Larry Grathwohl – an FBI informant known for infiltrating Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn’s radical Weatherman Underground Organization from 1969 to 1970 – was found dead in his Cincinnati apartment Thursday.
Grathwohl, 67, spent many years risking his life and attempting to ensure the group of traitors, cop killers and domestic terrorists were brought to justice.
The Weather Underground, an FBI-designated “domestic terrorist group” that sought to topple the U.S. government, notoriously bombed banks, federal buildings and police stations – even killing a police officer and injuring others. Members provoked riots, organized jail breaks, committed arson and conspired with communist regimes in what they saw as a violent revolution for social justice and peace that would bring into power a totalitarian communist dictatorship.
The Weather Underground reportedly planned to bomb airplanes and assassinate the president, vice president, attorney general and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
The group even intended to murder one-tenth of the U.S. population, labeling them “diehard capitalists,” and to put many more into “re-education” camps in the Southwest.
Grathwohl, author of “Bringing Down America,” infiltrated the group while it plotted to blow up police stations and a power plant.