(Republican Insider) – Colin Powell, 84, died on Monday from COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated against the CCP virus. Unhinged liberals in the media and on Twitter quickly made it clear that they were not going to allow Powell’s death to become a symbol of vaccine skepticism despite it being clear proof that the vaccines really don’t stop the most vulnerable among us from dying from the virus.
President Trump wasted no time in releasing a statement on Powell’s passing. Tuesday he proved he is still the man we all know and love as he delivered a statement full of reality and truth regarding Powell.
“Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media. Hope that happens to me someday.”
“He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans. He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!”
Powell suffered from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, which severely limited his body’s ability to fight infections. It also lowers his body’s receptiveness to vaccines.
Naturally, leftists took pleasure in pointing out these facts as they angrily defended Powell’s death from COVID in the Twittersphere.
"Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media. Hope that happens to me someday…" pic.twitter.com/QIXu7wf2EM
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 19, 2021
The former military general had a distinguished career despite his reputation being tarnished by questionable political maneuvers.
BizPacReview gave a summary of his career:
An officer in the U.S. Army, he did two tours in the Vietnam War, afterward serving as National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan at the age of 49, among other advisory roles in the 1980s. In 1989 he ascended to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the youngest person to ever hold the position.
While serving under former President Bill Clinton, he resigned his tenure in 1993 after the disastrous Battle of Mogadishu in October of that same year, an operation which cost the lives of 19 U.S. servicemen. It is believed by many that then-Defense Secretary Leslie Aspen and President Clinton failed to act upon the urging of Powell for an increase of tanks, armored vehicles, and AC-130 Spectre gunships as air-support for the mission, preferring instead to go in light, using UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, two of which were downed by Somali forces.
This calamitous factor is poured over in the many books on the subject and depicted in the 2001 film, “Blackhawk Down.”
Powell was also a critic of Clinton’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for the US military despite the fact that the policy actually is very sensible and keeps the focus of the military on defending the US rather than on sexual orientation and what service members decide to do in their personal lives.
Nonetheless, Powell went on to continue making poor decisions and while serving as Secretary of State under George W. Bush he strongly advocated for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which spurred a war many believed was based on faulty intelligence.
Despite being a supposed Republican, Powell voted for Obama twice, even over his comrade-in-arms, the late Sen. John McCain. When President Trump was in office he regularly denounced Trump and went as far as to call him a threat to the US.
Naturally, Powell went on to blame Trump for the so-called “insurrection” on January 6.
Powell told CNN “I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican. I’m not a fellow of anything right now. I’m just a citizen who has voted Republican, voted Democrat throughout my entire career. And right now I’m just watching my country and not concerned with parties.”
He claimed Trump was guilty of “attempting to overturn the government,” while completely giving a pass to all the radical Marxist Black Lives Matter rioters who caused over $2 billion in damages to US cities over the course of 2020.
Many Republicans will say poignant words about C Powell today.
As a reminder, Powell called Trump a “liar” who skirted the Constitution and said he no longer called himself a Republican because of 1/6.
Honor him by standing for truth and supporting the January 6th Committee.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) October 18, 2021
Powell was a RINO, indeed, and his death does, in fact, prove that the vaccines are not what they have been advertised to be. They are supposed to keep those who are vulnerable safe from dying from COVID, yet Powell checked all the boxes for someone who is vulnerable to COVID-19 and it still killed him.
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