The Trump – McCain feud will be a major story of 2017
By Wayne Madsen – Wayne Madsen Reports
Foregoing the annual news predictions for the new year, WMR will make one that you can take to the bank. In fact, this prediction is already bearing fruit as the 115th Congress was called into session on January 3. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, the “Bobbsey Twins” of Neo-con war mongering in the Senate, spent the holidays beating the drums for war with Russia in the border areas of the Baltic states, Ukraine, and Georgia. These Neo-con extremists chose to share New Year’s Eve not with their constituents back home in Arizona and South Carolina, respectively, but with the Kiev regime’s neo-Nazi and fascist Banderist militia offficers in eastern Ukraine.
But something all-but-destroyed McCain’s and Graham’s grand plan to embarrass president-elect Donald Trump with a select committee to investigate alleged Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. election: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told McCain that the Republican leadership in the Senate does not need a select committee. The plan by McCain and Graham, along with Democratic Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York and Democrat Jack Reed of Rhode Island, to captivate the nation with some sort of Watergate-level select committee bombed out. The investigation of “Russian hacking,” which is a code phrase for an investigation of Trump’s closeness with the Russian leadership and his desire for a defrosting in relations between Washington and Moscow, will be largely relegated to the Senate Intelligence Committee, which does not normally operate in the public view.
The big story of 2017 will be how Trump and his closest advisers will launch a retaliatory political strike on McCain, Graham, and their allies, including Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner, who has also called for a select committee to investigate “the Russians.”
After 2017, McCain will wish he had never decided to run for another six year term in the Senate in 2016, which he said will be his last. There is enough derogatory information on McCain to keep Trump’s Twitter account busy well into next year. Former New Hampshire Republican Senator Bob Smith, an old adversary of McCain, once served as Chairman of the Vietnam Working Groups of the US/Russian Joint Commission. The commission was established to inquire into the fate of missing U.S. military personnel from World War II, the Korean and Indochina Wars, and the Cold War. Smith, who endorsed Trump for president in 2016, discovered that the major stumbling block into investigating what happened to many U.S. prisoners-of-war (POWs) and missing-in-action (MIAs), particularly those from the Indochina conflict, was John McCain.
McCain in December 2013 on Maidan Square in Kiev flanked by Ukraine’s most notorious neo-Nazi politicians.
Smith charged that McCain was heavily involved in the cover-up of U.S. POWs in Vietnam. The charge was unusual in that senators rarely make such incendiary charges about their colleagues in public. A September 19, 2008, article in the Moscow Post may shed some light on why McCain was so interested in covering up the POW issue. The Russian paper reported that McCain not only received relatively special treatment as a POW in North Vietnam but spent much of his five and a half years as a POW being “broken” by KGB interrogators in Russia.
As McCain peered across the Ukrainian eastern front toward Russia, he assuredly knew that Voronezh, where he spent much of his POW captivity, was 200 miles away. McCain pictured with Ukrainian chocolate mogul president Petro Poroshenko.
The Russian article states that McCain’s KGB code name was “Jack Mouse” and quotes Chan Chong Duet, the commander of the Hoa Loa POW prison, nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton” by its prisoners, as stating that McCain was transferred to a solitary ward in the prison, interviewed by Soviet officers, and treated by Soviet doctors. Fernando Barral, a Cuban psychologist who interviewed McCain on January 24, 1970 in Hanoi, said McCain was “boastful” and “without remorse” over his bombing of civilians in Hanoi.
However, according to the Russian article, McCain may have been play-acting his macho feelings. A former KGB agent claims that McCain arrived at the KGB training base at Voronezh in 1968. The agent said McCain was called “Mickey Mouse” by KGB officers in a play on his official code name “Jack Mouse.” The agent claims that McCain was transferred back to North Vietnam in 1972, a year before he was freed.
When McCain ran for president in 2008, some former American POWs held by North Vietnam and the Vietcong, charged that McCain “sang like a canary” to his captors. One, who spoke at a 2008 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, charged that McCain gladly coughed up to his interrogators six-month’s worth of U.S. Navy operational schedules for bombing missions over North Vietnam and Laos. Colonel Ted Guy, McCain’s Senior Ranking Officer at the “Hilton,” confirmed that McCain “sang like a canary” to his captors.
A Central Intelligence Agency Foreign Broadcast Information Service transcript of an interview of McCain in Hanoi by the Soviet newspaper Pravda and broadcast on the domestic service of Radio Moscow. Attention should be drawn to the notation made on the message by a U.S. government official: “McCain Talked to the Soviets.” Later, he would talk to them quite a bit in Voronezh, USSR.
The revelations were a gold mine for the North Vietnamese who communicated the information to their missile defense and anti-aircraft units throughout North Vietnam and Communist Pathet Lao-controlled Laos. Another prize for the North Vietnamese and Soviets was McCain’s father, Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC). The North Vietnamese and Soviets would have been acutely interested in any information downed pilot McCain had about his father’s dealings in the early and mid-1960s with Lyndon Johnson’s ambassador to Saigon Ellsworth Bunker, who also happened to be a close friend of Admiral McCain.
McCain has always been arrogant and hostile in dealing with Vietnam-era POW/MIA family members. If there is any evidence that McCain spent time being debriefed and possibly “broken” in Voronezh, expect Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide that information to the Trump White House. In addition, former Senator Smith likely has a trove of documents concerning McCain’s duplicitous role in covering up the existence of POWs and MIAs in Russia from Vietnam, Korea, and World War II as a way to divert attention from McCain’s own problematic past in captivity.
McCain and his “drama queen” partner Graham were hoping to create a groundswell of doubts about Trump and some of his prospective Cabinet members’ close ties to Russia. However, the POW records from Hanoi, Moscow, and Voronezh about McCain’s “treating with the enemy” will ultimately make Trump the victor in any head-to-head political battle between the senior senator from Arizona and the president of the United States.
Commentary By Alan Knutson
If Trump is to succeed, he needs to purge the government of any and all neo-conservatives along with their sympathizers and enablers. This includes the homosexual senator Lindsay Graham and Senator John [Johnny wetstart] McCain.
“The commission was established to inquire into the fate of missing U.S. military personnel from World War II, the Korean and Indochina Wars, and the Cold War”. Smith, who endorsed Trump for president in 2016, discovered that the major stumbling block into investigating what happened to many U.S. prisoners-of-war (POWs) and missing-in-action (MIAs), particularly those from the Indochina conflict, was John McCain.
Smith charged that McCain was heavily involved in the cover-up of U.S. POWs in Vietnam. The charge was unusual in that senators rarely make such incendiary charges about their colleagues in public. A September 19, 2008, article in the Moscow Post may shed some light on why McCain was so interested in covering up the POW issue. The Russian paper reported that McCain not only received relatively special treatment as a POW in North Vietnam but spent much of his five and a half years as a POW being “broken” by KGB interrogators in Russia.”
So, the so-called war-hero McCain is in fact the guy f*****g over many MIA’s and POW’s by doing everything he can to block such investigations. Bastard! I think if Trump really wants to get rid of him, they need to revisit McCain’s role as “Johnny Wet-start” in The Forrestal aircraft carrier fire. “Wetstart” being a term for revving your jet engine while on the deck of an aircraft carrier without taking off. McCain, according to reports, used to do this all the time. If the official history is accurate and McCain was in the plane that got hit by a missile, was it “friendly fire” from an accident or was it a case of “fragging the Louie” to get rid of the dangerous Lieutenant McCain.