Bill Ayers’ claim that the Weather Underground bombed property, not people, in order to protest the Vietnam War, is two lies in one. First, they specialized in anti-personnel bombs using heavy metal staples. Second, Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn were not opposed to the war, only to a U.S. victory.
As reported by Jim Mackinnon of the Akron Beacon Journal, Ayers maintained, during a speaking appearance, “No one died in the Weather Underground bombings.” He was trying to claim that the Weather Underground was different from the Islamic terrorists in the Boston bombings case.
Of all the media covering Ayers’ newest charges, only Fox News interviewed Larry Grathwohl, an FBI informant in the Weather Underground, who said “Ayers told him personally that fellow Weather Underground member and future wife Bernadine Dohrn set the bomb that killed San Francisco Park Police Sergeant Brian McDonnell in 1970.”
“Bill Ayers told me in Buffalo that we weren’t doing enough bombings and strategic sabotages,” Grathwohl told FoxNews.com. “He complained that it was a sad situation when [Dohrn] had to plan and place the bomb at the San Francisco Park Police station.”
The story went on: “Grathwohl said the bomb used in San Francisco, and the ones that killed the three Weather Underground members, when it exploded prematurely, were all packed with roofing nails and fence staples and designed to kill as many people as possible.”
Five years ago we began our campaign to tell the truth about the Weather Underground’s bombing campaign against police and civilians with our article, Tribune Covers for Obama’s Terrorist Friends, about the failure of the Chicago Tribune to report evidence that the Weather Underground planted the bomb that killed Sergeant McDonnell. This was during the 2008 presidential campaign when Obama tried to distance himself from Ayers and Dohrn, who had sponsored his political career.
Over the years we at AIM have reported these facts while the media continued to look the other way. Former FBI informant Larry Grathwohl has consistently testified about Bernardine Dohrn’s role in that bombing. His new and updated book, Bringing Down America, has that testimony. I confronted Dohrn about her reported role in planting the bomb that killed McDonnell. Our media ignore all of this.
On the claim about Ayers being opposed to the Vietnam War, Grathwohl notes, “The Weather Underground was not an anti-war group. They saw themselves as part of an international revolution with connections in Cuba, China and North Vietnam. They believed they were going to be part of a revolution that would cause the collapse of the United States. Plans for the creation of camps for ‘re-educating’ Americans—and the elimination of 25 million people—were discussed with the belief that protecting the NEW order from a counter-revolution justified wholesale murder.”
If Ayers was……………..