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Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:28 PM

"Donít you remember what happened to Martin Luther King Jr.?"

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"Donít you remember what happened to Martin Luther King Jr.?"

Did Barack Obama actually tell intimates that he has betrayed his liberal supporters because he fears assassination?

That's the story we are getting from former-CIA-analyst-turned-Agency-critic Ray McGovern. He claims that a "close friend" attended an intimate dinner party with Barack Obama. On that occasion, the President explained why he reversed his well-known campaign promise to shut down the prison at Gitmo:

And I know from a good friend who was there when it happened, that at a small dinner with progressive supporters Ė after these progressive supporters were banging on Obama before the election, Why donít you do the things we thought you stood for? Obama turned sharply and said, "Donít you remember what happened to Martin Luther King Jr.?" Thatís a quote, and thatís a very revealing quote...

http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2013/06/dont-you-remember-what-happened-to.html

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Reply "Donít you remember what happened to Martin Luther King Jr.?" (Original post)
MinM Jun 2013 OP
RobertEarl Jun 2013 #1
PDJane Jun 2013 #2
Myrina Jun 2013 #3
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2013 #5
Doctor_J Jun 2013 #4
blkmusclmachine Jun 2013 #6
MinM Jun 2013 #7
jakeXT Jun 2013 #8
pmorlan1 Jun 2013 #9
Midnight Writer Jun 2013 #10
treestar Jun 2013 #11

Response to MinM (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:37 PM

1. Who can forget?

There are some very powerful people who can get away with murder.

When Obama was elected, one could see his whole attitude become reserved. The change came after they sat him down and told him what he could and could not do. And what they could do.

Remember when the SS somehow allowed that couple from nowhere into the WH for dinner? You think Obama thought that wasn't a warning?

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:40 PM

2. Would you be surprised? I wouldn't.....

I sometimes think that they show the video of jfk and bobby getting assassinated, just to prove to the newbies who holds the power.

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 01:05 PM

3. It shows he's in the wrong business, if he really did say it.

If the quote is indeed accurate then he's a self-serving coward who had no business running for office as a progressive champion of the people if he was going to shit his undies and cower to the possibility of opposition. Jebus H on a pogo stick the man's got more security & intel than probably the last 5 presidents combined.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 02:42 PM

5. "the man's got more security"..........

Wasn't there a recent incident of 2?..some?...of his security staff being fired for making jokes about killing him??
Help me out here, I KNOW I remember something about this......

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 02:34 PM

4. If this is true he should resign immediately

and explain the reason. He's running the country into the ground with more republlcan policies. If he's doing it because he's afraid, he has no business staying in office, and my respect for him just shrank a little. Especially since he could have let someone else run in 2012.

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 02:49 PM

6. Riiight.

He's doing what he wants to do.

For the 1%.

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 04:46 PM

7. This Hollywood actor is in talks to play Martin Luther King Jr.

@HuffPostDetroit: This Hollywood actor is in talks to play Martin Luther King Jr.

https://twitter.com/HuffPostDetroit/status/340609397426368512


Forest Whitaker As Martin Luther King? Oscar Winner In Talks For Paul Greengrass' 'Memphis'

Posted: 05/31/2013 8:32 am EDT | Updated: 05/31/2013 8:32 am EDT

Forest Whitaker may play Martin Luther King in a new movie.

Paul Greengrass' long gestating Martin Luther King film "Memphis" may have found its Martin Luther King. According to TheWrap, Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is in talks to play King in the new film, which focuses on the last days of the civil rights leader's life.

If the title "Memphis" sounds familiar, it's not because of the Tony Award-winning musical. Greengrass has been trying to make his "Memphis" for quite some time. Vulture first reported on the project back in January of 2011, noting that Greengrass based the film's script on his own original research. By February of that year, Universal had signed on to release "Memphis," but that union didn't last long. Deadline.com reported in April of 2011 that the studio had decided to pass on "Memphis," perhaps owing to pressure from the King estate. As Vulture noted, Greengrass' film focuses on King in the spring of 1968, just before his murder, when he was "chain-smoking, boozing, and packing on the pounds." His marriage was also going through a rough period.

Should Whitaker sign on, it would be another high-profile historical figure on his resume. He won an Oscar for playing Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland" and next stars as Eugene Allen, a service worker who held a job in the White House for 34 years, in "The Butler." That film is directed by Lee Daniels, who has tried to mount his own Martin Luther King film. Daniels wanted to make "Selma," with David Oyelowo as King and Hugh Jackman in a supporting role, but the project never got off the ground. Daniels then announced that he would make another King project with Jackman, titled "Orders to Kill," last summer. As yet, that film has not materialized.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/31/forest-whitaker-martin-luther-king-memphis_n_3365113.html

Speaking of remembering what happened to Martin Luther King Jr. This movie sounds interesting.

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 05:19 PM

8. A lame excuse, MLK knew that they tried to assasinate him




He talks about it in the beginning of part 6
http://archive.org/details/EvidenceOfRevision-Series

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 05:35 PM

9. Obama No Dr. King

President Obama is NO Dr. King. I only wish that he were.

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 01:25 AM

10. The great Bill Hicks

the late comedian (there is another post with his prescient humor posted tonight on DU) did a routine about the newly elected Presidents.

He said they are brought into a room, shown a series of films of the JFK assassination, from a dozen different angles, with full color, brilliant detail and superb sound, professionally shot films that have never been seen publically.

Then he is asked "Any questions?".

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 08:11 AM

11. Unrec. He did not reverse any decision re Gitmo.

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