OK, McCain died. He did not die in action nor did he ever serve honorably. He was not a “war hero”. He was a disgrace as a US senator. He was going to be court martialed when he got back from Vietnam but his father stepped in saved his rear end and he became decorated instead…he was not a republican…he was a war monger.
He voted against getting rid of Obamacare, was an obstructionist to President Trump…also was part of the phony Russian dossier AND being so sick should have stepped down a long time ago and let the republican governor of AZ pick his replacement.
McCain IS the poster child for TERM LIMITS!! He did something like 40 years in the senate and all because in AZ they have a cross vote primary. It’s been Democrats for 15 years that have kept him in that seat because they voted for him in the primaries! This is why we still have Lyndsey Graham here in SC due to them voting in our primaries. You couldn’t find a conservative that voted for him anywhere if you tried.
McCain’s father was the Admiral in charge of the Pacific fleet prosecuting the war in Vietnam. Because of this he got preferential treatment in the Navy. He was allowed to become a Navy pilot. But he was a terrible pilot. He crashed several navy Jets in his early career, costing the tax payers.
Then while aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Forrestal, a nearby plane’s rocket released by what the military said was an “Accident”, however, there was those who said McCain had been hot shotting his engine (something he was reprimanded for several times before) which caused the adjacent plane’s rocket to release. That rocket was not rigged to detonate but as it flew from its jet it damaged one of the other plane’s fuel tanks spilling fuel onto the carrier and ignited. McCain was reported, and via his own testimony, to have seen this happening, open the cockpit, and in his haste to exit the aircraft he hit the button that released his live bombs onto the deck of the Forrestal. McCain tried to say the rocket had also hit his 500 lb bombs and knocked em onto the carriers deck. However, eye witnesses said that was not so and was not seen on the footage. They did not explode yet as the firefighters seen what they did and was hosing them off so the nearby fire would not set them off. It allowed McCain to get far enough away to not be harmed. When they did explode all the first fire responders were killed.
(Snopes is a Liberal supporting site which is trying to get rid of these facts and the military has not admitted anyone was at fault however, the film footage and eye witness accounts, as well as McCain’s actions within hours after it happened make it all suspect of his accidental release of his bombs being the cause of so many dying.)
He took off running, as his bombs set off a chain reaction of explosions from adjacent aircraft, and the ensuing explosions and fires killed 133 sailors aboard the Forrestal.
While his fellow sailors were fighting the fire, he went to the pilot’s lounge below decks and watched the men fight the fire on closed circuit TV. He was not harmed, had no injuries and refused any treatment. Yet he later would tell people how he was severely wounded. He did not stay to help the crews to fight the blaze.
Less than 30 hours later, he took off with a New York Times reporter buddy of his to Saigon which the military said no one had been permitted leave at that time (another perk of his dad being top admiral) and went on to say while drinking with friends in Saigon, that after seeing the effects of those bombs on the Forrestal, he was beginning to question the morality of dropping those bombs on the Viet Cong.
He was the direct cause of 133 deaths on his own ship, and was never reprimanded. He was nowhere to be found as the Forrestal had to limp to the Philippines for months of repair work. He asked to be transferred from that ship to another.
He was married then. His wife was stricken with debilitating injuries in an automobile accident, and while she was hospitalized for more than 5 months, was off gallivanting with anything in a skirt.
Upon returning from Vietnam Nam, he found his wife was disfigured by her injuries, which included a shattered pelvis, arm, and legs. In order to save her legs, doctors performed 23 surgeries on her, and had to remove significant portions of the bones in her legs, which left her shorter, and unable to walk, and in a wheelchair, she had to use a catheter.
McCain was disinterested in his first wife’s predicament. She had to go through grueling physical therapy to learn to walk again.
After he left the Navy, he was intent on a career in politics. He and His wife had gotten to know Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and he was eager to jump into politics.
But he decided he needed a more visually pleasing young woman by his side. He callously divorced Carol, the mother of his three children, and immediately jumped into the sack with new wife Cindy, who was 18 years younger.
Upon learning of this, the Reagans were shocked and angered by how he had treated Carol.
While campaigning for congress, he used pictures of himself posing with Mr. And Mrs. Reagan, but there was no hearty endorsement offered by the Reagans.
His new young wife was also an heiress to an Arizona Brewing fortune.
Let us not forget he was one of the Keating 5, who had helped swindle life savings from countless Americans in the Savings and Loan scandal of the 1980’s. He was in it up to his eyeballs.
During his time as a POW he was recorded in a propaganda speech to help the Viet Kong. They called him Songbird. TO which he go preferential treatment and returned heavier in weight than when before he went to war. He also perused a bill that stopped any information to be released of the whereabouts of other POw’s who had not returned. These POWs would have been witness to his help of the enemy in exchange for his preferential treatment while there. To this day the records are sealed.
Yet he was well-connected in Washington, and parlayed his connections into a seat in the United States Senate.
So before the tearful tributes ebb & flow, be sure you remember the facts about this self-proclaimed Maverick. The facts do not agree with that portrait of a heroic patriot and great American.
With due respect to his family, he was never the great man so many portray him as.
And neither should we allow this false narrative fairy-tale about this scoundrel of a man as he faces his eternal fate.
And now you know the whole story. Donald already knew the story. So when he was called a draft Dodger just remember there are 133 dead navy sailors that probably wish he had been a draft Dodger rather than an Admirals son.