Is Obama the only one with a Weather Underground Connection?

Is Obama the only one with a Weather Underground Connection?

By Albert N. Milliron, Politisite.com

Over the last few weeks, if you watch Fox News, Hannity and Colmes,  You will hear a constant rant from Sean Hannity about Senator Barrack Obama’s connection with a former leader of  a terrorist group called the Weather Underground. William Ayers. A one time FBIs Mosted wanted, founding member of the Weathermen, gave Obama a $200 in campaign contribution and sat on a Board togther until 2002. Ayers is accused of bombing the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol buildings in the 1970’s.

Ayers is now a professor of Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago was interviewed by the New York Times, an article that Ironically appeared on September 11, 2001,  No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives;  a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen

”I don’t regret setting bombs,” Bill Ayers said. ”I feel we didn’t do enough.” Mr. Ayers, who spent the 1970’s as a fugitive in the Weather Underground, was sitting in the kitchen of his big turn-of-the-19th-century stone house in the Hyde Park district of Chicago. The long curly locks in his Wanted poster are shorn, though he wears earrings. He still has tattooed on his neck the rainbow-and-lightning Weathermen logo that appeared on letters taking responsibility for bombings. And he still has the ebullient, ingratiating manner, the apparently intense interest in other people, that made him a charismatic figure in the radical student movement.

Now he has written a book, ”Fugitive Days” (Beacon Press, September). Mr. Ayers, who is 56, calls it a memoir, somewhat coyly perhaps, since he also says some of it is fiction. He writes that he participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, the Pentagon in 1972. But Mr. Ayers also seems to want to have it both ways, taking responsibility for daring acts in his youth, then deflecting it.

Here further stated in the article

Mr. Ayers, who in 1970 was said to have summed up the Weatherman philosophy as: ”Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at,” is today distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. And he says he doesn’t actually remember suggesting that rich people be killed or that people kill their parents, but ”it’s been quoted so many times I’m beginning to think I did,” he said. ”It was a joke about the distribution of wealth.”

In his book Mr. Ayers describes the Weathermen descending into a ”whirlpool of violence.”

”Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,” he writes. But then comes a disclaimer: ”Even though I didn’t actually bomb the Pentagon — we bombed it, in the sense that Weathermen organized it and claimed it.” He goes on to provide details about the manufacture of the bomb and how a woman he calls Anna placed the bomb in a restroom. No one was killed or injured, though damage was extensive.

Between 1970 and 1974 the Weathermen took responsibility for 12 bombings, Mr. Ayers writes, and also helped spring Timothy Leary (sentenced on marijuana charges) from jail.

Hannity refers to this story almost every night when he questions Senator Barrack Obama’s relationships with the likes of his Paster and mentor the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and that he had a Friendly relationship with Bill Ayers. 

Both Ayers and Obama sat on the board of the anti-poverty group,  Woods Fund of Chicago from 1999-2002 and Ayers gave a mere $200.00 to the Obama Campaign.

Illinois State Board of Elections

  Contributed By   Amount   Received By   Description   Ayers, William
1329 E. 50th Street
Chicago, IL 60615   $200.00
4/2/2001   Individual Contribution
Friends of Barrack Obama    

Has Sean Hannity and other missed something?  Why hasn’t Hillary Clinton brought up the Bill Ayers issue?  What about the Weather Underground in general?  If Hillary Clinton wins the nomination you will be sure to find out why she has been silent.

In January 2001 just prior to leaving office President Bill Clinton Pardoned  Susan Rosenburg and Linda Evans of the Weather Underground who In 1985 were arrested following being caught with nearly 740 pounds of explosives  that they intended to use in more bombings. Rosenberg was sentenced to 58 years in prison, Evans was sentenced to 40 years. 

Many folks might say, well this was Hillary’s husband, she couldn’t be held accountable for the pardons of her Husband.  How about Hillary was the catalyst behind getting these woman pardoned.  In addition, if Hillary says that Obama should have close contact with his Paster.  What about close contact with a husband who condones the use of force to bomb Federal buildings due to an un-popular war.  One should review closely the Clinton Pardons, especially the ones on his last few days of office. 

To be Fair, it appears that the once radical Ayers has changed some of his ways.  He explains that what he meant in the 2001 article was that he didn’t regret his anti-war posture not that he didn’t regret his bombings.  He also appears to be very active in social issues that don’t involve explosives.

Why isn’t Ayers in Jail?  The Bottom line here is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had over stepped its bounds with illegal wire-tapping and infiltration tactics that made it nearly impossible to convict the once top 10 most wanted. 

 

 Is Obama  the only one with a Weather Underground Connection?

By Albert N. Milliron, Politisite.com

If you watch Fox News Hannity and Colmes which airs on 9 pm ET over the last few weeks you will hear a constant rant from Sean Hannity about Senator Barrack Obama’s connection with a former leader of  a terrorist group called the Weather Underground. William Ayers,  one of the founding members gave Obama $200 in campaign contributions. Ayers is accused of bombing the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol in the 1970’s.

Ayers is now a professor of Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago was interviewed by the New York Times, an article that Ironically appeared on September 11, 2001 No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen

”I don’t regret setting bombs,” Bill Ayers said. ”I feel we didn’t do enough.” Mr. Ayers, who spent the 1970’s as a fugitive in the Weather Underground, was sitting in the kitchen of his big turn-of-the-19th-century stone house in the Hyde Park district of Chicago. The long curly locks in his Wanted poster are shorn, though he wears earrings. He still has tattooed on his neck the rainbow-and-lightning Weathermen logo that appeared on letters taking responsibility for bombings. And he still has the ebullient, ingratiating manner, the apparently intense interest in other people, that made him a charismatic figure in the radical student movement.

Now he has written a book, ”Fugitive Days” (Beacon Press, September). Mr. Ayers, who is 56, calls it a memoir, somewhat coyly perhaps, since he also says some of it is fiction. He writes that he participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, the Pentagon in 1972. But Mr. Ayers also seems to want to have it both ways, taking responsibility for daring acts in his youth, then deflecting it.

Here further stated in the article

Mr. Ayers, who in 1970 was said to have summed up the Weatherman philosophy as: ”Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at,” is today distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. And he says he doesn’t actually remember suggesting that rich people be killed or that people kill their parents, but ”it’s been quoted so many times I’m beginning to think I did,” he said. ”It was a joke about the distribution of wealth.”

In his book Mr. Ayers describes the Weathermen descending into a ”whirlpool of violence.”

”Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,” he writes. But then comes a disclaimer: ”Even though I didn’t actually bomb the Pentagon — we bombed it, in the sense that Weathermen organized it and claimed it.” He goes on to provide details about the manufacture of the bomb and how a woman he calls Anna placed the bomb in a restroom. No one was killed or injured, though damage was extensive.

Between 1970 and 1974 the Weathermen took responsibility for 12 bombings, Mr. Ayers writes, and also helped spring Timothy Leary (sentenced on marijuana charges) from jail.

Hannity refers to this story almost every night when he questions Senator Barrack Obama’s relationships with the likes of his Paster and mentor the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and that he had a Friendly relationship with Bill Ayers. 

Both Ayers and Obama sat on the board of the anti-poverty group,  Woods Fund of Chicago from 1999-2002 and Ayers gave a mere $200.00 to the Obama Campaign.

Illinois State Board of Elections

  Contributed By   Amount   Received By   Description   Ayers, William
1329 E. 50th Street
Chicago, IL 60615   $200.00
4/2/2001   Individual Contribution
Friends of Barrack Obama    

Has Sean Hannity and other missed something?  Why hasn’t Hillary Clinton brought up the Bill Ayers issue?  What about the Weather Underground in general?  If Hillary Clinton wins the nomination you will be sure to find out why she has been silent.

In January 2001 just prior to leaving office President Bill Clinton Pardoned  Susan Rosenburg and Linda Evans of the Weather Underground who In 1985 were arrested following being caught with nearly 740 pounds of explosives  that they intended to use in more bombings. Rosenberg was sentenced to 58 years in prison, Evans was sentenced to 40 years. 

Many folks might say, well this was Hillary’s husband, she couldn’t be held accountable for the pardons of her Husband.  How about Hillary was the catalyst behind getting these woman pardoned.  In addition, if Hillary says that Obama should have close contact with his Paster.  What about close contact with a husband who condones the use of force to bomb Federal buildings due to an un-popular war.  One should review closely the Clinton Pardons, especially the ones on his last few days of office. 

To be Fair, it appears that the once radical Ayers has changed some of his ways.  He explains that what he meant in the 2001 article was that he didn’t regret his anti-war posture not that he didn’t regret his bombings.  He also appears to be very active in social issues that don’t involve explosives.

Why isn’t Ayers in Jail?  The Bottom line here is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had over stepped its bounds with illegal wire-tapping and infiltration tactics that made it nearly impossible to convict the once top 10 most wanted. 

The Weather Underground Background

WEATHERMAN

 

* Declared “war on Amerikkka”at its Flint War Council in 1969
* Responsible for the deaths of police officers and the wanton destruction of public property
* Some former members are now comfortably ensconced in University professorships

 

Weatherman (known colloquially as The Weathermen) was a political faction elected in 1968 to lead the radical group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The organization took its name from a line in the Bob Dylan song Subterranean Homesick Blues (“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”). Emerging in 1969 as the most militant wing of the SDS’s Revolutionary Youth Movement, the fledgling Weatherman issued a “manifesto” eschewing nonviolence and calling instead for armed opposition to U.S. policies; advocating the overthrow of capitalism; exhorting white radicals to trigger a worldwide revolution by fighting in the streets of the “mother country”; and proclaiming that the time had come to launch a race war against the “white” United States on behalf of the non-white Third World.

 

Grounded in identity politics, Weatherman ideology and rhetoric rebelled against what later came to be known as America’s “white skin privilege.” Weatherman opposed the strategy of a rival SDS faction, Progressive Labor, which rejected the sexual and chemical excesses of the counter-cultural movements of the 1960s in favor of a purer, Marxist-Leninist popular front movement aimed at developing student-labor alliances.

 

FBI files from 1976, recently made public under the Freedom of Information Act, confirm the connections between Weatherman, Havana, and Moscow. Weatherman leaders like Mark Rudd traveled illegally to Havana in 1968 to engage in terrorist training. There, camps set up by Soviet KGB Colonel Vadim Kotchergine were educating Westerners both in Marxist philosophy and urban warfare.

 

At a 1969 “War Council” in Flint, Michigan, Weatherman leader Bernardine Dohrn (currently a law professor at Northwestern University and a Board member of the ACLU) praised the serial murderer Charles Manson and his accomplices: “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.” She then proclaimed that the time had come to launch a war against “Amerikkka” (Weatherman always spelled “America” this way, to convey the group’s belief that the nation was ineradicably racist to its core). Toward this end, Dohrn advocated the formation of an even more radical “Weather Underground” cult to carry out covert terrorist activities rather than public acts of protest. By early 1970, her wish would be realized.

 

Weatherman’s first public demonstration was its October 1969 “Days of Rage” protest in Chicago, timed to coincide with the trials of the Chicago Seven (a group of radical leftists led by Tom Hayden), who had fomented a riot at the Democratic Party nominating convention in that city the previous year. Advertised with the slogan “Bring the war home,” “Days of Rage” sought to create enough chaos to shock the American public out of its alleged complacency vis a vis the Vietnam War.

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Pardons and commutations signed on final day in office

Clinton issued 140 pardons as well as several commutations on his last day of office (January 20, 2001).[13] When a sentence is commuted, the conviction remains intact, but the sentence can be altered in a number of ways. Some controversial actions include the following:

  • Peter MacDonald – The day before President Clinton left office,U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy lobbied the White House to commute the sentence of the former leader of the Navajo Nation. MacDonald was sentence for 14 years in at a Federal Prison in Texas for fraud, extortion, inciting riots, bribery, and corruption stemming from the Navajo purchase of the Big Boquillas Ranch in Northwestern Arizona. He was commuted after serving 10 years.
  • Carlos A. Vignali had his sentence for cocaine trafficking commuted, after serving 6 of 15 years in federal prison.
  • Almon Glenn Braswell was pardoned of his mail fraud and perjury convictions, even while a federal investigation was underway regarding additional money laundering and tax evasion charges.[14] Braswell and Carlos Vignali each paid approximately $200,000 to Hillary Clinton’s brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency. Hugh Rodham returned the payments after they were disclosed to the public.[15] Braswell would later invoke the Fifth Amendment at a Senate Committee hearing in 2001, when questioned about allegations of his having systematically defrauded senior citizens of millions of dollars.[16]
  • Linda Sue Evans and Susan Rosenberg were pardoned. Weather Underground members, they were imprisoned on weapons and explosives charges.[17][18]
  • Marc Rich, a fugitive, was pardoned of tax evasion, after clemency pleas from Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, among many other international luminaries. He was required to pay a $100 million dollar fine and waive any use of the pardon as a defense against any future civil charges that were filed against him in the same case. Critics complained that Denise Rich, his former wife, had made substantial donations to the Clinton library and to Mrs. Clinton’s senate campaign. Emails uncovered during the course of the investigation revealed that her final donation was provided a year before Scooter Libby requested that she approach Clinton for a pardon. According to Paul Volcker‘s independent investigation of Iraqi Oil-for-Food kickback schemes, Marc Rich was a middleman for several suspect Iraqi oil deals involving over 4 million barrels of oil.[19]
  • Susan McDougal, who had already completed her sentence, was pardoned for her role in the Whitewater scandal; McDougal had served 18 months on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton’s role.
  • Dan Rostenkowski, a former Democratic Congressman convicted in the Congressional Post Office Scandal. Rostenkowski had served his entire sentence.
  • Melvin J. Reynolds, a Democratic Congressman from Illinois, who was convicted of bank fraud, 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice, and solicitation of child pornography had his sentence commuted on the bank fraud charged and was allowed to serve the final months under the auspices of a half way house. He had served his entire sentence on child sex abuse charges before the commutation of the later convictions.
  • Roger Clinton, the president’s half-brother, on drug charges after having served the entire sentence more than a decade before. Roger Clinton would be charged with drunk driving and disorderly conduct in an unrelated incident within a year of the pardon.[20] He was also briefly alleged to have been utilized in lobbying for the Braswell pardon, among others. However, no wrongdoing was uncovered.

On Feb. 18, 2001, Clinton wrote a New York Times column defending the 140 pardons

Photos included:

Bill Ayers Mug Shot

Hillary and Bill Clinton with Tony Rezko

ABC Debate where Hillary questions Obama’s sitting on a board with William Ayers

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