By Grete Mautner

It’s been noted time and time again that Senator John McCain has the reputation of a foreign-policy connoisseur. Nobody will argue that he pays attention to little other than foreign affairs. In the midst of his presidential campaign back in 2008, when the financial crisis was raging, he admitted that he didn’t care much about economics, which helped doom his candidacy. Unfortunately, there’s signs that he’s no better in everything that concerns his favorite topic.

In fact, he has routinely advocated what amounts to sacrificing US interests while pushing confrontation and sometimes war with a long list of countries around the globe: Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, North Korea and, worst of all, Russia. There is scarcely a conflict he doesn’t want the United States to plunge into. And rarely a military deployment he does not want to make permanent. Whatever the international issue, he sees US military action as the answer.

Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that The National Interest has repeatedly criticized for this ultimate flaw of his geopolitical vision. However, this media is hardly the only one to notice what has been apparent for most geopolitical analysts.

Last April, the Fox News released a poll conducted by Morning Consult that was aimed at establishing the most and least favorite politicians in the US. According to this poll, John McCain is the absolute leader in the disapproval department, with his disapproval rating being as high as 43%.

In turn, The American Thinker would argue that it’s abound time John would be better off turning his back on the political career he’s been pursuing, noting that he can still work for MSNBC or the Sunday political shows, where he spends most of his time anyway. But this media source is willing to get it just a step further, arguing that McCain should resign and retire, while he can star in a remake of Dr. Strangelove as General Buck Turgidson. He does not need to act – just to be himself.

Since mid-June, McCain has been caught in the center of a financial and political scandal that resulted in a lot of people starting to not just question decency, which was doubtful at best, but also his so-called patriotism that a US Senator is bound to have in order to represent his voters.

The scandal broke off when international media started looking into the eligibility of the parties that are sponsoring the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

Back in 2008, the British Guardian would criticize Senator McCain for the close ties he established with the Rothschild brothers, with him going as far as receiving grants from those oligarchs in direct violation of American laws. Along with this Western oligarchs, McCain’s Institute has also been sponsored by the Moroccan state-owned phosphate mining company (invested 100,000 dollars), Iranian lobbyists from the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC) (another 205,000 dollars in the piggy bank), and, finally, the most generous sponsor of Senator McCain is Saudi Arabia that invested one million dollars in the above mentioned institution back in 2014.

Formally, foreign players are prohibited from sponsoring elected representatives in the US, yet McCain was quietly elected to the Senate for his sixth term in November 2016.

The most peculiar fact of McCain’s political career occurred during his presidential campaign back in 2008. Back then his headquarters mailed an official letter requesting financial support from the Russian mission to the UN so Moscow would help him to get elected. In spite of repeated McCain’s demands to investigate the so-called “Russian trail” in the recent US elections, he, for some reason is desperately trying to hide the desire he once had to establish “closer ties” with Russia he once had during his political career!

So why would the Saudi Embassy waste a million dollars on the McCain Institute and what did it want to get in return for its outstanding generosity? McCain was needed to persuade veterans of American overseas wars to occupy the capital and start protesting against the JASTA law.

The voyage that the veterans that McCain persuaded would take to Washington was only a small part of the campaign which Saudi Arabia wasted over 8.4 million dollars on. For two years, according to the documents filed to the State Department that overseas all lobbying from abroad, a total of 14 companies have been wasting money on goofy articles the American media about the alleged danger of the JASTA law for American soldiers and even for US diplomats abroad. The sole goal of this whole propaganda freak show was the prevention of JASTA’s adoption.

But the relatives of 9/11 attacks victims were waiting for this law in order to be able to seek compensation for the deaths of their loved ones in the US courts, suing Saudi Arabia for billions of dollars for its numerous acts of terrorism sponsoring. However, all their claims were dismissed by American judges under false pretenses that Saudi Arabia, being a sovereign state, is immune and under US law it is impossible to oblige it to pay the requested sums.

However, there’s one group in the United States that fights tooth and nail for the right that American people have. The right to know how McCain and other elected officials deceived the victims of 9/11, who were deprived of justice or revenge for their close ones who died on September 11, 2001. Those elected officials chose to get a pretty paycheck from the elites of Saudi Arabia by following the path of total lies hand-in-hand with the notorious sponsors of terrorism. This organization is called 28 pages and it consists mainly of the relatives of the victims of 9/11 attacks. This organization has repeatedly pointed the role that Senator McCain in lobbying the interests of Saudi Arabia, explained why the institution of his name received a million dollars. It has also reported how the deceived US veterans were enraged when they were to learn that they were tricked by Saudi Arabia the “patriot for sale” John McCain that tricked them into opposing the best interest of the American people.

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