Terrorist and Obama Pal Bill Ayers: ‘I served honorably in the struggle against war, for peace and justice’

Former Weather Underground terrorist leader Bill Ayers said online this week, “I served honorably in the struggle against war, for peace and justice”. The Leftist Ayers, like al Qaeda after him, bombed New York City and the Pentagon–and succeeded in bombing the Capitol where Al Qaeda failed.

Photo of Weather Underground bombing of 4th floor women’s bathroom in the Pentagon, May 19, 1972, image via Flickr.

Ayers was also a bomb designer whose creation that was intended to blow up a soldiers dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in 1970 exploded instead at the Weather Underground’s Greenwich Village rowhouse killing three of the group’s members.

After years on the run Ayers was freed on a technicality and joined the mainstream of liberal and Democratic Party politics as the went further Left. Former President Barack Obama started his political career at his Chicago neighbor Ayers’ home in the 1990s.

Barack Obama and Bill Ayers side by side on a panel on juvenile justice, image source “University of Chicago’s Chicago Maroon of Nov. 25, 1997” via Breitbart.

“I served honorably in the struggle against war, for peace and justice”

Ayers was responding to a critic in a Twitter thread about a communist May Day march in Chicago.

“Bill Ayers came from a wealthy family that got him out of the draft. He was cool with attacking the poor kids that got drafted though”

“Nope. Love the grunts, hate the war and the politicians and their capitalist overlords willing to salutes them for their own wealth and power.”

“Your condescension is 😘👌🏻”

“bruh, what have you done to make the world a better place? Back the fuck off my man Bill.”

“I served honorably as an Infantry officer overseas. You?”




A brief background on Ayers’ terrorism via Andrew C. McCarthy at National Review:

First of all, “that moment in the townhouse” he’s talking about happened in 1970. Three of his confederates, including his then girlfriend Diana Oughton, were accidentally killed when the explosive they were building to Ayers specifications (Ayers was a bomb designer) went off during construction. As noted in Ayers’ Discover the Networks profile, the explosive had been a nail bomb. Back when Ayers was being more honest about his intentions, he admitted that the purpose of that bomb had been to murder United States soldiers:

That bomb had been intended for detonation at a dance that was to be attended by army soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Hundreds of lives could have been lost had the plan been successfully executed. Ayers attested that the bomb would have done serious damage, “tearing through windows and walls and, yes, people too.”

In fact, Ayers was a founder of the Weatherman terror group and he defined its purpose as carrying out murder. Again, from Discover the Networks:

Characterizing Weatherman as “an American Red Army,” Ayers summed up the organization’s ideology as follows: “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents.”

Now he wants you to think they just wanted to break a few dishes. But in his book Fugitive Days, in which he boasts that he “participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972,” he says of the day that he bombed the Pentagon: “Everything was absolutely ideal. … The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.”…

The Flickr account Washington Area Spark described the Pentagon bombing photo:

Investigators stand in a corridor in the Pentagon near a restroom where a bomb exploded May 19, 1972 in a fourth floor women’s restroom.

Shortly before the blast, the Washington Post and New York Times received a call from a man identifying himself as a “Weatherman” and warning of the bomb at the Pentagon.

A later communiqué from the group noted the date was the birthday of the Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and declared resistance to the war in Vietnam.

The investigation and pending charges were later dropped against Weather Underground members due to the U.S. refusal to disclose wiretapping sources. Bill Ayers, a fugitive at the time of the bombing, later claimed he was a participant in the Pentagon bombing.

The blast destroyed the women’s restroom and caused water damage to computers and property in the rooms below.

For more information and related images, see www.flickr.com/gp/washington_area_spark/2Mq65M

The photographer is unknown. The image is an auction find.”

Conservative politico Donny Ferguson put it bluntly to Ayers over his claim of serving “honorably”:

“You tried to dynamite a dance hall filled with soldiers and their families. You’re Tim McVeigh.”


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