John McCain

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BornJohn Sidney McCain III
August 29, 1936
Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone
DiedAugust 25, 2018 (Age 81)
Cornville, Arizona, U.S.
Cause of death
brain tumour
Alma materU.S. Naval Academy
ReligionBaptist
Parents • John S. McCain
• Roberta McCain
Children7
SpouseCarol Shepp
Member ofBanned from Russia 2015, Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, International Republican Institute/Board and Staff, The European House - Ambrosetti
Interest ofAmerican Continental Corporation, Jeff Gates, Charles Keating
PartyRepublican
Vietnam War veteran, sang about bombing Iran to voters, called the JFK assassination "the intervention". appears on a picture with Simon Elliot.

Employment.png Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee

In office
January 3, 2015 - August 25, 2018

Employment.png Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

In office
January 3, 2005 - January 3, 2007

Employment.png Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee

In office
January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2001

Employment.png United States Senator from Arizona

In office
January 3, 1987 - August 25, 2018
Preceded byBarry Goldwater
Serving with Jeff Flake

John McCain was a US senator from 3 January 1987 until his death on 25 August 2018.[1] During the 2016 United States presidential election campaign, Donald Trump – who did not serve in the military himself and avoided the draft through a series of deferments – attacked John McCain's record of service and said the Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war is "not a war hero" because he was captured: "I like people that weren't captured," Trump said.[2]

Career

He completed flight school in 1960, and became a naval pilot of ground-attack aircraft; he was assigned to A-1 Skyraider squadrons[3] aboard the aircraft carriers USS Intrepid and USS Enterprise[4] in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas.[5] McCain began as a sub-par flier[5] who was at times careless and reckless;[6] during the early to mid-1960s, two of his flight missions crashed, and a third mission collided with power lines, but he received no major injuries.[6] His aviation skills improved over time,[5] and he was seen as a good pilot, albeit one who tended to "push the envelope" in his flying.[6]

USS Forrestal

John McCain was involved in the accident which is known as the USS Forrestal fire. On the 29th of July 1967, a rocket that was accidentally fired from an aircraft, struck another aircraft which caused a fuel leak that ignited and started to burn on deck. McCain, who sat in his airplane and was going through preflight checks, in his memoir,[7] says that this rocket knocked two bombs from his own airplane whom landed in the burning fuel and exploded some time thereafter. Mary Hershberger investigated official documentation and his claims and concludes that his account can at times not be united with the facts. She leaves open the possibility that he panicked and released the bomb in error himself; she also notes that: "McCain’s actions after the fire show a determination to exit the ship as quickly as possible. When New York Times reporter Apple finished gathering his notes on the fire, McCain boarded a helicopter with him and flew to Saigon."[8]

Prisoner of war

Putin is 'rebuilding Russian empire' says Senator McCain - BBC HARDtalk - 2014.

His recordings as Tokyo Rose while he was prisoner of war for five and a half years in Vietnam were found and released in 2016.[9][10]

Criticism

YouTube video

Following his comments in February 2017 that Donald Trump's administration was in "disarray", a video entitled "The truth about John McCain" was published on Facebook on 1 March. The video, which criticised McCain over his war record in Vietnam, the money he is said to receive from George Soros, the McCain Institute funded by Saudi Arabia and his association with the terror group ISIS, had been viewed 1.2 million times and shared by 28,715 users by 17 March 2017.[11]

Photo with Simon Elliott

The New York Times has denied the identity of the man pictured left with John McCain, stating that "The [false] rumors are based partly on images of a Syrian fighter who resembles Mr. Baghdadi, seen in photographs with Mr. McCain".[12]

Opinions

During the US/2008 Presidential election campaign, McCain (completely sober that is) started an eerie prose on Iran after a question in the audience to send a response to "Iranian hostile actions". in which he planned the idea in donors and voters their heads that Iran would give their nuclear weapons to "terrorist" organizations. How these individuals would deploy it for example was not touched. Perhaps a slip of things to come?[13]

Matthew 12:34: "You brood of vipers! How can you speak good things, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."

“Republican 2008 presidential hopeful John McCain crooned the words “Bomb Iran” to a Beach Boys’ tune in joking response to a question about any possible U.S. attack over Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons program. “That old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran ... bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb,” the Vietnam War veteran warbled softly to the band’s “Barbara Ann” when he was asked when the United States would send an “airmail message” to Iran.”
Reuters (April 2007)  [14]

Also during the 2008 presidential election campaign (on live US television) he referred to the JFK assassination as "the intervention". His exact words were: "... the way Barry Goldwater and Jack Kennedy agreed to do, before the intervention, the tragedy at Dallas" immediately followed by a hand to nose and look away from the audience gesture.[15]

Death

In May 2018, CNN reported McCain did not want President Trump at his funeral.[16]


 

Legal Case

NamePlaintiff(s)Defendant(s)StartEndDescription
Hedges v. ObamaDaniel Ellsberg
Chris Hedges
Noam Chomsky
Jenifer Bolen
Kai Wargalla
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Alexa O'Brien
Barack Obama
Leon Panetta
John McCain
John Boehner
Harry Reid
Eric Cantor
Nancy Pelosi
US Department of Defense
Mitch McConnell
United States of America
13 January 201228 April 2014The plaintiffs challenged the 2012 NDAA contending that indefinite detention on "suspicion of providing substantial support" to groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban was so vague as to allow unconstitutional, indefinite detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguing that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.

 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Brussels Forum/2006Belgium
Brussels
Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA and NATO-close German Marshall Fund.
Brussels Forum/201723 March 201725 March 2017Belgium
Brussels
Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA-close German Marshall Fund. The overarching theme was "‘End of Complacency – Era of Action?"
Munich Security Conference/20105 February 20107 February 2010Germany
Munich
Bavaria
An anti-war demonstration outside described it as "Nothing more than a media-effectively staged war propaganda event, which this year had the purpose of justifying the NATO troop increase in Afghanistan and glorifying the continuation of the war as a contribution to peace and stability."
Munich Security Conference/20114 February 20116 February 2011Germany
Munich
Bavaria
The 47th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/20131 February 20133 February 2013Germany
Munich
Bavaria
The 49th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/201431 January 20142 February 2014Germany
Munich
Bavaria
The 50th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/20156 February 20158 February 2015Germany
Munich
Bavaria
"400 high-ranking decision-makers in international politics, including some 20 heads of state and government as well as more than 60 foreign and defence ministers, met in Munich to discuss current crises and conflicts."
WEF/Annual Meeting/200625 January 200629 January 2006SwitzerlandBoth former US president Bill Clinton and Bill Gates pushed for public-private partnerships. Only a few of the over 2000 participants are known.
WEF/Annual Meeting/200724 January 200728 January 2007World Economic Forum
Switzerland
Only the 449 public figures listed of ~2200 participants
WEF/Annual Meeting/201422 January 201425 January 2014World Economic Forum
Switzerland
2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:From Glory Boy to PoW Songbirdarticle13 June 2008Douglas ValentineA reality based counterbalance to the de-rigeur 'war-hero' treatment that John McCain is routinely accorded by the US commercially-controlled media and his Wikipedia entry
Document:Manchester Alleged Suicide Bomber Linked to Libya Islamic Fighting GroupArticle24 May 2017Tony CartalucciThe British government is directly responsible for the Manchester Arena bombing. It had foreknowledge of LIFG’s existence and likely its activities within British territory and not only failed to act, but appears to have actively harboured this community of extremists for its own geopolitical and domestic agenda.
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References

  1. "Glioblastoma, which killed McCain, is 'complex' and 'aggressive' disease, brain tumor group says"
  2. "White House drafted a statement on John McCain, but never released it"
  3. McCain, Faith of My Fathers, p. 156.
  4. Feinberg, Barbara. John McCain: Serving His Country, p. 18 (Millbrook Press 2000). ISBN 0-7613-1974-3.
  5. a b c Timberg, American Odyssey, pp. 66–68.
  6. a b c Vartabedian, Ralph and Serrano, Richard A. "Mishaps mark John McCain's record as naval aviator" Archived October 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Los Angeles Times (October 6, 2008). Retrieved October 6, 2008.
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_of_My_Fathers
  8. https://www.truthdig.com/articles/investigating-john-mccains-tragedy-at-sea/
  9. https://www.unz.com/announcement/john-mccains-tokyo-rose-propaganda-broadcast-now-found-and-released/
  10. https://web.archive.org/web/20161104132301/https://www.wesearchr.com/bounties/john-mccains-tokyo-rose-recordings-from-north-vietnam saved at Archive.is
  11. "The truth about John McCain #ExpelMcCain"
  12. "Try as He May, John McCain Can’t Shake Falsehoods About Ties to ISIS"
  13. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-mccain-idUSN1929196820070419
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycuw9Cvh6W4 YouTube
  15. "John McCain describes JFK's assassination as 'The Intervention' with eyes open wide, eyebrows up high and grabs his nose. Quickly says 'err tragedy in Dallas'."
  16. "Obama, Bush Asked To Speak At John McCain's Funeral; Trump Told To Stay Away"