If there was ever any doubt who perpetual warmonger, Senator John McCain, wanted for US president, this headline explains: Russian cyberintrusions an ‘act of war’
Today, CNN writer Frida Ghitis repeats McCain’s claim with Putin’s ‘act of war’ against American democracy.
“Moscow’s influence campaign,” as the intelligence report calls it, blended a variety of means, including covert cyberactivity by Russian intelligence operatives, along with “with overt state-funded media, third-party intermediaries, and paid social media users or ‘trolls’.”
It would behoove fools like Ghitis to stop and think. Anyone who takes CIA allegations as facts has mush for brains.
A a no-fly zone over Syria is an act of war.
You might as well directly declare war on Syria & Russia.
War with Russia, anybody?
Senator John McCain is the biggest warmonger on the planet, next to Hillary Clinton of course.
Ironically, McCain has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today that proclaims Stop Assad Now—Or Expect Years of War.
Like Hillary who wants a no-fly zone over Syria, McCain says “Ground the regime’s air force, create safe zones for Syrian civilians, and arm the opposition.”
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Donald J. Trump belatedly endorsed the re-elections of Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte on Friday, moving to heal a deepening rift within the Republican Party touched off by Mr. Trump’s feud with the parents of a slain American soldier.
Qaddafi on his way out, Bashar al Assad is next.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 21, 2011
Former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, who in 2002 chaired the congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11, maintains the FBI is covering up a Saudi support cell in Sarasota for the hijackers. He says the al-Hijjis’ “urgent” pre-9/11 exit suggests “someone may have tipped them off” about the coming attacks.
Graham has been working with a 14-member group in Congress to urge President Obama to declassify 28 pages of the final report of his inquiry which were originally redacted, wholesale, by President George W. Bush.
“The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier,” he said, adding, “I am speaking of the kingdom,” or government, of Saudi Arabia, not just wealthy individual Saudi donors.
Sources who have read the censored Saudi section say it cites CIA and FBI case files that directly implicate officials of the Saudi Embassy in Washington and its consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks — which, if true, would make 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war by a foreign government.
For just and obvious reasons, it’s illegal under U.S. law for foreign governments to finance individual candidates or political parties. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop them from bribing politicians and bureaucrats using other opaque channels.
“The security and popular forces have held captive an Israeli colonel,” a commander of Iraq’s popular mobilization forces said on Thursday.
“The Zionist officer is ranked colonel and had participated in the Takfiri ISIL group’s terrorist operations,” he added.
The two US Navy riverine command boats intercepted in Iranian territorial waters yesterday were sent on their way along with the crew of 10 US sailors after brief detention on Iranian soil. According to news reports, the well-armed warships either suffered mechanical or navigational difficulties which caused them to enter Iranian territory (although it may well have been a game of cat-and-mouse to test the Iranian response). The US sailors were apparently treated well, enjoyed what appeared a decent meal in relaxed surroundings, and in the end apologized for the mistake and praised their treatment by the Iranians.
Someone once asked Vladimir Putin what he thought of Senator John McCain’s suggestion that the Russian president would one day go the way of Muammar Gaddafi. Here’s what Putin said:
“McCain sat in a pit in Vietnam for several years, anyone would go nuts after that.”
And while we’re not sure if we would go so far as to call McCain “nuts” – because that would effectively exonerate him and relieve him of any responsibility for what he says – we would certainly put him the category of “uber hawk” and we don’t mean he’s angling for an FOMC hike.
As you might recall, McCain pushed hard for the ouster of Russian-backed Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Now here we have a classic example of a total arse-hole.”
October 02, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – Sen. John McCain has a personal stake in the ISIS and al-Qaeda members currently being targeted by Russian fighter planes. It was just two years ago that McCain found himself in the embarrassing position of having to explain his sleepover with a group of ISIS-affiliated terrorists in Syria. He has repeatedly called for more direct US military involvement to overthrow the Syrian government. Repeated stories of the failures of the US rebel training program have only steeled his resolve. Facts must not get in the way of McCain’s regime change plans for Syria.
But McCain’s plans for Syria have suddenly come to a screeching halt with the arrival of the Russian military. ISIS and al-Qaeda and their affiliated groups are suddenly under the Russian gun. Indeed it appears that Russia has made more progress in two days of bombing than the US-led coalition has made in a year.
What to do? McCain has come up with an idea: arm the rebels with missiles and help them shoot down Russian airplanes!
Asked by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto what the US should do about Russia’s attacks on CIA-trained (but al-Qaeda affiliated) fighters in Syria, McCain responded:
– Further Details Emerge on the Epic U.S. Foreign Policy Disaster that is Syria (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Sep 11, 2015):
The outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, who viewed the force as a critical element of the military strategy in both Syria and Iraq, is conferring with top Pentagon officials behind closed doors to figure out what options are left for what is widely considered a policy and military failure, according to senior defense officials.
– Watch Native American Activists Literally Chase John McCain Off Navajo Land (Anti Media, Aug 17, 2015):
On Friday, August 14, Arizona Senator John McCain was confronted several times by Native activists and elders while visiting the Navajo Nation. McCain and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey were meeting with the Navajo at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock for an event honoring the Navajo Code Talkers of World War 2.
The governor and senator were also meeting with local Navajo officials to discuss their concerns about a new proposal regarding the Little Colorado River rights. Navajo Nation President Russell Begay told the Navajo Times that water was going to be a part of the talks.
– McCain: US will supply gas to Ukraine, Europe in 2 yrs (RT, June 21, 2015):
The US will be able to supply natural gas to Ukraine and Europe within two years, Senator John McCain pledged in Kiev. The American politician believes that only gas reliance prevents European countries from hardening sanctions against Russia.
“The United States will supply natural gas to Ukraine and other parts of Europe in two years,” McCain said on Saturday, RIA Novosti reported.
– McCain Joins Ukraine Advisory Committee Headed By Georgia’s Fugitive Ex-President (ZeroHedge, May 14, 2015):
John McCain may find himself ‘back in the (former) USSR’ more frequently as the Senator landed on Ukrainian President Poroshenko’s list of advisers along with former Georgian President (and current fugitive) Miheil Saakashvili. This should give McCain an opportunity to realize his dream of turning the ‘conflict’ with Russia into a proper war that self-respecting hawks can be proud of.
H/t reader squodgy:
“More evidence that a war is coming.”
McCain is “THEIR” man.
– Senator John McCain announces run for 6th term (The Ugly Truth, April 7, 2015):
Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee will be 80 by the time Election Day comes around in 2016
Times of Israel
US Senator John McCain has announced he will run for reelection in 2016.
The Arizona Republican made the announcement to run for a sixth term on Monday in an interview with NBC News. He is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Published on Sep 20, 2014
ISIS is an operation run by the CIA and the Mossad …
McCain and his buddy, ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi:
– Russia: US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow (NEO, Feb 28, 2015):
By Tony Cartalucci
Martyrdom on demand: if not of use alive, perhaps of use dead? US-backed opposition groups in Russia have so far failed utterly to produce results. Their transparent subservience to Washington coupled with their distasteful brand of politics has left a rather unpleasant taste in the mouth of most Russians. Each attempt to spread the “virus” of color revolution to Moscow, as US Senator John McCain called it, has failed – and each attempt has fallen progressively flatter.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has never been more popular. His ability to weather serial provocations aimed at Russia by NATO has made him a champion against the perceived growing injustice exacted against the developing world by an increasingly militaristic and exploitative West.
So when US-backed opposition groups in Russia decided to gather again this coming March 1, Sunday, many wondered just exactly what they expected to accomplish.
Jan 29, 2015
Code Pink protesters interrupt the start of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz. Senator John McCain, Chair of the Committee, has the protesters removed. Watch the complete hearing here: http://cs.pn/1uEQRKp
– McCain: Get Ready for U.S. Troops on the Ground in Iraq and Syria (Yahoo Finance/The Fiscal Times, Jan 27, 2015):
“In the Middle East, we have got to have boots on the ground,” McCain said over the weekend. “We have got to have training capability. We can’t train young people in Syria and send them back into Syria to be barrel-bombed by Bashar Assad. That is also immoral.”
McCain and his buddy, ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi:
– Obama Issues Statement On The Death Of Saudi King Abdullah, Praises “Vision”, US-Saudi Relationship (ZeroHedge, Jan 22, 2015):
Just released by the White House:
Statement by the President on the Death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies of the American people to the family of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and to the people of Saudi Arabia.
King Abdullah’s life spanned from before the birth of modern Saudi Arabia through its emergence as a critical force within the global economy and a leader among Arab and Islamic nations. He took bold steps in advancing the Arab Peace Initiative, an endeavor that will outlive him as an enduring contribution to the search for peace in the region. At home, King Abdullah’s vision was dedicated to the education of his people and to greater engagement with the world.
As our countries worked together to confront many challenges, I always valued King Abdullah’s perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship. As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions. One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond. The closeness and strength of the partnership between our two countries is part of King Abdullah’s legacy.
May God grant him peace.
And while Obama was impressed by Abdullah’s vision to the “education of his people” he had no comment on the one US “ally” which has beheaded a record number of people in recent years making even ISIS blush by comarpison, as reported in US Ally, Saudi Arabia Beheads 87 In 2014, Up Over 10% From 2013 and also Record Beheadings And The Mass Arrest Of Christians.
American politicians and mainstream media are falling all over themselves praising the late Saudi King Abdullah.
King Abdullah was a man of wisdom & vision. US has lost a friend & Kingdom of #SaudiArabia, Middle East, and world has lost a revered leader
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) January 23, 2015
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) January 23, 2015
President Obama on the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. pic.twitter.com/8wXmZp6EGU
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 23, 2015
” Wolf Blitzer and Fareed Zakaria are almost as devastated as the sons of the King” http://t.co/8DGKRxnLDC
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 23, 2015
Other Western leaders are singing from the same hymn sheet.
UK orders flags flown at half-mast for King Abdullah. Will return to lecturing the world about democracy tomorrow https://t.co/cebtl55gem
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 23, 2015
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) January 23, 2015
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 22, 2015
“He was loved by his people and will be deeply missed.” Tony Blair on the death of King Abdullah. http://t.co/BT9f5DbZpN
— Tony Blair Office (@tonyblairoffice) January 23, 2015
– Summarizing The President’s Speech (ZeroHedge, Sep 10. 2014):
Update: Senator McCain blasts Jay Carney – “you don’t have the facts” and President Obama “he doesn’t understand the situation” in this post-speech CNN interview… well worth the price of admission…
In 15 minutes, President Obama laid out his 4-pronged strategy to defat and dismantle ISIS/ISIL/The Islamic State/’The Bad Guys’…
We suspect this tweet sums it perfectly…
POTUS Summary: We’ll be bombing a sovereign nation (Syria) We’ll be arming terrorist groups while fighting them. #Ref Economy is Great
— Stalingrad & Poorski (@Stalingrad_Poor) September 11, 2014
But here is The White House’s official statement of strategy…
FACT SHEET: Strategy to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses a clear threat to the people of Iraq and Syria, and to the broader Middle East, as well as U.S. persons, allies and interests in the region. Left unchecked, ISIL could pose a growing threat beyond the region, including to the U.S. homeland.
Sep 1, 2014
With everything happening in the world such as the Middle East with ISIS, tensions in the Far East between Japan & China – – We mustn’t forget about our role in the Ukraine, so lets review the events leading up to this current day because we’re on the verge of World War Three and the Ukraine is a very important front. The United States, facilitated by the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Senate through John McCain, manufactured the entire Ukranian crisis.
– Those Ukrainians John McCain Wants to Arm Include Neo-Nazis (Infowars, Sep 1, 2014):
“Give them the weapons they need”
After vehemently pushing to arm extremist militants in Syria, Senator John McCain is now calling on Washington to give weapons to Ukrainian forces that include ultra right-wing neo-nazis.
During an appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation, McCain was asked if the introduction of more weapons to the region would improve or worsen the situation. The Senator responded, “For God’s sake can’t we help these people defend themselves, this is not an incursion this is an invasion,” with McCain adding that Russia had committed an act of war.
Oh, another fake beheading???
McCain and his buddy, ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi:
Always on the ‘right’ side also in Ukraine ….
At AIPAC serving his overlords…
– ISIS Sends 2nd Beheading “Message In Blood” Video; Warns Kurds “Huge Mistake Joining Hands With America” (ZeroHedge, Aug 29, 2014):
Just hours after hours after another video purporting to show the mass execution of up to 250 Syrian soldiers in the desert, The Independent reports ISIS has released a video apparently showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in Iraq as a warning to Kurds fighting the group in the country. The video, entitled “A Message in Blood” ends with the victim beheaded and the fighters warn others will face the same fate should Kurdish leaders choose to continue an alliance with the US.
Image from the latest beheading clip:
While the captives and executors are dressed in similar fashion to those seen in the James Foley execution 10 days ago, it is unclear if the two incidents were carried out by the same people.
The production of the propaganda video also differs – with the beheading shown alongside still images of American and Kurdish officials in an attempt to help convey the executioner’s message.