One of the five self-described anarchists arrested last week for attempting to blow up a local bridge signed the lease for a West Side warehouse where about a dozen members of the Occupy Cleveland group live.
In a one-hour recording of a Friday evening general assembly meeting of the group posted on its website http://occupycleveland.com/live-stream/, occupy leaders expressed concern about Anthony Hayne's name being on the lease, which strengthens his link to the group.
"We have a person facing terrorism charges on the lease of our warehouse," said one of the leaders. "If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster."
Too late. It got to the media but don’t worry -- NBC probably won’t breathe a word of it.
In the Plain Dealer article, another leader at Occupy Cleveland tries to disassociate the group from the would-be terrorists by claiming to be a non-violent movement. This is, of course, the standard response by the left--that Occupy is non-violent and that anyone who commits violence is a bad apple.
Zitt stressed the Occupy Cleveland movement is dedicated to non-violence. He said if they had known Hayne and the other four men were considering terrorism, they would have thrown them out.
"These people participated in aspects of the movement, but once we discovered what was going on we decided they could not be part of it," Zitt said. "I wish we had learned earlier."
This excuse doesn’t explain, for example, why the pathetically small Occupy Cleveland reacts so enthusiastically to a speech from a member of the violence-espousing New Black Panther Party that was uploaded to YouTube last October (video below)
Violence is part of the ‘diversity of tactics’ that Occupy and the leftist ‘peace and justice’ movement use. The wannabe bridge bombers are part and parcel of those tactics.
Photo: Jon Kuntz, Cleveland Plain Dealer
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