October 21, 2008

The Ayers-Weatherman Terrorist Attack

The Weathermen were a Marxist-Leninist militant organization that declared war on the United States in 1969. Check this video for some background on the group's terrorist activities:

Here's this, from Wikipedia:

On March 6, 1970, during preparations for the bombing of an officers' dance at the Fort Dix U.S. Army base and for Butler Library at Columbia University, there was an explosion in a Greenwich Village safe house when the nail bomb being constructed prematurely detonated for unknown reasons. WUO members Diana Oughton, Ted Gold, and Terry Robbins died in the explosion. Cathy Wilkerson and Kathy Boudin escaped unharmed ... The bomb preparations have been pointed out by critics of the claim that the Weatherman group did not try to take lives with its bombings. Harvey Klehr, the Andrew W. Mellon professor of politics and history at Emory University in Atlanta, said in 2003, "The only reason they were not guilty of mass murder is mere incompetence. I don't know what sort of defense that is."
Barack Obama appeared with Ayers on a panel on juvenile justice organized by Michelle Obama on November 20, 1997.

Obama now claims Ayers has been rehabilitated and he denies writing book reviews favoring Ayers' theories of criminal justice.

If the Democratic nominee's relationship to Ayers - who wished he could have done more to destroy the U.S. - doesn't make your skin crawl, I doubt anything would.


GUYK said...

The irony is that we may get a commander in chief of the armed forces who could not even get a security clearance if he was on active duty as an enlisted man due to his past history.

Jan said...

Guyk..you know, that very thught has crossed my mind, many times.

When my husband had a special assignment to Turkey, even though it was unaccompanied, even I had to have a TSSBI, or top-secret, special background investigation before he could be sent on the assignment.

It sure looks like someone who is running for the highest office in the country should have to undergo the same thing, doesn't it?