I went to see the latest episode in the Marvel series of movies titled “Captain America: Winter Soldier“. I am a fan of Captain America because he epitomizes what is good about the American soldier – loyal, brave, dedicated to the nation and its defense. Captain America has a greatest generation mindset of duty, honor, country that serves him well in the 21st century. He is a soldier battling evil, where ever he finds it. In the case of the Winter Soldier movie the enemy is from within.
As I was watching it there were three names that came to mind: President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and Bill Ayers. But why?
Captain America: Winter Soldier is based on foiling a plot to launch “Operation Insight.” Operation Insight consists of three heavily armed Helicarriers linked to spy satellites, which are designed to preemptively eliminate political threats in America. Mother Jones Mixed Media writer Asawin Suebsaeng published a column titled “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Is About Obama’s Terror-Suspect Kill List, Say the Film’s Directors.” Suebsaeng writes, “There are currently no plans to screen Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the White House, as far as the film’s directors have heard. But if it makes it to the White House family theater, President Obama would be watching one big-budget, action-packed, and Scarlett Johansson-starring critique of his controversial terror-suspect ‘kill list.’ This isn’t me reading things into a mainstream comic-book movie. It’s what the directors themselves will tell you.”
I came away with the same impression. However, Operation Insight is more than just President Obama’s kill list, it is about all of those realities hitting Americans like: the Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada, IRS targeting of conservative groups, NSA data collection on Americans and allies on a massive scale, and the growing use of drones domestically for “law enforcement and national security purposes.”
In the movie Winter Soldier the main antagonist is Alexander Goodwin Pierce, played by Robert Redford. Pierce is a member of the intelligence community who works his way up to become a senior member of the group that has the mission to implement Operation Insight. Pierce is referred to several times in the movie as Mr. Secretary. Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry reminded me of the protagonist Alexander Goodwin Pierce.
I remember how in 1971 Kerry speaking before a US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations said, “We who have come here to Washington have come here because we feel we have to be winter soldiers now.” The intent of the Winter Soldier Investigation was to publicize war crimes and atrocities by the United States Armed Forces and their allies during the Vietnam War. The result was the fueling of massive anti-war protests leading to the eventual withdrawal of all US forces from South Vietnam. Within a few years South Vietnam fell to the Communist North Vietnamese.
The Winter Soldier Investigation was funded by actress Jane Fonda and Mark Lane an American attorney and former New York state legislator, civil rights activist, and Vietnam war crimes investigator. The support of antiwar celebrities was considered crucial to generate both money and publicity. A series of benefit productions, Acting in Concert for Peace, were created and featured performances by Jane Fonda, Dick Gregory, Donald Sutherland, and Barbara Dane. Two concerts by Crosby and Nash, as well as folk singer Phil Ochs, also raised funds.
John Forbes Kennedy is today’s winter soldier, working, some say, against the national interests of the United States.
Finally we come to Bill Ayers, supporter of President Barack Obama and a force behind the implementation of Common Core State Standards in our public schools. In the movie Operation Insight’s sole purpose is to eliminate those politically opposed to the administration – an estimated 20-25 million people – who are suspected of standing against the protagonists.
This reminded me of a October 2008 article in The New American by William F. Jasper about FBI informant Larry Grathwohl. Grathwohl infiltrated the Weathermen and Weather Underground led by Bill Ayers and Bernadette Doran. In the 1982 video documentary No Place to Hide: The Strategy and Tactics of Terrorism, Grathwohl explains that the Weathermen actually believed that they would be successful in overthrowing the U.S. government and that, with the help of the Cubans, Chinese, Russians, and North Vietnamese, they would occupy America. Americans would have to be “re-educated” in camps, similar to what the communists did in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and other countries they had taken over. Here is one of the chilling revelations Larry Grathwohl made in the film:
Grathwohl asked the Weather Underground leaders, “Well what is going to happen to those people we can’t reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?” And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated.
And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.
And when I say “eliminate,” I mean “kill.”
Twenty-five million people.
I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.
Given events unfolding today, are President Obama, Secretary Kerry and Bill Ayers todays “winter soldiers”? I will leave it to you to answer that question.
RELATED VIDEO: HIDDEN AGENDA: No Place to Hide – Strategy of Terrorism courtesy of UFO TV:
On October 28, 2008, Bob Owens of pajamasmedia.com published a recent interview he had conducted with Grathwohl, expanding on his statements in No Place to Hide 26 years ago.
Here is a portion of the interview, which can be read in entirety at PajamasMedia.com.
Pajamas Media: You stated in your interview in No Place to Hide that you wanted us to “imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.” A lot of people have now had the opportunity to listen to you and contemplate the horrors these people planned. Can you recall who these people are by name, and who the ringleaders of this plan were?
Larry Grathwohl: Conversations regarding this occurred in Cincinnati, Detroit, Flint, and Buffalo. Participants included Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Mark Rudd, Linda Evans, Jeff Jones, and many others.
Pajamas Media: Was this merely an academic matter to them, or were they serious about killing 25 million Americans that would not bend to their political will?
Larry Grathwohl: I suppose you could consider this a purely academic discussion in that the Weathermen never had the opportunity to implement their political ends. However, I can assure you that this was not the case. There was an absolute belief that they, along with the international revolutionary movement, would cause the collapse of the United States and that they would be in charge. Nixon was of great concern and how his end would be conducted. This may sound absurd in today’s context, but the Weatherman believed they would succeed….
Pajamas Media: Scattered news accounts on the Internet note that you were instrumental in foiling Weather Underground attacks in February of 1970, in Detroit. The Weathermen built two bombs targeting the Detroit Police Officers’ Association (DPOA) building and the 13th Precinct. Were the goals of these attacks symbolic property damage as were some other Weathermen attacks, or were these targets selected to kill police officers?
Larry Grathwohl: The instructions I received from Billy Ayers was that the bombs to be used in Detroit must have shrapnel (fence staples, specifically) and fire potential (propane bottles). The intention was to kill police officers….
Pajamas Media: One of the Detroit bombs was to be placed on the side of the DPOA building, and the blast was likely to cause damage to the adjacent Red Barn Restaurant, which had mostly African-American customers. Who ordered the attack, and what did he say when you told him that innocent civilians would be killed?
Larry Grathwohl: When I objected to Billy Ayers that more innocent people would be killed in the restaurant, he replied, “Innocent people have to die in a revolution.” Billy also acknowledged during a criticism session in Buffalo that Bernadine placed the bomb at the Park Police Station which resulted in the death of Police Officer McDonnell.
Pajamas Media: Bill Ayers came out of hiding around 1980, became a college professor, and has served on numerous boards and foundations. Do you think he’s changed in his radicalism?
Larry Grathwohl: Has Billy changed? I hardly think so.
Jasper noted in 2008:
After a decade of bombings and life on the run as a fugitive terrorist, Ayers decided to resurface. Due to technicalities, he got off scot-free. Ayers remains completely unrepentant and is, among other things, an avid fan of Venezuela’s communist dictator Hugo Chavez, whose guest he has been — more than once. In an interview with journalists David Horowitz and Peter Collier (who were comrades of his in SDS [Students for a Democratic Society], but have since converted to the right) Ayers exulted: “Guilty as hell, free as a bird — America is a great country.” In a 2001 New York Times interview he said: “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”
Ayers and his former SDS and Weather Undergound comrades are now training a new generation of “activists” through New Students for a Democratic Society (NSDS), ACORN, and other militant leftist groups that are backing Obama.
For information about the Obama-Ayers connection, see William F. Jasper’s article “Obama’s Terrorist Ties and Radical Roots.”