Bill Ayers - Liar and Unrepentant Terrorist

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Andy McCarthy has a devastating indictment of former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, showing how the unreconstructed radical doesn't deserve to be considered in the mainstream of anything - except perhaps the mainstream of al-Qaeda, the Egyptian Brotherhood, the PLO and other groups who believe killing people for political gain is just fine.

Ayers is a liar:

In that Fox interview that Rich linked to, Ayers preposterously claimed that he and his fellow Weather Underground terrorists did not really intend to harm any people - the fact that no one was killed in their 20 or so bombings was, he said, "by design"; they only wanted to cause property damage:

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First of all, "that moment in the townhouse" he's talking about happened in 1970.  Three of his confederates, including his then girlfriend Diana Oughton, were accidentally killed when the explosive they were building to Ayers specifications (Ayers was a bomb designer) went off during construction.  As noted in Ayers' Discover the Networks profile, the explosive had been a nail bomb.  Back when Ayers was being more honest about his intentions, he admitted that the purpose of that bomb had been to murder United States soldiers:

That bomb had been intended for detonation at a dance that was to be attended by army soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Hundreds of lives could have been lost had the plan been successfully executed. Ayers attested that the bomb would have done serious damage, "tearing through windows and walls and, yes, people too."

Of course, we are aware that Ayers has repeatedly said that he and his fellow terrorists didn't do enough violence back in the day and he wishes they could have done more:

Now he wants you to think they just wanted to break a few dishes.  But in his book Fugitive Days, in which he boasts that he "participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972," he says of the day that he bombed the Pentagon:  "Everything was absolutely ideal. ... The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them."

And he wasn't singular.  As I noted back in April in this article about Obama's motley collection of radical friends, at the Weatherman "War Council" meeting in 1969, Ayers' fellow terrorist and now-wife, Bernadine Dohrn, famously gushed over the barbaric Manson Family murders of the pregnant actress Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, and three others:  "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!"  And as Jonah recalled yesterday, "In appreciation, her Weather Underground cell made a threefingered "fork" gesture its official salute."  They weren't talking about scratching up the wall-paper.



Is it any wonder Obama is desperate to hide the extent of his relationship with Ayers - especially after the release of the Chicago Annenberg Project papers yesterday? Preliminary examination of the records showed that Obama and Ayers were in the same meetings dozens of times - fary beyond Obama's claim that Ayers was just "someone in my neighborhood."

Both men are liars. One of them wants to be president. If Obama makes it despite all, what possible credibility will the United States have in asking other countries not to support terrorists when our own president will be on a first name basis with a guy who revelled in blowing up buildings and planned to kill innocents himself?
Andy McCarthy has a devastating indictment of former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, showing how the unreconstructed radical doesn't deserve to be considered in the mainstream of anything - except perhaps the mainstream of al-Qaeda, the Egyptian Brotherhood, the PLO and other groups who believe killing people for political gain is just fine.

Ayers is a liar:

In that Fox interview that Rich linked to, Ayers preposterously claimed that he and his fellow Weather Underground terrorists did not really intend to harm any people - the fact that no one was killed in their 20 or so bombings was, he said, "by design"; they only wanted to cause property damage:

[snip]


First of all, "that moment in the townhouse" he's talking about happened in 1970.  Three of his confederates, including his then girlfriend Diana Oughton, were accidentally killed when the explosive they were building to Ayers specifications (Ayers was a bomb designer) went off during construction.  As noted in Ayers' Discover the Networks profile, the explosive had been a nail bomb.  Back when Ayers was being more honest about his intentions, he admitted that the purpose of that bomb had been to murder United States soldiers:

That bomb had been intended for detonation at a dance that was to be attended by army soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Hundreds of lives could have been lost had the plan been successfully executed. Ayers attested that the bomb would have done serious damage, "tearing through windows and walls and, yes, people too."

Of course, we are aware that Ayers has repeatedly said that he and his fellow terrorists didn't do enough violence back in the day and he wishes they could have done more:

Now he wants you to think they just wanted to break a few dishes.  But in his book Fugitive Days, in which he boasts that he "participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972," he says of the day that he bombed the Pentagon:  "Everything was absolutely ideal. ... The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them."

And he wasn't singular.  As I noted back in April in this article about Obama's motley collection of radical friends, at the Weatherman "War Council" meeting in 1969, Ayers' fellow terrorist and now-wife, Bernadine Dohrn, famously gushed over the barbaric Manson Family murders of the pregnant actress Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, and three others:  "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!"  And as Jonah recalled yesterday, "In appreciation, her Weather Underground cell made a threefingered "fork" gesture its official salute."  They weren't talking about scratching up the wall-paper.



Is it any wonder Obama is desperate to hide the extent of his relationship with Ayers - especially after the release of the Chicago Annenberg Project papers yesterday? Preliminary examination of the records showed that Obama and Ayers were in the same meetings dozens of times - fary beyond Obama's claim that Ayers was just "someone in my neighborhood."

Both men are liars. One of them wants to be president. If Obama makes it despite all, what possible credibility will the United States have in asking other countries not to support terrorists when our own president will be on a first name basis with a guy who revelled in blowing up buildings and planned to kill innocents himself?