Surprise! Wardo Is for Sale! (Not That There's Anything Wrong With That!)
But the Weather Underground knew more about Marxism than about bombs. Churchill briefly taught the Weathermen and Weatherwomen how to make bombs and how to fire weapons - "Which end does the bullet go, what are the ingredients, how do you time the damned thing."
---Ward Churchill in the Denver Post 1/18/87
Could it be that when Ward Churchill---the disgraced, faux-Indian Maoist and tenured Plagiarist of Ethnic Studies---isn't teaching at the University of Colorado, claiming to be near the scene of a double murder, or assaulting women, he is moonlighting for America's enemies? Not that there's anything wrong with that!
Could it be that Wardo wasn't just blowing smoke in our eyes when he claimed that he taught the Weathermen how to make bombs and handle weapons? Wouldn't that make Wardo a bomb-making terrorist instead of just a pathologial liar like Boulder's newest celebrity, you-know-who?
University of Colorado Professsor Ward Churchill published anti-FBI slanders in the Covert Action Information Bulletin, a Soviet and Cuban-backed propaganda mouthpiece, and Churchill's own schismatic Colorado American Indian Movement (CO-AIM) claimed that beginning in about 1979 the American Indian Movement (AIM) took money from the mass-murderer Saddam Hussein to support AIM activities.
Because the 1973 Chilean coup that deposed President Salvadore Allende occurred on 9-11, just like the Al Qaeda attack on America in 2001, some writers on the left have called the Chile coup "The Other 9-11." See here and here.
In the 1990 edition of Cointelpro Papers, Churchill cited sources [Roberto Maestas and Bruce Johansen] who compared the murder rate after the 1973 coup in Chile to the murder rate during alleged FBI-backed killings on Pine Ridge Indian reservation:
"The political murder rate at Pine Ridge between March 1, 1973, and March 1, 1976, was almost equivalent to that in Chile during the three years after the military coup supported by the United States deposed and killed President Salvador Allende ... Based on Chiles population of 10 million, the estimated fifty thousand persons killed in three years of political repression in Chile at the same time (1973/1976) roughly paralleled the murder rate at Pine Ridge. 79"
The Internet post of Chapter 7 of the Cointelpro Papers doesn't include the footnotes. I will try to find out what footnote 79 said or who was cited.
How weird that Churchill and co-author Jim Vander Wall felt the need to quote Maestas and Johansen in 1990 about the comparison of death rates in Chile and on Pine Ridge. Why didn't Cointelpro Papers simply quote Churchill's own earlier research in the Covert Action Information Bulletin? As early as 1985, Churchill himself had claimed in the CAIB:
"The statistics [about the death rate on Pine Ridge, although no statistics are cited] are entirely comparable to what happened in Chile in the immediate aftermath of Pinochet's coup."
Perhaps Churchill did not cite his own article because he did not want readers to notice that he had made the preposterous claim in the Soviet/Cuban Covert Action Information Bulletin that FBI-backed death squads had murdered 342 Indians. After all, he subsequently flip flopped and claimed that the FBI-backed death squads assaulted 342 Indians and killed about 60.
And the AIM connection to the mass-murderering Thief of Baghdad, Saddam? According to an "indictment" of the Minneapolis AIM posted by Ward Churchill's schismatic Colorado AIM organization:
"Through the IITC [International Indian Treaty Council, the international diplomatic arm of the American Indian Movement], cordial diplomatic relations were developed by 1979 with the Baath Socialist Party of Iraq. Through this relationship, substantial contributions were made to AIM and to the struggle for the return of the Paha Sapa (Black Hills) under the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. In 1982, although he occupied no official position within IITC and had received no other authorization to do so, Vernon Bellecourt made public statements "on behalf of AIM and IITC, extolling the Ayatollah Khomeni of Iran. Insofar as Iraq was, at that time, in a state of war with Iran, Bellecourt's ill-conceived pronouncements resulted in an immediate suspension of Iraqi support to IITC, AIM and the Paha Sapa land struggle. Whatever personal benefits Bellecourt may have gained as a result of this conduct, Iran provided no compensatory support to the Movement. The whole fiasco represented a net loss, both politically and financially, to our liberation struggle."
I guess Ward Churchill's CO-AIM thinks that it is fine to accept "substantial contributions" for active measures from the thieving, mass-murderering psychopath Saddam.
Sounds to me like Churchill's crew is angry because the Minneapolis AIM allegedly made off with the loot Saddam had already contributed to AIM and then Vernon Bellecourt's diplomatic gaffe---extolling Iran's Ayatollah Khomeni---caused AIM to lose further financial support from Saddam.
Unlike that moron Vernon, Wardo's no dummy! He's a tenured Plagiarist of Ethnic Studies! He never would have dissed Saddam!
And then, the final, crushing blow to the liberation struggle: the Iranian Ayatollahs didn't cough up "compensatory support"! Curses! Foiled again!
A net loss to the liberation struggle! Oh, No! Say it ain't so, Joe! I guess I will just have to pick up the shattered pieces of my life and try to move on!
So it's not "Home Sweet Home."
Adjust! This is Snapple's opinion!