It’s a heartrending and morally outraged look at Bill Ayers, the self-confessed 1960s terrorists the Mainstream Media insists Barack Obama is not “palling around with.” The video offers a moving view of some of the hundreds of young servicemen and their dates, servicemen who would have been blown to smithereens along with their dates in March 1970 had the Ayers’ led Weather Underground plot to plant 12 nail-filled pipe bombs at a dance at Fort Dix in New Jersey not come a cropper when one of the bombs exploded during construction in a Greenwich Village basement, killing Ayers’s girlfriend, Diana Oughton, and two others. Our Toronto friend Kathy Shaidle of Five Feet of Fury made the video, which we’re hoping will soon be all over the conservative blogosphere.
And here’s some history of the Weatherman bombing spree from the American Thinker:
“The Weathermen were an offshoot of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the flagship organization of the New Left. Tiring of SDS emphasis on protest, the Weathermen turned to direct action in the form of bombings and attacks on public figures, police, and politicians.
“Over 300 bombings occurred in the late 60s and early 70s. It’s difficult to say with certainty how many were carried out by the Weathermen. At least one police officer in San Francisco was killed by a bomb set by the organization, and there were probably other deaths as well. There’s no debate concerning the fact that Ayers and his group were out to kill hundreds by bombing a dance at Fort Dix in March 1970. Instead, the bomb went off while still being put together, killing most of the would-be bombers and blowing a good-sized hole in W. 11th St. (It was still there when I arrived in New York a few years later.)
“Ayers and Dohrn went underground, continuing the bombing campaign for several years with strikes against the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other targets. By mid-decade, the Weather Underground (as they now called themselves) had fallen apart. In 1980 Ayers and Dohrn came in from the cold, each receiving no more than wrist-slaps for their terrorist activities. ‘Guilty as hell,’ Ayers is quoted as saying. ‘And free as bird.’”