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What struck me about the "Good Morning America" interview was this segment:
AYERS: Here we were in a situation where really a violent terrorist war was being waged against an entire population. We objected. We tried to end that war . And in trying to end it, we did cross lines of propriety, of legality, maybe even of common sense. But we never committed terror.
[GMA interviewer Chris] CUOMO: Why not? I have a tough time understanding this. How is what you did there, blowing up — detonating a bomb in the Pentagon, in New York Police Department headquarters, trying to target the Capitol, how is that not terrorism?
AYERS: It's not terrorism because it doesn't target people, it doesn't target people. Either kill or injure.
I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Weather Underground plot to bomb a Fort Dix dance. They did mention the bombing of the home of a judge who was presiding over a case against Black Panthers - the judge's son John Murtagh was on the show; he was nine at the time of the 1970 attack.
Labels: Middle East, War on Terror, World