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Colin Powell, history-making secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dies

Colin L. Powell, who helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, then struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a beleaguered secretary of state under President George W. Bush, died Oct. 18 at 84.

The cause was complications from covid-19, his family said in a statement. He had been treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., his family added, noting he had been fully vaccinated. A longtime aide, Peggy Cifrino, told the Associated Press that Mr. Powell had been treated in recent years for multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer that can impair the body’s ability to fight infection.

Born in New York to Jamaican immigrants, Gen. Powell rose rapidly through the Army to become the youngest and first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs. His climb was helped by a string of jobs as military assistant to high-level government officials and a stint as national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan. Charming, eloquent and skilled at managing, he had a knack for exuding authority while also putting others at ease. Read more: https://wapo.st/3pcQBIF. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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18 Comments

  • aminu aidara

    The world will be a better place without people like this evil man who hav done evil against innocent lives an country's this is a good news

  • Hanah Lilyan

    They know everything was a lay. They killed and destroyed a lot of countries. For what????? You are all gone dy..what are you going to say to God..I hope you will stay in hell forever and ever…

  • Kimberly Johnston

    🇺🇸 Rest in Peace Colin Powell,1937-2021, his devotion for had to the Senior Branch led to his success in later years and he NEVER forgot that.Respect was given to the United States from Colin Powell and respect shall be granted to him. Thank You for serving, Sir. We/ I as a former volunteer at the veterans facility would not have the upbringing if the USA had given up on minorities. 🇺🇸

  • 昼白

    He opened his eyes and found himself standing on the bench, with angels and demons standing at his sides, while the superior judge could not see his face clearly.
    The angel began to state, and he was shocked, because he didn't know that he had done so many good things, and even the little things that he did were recorded by the angel one by one.
    He is a father, he is a husband, he is not perfect, but his soul should not belong to hell.
    He even has some wet eyes. Yes, he has no regrets about his life. He thinks he deserves to go to the door of heaven.
    The presiding judge stretched out his hand to the devil to signal that he might speak.
    The devil cleared his throat and took from his pocket a small bottle of washing powder ⋯⋯​

  • Trevor Pike

    Colin Powell was a psychopathic warmonger, a mass murderer; A willing puppet of the utterly corrupt and evil military industrial complex and USA body politic and ruling elite. To hell with him.

  • Informative Maarkhor

    A person whose hands are blood wetted in Iraq innocent people and who tortured innocent Muslims for no reason…Now he will be answerable to his deeds here after.

  • rosa

    Sir Colin Powell, May your Soul Rest in Peace, my condolences to the Powell family.
    Sir Powell you are an inspiration for generations to come, a distinguish man of honour, integrity and strength!!

  • tom htun

    A PROUD PATRIOTIC SON OF THE BRONX ———–> Colin Powell or Kalief Browder?

    The former praised by former George W. Bush as "a great public-servant" and a "favorite of presidents". The latter, also proud son-of-The-Bronx (his life-span at time-of-death, barely a third of the famous General's) (known to even fewer in the public) ——-> Nevertheless, was also, EXEMPLARY, as a humble public-servant who served a role in demonstrating what it means to STAND & DIE for a PRINCIPLE.

    General Powell was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a kind, generous and decent man. Kalief Browder did not get to live long enough to grow old enough to play any of those roles.

    In his multitudinous role, acquired during his long public-career, the General served as mentor to a new generation of officers. Powell touted himself as a shiny example of how an immigrants'-son of humble Jamaican origins from working-class Bronx, could achieve such status of high-honor and success as he did.

    A presidential "favorite" as public-servant. THAT he was.

    To be more precise ===> A favorite 'House-Servant' who knew better (whose fierce-loyalty forced him to deliver the infamous "WMD" speech at the UN, despite (lack of) evidence to the contrary, which cleared the way for invasion with "overwhelming-force")

    Richard Haas (of Brookings Instutution) praised Powell as a "statesman grounded in reality",

    With all due respects to the late General —–> That honorific should go to ANOTHER Son-Of-The-Bronx (who, in his short unremarkable life) was so GROUNDED in REALITY . . .

    that his life is an EXAMPLE of a prophet, who gave up his life STANDING STEADFASTLY to a set of PRINCIPLES (and not to Masters-of-War-Crimes)

  • Андрей Федоров

    He's like, 'We Halliburton mob, kinda have vast interests in the Iraq's oil, so let's get go out in the country '

  • Dean Flet

    General Powell RIP 🙏 You Greatly Served This Country 🇺🇸 With Distinction and Thank You For Your Service.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Kattubava Sahul

    Thousand of innocent, helpless people died in Iraq, because of his stupidity, old people, women children. These psychopath went to war killing people… He didn't learn anything from the slavery days…The world is a better place. Condolences are for good men with integrity not the slave of the psychopaths. I hope he'll find WMD now . Its easy to say, 'a

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