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Senator John McCain

Old 1st Sep 2018, 18:56
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I simply disregard anything that I can't independently verify.
Genuinely interested to know what you have managed to independently verify tdracer, and how you've managed to do it.
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Old 2nd Sep 2018, 10:05
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I think that's why the US has Fox News - to get that good independent, impartial view.
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Old 2nd Sep 2018, 14:04
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There is genuine concern by many about Senator McCain's votes, lobbying, and other actions re "MI-'POW" issues.

One example....because of McCain's efforts "De-Brief Transcripts" of returning POW's were kept in a "classified" status such that even the very POW's themselves were unable to view the transcript of their own De-Brief.

I know for a fact....a US SpecOps unit was deployed to a SE Asia location during the mid-1980's in preparation for a Cross Border operation designed to locate/return long held POW's.

The Mission was cancelled for un-explained reasons.

Whether there were POW's being held post 1973 is subject to debate....but the fact there was at least one Mission mounted to seek out some reported POW's by itself is demonstrative of the credibility of some information coming from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and China.

Do your research and decide for yourself what the evaluation of McCain's actions in the Senate re missing POW's should be.....it is a very interesting topic once you begin to consider all the factors that surround it.

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Old 2nd Sep 2018, 14:04
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Thanks , as you probably know NAS Meridian is McCain Field, named after the Senator's Naval Aviator grandfather.
McCain holds fond memories of NAS Meridian, ties to family

By Elton Hayes Jul 9, 2016

EDITOR'S NOTE: First published July 9, 2016.

While it has been more than 50 years since U.S. Sen. John McCain resided in Meridian, the former naval aviator hasn’t forgotten his time spent as a flight instructor in the Queen City.

Long before the once-Republican presidential nominee entered a career in politics, McCain, R-Arizona, spent a portion of the 1960s in Lauderdale County.
As Naval Air Station Meridian celebrates its 55th anniversary this week, McCain reflected on his time in East Mississippi.

“The people of Meridian are the most pro-military of any who I have ever known, and I can’t tell you what wonderful memories I have there,” McCain said this week in a telephone interview. “Of course, I’m proud that the field is named in memory of my grandfather.”

McCain’s Mississippi connection spans past the 2 1/2 years he spent as a flight instructor at NAS Meridian. His grandfather, John S. McCain Sr., was born in Carroll County.

The senator said he’s honored to have served as an instructor at the airfield that bears his grandfather’s name.

“It means a lot,” McCain said. “It’s a wonderful place. So many brave young men and women go through there, and it’s a great experience for all of them. To have the privilege of teaching was really one of the enjoyable periods of my life.”

McCain holds fond memories of NAS Meridian, ties to family News meridianstar.com

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I think that's why the US has Fox News - to get that good independent, impartial view.
I think they call themselves "Fair and Balanced." Sure, they all are...
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