John McCain: War Hero turned Traitor turned Terrorist

It is an odd thing to have to write this opinion piece. It is even more odd to write it on Memorial Day but recent events that have transpired make it necessary.

U.S. Senator John McCain (R) Arizona, is often hailed as a war hero due to his service in the Vietnam War and the time  he spent as a P.O.W.  but there are many, many questions concerning McCain.

If John McCain fought for our freedom in Vietnam; Why did he vote to approve of the Patriot Act , which severely limits the basic freedoms of Americans on October 25, 2012? Why did he vote to reauthorize the Patriot Act on October 16, 2005 and again on March 2, 2006 and again on May 26, 2011?

Why did John McCain vote against S AMDT 1126, which prohibits the detention of U.S. citizens without trial?

This does not sound like freedom to me, though one could make the argument that it is necessary to protect the safety of American citizens, infrastructure and security installations from America’s enemy #1 : Al Qaeda.

This raises even more questions among them; If U.S. Senator John McCain has voted against freedom in the name of safety to protect us from Al Qaeda, then why is he backing Al Qaeda in Syria?

On Saturday May 25, 2013 The New American reported the following:

“This is an important moment. You will be funding, today, the allies of al Qaeda.”

That was the declaration Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.; pictured) made on May 21 during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Paul’s comments were directed at his colleagues, nearly all of whom voted to send arms to Syrian rebels.

Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) co-sponsored the bill that authorizes “critical support to the Syrian opposition through provision of military assistance, training, and additional humanitarian support.”

The bill sailed through the committee, passing with bipartisan support by a vote of 15-3.

Senator Paul offered two amendments to the bill — officially styled the Syria Transition Support Act — one that would have forbidden the transfer of weapons to the rebel forces fighting to oust the government of current Syrian president Bashar al-Asad, and another that would have prevented the use of U.S. military armed forces in Syria.

Both of Paul’s amendments were rejected by the committee.”

Among those ignoring Senator Paul’s warning was none other than U.S. Senator John McCain, who criticized Paul’s filibuster against domestic drone use against Americans “a political stunt”.

So what does “War Hero” John McCain do? He goes to visit Al Qaeda in person! If that isn’t enough of an insult to Americans , McCain goes to visit Al Qaeda today! Memorial Day! CNN Reports:

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain visited rebels in Syria on Monday, his communications director confirmed to CNN, making the Arizona Republican the highest ranking elected official from the United States to visit the war-torn country.

Brian Rogers confirmed a report that originally appeared on The Daily Beast, which indicated McCain entered Syria through Turkey, and remained in the country for several hours.

While in Syria, McCain met with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army, according to Mouaz Moustafa with the Washington-based Syrian Emergency Task Force that was involved in planning the trip. He spent about an hour meeting with Free Syrian Amry commanders from various parts of the country including Aleppo, Homs, and Idlib.

McCain is the leading voice in Congress for a greater U.S. role in ending Syria’s civil war, which has been waged for more than two years. He has suggested establishing “safe zones” for Syria’s rebels and taking out the regime’s air assets, along with providing lethal weapons to Syria’s opposition.

In their meeting with McCain, leaders of the Syrian rebel forces pressed the United States to provide them with weapons to continue their fight against Syrian President Bashar al Assad. They also called for establishing no-fly zones and for airstrikes against Assad’s regime, according to the Daily Beast’s report.”

In addition, the United Nations itself has listed the Free Syrian Army as being affiliated with Al Qaeda. According to an  post published August 12, 2012:

“As previously reported (and here), both British and American journalists have clearly identified and documented the presence of foreign fighters with militant extremist ties pouring over the Turkish-Syrian border, most recently in an attempt to overrun the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. CNN, whose Ivan Watson accompanied FSA terrorists over the Turkish-Syrian border and into Aleppo revealed that indeed foreign fighters were amongst the militants. It was admitted that:

Meanwhile, residents of the village where the Syrian Falcons were headquartered said there were fighters of several North African nationalities also serving with the brigade’s ranks.

A volunteer Libyan fighter has also told CNN he intends to travel from Turkey to Syria within days to add a ‘platoon’ of Libyan fighters to armed movement.

CNN also added:

On Wednesday, CNN’s crew met a Libyan fighter who had crossed into Syria from Turkey with four other Libyans. The fighter wore full camouflage and was carrying a Kalashnikov rifle. He said more Libyan fighters were on the way.

The foreign fighters, some of them are clearly drawn because they see this as … a jihad. So this is a magnet for jihadists who see this as a fight for Sunni Muslims.”

The Turkish /Syrian border is the same route that U.S. Senator John McCain took today when he when to visit his Al Qaeda friends, which not only makes him a traitor, but a terrorist himself, based on the very laws he has voted for- Editor



About aldermanlacy

I am just an average blue collar American who works hard and tries to be a good dad. I have a passion for history, music and freedom.

3 Responses to “John McCain: War Hero turned Traitor turned Terrorist”

  1. He has lost his ever loving what he has left of a mind. What has he done??? We don’t want to be involved in a war. He unilaterally goes over the heads of the President and the secretary of state and involves us. Impeach him from his Senate seat

  2. Perhaps Obama could have him arrested and sent to that G-Bay in Cuba????

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