It’s 2017 and we are increasing the DOD budget yet we outspend everyone else by leaps and bounds. House a nuclear cache that would make Truman wake up with wet/sticky draws. With economic ties to the world’s largest country (China) and optimistic plans to mend fences with our only would be military rival: Russia. The same Russia led by the establishment and its grazing sheep’s arch nemesis Putin who said in December ‘16:
“I was a bit surprised by the statements froM some representatives of the current US administration who for some reason started to prove that the US military was the most powerful in the world,” said Putin. “Nobody is arguing with that.”
Whatever. I’ve always said even the most hardened and loyal Trump supporters aren’t going to agree or like everything he wants to do. This is one for me. Remember Ron Paul? I would assume reallocate and streamline the DOD to fight the modern enemy. Not increasing WW2 esque models that are out of whack with the world over. But if that wasn’t enough here comes the bumbling John McCain. Being old and senile is one thing. Still a prick? Check. But when you add total and utter stupidity/arrogance you have this trainwreck that has become the public life of John McCain: He said this week in regards to Trumps plan to raise military spending:
“With a world on fire, America cannot secure peace through strength with just 3 percent more than President Obama’s budget”
Not to be outdone, McCain has some cohorts along for the guise.
Just a quick look at Rep. Mac Thornberry’s financing tell you everything you need to know about why he might be so eager to expand defense spending and turn his nose up at a 50+ billion dollar increase with his buddy Johnny Mac. Let us take a look at Thornberrys top donators, see if we can get a clearer picture:
Top 5 Contributors, 2015 – 2016, Campaign Cmte and Leadership PAC
|Huntington Ingalls Industries|
|Lockheed Martin (source:Opensecrets.org)|
As you can see, Thorberry’s top contributors is a ‘who’s who’ in military contractors. If you dig deeper into his donors it paints a stark picture into what amounts to be a man bought and placed into power by the Military Industrial Complex. Thornberry is not just some random congressman either. Some rando, some 1 of 500+ elected officials who have the most crucial task in controlling the nation’s purse. No, Thornberry is the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
Let that sink in. Here is a congressman who gets only 2% of his contributions from small donors, almost completely funded by the defense industry sitting as the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on record saying a 50+ billion dollar increase from LAST YEAR is not enough.
With that in your mind, pause it and now enter in the fact that he is in legion with John McCain. John McCain at first glance when it comes to financing, he is clean in terms of his support by the armaments industry. But his ties are much more concealed or you could say, explicitly sinister.
This is the sitting senator who was rumored (by his own dumb ass twitter photos) to have met with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria across the Turkish border in 2013. Yes, that al-Baghdadi, the ISIS caliphate leader. Then POTUS Obama was said to be “eagerly awaiting word” of McCain’s meetings. I bet.
Why would McCain be in in Syria LAST WEEK just days before the Syrian peace talks begin in Geneva? The same Syria where McCain not only supported the arming and funding of but met with anti-Syrian “rebels” or “moderates” or as I, like many people like to call them… “fucking terrorists”.
Its probably the same reason why McCain worked with Hillary Clinton and Obama to support regime change both with military might and “rebel” funding in both Libya and Syria. It’s also the same reason why he never wanted to leave Iraq and favors putting boots on the ground still to this day. But don’t take my words for it, leave it to fellow Senator Rand Paul (I stand with Rand in 2024 for full disclosure) to lambaste McCain in one of the most epic smackdowns I have ever seen and notice the media talking head try and catch Paul in anti-Trump talk after he crushes McShame:
“I think Senator McCain’s perspective is colored by his disagreements with President Trump on foreign policy. If I were to look at foreign policy, I would say John McCain has been wrong on just about everything over the last four decades. He advocated for the Iraq War, which I think destabilized the Middle East. If you look at the map, there’s probably at least six different countries where John McCain has advocated for having U.S. boots on the ground. John McCain’s complaint is we’re either not at war somewhere, or if we’re at war, we leave too soon. So we’re not there soon enough, and he wants us to stay forever wherever we send troops.Everything that he says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute he has got running with President Trump. And it should be taken with a grain of salt because John McCain is the guy that has advocated for war everywhere. He would bankrupt the nation.”
Now you have to ask yourself what would the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee have in play? Why all this perpetual war? Unlike his counterpart and fellow Trump citric in the house, McCain doesn’t appear to have the same owners as Thornberry. Not that a cumulative $1.2 million in defense industry donations to McCain is nothing to sneeze at.
And we won’t take into consideration McCains and forever boy toy and pal Lindsey Graham’s infamous anti-sequestration tour that was partially funded via defense contractor PAC loot. He’s a bit more cagey than Thornberry (must be 30+ years in office?) who is unabashed in his servitude to the MIC, that much is obvious. But McCain?
His overlords wear funny hats and no I’m not talking about Catholic priests. They also happen to sponsor the most destructive forces in global terror the world has ever seen. The same country that spawned the 9-11 hijackers. It is also the same country who houses the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) or better known as the opposition in the Syrian Peace talks in Geneva. The same country who holds more oil reserves than anyone else.
The same country who executes gays and treats women like a piece of pottery; shiny and bright when new and disposable when chipped or showing any signs of wear. That could be only one place… The Kingdom.
John McCain’s allegiance is to American imperialism financed and carried out by neoconservative principles with his biggest supporter on the other side of the globe. The Saudi’s extreme aggression in the form of Sunni Wahhabism sits well with McCain. And McCain has at least 1 million dollar check from his overlords to prove it.
Interestingly Bloomberg covered Mc’shady’s shady foundation (he says he has nothing to do with) last year a few times. Doubly interestingly they named Chevron and the like but forgot to include ‘Bloomberg Philanthropies’ in its reports. They donated 100+k to the pay for play foundation as well. And here we thought “Fake News” started after the DNC WikiLeaks expose.