Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Why Is Obama Being Asked These Pesky Questions?

Senator Obama is being asked, repeatedly, to explain his associations with people on the radical, far left - people like William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, leaders of the infamous Weathermen, bombers and killers of Americans.

For those who have forgotten or weren’t born yet, here is a list of a few of their activities: (from the Chicago Daily Observer)

7 October 1969 – Bombing of Haymarket Police Statue in Chicago, apparently as a “kickoff” for the “Days of Rage” riots in the city October 8–11, 1969. The Weathermen later claim credit for the bombing in their book, “Prairie Fire.”

8 October-11, 1969 – The “Days of Rage” riots occur in Chicago in which 287 Weatherman members from throughout the country were arrested and a large amount of property damage was done.

6 December 1969 – Bombing of several Chicago Police cars parked in a precinct parking lot at 3600 North Halsted Street, Chicago. The WUO stated in their book “Prairie Fire” that they had did the explosion.

27 December-31, 1969 – Weathermen hold a “War Council” meeting in Flint, MI, where they finalize their plans to submerge into an underground status from which they plan to commit strategic acts of sabotage against the government. Thereafter they are called the “Weather Underground Organization” (WUO).

13 February 1970 – Bombing of several police vehicles of the Berkeley, California, Police Department.

16 February 1970 – Bombing of Golden Gate Park branch of the San Francisco Police Department, killing one officer and injuring a number of other policemen.

6 March 1970 – Bombing in the 13th Police District of the Detroit, Michigan. 34 sticks of dynamite are discovered. During February and early March, 1970, members of the WUO, led by Bill Ayers, are reported to be in Detroit, during that period, for the purpose of bombing a police facility.

6 March 1970 – “bomb factory” located in New York’s Greenwich Village accidentally explodes. WUO members Theodore die in t. The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer’s dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The bomb was packed with nails TO INFILICT MAXIMUM CASUALTIES UPON DETONATION.

30 March 1970 – Chicago Police discover a WUO “bomb factory” on Chicago’s north side. A subsequent discovery of a WUO “weapons cache” in a south side Chicago apartment several days later ends WUO activity in the city.

10 May 1970 – Bombing of The National Guard Association building in Washington, D.C..

21 May 1970 – The WUO under Bernardine Dohrn’s name releases its “Declaration of a State of War” communique.

6 June 1970 – The WUO sends a letter claiming credit for bombing of the San Francisco Hall of Justice; however, no explosion actually took place. Months later, workmen in this building located an unexploded device which had apparently been dormant for some time.

9 June 1970 – Bombing of The New York City Police Headquarters.

27 July 1970 – Bombing of The Presidio army base in San Francisco. [NYT, 7/27/70]

12 September 1970 – The WUO helps Dr. Timothy Leary, break out and escape from the California Men’s Colony prison.

8 October 1970 – Bombing of Marin County courthouse. [NYT, 8/10/70]

10 October 1970 – Bombing of Queens traffic-court building . [NYT, 10/10/70, p. 12]

14 October 1970 – Bombing of The Harvard Center for International Affairs [NYT, 10/14/70, p. 30]

1 March 1971 – Bombing of The United States Capitol . ” [NYT, 3/2/71]

April, 1971 – abandoned WUO “bomb factory” discovered in San Francisco, California.

29 August, 1971 – Bombing of the Office of California Prisons . [LAT, 8/29/71]

17 September 1971 – Bombing of The New York Department of Corrections in Albany, NY [NYT, 9/18/71]

15 October 1971 – Bombing of William Bundy’s office in the MIT research center. [NYT, 10/16/71]

19 May 1972 – Bombing of The Pentagon . [NYT, 5/19/72]

18 May 1973 – Bombing of the 103rd Police Precinct in New York

28 September 1973 – Bombing of ITT headquarters in New York and Rome, Italy . [NYT, 9/28/73]

6 March 1974 – Bombing of the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare offices in San Francisco.

31 May 1974 – Bombing of The Office of the California Attorney General
17 June 1974 – Bombing of Gulf Oil’s Pittsburgh headquarters.

11 September 1974 – Bombing of Anaconda Corporation (part of the Rockefeller Corporation).

29 January 1975 – Bombing of the State Department in (AP. “State Department Rattled by Blast,” The Daily Times-News, January 29 1975, p.1)

16 June 1975 – Bombing of Banco de Ponce (a Puerto Rican bank) in New York.

September, 1975 – Bombing of the Kennecott Corporation.

October 20, 1981 – Brinks robbery in which several members of the Weather Underground stole over $1 million from a Brinks armored car near Nyack, New York. The robbers murdered 2 police officers and 1 Brinks guard. Several others were wounded.

1981 “Guilty as hel*. Free as a bird. America is a great country,” Ayers said when interviewed by David Horowitz.

September 11, 2001 “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.” Ayers is quoted in NYT article.

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At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard of guilt by association? It's not a very democratic practice.

At 5:20 PM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

How about, "When you sleep with dogs you get fleas", or "You are known by the company you keep", or "Birds of a feather flock together". Liberals are always trying to deny the lessons life teaches us.

At 4:46 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

I wouldn't vote for Barack Obama if he was running for dog catcher. I think that the folks need to see him for what he really is, a far Left elitist snob who hates his country and wants to take it down. This is how I see people like Obama and his ilk. All you have to do is listen to his minister. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know where he is coming from. The Reverend Wright is a bigger monkey on Obama's back than Bubba is to Hillary. One thing is for sure though; both of the presidential candidates are providing this country with a lot of humor. I hope that they continue to tear each other apart. Thank you Rush Limbaugh for "Operation Chaos."

At 5:57 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

Regarding "guilt by association", we are not consideriing blackballing a movie director, we are talking about someone running for the presidency of the USA.

"Asked why he would be friends with the likes of Weatherman Bill Ayers, Obama said: "The notion that ... me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense."

That's a slick answer -- even "Clintonian"! -- but the problem is, Ayers and his Weatherman wife, Bernadine Dohrn, won't stop boasting about their days as Weathermen.

It's not simply that they haven't repented. To the contrary, those were their glory days! And Ayers isn't just someone who lives in the neighborhood: He and Dohrn were there at the inception of Obama's political career, hosting a fundraiser for Obama at their home back in 1995." Courtesy of

At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree this is very troublesome.

If it were just "The notion that ... me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense."
then I would agree....This should not be grounds for condemnation.

However, these folks obviously have NOT changed now decades later and Obama is still not distancing himself. It is now NOT just the 40 year old act....


At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having helped in a prison ministry, people could say I had associated with rapists and murderers. But after some period of time, a person either gathers the ability to face the full truth of his acts, or he refines his ability to deny them. Worse, some become brazenly proud. It appears that Ayers is in the later group.

The next question to ask Ayers is, given that you wish you had done more, to what end? What is "done more" in this context?

While we are asking questions, what is the definition of terrorism, sedition and treason? What does it say about the moral judgment of anyone who cannot see that Ayers and his ilk deserve no respect. Indeed, they deserve execution.


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