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Poor John McCain Bombed Women and Children and "I Was Following Orders" Is Not a Legal Defense

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So as to refrain from denouncing someone who has just passed away while his family is in mourning, let's figure, given all the information we have, that John McCain, rest his soul, was probably to his misfortune a very mentally challenged guy, who like so many others, was taken advantage of by the elite of the genocidal Financial-Military-Industrial-Complex and its criminal CIA-controlled media, and used to falsely justify and at times participate in, America's murderous taking of many millions of innocent lives of men, women and children, as Martin Luther King said, in atrocity wars and covert violence on three continents since 1945 in order to maintain unjust predatory investments. [1] John McCain's sorry story began with a young navy pilot's receiving and obeying illegal criminal orders to bomb the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong. We can imagine young McCain just might have not been conversant with the new and stronger international laws first used to prosecute the Nazis after the Second World War. However, ignorance of the law has never been an excuse for murder.

Principle I of the Nuremberg Principles of International Law

Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefor and liable to punishment.

Principle IV

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The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him. This principle could be paraphrased as follows: "It is not an acceptable excuse to say 'I was just following my superior's orders'".


U.S. Nuremberg Trials Prosecutor Would Have Proudly Prosecuted McCain As a War Criminal, History News Network, George Washington U., 10/19/2008 https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/55841

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A chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials after World War Two, told CBS Editor Richter that he strongly supported the idea of trying the U.S. pilots captured in North Vietnam as war criminals. U.S. Navy Lieut. Commander John McCain, who was captured a year later, would have been among the group Taylor wanted to prosecute, and by the courts decision, military personnel cannot claim that they were simply following orders.





Robert Richter, an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, and political director for CBS News from 1965 to 1968 wrote in Bomber Pilot McCain: War Heroism or War Crimes? published by Institute for Public Accuracy, October 15, 2008:

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"I will never forget how stunned I was when Gen. Telford Taylor, a chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials after World War Two, told me that he strongly supported the idea of trying the U.S. pilots captured in North Vietnam as war criminals -- and that he would be proud to lead in their prosecution."


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Praise for a bomber of women and children of a tiny Buddhist former French colony is indicative of Fascist nature of the USA

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Brother Jay, thank you for putting this all together for us. My only objection to this presentation is that there is a decent looking portrait of this monster at the beginning. But maybe that will lure a few people who are shallow enough to "admire" him into reading the facts. Most of your presentations make me want to spread them to as many people as possible. This one, however, needs to be printed in the thousands so I can stand outside the train station and distribute them to commuters.

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Most of the monsters among us look very ordinary. That picture is quite appropriate.

Almost all in USA support the monsters, too. This is largely a result of communal brainwashing.

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I agree with Jay Hanson's main point: McCain was a premeditated mass murderer, many times over, who never repented. The adulation in USA is infuriating to those who prefer peace. Sadly, election results periodically confirm USAns are no better than the "good Germans" that supported Hitler.

McCain likely was not stupid, but brainwashed into "faith based" thinking when he was young, and then encouraged by his participation in war crimes to continue in his ways. (I note the U.S. Military academies are overrated academically, and bad when it comes to legal and moral issues.) The primary principle that came out of the Nuremberg trials is that he who kills most at the end does not have trial but gets rewarded instead.

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I avoided as much as possible articles praising John McCain and the speeches given at his funeral.

The one thought that kept coming to me when I did see video clips of McCain's funeral is how the US uses such solemn events of similar gatherings of what the US calls "high value targets" in Afghanistan, Yemen etc. as opportunities. An anonymous drone pilot sitting in an air conditioned office thousands of miles away bombed them.

One can imagine the horror, grief, outrage, and chest pounding for revenge if a terrorist had bombed John McCain's funeral. Yet that is exactly what the US does to the "others" funerals and wedding parties.

The US turns such holy solemn and joyous events of others, who are of no danger to the US, into horror shows.

What is wrong with Americans that they have no empathy for what they do unto others?

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Maybe the silence is due to being beaten down. We know that the vote can be tampered with

We know "elected" representatives don't listen. We could revolt against the encroaching tyranny, but how many of us would die as opposed to them?

At what point is one's own life given for the many against the corrupt murderous evil...few?

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"What is wrong with Americans that they have no empathy for what they do unto others?"


I keep posing this question to people and get crickets in response. I think people propagandized under this genocidal system are paralyzed into going along to get along. Especially since 911, people are afraid to stray from the dominant narrative lest they appear not supportive of the troops. Look at what they have consented to thus far in order to keep their heads down. They are indeed, no different than "good Germans."

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The thumbs up button is still messed up.

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As an Anti-Apartheid activist (inside South-Africa) until 1994 and subsequent to 1999, I had the misfortune to be harassed by the FBI/CIA for doing exactly that (in South-Africa)! Unbeknownst to me I was blacklisted along with Nelson Mandela (listed as International terrorist by the State Department). In 2006 I was hounded in Seattle and was driven from the Episcopal Church. My personal life, career and marriage in tatters due to this. Just before settling in NY, I was approached in Seattle by a Korean War veteran. He was tearful - yet, before our meeting, I never knew him; but be begged me for advice on how he can get God's forgiveness for his war crimes during his stint as rear gunman on one of the US gunships during which he murdered hundreds of innocent civilians. My response to him was to pray to God and be on the side of the solution and to work for justice.... More than that he can't do. I wish we stayed in contact; but I lost contact with him. This shows to me that there are people guilty of heinous crimes; but if there's contrition and sincere regret in their hearts along with active works toward justice, there is always the possibility for forgiveness. With the above information to go by - McCain does not seem to be of the caliber of ths man I met.

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