Good news from Bill Ayers: My terrorism was nothing like the terrorism in Boston

posted at 2:41 pm on May 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

The Tsarnaevs wanted to kill people, whereas the Weather Underground mostly wanted to blow up property except for that time they built nail bombs to kill soldiers at a dance at Fort Dix but ended up blowing themselves up instead. Oh, and the time they probably killed a cop in San Francisco and wounded nine others. There’s the big distinction.

Two mild surprises here. One: Ayers doesn’t attempt to defend the Tsarnaevs’ motive, even though it was anti-war of a sort. This is a prime opportunity to lecture about “blowback” by the oppressed people of the Muslim world who object to U.S. imperialism, etc etc etc, even while condemning the tactics, but he doesn’t take it. Maybe the politics of defending the Tsarnaevs, however mildly, are too toxic even for him. Two: Almost 50 years later, he’s still looking for ways to defend the Weathermen’s tactics even though he loses more than he gains by it. You would think he’d regret setting bombs, even “just” to destroy property, if only because it made it easier for hawks at the time to discredit the wider left as radicals and terrorists. Nope.

There is no relationship at all between what Weather Underground members did and the bombings that two brothers allegedly committed on April 15 in Massachusetts, Ayers said in response to a reporter’s question. No one died in the Weather Underground bombings…

In his talk to the crowd, Ayers mentioned that in 1970, he lost three friends in the Weather Underground, including his lover, Diana Oughton. He did not explain in his talk how they died – they were killed when nail bombs they were making in a Greenwich Village townhouse blew up.

Telling the crowd the circumstances of those deaths would have been “inappropriate,” Ayers said afterward. “Everybody here knows,” he said.

Authorities said the bombs were intended to be used at a dance at the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey.

“No one knows for sure but I think they were. And had they carried it out it would have been a catastrophe,” Ayers said. “But they didn’t and it didn’t happen. But what did happen is, on that same day John McCain murdered civilians. Do we have any responsibility for that? Should there be any reconciliation for that? Should he tell the truth about it?”

Isn’t it in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s interest at this point to tell the feds that his real motive for the bombings was to protest income inequality or something? Given Ayers’s example, what does he have to lose by doing that? He’s not looking for jihadi martyrdom, as best we can tell. If he was, he would have shot it out with Boston PD instead of running over his brother’s face in his haste to escape. He’s got ace death-penalty public defender Judy Clarke on his legal team too, which presumably means he’s going to fight for life in prison. Even if he ends up sentenced to death, he could use the semi-sympathetic “bad tactics, worthy cause” press he’d get in the aftermath, which might lead to a commutation down the line when the public isn’t paying as much attention. And if he gets life, he’d enjoy a certain ideological currency from behind bars, which might be valuable to a man staring at 50+ years in the pen. Parole and a professorship are probably out of the question, but if you’re Tsarnaev, you might as well play the odds. Better to be the poor man’s Bill Ayers than the poor man’s Ramzi Yousef.

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WHATEVER… Terrorist.
YOU ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN THESE 2.

mmcnamer1 on May 6, 2013 at 5:16 PM

The pictures that best portray all four of them.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Hey Bill. To conflate John McCain fighting a war to try to keep people free from Marxist oppression with murdering civilians is what is totally absurd! You never did grow up, did you?

JayVee on May 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM

The ONLY difference between Ayers and the Boston Bombers is that the Russian boys were more competent. That’s it. That’s all that separates them.

HotAirian on May 6, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I also emailed the writer at the Ohio paper.

Resist We Much on May 6, 2013 at 3:52 PM

You are a valuable asset to the USoA–and the world.

If you need a safe house when the SHTF … .

davidk on May 6, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Hey Bill. To conflate John McCain fighting a war to try to keep people free from Marxist oppression with murdering civilians is what is totally absurd! You never did grow up, did you?

JayVee on May 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM

McCain had been a ‘guest’ of Bill Ayers’ buddies in the NVA at the Hanoi Hilton for 863 days – and would continue to be for ANOTHER 1,105 days – by the time the Weather Underground’s bomb destined for Fort Dix exploded prematurely in Greenwich Village.

Bill Ayers’ is a disgusting, despicable, lying piece of shit.

davidk on May 6, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Thanks!

Resist We Much on May 6, 2013 at 5:49 PM

“On that same day, John McCain murdered civilians.”

Yeah. Too bad he missed one.

NoPain on May 6, 2013 at 5:49 PM

“One of these days, Ayers…BANG ZOOM…to the moon!!!

LizardLips on May 6, 2013 at 5:53 PM

William Ayers on the other hand would use one such as B.O. to set up the camps, to re-educate the “good ones” and dispose of the bad ones.

William Ayers on the other hand would use the msm to hide the decline to the use of gas as to many get on the “bad ones” list of those who would fight for their liberty from his insane world of high minded graft and dole vote buying.

William Ayers on the other hand has no room in his mad house mind for the facts of the boat people, the killing fields of Cambocia, the interment camps in S. Vietnam together with Chairman of the little red book addition to death of those who yearn for freedom and liberty.

William Ayers on the other hand lies ever better to himself as he grows older and the knowing of the end of time judgment he will recive comes clear, more clear and almost sure in its clarity.

Comes the Demon of the True History.
The Demon knows of the lies, knows of the evil.
Now the red hot anger shows.
Now the dust kicks up near his lair.

He knows, we know, the Truth knows, all know.

He needs this, the sooner the better.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

MOre direct on William Ayers.

Shit bugs would not roll his sorry ass into their upstanding ball of shit.

“Oh, look its William Ayers, pass that up, he would ruin our ball of shit.”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 6, 2013 at 6:03 PM

How is it that this little jackwagon hasn’t long since assumed room temperature, let alone prospering as a ‘perfesser’?

ghostwalker1 on May 6, 2013 at 6:12 PM

After all these years, if Ayers can’t directly address the facts of what happened in Greenwich Village…then why does he bother to speak about it at all.
Of course there was internal debate within the org…and no doubt many felt this was taking things too far. But some didn’t..e,g, Kathy Boudin, who specifically advocated for anti-personnel bombs. And that’s what they were making that day in the village…with every intention of using them.
Ayers sentimentally likes to theorize that perhaps his ex actually blew the bomb up intentionally to save lives. Who knows…maybe she did…and fine if he wants to go with that unlikely theory. But doing so doesn’t require his silence and omission on what he actually knows and doesn’t have to theorize about.
I’d wanna ask him…would you have preferred that the Boston bombers blew themselves up while assembling their devices, instead of killing and maiming a bunch of people at a marathon?
How could one not prefer that.
And therefore…aren’t you also pleased your pals blew themselves up before they managed to kill and maim a bunch of people at a dance?

verbaluce on May 6, 2013 at 6:17 PM

It really amazes me that these people still think they’re relevant. They’re just old-ass hippies. Just die already. Your whole movement sucked to begin with.

And sadder still, Obama tries to emulate old-ass hippies. That’s how pathetic he is.

WhatSlushfund on May 6, 2013 at 6:26 PM

But then could be this way.

Shit Bug One to
Shit Bug Two,,,

“Oh look he is one of us roll him in.”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 6, 2013 at 6:28 PM

But what did happen is, on that same day John McCain murdered civilians.

So much for any pretense that Ayers is a “reformed” terrorist. He still thinks what they did was justified, and is just pointing out they weren’t any good at it.

But what really matters is that John McCain was “murdering civilians” in Vietnam! Or something like that.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 6, 2013 at 6:40 PM

WhatSlushfund on May 6, 2013 at 6:26 PM

I wouldn’t consider Ayers one of the flower children hippies of peace, love and brotherhood of man.

There were many stripes to the counter culture of the 60′s and early 70′s.

He was and is a radical revolutionary.

INC on May 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM

It really amazes me that these people still think they’re relevant. They’re just old-ass hippies. Just die already. Your whole movement sucked to begin with.

And sadder still, Obama tries to emulate old-ass hippies. That’s how pathetic he is.

WhatSlushfund on May 6, 2013 at 6:26 PM

I wouldn’t consider Ayers one of the flower children hippies of peace, love and brotherhood of man.

There were many stripes to the counter culture of the 60′s and early 70′s.

He was and is a radical revolutionary.

INC on May 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Hmm, feeling a bit defensive? I take it you were (and/or are) a hippie. No, actually there’s no difference between Ayers and any of his other smelly hippie brethren. None of them ever believed in ‘peace, love and brotherhood of man’ or any of the other crap that poured out of their mouths. They were pretentious, idiotic a-holes.

Never trust a hippie.

WhatSlushfund on May 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

oh, yes, well, you filthy cowardly marxist terrorist- you mostly just killed cops… pigs so that doesn’t count at all.

after the filthy hippie drones blew themselves up and had to go underground for real, the marxist branch of the Manson Girls- boudin, buck, clark, rosenberg etc.- were involved with sundry black marxist groups who liked to rob banks and also randomly kill cops on the streets . the weather undergirls helped spring cop killer joanne chesimard from the pokey so she could flee to cuba. by the time of the 1981 brinks robbery/murders- with heavy weather underground cracker involvement- they were in their 30s- old enough not to be considered impressionable or confused teens.

all in all the weather underdouches have breen involved in the deaths of more than 3 people which technically makes them a serial killing collective. so actually, no, billy, you are rather different than Speed Bump and Boat Barnacle- you were older and got away with it because probably you’re little white biatches who who came from lives of privilege . but like the brothers grim you are all sociopaths.

it would have been nice if the media had noticed all this before King Barry was ensconced on his throne and ayers had unfettered access to our children/ the education system.

“When you interview a shallow, murderous liar like Billy Ayers, you should assign someone who is at least familiar with the basic facts…

Ayers tries to wrap the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War around his crimes to exculpate himself and your fact challenged interviewer lets him do it. But Ayers was conducting bombing runs long after American troops were withdrawn from Vietnam , and when Jimmy Carter was president, HE AND HIS WIFE PROVIDED MATERIAL AID TO THEIR FRIEND KATHY BOUDIN TO CARRY OUT A BANK ROBBERY WHICH LEFT NINE CHILDREN WITHOUT FATHERS.”

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/david-horowitz/the-daily-beasts-disgraceful-interview-with-bill-ayers/

mittens on May 6, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Yeh, when Ayres group did it, when anyone died, it was collateral damage. Big difference.

bflat879 on May 6, 2013 at 8:18 PM

In Ayers case, 3 members of the Weather Underground died, including his girlfriend at the time, from their bomb making fiasco. The bombs had ball bearings as did the Boston bomb.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/06/william-ayers-says-weather-underground-bombings-not-same-as-boston-marathon/

dthorny on May 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

But then again, they had nail bombs so Ayers is LYING.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Underground

dthorny on May 6, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Good news from Bill Ayers: My terrorism was nothing like the terrorism in Boston

What ever happened to Ayers’ “Guilty as hell, free as a bird!” cockiness?

RJL on May 6, 2013 at 8:43 PM

May his pressure cooker explode when he is trying to make a cheap roast.

Scum.

profitsbeard on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Look up the names that Bill Ayers gave his children.

Then look up the meaning of those names.

ITguy on May 6, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Ok, I’ll give it to you…

From the New York Times, September 11, 2001:

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.

Today, Mr. Ayers and Ms. Dohrn, 59, who is director of the Legal Clinic’s Children and Family Justice Center of Northwestern University, seem like typical baby boomers, caring for aging parents, suffering the empty-nest syndrome. Their son, Malik, 21, is at the University of California, San Diego; Zayd, 24, teaches at Boston University. They have also brought up Chesa Boudin, 21, the son of David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin, who are serving prison terms for a 1981 robbery of a Brinks truck in Rockland County, N.Y., that left four people dead. Last month, Ms. Boudin’s application for parole was rejected.

So, would Mr. Ayers do it all again, he is asked? ”I don’t want to discount the possibility,” he said.

Zayd is an Arabic name meaning “one who progresses and makes other people progress.” The most famous person in Islam named Zayd is Zayd ibn Harithah, who was the orphan boy fostered by the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

Malik is an Arabic word meaning “king”. Malik is one of the names of Allah.

So, why did unrepentant terrorist bomber Bill Ayers give his two children Islamic names?

Could it be that Bill Ayers is a Muslim?

Could it be that terrorist Bill Ayers is a Jihadi?

It’s quite a coincidence that he was quoted saying:

“I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”

… in the NEW YORK Times on September 11, 2001.

ITguy on May 6, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Ayers, “Oh no. We were never the drones you were looking for. Move along”

onomo on May 7, 2013 at 7:08 AM

I wonder if Bill has hired security to protect him in case one of those who lost a father, son, or brother in his group’s rampage decides they have heard enough from him?

Nomas on May 7, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Nothing but a high minded ass trying to justify his criminal actions. May we take your words as an admission of guilt, Mr. Ayers. All righty then off to prison with you.

Kissmygrits on May 7, 2013 at 9:38 AM

I thought by the head line he actually refereed to his acts as terrorism. but none the less, their ends justify their means.. don’t you all know that by now?

jomondo44 on May 7, 2013 at 2:29 PM

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