This is just incredible. Apparently Margaret Cho, the comedian, has named her new dog Gudrun. After the terrorist Gudrun Ensslin:
[My new dog] Gudrun is named after the infamous Gudrun Ensslin who was the female leader of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, an art terrorist group from the 70s. Terrorism was different then. It had a chicness to it, which made it seem less like a dangerous menace and more like fashion.
Dont know who Gunrun Ensllin is? Take a gander:
Contrary to what many people think, Gudrun Ensslin, not Ulrike Meinhof, was the real female leader of the Baader-Meinhof Gang. Gudrun was a politically active student in the 1960s. She participated in the seminal 2 June 1967 Berlin protest where a young pacifist named Benno Ohnesorg was killed. After the protest she went to the local SDS office and screamed hysterically: “This fascist state means to kill us all! Violence is the only way to answer violence!”
This group then morphed into the RAF:
The Red Army Faction, also known as the Baader-Meinhof Group, or the Baader-Meinhof Gang, which was one of the core groups within the RAF, was postwar Germany’s most active leftist revolutionary group, which is widely regarded as a terrorist organization. The RAF referred to its members as “urban guerrillas”. It operated from the 1970s to 1998, causing great unrest (especially in the autumn of 1977, which led to a national crisis) and killing dozens of high-profile Germans in its more than 20 years of existence.
Her group killed this man:
Hamburg police officer Norbert Schmid.
Here is a list of a few more “chic” activities they took part in:
|11 May 1972||Frankfurt am Main||Bombing of US barracks||1 dead, 13 wounded|
|12 May 1972||Augsburg and M?nchen||Bombing of a police station in Augsburg and the LKA in M?nchen||5 police-officers wounded|
|16 May 1972||Karlsruhe||Bombing of the car of the Federal Judge Buddenberg||His wife was driving the car and was wounded|
|19 May 1972||Hamburg||Bombing of the Axel Springer Verlag||17 wounded|
|24 May 1972||Heidelberg||Bombing of the european headquarters of the US army||3 dead, 5 wounded|
|25 April 1975||Stockholm||Occupation of the German embassy, murder of Andreas von Mirbach and Dr. Heinz Hillegaart||4 dead, of whom 2 were terrorists|
|7 April 1977||Karlsruhe||Shooting of judge Siegfried Buback||The driver and one other passenger were also wounded.|
|30 July 1977||Oberursel (Taunus)||The director of Dresdner Bank, J?rgen Ponto, is shot in his home during an attempted kidnappping.|
|5 September 1977||K?ln resp.||Kidnapping of the chairman of the German Employers’ Organisation Hanns-Martin Schleyer, who is later shot||3 police-officers and the driver are killed during the kidnapping|
|9 July 1986||Stra?lach (near M?nchen)||Shooting of Siemens-manager Karl Heinz Beckurts and driver Eckhard Groppler|
|30 November 1989||Bad Homburg v. d. H?he||Bombing of banker Alfred Herrhausen||Case unsolved|
|1 April 1991||D?sseldorf||Shooting of Detlev Karsten Rohwedder, chief of the Treuhandanstalt, in his house in D?sseldorf||Case unsolved|
|27 March 1993||Weiterstadt||Attacks with explosives at the construction site of a new prison||Case unsolved. No casualties. Damage 123 million DM (over 50 million euro)|
Sounds like a bunch of Art fans there. I wonder what the families of those killed would say about her statement?
A comment was left on Redstate that sum’s up this wackjob’s views:
Wandered with sick curiousity through the Cho blog and was sruck by her blog-roll, in particular the section entitled “Injustice”:
Actually found something heartening there, that is, the fact the Free Leonard Peltier website had not been updated in more than a year. Not even to note the 30th anniversary of the murders of FBI agents Ronald Williams and Jack Coler on June 26th.
Peltier’s relocation to Indiana made the news today, though.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Terre Haute is the new home for the man serving two life sentences for the 1975 slaying of two FBI agents in South Dakota, according to the Bureau of Prisons.
Leonard Peltier’s relocation to the United States Penitentiary was prompted by a change in mission at the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan., where he has been held.
Maximum-security prisoners had to be moved out of the penitentiary so the facility can be transformed into a medium-security institution.
The viciousness continues unfettered in Mumialand, though. This month in Paris, at the Place de la Concorde, a supporter spoke:
I am Sam Jordan and I bring you greetings from our brother, the undefeated revolutionary, Mumia Abu Jamal!
I also bring you greetings from the undefeated revolutionaries Leonard Peltier, Assata Shakur and the great Kurdish leader, Abdullah Ocalan!
Thugs, murders and terrorists on a blog-roll. Wonderful.
I’ll add a few things about some of her other projects she supports such as Kevin Cooper:
On June 2, 1983, Cooper escaped from the California Institute for Men, about 35 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. He had been housed in a minimum-security area of the prison after being convicted of burglary under the alias David Trautman. (California authorities did not learn until too late that Cooper was an escapee from a Pennsylvania prison. Advances in fingerprint technology presumably would prevent such a lapse from occurring today.) There is uncontroverted evidence that Cooper, after fleeing the California prison, broke into and hid in an empty house in Chino Hills, about two miles away. Cooper made several calls to his girlfriend from the house, the last coming at about 8:00 P.M. on June 4.
On the night of June 4, four people were savagely murdered in the house next door to the one where Cooper had been hiding. A fifth victim miraculously survived the attack. The bodies of Doug and Peggy Ryen, their ten-year-old daughter Jessica, and eleven-year-old houseguest Chris Hughes were discovered the next day by Chris’s father. Clinging to life was eight-year-old Joshua Ryen, who had spent some eleven hours with his fingers pressed to his bleeding throat while lying next to his dead mother. All the victims had been stabbed and hacked with a buck knife and a hatchet.
Cooper fled to Mexico, but was apprehended in July 1983 when he was accused of raping a woman at knifepoint. He was returned to San Bernardino County, tried, and convicted for the Chino Hills crimes, and sentenced to death. His case has wound its way through the various appellate courts ever since, and on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court refused to vacate the eleventh-hour stay granted by an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit.
You can read more about the evidence against this scumbag here. Btw, his sentence was upheld in April but his lawyers are appealing that, of course.
So in the end you have another hollywood type supporting killers of various sorts including those who killed cops, plus she pines away for the days of yore when terrorism used to be cool. Sigh.
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