Gen. Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, died on Monday (18) at the age of 84 from complications related to Govt-19, his family signed on social media.
“We want to thank everyone at Walter Reed Medical Center for the treatment. We lost a great husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” he said. He died in Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington DC.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks at the 2020 video – Photo: Democratic National Conference via AB
1st Black in positions of great responsibility
Powell served as a U.S. military officer and diplomat in the governments of Republican leaders. However, he declared it Joe voted for Biden In the last election.
He was the first black man to hold a major position in the United States: a national security adviser to the Ronald Reagan administration; President of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces, George W. Bush until 2005. And Secretary of State under Bush (in the United States, this is the name of a diplomat). He retired from the Army as a four-star general.
During the George HW Bush administration in 1991, Powell served as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces during the First Gulf War.
Colin Powell on September 30, 2015 – Photo: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
During the invasion of Iraq, in March 2003, he was president with George W. Bush, who was secretary of state.
When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, he said he was happy. At the time, he said: “Whether someone voted for Obama or not, you should feel the greatest pride that we were able to achieve this.” A week before the election, he announced his support for Obama.
Colin Powell at the White House ceremony in 1991 – Photo: Steleos Varius / Reuters
The family posted the news of the death on the social networking site. Read the full text below.
General Colin L. Powell, a former U.S. Secretary of State and head of the Armed Forces Coalition, died this morning of complications with Govt-19. He was fully vaccinated. We would like to thank everyone on the medical team. The Reed National Medical Center took care of him very thoughtfully. We lost a husband, an extraordinary father and grandfather and a great American.
According to studies conducted with vaccines in use against Govit-19, Immunizations will decreaseBut did not reduce the chance of dying from serious cases and disease. That is why it is necessary to maintain not only vaccination but also other protective measures against the disease.
Experts who have heard through G1 point it out The number of deaths is declining One of the data already showing the effectiveness of the vaccine in fully vaccinated groups (especially the elderly).
Powell initially opposed the invasion of Iraq, but in February 2003 he changed his mind. In a speech to the United Nations, he said that US intelligence had found evidence of weapons of mass destruction in the Iraqi regime and needed to stop it.
He persuaded the American company of the need to invade Iraq because he had credibility among politicians in the Republican Party and in the Democratic Party (and in the media).
However, Iraq has never had weapons of mass destruction. All the information provided by Powell in the UN speech is incorrect.
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