Ayers (NYT): “‘I don’t think you can understand a single thing we did without understanding the violence of the Vietnam War,” he said, and the fact that ”the enduring scar of racism was fully in flower.” Mr. Ayers pointed to Bob Kerrey, former Democratic Senator from Nebraska, who has admitted leading a raid in 1969 in which Vietnamese women and children were killed. ”He committed an act of terrorism,” Mr. Ayers said. ”I didn’t kill INNOCENT [emphasis mine] people.'”
Ayers (Chicago Tribune): “We weren’t terrorists,” Ayers told an interviewer for the Chicago Tribune in 2001. “The reason we weren’t terrorists is because we did not commit random acts of terror against people. Terrorism was what was being practiced in the countryside of Vietnam by the United States.”
Ayers (PBS): Ayers was asked by an interviewer for the PBS television program Independent Lens, “How do you feel about what you did? Would you do it again under similar circumstances?” He replied: Ayers: “I’ve thought about this a lot. Being almost 60, it’s impossible to not have lots and lots of regrets about lots and lots of things, but the question of did we do something that was horrendous, awful? … I don’t think so. I think what we did was to respond to a situation that was unconscionable.”
Jack Tapper, ABC News, Stormy Weather. April 10, 2008
“They served on a board together when Obama was a state senator. Ayres donated $200 to Obama’s campaign in 2001. They sat on a panel together in 2002 called “Intellectuals in Times of Crisis.” Obama went to Ayres and Dohrn’s home in 1995 to be introduced to some of the more influential liberals in the area by the state senator he was preparing to succeed, Alice Palmer.”
Jack Tapper, ABC News, The Weather Underground – Ayres and Dohrn, Rosenberg and Evans, April 17, 2008
“The difference here is that Bill Ayers hosted an event for Senator Obama at his home when he was running for state senator,” Clinton campaign spokesman Phil Singer said. “I can tell you that neither Linda Evans or Susan Rosenberg hosted an event for her, and I think that’s why the question becomes relevant.”
AND THAT IS NOT A SMEAR, THAT IS TRUTH.
Ayers: “I’m sometimes asked if I regret anything I did to oppose the war in Viet Nam, and I say ‘no, I don’t regret anything I did to try to stop the slaughter of millions of human beings by my own government.’ Sometimes I add, ‘I don’t think I did enough.’
What did the Weathermen do?
- The Weather Underground claimed credit for a bombing in Chicago, which they referred to as a “kickoff” of what they called their “Days of Rage.” Their book. entitled, Prairie Free, strongly called for a unified Communist Party.
- The Weather Underground blew up several Chicago Police cars at that time as well.
- They bombed several police cars in Berkley.
- Then they detonated a bomb at the San Francisco Police Department, during which one officer was killed and several others were injured.
- When 36 sticks of dynamite were discovered at a police precinct in Detroit, Bill Ayers just happened to be in town.
- Later, several of the Underground’s own members died when they accidentally blew up their own bomb factory in New York. The bomb was intended to be used at an officer’s dance at Fort Dix. The bomb they were going to use was packed with nails for maximum damage.
- Then another bomb factory was discovered in Chicago’s North side. Their weapons cache was also discovered in an apartment in Chicago’s South side.
- Then they blew up the National Guard building in DC.
- While they continued to hide from indictments, Bernardine Dohrn issued a “Declaration of A State Of War.”
- They claimed credit for the explosion of the San Francisco Hall of Justice, which never occurred.
Later, an undetonated explosive device was discovered on the premises.
- Then the NY City Police headquarters was bombed.
- Then they bombed the Presidio Army Base in San Francisco in honor of the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.
- They then helped Timothy Leary escape from prison, and bombed the Marin County courthouse.
- After that they bombed the Queens Traffic Court building.
- They bombed the Harvard Center For International Affairs.
- Next, they bombed the US Capital.
- Another of their bomb factories was discovered in San Francisco.
- Then they bombed the office of California Prisons,
- They bombed New York Department of Corrections in Albany, NY.
- They bombed William Bundy’s office at MIT Research Center.
- They bombed the Pentagon.
- They bombed the 103 Police Precinct in New York.
- Then they bombed the ITT buildings in both New York and Rome, Italy.
- They bombed the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
- They bombed the Office of California of Attorney General.
- They bombed Gulf’s Pittsburgh headquarters.
- Then they bombed the Anaconda headquarters.
- They bombed the State Department.
- They bombed the Banco De Ponce in Puerto Rico as well as the Kennekot Corporation.
- They also committed the Brinks Robbery in conjunction with the Black Liberation Army.
Notice the last act listed included the words “Black Liberation Army,” and Rev. Wright and Trinity preached Black Liberation Theology. Do you really think this is a coincidence?