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Just broke. COVID.

 

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Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.

 

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15 minutes ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

What a blurb. "Shaped American foreign policy" lmao more like "laundered the case for the Iraq war leading to hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths"

 

Rest in piss

 

I always figured he was backstabbed, putting his trust in people he's known for a long time only for the trust to be betrayed on WMDs. He seemed like one of the most hesitant ones in that Bush administration to go to war and was a figure way back in 2008 who was trying to stop the far-right lurch of his party.

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11 minutes ago, SaysWho? said:

 

I always figured he was backstabbed, putting his trust in people he's known for a long time only for the trust to be betrayed on WMDs. He seemed like one of the most hesitant ones in that Bush administration to go to war and was a figure way back in 2008 who was trying to stop the far-right lurch of his party.

 

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The evidence is irrefutable: Powell consciously deceived the world in his 2003 presentation making the case for war with Saddam Hussein.

 

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28 minutes ago, Commissar SFLUFAN said:

 

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The evidence is irrefutable: Powell consciously deceived the world in his 2003 presentation making the case for war with Saddam Hussein.

 


What a dopey article that fundamentally misunderstands how any of this works 😂

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2 hours ago, Commissar SFLUFAN said:

Henry Kissinger is probably chuckling to himself, "I have outlived another one."

 

Henry Kissinger isn't really a person but an avatar of evil brought into this world by unknowable powers.  While he may not be considered alive, he will most certainly out-exist us all.

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1 hour ago, SuperSpreader said:

It wasn't 

 

Anytime I ever heard his name on a news broadcast, or even just TV like SNL or something, they said it like "Cole-in" instead of "call-in", like Colin Mochrie, or Colin Farrel. 

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48 minutes ago, Brick said:

 

Anytime I ever heard his name on a news broadcast, or even just TV like SNL or something, they said it like "Cole-in" instead of "call-in", like Colin Mochrie, or Colin Farrel. 

 

Colon is pronounced: Cole-en

Colin Powell's name is pronounced: Cole-In

Those other two Colins are pronounced: Call-in

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That answer by Powell on the birther/Muslim racist garbage sounds ahead of its time even now. Full quote:

 

"And I think it has made the McCain campaign look a little narrow.  It's not what the American people are looking for.  And I look at these kinds of approaches to the campaign and they trouble me.  And the party has moved even further to the right, and Governor Palin has indicated a further rightward shift.  I would have difficulty with two more conservative appointments to the Supreme Court, but that's what we'd be looking at in a McCain administration.  I'm also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, "Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim." Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he's a Christian.  He's always been a Christian.  But the really right answer is, what if he is?  Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer's no, that's not America.  Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president?  Yet, I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, "He's a Muslim and he might be associated terrorists." This is not the way we should be doing it in America.

 

I feel strongly about this particular point because of a picture I saw in a magazine.  It was a photo essay about troops who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  And one picture at the tail end of this photo essay was of a mother in Arlington Cemetery, and she had her head on the headstone of her son's grave.  And as the picture focused in, you could see the writing on the headstone.  And it gave his awards--Purple Heart, Bronze Star--showed that he died in Iraq, gave his date of birth, date of death.  He was 20 years old. And then, at the very top of the headstone, it didn't have a Christian cross, it didn't have the Star of David, it had crescent and a star of the Islamic faith.  And his name was Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, and he was an American. He was born in New Jersey.  He was 14 years old at the time of 9/11, and he waited until he can go serve his country, and he gave his life."

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24 minutes ago, osxmatt said:

 

Don't worry dude, I'll be happy to dunk on you when you dead.

 

I was thinking his grave will need to be in a secret location to keep people from peeing on it, but he'd probably enjoy knowing his grave is being peed on. 

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