Remember, these are the same people organizing the “resistance” to Donald Trump. To say they’re ecstatic over a terrorist monster going free is clearly an understatement. Let’s first remember what happened nearly 42 years ago today.
Thirty-five years ago this week, on January 24, 1975, a bomb blast ripped through the Fraunces Tavern annex, killing four people and injuring more than 50 others.
The bomb exploded at 1:25 p.m. — just in the middle of the lunch rush — destroying the entryway, windows, and interior staircase of the tavern’s 19th-century annex at 101 Broad Street (the building to the right in the photo above). While diners at the tavern’s main restaurant were shielded from the blast by the building’s thick walls, patrons upstairs at the Anglers’ Club of New York City were not so lucky.
That afternoon, police received a tip that the bomb had been the work of the F.A.L.N. (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional), a Puerto Rican nationalist group. Formed in the late 1960s, the F.A.L.N. had already claimed responsibility for two smaller operations, a series of bombs that had gone off in October 1969 (causing no injuries), and one in Harlem about a month before the Fraunces Tavern bombing that had injured a police officer, ultimately causing him to lose his eye.
The F.A.L.N. directed the police to a phone booth in the Financial District where they found a note explaining that the Fraunces Tavern bomb was a retaliation for “the CIA ordered bomb that murdered Angel Luis Chavonnier and Eddie Ramos, two innocent young workers who supoorted [sic] Puerto Rican independence” as well as the “maiming of ten innocent persons…in a Mayaguez, Puerto Rico dining place on Saturday the eleventh of January, 1975.”
Until its dissolution in the early 1980s, the F.A.L.N. would remain one of the most destructive terrorist groups in America. Throughout the rest of the decade numerous bombs were placed — mainly in New York and Chicago — causing millions of dollars in damages and a few injuries. The next fatality did not occur until August 1977, when Charles Steinberg was killed at the Mobil Building on 42nd Street. The F.A.L.N’s last bombing in New York was took place on December 31, 1982, when bombs were exploded at Federal Plaza, One Police Plaza, near Foley Square, and in Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn. Three NYPD officers were badly injured in the blasts.
These were savage killers, most of whom were freed by Bill Clinton when he was busy helping his wife buy a Senate seat in New York. One terrorist refused to admit any wrongdoing, but Barack Obama made sure to free him Tuesday anyway. And the left could not be happier that a murderer will walk free.
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 18, 2017
Today this same guy will be protesting the freely elected president:
Join me on 1/19 at Columbus Circle to remind our next president of his hometown's values & continue the work of solving America's problems. pic.twitter.com/7O3j2oLvsP
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 17, 2017
“Hometown values” apparently included celebrating the release of a man who killed citizens of his own city.
Meanwhile, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito can barely conceal her glee that a psychopathic murderer is free to kill again:
— william alatriste (@willalatriste) January 17, 2017
— william alatriste (@willalatriste) January 18, 2017
So obviously it’s party time! Meanwhile, the terrorist who helped launch Obama’s career couldn’t be happier.
Oscar Lopez freed!
Chelsea Manning out!!!
Great news! Joy an Justice!
— Bill Ayers (@WilliamAyers) January 17, 2017
Anyone want to argue these aren’t enemies of America now? Then here comes a celebutard from the Broadway show Hamilton to absolutely gush over the news:
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 17, 2017
Remmeber this next time the left whines about “Tea Party terrorists”:
Oscar Lopez Rivera was the mad bomber of the FALN. He recruited and trained a small army of terrorists to murder his fellow Americans.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) January 18, 2017