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  • Mr. Trump’s curious remark about John McCain’s time as a POW: Misstep or trap?

    07/20/2015 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    What could Donald Trump have been thinking when he said John McCain was not a war hero? Certainly he must have known it would lead to the end of a political career – but the question now is: Whose political career? The media – even the putatively conservative New York Post – is gleefully saying, “Trump is toast after insult: ‘McCain not a war hero’ Don Voyage!” Is this true; or is this media wishful thinking so they can go back to telling us how wonderful Jeb Bush is? Wishful thinking is a dangerous thing in all walks of life...
  • [Uploaded on July 16, 2008] Why Veterans Should Not Support John McCain

    07/20/2015 7:22:13 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 15 replies
    Cindy Brochure ^ | Uploaded on July 16, 2008 | Cindy Brochure
    Uploaded on Jul 16, 2008 Al Santoli -- combat vet of the Vietnam War and former Congressional investigator Carol Hrdlicka --wife of a Vietnam War pilot shot down, captured, yet never returned Mike Benge -- returned POW of the Vietnam War andEleanor Apodaca -- sister of a Vietnam War MIA explain some of the reasons that: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) rates John McCain's voting record as only 20% in support of veterans, the lowest in Congress; Iraq and Afghanistan American Veterans give McCain a grade of "D"; and Vietnam Veterans of America rate McCain's voting record on veterans' issues at...
  • Does this video explain why McCain works against POW's and their family's attempts to get records?

    06/21/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/21/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is an old video, but it sheds light on the low character of Arizona's John McCain. McCain has always stopped any inquiry into POW records because he doesn't want us to know what HE did as a POW. This is why he is so easily manipulated by Democrats. Is he being blackmailed? You decide.
  • McCain and the POW Cover-up (How McCain left U.S. POWs and MIAs to rot in hell)

    03/05/2010 1:05:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 2,352+ views
    The Nation ^ | 2008-10-06 | Sydney H. Schanberg
    The "war hero" candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam. Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. This is an expanded version, with primary documents attached, of a story that appears in the October 6, 2008 issue of The Nation. (Watch Schanberg's appearance on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.) BY SYDNEY H. SCHANBERG John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn't return home. Throughout...
  • 2008 Election Prayer Thread for McCain/Conservatives: Day 1

    04/19/2008 10:30:29 PM PDT · by topher · 206 replies · 284+ views
    April 20, 2008 | Vanity
    It is my opinion that we need to pray for our leaders this election. Many Conservative are disappointed with the selection of Senator John S. McCain. But in one sense, he is the true conservative in values -- he has fought for campaign finance reform -- getting big money out of politics. This should allow the little guy (or gal) more voice in what this country is doing. In some religions, it is part of the church service to pray for the leaders of a country (Ukrainian Catholic, for example). We must pray for our leaders and pray that the...
  • Secret War In The Skies Over Korea

    12/18/2007 6:37:24 AM PST · by RDTF · 24 replies · 184+ views
    Ny Times ^ | Dec 18, 2007 | Andy Webster
    The Korean War has been called “the forgotten war,” and “Missing in MIG Alley,” on PBS on Tuesday night, illustrates a little-known chapter. It describes the rivalry in the sky between two types of fighter jets then on the cutting edge of military aviation: the Soviet MIG-15, used by the North Koreans, and the F-86 Sabre, flown by the Americans and the British. -snip- The program, an installment of the “Nova” series, reveals that Soviet airmen were actually fighting on behalf of the North Koreans, a fact concealed by the Soviet and American governments at the time for fear of...
  • Bush lauds Vietnam's economy, help with POWs in talks with Triet+

    06/23/2007 7:12:06 AM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 361+ views ^ | Jun 22, 2007
    WASHINGTON, June 22 (AP) - (Kyodo)— In talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Friday, U.S. President George W. Bush praised the developing nation's growing economy and expressed gratitude for its help in recovering the remains of soldiers captured or missing during the Vietnam War. During what Bush described as a "frank and candid discussion" with Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet, the two leaders also discussed U.S. concerns with Vietnam's apparent backsliding on democracy and human rights. "I explained my strong belief that societies are enriched when people are allowed to express themselves freely or worship freely," Bush said after the meeting....
  • Servicemembers Missing From WWII Now Listed In Electronic Database

    06/04/2007 5:44:35 PM PDT · by Dubya · 11 replies · 358+ views
    DOD ^ | 6/4/07 | DOD
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that an electronic database listing the names of servicemembers still unaccounted for from World War II is now available for family members and researchers. This new listing will aid researchers and analysts in WWII remains recovery operations. Prior to this three-year effort, no comprehensive list of those missing from WWII has existed. This database, listing nearly 78,000 names, was compiled by researchers from DPMO and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. They used hard-copy sources including “The American Graves Registration Service Rosters of Military Personnel Whose Remains were not Recovered” from...
  • Air, ground elements continue search for missing Soldiers

    05/25/2007 4:48:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 325+ views
    BAGHDAD — Soldiers continue searching around the clock for their missing comrades throughout southern Baghdad Thursday. Although the 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Commandos,” 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) troops are sometimes trucking supplies out to their brothers and sisters in arms, they mainly rely on the 1st “Warriors” Air Cavalry Brigade’s aerial assets to get the job done, said Staff Sgt. Darren Larson, a brigade supply noncommissioned officer for 2-10th Mountain. “I know everybody down range really appreciates everything (1st ACB) is doing. We couldn’t have done it without (them),” he said. “(They’re) probably, by far, one of the biggest...
  • Leaders Honor Former POWs, Vow to Account for MIAs

    09/15/2006 5:40:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 382+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2006 -- Military and defense leaders, former prisoners of war and families of missing servicemembers gathered here today to commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day and to reaffirm their commitment to ensuring a full accounting of those missing in action. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at an armed forces full honor review in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 15. Photo by Helene C. Stikkel  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called today’s observance an opportunity to honor...
  • Rumsfeld Discusses MIAs, Economic Progress, De-mining in Vietnam

    06/05/2006 5:00:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 292+ views
    HANOI, Vietnam, June 5, 2006 – Recovering remains of missing American servicemembers and de-mining operations were among the host of issues Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his Vietnamese counterpart discussed here today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Vietnamese Minister of Defense Gen. Pham Van Tra participate in a ceremony officially welcoming Rumsfeld to Hanoi, Vietnam, June 5. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN   In his first visit here as defense secretary, Rumsfeld and Vietnamese Minister of National Defense Pham Van Tra met at the Ministry of Defense headquarters for discussions on policy issues....
  • Vietnam, US reach agreement on WTO - report

    05/14/2006 6:16:42 PM PDT · by familyop · 7 replies · 376+ views
    AFX News Limited by way of Forbes ^ | 14MAY06 | AFX News Limited
    HANOI (AFX) - The government here and the US have reached an agreement in principle that should enable Vietnam to join the WTO, staterun news media reported at the weekend. The state-owned Vietnam News Agency (VNA) said Hanoi had 'technically concluded the 12th round of negotiation with the US' on WTO accession Saturday after a week of 'intense discussions'. But the VNA report also said: 'Several issues remain unsolved'. The Tuoi Tre daily newspaper quoted Minister of Trade Truong Dinh Tuyen as saying: 'The talks reached agreements in principle.' He reportedly added: 'The official signing will take place in the...
  • The Fate of Kuwaiti POWs During Operation Iraqi Freedom

    04/05/2006 8:45:06 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 6 replies · 649+ views
    The Morning Paper | 04/05/06 | vanity
    Translated Text of an Iraqi Document Concerning Kuwait POWs As the opening date of Operation Freedom neared, Qusai Saddam Hussein-one of Saddam’s bloodthirsty sons, made arrangements to move captured Kuwaiti prisoners into critical locations, to serve as “human shields”. There were 448 Kuwaitis, captured during the First Gulf War ,when Saddam made his infamous incursion into Kuwait. By the terms of the UN Cease Fire agreements –signed by Iraq on 3/03/91- all Kuwaitis were supposed to have been freed and repatriated without delay. Clearly,this never happened ; and sadly,the ultimate fate of these 448 helpless captives is unknown. CMPC-2003-012666 Republican...
  • Coming Home: Remains from WWII plane wreck declared Suffolk woman's brother

    03/31/2006 6:02:33 AM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 682+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 3/31/06 | Joanne Kimberlin
    Fern Lord, now 83, says the return of the remains of her long-lost brother Charles “Buddy” Feucht will be just in time. John H. Sheally II/the Virginian-Pilot file photo 2004 article: Out of the blue SUFFOLK - It's been 62 years since Fern Lord's brother disappeared.Four years since human bones were discovered in New Guinea inside the rusted wreckage of a World War II bomber. Three years since those remains were retrieved from the jungle and carried to a military lab in Hawaii. Two years since Lord submitted a vial of her blood for DNA testing.And one day since...
  • First national commemoration held since July 1979 for POWs,MIAs

    09/28/2005 4:03:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 365+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- “Once captured, there is no comprehending what goes through your head,” said former Marine and Vietnam prisoner of war, Walter W. Eckes, 59, who spoke at the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital’s 15th annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action remembrance ceremony Sept 16. The first national commemoration for POWs/MIAs was July 18, 1979. Since then, Congress has passed yearly resolutions for the tribute. But in 1996, a presidential proclamation designated the third Friday in September as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. For the commemoration in 1991, the hospital planted a tree as a living memorial...
  • U.S. identifies remains of Vietnam MIAs [Coming home at last]

    08/09/2005 7:17:49 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 16 replies · 601+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, August 9, 2005 | MARTHA MENDOZA
    The remains of 12 servicemen listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War have been identified and are returning home, 37 years after they died in a fierce battle near the Laos-Vietnam border, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. The 11 Marines and one Army soldier are the largest group of MIAs identified since the war, according to the military. "Now we don't have to wonder anymore," said Steven Fritsch of Cromwell, Conn., who will bury his older brother Sunday at St. John's Catholic Church in Cromwell. He said the news has been "bittersweet" for his parents. "Obviously now they...

    07/13/2005 12:21:32 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 27 replies · 549+ views
    JPAC Public Affairs ^ | July 8, 2005
    RELEASE NO. #05-25 JPAC TeamS Deploy TO VIETNAM HICKAM AFB, HAWAII Five Recovery Teams, one Research and Investigation Team, and one Investigative Team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command will deploy from Hawaii this week for approximately 30 days to conduct operations in Vietnam in hopes of accounting for Americans still missing from the war in Southeast Asia. This is the 82nd Joint Field Activity in Vietnam. RTs will conduct operations of up to eight cases in six provinces, the RITs will investigate up to 15 cases in six provinces, and the ITs will investigate up to 15 cases in...
  • The Last Battle of the Vietnam War - (Lt. Rich Webster, on Kerry's defeat!)

    01/08/2005 7:41:50 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 165 replies · 4,149+ views
    The last battle of the Vietnam War was fought on November 2nd, 2004, as John Kerry was defeated in his bid to become President of the United States by John O'Neill and the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth. What was the battle about? It was a battle to recapture the honor of the Vietnam veterans who served gallantly and heroically in that war. And who were the adversaries in this battle? It was the dishonest old media culture -- CBS, NBC, ABC, The New York Times, and the LA Times, who backed John Kerry’s version of how Vietnam veterans...
  • The Communist State of America - (intensely written; important to consider)

    01/07/2005 11:41:38 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 1,146+ views
    "Political parties have usurped our Constitution by stealing our representative government and replacing it with party government. The only difference between the communists and us is that we have two communist parties. It's been that way for a long time now." --Mario Communism is not just another means by which to govern. Communism is dedicated to the overthrow of all other types of government in the entire world and the communists have been very successful because they are artful in the use of lies and deception. There are two main books seeking the hearts and minds of men and they...

    11/09/2004 9:33:52 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 39 replies · 1,629+ views
    There is a large group of "walking dead" in our midst . . . and I cannot get them off my mind and heart. We ignored them once, and I pray we won't do it again. If this past presidential election did nothing more than bring to the fore a story that we've not heard . . . we cannot in good conscience ignore it. One, lone soldier, told his story several years ago, and we listened with "bated breath." But recently when the other side of the story was told, we slightly turned our heads and called it politics....