John McCain has been playing the part of a wise, elder statesmen for a good long time, but apparently has never heard the anecdote about throwing stones in glass houses before.
There are some disturbing tidbits about John McCain that the mainstream media loves to avoid talking about, particularly when it comes to the irrefutable evidence that his time in captivity during the Vietnam War was from from heroic.
It’s a true, sad state of affairs. We want all of our soldiers to be heroes. After all, they are doing something that not every American has the fortitude, skill, and gumption to do, which is run toward the ultimate danger in defense of a nation that is warring within itself at all times. McCain certainly did hold some of the virtues of the great American soldiers who came before and after him, but the North Vietnamese found his breaking point, and exploited it with staggering efficiency.
During McCain’s time as a prisoner of war, his father’s reputation as an admirable seaman made young John a prime target for promotion within the Navy. Furthermore, this distinction likely also created a situation in which his captors understood the importance of their prize, and would be foolish to allow McCain to die in captivity. While John McCain certainly suffered while in the notorious “Hanoi Hilton”, there are prevalent accounts available that refute his heroism in the face of “torture”.
The Republican US presidential candidate John McCain was not tortured during his captivity in North Vietnam, the chief prison guard of the jail in which he was held has claimed.
In an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Nguyen Tien Tran acknowledged that conditions in the prison were “tough, though not inhuman”. But, he added: “We never tortured McCain. On the contrary, we saved his life, curing him with extremely valuable medicines that at times were not available to our own wounded.”
Tran, now 75, said McCain reached Hanoi with the worst injuries he had seen in a downed pilot. But he denied torturing him, saying it was his mission to ensure that McCain survived. As the son of the US naval commander in Vietnam, he offered a potential valuable propaganda weapon.
And how could we forget how the longtime Arizona Senator got his dubious nickname “songbird”?
An audio recording has surfaced proving that U.S. Senator John McCain collaborated with the North Vietnamese by recording a “Tokyo Rose”-style propaganda message that was broadcast on North Vietnamese radio in 1969.
For many years, American former P.O.W.s who were in the “Hanoi Hilton” North Vietnamese prison with John McCain called him a “Songbird” who collaborated with the enemy against his own country. They accused him of turning against them and against his own country in exchange for preferential treatment while many of the actually brave and honorable American P.O.W.s endured torture and denial of medical care and food for refusing to collaborate. The P.O.W.s branded McCain a traitor who was no hero, but nonetheless used his fake hero status to rise to political power.
Now, the “war hero” is taking absurd and unbelievable pot shots at the President.
In a statement Sunday afternoon, McCain indirectly blamed Trump for the chemical weapons attack in Syria, suggesting Trump’s recent comments about leaving Syria “very soon” and his non-interventionist approach have “emboldened” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria,” McCain said. “Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers have heard him, and emboldened by American inaction, Assad has reportedly launched another chemical attack against innocent men, women and children, this time in Douma.”
So, let’s just get this straight: A surely phony war hero who collaborated with the enemy, lied about his torture, and worked to cover up America’s incomplete POW recovery efforts just blamed Donald Trump for a chemical agent attack carried out by the Syrian President.
Isn’t it time for McCain to retire?