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February 22, 2008
Obama's Radical Background Includes Terrorists
Posted by Dave Blount at February 22, 2008 9:32 AM
Politico offers a little background on the milieu that produced Barack Hussein Obama, who was abruptly snatched out of obscurity and shoved to the top of the Democrat Party by his MSM enablers:
In 1995, State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to a few of the district's influential liberals at the home of two well known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
Not everyone remembers Ayers and Dohrn, but they once made quite a splash as members of the leftist terror outfit the Weather Underground:
They disappeared in 1970, after a bomb — designed to kill army officers in New Jersey — accidentally destroyed a Greenwich Village townhouse, and turned themselves into authorities in 1980. They were never prosecuted for their involvement with the 25 bombings the Weather Underground claimed; charges were dropped because of improper FBI surveillance.
Both have written and spoken at length about their pasts, and today he is an advocate for progressive education and a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago; she's an associate professor of law at Northwestern University.
But — unlike some other fringe figures of the era — they're also flatly unrepentant about the bombings they committed in the name of ending the war, defending them on the grounds that they killed no one, except, accidentally, their own members.
Dohrn, however, was jailed for less than a year for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating other Weather Underground members' robbery of a Brinks truck, in which a guard and two New York State Troopers were killed.
"I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough," Ayers told the New York Times in 2001.
It's unnerving what you can find slithering in the swamp from which our left-wing media fishes presidential candidates.
On a tip from V the K.