From an interview with Larry Grathwohl, who infiltrated the Weather Underground as an FBI informant:
The instructions I received from Billy Ayers was that the bombs to be used in Detroit must have shrapnel (fence staples, specifically) and fire potential (propane bottles). The intention was to kill police officers.
I agree with those who say that the extent of Barack Obama’s relationship with Ayers is not quite as important as the fact that Obama has supported Ayers’ legitimacy in Chicago high society, and legitimized him in Chicago political circles. Now Obama wants us to know that Bill Ayers is a “Professor of Education.” Someone needs to ask Obama straight up whether he thinks Bill Ayers should be respected, or be a pariah. Anyone who thinks the former isn’t only not fit to occupy the White House, I’m not even sure they are fit to be Americans.