Pajamas Media: Scattered news accounts on the Internet note that you were instrumental in foiling Weather Underground attacks in February of 1970, in Detroit. The Weathermen built two bombs targeting the Detroit Police Officers’ Association (DPOA) building and the 13th Precinct. Were the goals of these attacks symbolic property damage as were some other Weathermen attacks, or were these targets selected to kill police officers?This is important because it is evidence of several things: one, that Ayers intended to kill, and that it was luck and police work that prevented it, not his conscience as he would have it; two, that Bernardine Dohrn was personally responsible for the murder by bomb of a police officer.
Larry Grathwohl: The instructions I received from Billy Ayers was that the bombs to be used in Detroit must have shrapnel (fence staples, specifically) and fire potential (propane bottles). The intention was to kill police officers.
Pajamas Media: One of the Detroit bombs was to be placed on the side of the DPOA building, and the blast was likely to cause damage to the adjacent Red Barn Restaurant, which had mostly African-American customers. Who ordered the attack, and what did he say when you told him that innocent civilians would be killed?
Larry Grathwohl: When I objected to Billy Ayers that more innocent people would be killed in the restaurant, he replied, “Innocent people have to die in a revolution.” Billy also acknowledged during a criticism session in Buffalo that Bernadine placed the bomb at the Park Police Station which resulted in the death of Police Officer McDonnell.
And here is Gratwohl discussing the Weather Underground's plans to liquidate the roughly 25 million Americans they figured would not be susceptible to re-education after their glorious Communist revolution was realized:
From the above, it's pretty clear that Ayers and Dohrn are classic Stalinists, in their willingness to contemplate mass murder in order to accomplish their ideological goals. In this light, Obama's endorsement of Ayers' work as a so-called education reformer takes on all sorts of non-funny connotations.
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