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June 7, 2010

Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn Also Behind Flotilla

Gee, shocking.  No, really.  Shocking.  The Leftwing/Jihadi convergence continues to emerge in the Pro-Hamas flotilla with the involvement of unrepentant terrorists, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

Ayers, Dohrn helped organize flotilla group

Former Weather Underground leaders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, as well as Code Pink founder Jodie Evans, helped organize the Free Gaza Movement, which launched the six-ship flotilla from Turkey to Israel that ended in a violent clash with Israeli Defense Forces, BigGovernment.com reported.

In January, the trio were spotted in Egypt attempting to stir up crowds on the streets with 1,400 other left-wing activists after the Egyptian government refused to allow Free Gaza Movement members to enter the Gaza Strip. About 100 marchers were eventually allowed to cross the border, where they were met by former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh.

BigGovernment quotes author Philip Weiss, who wrote that he witnessed Ayers and Dohrn arguing with fellow activists over whether to accept Egypt’s offer to allow a small number of them into Gaza:

“Dohrn said that the principle of ‘All or none’ was a miserable one for activist politics. You always took what you could get and kept fighting for more. A European man in a red keffiyeh screamed at her that she was serving the fascisti. Her partner Bill Ayers gently confronted him and asked him why he was so out of control. Between getting on and off the bus, Dohrn, who wore a flower in her hair, said that she didn’t like the absolutist certainty of the people on the other side of the police barricades, and having been in the Weather Underground, she knew something about absolutist feeling.”

As political theater, an argument between the aging flower child/domestic terrorist and a fellow traveler over who knew more about “absolutist feelings” would be hard to top.

Read the rest.

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1 Comment »

  1. Great work here! Thanks!
    Some other fools are reported by SFGate (http://tinyurl.com/2ar4xjq) to have gone along:
    “Gene St. Onge, an Oakland structural engineer”… “fellow Bay Area activist Paul Larudee, 64″…. “Three other Bay Area activists detained on the flotilla also are en route home, according to family members: Oakland resident Janet Kobren, 67, a co-founder of the Free Palestine Movement; Kathy Sheetz, 63, a retired nurse from Richmond; and Iara Lee, 47, a San Francisco filmmaker.”
    The 47-year old seems to be an outlier from the aged boomer demographic.

    Comment by Thorvald — June 7, 2010 @ 06:19


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