- The daughter of university professors from New York, she travelled to Central and South America in the 1990s.
In Peru, she became involved with the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, which robbed banks, kidnapped and killed a number of people in the 1980s and 1990s.
- Traditional Marxist-Leninist revolutionary movement formed in 1983. Objective remains to rid Peru of imperialism and establish Marxist regime. Has suffered from defections and government counterterrorist successes in addition to infighting and loss of leftist support.
In a nutshell, the daughter of New York based university professors goes to South America and becomes involved with a communist terror organization. Is this really a surprise? A large number of U.S. academics are communist -- this is known. Poor Ms. Berenson was brainwashed at school and at home, by her commie parents.
What I'd like to know is this: Why is a commie -- who was jailed in Peru for working with a communist terror outfit that conducted "bombings, kidnappings, ambushes, and assassinations" and is "responsible for a large number of anti-US attacks" -- being allowed back into the United States? This is a perfect opportunity to permanently rid ourselves of an undesirable. I hope her experience in Peru's prison system was less than enjoyable.
The New York Times, true to their Marxist leanings, told readers what they wanted them to know, not "all the news that's fit to print". Their two latest stories (here and here) about Berenson carefully avoided to mention the name of the "group" she was associated with (MRTA), and that it was communist. Why, poor Ms. Berenson just wanted to help the poor! Just like Obama...