“We have just learned that Larry Grathwohl was found dead in his Cincinnati apartment,” colleague Doug Hagmann wrote in an email to Canada Free Press (CFP) this evening.
“Many of us are in shock tonight,” Tina Trent wrote in her blog.
The lifelong courage of Larry Grathwohl brought him legions of fans, many of whom will be heartbroken upon hearing this news.
It was Grathwohl who awakened America to the inherent dangers of Barack Obama in the run up to the 2008 presidential election when he described a meeting he attended where Bill Ayers and Weather Underground members talked openly about how they would have to murder an estimated 25 million people following the revolution they were then attempting to foment.
It was the delivery of a message to send the first shiver down spines of Americans who realized that Bill Ayers, the same unrepentant domestic terrorist, who had one of the first fundraiser for Barack Obama at his Chicago home, had also served with Obama on the Woods Fund a grant-making foundation and on the Annenberg Challenge, which dispersed almost a hundred million dollars to Chicago public schools.
“After the Weathermen went “underground” in 1970 when many of them were being sought by the FBI on criminal charges, Cuban intelligence officers were in touch with them from both the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in New York and the Cuban Embassy in Canada,” according to a 400-page FBI report. (Canada Free Press Oct. 28, 2008)
In fact according to the report, Ayers played a primary role in the Venceremos Brigades, a role revealed courtesy of Larry Grathwohl, a man publicly described as the “most effective informer the FBI ever placed among the Weathermen.”
Grathwohl was a man who always put his country first. During the Vietnam War, he was a member of a Hatchet Force unit of the 101st Airborne Division. This tiny but dedicated force of 40 or fewer men was sent in to rescue other Special Operators in trouble and to take on the Vietnamese Communist forces operating in the area.
Grathwohl testified before the U.S. Senate in 1974 about Weather Underground operations, specifically naming Ayers’ wife Bernardine Dohrn as the person responsible for a deadly bombing. The deadly duo likely thought they’d seen the end of him when they got off on a technicality, but he followed them in life right up to his death.
After Obama was elected president, his silence about his ongoing friendship with Ayers was deafening, they were just friends in the same ‘hood, he said. That didn’t stop Grathwohl who traveled on his own time and money to seminars where Ayers and Dohrn were scheduled to speak, patiently waiting his turn to challenge them about their participation in terrorism and murder. Ayers and Dohrn often slipped out the back door before Grathwohl could confront them, but that never stopped him from turning up at the next seminar.
The kind of man who always put the troubles of others before his own, it was on January 30, 2013, when Grathwohl started off an interview on the Hagmann and Hagmann Report radio show to ask people to help radio host Laurie Roth, who was then losing her show.
God rest your soul, Larry Grathwohl. American patriots will remember your remarkable courage and compassion forever.
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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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