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Bill Ayers: Not Fair To Compare Boston Bombers With Weather Underground

The main difference according to Ayers is that the Weather Underground, even with all its destruction of private and government property, never killed anyone. He justified what his group did back in the 60’s and 70’s as protests against U.S. foreign policy which resulted in thousands dying in the Vietnam War.

He said that he was being unfairly criticized for violence while John McCain got away with committing “daily war crimes” in Vietnam:

“…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. 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.”

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