BREAKING: Gen. Colin Powell has Died

BREAKING: Gen. Colin Powell has Died

By Maggie at The Universal Spectator October 18, 2021

FOX News is reporting this morning that Colin Powell, 84 years old, has died. The breaking report is saying he had COVID, and died from complications while battling the virus infection. He was fully vaccinated.

Powell was a four star general, and had a long and active military service, and government career as he served with several administrations. Powell was with National Security under Pres. Reagan, served with the Joint Chiefs under senior Pres. George H.W. Bush, and was the first black Secretary of State under Pres. George W. Bush, and worked in National Security during that administration as well.

Powell, it is said, had considered a run for the presidency. However, his wife was not in favor of him running, so he didn’t.

In recent years Powell, a Republican, changed his political affiliation to Independent.

During the George W. Bush administration Powell went to the UN to outline and layout the reasons for the U.S. invasion of Iraq. That address would later, and to this day, be referred to by critics of the Bush administration and anti-war types as part of the WMD “lies” used to get the U.S. into a controversial war. In recent years he would express his own regrets regarding misinformation of such.

Colin Powell continued to give speeches and write books over the years, and worked in leadership positions in business companies. He was a critic of Pres. Donald Trump … some feel because Powell himself remained part of the DC establishment and remained loyal to it, and Trump was an outsider who bucked the establishment.

FNC: Colin Powell, former secretary of state, dead at 84 from COVID-19 complications

General Colin Powell’s 13 Rules:

1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.

2. Get mad, then get over it.

3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

4. It can be done!

5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.

6. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.

7. You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.

8. Check small things.

9. Share credit.

10. Remain calm. Be kind.

11. Have a vision. Be demanding.

12. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.

13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

~~Many thanks to Maggie and The Universal Spectator for reprint permission.

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