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May 7, 2013 - 11:26 am

For reasons unknown (or not) Weather Underground bomber and Obama political-career launcher felt it necessary to distance himself from the Tsarnaev brothers:

Ayers, the former Weather Underground co-founder who proudly led his organization in the successful bombings of dozens of American targets, including the U.S. Capitol, Pentagon, and State Department, on Saturday distanced himself from his tactical and ideological cousins, the Tsarnaevs. It was a clumsy deceit, easily disproven.

“I get asked about violence when what I did was some destruction of property to issue a scream and cry against an illegal war in which 6,000 people a week are being killed,” the Akron Beacon-Journal reported Ayers as saying in response to a reporter’s question. “Six thousand a week being killed and I destroyed some property. Show me the equivalence. You should ask John McCain that question.… I’m against violence.

“To conflate a group of fundamentalist people [in Boston] who are nihilistic in some way with a group of people who spent their lives trying to oppose the murder of 6,000 people a week… and still the killing went on. And still the killing went on. What would you have done? There’s no equivalence [with Boston]. Property damage. That’s what we did.”

Two things you should know. The first is, Ayers did get people killed. They were his own, incompetent, people. But still. And they got themselves killed trying to kill others. It was never just about “property damage.”

The second thing is, please notice that Ayers still supports violence in support of political causes. It’s OK to blow stuff up if you don’t like something. Forty years later, he’s still defending blowing stuff up.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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The more Ayers talks, the more jealous he sounds. Really, an elite Ivy League educated team, shown up by a couple dim-bulbed foreigners? Ayers must grind his teeth that he was so incompetent.
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Wow - what a question - "what would you have done?" !! It looks like the rest of the 200+ mil citizens chose not to blow things up in their self-righteous rage.
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The only difference between the Tsarnevs and Ayers is that the Tsarnevs had some minimal competence in carrying out their evil, deranged plots.
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The jihadis say the same thing. Many believe their acts are justified, because we kill so many Muslims. Acts of War are understandable. The targeting of civilians is not. Killing civilians is understandable if they are near the military target. They are collateral damage, not the target itself.

So, in Ayers defense, he went after the FedGov, although that is not the case he is making. He went to motive, rather than the difference in the action.
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Umm, no. Your intentions were murderous, horrific and in great numbers if successful. That you failed and then the Feds botched their case against you means nothing.

You should have been publicly executed. IMHO.
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