Skip to comments.Chicago TV in 2000: Obama admits a terrorist launched his career
Posted on 09/14/2008 7:52:58 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
BARACK OBAMA: ...on this Ayers thing, which you've been hyping, Bill.
O'REILLY: Not that much.
BARACK OBAMA: This guy did something despicable forty years ago.
O'REILLY: Despicable last week. He said he didn't do enough bombing. That's last week.
BARACK OBAMA: Here's a guy that does something despicable when I'm eight years old. Alright? I come to Chicago. He's working with Mayor Richard Daley, not known to be a radical. So, he and I know each other as a consequence of work he's doing on education. That is not an endorsement of his views ... This guy is not part of my campaign, he's not some adviser of mine.
(Excerpt) Read more at directorblue.blogspot.com ...
I still don’t get it. Ayers walks around a free man and a college professor to boot. Yet, the government had to send SS hit squads designated as judge, jury, and executioner to Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Miami (Elian Gonzolez).
That is a good summary of Obama’s start -— best of any I’ve seen.
OBAMA MUST BE TIED DEFINITIVELY TO THESE CRIMINALS. This doesn't cut it, and I say this as someone who realizes what is at stake.
OBAMA MUST BE TIED DEFINITIVELY TO THESE CRIMINALS. This doesn't cut it, and I say this as someone who realizes what is at stake.
Resume of: B HUSSEIN OBAMA
Proven fake by more than one source
2.) Sketchy childhood
We know some details - Lots of gaps - muslim?
3.) College thesis has vanished
Was it anything like Micheles?
4.) Overseas travel
Pakistan? Why? On what passport?
5.) Law records
What cases did he represent?
6.) Senate records disappeared
What was he trying to hide?
Rev Wright, Ayers, Rezko, Michele etc.
8.) Senate voting record
That speaks for itself
Who would his choices be?
10.) Proven Liar
12.) Racist, Sexist, Radical, Marxist views
His judgement in the people he associates with and his radical/marxist views scare the hell out of me.
In 1981, when Barack Obama was 20 years old and a student at Columbia University, William Ayers' group - the Weather Underground - participated in a terrorist attack 20 miles away from his apartment, a terrorist attack that killed two police officers.
Two of Ayers' close friends went to prison for those murders - friends with whom Ayers still associates today: Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert.
This is something that Barack Obama is well aware of: he was living in NYC at the time of the terrorist attack, it was the major news story in the papers and on television in the NYC market for weeks, and sympathizers on his campus contributed to the terrorists' defense.
I have absolutely no evidence at all, but the law of probability tells me that a black campus activist at Columbia would have taken an intense interest in a terrorist attack carried out as a joint operation between the Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army so close to his home and might even have signed his name to a petition or something of that nature supporting the terrorists - who were heroes in his campus' radical circles.
I wonder if someone has already carefully secured the archives of Columbia's radical student publications of the time.
"Ayers, now a tenured distinguished professor of education at UIC, works to educate teachers in socialist revolutionary ideology, urging that it be passed on to impressionable students.
One of Ayer's descriptions for a course called 'Improving Learning Environments' says prospective K-12 teachers need to 'be aware of the social and moral universe we inhabit and ... be a teacher capable of hope and struggle, outrage and action, teaching for social justice and liberation.
The Annenberg papers are quite extensive 132 boxes containing 947 file folders with 70 linear feet of material. They undoubtedly contain more surprises regarding Obama's relationship with Ayers, one of many relationships Obama has sought to hide.'..."
Article: Annenberg Papers: Putting On Ayers?
[Obama] is named Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge founded by Bill Ayers
(article typo has Ayers instead of Obama)
In late 1993, Bill Ayers, now an associate professor of education at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus, organized a team to put together a grant proposal to secure nearly $50 million from the Annenberg Challenge. The money was to be used by Ayers and co. to bolster the radical Local School Councils reform project that Ayers and Obama had championed back in 1988 through the ABCs.
The grant application was successful and in early 1995 Barack Obama was named chairman of the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Ayers was named co-chair of the Challenges operative and strategic body, the Chicago School Reform Collaborative. Ayers and Obama work together for the next five years on raising an additional $60 million in matching money from local foundations and corporations and using the money to intervene in the governance of the Chicago public schools.
The Challenge through a multi-million dollar Leadership Development Initiative intervened in the School Council elections in the middle of what was known as the Chicago School Wars. At the same time Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was pushing, successfully, to gut the power of the Councils.
"The Small Schools Workshop was founded in 1991 at the University of Illinois at Chicago to provide support for teachers who were trying to create new smaller learning environments. Its director is Michael Klonsky, a former professor of education at UIC."
Some background on Bill Ayers' SDS comrade, Michael Klonsky
(Chicago Annenberg Challenge-related)
"One of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrns comrades in the late 60s Students for a Democratic Society was Mike Klonsky. When Dohrn and Ayers moved in one direction toward the violent tactics of the Weather Underground, Klonsky, in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, dropped the pro-Russian communist politics of his parents and became a committed Maoist. As leader of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) in 1977 [not to be confused with Communist Party USA. CPML no longer exists, CPUSA formed decades earlier and is still around-ETL], he travelled to Beijing and was toasted by the senior Beijing leadership.
When the crazy left of the 70s died in the 80s, Klonsky went to graduate school in education in Florida and then moved to Chicago.
While driving a cab there he [Michael Klonsky] was recruited by his old friend Bill Ayers to head up a new project called the Small Schools Workshop in 1991. Its offices were in the Department of Education building at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus where Ayers taught.
In 1995 the newly formed Chicago Annenberg Challenge headed by Ayers and Obama gave the Workshop a grant of $175,000.
The Annenberg Challenge also had its office space in the same building as Ayers Department and the Workshop, rent free courtesy of the University.
In 2008 Klonsky ran a blog on the official Obama campaign website on education policy and social justice teaching. When discussion of the Klonsky blog emerged in the blogosphere, it was promptly shut down by the campaign and all of the posts made by Klonsky were removed from the site."
In 1977, the October League was reorganized as the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) [again, not Communist Party USA (CPUSA) -ETL] and former SDS activist Michael Klonsky became party chairman. Also in 1977, Klonsky traveled to China and the CPML was recognized by the Chinese Communist Party as its official sister party in America.
In January 1981, Michael Klonsky resigned as party chairman, and the CPML disbanded that same year.
The previous Red Encyclopedia description of the CPML was incorrectly combined with that of the Communist Party USA (Marxist-Leninist).
"This is a guy [Bill Ayers] who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis."
Source: ABC News - Transcript: Obama and Clinton Debate, April 16, 2008
Bill Ayers TODAY (April 6, 2008), from his own red communist star-headed website, begging to debate communism vs capitalism with Sean Hannity and STILL calling for revolution!
"Imperialism. Im against it, and if Sean Hannity and others were honest, this is the ground they would fight me on. Capitalism played its role historically and is exhausted as a force for progress: built on exploitation, theft, conquest, war, and racism, capitalism and imperialism must be defeated and a world revolutiona revolution against war and racism and materialism, a revolution based on human solidarity and love, cooperation and the common good must win.
We begin by releasing our most hopeful dreams and our most radical imaginations: a better world is both possible and necessary.
Source: Bill Ayers' own website:
"a better world is both possible and necessary"?
Looks to me like Bill Ayers stole (or borrowed) this phrase from Bob Avakian, chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. Both the Weather Underground and RCP have roots in the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) organization.
"The following is an excerpt from an historic talk by Chairman Bob Avakian, soon to be available on video and DVD from Three Q Productions-REVOLUTION: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About. This talk, delivered in 2003, followed by questions and answers, is a wide- ranging revolutionary journey, covering many topics."
Voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA [Maoist]
Revolution #63, October 1, 2006
Interview with Bill Ayers:
"On Progressive Education, Critical Thinking and the Cowardice of Some in Dangerous Times"
Much more on the ObamaRat-commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page. Everything there is linked directly to its source. I've now added within-page links and a 'clickable' table of contents which makes it easy to hop around to the various sections:
ayers and dohrn had wealthy families and expensive lawyers also wild bill was president for waco and gonzalez
Good stuff. I’d like to see the lip synch problem fixed so that there is no accusation of tampering. It’s not a hollywood production so no big deal, substance trumps style.
The relationship is much clearer. I’ve never associated Ayers with putting Obama in a postion to funnel large sums of money to secure votes and loyalty.
In the end, its not going to impact me or the committed voters here. This story needs to be out in the public. How to do that other then 527? I don’t know. Maybe there is a national reporter with a pair of balls?
Sir, if you were really a capable agent of positive change, you would have figured out he was radical. It isn't all that hard from where I sit, and I never met the guy.
Am I, and other normal folks, just way more qualified to see these things than poor little Barak?
But I suppose the great hope of cleaning up D.C. would never suspect someone working from good ole honest Daley, right?
Give me Sarah, she is what Barak pretends to be. Somebody who is out for the common folk and willing to clean house!
You really don't get it?
Let me explain: if law enforcement wants to question you or arrest you, the smartest thing to do is hire a lawyer and have him negotiate the terms of a surrender with law enforcement.
The absolute stupidest thing to do is to shoot at the cops.
Oh, and you know absolutely nothing about the SS. I know people who were actual victims of the real SS and to equate the actions of US law enforcement agencies with the SS is not only an insult to those agencies but also to all the victims of Hitler's terror.
Just let Rush, Sean and Mark play the audio tomorrow. ;)
Obama and his buddies are inherently evil.
They hate America, and they continue to lie about their hatred.
There is nothing good in any of them.
And, in what is more than just a coincidence, you don't remember anyone getting shot - let alone dying - in that incident either.
How come Ayers aka domestic terrorist walks around a free man to this day?
(1) His father was one of the wealthiest men in Chicago and he therefore had world class legal representation. It was his father's attorneys who were able to discover technicalities that got much Weather Underground evidence excluded.
(2) His group had a code of silence which they pretty much stuck to. If there is no physical evidence to link you to any specific crime, and no one is talking about anything, it's pretty tough to convict you.
(3) The more unpredictable and undisciplined members of the group got themselves killed or fled abroad, eliminating most of the key eyewitness testimony.
(4) Most of what we know about his activities are contained in evidence files that were excluded and in his own memoirs - conveniently written after the statute of limitations ran out on the crimes which he was willing to admit to.
and the MSM is spending its time attacking Gov. Palin over 'banning books'.
UNBELIEVABLE and UNCONSCIONABLE!!!
BARACK OBAMA: Here's a guy that does something despicable when I'm eight years old. Alright?
No. It is not alright, magical one. The guy said he didn't do enough bombing. It it definitely not alright. Geez, you suck.
Thanks for the cliffs. I’ve been under the impression that I would be hard-pressed to find unbiased research on that case. Frankly, I didn’t even know the guy until the whole Obama fiasco.
Here is the case that 'almost' put them both away for a long time...
From November 10, 2003:
30-Y.O. Unsolved SF Murders Reopen
[Weather Underground, Black Liberation Army, Ayers, Dohrn]
BAY AREA (KRON) -- The unsolved murder of two San Francisco police officers has languished as cold cases for 30 years until now. A federal grand jury has been looking into the murders. Many of the people now under investigation both as potential targets and witnesses in this case are scattered across the country. Many of them are now in their 50s and 60s. Investigators believe the crimes were politically motivated and committed by militant radical groups.
On August 29, 1971, sergeant John Young is killed in a barrage of gunfire when two men walk into the Ingleside police station and begin shooting at officers sitting behind the glass partition. It is the second unsolved police killing in 18 months.
On February 16, 1970, officer Brian McDonnell is killed when a bomb explodes at Park Police Station. Attorney Joe O'Sullivan, at the time was a young police officer. "It was just bedlam. I don't think we were able to get into the station. I think it was cordoned off. Nobody really knew the exact nature of the devastation," he says.
For three decades, the police murders remained unsolved. Evidence from the two crime scenes sat in the police property room.
KRON 4 News has learned that three years ago, San Francisco police secretly re-opened the case. Armed with new forensic technology and with State and Federal agencies helping, SFPD investigators began to work full-time on the murders.
And now, sources tell us, those investigators have identified potential suspects: former members of two militant groups in the '60s and '70s -- the Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army, people who've been out of the spotlight for decades. The most prominent among them is Bernadine Dohrn, a former leader of the Weather Underground and now a law professor at Northwestern University in Illinois.
30-Y.O. Unsolved SF Murders Reopen [part 1 of 3]
Patriot Act Used to Reopen Murder Case? [part 2 of 3]
Survivor of Old Murder Case Speaks Out [part 3 of 3]
The following is from wikipedia, but is well documented and sourced.
"In a bombing that took place on February 16, 1970, and that was credited to the Weathermen at the time, a pipe bomb filled with heavy metal staples and lead bullet projectiles was set off on the ledge of a window at the Park Station of the San Francisco Police Department. In the blast, Brian V. McDonnell, a police sergeant, was fatally wounded while Robert Fogarty, another police officer, received severe wounds to his face and legs and was partially blinded.
Weatherman leader Bernardine Dohrn has been suspected of involvement in the February 16, 1970, bombing of the Park Police Station in San Francisco. At the time, Dohrn was said to be living with a Weatherman cell in a houseboat in Sausalito, California, unnamed law enforcement sources later told KRON-TV.
An investigation into the case was reopened in 1999, and a San Francisco grand jury looked into the incident, but no indictments followed, and no one was ever arrested for the bombing.
An FBI informant, Larry Grathwohl, who successfully penetrated the organization from the late summer of 1969 until April 1970, later testified to a U.S. Senate subcommittee that Bill Ayers, then a high-ranking member of the organization and a member of its Central Committee (but not then Dohrn's husband), had said Dohrn constructed and planted the bomb. Grathwohl testified that Ayers had told him specifically where the bomb was placed (on a window ledge) and what kind of shrapnel was put in it. Grathwohl said Ayers was emphatic, leading Grathwohl to believe Ayers either was present at some point during the operation or had heard about it from someone who was there.
In a book about his experiences published in 1976, Grathwohl wrote that Ayers, who had recently attended a meeting of the group's Central Committee, said Dohrn had planned the operation, made the bomb and placed it herself. In 2008, author David Freddoso commented that "Ayers and Dohrn escaped prosecution only because of government misconduct in collecting evidence against them", Freddoso wrote.
 Former Weatherman Larry Grathwohl's October 18, 1974 testimony to the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee
(SAN FRANCISCO POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION)
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