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Michael Yon: Obama is a racist. Trayvon Martin old enough to join the Marines.


Michael Yon: Journalist, photographer, former Green Beret

With characteristic, devastating frankness, Michael Yon puts the Zimmerman-Martin case into context.

The article (page 1, page 2) is “Race Baiting and Lies in America“.

Here are some excerpts (emphasis added by me):

First up, Michael Yon tackles the “child” thing.

Trayvon Martin was 17 when he was shot. Many people say he was just a “child.”

Let’s look at the evidence. 17 year-olds can, and do, join the US military.

At 17, I joined the military and reported for duty when 18.

Before graduating from high school, I could bench press 300 pounds and hoist 225 pounds from the floor to over my head with arms locked, weighing less than 148 pounds.

At 17, my high school friend Scott Helvenston became a Navy SEAL. The youngest ever. Some people say this is not possible. To save embarrassment, naysayers might take a minute to Google “Youngest Navy SEAL.”

At 17, Wilfred Benitez was the world champion boxer.

Retired 4-star General Barry McCaffrey mentioned to me the other day that he joined the Army at 17.

At 19, I was a “Green Beret” and went to jail after accidentally killing someone in what amounted to hand to hand combat.

 Hands are lethal weapons. That someone is unarmed when he attacks means nothing.

We could fill the north seas with the bones of women who have died at the bare hands of men and the adults who have died at the hands of teenaged “children.”

At the time of his death, Mr. (Trayvon) Martin was a powerfully built, military aged male and drug user who referred to himself as a “gangsta,” and used racial slurs to describe Zimmerman. He was old enough to join the Marines if he could pass the tests but with his drug use behavioral issues they would not want him.

 The attack:

(Trayvon) Martin attacked (George) Zimmerman on a rainy night with lethal fists and mounted Zimmerman and smashed his head into a sidewalk. There was no way for Zimmerman to know Martin was unarmed or that his powerful attacker was 17 and old enough to join the Marines.

The President:

As we saw with the Zimmerman prosecution, lynchings still happen, only today the lynch mob leader is President Obama. For foreign readers who have not noticed, many Americans sense that President Obama is severely racist and divisive, uninterested in justice but revenge for injustices he never suffered.


There are no two ways to cut what “creepy assed cracka” means in context to the way Martin’s close friend Rachel Jeantel said he used it in relation to Zimmerman.

It was a racial slur.

Read the whole article HERE.

Thank you Michael Yon!

If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon Martin

President Obama: … if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon Martin



Update: At what age can one join the Marines?

10 USC § 505 – Regular components: qualifications, term, grade

(a) The Secretary concerned may accept original enlistments in the Regular Army, Regular Navy, Regular Air Force, Regular Marine Corps, or Regular Coast Guard, as the case may be, of qualified, effective, and able-bodied persons who are not less than seventeen years of age nor more than forty-two years of age. However, no person under eighteen years of age may be originally enlisted without the written consent of his parent or guardian, if he has a parent or guardian entitled to his custody and control.



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  1. There’s so much to comment on regarding the Zimmerman/Martin case, but I think the most important is the issue of what is true, solid evidence versus what is assumption based on partial evidence (or even rumor).

    There are several minutes where neither Zimmerman nor Martin were on the pone with anyone and no eye-witnesses were present. As far as I’ve gathered from the parts of the trial I’ve watched and what I’ve read, there is more than one scenario that can be imagined and at least one of them favors Zimmerman’s case. To avoid punishing an innocent man, justice requires that we do not punish when there is reasonable doubt.

    The people who are protesting the verdict in this case might as well be protesting the “innocent until proven guilty” premise of the law and the “beyond a reasonable doubt” premise, the safeguards that are meant to protect the innocent from what amounts to a “legal” lynching.

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  2. Barboo writes: “The people who are protesting the verdict in this case might as well be protesting the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ premise of the law and the ‘beyond a reasonable doubt” premise’ … ”


    The two most fundamental legal/epistemological principles of ensuring justice and protecting rights.

    Here’s what juror, B29 says:

    A 36-year-old Puerto Rican nursing assistant, Maddy was the only minority on the six-person jury. She admitted she was the juror who originally wanted to convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder, but eventually realized that the evidence didn’t support a guilty verdict with respect to his claim of self-defense.

    “I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said. “That’s where I felt confused, where if a person kills someone, then you get charged for it. But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty.”

    She continued, “as much as we were trying to find this man guilty…they give you a booklet that basically tells you the truth, and the truth is that there was nothing that we could do about it. I feel the verdict was already told.”


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