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Use Trump Brouhaha to get to Bottom of McCain Story

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JEFFREY DAUGHERTY (www.jeffreydaugherty.com) submits this ORIGINAL piece.

Either you believe Donald Trump owes John McCain an apology or you don’t.  Okay fine, you are entitled to either opinion.  But what is being ignored here (intentionally in my view) is the mountain of questions that continue to swirl about John McCain and his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.  A line of veterans that would stretch from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli have been saying for years what Trump is accused of saying yesterday; that John McCain is far from being a war hero and may well have been an enemy collaborator.

At this stage those are only accusations that even by their sheer volume do not indicate truth.  Why not take this opportunity to finally fully investigate all these claims and get to the truth of what actually happened.  McCain has used his power as a Senator to consistently resist any and all serious inquiry into not only his status but the question of other POW’s having been left behind in Vietnam—or even shipped off to the old Soviet Union for continued captivity and interrogation. 

Whether or not he was speaking to this directly or not, Trump has forced this question into the light of day.  If McCain was a true war hero such investigations could only prove that.  If he was something else, that would be proven too.  Let the investigations begin—for real this time and with full vigor.



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    • TruthandFreedom

      I’m a veteran and I will outright say Trump was 100% correct that McCain was no war hero! Fact is, he was a TRAITOR to America and many service members lost their lives due to his cowardice. There is numerous documentation to prove that his awards: Silver Star, a Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, two Commendation medals plus two Purple Hearts are all as fraudulent as McCain himself!

      Lets start with the fact that one must ask how on a medal count basis that McCain outweighs Murphy and Glenn, who both for years repeatedly performed extraordinary deeds on the ground or in the air against an armed enemy.
      McCain’s valor awards are based on speculation as to what happened in 1967 during his 23d mission, when over Vietnam he was shot down and injured. He was then captured and then spent the next 5.5 years selling out America!
      Is it no wonder that his own Senate office refuses to provide copies of the narratives for each medal. None of the awards, less the DFC, were for heroism! His awards were in-fact “boilerplate” meaning they were given no questions asked for all prisoners at the time period for that camp.

      McCain’s Silver Star narrative for the period 27 October 1967 the day after he was shot down to 8 December 1968 reads: “His captors… subjected him to extreme mental and physical cruelties in an attempt to obtain military information and false confessions for propaganda purposes. Through his resistance to those brutalities, he contributed significantly towards the eventual abandonment…” of such harsh treatment by the North Vietnamese.
      However, in McCain’s own words just four days after being captured, he admitted that he violated the U.S. Code of Conduct by telling his captors “O.K, I’ll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital.”
      Thus, in truth “He received the nation’s third highest award, the Silver Star, for treason as he provided aid and comfort to the enemy!”

      The rest of his valor awards issued automatically every year while he was a POW read much like the Silver Star. More boilerplate often repeating the exact same words. An example: “By his heroic endeavors, exceptional skill, and devotion to duty, he reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Naval Service and the United States Armed Forces.” As we can see no specific of any valor was entailed!

      The truth is that by the fourth day of his capture he signed a confession and declared himself a “black criminal who performed deeds of an air pirate.” This statement and other interviews he gave to the Communist press were then used as propaganda to fan the flames of the antiwar movement. In total McCain made over 30 of these propaganda videos for the Communist Press.

      According to McCain he tells of horror he endured: relentlessly beatings, torture, broken limbs. All inflicted during savage interrogations. Yet no other POW was a witness to these accounts. JUST NOT BELIEVABLE, unless we are to believe that McCain was kept in an isolated prison cell away from all other prisoners!

      A former POW stated “No man witnessed another man during interrogations… We relied on each other to tell the truth when a man was returned to his cell.” However, if the torture was as bad as McCain stated his physical state would have clearly been noted!

      Let us not also mention the fact that according to those issuing the awards, two eyewitnesses are required for any award of heroism. However, NONE of the valor awards McCain received have or had any eyewitnesses, less himself and his captors.

      Could it be that his awards were issued on the fact that his father and grandfather both held 4 star admiral positions with the Navy? One can only assume that this is the truth, as from day 4 on of his captivity he behaved as a COLLABORATOR and propaganda tool for his North Vietnamese captors. McCain had engaged in no less than 30, and likely as many as 38 anti-American propaganda broadcasts for Radio Hanoi during the period of his captivity. Does any of this speak to being an image of an American WAR HERO?

      An example of his cowardice and TREASON against America can be found in the US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, where he personally admitted in the article that during the time he was in prison (in fact It was by the fourth day) he asked the [North] Vietnamese to take him to the hospital and that in exchange he promised he would provide them with classified military information.

      This military information consisted of highly classified information, the most important of which was the “package route” the military was using for the bombing of North Vietnam. He provided in detail the altitudes, directions, and the primary targets of interest for the United States.

      The result was that the North Vietnamese moved their anti-aircraft defenses into those areas and built them up and strengthened them. They also moved the rockets, aircraft weapons, into the “package route” of where the airplanes were flying. This ended in many lost lives, as supported by intelligence reports! This information provided by this traitor ended with a 60% increase of lost aircraft and military personnel (Yes, lives were lost because of this coward!) After about a month, the situation deteriorated to the point that they finally called off the bombing of North Vietnam, all due to the information that McCain had given to the enemy!

      It is said that McCain refused an early release. An act of valor?
      This has clearly been disputed by three former POWs who stated that McCain was ordered to turn it down by his U.S. POW commander and he “just followed orders.”

      McCain’s actions in Vietnam dishonor the many POWs who stood tall and refused to break their honor code.

      U.S. MILITARY CODE OF CONDUCT

      I. I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

      II. I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

      III. If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

      IV. If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

      V. When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to only give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

      VI. I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.
      So should Trump not have stated the truth?

      I say Trump was right on point and that maybe we should have a poll by Americans as who is the biggest liar in government? McCain, Pelosi, Hillary, Boehner, McConnell, Reid, and let us not forget Obama or is it Barry ,,,, no one will ever know because the News Media refused to Vett him! News media vetting means pointing by the Media to the birth certificate on the government website, despite this proven a fake/forgery and even Barry’s own lawyer calling it such a bad fake (in a court of law).

      THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF LIARS IN THE CONGRESS AND SENATE! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES REFUSING TO TAKE A STAND AND SHOW BOTH INTEGRITY AND MORALS IN THEIR DECISIONS, INSTEAD OF MAKING DECISIONS ON BY THE FACT OF WHO WILL GIVE THEM THE MOST MONEY!
      SOLUTION: NO MONEY ALLOWED IN POLITICS OR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN RECEIVE NO PAY FROM TAX PAYERS AS THEY REFUSE TO REPRESENT TAX PAYERS! THESE CRIMINALS WHO HAVE NO INTEGRITY CAN ACCEPT THE MONEY FROM THE LOBBYISTS OR THEIR BASE (TAX PAYERS) BUT NOT BOTH AS THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DOUBLE DIPPING!

      • Mazakman

        Amen brother

      • Ted

        I agree McCain is a useless politician, destructive to conservatism, and should be a democrat. But he is a war hero.

      • ElOregonian

        He was known by his fellow prisoners as “Songbird” because he sang as much as he could to his captors about classified military information and tactics. He should of been to stand in front of a firing squad for his treasonous treachery he served on all Americans. And to think this pious POS has the audacity to even question any American about anything?

        That SOB deserves to be hanging from the bottom of a rope for his cowardly acts.

    • Mazakman

      I respect all of our Veterans and those currently serving. However John McCain has shown time and time again that he governs against the will of the people. His progressive policy’s have helped create the mess we are in now. In my opinion he has failed to keep his oath to uphold and defend the constitution during his carrier as a Senator. Did you ever see his photo he took with the Syrian rebels that are now called Isis? I believe he along with the president and 98% of congress should be arrested and tried for treason against the United States.

    • Kathy

      Thank you for telling the truth about John McCain, he has done so much to harm our country. Wise up Arizona, surely you can find yourselves a better Senator than him!!

      • Jeffrey Daugherty

        Thanks Kathy. I don’t think I can claim to be telling the truth, but I hope to raise awareness of those that know it and have told it.

    • my2pesos

      The Trumpster ~ Truth Tempers

    • Anonymous

      At least McCain DID serve in the military, that’s more than one can say for Trump.

      • Mazakman

        I see your point and it’s a good point. However that should not excuse McCain from his Anti-Constitution and Anti-Liberty policy’s. The country that he fought so hard for, has been assisting in the destruction of this great nation from the inside out (Treason). In Trumps defense he has created jobs for Thousands of Americans. Can’t say that about this Administration who McCain is in bed with.

    • Robert Fallin

      More than one credible report indicates McCain made propaganda broadcasts for the North Vietnamese. Not to mention, McCain’s questionable conduct that may have caused the fire on the USS Forrestal that killed over 130 sailors. Photographic evidence proves McCain is a fraud. In the famous photograph of him meeting President Nixon,
      McCain is shown using crutches. Yet a video released during the 2008 campaign of McCain first returning from Vietnam shows McCain walking without crutches and, barely, a limp.

      Not to mention McCain’s mob connections, through his wife, Cindy.

      Hopefully a full investigation will bring down McCain, the GOP establishment AND the mainstream media, who have covered for slime such as McCain and Bill Cosby for almost half a century.

    • mklp316

      Jeffrey Daugherty — Good reporting… Keep up the good work…

      I do not know if John McCain was a traitor during the Vietnam War… I tend to lean that way from the testimony of other veterans… I do believe he is a traitor today and that is what we can all be concerned about… Because of his known associations with the very terrorist that we are supposed to be fighting against… Sending money, food and arms to offer comfort and aid to our enemies… He is and has been a career politician… I find it very difficult to believe the good people of Arizona voted him into office 8 times in a row… Which also leads me to believe, the voting process is rigged and for our entertainment purposes only… What?… There is no one else in Arizona who wants to step up and become the Senator?… Is there no other scumbag that the people have to choose from?… He is definitely a War Hawk… Preferring to go into wars with Nations that have not done anything to us… He supports war over the expenses to our overall economy… Not seeming to be too concerned about all the American lives that may be killed in the process… His voting record and actions during various campaign trails reflect that… To me, that does not sound like a war hero, who had terrible experiences he had to endure because of war…

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