A hero? A role model for Black people? Colin Powell was a WAR CRIMINAL, many times over.
Who can forget Powell’s infamous role, as part of the #Bush regime, in relation to the second war (invasion) against #Iraq, beginning in 2003—including his performance of overt lying about Iraq’s (non-existent) #WMDs and ties to #AlQaeda—to justify the invasion and occupation of that country, which has brought about massive destruction, has completely disrupted life there, causing millions of Iraqis to become refugees, and has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis (along with over 4,000 U.S. soldiers). And then there is the lesser known, but certainly no less horrendous, role that Powell played in attempting to play down, and cover up the horror of, the My Lai massacre during the #Vietnam War, in which U.S. troops slaughtered hundreds of non-combatants in My Lai village in South Vietnam, including huge numbers of old people and children, as part of the overall devastation and death that the U.S. rained down on that country, resulting in several millions killed as a result of this massive war crime and crime against humanity.
Colin #Powell is dead. We must put the system that this war criminal served in its grave