Wednesday, October 22, 2008

American Genocide

Dr. Sanity has an absolutely shocking post up featuring an interview with Larry Grathwohl. He was an undercover law enforcement agent who not only infiltrated the Weather Underground but was also responsible for averting some of their terrorist atrocities by tipping off the authorities in advance.

What's interesting about this interview though, is his revelation about just what the Weather Underground people planned for America. They weren't simply content with stopping the Vietnam War or the like- despite continued media misrepresentations that they were a '60s anti-war outfit, most of their activities took place after the war was over throughout the 1970s and into the early '80s. Grathwohl makes clear that the Weather Underground terrorists had much grander plans- plans to actually overthrow the US government and usher in their own communist regime in its place.

Grathwohl: I brought up the subject of what's going to happen after we take over the government. You know, we become responsible for administrating, you know, 250 million people. And there was no answer. No one had given any thought to economics. How are you going to clothe and feed these people? The only thing that I could get was that they expected that the Cubans, the North Vietnamese, the Chinese and the Russians would all want to occupy different portions of the United States. They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter-revolution. And they felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education in the Southwest where we would take all of the people who needed to be re‑educated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I asked, "Well, what is going to happen to those people that we can't re‑educate, that are die-hard capitalists?" And the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated and when I pursued this further, they estimated that they'd have to eliminate 25 million people in these re‑education centers. And when I say eliminate, I mean kill 25 million people. I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of whom have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well-known educational centers and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.

The Weather Underground is the organisation in which William Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn held leadership positions. Grathwohl was there when Dohrn made her infamous remarks praising the Manson Family-

During the next six months, he met many of the radical organization's top members. He recalls one memorable strategy session in Flint, Mich., when Bernardine Dohrn exulted over the grisly details of the murders committed by the Manson family. At one point, she exclaimed: "Not only did they kill those pigs, they shoved a fork in [Sharon] Tate's stomach and then sat down and ate dinner there." Dohrn's details were wrong—it was Leno LaBianca who was stabbed with a fork—but her enthusiasm was catching. Says Grathwohl: "For the next several days, we all went around giving a sign of three fingers extended. It was to symbolize the fork."

And he has knowledge of their operational planning-

Larry Grathwohl, an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated Weatherman, later testified that Ayers had identified Bernadine Dohrn as the person who bombed a San Francisco police station in February 1970, killing one officer and injuring two others. The agent also said that Ayers had constructed a bomb made from 13 sticks of dynamite that the group placed in a Detroit police officers' association building. The agent contacted the police, who cleared the area, but the bomb failed to explode. Ayers' murderous intent was clear enough, however. According to the FBI agent, "Bill said that we should plan our bombing to coincide with the time when there would be the most people in those buildings."

Obama's history with Ayers goes back much further than he has originally admitted and it's little wonder he wants to minimise the relationship. The worrying thing here though, is not simply that Obama thought it was fine to associate with Ayers and to work alongside him. What should be of the utmost concern is how much of the hateful ideology of Ayers that Obama shares.

For all of his adult life he has surrounded himself with radicals- and he appears to have spent most of his professional life linked in one way or another to the unrepentant William Ayers. That Obama wanted to associate with Ayers is one thing-but we have to ask ourselves, why on earth would a terrorist bomber like Ayers not only associate with Barack Obama but use his influence to promote his career?

Why would a man who carried out bombings in the United States of America, whose group once planned a genocide of American citizens, a man who says that "America makes me want to puke" use his largesse to benefit Barack Obama?

What is it that he sees in Barack Obama- because it sure isn't the hope and change that's being sold to the American people.

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