How Admiral John McCain Sr. protected LCDR John McCain Jr. from the severe disciplinary measures that any other Navy officer would have faced . . . and how that enabled him to advance further up the political ladder through a lifetime of deceit and obfuscation.
And how LBJ Indubitably — though intrinsically and vicariously, through an “invisible hand” decades ago — chose John McCain for “Greatness”
It is a matter of historical record that Lyndon Johnson, after Admiral McCain’s highly successful cover-up of the USS Liberty false-flag attack, authorized his promotion into a new position, putting him in charge of the entire Pacific fleet in 1968. In doing so, he knowingly created an inherent conflict-of-interest which allowed McCain Sr. to protect McCain Jr. from the severe discipline that any other naval officer would have received, given the same reckless circumstances that prevailed. Johnson would have instinctively known and anticipated that result, thus it can be postulated that he conferred the “special” status onto McCain Jr. that allowed him to continue his lifetime of corruption and deceit that was the subject of the essay “The McCains’ Mutiny.”
John McCain seemed to crave the public attention that followed him in his globe-trotting days as the brilliant US senator having expertise in the particularities of nations throughout the world as he ventured into many hot-spots where he felt his statesmanship abilities were uniquely required. Having served for 25 years as the chairman of the International Republican Institute – a federally funded organization to oversee foreign elections – he found himself in an ideal position to advise leaders around the world as to what he thought would be the best options for them, always in accordance with what was, coincidentally, in the best interest for America, at least as he perceived it. In an October 2017 speech he declared, “We live in a land made of ideals…. We are the custodians of those ideals at home, and their champion abroad. We have done great good in the world.” He warned that it would be “unpatriotic” to “abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe.” 
In many cases during these forays his pronouncements were in tune with administration attitudes. One of his more provocative tweets occurred about the same time that Hillary Clinton made her famous quip about Muammar Gadhaffi’s death: “We came, we saw, he died.” As if there were a contest to see who could come up with the most inciting banal statement, McCain tweeted: “Qaddafi on his way out, Bashar al Assad [of Syria] is next.”
However, there were times where McCain’s position was not congruent with the official policies taken by the State Department or even the current occupant of the Oval Office. Moreover, as James Bovard of the Future of Freedom Foundation wrote, “the Institute was involved in violent attempts to overthrow governments in Venezuela and Haiti and was condemned for meddling in many other places. As long as pro-American candidates snared the most votes by hook or by crook, McCain had no complaints.” 
Among others, Senator McCain interjected himself into the affairs of, or became an advocate for interventions and/or attacking – or merely meddling in their internal affairs – in such diverse nations as Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Syria, Serbia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen. In predictable fashion, McCain’s presence was pre-planned to ensure plenty of newspaper headlines and TV cameras, always ready to issue another “Clarion Call,” spelling out the reasons for the need for some sort of military action. Unfortunately for him, in many cases – such as his attempt to intervene in the Russia-Ukraine conflict – his news coverage wasn’t always positive; in that case, he wound up generating a headline proclaiming that he “Stood on Stage with A Man Accused of Being an Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi.” 
“The Mighty Wurlitzer’s” Decision to Attack Syria: Enlisting the Help of Senator John McCain
When President Obama’s administration, as directed by “the usual suspects” in the Deep State cabal, began in 2011-12 to press for bombing the long-entrenched Assad government’s military installations, on behalf of the rebel factions’ insurrection, they immediately turned to Senator McCain, knowing of his reputation as “never having seen a war that he didn’t like.” McCain soon went to Syria to meet with the “rebel factions” and assured them that billions of dollars of aid, weapons and training would be on the way post-haste.
In May of 2013, John McCain took a secret trip to Syria to discuss giving arms and support to Syrian rebels. On 29 June 2014, ISIS announced the establishment of a caliphate, al-Baghdadi was named its caliph, to be known as Caliph Ibrahim, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was renamed the Islamic State.
The late, notorious terrorist / ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, second from the left in the photo (above), and in more recent photos (left), met with John McCain.
Shortly after McCain’s trip to Syria, with President Obama’s blessing, having given him billions of dollars of military equipment and financial aid — while shamelessly effusing self-congratulatory celebrations to his own brilliance for his accomplishment — Abu al-Baghdadi then morphed back into the terrorist he always was, months later in 2014, becoming the leader of the savagely murderous ISIS terrorist organization.
In another photo taken at the same site as the one above, McCain had, apparently, asked someone to take one with his own camera, from which he later “tweeted” it to his millions of fans. He was always proud to scatter his photos around in every possible venue, whether they be “social” internet sites or in newspapers scattered around the world, as he went about building a faux legacy as a world leader whose expertise and advice would somehow miraculously bring peace to the world; unfortunately, that would only be a promise for future delivery, after all the “bad guys” were removed through seemingly unending wars in every part of the world, generally beginning not long after his visits.
John McCain with Syrian terrorists for whom he, and President Obama, accepted their promises to fight the Assad and Russian forces on behalf of the U.S. — one of the many sordid mistakes made during that ignominious era.
(This photo was copied from the late Senator McCain’s Twitter page on Nov. 10, 2019. Presuming that it will continue to be available into the future, it can be accessed here.)
Unfortunately, McCain’s projections of imminent victory for those insurgents did not turn out quite as he anticipated. According to one of many such reports, a December, 2017 USA Today article titled ”The US bought weapons for Syrian rebels – and some wound up in the hands of ISIS terrorists,” . . . the rebel groups “have significantly augmented the quantity and quality of weapons available to (Islamic State) forces.” 
It will never be known how great was the toll taken by that military assistance — guns, missiles, tanks and other artillery, the training and financial resources — which in short order “blew back” on the soldiers, marines and navy sailors who then had to fight terrorists armed and trained with “made-in-America” equipment. The lives lost, the lost limbs, and assorted other injuries including post-traumatic-stress-disorder, nor the untold costs borne by force to their families, will never be precisely quantified, but they may be summarily added to all the other infractions tabulated in “The McCains’ Mutiny” published here in the magazine garrison., Vol 003.
John McCain’s Dual “Legacies”
Months before Sen. John McCain’s death at age 81 (four days before he would have turned 82) on August 25, 2018 his family had released the news about his being diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer; the expectation of his eventual demise caused various media outlets to put together what seemed like regal coverage normally reserved for royalty, or presidents. The memorial services, replete with pomp and circumstance, went on for days, comparable to that bestowed earlier on Ronald Reagan at his state funeral in 2004, and would later be given to George H. W. Bush in November-December 2018, in all three cases, attended by national and world leaders. The disconnect – between McCain’s lengthy record of the scrappiest, bullying sort of arguing with anyone who had differing opinions, and the most strident kind of war-mongering in every part of the world, in contrast to the beatified ceremonies of his send-off – was startling, to even the most jaded observer of the Washington political scene.
Could it be possible that the real purpose of those ceremonies was to give him a final send-off with such a conflation of obsequious tributes designed to give his contrived “legacy” permanence, albeit with methods taken from the most famous aphorism of Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels: “By repeating a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.”
It has become obvious that the mythmakers charged by the highest-level administrators of the “Deep State / National Security State / Invisible Government” conferred “heroic greatness” upon the near-flunk-out graduate of the Naval Academy; and it is clear from the preponderance of the evidence presented here and in “The McCains’ Mutiny” that such a decision was reached decades ago, undoubtedly with vicariously delivered input from one of the Deep State’s founding fathers, Lyndon B. Johnson.
 Bovard, James, “John McCain’s Disastrous Militaristic Legacy,” Lew Rockwell.com, March 15, 2019. https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/03/james-bovard/john-mccains-disastrous-militaristic-legacy/
 Kerwick, Jack, “The Real John McCain,” Lew Rockwell.com, July 25, 2017 https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/07/jack-kerwick/real-john-mccain/
 Taylor, Adam, “John McCain Went To Ukraine And Stood On Stage With A Man Accused Of Being An Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi,” Business Insider, December 16, 2013. See: https://www.businessinsider.com/john-mccain-meets-oleh-tyahnybok-in-ukraine-2013-12
 Michaels, Jim, ”The US bought weapons for Syrian rebels – and some wound up in the hands of ISIS terrorists,” USA Today, December 14, 2017. See: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/12/14/u-s-bought-weapons-syrian-rebels-and-some-wound-up-hands-isis-terrorists/949209001/