Skip to comments.Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin slaying verdict 'questionable' but not sure it has staying power
Posted on 08/25/2013 5:35:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was "questionable." But he isn't sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness.
Speaking on CBS's Face the Nation, Powell said cases like Martin's "blaze across the midnight sky" and are forgotten.
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I predict that this is one lesson that will not soon be forgotten. And it’s being reinforced every single day.
This man has gone way down hill...
Kind of like Semi-Colin Powell himself, actually.
He is gutless or stupid.
“He is gutless or stupid.”
Why can’t he be both?
For Colin Powell like most blacks and ALL blackafricanmericanperzonsofcolor race trumps
He’s like most all of those who rise to positions of authority: all of a sudden he thinks he’s an expert on everything. He should stick to his field of expertise.
A shining example of the Peter Principle in action. Powell has risen WAY BEYOND his level of competence.
Not if you have been paying attention, Colin ‘ol buddy.
Colin is just being Colin—AGAIN!
Trayvon should NOT have broken George Zimmerman’s nose.
Trayvon should NOT have given George Zimmerman two black eyes.
Trayvon should NOT have repeatedly slammed George Zimmerman’s head on the pavement.
Trayvon should NOT have gotten suspended from school for possessing traces of marijuana.
Trayvon should NOT have stolen 12 pcs of ladies jewelry, and a mans watch.
Trayvon should NOT have kept a flat head screwdriver described as a burglary tool, in his backpack.
Trayvon should NOT have had a criminal past of theft, hiding and acting suspicious.
Trayvon should NOT have encouraged ... fellow thugs to commit murder with the tweet, Plzz shoot da #mf dat lied 2 u!.
TRAYVON MARTIN: - Hey, are you following me?
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: - Ummm, yes.
TRAYVON MARTIN: - May I ask why?
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: - Well, uh, we've had a number off robberies in this neighborhood lately, and I don't recognize you...
TRAYVON MARTIN: - Oh, well, I'm Travon Martin, I'm spending the summer at my uncle's in unit 12. I expect you'll see a lot of me this summer.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: - OK, thanks, good to know. I'm George Zimmerman, by the way.
They shake hands.
TRAYVON MARTIN: - No, thank you for keeping an eye out for your neighbors!
And so Mr. Colin Powell every white person is to just ‘take the beating’ and not defend themselves. Every white person is to look away from a suspicious acting black person and not observe them?
We are truly living in an insane world. A drunk at a bar saying such a thing I can see. This man is educated.
This will not end well.
“For Colin Powell like most blacks and ALL
blackafricanmericanperzonsofcolor race trumps”
Yeah, and Powell, because of his prior political affiliations, job assignments, accent, light skin and features, his “blackness” has always been questioned by “real blacks”. Sooo, he has been on a quest to prove his blackness to them. Expect to see him rapping and break dancing during the run up to the 2014 elections....
it’s called a token
He advanced all his career because he was clean and articulate black man ...... sort of like Obama.
After the 1st Gulf War, there were a lot of heros. The MEDIA found the need to have a black hero. Colin was in the right position to be the media’s hero. Truth is that Colin was against everything that proved successful in that war.
How about commenting about the following cases that just “blazed across the sky”: the Newsome murder, the Lane Murder, the “Delbert the Veteran” murder, and many hundreds of others that do not get any publicity at all all. No comments from Powell, just crickets.
The verdict was only questioned by race baiters and those who don’t let facts get in the way
Seriously, I think Powell is suffering from senility.
Is Colin Powell a traitor? He was the one who used the term “You broke it, you own it,” about Iraq. That strategy turned the military victory into a disastrous attempt at rebuilding. The Iraqi’s should just have been left to their own devices. The US State Department deliberately took over from the Military and created a new “Vietnam” designed to bleed the USA and prevent its military intervention anywhere else, thereby leaving the field free for the Communists and Muslims.
Is it true that he was selected for advancement by the left way back and rose to the top as a result of affirmative action, and despite never having seen combat? His war wounds limited to “While on patrol in a Viet Cong-held area, he was wounded by stepping on a punji stake.”
Stay safe !
He will go down in history as a race baiter instead of a general and secretary of state.
I am embarrassed to admit I once had respect for this person.
And, every single time he opens his mouth, I am even more embarrassed.
Powell is a coward. He knew the person who outed Valerie Plamm was one of his subordinates, but was afraid to tell President Bush.
“Powell said cases like Martin’s ‘blaze across the midnight sky’ and are forgotten.”
—a race-baiting remark
I’m starting to think old CP was part of the syphilis experiments way back when...either that or a lot of Blacks are just plain mentally defective. Col West is so far above Powell in so many ways that it shows that it’s all the wrong people being promoted and idolized...
Colin has gone from respected to a full out race pimp but he will stay in DC and never associate with Sharpton because he knows he is better than him. Slime bag Colin.
It will be forgotten because there is no more nation play for pay in it. The Martins already collected a buttload and got some good deals on selling T-shirts, too.
They won’t get squat in a civil trial and they and their ignorant lawyer know it, just as squeaky Holder knows he doesn’t have shit for a Civil Rights trial.
Further, with each Spokane, each Oklahoma, each Georgia, each weekly wherever where blacks committing hate crimes on whites is ignored by the media, the government and local law enforcement and justices, more white people are growing a seething, burning backlash against all this crap.
No more Progressives appointed to high office.
This political general has been a thorn in the side of this Republic his entire sordid career.
I guess Powell has to retain some cred with the black leadership class. What a golden opportunity this man had if he just had the guts to denounce the civil rights charlatans like Jackson and Sharpton and rose above all of this race baiting nonsense. Alas, he took the easy way out, and joined up with Rev. Jackson and Sharpton. He’s another left wing enabler and not someone I would want to emulate.
If only his pants were ‘creased’. Who knows how much farther he could have gone.
Colon had a field of expertise?
Whatever this political hack of a general had surely wasn’t expertise.
My son-in-law’s office in the Pentagon was situated just across the hall from this cretin for several years. The son-in-law, a uniformed military personnel, said this haughty asshat would erupt into tirades against junior officers and aides that would curl your hair.
Powell was the model for the 4 star who was selected to greet the Martian ambassador in Mars Attacks.
Great post! One minor correction on the use of the word "dumped" in the bolded part above. Step mom was no blood relation to Trayvon, and probably had not adopted him. When Tracy Martin moved on from #2 (Trayvon's step mom), she had no legal choice but to send Trayvon back to whichever bio parent would take him.
Boff. . . . . .
When Deon Sanders graduated from FSU they asked him weather he would play football or baseball.
He said Boff. . .
And, every single time he opens his mouth, I am even more embarrassed.
There's a lot of that going around. Powell did not impress me greatly back in the Gulf War, but I still gave him the benefit of the doubt - albeit on a diminishing basis - until he facilitated Scooter Libby's personal and political flaying. He pretty much dropped off my Christmas card list from that point on.
colon bowel should be forgotten. This insufferable affirmative-action, equal-opportunity loser of a general should fade away now.
It used to be questionable whether Colon Bowel was a vicious, dim-witted, race-baiting political hustler, but now he has mercifully removed all doubt.
Still, he would have done better than Obama as President. I think he has the same trouble as Obama in identifying with whites, and embraces most of the black prejudices.
I believe he has done some good with children .
I wonder what, in the General’s mind, makes the verdict questionable. I watched the whole trial and I thought it was beyond question.
What makes black people of intelligence look at the world so differently that they cannot see testimony in the same way - even uncontroverted testimony?
I think this is the question we must all face if we are to learn to live in peace together.
It is Black Ku Klux Klan Racist to not accurately state what happened between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.
Martin attacked Zimmerman, and Zimmerman capped him in self-defense. Anything else is Black KKK Racist
You are a Racist, Colin Powell
Yeah but null and void be old- that old...
They be new skool [applause]
I never stated what his level of expertise was. Surely he had one at some time, as everyone does. I did not concede it was as a four star either. Maybe he’s just expert at being black and using his race to get promoted.
Bush, the Elder’s Sec’y of State.
Publicly questioning our legal system.
And that’s all you need to know
Powell should have been kicked out of the Army a long time ago for having written a phony after-action report to the commanding general of Americal Division on the massacre at My Lai.
His very vocal reticence about finishing the job just encouraged other wannabe Husseins to continue inflicting on the world unnecessary deaths, destruction, and mayhem.
That is also why this has staying power. The race hustlers were beaten, failed at their game. They don't like that. They are going to keep pushing to try to recover some semblance of credibility. The rest of us are not soon going to forget it either. People's reaction to the case and verdict makes for a wonderful litmus test on where someone stands on the emotional reaction vs facts continuum. I know i learned a thing or two about a couple of people, towards both sides.
Colon bowel is an execrable piece of globalist crap. If/when the shooting war comes, I’d imagine that he would be on the top of the list.