I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. —General Douglas MacArthur
A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims… but accomplices. —George Orwell
John McCain spent five and one-half years in a prisoner of war camp in Viet Nam. McCain and 19 other jets were commissioned to destroy a power plant in Hanoi. Shot down in his Skyhawk dive bomber on Oct. 26, 1967, Navy flier McCain was taken prisoner. When John ejected his right knee slammed into something and broke, and the force of shooting from the craft and hitting the air snapped his arms. He lost years of his life because he chose to serve his country. Let’s not forget that. Pray for his family.
Senator John McCain is pulled out of a Hanoi lake by North Vietnamese army soldiers and civilians on Oct. 26, 1967.
Many are glad McCain is gone from the Senate. Personally, I wouldn’t wish this glioblastoma brain cancer on my worst enemy, and I pray that John McCain had a “come to Jesus” moment before he succumbed to his illness. Nevertheless, McCain may have once again put one over on his Arizona electorate and the rest of America.
Senator Cindy McCain?
This report calls it McCain’s final act of revenge and vengeance against America. Had McCain resigned his seat when he received his diagnosis, we would be holding an election this November for his replacement. But he had other plans, the resignation deadline was June 1st and he did not resign. The Hill reported that last May 30th, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, a close friend of the McCain’s, met with them at the McCain home outside Sedona, Arizona.
By refusing to resign and allowing the folks in AZ to vote on his replacement, McCain will effectively hold his senate seat until Jan. 2021, even in death. The replacement for John McCain won’t be on the ballot again until Nov. 2020 and the newly elected senator won’t be sworn in until Jan. 2021. McCain allies in Arizona and Washington have been pushing for Cindy McCain to be appointed to her husband’s seat.
Ducey has the power to appoint someone to the Senate seat. I have long believed the replacement for McCain’s seat is his wife, Cindy McCain, and that they planned it this way. Whoever replaces McCain will be his ideological clone, aka a ferocious enemy of Trump and his agenda.
John’s wife Cindy not only illegally used drugs but walked away from criminal charges. In 1994, Mrs. McCain admitted that she had solicited prescriptions for painkillers from physicians who worked for an international charity that she founded, the American Voluntary Medical Team. She then filled the prescriptions in the names of her staff. She was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency, after one of her staff reported her. Cindy received no charges or prison time, and she entered a diversion program.
Obamacare and Planned Parenthood
Americans were angry at the Senator’s betrayal when he failed to vote for the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare, and not just with McCain, whose conservative vote rating was 49%. Alaska’s Murkowski gets a 65.1% conservative rating and Maine’s Collins gets a 46.3% conservative rating. All three of these leftist Republicans voted to keep Obamacare and voted against defunding Planned Parenthood. The bill would only have eliminated the mandate to purchase insurance (which is now gone thanks to President Trump) and the medical device tax, yet they wouldn’t vote for it.
Collins, who did not vote for Trump, thought the salvation of the abortion provider was more important than cost-effective health insurance provided in a free market for all Americans. Link McCain and Murkowski had pledged repeatedly to repeal Obamacare when running for re-election, whereas Sen. Collins consistently voted against any Obamacare repeal proposed by the Senate.
McCain’s betrayal with a no vote when he campaigned to repeal it, was a slap in the face of our President. The Senator took pleasure in joining with Democrats to screw the American taxpayers. He broke seven years of promises to the American people, greeted Democrats with big smiles and issued hugs to Senators Chuck Schumer and Diane Feinstein.
In early June of 2017, McCain told a left-leaning overseas newspaper that Barack Obama provided better leadership for America than Trump. McCain even sent a courier to Great Britain to obtain the phony Trump dossier and then gave it to Comey, when everyone in DC knew it was fictional rubbish and wouldn’t touch it.
Comey allowed Hillary to walk free. And John McCain was not only a friend of Hillary but like her he promoted amnesty for illegal aliens. Their reasoning is clear, abortion has murdered 60 million American children, and we are replacing them with Democrat Mexican and Muslim voters. McCain said Hillary was a great Secretary of State, “I think Hillary did a fine job, she’s a rock star.”
Senator McCain wanted Congress to pass the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive amnesty bill when he returned to the Senate after getting treatments for brain cancer. He reportedly spoke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about joining forces again to pass the “Gang of Eight” bill. This is a massive amnesty bill, totally anathema to Trump’s policies and would give a path to citizenship to most illegals.
Soros and the McCain Institute
In 2008, Jerome Corsi reported that McCain had been funded by Soros since 2001.
Like former National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster, McCain was closely tied to Soros. They reportedly became friends after the senator was exposed as a member of the “Keating Five political scandal” regarding the Savings and Loan industry scandal during former President George H. W. Bush’s administration.
The bank chairman, Charles Keating, paid $1.3 million to bribe five members of Congress to interfere with government regulators on behalf of the savings bank. McCain was one of the most reprehensible in this scandal, and the American taxpayers had to again pick up the bill.
In 2012 McCain turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership. It is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation with assets just over $8 million and associated with Arizona State University.
The institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.” Teneo had long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals.
Bloomberg reported in 2016 on a $1 million Saudi Arabian donation to the institute, a contribution the McCain group refused to explain publicly, but this is just one of many questionable donations. Link
McCain’s Foundation bears a striking resemblance to the corrupt Clinton family Foundation, including funds accepted from Soros. Link The Institute has refused to release the names of other big donors.
Libya and Benghazi
In 2005 Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had dismantled his weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program and was lauded by the international community. Thus, relations between Libya and the US were improving. However, in 2011, Rubio hoped to polish his foreign policy credentials for his eventual president campaign, and so he thoroughly backed Hillary Clinton’s War on Libya. Following the murder of Gaddafi, Rubio, McCain and Graham celebrated with the rebels they helped to arm, just a year before these rebels attacked the embassy in Benghazi. We know the rest of the story.
McCain’s Unsavory Past
The “tributes” to veteran and politician McCain started the moment his death was announced. Even Fox News has lauded the history of this often vindictive and vengeful Senator.
According to Colonel Ted Guy, John McCain’s commander as a POW, McCain collaborated with the enemy. Others totally deny that McCain was traitorous in any way. One must remember he had severe injuries from ejecting from his plane, and humans can take only so much before they break. McCain conceded other POWs performed better.
In his memoir Faith of My Fathers, McCain admitted to being a lousy midshipman at the naval academy and a flier who lost four or five planes. (The time he decided to hug the ground in Spain for the hell of it and flew into some power lines the plane may have survived–it’s not clear from his account.)
The following links reveal far more.
McCain and the POW Coverup by Sidney Schanberg
Betrayal of America’s Missing POWs
American POWs from Vietnam were the bloody flag Richard Nixon wrapped himself in, on the advice of Henry Kissinger which included his unfulfilled agreement with North Vietnam that let them keep and later execute hundreds of American POWs. According to records recovered at the end of the Cold War, 1,205 American POWs were kept by North Vietnam.
U.S. President Richard Nixon announced that all U.S. servicemen taken prisoner had been accounted for. At that time, the U.S. listed 2,646 Americans as unaccounted for, including about 1,350 prisoners of war or missing in action and roughly 1,200 reported killed in action and body not recovered.
McCain fought against the release of classified Vietnam POW records and insisted they be sealed. He and John Kerry buried the evidence. He also voted against a Senate Select Committee recommendation to investigate possible POWs left behind that were classified as MIAs. He agreed with the lazy DOD at time who did not want the workload of investigating this possibility. Soldiers who had died were never brought home, and American prisoners of war died in captivity because of Kerry and McCain. You can add Henry Kissinger to this atrocity. Watch the stunning short video…
McCain purposely suppressed information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Throughout his Senate career, he quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus, the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.
President Trump might now be able to find a way to release the sealed POW documents, and bring those men home.
It is possible McCain did some sort of heroic type effort survival things like living through torture as did so many others during their capture–but he sure as hell is not a hero. Being a POW is not being a hero.
Escaping and then leading an attack back on his captures as Army Special Forces Lt. Colonel (then Lieutenant) James N. (Nick) Rowe did the next day after his escape and helicopter discovery and rescue all after being held in a tiny cage (and tortured) and having to live in far worse conditions than Hanoi Hilton for five years in the jungle of Viet Nam. Rowe, while racked with near death dysentery and weighing just 125 pounds of his original 180, barely able to walk did just that–he insisted on boarding a chopper to lead an attack against his former keeper’s camp deep in enemy territory before they could move to another location. Now that is pretty damn heroic–and he got nothing for that. [Link]
Before the phony tearful tributes to John McCain, like those of Ted Kennedy, be sure you remember the facts about this self-proclaimed Maverick. The facts do not always agree with that portrait of a heroic patriot and great American. He even dissed his former running mate, Sarah Palin who is not invited to his memorial.
I don’t hold his military service as a POW against him. Every POW endured different horrors, and reacted in varying ways. McCain was significantly injured and required extensive medical treatment. And many POWs were exploited in different ways against their will by the North Vietnamese and Cuban interrogators. According to McCain, he was allegedly offered an early release from the Hanoi Hilton after a year, but refused and stayed with fellow veterans.
The only part of McCain’s military career I’ve been very critical of, was his absolute insistence that there were no live POWs left behind after the 1973 release of the Hanoi POWs, when we know for a fact that a good number were left behind, and were alive and still trying to signal friendly forces, as well as seen by witnesses, for more than a decade after.
The White House flag flew at half-mast for two days for Senator McCain, and flags are lowered by presidential proclamation, so the president decides who receives the honor. The recent tradition for senators who die in office has been to have flags lowered in their honor from their death until their burial. President Trump raised the flag after two days of having it lowered, and then under pressure again lowered it until McCain’s burial.
When Obama was president, the flag was lowered for the drug induced death of addict Whitney Houston, but not for Shirley Temple Black who was an American artist beloved by her generation and an Ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States. But nothing was said against his failure to honor this wonderful American citizen, yet a drug addled singer was honored.
In McCain’s last act before his death, he made a film that will denigrate our President and those of us who voted for him…even in death, he spews hate. [Link]
John McCain may be gone, but I don’t believe we’ve seen the last of the McCains.
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