John McCain—A Last Chance at Honor17 min read

— by Mel Rockefeller with Jeff Gates

First, let’s be clear about who produced the political career of John McCain and why. Only then can we assess his behavior as a pliable and reliable asset of those who induced us to wage a disastrous war in Iraq and now seek to take us to war in Iran. The origins of this successor to Barry Goldwater’s Senate seat date to 1928 when the Chicago Outfit’s Gus Greenbaum moved to Phoenix to oversee mob operations. The National Crime Syndicate was formally established the following year in Atlantic City. In 1931, a Jews-only conclave in Manhattan’s Franconia Hotel divided the nation into 24 exclusive territories with Murder, Inc. the enforcer. Greenbaum was put in charge of Arizona.

In December 1946, Bugsy Siegel opened the mob’s first casino in Las Vegas. In June 1947, Syndicate Chairman Meyer Lansky caught Bugsy and his girlfriend, Virginia “The Flamingo” Hill, skimming the casino skim a second time. Before Lansky could order the murder of his gangster pal from Brooklyn, he sent Greenbaum to Vegas as his replacement. When Siegel was shot, the Phoenix position fell to Kemper Marley. His aides, Jim and Gene Hensley, took the heat when Marley faced federal liquor violations. Soon thereafter, Jim became an Anheuser-Busch distributor. Then came John McCain.

A former Vietnam prisoner of war and dashing young Naval aviator, McCain was assigned a plum job as Navy liaison to the Senate where he met Goldwater (born Goldwasser). While visiting Hawaii, the pampered young vet, married but a known rake, met Jim Hensley’s cheerleader daughter. She swooned while McCain saw the possibilities, both financial and political, in joining a mob family with a virtual license to print money—a beer distributorship. Dumping his wife, he moved to Arizona where his war hero image helped Hensley sell beer while the Syndicate produced his 1982 election to Congress.

Just prior to the release of POWs held in Vietnam, President Richard Nixon sealed their records and issued a preemptive pardon for any offenses at the urging of Admiral John McCain, Jr., then senior commander in the Pacific theater and son of another McCain admiral. McCain’s father had already committed treason with his complicity in covering up an Israeli assault on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967. The ship was identified by the Israelis as our prior to an attack that killed 34 Americans and injured 174. Widely regarded as the most disgraceful event in U.S. Navy history, Admiral McCain was key to the cover-up, threatening crewmembers with court martial if they spoke to anyone about their murderous ordeal at the hands of a purported ally and “special friend.”

The son followed in his father’s treasonous footsteps. Had his record as a P.O.W. become public, his pliable persona may have been detected before he could inflict so much damage on our nation. Rumors have long swirled around information he gave his captors along with a simmering disgust for him among his fellow prisoners. Those files would offer clues to McCain’s conduct over the past 35 years in the Congress. History is replete with accounts describing how both Israeli intelligence operatives and Jewish organized crime deploy sex to identify—and create—reliable assets. That well-known history reinforces my confidence that, based on the consistency of his otherwise inexplicable behavior, John McCain was repeatedly raped by his captors.

As the handsome blue-eyed son of America’s senior military commander in a brutal war that killed as many as three million Vietnamese, one can understand the motivation. But it’s the reliability of his conduct that bolsters my confidence. A key clue is the career-long dependability with which he backed operations that benefit Jewish organized crime. Were his war records available, we could better understand why his behavior has been so unfailingly treasonous. Let’s consider just a few examples.

Financial Fraud

His role as an asset[1] first became apparent when he and four other Senators (“The Keating 5”) delayed the time-critical enactment of reforms required to stop a nationwide savings and loan fraud in which McCain supporter Charles Keating played a central role. Pre-staging included the enactment in 1981 of Reagan-era supply-side legislation that dramatically cut taxes on income from depreciable property, particularly commercial real estate.[2]There lies the financial origins of Donald Trump’s real estate fortune and the financial viability of high-interest “junk bonds,” including those used to finance his Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City.

That deficit-financed supply-side subsidy (Trump championed another one) was followed in 1982 by deregulation of the thrift industry led by Jake Garn, Utah’s Mormon Senator and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. In addition to boosting the sources of funds for S&Ls and increasing their ability to pay higher interest rates, Garn expanded the range of allowable S&L investments to include commercial loans—just as supply side-subsidized commercial real estate became more attractive. The combination was similar to pouring gas on a fire, further overheating real estate markets.

That’s when Charles Keating emerged as the public face on a ‘control fraud’ managed from the Beverly Hills office of Michael Milken whose junk bond-related compensation topped $550 million in 1987 and exceeded $1 billion over a four-year period. Milken directed Keating which junk bonds Phoenix-based Lincoln S&L would purchase with its deposits. With this control, Milken created a market for his riskiest “junk” while Keating defrauded investors of more than $250 million and shifted to taxpayers the $3.4 billion cost when Lincoln S&L went bust.

The Keating 5 enabled that mega-fraud led by “war hero” McCain on behalf of Jewish organized crime. Led by Keating, Lincoln S&L poured more than $300 million into the posh Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale. A McCain campaign contributor and adviser, Keating served less than five years in prison for his crimes and died in 2014 at age 90. The cost of that nationwide fraud totaled roughly $153 billion. Taxpayers were forced to cover $125 billion. The delays achieved by the McCain-led “Keating Five” increased the cost of that financial fraud by an estimated $50 billion.

Campaign Finance “Reform”

To restore the tattered reputation of their Fair-Haired Boy, those who produced and managed McCain’s career rebranded him with campaign finance reform. As with everything McCain touched, this so-called “reform” was a perfect fit for Jewish organized crime, including the Diaspora-based fundraising used by the Israel lobby to wield what is now their virtual control of the U.S. Congress. McCain-Feingold reform (co-sponsored by Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold) exemplifies how Jewish organized crime became politically dominant under cover of the expansive Israel lobby.

Enacted in March 1982, the law raised from $1,000 to $2,300 the amount that candidates could lawfully accept from individuals in primary and general elections. Thus, by 2008 a couple could give a combined $9,200 (4 x $2,300) to as many political candidates as they choose. Importantly, the bill doubled the funds candidates can receive without regard to where contributors reside. A candidate in say, Idaho, may have only a few Jewish constituents. With campaign contributions sourced from a nationwide network, a candidate could be induced to support policies sought by the Israel lobby. Under the guise of reform, McCain doubled the financial impact of a lobby that remains unregistered as foreign agents even as they lobbied us to wage theirwars in Iraq, Libya, Syria and now Iran.

Political candidates deemed sufficiently loyal to the lobby’s agenda are provided a list of donors who can be relied on to “max out” their campaign contributions. After McCain-Feingold became effective in 2003, a single “bundler” of campaign contributions could raise more than $1 million for a candidate by contacting 10 friends in the Jewish diaspora. Here’s the math from a decade ago:

The bundler and spouse max out for $9,200 and call ten others, say, in Chicago, Manhattan, Miami and Beverly Hills. Each of them max out (10 x $9,200) and call 10 others:. 111 x $9,200 = $1,021,200.

That political leverage is leveraged again because fewer than 10% of House races (typically 35-50) are competitive in an election cycle.  That makes the long-term leverage even greater for those who have sustained this focus over multiple cycles dating to no later than 1948 and the fraud that induced Christian-Zionist Democrat Harry Truman to recognize an enclave of Jewish elites and extremists as a legitimate sovereign state. The constraint was never donor money; donors were limited by how much they could lawfully contribute. McCain’s “reform” removed a key limit on influence-peddling by organized crime.

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that political spending is protected under the First Amendment. That meant corporations and unions could spend unlimited amounts of money on political activities so long as spending was not “coordinated” with a candidate. In combination, McCain-led “reform” and the ruling in Citizens Unitedensured that Jewish organized crime could exert vast influence in plain sight under cover of free speech, free elections, free press and even the freedom of religion. With this thin veneer of legitimacy, right-wing Jewish extremists such as casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his Israeli wife could wield the vastly disproportionate power that enabled Jewish organized crime to put asset Donald Trump in the Oval Office as “our” Commander-in-Chief to pursue Israeli goals. See “Donald Trump: The Last President for Greater Israel.”

To buy time on the public’s airwaves, money raised from this (predominantly Jewish) network is paid to media outlets largely owned or controlled by members of this same (predominantly Jewish) network. Those who produced McCain’s career know that politicians come and go while those who provide the funds rack up the favors that ensure lasting political influence. Over decades of focused fund-raising and single-issue advocacy, Jewish organized crime amassed formidable political clout.[3]

Pre-staging the War in Iraq

McCain and Jewish-Zionist Senator Joe Lieberman served as the two primary salesmen for the phony intelligence that induced the U.S. to invade Iraq in response to the mass murder provocation of 9/11.[4] It’s clear that Israel was the real beneficiary of that ill-advised war. Much of that false and outright “fixed” intelligence was provided by Iraqi liar Ahmad Chalabi who was first sponsored in the U.S. by McCain and Lieberman in 1991 as part of the lengthy pre-staging required for 9/11 to be used as the regime-change rationale for invading Iraq—for Greater Israel.

With the production in November 2000 of the presidency of Zionist-Christian Republican George W. Bush, this duplicitous few filled the positions required to manipulate this dysfunctional Born Again Commander-in-Chief. Jewish neoconservative Paul Wolfowitz became Deputy Secretary of Defense and Jewish neocon Douglas Feith led the Pentagon’s intelligence-fixing Office of Special Plans. The WMD intelligence has since been confirmed as not just false but “fixed” around goals long sought by (predominantly Jewish) neoconservatives in their support of Israel’s long game for that resource-rich region.

In a candid appraisal of the Joint Chiefs’ report challenging the WMD intelligence, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld conceded, “This is big.”[5] As Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, Jewish neocon Lewis (“Scooter”) Libby served as the willing conduit to funnel phony intelligence from Wolfowitz, Feith & Company into White House decision-making while McCain and Lieberman marketed those lies on (predominantly Jewish-controlled) mainstream media.

For anyone familiar with the (predominantly Jewish) psychological operation that put Donald Trump in the White House (, it came as no surprise when, on the advice of his closest (predominantly Jewish) advisers, on April 13, 2018, this latest presidential asset granted Libby a full pardon for his 2007 conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice.[6] McCain said nothing.

It’s difficult to overstate the extent of the corruption, criminality and ongoing treason traceable to John McCain and those he assisted. When transnational Jewish organized crime produced the presidency of Boris Yeltsin to enable the financial pillaging of Russia, McCain attacked those critical of the (predominantly Jewish) oligarchization of the former Soviet Union whose founders were 80-85% Jewish according to a June 2013 speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin.[7]

Consistent with his role as a multi-decade asset and reliable enabler, John McCain described critics of this trans-generational fraud as leading a “creeping coup against forces of democracy and market capitalism.” In truth, post-Soviet Russia witnessed a massive theft of publicly owned wealth. A dramatic change in its economic model led to the “disappearance” of 12.5 million men due to suicide, alcoholism, a failing healthcare system and self-destructive behavior as a proud people saw the narrative of their lives (traceable to Jewish intellectuals) ripped out from under them.

This lawfully sanctioned Russian holocaust was aided by a (predominantly Jewish) Harvard Advisory Team handpicked by (Jewish) Treasury Under Secretary Larry Summers and Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. The fraud was perpetrated in plain sight with the help of President Boris Yeltsin’s “privatization czar” Russian-Jewish adviser Anatoly Chubais. McCain spoke out in their defense.

McCain & Russian Organized Crime

Rick Davis, manager of McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and co-founder of the Davis, Manafort & Freeman lobbying firm, twice arranged for the candidate to meet with Russian-Jewish oligarch Oleg Deripaska whose links to Russian organized crime are sufficiently compelling that his U.S. visa was yanked in 2006 and his visa applications since have repeatedly since been denied. After marrying into the Yeltsin family, Deripaska amassed a $40 billion fortune by age 40.[8]

He first encountered McCain in an arranged meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2006. They met again in Montenegro seven months later during an official U.S. Senate trip to that eastern European country.[9] On March 20, 2008, after McCain secured the Republican nomination for president, Nathan Rothschild and his father, Lord Jacob Rothschild, sponsored a fundraiser for McCain in London.[10] At least McCain is consistent in his unflinching support for the mobsters of this era, regardless of nationality.

McCain also rushed to the defense of Russian-Jewish oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the mega-thief jailed for tax evasion when he proposed to use a portion of his ill-gained billions to gain for the presidency of Russia, institutionalizing Jewish organized crime in the former Soviet Union. Confirming there is no depth to which McCain will not sink, he also threw his support behind Russian-Jewish oligarch Boris Berezovsky, also known as “the Godfather of the Kremlin” and “the apotheosis of sleaziness.” A primary beneficiary of the systematic looting of Russia (McCain said not a word), Berezovsky was forced to admit that he held an Israeli passport. Though he was clearly a key figure in trans-generational Jewish organized crime, McCain never wavered in his support. As a reliable asset, he cooperates regardless whether crimes are committed in the U.S., Russia, Iraq or elsewhere.

To date, John McCain has been a national disgrace despite a nonstop public relations campaign designed by his producers to portray him as honorable and heroic. The fact that he chairs the Senate Committee on Armed Services only further confirms the perils to which his career-long treason continues to expose this nation. If he has any semblance of honor whatsoever, he will concede the role he’s played as a classic asset, explain to a long-deceived American public howhe was used, and identify those responsible for creating, managing and exploiting his political career.

The follow-on effects of his multi-decade treason continue to unfold at a steadily accelerating pace. When he aided the Israel lobby in inducing our invasion of Iraq, he set in motion outcomes that, in terms of game theory warfare, were “probabilistic.”[11] A partial survey of those outcomes includes the Shia dominance of Iraq and its alliance with Shia-dominant Iran, an alliance between Israel and the Sunni monarchies of the region, the immigration-catalyzed fracturing of northern European cultures and, in response, the emergence of rightwing nationalist movements.

But for the forces that John McCain helped set in motion, it’s doubtful the U.S. would now have as Commander-in-Chief another classic asset doing the bidding of Israel, its lobby and Jewish organized crime. John McCain should not be honored unless he can muster the courage to be honest with himself and with the nation he so badly betrayed.[12] Otherwise, let him die as he lived: a disgrace both to the U.S. and members of our armed forces who served honorably and well despite his role in dispatching them to fight wars that undermined our true interests.


1] Assets are people profiled such that, within an acceptable range of probabilities, they can be relied upon to behave consistent with their personality profile. Assets lack the state of mind required for criminal culpability under linear law because they lack the conscious intentto commit a crime. Nevertheless, they can contribute to a criminal operation simply by pursuing their subconscious personal needs, typically for recognition, influence, money, sex, drugs or ideology. Put a profiled asset in a pre-staged time, place and circumstance (such as political office) and psy-ops specialists can be confident that—within an acceptable range of probabilities—an asset will behave consistent with their profile, much as Bill Clinton behaved with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. From the Introduction to Guilt By Association—How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War (2008), p.xix. Also on the Hidden Tax on Humanitysite:

[2] For an overview of my personal history indicating how the political career of Ronald Reagan produced by the Chicago Outfit, see the draft Introduction to The Hidden Tax on Humanity

For a description of how the Reagan presidency was used to perpetrate in 1981 the same supply-side economics fraud that Donald Trump perpetrated in 2017, see Chapter 6 of Guilt By Association(“Money, Democracy and the Great Divide”) posted on the Hidden Tax on Humanity site:

[3] For an indication that this systemic (predominantly Jewish) influence dates to no later than the 1912 election of President Woodrow Wilson, see the Introduction to The Hidden Tax on Humanity.

[4] For evidence confirming that this unnecessary and unwinnable war could have been prevented, see Chapter 2 of The Hidden Tax on Humanity, The War in Iraq Could Have Been Prevented

[5] Not until November 2017 did former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown acknowledge that, based on an intelligence report that neoconservatives also kept secret from Britain, the “war could not be justified as a last resort and invasion cannot now be seen as a proportionate response.” Brown writes about this “rush to war” in his book, My Life, Our Times, released in November 2017. He now believes “we were all misled on the existence of WMDs.” In an indirect acknowledgment that those I profiled shape history, he states that had that intelligence been shared, history could have been different. See Michael Savage, “Gordon Brown says Pentagon misled UK over case for Iraq invasion,” The Guardian, November 5, 2017.

[6] When former Ambassador Joseph Wilson confirmed the falsity of intelligence claiming that Iraq was sourcing yellowcake uranium from Niger, a claim touted by Libby, Libby revealed the identity of Wilson’s wife, C.I.A. officer Valerie Plame, a specialist in nuclear proliferation. Libby then lied about it to investigators. On April 12, 2004, Jeff hand-delivered a lengthy research memo to 25 offices with line responsibility for national security and federal law enforcement confirming that my life experience proves the (predominantly Jewish) source of this geostrategic duplicity and treason. On April 13, he met with Ambassador Wilson and provided him a copy. Wilson requested a second copy for delivery to the C.I.A.

[7] “Putin: First Soviet government was mostly Jewish,” The Jerusalem Post, June 4, 2018.

[8] Deripaska married Polina Yumashev, the daughter of the former chief of staff to asset Boris Yeltsin. Deripaska’s father-in-law, in turn, married Yeltsin’s daughter, making Deripaska a grandson of Yeltsin by marriage.

[9] Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and John Solomon, “Aide Helped Controversial Russian Meet McCain,”Washington Post, January 25, 2008, p. A1.

[10] “Senator’s Supporters Are Invited to Lunch with a Lord,” Washington Post,March 15, 2008, p. A6.

[11] See Chapter 1 of Guilt By Association: “Game Theory and the Mass Murder of 9/11” also posted on the Hidden Tax on Humanity site:

[12] Guilt By Association—How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War (2008) is also known as “the McCain book” with three chapters chronicling the production and use of his political career by organized crime. The deception component is easy to grasp. For example, there is now general agreement that Israel and its supporters were the principal source of the false intelligence that deceived the U.S. to invade Iraq. More difficult to grasp is the “self-deceit” component as that requires reflection and an ability to be honest with oneself.