Obama’s Connection to Terrorist Disturbing
By Victor Thorn
Barack Obama wants voters to think he has denounced terrorist William Ayers, with a TV ad saying he was “11 years old” when the bombs were thrown. But his relationship with the America-hating communist remains cozy today.
Ayers was one of the most notorious domestic terrorists in this nation’s history. His group—the Weather Underground—bombed New York City police headquarters in 1970, the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972. On Sept. 11, 2001, while Americans watched in horror as our nation was attacked, William Ayers told The New York Times, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”
Obama announced his candidacy for the Illinois Senate in 1995, at Ayers’ house.
This is the same Ayers who was involved in bombing courthouses, banks, police barracks, a National Guard outpost, and other government buildings. The Weathermen also blew up a statue (on two different occasions) in Chicago’s Haymarket Square, broke LSD guru Timothy Leary out of prison, and set off a pipe bomb in San Francisco that killed one police officer and blinded another. They advocated attacks on innocent civilians, vandalism, and arson to get their message across. In all, the Weather Underground engaged in dozens of these attacks across the U.S. in the early 1970s.
His reign of terror ended when a bomb they were constructing in Greenwich Village exploded, killing three of his fellow Weathermen. The device, packed with boxes of carpenter nails to inflict maximum damage, was meant for a dance hall attended by soldiers and their dates at Fort Dix. As David Farber of the Chicago Tribune wrote, “It almost surely was intended to kill many people.”
A recent ad campaign sponsored by the American Issues Project asks, why would Barack Obama “be friends with someone who bombed the Capitol and is proud of it?”
After Obama kicked off his senatorial bid at William Ayers’ house, he also served with him for three years as a board member on the Woods Fund, a non-profit organization. Further, Obama also appeared with Ayers on two academic panels—the latest taking place in 2002. Both men are also linked to the University of Illinois in Chicago where Ayers teaches, and only live a few blocks from each other. Lastly, Ayers contributed $200 to Obama’s state senatorial campaign in 2001.
As is customary, Obama downplays his relationship to Ayers, just as he did with the flamboyant preacher whose church he attended for 20 years—Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Oddly enough, the similarities between Ayers and the Marxist, black nationalist Wright are striking.
In 1995, Ayers stated, “Maybe I’m the last communist who is willing to admit it. The ethics of communism still appeal to me.”
Similarly, the Weather Underground’s mission statement reveals that they sought to create a “white fighting force to be allied with the black liberation movement.” To augment their Marxist links, the Weathermen bombed the Pentagon in 1972 on Ho Chi Minh’s birthday, using what they called “an American Red Army.”
Ayers’ extremism also extends to his wife, fellow Weather Underground member Bernadine Dohrn, who was once listed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.
Dohrn is so radical that she made the following comments after Charles Manson’s “Helter Skelter” slayings.
“Dig it. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach. Wild!”
Equally as disturbing and reminiscent of Reverend Wright’s remark about the United Stares being the “U.S. KKK of A,” Dohrn calls this country “AmeriKKKa.”
Ayers’ philosophy is no different. In the 1970s, he advised his followers, “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents. That’s where it’s really at.”
Obama apologists will dismiss these sentiments as merely the follies of a misguided youth. But in his 2001 book, Fugitive Days, Ayers said of America, “What a country. It makes me want to puke.”
Similarly, when asked if he’d ever again consider bombing targets in the U.S., he responded, “I can’t imagine entirely dismissing the possibility.”
Obviously, Ayers has no regrets about his terrorist past and, according to University of Chicago law professor Cass Sunstein, Ayers “refuses to disavow what he did.”
Ayers boasted in his 2001 book, “Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon. . . . There’s something about a good bomb.”
Of the 300 million people living in America, why would Obama announce his candidacy for the Illinois Senate in the home of William Ayers, and why would he continue his relationship with him into the future? That might be the biggest Obama bomb of all.
Victor Thorn is a freelance journalist based in Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books about the New World Order and 9-11. These books include: New World Order Exposed; New World Order Illusion; 9-11 Evil: The Israeli Connection to 9-11; 9-11 on Trial; 9-11 Exposed and AFP’s Phantom Flight 93 and Other Astounding 9-11 Mysteries Explored. All are available from FIRST AMENDMENT BOOKS at 202-547-5585.
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