FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA Topic: BALKAN AFFAIRS
1. If “Madam Halfbright” May Become
Why Not a “Fraud Hero” with Mob Ties?
3. Last Serb, 65-Year Old Woman, Murdered in Klobukar;
U.S. Troops Accused of Brutality
4. U.S. Troops Accused of Brutalities against Serbs
from the Sydney Lecture
6. PBS/Lehrer Come Under Fire over Anti-Serb Bias
7. John McCain, Warts and All (by Edward Zehr)
If “Madam Halfbright” May Become President, Why Not a “Fraud Hero”
with Mob Ties?
McCain, Bush and Gore – All Peas in the Same Pod
NEW YORK, Feb. 29 – If
“Madam Halfbright” (the U.S. Secretary of Hate – Madeleine Albright)
can aspire one day to be president (of her native Czech Republic), why
would a home grown American “fraud hero” not deserve a shot at a
presidency? (John McCain for President - of Greater Albania).
office denied that the woman who had a war named after her (“Madeleine’s
War,” TIME magazine, see S99-81, Day 55. Item 2, May 17, 1999) has
even greater ambitions. Which
is, of course, to be expected from the folks who are in the “lie and
deny” business. But western
establishment media widely reported on Feb. 28 that the Czech President,
Vaclav Havel, one of Eastern Europe’s many New World Order quislings had
expressed his desire to have Albright succeed him when his term expires in
A corner office at the Prague
Castle would sure beat an alternate abode which both Albright and Havel,
among other NATO leaders, so richly deserve –interior solitary cells at
the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague - for masterminding a mass murder of
over 2,000 Serb civilians, and nearly 600 hundred police and soldiers.
But the western establishment
media has not focused on John McCain’s KLA-Albanian connection.
By kissing up to the Albanian campaign donors, the Senator from
Arizona is following in the footsteps of his Republican colleague, the
former Senate Majority leader and the Republican presidential candidate in
1996 – Bob (Kosovar) Dole (see “How
Albanian PAC Money Bought the Kosovo War,” S99-119, "Peacefarce"
13, Item 2, July 4, 1999). Here’s
an excerpt from that TiM report:
“Ben Works, a Vietnam veteran, and a New York-based political
analyst and commentator for CBS Radio and Fox News, has been researching
this issue for a long time. And he has concluded that the Albanians
basically bought this war on Serbia with a combination of drug-tainted
money, and legal and illicit campaign contributions.
Back in 1986 (yes, 13 years ago!), Works dug up a Senate
Resolution proposed by the then Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, decrying
Yugoslavian official oppression of the Albanian population of Kosovo. At
the time, "the Albanian autonomous government (set up by the Tito's
Yugoslav communists) was still fully operational," Works notes. At
the same time, "Joseph DioGuardi, a New York Republican, an
Albanian-American, sponsored the companion House Resolution, both of which
never emerged from committee."
But the Dole and DioGuardi's actions signaled the start of what
was to be their long-term campaign to "dismantle Yugoslavia and ruin
the Serb people," Works says. "Their goal has been to effect the
division of Yugoslavia and the cleansing of Serbian populations from their
territories, while purporting that 'Greater Serbia' was the menace to
European security, and not the post-fascist 'Greater Croatia' and 'Greater
And now take a
look at McCain being cheered on Feb. 11, 2000 in New York by the very same
Joe DioGuardi, draped in an Albanian flag-shawl, at a fundraising rally
held across the street from the senator’s New York City hotel (see the
photo). Like father, like
son… like Dole, like McCain.
As for McCain’s KLA
connection, perhaps the truth about this “closet Albanian supporter,”
who has now come out in the open, can help us understand better why the
Arizona senator was an even greater war hawk than Bill Clinton, whom
McCain supported and egged on every step of the way during NATO’s war on
Serbia over Kosovo.
Lest you’ve forgotten, it was
McCain who, speaking on public television during the first month of the
war, urged Clinton and NATO to bomb the Belgrade bridges, and kill the
local residents who were guarding them with nothing but their lives (see “Senator
McCain, Clinton's Pal and NATO War Hawk, Is No Hero,” S99-51, Day 31,
Update 1, Item 4, Apr. 23, 1999).
And it was McCain who tried and failed to push through the U.S.
Senate a resolution that would have authorized Clinton to use ground
troops against Serbia (see S99-67,
Day 44, Update 1, Item 4, May 6, 1999).
But even prior to the Kosovo
war, when McCain’s overt support of the drug-financed KLA Albanian
terrorists proved that, like Clinton, the Arizona Senator will do anything
for a buck, those who followed this “fraud hero’s” public life had
realized that McCain had sold his soul to the devil a long ago (see “Who
Is Senator John McCain of Arizona?”, TiM GW Bulletin 97/4-6, Apr. 20,
1997). The following is
an excerpt from a Feb. 22 reaction the TiM editor had sent to a radio
producer who was high on McCain:
“Did you write the above comment
about McCain? Hope not...As you know, I hail from Arizona. And Arizonans can tell a "fraud hero" when they see
one. Especially among ourselves.
When I delivered a luncheon talk last
June (1999) in Phoenix at the meeting of the We Hold These Truths
organization, I got one of the biggest ovations from the crowd when I
called McCain his real name - the "fraud hero."
Whoever wrote the above said (among
other accolades about McCain):
…”But the man will not be
“This surely must be a joke?
Has the author of the above line forgotten about the "Keating
Five," one of whom was McCain? Someone
once noted that "the only honest politician is the one who stays
bought." McCain didn't
even have enough scruples for that.
Have you forgotten how this POW, upon
his return to the States dumped his first wife (crippled in a car
accident) in favor of marrying the rich socialite - Cindy - his current
(trophy) wife? Oh, you didn't
know he had another wife? Strange
how character-building details like that are omitted from his official
bio, isn't it?
Have you forgotten how he squealed to
his Vietnamese captors, who in turn, rewarded him with privileges our
other POWs could not even dream of. Some
of the others who refused to betray their country even under torture got a
bullet in the head as the reward from the same captors.
Have you forgotten how McCain supported
Boy Klinton, a.k.a. Ayatollah Klintonmeini, on every foreign policy issue,
even though they were ostensibly from different parties?
The bottom line is, of course, that the
entire presidential race has become a multi-million dollar, quad-annual
exercise in "demo farce" (you can check out my Washington Times
column from Nov/96 about that - www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/clip9.html
). And that no matter which
of the three establishment parties' frontrunners - Bush, McCain or Gore -
becomes the next president, American will be just as badly off as under
Boy Klinton. Because all
three are the whores of the New World Order.
Just a few friendly thoughts about the
sorry state of our nation...
For more on
McCain’s unsavory character, check out “Will
Ace McCain Flame Out Again?”
by Kelly Patricia O Meara of Insight Mag.Com, and some
excerpts from a long essay “John McCain, Warts and
All,” by Edward Zehr of the Washington
Weekly, which takes a look at the Arizona senator’s mob ties (beyond
those with his Albanian supporters).
We bring them to you as Item 5. of this report.
Interests of the American people would be indeed well served if
McCain were to run for president – of “Greater Albania.” That way,
at least, America would rid herself of at least one “fraud hero.”
Alas, there are still many more to go…r
2. Artemije, His Disgrace
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 – “This morning (Feb. 25) Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright met with Kosovo Serb leaders Bishop Artemije Radosavljevic and Father Sava Janjic to discuss the situation of the Serb community in Kosovo and to continue a process of engagement with moderate opposition leadership,” a State Department press release stated.
TiM Ed.: Correction. “Kosovo Serb Leaders?” Neither Bishop Artemije, nor any other Serb vassal who has ever accompanied him in his visits at the State Dept., are “Serb leaders” by any stretch of the imagination. They have been neither elected nor appointed as such, neither in Kosovo nor anywhere else in Serbia. They may be “Serb leaders,” therefore, only by a State Department’s effort to assign them a higher rank than they deserve. Or by their own exaggerated and self-congratulatory claims.
a look at the caption under a photo at the Decani web site (http://www.decani.yunet.com/
), maintained by Artemije’s close aide, Fr. Sava Janjic, who, as
you saw from the above State Department release, was also present at their
Feb. 25 meeting with Albright. The
caption reads: “Bishop Artemije
- the missionary of peace again
in US to speak on behalf of his people.” The photo was taken in
Washington, DC, Feb/99.
“On behalf of his people?” His Disgrace would be well advised to speak only on his own behalf. And to remember how “his people,” the Serbs of Kosovo, jeered him and Albright the last time around when he cavorted with the enemy during the U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to Kosovo in July 1999 (see "Albright, Artemije Jeered by Serbs, Cheered by Serbs, Cheered by Albanians" - S99-131, "Peace" 25, Item 1, July 31). We understand that the Serb media have also published photos of Artemije and Albright taken on Feb. 25, though we have not yet been able to obtain one. For the time being, here’s a photo from an earlier visit by Artemije et.al. to the State Dept.
As if cavorting with the person whom the London Telegraph dubbed “the West's most influential anti-Serb hawk” in its Feb. 27 “post mortem” to the Kosovo war weren’t bad enough, His Disrace also joined Albright in reaffirming “their strong commitment to a multiethnic, democratic Kosovo and their rejection of partition,” according to the Feb. 25 State Dept. release. “The Secretary and Bishop Artemije strongly endorsed Special Representative to the Secretary General (SRSG) Bernard Kouchner's Agenda for Coexistence and agreed that it provided a basis for moving forward toward participation of the Serb community in Kosovo's democratization.”
Raymond Kent, a former history
professor at the Berkeley University in California, described this French
Jew as “France's most vocal and opinionated Serbophobe,” in a Feb. 18
letter of protest against the PBS/Jim Lehrer anti-Serbian bias (you can
see the full
text of his letter in Item 6 below). Prof. Kent added, “this writer
has personally listened to him on the French
TV on a dozen occasions spewing his anti-Serb venom.
And so, His Grace stumbles from
one disgraceful act to another… From posing with the “the West's most
influential anti-Serb hawk,” to “strongly endorsing” the “France's
most vocal and opinionated Serbophobe.”
Both gestures represent another act of Artemije’s subservience to
the New World Order, and another act of disservice to the Serb people.
In a December 1999 TiM
with the Enemy”, we also condemned similar actions of some
pro-western Serb opposition leaders who traveled to Berlin to kiss up to
Albright. Here’s the
“Can you imagine a Serb leader posing for reporters with one of
Hitler's top aides - after the Luftwaffe's April 6, 1941 bombing of
Belgrade which killed hundreds of civilians? Not if he hoped to be a Serb
leader for long, right?
Well, on Dec. 17, three would-be Serb leaders - Zoran Djindjic,
Milo Djukanovic and Vuk Draskovic did just that at a Berlin (how
appropriate!) Dec. 17 meeting with an unindicted war criminal, Madeleine
Albright, the U.S. Secretary of State. Or Hate, to be more accurate. Take
a look at the photo posted at our Web site. What are these people smiling
about? The thousands of Serb civilians killed or maimed by the bombs in,
what TIME magazine called, "Madeleine's War?" (see S99-81,
Day 55, Item 2, May 17).”
More than 2,000 Serb civilians
were killed by NATO under the auspices of the war criminals, like
Albright. Nearly 1,000 other
Serb civilians killed under the watchful eyes of Kouchner.
Over 200,000 Serbs who were driven from their ancestral homes in
Kosovo during the NATO/KFOR “peace farce.”
And after all that, Artemije et. al. and the pro-western vassals
among the Serb opposition meet with, and pose for photographs, with the
NATO war criminals?
Nor are we talking only about
Artemije-Albright tête-à-tête sessions.
Take at a look at the Decani web site.
It’s full of boastful photographs of this Serb bishop posing with
leading New World Order criminals. Artemije
with Clinton… Artemije with Richard Holbrooke… Artemije with Hashim
Thaci… Artemije at the Council on Foreign Relations (in New York), etc.
a disgraceful behavior by a Serb bishop, especially after the NATO bombing
of Serbia, dishonors all Serb victims of the New World Order crimes.
If Artemije plans to keep on acting as a quisling of the western powers that be, which he is free to do as an individual, at least he should have enough decency to take off his clerical robes when he cavorts with the war criminals. For, his behavior can be also construed by uninitiated or malicious people as the Serbian Orthodox Church’s endorsement of his shameful missions. We don’t know who is paying for his trips to Washington and New York, butas far as TiM is aware, Bishop Artemije only represents himself, not the Serbian Orthodox Church, which has publicly denounced Slobodan Milosevic, the NATO bombings, and the KFOR “peace farce.”
Artemije’s recent actions have rightly earned him the epithet – His Disgrace. May he wear it in shame. r
Last Serb, 65-Year Old Woman, Murdered in Klobukar
BELGRADE, Feb. 26 - No more Serbs are left in the Kosovo village of Klobukar after a 65-year old Serb woman, Mitra Vasic, was brutally murdered at her home, near Novo Brdo, Belgrade’s Beta news agency has reported. Amateur radio operators from Gnjilane in the American sector said that the woman was murdered with a wooden stake driven through her torso, and pinned to the floor. She had lived all alone.
The murderers, believed to be ethnic Albanian extremists, then set fire to the house. The body would have burned completely had not an international KFOR force helicopter patrol seen the smoke, and saved the body of the old woman. According to the Church People's Council, the murder took place on February 9, and the body of the woman is still in the morgue of the hospital in Gnjilane.
The crime was confirmed by the representative of Novo Brdo community, Srboljub Maksimovic. According to him, contact has been made with the sister of the murdered woman, who lives in the village of Tomanac near Kosovska Kamenica.
Mitra Vasic was the last Serb inhabitant of her village, which had had an ethnically mixed population before NATO's aggression on Yugoslavia last spring. All 73 Serb families were driven out of the village last summer. Their homes were torched.
Meanwhile, Albanian terror has
spilled into Serbia with the U.S. assistance, charged Vojin Kostunica,
president of the Democratic Party of Serbia, in a statement released on
Feb. 27. “
An attack on a police
checkpoint in the village of Konculj, west of Bujanovac, in which one
policeman was killed and three injured, along with the planting of
explosive into the Bujanovac heating plant and the murder of Dr. Josif
Vasic, a member of the Serb National Council of Kosovo and Metohija, in
Gnjilane, showed that Albanians seem determined to properly mark February
28, the day when they founded the Kosovo Liberation Army, with terrorist
actions,” Kostunica said.
“Albanians obviously want
more - to seize new Serbian territories. The fact that this was the fourth
attack on police in the Bujanovac area in the last two months alone made
their intention perfectly clear,” Kostunica added.
It is also noteworthy that the region of Bujanovac practically borders with the U.S. sector of KFOR. Since the Albanians have managed to ghettoize the Serbs of Gnjilane in the very heart of the U.S. sector, and since none of the U.S. "peacekeepers" critisized them for doing so, they now expect that they can easily cross into central Serbia and sow death and fear there without restraint.
A few weeks ago, America's
soldiers fired tracer bullets in order to prevent an alleged infiltration
from Serbia into Kosovo, now a Serb territory under NATO/KFOR occupation.
All along, however, American spokespeople have been expressing “deep
concern” for the Albanians in the south of Serbia.
Yet all they have achieved are only killed and injured Serbs, the
DSS statement concluded. r
4. U.S. Troops Accused of Brutality against Serbs
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 24 - Yugoslavia has accused United States
members of the NATO-led force in Kosovo of being "particularly
brutal" in carrying out
searches for weapons in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, the
Reuters news service reported from New York on Feb. 24.
In a letter to the Security
Council complaining about the actions of KFOR in the Serbian province,
Yugoslav U.N. envoy Vladislav Jovanovic said the "latest
deterioration of the situation" had been brought about by the
"unbecoming, uncalled-for and arrogant behavior of KFOR toward
Serbs" in Mitrovica on Feb. 20.
town, in which ethnic Albanians and a minority Serb community are divided
by a bridge across the Ibar River, has become a tinderbox in recent weeks.
"Under the pretext of looking for hidden arms that the Serbs had
allegedly refused to hand over to KFOR, American and German soldiers
ransacked Serbian houses, apartments, shops, schools, students'
dormitories, even children's clinics and Red Cross warehouses,"
"Particularly brutal were the American members of KFOR: they broke doors, school benches and lockers, they even vandalized a lab," he added. "This brutality proved entirely fruitless, except for the havoc and enormous material damage left in its train," he said. He also said there were ethnic Albanians among them, "allegedly as guides or translators."
Jovanovic said the "most recent mistreatment of about 4,500 Serbs" in Mitrovica was "yet another example of KFOR's policy of double standards, aimed at intimidating the remaining Serbs" and driving them out of Kosovo.
Jovanovic said that, since the deployment of KFOR and the U.N. administration in mid-June 1999, "4,249 terrorist attacks have been committed mainly against the Serbs and other non-Albanians, in which 889 persons have been killed, 784 wounded and 834 abducted." He called on the Security Council to take urgent measures to "put an immediate end to ethnic Albanian terror and vandalism and to prevent the lynchings and liquidations of Serbs and other non-Albanians, which could result in unforeseeable consequences." r
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14
– The following is an excerpt from a long essay about John McCain
written by Edward Zehr of the Washington
dumped his first wife after she had been disabled in an auto accident.
Although this woman had worked tirelessly to get him released from
captivity, he did not hesitate to betray her with other women upon finding
her crippled when he returned home. In fact, McCain has racked up quite a
reputation as a womanizer. This time he was determined to do it right.
Since he had no fortune of his own, he acquired one through his second
marriage. (Ted) Sampley writes that the senator's net worth is
"possibly as much as $1.2 million or more, excluding personal
residences . . . McCain listed his [second] wife, Cindy, as the source of
most of his assets. . ." According to the Phoenix Gazette of May 19,
1987, "the bulk of McCain's assets consisted of stock in the Glendale
firms -- Hensley & Co., a beer distributorship headed by his
father-in-law; Western Leasing Co., which leases trucks and equipment; and
Eagle Enterprises, which invests in real estate and stock."
In fact, the
senator married the daughter of one of the richest men in Arizona. It
seems that McCain got more than just a wife in the bargain, he married
into a family that already had quite a reputation in that state. Since
family ties are always somewhat convoluted and difficult to track, I have
prepared a chart to assist the reader in following the narrative.
The situation in
Arizona was, for a long time, reminiscent of that line in "Memphis
Blues" that goes, "Mistah Ed Crump, he runs this town."
Only "The Man" in Arizona was named Kemper Marley, beer baron
extraordinaire, player with real estate and other lucrative ventures too
numerous to mention. At the time of his death in 1990, Marley was said to
own "5 square miles of Carefree -- the highest priced real estate in
Arizona," according to left-wing columnist Brian Downing Quig. Sort
of like having hotels on Boardwalk AND Park Place, in addition to a
monopoly on booze -- but of course that's the name of the game.
Right after the
Second World War Kemper Marley had a monopoly on liquor distribution in
Arizona, which is every bit as good as having a license to steal. In 1948
his company, United Liquor, ran afoul of federal liquor laws -- fifty-two
of his employees went to jail, including Jim Hensley who is presently the
father- in-law of Senator John McCain. Some say that Hensley took a fall
for Marley. Hensley was general manager of Marley's firm at the time. Be
that as it may, when Hensley re-emerged from the slam, Marley rewarded him
with a Budweiser distributorship which is now said to be worth $200
million, even though Hensley was prohibited from working in the liquor
industry for the remainder of his days. And who stands to inherit this?
John McCain and his devoted spouse, who else?
But Marley was
more than just an entrepreneur. Quig writes that for forty years "Marley
bankrolled Harry Rosenzweig who doled out Marley's great wealth to a slate
of Republican candidates who were almost universally successful in
obtaining high political office."
But that isn't all
-- it seems that "Marley was able to control the Democratic party as
well. Every congressman and every senator in Arizona currently owes his
position to the Marley machine." So you see, it's sort of like W.C.
Handy said: "Mistah Ed Crump, he runs this town." Crump
controlled the Tennessee Democratic Party from his stronghold in Memphis,
and ran the state's Republican Party as a sort of sideline, using a
venerable old gentleman named Perry Howard as his front man. (In those
days the Republicans were the "colored man's party" in
Tennessee). But that was years ago. Unfortunately, we seem to have made
little progress in the interim.
Anyway, is the
plot beginning to make sense? Can you see the broad outlines of John
McCain's strategy taking shape here? Do we really need a diagram to
understand how he got his start in politics? Clearly he has had his eye on
the prize for some time now, and is completely unsentimental as to how he
attains it. Oh, say the senator's partisans, his former wife remains
completely loyal to him. Yeah. I'll leave that part of the scenario to the
a lobbyist for Anheuser-Busch, is said to have boasted that Sen. McCain's
father-in-law used him as a conduit to funnel money to politicians.
Sampley quotes an Arizona newspaper as saying that, "Cars, homes and
bank accounts of 18 people, including eight state legislators, were
confiscated in a civil racketeering lawsuit that paints a portrait of
lawmakers eager to sell their influence for as little as $660 and as much
as $750,000." Although Scheffel was not targeted in the civil suit,
he is said to have been paid $20,000 to approach legislators who showed an
interest in selling their votes for hard cash, as part of an apparent
sting operation, according to the Phoenix Gazette of February 6, 1991. The
same newspaper identified Jim Hensley as "a financial godfather to
hosts of lobbyists" in a story that appeared on March 16 the same
It would seem that
Sen. McCain has not always been such an ardent advocate of campaign
finance "reform." A Phoenix Gazette editorial published on
December 8, 1987 asked:
"So why has
Sen. McCain, R-Ariz., gone to unprecedented lengths to block reform of the
Senate campaign finance system? Why does he oppose letting this important
matter even come to a vote? Perhaps it's because he is a prime beneficiary
of the special interest funding of congressional elections. McCain raised
over $2.5 million for his 1986 election . . . more than $760,000 of his
campaign funds came from political action committee (PACs) . . .
especially disturbing are the contributions to McCain's campaign coffers
from PACs outside of Arizona."
Ah, but that was
then. As soon as the opportunity opened up for him to curry favor with the
mainstream media by backing the "reform" measure he had so
steadfastly opposed all along, the scales fell from his eyes -- McCain
saddled up and went galloping down the road to Damascus (as H.L. Mencken
used to say of such miraculous political conversions, an allusion to St.
Paul). Let's face it folks, that boy done SEEN the light.
Why did Sen.
McCain help Mr. Charles Keating fight off those federal regulators who had
become so inquisitive about the way he had been running Lincoln Savings
and Loan? What's this -- a twinge of deja vu? (Here's to you, Jim McDougal,
wherever you are). The Arizona Republic reported on October 8, 1989, that
"John McCain contends there was no conflict in his helping Keating
battle federal regulators." And yet, in the same article we are told,
"Documents show that Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy, and
father-in-law, James W. Hensley are the largest investors in Fountain
Square Shopping Center. Their partnership is managed by subsidiaries of
American Continental Corp., run by Charles H. Keating, Jr."
That's not a
conflict of interest? The senator's wife and father-in-law, the source of
all his wealth, are the biggest investors in a business enterprise run by
the man he is helping to keep federal investigators at bay, but the
senator sees no conflict here? The newspaper reported that "when an
Arizona Republic reporter asked him about business ties between his wife,
Cindy McCain, and Keating," the senator snarled, "That's the
spouse's involvement, you idiot." Gosh, I'm sure glad he cleared that
up. Wouldn't do to have anyone think there's something shady going on.
But, of course the
mainstream press just can't under-STAND why Arizona newspapers keep saying
all those mean, hurting things about their fair-haired boy. "You do
understand English, don't you?" McCain explained in the same
conversation. The Republic article continued, "Not content with just
bullying reporters, McCain tried belittling them: 'It's up to you to find
that out, kids.' . . . McCain wasn't talking to liars. He wasn't talking
to juveniles. The senator was talking to two reporters." Isn't that
what the mainstream newsies have been saying about the senator of late --
he knows how to talk to reporters? Got that, George Dubya? They like it
when you treat 'em rough. But investments were not the whole story. The
Arizona Republic reported on October 8, 1989 that:
McCain had more than a constituent relationship with Charles H. Keating,
Jr. prior to 1987 . . . the McCains -- sometimes with their daughter and
baby sitter -- made at least nine trips at Keating's expense from August
1984 to August 1986 aboard either Keating's American Continental
Corporation's jet or chartered planes and helicopters owned by Resorts
International. Three of the trips were for vacations at Keating's
luxurious retreat in the Bahamas." But shucks all get-out -- dudn'
mean a thing. The senator would do as much for anyone. Why he's just as
helpful as can be -- unless you happen to be the relative of a POW/MIA.
The Arizona Republic reported on August 24, 1994, that Sen. McCain's wife,
Cindy, had admitted in a series of interviews with the media that she had
been "addicted to the painkillers Percocet and Vicodin" from
1989 to 1992 and admitted to stealing the drugs from the American
Voluntary Medical Team. She had used her position as president of this
charitable organization to continue her habit of taking 15 to 20 pills a
day. The normal dosage for a seriously ill patient would be 6 to 10 pills
per day, and only for a short period of time. On the following day, the
same newspaper carried an article that revealed one of the former
employees of the medical team had "accused her of demanding that he
commit perjury in adoption proceedings for her daughter, Bridget."
What were the
consequences of all this? Apparently nothing much. Rank has its privileges
and privilege has its perks, as John McCain, the admiral's son, well
knows. The mainstream media who were so outraged at the thought that
George W. might have snorted coke 27 years ago (he gets away with it while
ordinary people go to jail) have been strangely silent about this episode.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FAMILY
But what role does
Kemper Marley play in John McCain's extended family? I think that we could
reasonably assign him the role of "godfather." It is difficult
to believe that McCain would ever have made it to Congress without
Marley's approval. Apparently nobody from Arizona made it to Congress
without his approval -- and that includes Barry Goldwater. Do you begin to
see why these smelly situations never get exposed? Back in the days when I
was walking a precinct for Goldwater -- some time back before the Flood --
an acquaintance, who happened to be a Democrat, told me that my candidate
had been seen from time to time in the company of "Jewish
gangsters." I dismissed this out of hand. Not only was the guy nuts,
he was clearly an anti-Semite. The following quote regarding a crook named
Gus Greenbaum is from Brian Quig:
was a Phoenix socialite seen at all the society balls in Phoenix, usually
in the company of the Barry Goldwaters and Harry Rosenzweigs. In 1958
Greenbaum and his wife were found dead in their bed -- their throats cut.
This inaugurated a series of grisly gangland-style slayings." Yes, I
know that Quig is a left-wing ding-a-ling, but that doesn't make his
information wrong, does it? Would that it did. (Actually, Goldwater's
acquaintance with Greenbaum is well established). John McCain, like a lot
of others, made his Faustian bargain in order to have a career in
politics. It wasn't the first he had made, nor was it his last. If we
continue to put such people at the head of our government, in time the
entire country will become as rotten as Arkansas and Arizona already are.
On second thought, a country that would abandon its sons to endless
torment in Communist captivity as this country has done under the tutelage
of the bureaucracy and the mainstream press, is pretty far gone already.
Kemper Marley, the
Arizona godfather, certainly didn't lack for connections. In 1948, when so
many of his employees were sent to prison, Marley had a slick mouthpiece
who kept him in the clear. The lawyer's name is William Rehnquist, who is
presently the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Mind you, I'm not
suggesting that there is anything shady about lawyers keeping their
clients out of prison -- that, after all, is their job, even if the
clients are guilty. The point is that Marley was very well connected with
the power elite.
Marley was often
seen on the periphery of scandalous or illegal activity, but was never
directly implicated in any of it, although strong suspicions persist even
to the present day, particularly with regard to the murder of an Arizona
Republic reporter named Don Bolles. According to Michael Wendland, who
belonged to a group of journalists known as the "Investigative
Reporters and Editors" that set up shop in Arizona to investigate the
slaying, the group concluded that Marley was behind the killing of the Don
It seems that
Marley had arranged his own appointment to the state's racing commission
by then-Gov. Gov. Raul Castro when Bolles began writing a series of
articles about him detailing his checkered past. Bolles' expose forced
Marley to resign from the commission. One of the revelations involved
Eugene Hensley, the brother of McCain's father-in-law, who had done five
years in a federal prison for skimming profits from a business venture.
This is a well-known tactic used by organized crime figures. Bolles also
mentioned that the Hensleys had sold their dog track to an individual
connected with Emprise Corp., a mobbed-up dog track interest. Sen. McCain
has been seen in the company of the principals of Emprise, according to
Sampley. Quig notes that Bolles' motives in writing the articles may not
have been entirely pure -- he appeared to have been living beyond his
means and had been dealing with certain underworld figures. When he
testified before the House Organized Crime Committee, Bolles had asked for
and was given immunity.
Bolles was killed
when a bomb was detonated beneath his car. He lived long enough to gasp,
"They finally got me. The Mafia. Emprise. Find John (Harvey)
Adamson." The police arrested Mr. Adamson who admitted placing the
bomb, but maintained that it had been detonated by Jimmy (The Plumber)
Robison. (It seems that Robison actually was a plumber who only did such
odd jobs as a sideline). Tom Fitzpatrick of the Phoenix New Times wrote in
an article dated February 10, 1993, that Phoenix police believed Marley
wanted revenge against Bolles and sought the help of a local contractor
named Max Dunlap who owed him a favor. Marley had once loaned Dunlap a
million dollars and later told him that he needn't bother paying it back.
All of which
brings to mind that line mumbled by Marlon Brando in his portrayal of The
Godfather, "Sometime, maybe nevah, I ask for a favah in retoin."
The state prosecuted Dunlap for allegedly hiring Adamson to carry out the
murder of Bolles, and Adamson, in turn, is alleged to have hired Robison
to assist him. All three were convicted and sent to death row. Robison was
subsequently acquitted in a retrial which he was granted on appeal. Dunlap
remains in prison. Both he and Robison maintain that they are innocent.
Marley was never arrested. He died in 1990. According to Quig, the Phoenix
police prepared a profile of Marley about a week after the murder of
Bolles. It showed that at one time Marley had been directly connected with
the Capone mob operating the Transamerica Wire Service, used by bookies
throughout the country. It was established for Capone's successors in 1941
by Gus Greenbaum.
Another member of
the "Arizona Project" as the journalist's task force was known,
a reporter named Don Devereux, thinks they may have been taken in by local
authorities. "We accepted very uncritically their scenario. In
retrospect, we were very naive to get led around," he said later.
"It really isn't something that we should be running around
congratulating ourselves about," After most of the reporters had
departed, Devereux stayed on and continued to dig into the Bolles case as
a reporter for the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Progress. It was largely on the
basis of his reporting that Dunlap and Robison were granted new trials.
Robison was acquitted and Dunlap was convicted again.
Just to illustrate
how the political fix works in Arizona, Democratic Sen. Dennis DeConcini
was in big trouble when he came up for re-election in 1990. He had been
caught creaming $5 million in an Arizona land deal on the basis of his
inside information as a senator. The Arizona machine which controlled both
parties in the state did not want to lose DeConcini's seniority, so they
talked the Republicans into putting up their weakest candidate -- sort of
like the corrupt political machine that seeks to run this country is
attempting to do right now with John McCain's candidacy. Their choice to
run against DeConcini was a hapless individual named Keith DeGreen who was
such a red- hot Republican he hadn't even bothered to vote in the previous
But surely all of
this amounts to guilt by association. You bet it does -- with a vengeance.
A man who aspires to be President of the United States has no business
consorting with known criminals. But how can John McCain avoid this? He
married into the family. Does that help to put the following news clip
from the January 17, 1995, Arizona Republic into perspective? "About
300 guests turned out Saturday night to celebrate the 90th birthday of
Joseph 'Joe Bananas' Bonanno, retired boss of New York's Bonanno crime
family. He retired to Tucson in 1968. . . John McCain, R-Ariz., and Gov.
Fife Symington sent their regards by telegram."
Fife Symington was
too crooked even for Arizona -- he was forced to resign as governor of the
state after being convicted on six counts of fraud in connection with his
corrupt real estate dealings. He was subsequently sentenced to two and
one-half years in prison. Symington and McCain had been thick as thieves
(so to speak) for years prior to the governor's little run-in with the
law. They even shared attorneys and political consultants. John McCain has
never been known to play on a level field, he always has to have a leg-up.
As a junior officer in the Navy he avoided being washed out of flight
school despite his dearth of ability because his father was a high-ranking
admiral. As soon as he saw his opportunity to score big in political and
financial circles in Arizona, he dumped the disabled wife who had worked
so tirelessly for him while he was a POW and married into the crime-family
that ran the state at that time. He played off his father's position while
he was a POW in order to get special treatment.
"mainstream" (left-wing) media came knocking at his door with a
proposition to support him in the presidential primaries in return for his
backing of campaign finance "reform," McCain jumped at the
opportunity. Never mind that this legislation would deprive his own party
of the capability to be heard in future political campaigns and give the
leftist media a monopoly on political discourse in the country, thereby
undermining the democratic process.
comes naturally to McCain -- selling out and stabbing his former friends
in the back is his preferred tactic. Ask the families of the POW/MIAs who
enthusiastically backed McCain when he first ran for Congress only to be
dry-gulched by him when he no longer found them useful. As a gratuitous
sadistic flourish, McCain even had them investigated by the Justice
Department on trumped-up charges. The fact that they were exonerated on
all counts has yet to make an impression on McCain's airhead supporters
who continue to trumpet the phony charges in deceitful neo-McCarthyite
John McCain is an
abysmal mediocrity who would never have made it on a level playing field.
He was fifth from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy. He racked
up three life threatening "Dangerous Downs" at flight school --
the last one for flying his aircraft into the sea while asleep -- enough
to get anyone without his political influence bounced down the back
stairs. As for his record as a senator, can anyone remember a single
significant thing this man has accomplished in more than a dozen years as
a member of that august body? Anything other than sell out the POWs and
promote the interests of Communist Vietnam, that is. To those who have
recently determined that we just HAVE to have this man as our next
president, I pose the following question: why?”
Edward Zehr can be reached at email@example.com,
published in the Feb. 14, 2000 issue of The Washington Weekly, Copyright
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