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Alas, Republican John McCain's Karmic debt is beginning to be called in after one straight month of reckless and unfounded attacks against his Democratic opponent Senator Barack Obama.

Is it the Keating Five scandal where McCain abused his elected position, peddled influence, and sought to gain personally from fraudulent activities?


Is it his continued intimate relationship with Watergate break-in perp, convicted felon, ex-convict, and ultra right wing anti-American treasonist G. Gordon Liddy?

Nope again.

Then, is it something about his abandoning his recently crippled wife, divorcing her, and marrying his mistress who is nearly 30 years his junior?

I wish!

Or how about a big cover-up of Cindy McCain’s theft of painkillers from a charity she founded in order to fuel her growing narcotics addictions?

Oh, so tempting - but again, no dice.

What we found out about dear John is that he was on unusually friendly terms with one of the most infamous dictators of the latter 20th century - Augusto Pinochet of Chile.

Pinochet was a ruthless killer wanted for crimes against humanity.

Now, how can we trust McCain's judgment? He was not 8 years old at the time...

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Originally posted to Paisano1 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 09:38 PM PDT.


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  •  diaried earlier today (but).... (4+ / 0-)
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    LNK, Randall Sherman, SunWolf78, Paisano1, but obviously it fell off the roll, so this is a good recap diary.  I read it today; why am I not surprised.  At least Ted Kennedy had the guts to wade into a situation where he had eggs thrown at his car.

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 09:59:05 PM PDT

  •  Pinochet (2+ / 0-)
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    defluxion10, Paisano1

    replaced Salvador Allende who had been democratically elected but who was not acceptable to our government because he was to far to the left, should we say ,Communist either overt or leaning. At any rate that was not what we, the craddle of democracy wanted. So with our help he was deposed and Chile was rewarded with a staunch anti communist as a ruler. The only problem is that he, Pinochet, was a ruthless murderer. As far as our government as long as he, Pinochet, was anticommunist erything else was forgotten and forgiven. The question as far as MCCain is concerned: Where is the money? Keating,Montenegro,Iceman, this associations always seemed to be associated with some sort of money exchange for campaign or otherwise. The thing to find is the money connection.

    •  Allende was democratically elected (2+ / 0-)
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      tiggers thotful spot, Paisano1

      Kissinger, the War Criminal, aided in the violent overthrow on the legally & democratically elected government of Chile.

      Pinochet was a War Criminal. He committed crimes against humanity.  McCain, as a former navy congressional liaison knew the stories of what happened in Chile.  He knew of the rumors of torture and brutality perpetrated by Pinochet's dictatorship against civilians, women, the elderly, and the young.  He had heard the stories of the "disappeared", Chilean citizens abducted by paramilitary squads who never returned.  As bad as the torture endured by Navy pilot McCain at the hands of North Vietnamese military, it cannot compare to what the Pinochet government did or sanctioned against its civilian enemies of the state.

      How could he have done this?  I have always reserved a measure of respect for McCain because of the empathy I thought he might feel for those victims of torture.  I see his concern about torture by the US is just another political convenience to fit into his "heroic" narrative.  But not a real moment of conscience, this cannot be so if he paid his respects to Pinochet.

      And Pinochet ordered the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and US journalist Ronnie Moffitt on US soil (near the Pentagon), a terrorist crime  on US soil by a foreign government for which no one was ever made to pay for.

      I have no respect left for Mr McCain. I'm done.  

      I'm a member of the Steve Obama Nation. You can call me Uncle "Steve" Moji.........and as ever, For droogie!

      by Uncle Moji on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 10:30:10 PM PDT

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  •  and he is against land masses for some reason... (0+ / 0-)

    there has been much discussion this evening of his alleged incontenants.

    Or was it his incontinence?

    Depends - I guess.

    Withdrawing in disgust is completely different than apathy...

    by Paisano1 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 10:08:50 PM PDT

  •  yet another war criminal saturated presidency? (2+ / 0-)
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    Uncle Moji, Paisano1

    A ages old tactic:

    The thief firstly accuses the one upon whom he perpetrated his crime to be the thief.

    The murderer firstly accuses a member his victim's family to be the murderer.

    The liar firstly accuses the person about whom he lied to be the liar.

    The person who pals around with genocidal megalomaniacs firstly accuses his nemesis who doing such.

    McCain is proving just how dishonorable a person he truly is, while in Palin he chose the most deceptive, electable, female  pathological liar he could find to stand behind him alongside his mistress-turned-wife at his public fascistic orations to inspire America's idiotaucracy to vote for yet another war criminal saturated U.S. presidency.

  •  but seriously... (0+ / 0-)

    is there any way to get the American people to realize the Republican tactic is to just accuse Democrats of the very things they themselves are guilty of?

    Is it only obvious to some of us?

    Withdrawing in disgust is completely different than apathy...

    by Paisano1 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 10:31:20 PM PDT

  •  I have family ties (2+ / 0-)
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    tiggers thotful spot, Paisano1

    How many Americans are aware of the date of our nation's infamous collaboration with the destruction of one of the hemisphere's democrats, Salvador Allende?  Not that many people can pull 1973 out of the memory banks, and an even smaller number recall that 9/11 was the actual date.  Talk about Karma, my God, that was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard the news seven years ago.

    My wife is Chilean, and her grandfather, a naval attache in Allende's government, refused to join the plotters when they contacted him in mid-August.  Two days later, two assassins cut him down in front of his house in Santiago.

    The Spanish sought to try Allende for crimes against humanity, and either the Chileans finally did convict him of lesser included offenses, or the government was in the process of doing so when the old fascist began to fade altogether.

    The point in relation to this campaign, though, is not to emphasize 'guilt by association,' but to look at this case as exemplary of the thugs-and-drugs-and-guns-and-slavery policies that form the bedrock of McCain's views of the world.  In a 'global economy,' inevitably these chickens won't just 'come home to roost,' they will be the only hen house available for all of us.

    I bow to those who seek the truth; I flee from those who have 'found' it.

    by SERMCAP on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 10:35:55 PM PDT

    •  Wow... (0+ / 0-)

      My condolences to your wife’s family.  Thank you for the compelling testimonial.

      I wish more voters knew your story.  Thank you.

      Withdrawing in disgust is completely different than apathy...

      by Paisano1 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 10:41:15 PM PDT

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      •  Tell me about it (1+ / 0-)
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        My wife just mentioned that folks back home say that "two events set up the coup: the trucker's strike and my granddad's assassination."  And I just recalled, or at least I think I'm sure of this, that Arizona is a huge copper producing state, with a big presence there of the same company that pushed the CIA kill-them-all program in Chile.

        Now that's an interesting premise to explore.

        I bow to those who seek the truth; I flee from those who have 'found' it.

        by SERMCAP on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 11:06:24 PM PDT

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        •  Yes, it is... (0+ / 0-)

          You and your wife are important links to history, and you have one hell of a book premise, to say the least.

          Someone needs to interview you at the very least, or tell your story.

          Withdrawing in disgust is completely different than apathy...

          by Paisano1 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 11:15:36 PM PDT

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          •  Thanks (1+ / 0-)
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            I'm a writer as much as a teacher, though I've never really managed to cobble together a living as a scribe, either as a freelancer or a journalist.  If I ever make a break for myself in that regard, however, I have so many books in me that if I lived ten thousand years and  spent the rest of my days in a hermetically sealed bubble, I'd never come close to running out of material.  Jimmy Durante's quip is actually accurate in my case: I literally "have a million of them."

            Anyhow, if you know any agents or publishers or otherwise have ideas or advice about making said 'break,' I'd be as eternally grateful as is ever possible in this ephemeral existence if you  shared those connections with me.  Please, stay in touch in any event, and when you think about it, check out some of my diaries and such and give me any feedback that seems appropriate, constructively critical, etc.

            I bow to those who seek the truth; I flee from those who have 'found' it.

            by SERMCAP on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 08:38:36 PM PDT

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            •  I am just venturing out... (0+ / 0-)

              on my third career as an analyst and researcher pretending to be a writer, or was it the other way around?  I forget...

              At any rate, I have yet to make the acquaintance of a publisher per se, but I can tell you that having a frequently updated blog and joining a zillion social networking and sef-publishing sites has garnered the attention of a few well published individuals who I am hoping to be formally in contact with before long.

              If you have time, go to my site and send me an email or leave a comment from there so we can get in contact outside of the forum here.

              And I would certainly like to take a look at your work, thanks.

              Hope to hear from you soon.

              Withdrawing in disgust is completely different than apathy...

              by Paisano1 on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 11:21:23 PM PDT

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              •  Ah, yes... (1+ / 0-)
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                Too bad I am an incompetent, inconsistent, and anti-social troglodyte.  Just kidding, at least about the 'troglodyte' part; I'm actually quite progressive.

                My ex-wife would always suggest that I was 'just waiting for someone in the industry to knock on the door and inquire if anybody just happened to have any camera-ready copy available.'  I'm not really that bad, but I am a little gun-shy about rejection.

                I've overcome aversion to critique, at least for the most part.  Anything constructive, I just do what a reader asks--except introduce political softening or fascistic edges.

                Anyhow, I'll be logging in and addressing you more directly soon.  Thanks for the feedback and sense of possibility.

                I bow to those who seek the truth; I flee from those who have 'found' it.

                by SERMCAP on Sun Oct 26, 2008 at 05:08:40 AM PDT

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  •  the other septeber 11 (2+ / 0-)
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    tiggers thotful spot, Paisano1

    is a great book that lays out the alliance between the Chilean right and military, and US business and and political players...the US companies that demanded Allende's removal (B of A, Citibank, GE...)did not hesitate to support the kind of econoic shock doctrine that attacked the Chilean middle-class.

    I consented to a hegemonic project and all I got was this lousy contested space.

    by uglysister on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 10:58:11 PM PDT

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