American war criminal Colin Powell has died at the age of 84 due to complications with COVID-19.
New York Times is crediting Powell as "having shaped U.S. national security." The U.S. has an extensive track record of forcing militarism and imperialism across the world, oppressing nations such as Okinawa, Hawaii, Guam, and many others, in the name of "national security."
In 2003 Powell addressed the United Nations, claiming to present "evidence" that Iraq possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD's), paving the way for the U.S. invasion which killed, injured, or displaced millions in the Middle East. The evidence was later revealed to be fabricated; no WMD's were ever found in Iraq.
Powell's military career dates back to the U.S. war against Vietnam, in which he participated in the American slaughter of the Vietnamese people, including civilians.
Neither Powell nor any member of the U.S. government has ever been held accountable for these crimes against humanity.