Inquiring minds want to know: How many Americans has John McCain killed?
In 1967, the radar system guiding North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns had a five-mile range. After McCain told them the “package routes” of U.S. attack aircraft, they positioned their truck-mounted guns along the most likely flight paths.
That intelligence made all the difference. Their 8-barrel cannons soon began shredding American aircraft with 40mm. shells. Losses soared 60 percent. The carnage forced cancellation of the U.S. bombing campaign.
Actress Jane Fonda returned home a villain after she was photographed with those guns. Veterans still call her Hanoi Jane.
John McCain returned home a hero after enabling those guns to kill more Americans and imprison more U.S. pilots in a POW compound known as the Hanoi Hilton. McCain is still called Senator.
Many of those Americans died in captivity. The fate of others remains unknown due, in large part, to McCain-the-Senator wielding his influence to block recovery efforts.
Should John McCain have been indicted for treason on his return to the U.S.? Those who knew him best respond with an emphatic “Yes!”
Colonel Ted Guy, McCain’s commanding officer, thought so. He’s now conveniently dead. Likewise for other McCain critics with personal knowledge of his heroics.
Privileged and Protected
Before treason charges could be brought against the high-profile son of Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, President Richard Nixon gave a blanket pardon to POWs who committed offenses while imprisoned.
That was welcome news for McCain and a source of outrage for those who did not collaborate with the enemy. For the admiral’s son and others who collaborated, well…Vietnam was a politically unpopular war, so fuggedaboutit.
Absent that politically expedient pardon, McCain would not be in the Senate. He would be in prison and more Americans would have made it home to their families.
The influence of Admiral McCain on Nixon’s decision remains shrouded in mystery.
John McCain is neither truthful nor trustworthy. Those familiar with the facts know his reliably pliable personality. The weakness of his character is written in his face.
Though branded a maverick in the tradition of Barry Goldwater (né Goldwasser), he’s never been a maverick when it comes to his loyal support for Zionism. Just ask Joe Lieberman.
McCain will be age 80 by the time he completes another term in office. That could include another six years as a senior member of the Armed Services Committee.
Senior military leaders are apoplectic about enduring Six More Years of this Israeli asset. They know—with certainty—how badly he and Lieberman undermined our national security.
The Pentagon knows those who took this nation to war on false pretenses. The “John and Joe Show” marketed phony intelligence fixed around a predetermined Israeli agenda.
Notorious for his chutzpah, infamous for his temper and least liked by those who know him best, McCain-the-Senator is a political storyline that must be brought to a speedy end.
The Hero Mythology
Regardless of topic, the candidate wraps himself in the flag. Branded early on as a Vietnam-era icon, he routinely avoids questions by reaching back into his highly polished past.
A classic McCain avoidance technique was featured on a popular late-night television show, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno:
LENO: “For a million dollars, how many houses do you have?”
SENATOR McCAIN: “Could I just mention to you, Jay, that, at a moment of seriousness. I spent five-and-a-half years in a prison cell. I didn’t have a house. I didn’t have a kitchen table. I didn’t have a table. I didn’t have a chair. And I didn’t spend those five-and-a-half years because, not because I wanted to get a house when I got out.”
Escape artist Harry Houdini could learn from McCain how to escape awkward questions. Adding irony to insult, he labeled his campaign bus The Straight Talk Express.
The answer: seven houses.
Ask him about his cheerleading for Iraqi WMD alongside Zionist Joe and you’ll see him in full-on weasel mode.
Lieberman serves as McCain’s handler and teleprompter. With Israel-First Joe at his side, John can just read his cue cards.
Now is the time to indict both men for treason. McCain escaped that charge the first time around.
Should he not resign, Americans could be forced to endure the prosecution of a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. Lieberman chairs the Committee on Homeland Security.
In a system of governance dependent on informed consent to protect our freedom, the John and Joe Show devastated our national security by inducing us to fight a war for Israeli goals.
If that’s not treason, what is? If these men are not traitors, who is? How many more Americans should John McCain be allowed to kill?
A Vietnam veteran, Jeff Gates is a widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment banker, educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders worldwide. He served for seven years as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
He is widely published in the trade, popular and academic press. His latest book is Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War.
His previous books include Democracy at Risk: Rescuing Main Street From Wall Street and The Ownership Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century. Topical commentaries appear on the Criminal State website.