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John McCain - Let's Not Forget

by Oui Sun Aug 26th, 2018 at 07:41:25 AM EST

Called by political foes (Democrats) and allies (Republicans) a friend and true American patriot.

A man of POOR judgment from participating in bombing North Vietnam as a Navy pilot under guidance from his father the Admiral and Commander of the Navy Fleet to the Keating Five as a politician.

McCain reached the age of 81 a lived a life that could have made a difference for America as a nation. His views and staunch support for the US military and an aggressive foreign policy did all but wreck the lives of many soldiers and "enemies" in war.

In the past twelve months I have lost dear friends due to the deadly disease. All of them not able to come to fulfillment of their young lives at age 24 - age 30 and a mother of a young family at age 45 just a week ago. There is no room for tears by  the passing of John McCain, a friend from Sarah Palin to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama amongst many.

Democrats have placed highest honor on John McCain as well as Henry Kissinger ... what choices do American voters have, really?

More below the fold ...

Tributes, condolences pour in following Sen. McCain's death | CNBC |

Backing U.S. military and the Pentagon ...

Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on the Passing of Senator John McCain

    "Senator McCain exemplified what it means to be a warrior and a dedicated public servant...
    We are eternally grateful for his distinguished service to our nation."

Praised for his partisanship ...

ABC News

Senator McCain as leading voice of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Foreign Policy supported Hillary Clinton during the Obama administration to wage war in Libya and Syria. McCain went all in during the 2008 Georgia War against South Ossetia - the Orange Revolution of 2008  in the Ukraine and played a large role during the Maidan Revolt and the overthrow of the democratically elected government led by Viktor Yanukovych.

McCain voted for the Iraq War after the September 11 attacks on the United States by de Saudi jihadists of Al Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden and the Egyptian leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Walking bravely with US military in Baghdad ... "I Didn't Need Armed Guard In Iraq"

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U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham visit the popular Shurja market in Baghdad, Iraq, April 1, 2007. (Photo credit: AP)

Stepping across the Turkish border into Northern Syria in support of the Free Syrian Army, rebels who joined forces with Al Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

McCain: 'Regrettable' if photo was taken with Syrian rebel kidnappers

    On May 27, 2013, with the hostages still being held and negotiations largely stalled, a visit from US Senator John McCain would again push the NSB into the spotlight. McCain traveled to Azaz with General Salim Idriss, then the commander of SMC, to meet with a contingent of FSA leaders from across Syria. Among these groups was the NSB, and McCain drew considerable criticism for allegedly crossing paths with Dadikhi and Muhammad Nour, another member of the brigade that was directly involved in the kidnappings. [Source: Juan Cole's Informed comment]

War On The Rocks - McCain Surrogate/ PNAC/AIPAC

Egypt's Nasser and Soviet Foothold in ME
US Strategy Leftover: Support Arms Aid to Terrorists of Al-Nusra
Bush's Crusaders Join Forces with Soldiers of Allah in Terror Against Iran

In memory of John McCain ... let's bomb, bomb, bomb Iran!

John McCain performed the not inconsiderable feat of being `both a US Military Industrial complex hawk - and a significant improvement on Donald Trump. About his only achievement in recent times was to block the abrogation of the Affordable Care Act - itself one of the few achievements of the Obama regime. It is against custom hereabouts to speak ill of the dead, but that is about as good as it gets.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Aug 27th, 2018 at 09:38:42 AM EST
In life John McCain didn't make this offer of sacrifice ...

    After the thwarting of his gun-running operation, meant to alter the course of British politics, the villain, Professor Ormsby, challenges the hero, Commander Stevenson, with the phrase De mortuis nil nisi bonum, to imply that he, Prof. Ormsby, would kill himself, for which reason Commander Stevenson would cancel the news-media campaign with which he had planned to publicly discredit Ormsby as a traitor.

    To the implicit, honour-saving offer, Stevenson replies, "Certainly, I am concerned with justice in this matter, not with politics."

Of course John McCain was such a public figure for whom there is no red line even after death ... his hero status will see his policy continued.

As far as Trumpistas and the Republican party, as challenger to Barack Obama in 2008, McCain succumbed and laid the path for extremism by selecting Sarah Palin!!! The evangelist movement has gained a larger voice in the GOP after since the Supreme Court appointed George Bush as president of the United States in 2000.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Aug 27th, 2018 at 01:35:40 PM EST
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Now there is faint praise.  A tuberculic, syphillitic leper peddlng a cart of E.-coli-ridden beef would be an improvement on Der Drumpfenfuehrer.
by rifek on Mon Sep 3rd, 2018 at 02:07:29 PM EST
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by generic on Mon Aug 27th, 2018 at 02:01:25 PM EST

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Aug 28th, 2018 at 08:02:54 PM EST
ClubOrlov: A Senator Masquerading as a Gas Station
To start with, he was quite effective as a protester against America's genocidal war on the people of Vietnam. Other Americans just marched around ineffectually, waving banners and shouting antiwar slogans, but not McCain! His own father had a lot to do with starting that war, but McCain made up for that by destroying 26 American war planes. That's quite something! If every American flyer crashed as many planes, countless innocent lives would have been saved.
by generic on Wed Aug 29th, 2018 at 12:34:19 PM EST
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Thanks for the tip. I had stopped reading Orlov when he locked this site to open shop at Patreon.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 29th, 2018 at 11:33:22 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 2nd, 2018 at 04:29:48 PM EST
One more fact the international opposition was united to defeat HRC in November 2016 ...

Israeli official colluded with Manafort in anti-Semitism scandal

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday that he has asked Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to ask US officials for clarification on the identity of the Israeli official who assisted President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to slander the opposition candidate in Ukraine during the Obama administration.

An indictment submitted against Manafort said that he acted, together with a senior Israeli official in order to discredit the leader of the opposition in the eastern European country, Yulia Tymoshenko, and to label her as an anti-Semite.

According to the indictment, Manafort and the Israeli official colluded to ensure that Israel would publish a statement against an anti-Semitic comment made by one of Tymoshenko's supporters.

The long reach of the arm of American (in)justice ... across borders to be used as a political tool! See recent remarks John Bolton et all about UN - UNHCR - UNWRA - ICC court in The Hague.

Ukrainian turmoil leading to the coup d'état in February 2014 and its aftermath ...

Ukrainian Orthodoxs Playing the Anti-Semitic Card by Oui @BooMan  - April 17, 2014
Kerry in Geneva Uses Anti-Semitic Leaflet in Provocation by Oui @BooMan  - April 17, 2014

Ukraine never investigated the snipers who fired into the crowd of protesters and which led to the coup d'état ...

The "Snipers' Massacre" on the Maidan in Ukraine

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon Sep 17th, 2018 at 02:44:17 PM EST

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