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Command Sergeant Major John Holland on John McCain - 'Hanoi John'

Presidential pardon from Nixon saves John McCain from treason and collaboration charges according to Rolling Thunder Founder and 3 war veteran, John Holland....

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(CINCINNATI, Ohio) - Why nothing in the news...
Why no reports.....
Why was the truth kept from Americans during the election?

Some of us have seen the reports about John McCain. I know what Ted Guy had to say about McCain and I know how angry POW activists have been at his betrayal of their cause. What I didn't know and that few of us knew, is that John Holland, Rolling Thunder Founder, had called for the Republican Party to remove McCain from the ticket.

This isn't a minor story and isn't one that has gone away just because the election is over. Many of us who knew what McCain had done didn't know how much power the money boys behind Palin and McCain could go to suppress this information during the campaign.

Rally after rally, fellow POW and controversial Medal of Honor holder, Bud Day, stood beside McCain, backing him up. With substantiated claims of hundreds of counts of treason, collaboration and aid and comfort to the enemy suppressed against McCain and a number of unnamed other POWs who were expecting to be prosecuted when returned, this entire act during the election seems sick.

Ted Sampley, Vietnam combat veteran, now deceased, wrote at length about McCain and Day. Sampley's article on Day's Medal of Honor is extremely revealing. (see: US Veterans Dispatch)

Sgt. Major John Holland talks about his frustration with McCain

With McCain supporters continually touting his heroism and attacking Democrats that served honorably in Vietnam like John Kerry and Al Gore, the unavoidable embarassment that their standard bearer may have been the biggest American traitor since Benedict Arnold, confidence in Conservative news sources has to disappear, at least with veterans.

A fair comparison to McCain would be Jane Fonda. Both spent time in North Vietnam.

* Both are accused of helping North Vietnam, Fonda by being photographed and McCain by doing many propaganda broadcasts and helping the enemy plan attacks on American soldiers.

* Fonda returned to be reviled and spit on while McCain returned to the Senate, spending years helping North Vietnam keep Americans prisoner and amassing a huge fortune trading on heroism and sacrifice we are now told never happened.

* Of the two, Fonda was the more honest and by far had done the least harm to the United States.

Colonel Ted Guy was preparing criminal charges against John McCain when Nixon took Admiral McCain's little boy under his wing. Where are McCain's 32 propaganda tapes that were made during Vietnam and broadcast over the radio to US troops? (see: Colonel Ted Guy)

Why did McCain accuse American soldiers of war crimes during Vietnam? What did he get in return?

If our news media can go thru a presidential election hiding all of this from the American people, nearly putting someone like this in office, what else are they capable of? What else have they done? What else are they hiding?

Vietnam veterans are requesting that the records of the debriefing of all POWS be made public. Those who were heroes need real recognition and shouldn't have to hide behind a presidential pardon they never needed or wanted.

Those who betrayed their country, some to sit in public office, on corporate boards or to travel around the country basking in glory and pointing fingers at others need to get the homecoming they earned. We spent the last 35 years honoring ALL the POWs while 58,000 dead and another 200,000 plus dying were neglected and abused, denied jobs, denied medical care and hated by their fellow Americans.

None of this would matter if the shadow of Vietnam would die too. It lives on. While some of us are still around, perhaps a moment of justice is in order to help the forgotten and the fallen, wherever their spirits are tonight.

Interested? Here are other Salem-News.com reports that you might also enjoy reading:

May 28, 2008: McCain's Attack on the Last Vietnam POW Underscores a History of Poor Discretion - Tim King Salem-News.com

Nov. 2, 2008: Is John McCain the Ultimate Infidel? (VIDEO) - Tim King Salem-News.com

July 22, 2009: FOX News: A Cowardly Talking Head & Treasonous Anti-American Crap (VIDEO) - Opinion by Tim King Salem-News.com

April 22, 2008: Warmongers, Chickenhawks, FOX News and Iran - Tim King Salem-News.com

To read many more of Gordon's articles, check out: VeteransToday.com

More on John McCain and his history:


Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran and a regular contributor to Veterans Today. He specializes in political and social issues. You can see a large collection of Gordon's published articles at this link: VeteransToday.com.

He is an outspoken advocate for veterans and his powerful words have brought about change. Gordon is a lifelong PTSD sufferer from his war experiences and he is empathetic to the plight of today's veterans also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to feature Gordon's timely and critical reports on Salem-News.com, a news organization staffed by a number of veterans, particularly former U.S. Marines.

You can send Gordon Duff an email at this address: Gpduf@aol.com

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SPC4TXARNG August 26, 2018 5:51 pm (Pacific time)

Reddit is hardly a 'credible' source of information, and has been debunked almost as much as Snopes. I was only in elementary school when the news showed Nixon pardoning McCain. My father who served both in WWII and in VietNam was livid. He was screaming at the top of his lungs. And he was right. Had McCain's daddy not been a rear admiral, McCain could well have been in front of a firing squad. I agree with my dad, that's what 'should' have happened. So that reddit thread? It's NOT credible ... the video which has 'disappeared' from the internet ... was... and 'is'.

Anonymous July 30, 2017 3:01 pm (Pacific time)

I served in Vietnam, and have said for years that John M Cain rode his POW status like a crutch.

Sharon July 25, 2017 3:10 am (Pacific time)


Michael January 12, 2017 5:50 pm (Pacific time)

McCain is the only prisoner out of all that were rescuwed by Nixon's efforts that sang like a canary to the north vietnamese. then McCain turns around in late 2012 and by 2013 ad , late jan, he is starting a pizza army called islamic caliphate, and he put Obama into power with Joseph lieberman.

G-2/3; October 4, 2009 8:30 pm (Pacific time)

take a look at the accompaning film clip "Perfidy",then study the Medal of Honor citation for Bud Day,(included in film), carefully,preferably with a detailed map of the 'Nam from Hanoi to the Z, and tell me if something isn't wrong with this scenario.

PJ October 2, 2009 11:51 am (Pacific time)

This is pretty old news that has been kicked around since the late 1970's. I detest McCain but I have even more contempt for John Kerry regarding his lies and associations he had with the North Vietnamese in France back in the early 1970's. Of course when NIKE moved some manufacturing over to Vietnam that really hurt those of us who were trying to get more accounting for our MIA's. So go stuff it Phil Knight. To compare Jane Fonda with McCain is apples and oranges. We were still in a hot war when Fonda did her treasonous behavior that impacted morale for our fighting forces and emboldened our enemies. As per McCain, I said [above] this innuendo about him involved in violating the UCMJ has been around for quite a while and all those who were imprisoned with him never came out with stories other than he acted appropriately as a POW. Kerry is truely the individual I would like to spend some quality time with for he is bar none the biggest treasonous traitor we had during Vietnam. Even far worse than Cronkite. It would be of benefit if someone had actual evidence about McCain, and it would have been forthcoming in a big way during the presidential campaign if it existed. Regarding Kerry, there is reams of evidence, but like Kennedy and his criminal behavior in the crash that killed a young precious life, he still gets the voted to continue his stain on the senate. Both Kerry and McCain should leave the senate and McCain will be voed out in Arizona but in Kerry's case, unlikely to happen in his state.

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