How Times Have Not Changed
I wonder what “former” members of the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the Weather Underground are feeling watching all of this transpire in Boston?
Are they having LSD Flashbacks to the “Days of Rage” or the time spent in Greenwich Village (between forced sexual partner Orgy Rotations) planning bombing attacks upon the NCO Club at Ft. Dix, NJ?
October 5, 1969 – The Haymarket Police Statue in Chicago is bombed; Weathermen later claim credit for the bombing in their book, Prairie Fire.
December 6, 1969 – Bombing of several Chicago police cars parked in a precinct parking lot at 3600 North Halsted Street, Chicago.
Febuary, 1970 – January – Silas and Judith Bissell placed a home-made bomb under the steps of the R.O.T.C. building. The bomb was made from an electric blasting cap, an alarm clock, a battery and a plastic bag filled with gasoline and explosives.
February 16, 1970 – A bomb is detonated at the Golden Gate Park branch of the San Francisco Police Department, killing one officer and injuring a number of other policemen (one seriously).
On February 21, 1970 – The house of Judge Murtagh, is fire-bombed by a WUO cell in New York City. The same night, molotov cocktails were thrown at a police car in Manhattan and two military recruiting stations in Brooklyn.
March 6, 1970 – WUO members Theodore Gold, Diana Oughton, and Terry Robbins are killed in the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion when a nailbomb they were constructing detonates. The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer’s dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
March 30, 1970 – Chicago police discover a WUO “bomb factory” on Chicago’s north side.
April 1, 1970 – Based on a tip Chicago Police find 59 sticks of dynamite, ammunition, and nitro glycerine in an apartment traced to WUO members.
The discover of the WUO weapons cache ends WUO activity in this city.
May 10, 1970 – The National Guard Association of the United States building in Washington, D.C. is bombed.
May 21, 1970 – The WUO releases its “Declaration of a State of War” communique under Bernardine Dohrn’s name.
June 9, 1970 – The New York City Police headquarters is bombed by Jane Alpert and accomplices. The bomb made with ten sticks of dynamite exploded in the NYC Police Headquarters. WUO claims responsibility.
July 25, 1970 – The United States Army base at The Presidio in San Francisco is bombed on the 11th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. On the same day, a branch of the Bank of America is bombed in New York.
July 28, 1970 – Bank of America HQ in NYC is bombed around 3:50 AM. WUO claims responsibility.
October 8, 1970 – Bombing of Marin County courthouse. WUO claims responsibility.
October 10, 1970 – A Queens traffic-court building is bombed. WUO claims responsibility.
October 11, 1970 – A Courthouse in Long Island City, NY is bombed. An estimated 8 to 10 sticks of dynamite are used. WUO claims responsibility.
October 12, 1970 – Around October 12 eight bomb explosions occur, Five in Rochester New York, Two in NYC, and One in Orlando FL. Despite warnings three persons are injured, none seriously.(No one claims these)
October 14, 1970 – The Harvard Center for International Affairs is bombed by The Proud Eagle Tribe of Weather (later renamed the Women’s Brigade of the Weather Underground).
October, 1970 – Bernardine Dohrn, Katherine Ann Power, and Susan Edith Saxe were put on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.
December 5th, 1970 – Five Weatherman are captured for trying to bomb First National City Bank of NY and other building.
March 1, 1971 – The United States Capitol is bombed. WUO claims responsibility.
April, 1971 – FBI agents discover what is dubbed “Pine Street Bomb Factory”, an abandoned apartment utilized by WUO in San Francisco, California.
August 30, 1971 – Bombings of the Office of California Prisons in Sacramento and San Francisco.
September 17, 1971 – The New York Department of Corrections in Albany, New York is bombed, WUO claims responsibility.
October 15, 1971 – The bombing of William Bundy’s office in the MIT research center.
May 19, 1973 – Bombing of The Pentagon, “in retaliation for the U.S. bombing raid in Hanoi.” The date was chosen for it being Ho Chi Minh’s birthday.
May 18, 1973 – The bombing of the 103rd Police Precinct in New York. WUO claims responsibility.
September 28, 1973 – ITT headquarters buildings in New York and Rome, Italy are bombed. WUO claims responsibility.
March 6, 1974 – Bombing of the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare offices in San Francisco. WUO claims responsibility.
May 31, 1974 – The Office of the California Attorney General is bombed. WUO claims responsibility.
June 17, 1974 – Gulf Oil’s Pittsburgh headquarters is bombed. WUO claims responsibility.
September 11, 1974 – Bombing of Anaconda Corporation (part of the Rockefeller Corporation). WUO claims responsibility.
January 29, 1975 – Bombing of the State Department; WUO claims responsibility.
January 23, 1975 – Offices of Dept. of Defense in Oakland are bombed. WUO claims responsibility.
June 16, 1975 – Weathermen bomb a Banco de Ponce (a Puerto Rican bank) in New York, WUO claims responsibility.
September, 1975 – Bombing of the Kennecott Corporation; WUO claims responsibility.
November, 1977 – Five WUO members are arrested on conspiracy to bomb California State Senator, John Brigg’s offices.
October 20, 1981 – Brinks robbery in which WUO members Kathy Boudin, Sam Brown, Judy Clark and David Gilbert and the Black Liberation Army stole over $1.6 million from a Brinks armored car at the Nanuet Mall, near Nyack, New York on October 20, 1981. The robbers were stopped by police later that day and engaged them in a shootout, killing two police officers and one Brinks guard as well as wounding several others.
How times have not changed. Are Bill Ayers Bernadine Dorhn taken back to their Glory Days, when Ayer’s girlfriend, Diana Oughton, was killed when the bomb planned for Ft. Dix prematurely detonated in the heart of NYC Counter Culture?
Is it time we reflected back on the days when government buildings were targeted for bombing, along with banks and police departments, by radical left wing organizations? During the Occupy Movement, there was little, if any discussion of the Left Wing’s roles in terrorism, or for that matter, groups more likely to engage in acts of Domestic Terrorism. Groups like the Earth Liberation Front (50 confirmed attacks), Animal Liberation Front (34 confirmed attacks), Coalition to save the Preserves (2 confirmed), Revolutionary Cells Animal Revolutionary Brigades (2 confirmed).
Left Leaning Main Stream Media worked so diligently to make sure America did not jump to any conclusions about this being “Foreign Terrorists” or “Muslim Terrorists”. I even read G+ comments by Acquaintances worrying about their friends with “Brown Skin” being singled out.
Rather, it seemed to me the Media wanted more focus on Home Grown Right Wing Radicals like Timothy McVeigh.
(Or the ever growing trends towards general paranoia for PTSD burdened Gulf War and Afghanistan War veterans, as evidenced by our own Department of Homeland Security)
I am not posting this to insinuate any relevant connection between Obama and Ayers, or even that Ayers is now a danger to our society, or anything of the sort.
I wonder, as friendly acquaintances, if Obama would ever ask Ayers how one can ever even contemplate such acts as legitimate?
I wonder if Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, or any number of Left leaning talk show hosts would ever consider calling into interview people like Ayers and Dohrn? Ask them what they think about the Boston Marathon Bombings and if there are any similarities in motivations of ANY CURRENT (Right,Left, Religious, or Other) groups propensities towards bombings as a means to spread their ideas or exact revenge upon the “System”?