deadly fire exposed Daniel Beckwitt’s curious campaign to build an underground bunker for protection from a nuclear attack. Neighbors knew nothing about the tunnels before they heard Beckwitt’s screams and saw smoke pouring from the house where 21-year-old Askia Khafra (ASK-ee-uh KA-fruh) died that afternoon.
Maryland prosecutors portray Beckwitt, a 27-year-old millionaire, as a paranoid computer hacker who recklessly endangered Khafra’s life. In May, they secured Beckwitt’s indictment on charges of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.
Beckwitt’s lawyer calls Khafra’s death a tragic accident, not a crime. Defense attorney Robert Bonsib concedes Beckwitt is an “unusual guy” but says his client risked his own life in a failed attempt to rescue Khafra.
Something fucky was going on. Who goes to these crazy lengths to build tunnel networks?
During a recent interview at their Silver Spring, Maryland, home, Dia Khafra, 69, said he and his wife, Claudia, tried to persuade Askia to stay away from Beckwitt’s tunnels. Their son met Beckwitt online and agreed to help him dig the tunnels in exchange for Beckwitt’s investments in an internet company Askia was launching.
“I always feared something dangerous would happen to him,” the elder Khafra said.
Investigators found the younger Khafra’s charred body in the basement of Beckwitt’s Bethesda home. A hole in the concrete basement floor led to a shaft that dropped down 20 feet (6 meters) into tunnels that branched out roughly 200 feet (60 meters) in length.
A police report says Beckwitt told investigators how he tried to preserve his project’s secrecy when he brought Khafra there. Beckwitt said he would rent a car, pick Khafra up and drive him to Manassas, Virginia, where he had the younger man don “blackout glasses” before driving him around for about an hour. Khafra spent days at a time working, eating and sleeping in the tunnels. He had his cellphone with him, but Beckwitt used internet “spoofing” to make it appear he was in Virginia, according to Montgomery County prosecutor Douglas Wink.
“These are the lengths the defendant went through in order to hide the truth from Askia Khafra as to where he was and to maintain the secrecy of these tunnels,” Wink said during a May 31 hearing.
Read the whole thing in full. It gets points for originality.
These could be your neighbors if you’re living in a Whole Foods green zone in any major North American city. You know, building tunnels, just for fun, lol.
Or, idk, pizzagate-themed dungeons probably. That’s the first thought I had. I didn’t want to be the first to say it, but that is what went through my head, not going to lie.
And I’ve always hated my neighbors… but now I actually have a reason for doing so. They’re all suspected sex dungeon, tunnel-dwellers unless proven otherwise in my book. Because people go crazy in the suburbs.
Everyone knows this. If you stick some jews into the suburbs, they’re going to get around to really fucky things.