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McCain: “Bomb, bomb, bomb. . . bomb, bomb Moscow!”

On Saturday, the day after President Obama addressed the nation on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) made a statement. As per his usual self, McCain made sure to undermine the President regarding his foreign policy strategy. At the same time, he pushed for the US to commit to sending troops into Ukraine and confronting Russia directly.

Below is McCain’s full statement:

“I am deeply concerned that Russia’s ongoing military intervention in Crimea may soon expand to eastern Ukraine. Yesterday, President Obama said that Russia would face ‘costs’ if it intervened militarily in Ukraine. It is now essential for the President to articulate exactly what those costs will be and to take steps urgently to impose them.

Russia’s use of force in Ukraine is unfolding in clear violation of Russia’s own commitments to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, including under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. None of us should be under any illusion about what President Putin is capable of doing in Ukraine, especially now that he has requested, and the Russian Duma has approved, the deployment of Russian troops, not just in Crimea but in the country of Ukraine.

Every moment that the United States and our allies fail to respond sends the signal to President Putin that he can be even more ambitious and aggressive in his military intervention in Ukraine. There is a range of serious options at our disposal at this time without the use of military force. I call on President Obama to rally our European and NATO allies to make clear what costs Russia will face for its aggression and to impose those consequences without further delay.”

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/03/01/john-mccain-push-unit...



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nothing

nothing would give John McCain a bigger hard on, than a direct war with Russia.

Is he nuts?

A confrontation with Russia would be a catastrophe for the world. Does McCain think he's invincible or something?

If everything he says is true...

SO WHAT!?!

It's none of our business.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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McCain is an unabashed neocon censured by his own state.

In other words, a warmonger. He is a disgruntled failed GOP nominee who has got to go.
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1-26-14
Saturday's censure came two weeks after the Maricopa County Republican Party passed a resolution to censure the senator on a 1,150-to-351 vote.

The state GOP party's censure passed by acclamation, meaning by a voice vote. It has no practical effect, but serves as an attempt to embarrass the senator.

McCain and his office have not commented on the county censure although his supporters point to the party's reputation for ultra-right partisanship. The senator's office on Saturday declined comment on the state censure. McCain is considering seeking a sixth Senate term in 2016.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/01/26/mccai...
Former three-term U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., dismissed the anti-McCain resolution as "wacky."

Expansion of NATO

is a longtime neocon pet project. McCain is their mouthpiece (more succinctly aka b*tch). Heavy lobbying by the neocons including Randy Scheunemann and Orion Strategies (earning hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process) has taken place extensively representing former Soviet Republics and Baltic states seeking to join NATO. Of course this is all about propping the MIC with all its weapons markets and military trappings. "Add them together," Joel Johnson, vice president of the Aerospace Industries Association, told the New York Times, "and we're talking about real money." Again, as in the case of a pre-911 agenda, you have a small group of people having way too big, destructive, self-serving, evil an influence on our foreign policy.

The list of names on the committees to help accomplish their goal is right out of PNAC. As in the first case, they disband after they accomplish their goal and then move on to the next project. CLI ceased operations right after the US invaded Iraq.

The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq – formed at the behest of the George W. Bush administration to support regime change in Iraq in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Formed in late 2002 by Bruce Jackson, a director of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) and former Lockheed Martin vice president

The U.S. Committee on NATO – ceased operations in 2003
Project on Transitional Democracies – successor committee to the above
Other names: Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, William Kristol, Stephen Hadley, Randy Scheunemann, Julie Finley, Gary Schmitt (former director of PNAC, scholar at American Enterprise Institute).
www.majikthise.typepad.com/majikthise_/2008/08/mccain-backs-...
www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Committee_for_the_Libera...
www.expose-the-war-profiteers.org/DOD/pre_war_preparation/in...
www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/US_Committee_on_NATO
www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Scheunemann_Randy

I think we should do what

I think we should do what Ukraine did and throw out our leaders.

McCain is NOT advocating an attack on Russia at this time.

From a March 1st interview.

"McCain stresses that there is no U.S. military option for responding to Russian aggression in Ukraine, nor should there be. NATO response is not a viable option, and the Ukrainians can’t fight the Russians on their own, he said.

“The reality is that they do not have the military capability to stand up to Russia. That’s just a fact. I’m sure they know that,” he said."

Read more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/01/exclusive-m...

From what I've read and heard, the Ukrainians would be lucky to

come up with a few rifles and shotguns at best. Seems their weapons were seized many years ago.

We're spread so thin from a military standpoint, all the Russians need to do is show up and Putin knows it.

I wish there was a way for them to stand on their own two feet.

John McCain, the man who never met a war

he didn't like. If it isn't painfully obvious he works solely for the MIC along with Lindsay and others, I don't know what is. Every time there is a hint of a skirmish, he has to add his two cents. Which, adjusting for annual inflation, is about 1.8 I think...lol.

Can't we just leave Afganistan, take some of the billion dollars we would have spent, bring our troops home and give them the support they need? Just a thought.

I am deeply embarrased that I once voted for this clown. On the

other hand the other choice was Obama.

That two such horrible choices were offered by the major parties staggers the imagination.

I've a few friends in McCains district in NM, they've

Never voted for him. They don't know a single solitary person who has ever voted for him, really.

So how does he keep winning reelection?

Simple, the same way Romney beat Ron Paul, fraud and cheating with the approval of a sold out main stream meda and judicial system.

Frankly, if we can't get " real " and become willing to do " anything " ( like take media off air for three months to prevent them from lying ) then we are DOA every time, guaranteed.

We can not fix this system if we won't be allowed in the door, and frankly that's just the plain truth. We therefore must latterly bust down the door and take our places rightfully, and don't spare their feeling, or nasal capacities if they try to stop us. Trust that they will use force, lethal force, be prepared to respond ( note " it is a response not an initial action ) in kind without remorse or hesitation.

The time for quarter and gentilemans behaviors is long past, they wrote these rules let them pay them too.

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This effing war-monger is such a P.O.S. ESPECIALLY from...

...someone who SHOULD KNOW the horrors of war.

What IS it with McCain that makes him so blood-thirsty - Along with his bedmates Lyndsey Graham, Peter King and John Bolton???

Establishment republicans make me want to puke.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Apparently Ukrainians are

Apparently Ukrainians are taking to McCains Facebook begging him to save them. The accounts are fake. See for yourself.

https://www.facebook.com/johnmccain

Florence Nightingale makes her rounds. Read her notes, then help

John McCain? I know not of him. Is he a nurse? A doctor? ... Pray tell, a mortician? I will post him at once & see as to his fitness to assist here in Crimea.

Dear John,

Please read, then come & help. Sincerely, Florence Nightingale, 1859

War and the lamp: The Crimean War broke out in 1854 when Russia invaded Turkey. Men were dying from war wounds and thousands succumbed to cholera and malaria. Miss Nightingale volunteered to go and nurse the British troops in Constantinople. At the Barrack Hospital in Scutari she found appalling conditions. Soldiers were still in the clothing that they were wearing when injured. She and her nurses washed and cleaned and scrubbed. A complete hospital was built in England and shipped in pieces to the Dardanelles. This hospital was more hygienic and lives were saved..

Legacy: She wrote over two hundred books, reports and pamphlets and both her ‘Notes on Hospitals’ and ’Notes on Nursing’ written in 1859 are still used as references for Nurses in training today.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

So...

if Russia were orchestrating a coup in Mexico or Canada then we...the U.S. should stand by and do nothing? The arrogance is simply astounding.

Bullies eventually get what they deserve when a bunch of little guys get together and whoop em. I think we've got one coming.

I don't think Putin will back down to obomba and I think Putin is itching to have a little skirmish to make it clear that Russia is not going to be pushed around anymore.

After all, we couldn't defeat North Korea...we settled for a stalemate.

We couldn't defeat the little guys in black pajamas in the rice patties of Viet Nam.

We couldn't defeat the various factions in Iraq...a country with no air force, no navy, no advanced weapons, and a military that did not support their leader.

And now after not being able to defeat the 6th century cave dwellers in Pipelinestan we are leaving there too...with our tails between our legs.

So, would you be fearful if you were Putin? Of Obomba? Kerry? Hagel? hahaaha ...I think not.

We couldn't defeat the

We couldn't defeat the Vietcong? Korea? Iraq? Don't kid yourself. Wars are not meant to be won, they are meant to be perpetuated over long periods of time, and if you don't think Putin is in on it, you're fooling yourself. This is straight out of Orwell. Perpetual, endless war to keep populations small and terrified, enrich banksters and consolidate power to authoritarian regimes.

Worse, if things start to fall apart for the central banking empire, they can hide in their bunkers and let Russia and the US play catch with hydrogen bombs for a bit. That will calm the peasants down a few notches.

I don't know how much of this Russia vs. EU is legit vs orchestrated, but you'd be an idiot to believe anything that passes over their government controlled airwaves. Don't cheer for one side or the other, because the only side that will win is our political masters. Its the serf class who will loose, like always; no matter what side of the imaginary line inflicts the greater horrors and murder upon the other.

Sadly, a lion's share of the blame has to fall on soldiers. The elitist psychopaths controlling all nations would have no power if there weren't stupid thugs willing to pull the trigger for them. Don't ever join, or let anyone you know join the military.

Bravo!

Our sad situation in one concise comment.

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McCain is clearly

A Psychopath!

McCain

Is just an old crazy guy chanting in the U.S. Senate and making fool of himself.

But there is a much crazier guy unilateraly ruling a big country with a strong army and nuclear weapons - I mean Putin.

Are you sympathetic to the world's next Hitler?

Note that Putin asked his parliament for a permission

Reminds you of anything?

Only as high as i reach can i grow
Only as far as i seek can i go
Only as deep as i look can i see
Only as much as i dream can i be

You don't know

That the "Council of the Federation" is not an elected assembly.

Most of the members of this body are appointed by Putin himself, legally.

Even Duma (the lower chamber) members are not elected.

People vote for political parties, and the parties then appoint members of Duma.

There is no one single person in the Russian parliament that the Russians voted for (personally).

They don't represent the people.

So, I don't think it's a correct way to compare Putin to Obama.

And also, please stop watching (or at least believing) Russia Today propaganda.

Man, I _LIVE_ in Russia

And, whether you like it or not - I know how our political system works.

Federation Council is akin to your senate. And like your senate - it is not strictly speaking 'elected', but rather 'selected'. Regardless - you probably didn't read how all this situation was formalized. And why would you - cause government did it - it cannot possibly have a shred of sense, right? What happened to Ron Paul's "Check for yourself" - anybody's guess...

Duma is akin to your congress. And - no - you don't vote for parties per se - at worst case you vote for party lists. If party has candidates for every seat - they have all them registered in every local region seat represents.

But I'm not going to dispel a fancy delusion Fox created upon your head, because our government is largely created by American design, including strong pro-presidential Constitution that was written in US embassy. The thing that almost saw country disintegrated (even papers were already) should Putin not intervene in the matter.

I personally do not watch RT at all. But neither do I watch TV at all - because all Russian mainstream media ACTUALLY BELONGS to western companies (and so-called 'non-commercial' organizations and funds).

And finally - don't be so angry. Ukranian situation is our inner affair. Only those who actually want to understand it - will. I doubt there are many americans that qualify for that.

Only as high as i reach can i grow
Only as far as i seek can i go
Only as deep as i look can i see
Only as much as i dream can i be

Yep, and though I hope all

Yep, and though I hope all people of the world have a happy free life theirs is none of my business.