Colin Powell Dead!

Covid takes the life of an American icon….Colin Powell dead from complications of Covid…..

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks by video feed during the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention as participants from across the country are hosted over video links from the originally planned site of the convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 18, 2020. 2020 Democratic National Convention/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants who rose to become the first Black U.S. secretary of state and top military officer but whose reputation was tainted in 2003 when he touted spurious intelligence to the United Nations to make the case for war with Iraq despite deep misgivings, died on Monday at the age of 84.

Despite being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, his family said, he died due to complication from the disease. read more

Powell was one of America’s foremost Black figures for decades. He was named to senior posts by three Republican presidents and reached the top of the U.S. military as it was regaining its vigor after the trauma of the Vietnam War.

Powell, who was wounded in Vietnam, served as U.S. national security adviser under President Ronald Reagan from 1987 to 1989. As a four-star Army general, he was chairman of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush during the 1991 Gulf War in which U.S.-led forces expelled Iraqi troops from neighboring Kuwait.

Powell, a moderate Republican and a pragmatist, considered a bid to become the first Black president in 1996 but his wife Alma’s worries about his safety helped him decide otherwise. In 2008, he broke with his party to endorse Democrat Barack Obama, who became the first Black person elected to the White House.


May his family find closure in their grief…..may he rest in peace.

“lego ergo scribo”


13 thoughts on “Colin Powell Dead!

  1. He didn’t attract a great deal of interest over here, to be honest. The main talking point was that you pronounce his name ‘Coe-Lin’, instead of the English way of ‘Collin’. Sad he died of C-19 despite being vaccinated. That will give the anti-vaxxers something to hook onto.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I agree, chuq.. a fine soldier. I’m a bit ticked that Schwartzkopf’s passing was barely mentioned. He followed Powell’s doctrine and wouldn’t accept command of Desert Storm unless he was assured those elements were maintained. He was an avid critic of the way Vietnam was managed. Him and Powell were good players at just the right time. It’s sad that Powell got taken in by bad intel on Iraq down the line.

    For Pete… it’s being revealed that seems Powell had some pre-exiting blood cancer which treatment requires destroying the autoimmune system.. thus making the vaccine he took nearly worthless. It’s been stated from the beginning that people with autoimmune deficiencies will have a difficult time accepting the vaccine fully. So not sure this will be an anti-vax clarion call.

  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    “Continuing wide-scale spread of COVID-19 due to unvaccinated likely leads to deah of immunocompromsedi, fully vaccinated, cancer patient, Colin Powell, first Black Secretary of State” … Lisa Senecal – “I think this is how Powell passing should be described.” — I agree with her!!

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