America’s mainstream media universally portrays John McCain as one of our country’s greatest national patriots, a military hero who steadfastly stayed loyal despite suffering unspeakable torture at the hands of his Communist captors during the Vietnam War.
Last year, I published a major article pulling together the strands of evidence suggesting that this widespread narrative is actually a hoax from beginning to end. Instead of being resisting his jailers, John McCain instead seems to have been one of Hanoi’s leading military collaborators almost from the moment he was captured.
Furthermore, it’s doubtful he was ever tortured, but much more likely that McCain simply invented those claims as a preemptive defense against the danger of facing a court martial for collaboration upon his return.
One of McCain’s wartime propaganda broadcasts for Communist Hanoi has now been discovered and released, fully confirming some of the claims I made in that article.
Most importantly, McCain’s very doubtful war record probably explains why later as a Senator he was so eager to lead the cover-up of the hundreds of American POWs who were probably betrayed and abandoned in Vietnam at the end of the war, as documented by Pulitzer Prize winner Sydney Schanberg and others. He protected the wartime secrets of others in exchange for their protection of his own.
John McCain and the POW Cover-Up by Sydney Schanberg
Sen. John McCain is now running for reelection in Arizona, and facing a possible defeat in his own August 30th Republican Party primary, with his incumbent polling numbers below 50% among Republicans. If the voters of Arizona become fully aware of McCain’s true wartime record and his leading role in the likely betrayal of those hundreds of American POWs, the result might be an electoral earthquake with national implications. In particular, citizens might begin to fully recognize the dishonesty and incompetence of our media organs, which constitute an American Pravda little better than its old Soviet counterpart .
For Further Reading:
- Was Rambo Right? — Ron Unz
- Silent Treatment — Sydney Schanberg
- Our American Pravda — Ron Unz
- The Legacy of Sydney Schanberg — Ron Unz
- Relying Upon Maoist Professors of Cultural Studies — Ron Unz
- Will There Be a Spotlight Sequel to The Killing Fields? — Ron Unz