What should be the fate of a former Air Force Lieutenant, now sitting Senator, for leading the American government and US Military’s efforts to cover-up the fact that they knowingly and willingly not only lied to the American people and the families of servicemen left to rot in North Vietnam’s prisons, but who could have brought these POW’s home? What does one call a man who sacrifices the lives of at least 125 American patriots for political gain as well as, to defend his false Vietnam War narrative and the true family honor supported by his father and grandfather before him, two highly decorated 4 star naval Admirals. Is traitor a decent description of such a man?
I know that much of this is old news to those of you who pay attention to such things and if, as I sincerely hope, Senator John McCain becomes the former Arizona Senator McCain this fall. But, as this issue has become one of the many peccadilloes being used against the Republican candidate for President, it is worthy of revisiting, particularly with the new tape of one of Lt. McCain’s many North Vietnamese propaganda commentaries available. A Democrat or a competing Republican I am afraid would be better for this nation than a fictional figure who is bought and totally controlled by the Military Industrial Complex. Better for hundreds of thousands of lives in foreign lands as well.
A system of patronage, family influence and political expediency that sacrifices even one American life unnecessarily, particularly when condemned to a slow death, never to hear the voices of the loved ones in the America they thought we were, is beyond contemptible. The revision of our history is a constant process. The American political and power elite running the machinery of propaganda can never relinquish the power to design and construct the false narratives that legitimize their rule.
Trump is 100% correct and the media, as always, creates illusions. There is no right or left when it comes to supporting the myths of the empire, these convenient factions are illusions as well. America lost it’s soul long ago and so did John McCain.
This is the Wikipedia entry for Senator McCain’s father. To assume that the Senators history was not whitewashed to protect his name by a his father the Admiral would be denying human and political nature. Just because it’s right out of movie script does not make it not so. John McCain is, unfortunately no John Rambo.
John Sidney “Jack” McCain Jr. (January 17, 1911 – March 22, 1981) was a United States Navy admiral, who served in conflicts from the 1940s through the 1970s, including as the Commander, United States Pacific Command.
McCain grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1931, after which he entered the submarine service. In World War II, he commanded submarines in several theaters of operation, was responsible for sinking several Japanese ships, and was decorated with both the Silver Star and Bronze Star. After the war, he held a variety of commands, specializing in amphibious warfare. He led the 1965 U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic. He also served in several posts in Washington, including the Legislative Affairs Office and Chief of Naval Information, where he became influential in political affairs. He was a staunch anti-Communist, and was such an advocate of the importance of a strong naval presence that he became known as “Mr. Seapower”.
During the Vietnam War, McCain was Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC), commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater from 1968 to 1972. He was a stalwart supporter of President Richard Nixon’s policy of Vietnamization. McCain played a significant role in the militarization of U.S. policy towards Cambodia, helping to convince Nixon to launch the 1970 Cambodian Incursion and establishing a personal relationship with Cambodian leader Lon Nol. McCain was also a proponent of the 1971 incursion into Laos. McCain retired from the Navy in 1972.
His father, John S. McCain Sr., was also an admiral in the Navy and a naval aviator, and the two were the first father-son pair to achieve four-star rank.
FLASHBACK: When Renegade Pulitzer Prize-Winning @NYTimes Reporter Revealed The Truth About @SenJohnMcCain And America’s Lost POWs – GotNews
Last week, new media start-up WeSearchr teamed up withTruNews to release never before heard audio tapes ofSenator John McCain’s propaganda broadcasts for the communist North Vietnamese in 1969.
Before last week, the last people to hear this audio were U.S. soldiers in the jungles of Vietnam — almost 50 years ago. Take a listen for yourself:
The Phoenix New Times picked up the story and independently verified the authenticity of the tapes, as well as contacted Senator John McCain’s campaign.
The tapes were found by WeSearchr’s world-class researchers in a mislabeled, misplaced file in the National Archives. The tapes were originally recorded by the CIA.
In light of the release of this bombshell audio, it’s time to roll back the clock and remember when Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Sydney Schanbergexposed John McCain’s role in the cover-up of America’s lost POWs in Vietnam.
Unz Review editor Ron Unz describes his first time reading Schanberg’s groundbreaking research:
I read copious, detailed evidence that hundreds of American POWs had been condemned to death at enemy hands by top American leaders, apparently because their safe return home would have constituted a major political embarrassment. I found documentation that the cover-up of this betrayal had gone on for decades, eventually drawing in a certain Arizona senator [ed.: John McCain]. According to this remarkable reconstruction of events, the average teenage moviegoer of the 1980s watching mindless action films such as “Rambo,” “Missing in Action,” and “Uncommon Valor” was seeing reality portrayed on screen, while the policy expert reading sober articles in the pages of The New Republic and The Atlantic was absorbing lies and propaganda. Since I had been believing those very articles, this was a stunning revelation.