Monday, October 20, 2008

On this day in 1981

Something... and Half of Something: On this day in 1981: "On this day in 1981

On Oct. 20, 1981, Sgt. Edward O'Grady, Patrolman Waverly Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige were gunned down in Rockland County, N.Y. by heavily armed terrorists. The half dozen gunmen — all Americans — were members of the Weather Underground, a faction of the Students for a Democratic Society and the Black Liberation Army, formed from members of the Black Panther Party and the Republic of New Afrika.

Thanks to the bravery of the dead officers, the terrorists failed; but left behind were three widows and nine children, and like most victims, they have all been largely forgotten.

Let's be clear, very clear about something.

In the 1980s, the Weather Underground was still active in New York. The Brinks robbery occurred in October of 1981 in Nanuet, NY, 30 minutes from Columbia University, a few months after Obama enrolled at Columbia.

Barack Hussein Obama was not eight years old at that time, Barack Hussein Obama was 20 years old and a student at Columbia. William Ayers was also on-campus at Columbia at the time, working on a doctorate in education.

Funny that Obama and Ayers and Dorhn were all together at Columbia in the 1980’s, all of them there at the same time. Maybe they never met, maybe they did. We may never know the truth.

But, Barack Hussein Obama wouild have you believe that ten years later, when they became neighbors in Chicago, they never made that connection, or talked about those days?

Two of those involved in the Brinks robbery (Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert) were friends of Ayers and Dohrn. When Boudin and Gilbert received life sentences for their roles in the Brinks robbery, Ayers and Dohrn became legal guardians for Chesa Boudin, their son, then 14 months old. Ayers and Dohrn later adopted Chesa.

A quote from the grown up Chesa: "My parents were all dedicated to fighting U.S. imperialism around the world. I'm dedicated to the same thing."

Children learn what they live and Chesa certainly learned what he lived from the people he lived with, domestic terrorst William Ayers and Benadine Dohrn and he learned it during the years he lived on the same block as the Obamas.

Posted by LindaSoG at October 20, 2008 10:14 AM


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