Monday, February 2, 2015

McCain and the POW Cover-Up

Via comment by Anonymous on Terrorist Identification Chart


The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam. 

Eighteen months ago, TAC publisher Ron Unz discovered an astonishing account of the role the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, had played in suppressing information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Below, we present in full Sydney Schanberg’s explosive story.
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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 U.S. 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.

Mass of Evidence 


  1. McCain=Traitor. Been shouting it from the rooftops for years. No one listens.


  2. If this is true, that John McCain knowingly abandoned fellow POWs to their fate, and supressed information of POWs still left behind in Viet Nam, then that makes him a more evil traitorous POS than Hanoi Jane Fonda! At least that bitch was open about her siding with the enemy, while the vile McCain, betrayed his fellow POWs but in addition prostituted his status as a POW for his political ambitions. McCain has the blood of innocent men on his hands. McCain is a much of a fake war hero as John Kerry. They are dishonorable brother in arms.

    1. Well he and Kerry both pushed this which tells me all I need to know.

  3. Of course "songbird" John McCain would do everything to hide details about POWs treatment in Vietnam... the world could not know what a traitor he was...

    And I voted for this bastard...

    "There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord and betrays his brothers."
    ~Proverb 6-16

  4. In 2008, it was a choice of two traitorous, treasonous, amnesty loving anti-Americans.

    And folks wonder why I did a write in vote for Ron Paul.

  5. Gotta confess, I voted for him.....but I was kinda hopin' for that 'one heart beat from the presidency' thing at the time.

    Somewhere behind enemy lines,
    Peoples Republik of Kommiefornia

    1. I was kinda hopin' for that 'one heart beat from the presidency' thing at the time.

      :) I've still got my faded Ron Paul 2008 bumper stickers on my mailboxes. :)

  6. If the Executive , Legislative and Military with the full assistance of the CIA DIA and NSA have engaged in high treason for more than 40 years; And if treason is seen at all levels of government as the "optional" thing to do. Then why are y'all still voting for the federals? AND. Why the hell haven't we run up the Cross of St. Andrew and moved to end this travesty? ---Ray

    1. It's going to have to get much worst before sufficient people get off the couch and it may never happen unfortunately.