John McCain: The Manchurian Candidate connection
The Manchurian Candidate connection:
McCain was subjected to 5 ½ years of Soviet driven "brain perversion techniques."
Is he fit to bePresident and Commander in Chief of the military?
U.S. Veteran Dispatch
By Ted Sampley
For years, the mainstream news media has refused to stop idolizing the so-called straight talkingmaverick John McCain long enough to question the mental health consequences of the years hespent as a "special" prisoner of the communists in North Vietnam.
McCain, the presumptive Republican candidate for President, who could one day have his fingeron the "red button," claims the communists subjected him to 5 ½ years of nonstop indoctrinationsessions so intense that he attempted suicide.
Unfortunately for McCain, after his bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire near Hanoi on October26, 1967, he parachuted into the hands of an evil communist enemy who 7 yearsearlier had adopted Soviet methods of prisoner interrogation.
At that time, the Soviets were perfecting techniques designed "to put a man's mind into a fog sothat he will mistake what is true for what is untrue, what is right for what is wrong, and come tobelieve what did not happen actually had happened."
Psychiatric Journals are flush with reports concluding that former POWs may remain entangledin "harsh psychological battles" with themselves for decades after returning home includingdifficulty in controlling intense emotions such as anger and stress.
In political circles, McCain, sometimes referred to as "insane McCain," is well known for havinga "volcanic" temper which his colleagues say often erupts into vulgar language and personalinsults.
Democrat Paul Johnson, the former mayor of Phoenix, experienced McCain's in your facetemperament up close. "His volatility borders in the area of being unstable," Johnson said."Before I let this guy put his finger on the button, I would have to give considerable pause."
The Journal of America Medicine reported in an 1996 article that being a former POW isassociated with "increased cumulative incidence rates of chronic disorders of the peripheralnervous system, joints, and back and an increased hazard rate of peptic ulcer."
The 71 year-old McCain most certainly suffers pain and the weakening effects of chronicarthritis. He broke both arms when he was forced to eject after his bomber was hit. He says theVietnamese periodically re-fractured his bones during years of interrogation and torture whichrendered him permanently incapable of raising his arms above his head.
McCain has never been publicly vetted about what and how much medications he is taking. Aside from his anger and arthritic pain issues, McCain has had reoccurring bouts of malignant melanoma, a deadly form of cancer that can spread quickly throughout the body.
These facts alone beg the question on how a President McCain, in the absence of his campaignstaff handlers, would deal with a snap decision that had to be made "if the White House phonerang at 3 a.m."
McCain's POW experience is unique. His communist captors considered him the "crown prince"of U.S. POWs because his father, Adm. John McCain, was commander of all U.S. forces fightingin Vietnam. Because the communists believed he was from a "royal family" and would whenfinally released return to the United States to an important military or government job, they heldhim for two years in "solitary confinement."
In February, Reuters news reported that McCain's former captors are expressing delight in thenews of his nomination as Republican party Presidential candidate. "In the past Senator McCain has conducted activities that had a positive impact in bringing thetwo nations [Vietnam/United States] closer. That is a point that Vietnamese people who follow the current affairs dorecognize," said retired North Vietnamese Colonel Nguyen Van Phuong, representing retired andpresent members of the Vietnamese communist military.
Since McCain was first elected to Congress 1982 (and later to the Senate), he and his staff haveexpended tens of thousands of hours pushing U.S. legislation favoring communist Vietnam. In 1995, McCain stood with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. to give President Bill Clinton valuablepolitical cover he needed to disregard the issue of missing U.S. POWs in Vietnam and removethe U.S. trade embargo against Vietnam.