Convicted terrorist and retired professor Bill Ayers sat down with Fars News, a state-controlled media outlet that serves the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he proclaimed that the United States is a “terrorist nation” that is the “greatest purveyor of violence on earth… and the foremost threat to world peace.”
The current regime in Iran is arguably the foremost purveyor of Islamic terrorism worldwide. Iran has backed countless terror groups, which include Hamas, Hezbollah, and Houthi insurgents, while also providing aid and support to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Ayers was a co-founder of the radical left-wing Weather Underground terror group. Over a three-year time period, he participated in the bombings of the NYPD headquarters (1970), the U.S. Capitol building (1971), and the Pentagon(1972).
Ayers told the Fars News interviewer that the United States political system is “united in their commitment to US military supremacy and world domination.”
Ayers, who sat on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago with U.S. President Barack Obama took time to laud the Occupy movement. “Occupy generated a powerful and enduring metaphor: the 1% and the 99%,” Ayers explained.
He explained the current U.S. engagements overseas as a “manufactured scapegoat… to prop up the imperial dreams of the 1% as they orchestrate conquest and organize occupation around the globe.” He added, “this is a war for oil, for easy resources and cheap labor, and for markets, and dominance everywhere.”
Ayers defended his labeling as a terrorist as “one of those vague and convenient words to hurl at dissidents.”