Weather Underground Redux

by JANET LEVY October 2, 2010
At a conference for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) at Duke University in 2004, ISM operative Abe Greenhouse is reported to have said that Israel’s West Bank is the training ground for attacks and tactics to be used against the U.S. at the Mexican border.  Recent events indicate that this statement may have been prophetic. 
Last weekend’s raids on homes and offices of so-called “anti-war” activists in Chicago and Minneapolis highlighted the close alliance between Leftwing anti-American Marxist groups and Islamic jihadists and their collaborative efforts to destroy Israel and the United States. Clearly, the radical Left is not discriminating and will join forces with any group that shares its hatred of Israel and the United States. 
The FBI raids were ostensibly based on information about the connections of those “anti-war” groups to specific Middle Eastern and South American terrorist groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Columbian terrorist group FARC. In addition, there were links to Hezbollah and evidence will show a link to the Zapatistas in Mexico.   Apparently, there were also tips about the harboring of terrorists at a “safe house” and fundraising efforts for terrorist activities in the United States.  Those raided are accused of giving material aid to terrorist groups against a Presidential directive making it illegal to do so. 
One of the homes that was raided belonged to Arab American Action Network (AAAN) director, Hatem Abudayyeh, who is also an operative in the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a support arm of Muslim Brotherhood offshoot Hamas.  Barrack Hussein Obama intimate and former PLO director Rashid Khalidi co-founded the AAAN.  AAAN staff member Ali Abunimah, who co-founded Electronic Intifada, has been a long-time confidante meeting Barrack Obama at anti-Israel events in Chicago in the 1990’s.  The AAAN receives money from the John and Teresa Kerry-funded Tides Foundation and  the Woods Fund, where Obama served on the board of directors with his pal Bill Ayers, and other groups.  The group works closely with the American Friends Service Committee, Amnesty International, CAIR, the Arab-American Institute, the SEIU and others. 
In solidarity with the objectives of Palestinian jihadists, Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn, co-founders of the radical group the Weather Underground, and CODE PINK founder, Jodie Evans and other Leftwing activists have supplied funding and support to Hamas through the Gaza flotilla operations that attempted to open the sea lanes to Gaza  to smuggle weapons and ammunition to kill Israelis.   This last flotilla operation was preceded by a letter in support of the “humanitarian” mission by former fellow anti-war radical John Kerry. In the 1970’s, Ayers characterized the Weather Underground as “an American Red Army” and said, “Kill all rich people.  Bring the revolution home.  Kill your parents.”  The objectives of the Weather Underground were the violent overthrow of the U.S. government and the establishment of a dictatorship of the proletariat to take its place.  The group was responsible for multiple bombings of banks and U.S. government buildings, including the Pentagon and the Capitol, riots, murders and other destructive acts.  In an interview that Ayers gave in 2000 to the New York Times, he is reported to have said, “I don’t regret setting bombs.  I feel that we didn’t do enough.”  When asked if he would do it again, he stated, “I don’t want to discount the possibility.  
Clearly, reports that the radical anti-government groups of the 60’s and 70’s disbanded following the Vietnam War are wishful thinking.  They have merely reinvented themselves and intensified their efforts with the help of alliances with jihadists and Islamic terrorist groups.
Janet Levy, MBA, MSW, is an activist, world traveler, and freelance journalist who has contributed to American Thinker, Pajamas Media, Full Disclosure Network, FrontPage Magazine, Family Security Matters and other publications. She blogs at

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