VETERANS: Did Trump / MCCain dustup unveil some hidden history?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/07/no_author/sen-tokyo-rose-r-az/

John McCain: When “Tokyo Rose” Ran for President
By Ron Unz
The Unz Review
July 20, 2015 

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One factual detail, routinely emphasized by his supporters, is his repeated claim that except for signing a single written statement very early in his captivity and also answering some questions by a visiting French newsman, he had staunchly refused any hint of collaboration with his captors, despite torture, solitary confinement, endless threats and beatings, and offers of rewards. Perhaps. But that original Counterpuncharticle provided the link to the purported text of one of McCain’s pro-Hanoi propaganda broadcasts as summarized in a 1969 UPI wire service story, and I have confirmed its authenticity by locating the resulting article that ran in Stars & Stripes at the same time. So if crucial portions of McCain’s account of his imprisonment are seemingly revealed to be self-serving fiction, how much of the rest can we believe? If his pro-Communist propaganda broadcasts were so notable that they even reached the news pages of one of America’s leading military publications, it seems quite plausible that they were as numerous, substantial, and frequent as his critics allege

When I later discussed these troubling matters with an eminent political scientist who has something of a military background, he emphasized that McCain’s history can only be understood in the context of his father, a top-ranking admiral who then served as commander of all American forces in the Pacific Theater, including our troops in Vietnam. Indeed, the alleged headline of the UPI wire story had been “PW [Prisoner of War] Songbird Is Pilot Son of Admiral,” highlighting that connection. Obviously, for reasons both of family loyalty and personal standing it would have been imperative for John McCain’s father and namesake to hush up the terrible scandal of having had his son serve as a leading collaborator and Communist propagandist during the war and his exalted rank gave him the power to do so. Furthermore, just a few years earlier the elder McCain had himself performed an extremely valuable service for America’s political elites, organizing the official board of inquiry that whitewashed the potentially devastating “Liberty Incident,” with its hundreds of dead and wounded American servicemen, so he certainly had some powerful political chits he could call in.

Placed in this context, John McCain’s tales of torture make perfect sense. If he had indeed spent almost the entire war eagerly broadcasting Communist propaganda in exchange for favored treatment, there would have been stories about this circulating in private, and fears that these tales might eventually reach the newspaper headlines, perhaps backed by the hard evidence of audio and video tapes. An effective strategy for preempting this danger would be to concoct lurid tales of personal suffering and then promote them in the media, quickly establishing McCain as the highest profile victim of torture among America’s returned POWs, an effort rendered credible by the fact that many American POWs had indeed suffered torture.

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Has “history” been “air brushed” in McCain’s favor?

Perhaps the exchange with Trump will pull down the “facade”!

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VETERANS: 90-year-old WWII Navy vet evicted

Friday, July 17, 2015

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/13/0-year-old-wwii-veteran-evicted-from-home/?intcmp=latestnews

MILITARY
90-year-old WWII veteran evicted from home
Published July 13, 2015

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A 90-year-old WWII Navy veteran has been evicted from the place he’s called home for the last 60 years in Buffalo, N.Y.

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In a statement, the bank stressed its offers to help Hodges.

“We’ve worked on this case for more than four years, involved local not-for-profit agencies and even worked with private citizens who were willing to arrange for him to stay in the house for free,” said Zabel. “However, all offers of assistance were refused.”

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Sounds like his daughter needs psych help.

Argh!

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VETERANS: Monsanto’s Agent Orange; the truth finally

Thursday, June 25, 2015

US Government Finally Admits Agent Orange Poisoned Troops
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/us-government-finally-admits-agent-orange-poisoned-troops_062015

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Decades after the Vietnam War, the Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledged this week that Monsanto’s Agent Orange—a dangerous herbicide sprayed over 4.5 million acres across Vietnam during the  conflict—is responsible for health ailments in a group of as many as 2,100 veterans. It had previously denied such allegations.

The United States government will pay out $45 million in disability benefits over ten years to compensate Air Force reservists and active-duty forces who were exposed to Agent Orange left over from the Vietnam War. The exposure came from residue on Fairchild C-123 aircraft, which were used to spray millions of gallons of the chemical, and, evidently, affected soldiers in the United States who later handled the planes from 1969-1986. According to ABC, the VA’s decision to compensate the 2,100 veterans follows a January Institute of Medicine study that found “some C-123 reservists stationed in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts had been exposed to Agent Orange residues in the planes and suffered higher risks of health problems as a result.”

Further, “the VA said it subsequently determined that pilots, mechanics and medical personnel who served at seven other locations in the U.S. and abroad also were potentially affected – Florida, Virginia, and Arizona, as well as Taiwan, Panama, South Korea and the Philippines.”

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The Gooferment only eventually will admit the truth.

Argh!

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VETERANS: Burial delays by VA?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

[TIP ‘o’ the HAT to: Bugle Blasts December 2014 Vienna VA 22181 Volume 6 Number 7]

Burial delays prompt push for VA oversight in Congress names of the entities that are responsible for the bodies, including local medical examiners, funeral directors, and A bill aimed at decreasing recent delays in veteran burials by giving Congress new VA oversight got a push forward from lawmakers recently. A Senate version requires VA to report any burial delays longer than 30 days. Reports have sprung up around the country that deceased vets are waiting months to be interred in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ system of national cemeteries.

Under the bill, the VA would be required to track and record any burials not completed within a month as well as the county service groups. Data on the burial delays would be collected in an annual report and given to the House and Senate veterans’ affairs committees, according to the bill language.

VA oversees a system of 131 cemeteries and burial rights for veterans. Over the past year, there have been media reports of long delays for deceased veterans at facilities in California and elsewhere.

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Argh!

Goo ferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient!

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VETERANS: Bears #69 Jared Allen does homes for wounded warriors

Thursday, November 27, 2014

http://www.homesforwoundedwarriors.com/

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Today’s first football game highlighted Bears #69 Jared Allen doing homes for wounded warriors.

Admirable.

 

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), why are the girls and boys in harm’s way in the first place. Did we learn nothing from Viet Nam?

 

Celebrate the Troops … …

… …  by bringing them all home now!

Dona Nobis Pacem

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VETERANS: Vet killed in home invasion

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/11/10/north-highlands-veteran-91-dies-from-injuries-suffered-in-brutal-home-invasion-robbery/

North Highlands Veteran, 91, Dies From Injuries Suffered In Brutal Home Invasion Robbery
November 10, 2014 11:27 PM

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</sarcasm> Happy Veterans’ Day. <sarcasm/>

Argh!

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VETERANS: Fake Ranger Pleads Guilty

Friday, October 31, 2014

FROM BUGLE BLAST
Editor/Publisher/s Notes – Mike Berger
Vienna VA 22181
Volume 6 Number 6
Cell: 703-861-0726
Email: bugleblasts@gmail.com

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Fake Ranger Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge – source Houston Chronicle

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A Conroe (Texas) man who passed himself off as an Army 
Ranger to get closer to the inner circle of ex-Navy SEAL 
Marcus Luttrell – the war hero portrayed in the book and 
movie “Lone Survivor” – pleaded guilty to being a felon in 
possession of a firearm. When local and Federal officials 
searched Daniel Lee Marshall Jr.’s trailer, they found 
several guns, as well as an Army dress uniform with ribbons 
he did not earn and a pickup truck with a Purple Heart 
license plate that he did not deserve.

In court, Marshall admitted to being a felon in possession 
of a firearm, a crime that carries a penalty of up to 10 years 
in prison. “There is no parole in the federal system,” the 
Judge warned him from the bench. “Any sentence you get 
will not be shortened by parole.” As a felon, he is not legally 
allowed to buy a firearm. How he got the weapons is 
unclear.

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There has to be a special place in hell for “Stolen Valor”

Argh!

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