Barack Hussein Obama’s relationship with radicals and terrorists goes back a ways.
Aside from the coterie of racists and muslim extremists, he has a close association with William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, former Weather Underground members, who were responsible for a series of domestic terrorist acts in the 1960’s. He launched his political career at an event at Ayers’s and Dohrn’s home.
It was at the Chicago home of Ayers and Dohrn that Obama, then an up-and-coming “community organizer,” had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World — where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working “only to educate” — both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers.
Barack Obama made a joint appearance with Bill Ayers in 1997 at a University of Chicago panel on the outrage of treating juvenile criminals as if they were, well, criminals. Obama apologists say, “So what? People appear with other people all the time.” Nice try. This panel was orchestrated by none other than Michelle Obama, then an Associate Dean of Student Services. Ayers didn’t happen to be there — he was invited by the Obamas to educate students on the question before the house: “Should a Child Ever Be Called a ‘Super Predator?’”
……Ayers and Obama had teamed up for three years on the board of the Woods Fund, a Chicago charitable organization. Together, they voted to donate $75,000 of the largesse they controlled to the Arab American Action Network. The AAAN was co-founded by Rashid Khalidi, a longtime supporter of Palestinian “resistance” attacks against Israel, which he openly regards as a racist, apartheid state. Despite considerable evidence to the contrary, Khalidi peremptorily denies having been a PLO operative or having directed its official press agency for six years (from 1976 to 1982). There can be no gainsaying, though, that he was an influential apologist for Yasser Arafat, the terror master who spawned two Intifadas and ordered the murder of American diplomats.
In the mean, besotted United States, of course, being a terrorist, a terror apologist, or simply raging at the machine qualifies one for a cushy academic soapbox. Thus did Khalidi eventually land on his feet at the University of Chicago, where he ran in the same circles as Associate Dean Michelle Obama, Law Professor Barack Obama, University of Illinois-Chicago Education Professor Bill Ayers, and Northwestern Law Professor Bernadine Dohrn (who prepared for a career in instructing future officers of the court with a stint in federal prison for flouting a judge’s order that she testify in a grand jury investigation into the Weathermen’s infamous Brinks robbery-murders).
When George Stephanopoulos quizzed Obama about his relationship with Ayers during the recent debate, this is the tapdance he did:
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But first, a follow up on this issue, general theme of patriotism in your relationships. A gentleman named William Ayers, he was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that. And in fact, on 9/11, he was quoted in the New York Times, saying, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.” An early organizing meeting for your state senate campaign was held at his house and your campaign has said you were “friendly.” Can you explain that relationship for the voters and explain to Democrats why it won’t be a problem?
BARACK OBAMA: “This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago, who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from,” he said. He added that to suggest “knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense.”
The fact is that I’m also friendly with Tom Coburn, one of the most conservative Republicans in the United States Senate, who during his campaign once said that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions.
Coburn has never bombed any clinics, either. Would that make a difference?
Lest you think an aging radical like Ayers has changed or become contrite or remorseful, check out the posts on his blog. He bleats the usual communist party line about the “illegal, murderous, imperial war against Viet Nam”, comparing it incredibily, to the 9/11 attacks. He says nothing, of course, about the Khmer Rouge or the subsequent slaughter of the Vietnamese by their own Communist government. He has the intellectual incompetence to equate the terrorist atrocities of muslim fanatics to those “executed by governments and states”; a thinly disguised slap at the U.S.
The he goes on to lie his ass off and blame America:
I’ve never advocated terrorism, never participated in it, never defended it.
The U.S. government, by contrast, does it routinely and defends the use of it in its own cause consistently.
And throws in the anti-Capitalist rhetoric to boot:
……Capitalism played its role historically and is exhausted as a force for progress: built on exploitation, theft, conquest, war, and racism, capitalism and imperialism must be defeated and a world revolution—a revolution against war and racism and materialism, a revolution based on human solidarity and love, cooperation and the common good—must win.
Gawd, I can just see him in front of the class wearing a Che t-shirt, goatee and sandals.
This typical run-of-the-mill ‘revolutionary’ readily accepts that Capitalist paycheck from the University of Illinois and resides in a very upscale neighborhood, yet recites the usual bullshit about ‘social justice’, whatever the hell that means.
Ayers has the “Peter Pan” Syndrome. He never grew up and took responsibility for his actions.
Even now, his lofty radical ideas give him a sense of entitlement.
All mouth and no revolution. Tsk.
The Obama campaign staff said that Obama and Ayers are still on “friendly terms.”
For a more complete rundown of Obama’s militaristic/terrorist buddies, go to Nice Deb’s website, here:
His other friends include:
Hatem El-Hady was the chairman of the Toledo, Ohio-based Islamic charity, Kindhearts, which was closed by the US government in February 2006 for terrorist fundraising and all its assets frozen. Today, El-Hady has redirected his fundraising efforts for his newest cause – Barack Obama for President.
The New Black Panthers: The racist NBPP is led by notorious extremist, Malik Zulu Shabazz, and (was) a registered team member and blogger on Obama’s campaign website. His page has been scrubbed twice at last count.
They just keep crawling out of the woodwork.