(UK Daily Mail) A man who allegedly made bombs for a terrorist group responsible for a string of attacks in New York more than 40-years ago has been revealed to be living in leafy suburbia as a high school teacher.
Ronald Fliegelman is said to have built explosives for the far-left group Weather Underground who ran a terrifying campaign across the country during the 1970s.
But according to a new book seen by The New York Post, after avoiding prison on a technicality he managed to build a successful, 25-year career in the classroom after the group disbanded – and still hasn’t served a day in prison.
Their name was based on the Bob Dylan lyric: ‘You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.’ In 1970 they waged they issued a ‘Declaration of a State of War’ against the United States. The same year a bomb exploded inside a Greenwich Village, New York, residence prematurely, killing three members.
They also staged attacks on the Capitol Building in Washington D.C after the invasion of Laos in 1971, and targeted the New York Department of Corrections building in Albany after 29 inmates died during the Attica prison riot the same year.
When it was put to the 70-year-old that he was a not a freedom fighter but a terrorist, he reportedly disagreed.
‘Did you ever notice how many people were hurt by our bombs? People were not hurt by our bombs,’ said Fliegelman.