John McCain and the POW Coverup
I know that some folks who read Morse’s blog also read this one but, that said, this issue needs to be kept in the front of hearts and minds. Because this bastard wants to be President, thats why! Sidney Schanberg tells us about McCain, the media and the POW cover up over at The Nation Institute:
John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has 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.
Almost as striking is the manner in which the mainstream press has shied from reporting the POW story and McCain’s role in it, even as the Republican Party has made McCain’s military service the focus of his presidential campaign. Reporters who had covered the Vietnam War turned their heads and walked in other directions. McCain doesn’t talk about the missing men, and the press never asks him about them.
The sum of the secrets McCain has sought to hide is not small. There exists a telling mass of official documents, radio intercepts, witness depositions, satellite photos of rescue symbols that pilots were trained to use, electronic messages from the ground containing the individual code numbers given to airmen, a rescue mission by a special forces unit that was aborted twice by Washington—and even sworn testimony by two Defense secretaries that “men were left behind.” This imposing body of evidence suggests that a large number—the documents indicate probably hundreds—of the US prisoners held by Vietnam were not returned when the peace treaty was signed in January 1973 and Hanoi released 591 men, among them Navy combat pilot John S. McCain.
What is really pathetic and incredibly ironic is McCain has made a living off his POW status and his patriotism. Yet this bag of batshit displays no patriotism whatsoever when it comes to the families of these missing soldiers. FOIA requests to shed sunlight on these missing men does no good as all the information is still classified top secret.
Top Secret after 35 fucking years? Why would that be?
McCain, still to this day, verbally attacks anyone that tries to reopen this investigation. He attacks them with the zeal and zest of someone that has something to hide. He insults and verbally beats them to a pulp as witnessed by this video up at Morse’s blog:
Delores Alfond wants at the truth, that’s all. She has repeatedly exercised her rights to get at that truth for over 30 years. She has every reason to want the truth to come out whereas McCain evidently has every reason to keep it hidden. If you watched McCain bully and berate her in the video above then you understand why this man can not be elected to lead our nation. The National Alliance of Families among others, is still seeking the truth and have felt McCains wrath for doing so. Another blog devoted solely to McCain and his violent bullshittery has extensive information on this topic. From the blog entitled McCain’s Insults:
Members of the two major POW/MIA family organizations know the “real” John McCain and they despise him. They have experienced firsthand his cruel, angry temperament.
In 1996, McCain encountered a group of POW/MIA family members outside a Senate hearing room. The family members were some of the same who worked tirelessly during the Vietnam War to make sure Hanoi released all U.S. POWs – including POW McCain.
McCain immediately began quarreling with the POW/MIA family members, who were eager to question him on the issue of what happened to their loved ones.
Instead showing courtesy and appropriate compassion by answering their questions, the Arizona senator pushed through the group, shoving them out of his way, nearly toppling the wheelchair of POW/MIA mother Jane Duke Gaylor. Her son, Charles Duke, a civilian worker in Vietnam, is among 2,300 American POWs and MIAs still unaccounted for by the communists.
The POW/MIA families, shocked at McCain’s overly aggressive behavior toward Mrs. Gaylor, registered complaints with senate officials.
In an earlier incident involving families of servicemen still MIA, McCain got so angry that he went ballistic.
McCain was advised (Nov. 11, 1992) that Dolores Apodaca Alfond, chairwoman of the National Alliance of POW/MIA Families (her pilot brother Capt. Victor J. Apodaca is missing in action in North Vietnam), was offering testimony critical of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. He rushed into the hearing room to confront her.
This bag of batshit can not be elected to the highest office in our country. By any and all means necessary, we must wage a fierce battle to keep this fucktard out of that office.