"I know how to win wars!” says John McCain who mercilessly bombed cities in a lost war.
Huh? Which war did McCain know how to win? His twenty-three bombing runs over North Vietnam did not win anything but shame and disgust at home in streets filled with war protests. America LOST THE WAR. Surely Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper REMEMBER that America LOST THE VIETNAM WAR.
Blitzer and Cooper are paid to forget that America lost. They are war facilitators. By their clever phrasing of what they choose to highlight and what they choose to black out from telecast memory they make war on small countries attractive.
The anchors of conglomerate owned media keep repeating and repeating that McCain has excellent military experience for leading America in winning its present wars never mentioning that his experience was gained a losing and ‘mistaken’ war.
So we have to all refresh our memory in the face of the war promoting media prostitutes of journalism. To this end OpEdNews published:
Saturday, March 22, 2008
McCain Shot Down by Heroic Vietnamese Defenders in Shameful US War & Defeat
Years before Airman McCain began his 23 bombing runs, Ike had admitted Ho Chi Minh was a hero to his countrymen and would have won an all-Vietnam election with 80%+ had he (Ike) not blocked it. Well before McCain's 1st bombing mission, Rev. King Jr. had angrily condemned U.S. genocide, and Muhammad Ali had refused to go. Was McCain taken in then, and now as well, by war propaganda? McCain, an anti-hero or heartless dumbbell?
And here is a relevant article from Mail On Line of the Daily Mail Company of the United Kingdom, additional reporting: William Lowther, in Washington.
How war hero John McCain betrayed the Vietnamese peasant who saved his life
In all the tales of wartime courage peppering John McCain's presidential campaign trail; perhaps the most outstanding example of selfless heroism involves not the candidate but a humble Vietnamese peasant.
On October 26, 1967, Mai Van On ran from the safety of a bomb shelter at the height of an air raid and swam out into the lake where Lieutenant Commander McCain was drowning, tangled in his parachute cord after ejecting when his Skyhawk bomber was hit by a missile.
In an extraordinary act of compassion at a time when Vietnamese citizens were being killed by US aerial bombardments, he pulled a barely conscious McCain to the lake surface and, with the help of a neighbour, dragged him towards the shore.
Media misleads the public on McCain's participation in a brutal and compassionless illegal war that remains a blot on America's history and is pointed to by both America's enemies and friends alike.
In the meantime Barak Obama, so as not to be outclassed by a more belligerent candidate for U.S. president, assures heavier war on the Taliban who were the American supported former government of Afghanistan and presently still rule in a large area of that country. Obama indignantly points out that the Taliban “recently brazenly attacked our base”, (as if “our” base was not in THEIR country)
The Taliban government’s refusal to arrest and extradite the Saudi, Osama bin Laden, was the holy justification for invading and occupying all Afghanistan openendedly and declare as terrorists whomsoever fought the evasion and fights the occupation. Fine! But Osama bin Laden is long said to be somewhere other than in Afghanistan. Yet Taliban hunting goes on and is hailed by Obama even though in Afghanistan during the past year, there have been daily air strikes with great loss of civilian life - in just one strike, 105 civilians.
President Karzai complains bitterly, and the Afghan parliament many months ago voted for a twenty-five year amnesty, negotiations with the former governing Taliban, and the withdrawal of all foreign troops. The U.S. media hides this from the public and the heavy air strikes on suspected Taliban continue. (Never mentioned on our ‘CNN we can trust.’)