McCain: Enemy of the pows

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With the publication just two weeks ago of the New York Times bestseller – AN ENORMOUS CRIME; The Definitive Account of US POWs Abandoned in SE Asia – it is inevitable that the role in the POW issue of Senator – and former POW – John McCain now be examined.

Having known McCain since June 7, 1974, I have often written of his sarcastic, arrogant and condescending attitude toward those who disagree with him – on any issue. His temper is legendary – and we all just heard of his latest outburst directed at fellow GOP Senator John Cornyn of Texas over McCain’s immigration bill.

Everyone in the political world – both in DC and in Arizona – knows of this mean-spirited, cruel side of John McCain.

But on no issue has John McCain been meaner and more vicious than the question of the hundreds of US POWs who did not come home in 1973 when McCain came home.

He has used his unique and hard-earned status as a former POW not to help the cause of the un-returned POWs but rather to attack POW activists, demean POW family members and to bolster the Pentagon’s long-term strategy of ‘debunking’ credible sightings of POWs.

For example, the soon-to-be-famous satellite photograph on the cover of AN ENORMOUS CRIME is a 1988 image of a USA K – known as a ‘walking K’ because it has ‘feet’ on the bottom of the letters. This is an Escape & Evade (E&E) code given to US airmen before their missions.

The one on the cover of the book was placed by a still-held-against-his-will US airmen 15 years after the end of the Vietnam War and the return of McCain and the other now-famousUS POWs.

It measures 37 feet across and each of the letters is 12 feet high.

The Walking K part is a secret; no one could or would know its significance other than the US airman who was given his unique E&E code before his mission.

This code translates to: “I am alive! Come and get me the Hell out of here ASAP!!!”

When this evidence was made public that a US airman was still being held as a POW – 15 years after he should have been released – John McCain did not ride to his former comrade’s rescue. No he did not!

Instead, he sided with the Defense Intelligence Agency’s ‘debunking team,’ whose role is to discredit every report, sighting, satellite image and radio intercept. Clearly they have an agenda: prove that no POWs are still held alive over there. (To admit otherwise places the US Government in a massive hostage crisis – and exposes countless now-famous US officials from Henry Kissinger to George H.W. Bush to Colin Powell to Paul Wolfowitz to Dick Cheney and dozens of others as having knowingly abandoned these POWs.)

And do you know how McCain explained this USA K symbol visible from outer space in a rice paddy in Laos?

He claimed it was created by a 6-year old Laotian boy who was copying an American postage stamp!

I kid you not!

It is in his memoir, Worth The Fighting For.

Unanswered by John McCain are these questions:

• How did a 6-year old Lao boy know of the secret Walking K E&E code?

• How could a 6-year old boy possibly write a well-written English USA 37 feet wide and 12 feet high?

• Why would he do it?

• How could he possibly know that an American satellite would fly overhead and photograph it?

All of these questions point to the most sinister part of the POW issue: the US Government has known all along that our POWs are still there – and still sending E&E signals. (There are sightings of other E&E codes through the years – all the way up to 1992. You can see some of them on ).

And the Pentagon is still receiving – and hiding from the public – credible live-sighting reports of our POWs still held against their will in both Vietnam and Laos.

John McCain – as the most famous former POW – has provided ‘cover’ for this nefarious behavior by the Pentagon and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

He has used his former POW status to defend the Pentagon – and to attack those of us who claim something rotten is going on inside DC.

And he fits this role to a T: his attack-dog style mows down anyone in his path including mothers, wives and the children of our still-missing, un-returned POWs.

Plus, the so-called Mainstream Media – which has always loathed the POW issue and seen it as a right-wing nut story (they have never explained why right wingers would want to trash mostly Republicans like the Reagan and Nixon teams, but that is another story) – adores McCain. So when he attacks the POW activists, the media applauds him for it. Thus, they have never given a fair examination of the massive evidence – the US Government’s own evidence – that indeed hundreds of US POWs are still alive in SE Asia. Remember: AN ENORMOUS CRIME is based on 66,000 pages of never-before-published US Government intelligence reports, memoranda, aerial photographs and radio intercepts.

Thus the already-startling rise of AN ENORMOUS CRIME – up the Amazon and New York Times best seller lists – without one cent spent by the publisher on advertising or promotion– proves that the American people know they have been lied to by successive administrations about this issue. There is a thirst for the truth about our men.

All you have to do is either read the book or read the 1983-1984 cover-up chapter on the unique – and free – web site: .

John McCain, who owed his political career to being a former POW, has abused his status and betrayed his fellow POWs.

In countless other issues, especially fighting illegal immigration, we have seen the real John McCain: a duplicitous, untrustworthy, spoiled and privileged little brat of a man who is happy to crush anyone who gets in his way.

But in no other issue have the consequences been bigger: by helping to give ‘cover’ to the abandonment of the US POWs in SE Asia, John McCain has proven himself unworthy to be their Commander-in-Chief.

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