JEFF GATES: John McCain; A Closer Look at Evil (Part 4)

JEFF GATES: John McCain; A Closer Look at Evil (Part 4)


The career of John McCain offers a textbook case confirming how war is waged on the U.S. by way of deception—with the help of senior lawmakers.

Despite the constancy of his treasonous conduct, McCain seeks a fifth term in the U.S. Senate.

Reflect for a moment on our national experience since he was profiled, politically packaged and placed in the House in 1982. The “package” was then relocated to the Senate in 1986 on the retirement of Arizonan Barry Goldwater.

With McCain’s enthusiastic backing, our military was deployed to wage war abroad based on assurances from political leaders who were deceived to lead us to war. If not treason, what dare we call the conduct of those who enabled that fraud?

John McCain is consistent. Everywhere you see him, you see a system that faltered or outright failed. During the Savings & Loan fraud of the 1980s, he emerged early on as an accomplice.

His consistency should long ago have led to his indictment. Instead he is running for reelection.

Even more worrisome, he seems unaware of how he’s been used—over and over again.

The Architecture of Deceit

After McCain conceded his role in the S&L fraud, his organized crime handlers repackaged him as a champion for campaign finance reform.

Like McCain, this syndicate is also consistent: one fraud typically leads to another.

There’s no shortage of recent frauds: Iraqi WMD, Iraqi ties to Al Qaeda, Iraqi meetings in Prague, Iraq’s yellowcake uranium from Niger, Iraqi mobile biological weapons laboratories.

All were false. Yet a consensus emerged around a fraudulent belief that induced us to war.

John McCain played a key role in creating the political dynamics that enabled this fraud. First he championed a change in the rules for federal elections. Then he personally marketed the lies that took us to war on false pretenses. Those two frauds are closely related.

In practical effect, “McCain-Feingold” campaign finance reform strengthened the hand of organized crime due to legislation he co-sponsored with Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.

These changes increased—from $1,000 to $2,300—the amount that candidates can lawfully receive from individuals in both a primary and a general election. A couple can contribute a maximum $9,200 (4 x $2,300) to as many political candidates as they choose.

Making the Case

Here’s the problem: McCain-Feingold doubled the allowable campaign contributions that candidates can receive without regard to where those contributors reside.

That Diaspora-based funding strategy has long been deployed with success by the Israel lobby to shape U.S. policy. Under the guise of reform, McCain-Feingold doubled the lobby’s impact.

A Congressional District, say in Iowa, may have only a few pro-Israeli constituents. With McCain-Feingold, a nationwide network of Zionists can be mobilized to contribute locally, thereby inducing support for Israeli policies.

The process works like this. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) summons candidates for interviews. Those found sufficiently enthused about AIPAC’s agenda are given the name of a “bundler” who identifies donors willing to “max out” their campaign contributions for pro-Israeli candidates—regardless where the candidate is running for office.

After McCain-Feingold became effective in 2003, any experienced AIPAC-identified bundler could raise $1 million simply by contacting 10 pro-Israeli friends.

The bundler and spouse “max out” for $9,200 and call ten others, say, in Manhattan, Miami Beach and Beverly Hills. Each of the 10 max out (10 x $9,200) and call 10 others for a total of 111. When everyone contributes $9,200, the candidate’s total is $1,021,200.

With AIPAC’s blessing, one call can fund a $1 million campaign. It’s difficult to overstate the impact wrought by the Israel lobby’s political operations over the past six decades. John McCain guaranteed their impact would become far more threatening to our national security.

Making the Case

The lobby’s political leverage is leveraged yet again because fewer than 10% of House races (typically 35 to 50) are competitive in an election cycle. Long-term, that leverage is amplified by those—such as AIPAC—motivated to sustain this financial focus over multiple cycles as their candidates gain political seniority.

To buy time on the public’s airwaves, money raised from this nationwide pro-Israeli network is paid to media outlets owned in substantial part by members of this same network.

As McCain knew, presidents, senators and congressmen come and go but those who collect the checks rack up the favors that amass real political influence.

With McCain’s help, Ashkenazi organized crime gained more political power. Its operatives already wield influence disproportionate to their numbers, indifferent to their place of residence and often contrary to America’s interests.

By granting this Diaspora greater influence over federal elections, McCain granted Israel more power over U.S. policy-making. In practical effect, McCain’s “reform” represents a major first step toward the repeal of representative government.

Read also:

John McCain – A Closer Look at Evil (Part 3)

John McCain – A Closer Look at Evil (Part 2)

John McCain – A Closer Look at Evil (Part 1)

Jeff Gates is a widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment banker, educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders worldwide. He served for seven years as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He is widely published in the trade, popular and academic press.  His Website: His latest book is Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War. His previous books include Democracy at Risk: Rescuing Main Street From Wall StreetThe Ownership Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century. Read More at his website:


  1. Apropos McCain’s machinations:

    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has come to the same conclusion as many experts outside the senate:

    Big banks use campaign money to unduly influence Congress. Here’s what he told Chicago radio station WJJG:

    “And the banks — hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created — are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.”

    Source: – Url.:



  2. more like A CLOSER LOOK AT HO CHI MINH's disembodied 'pitot tube' still lodged in John McCain's cheek pouch is MORE LIKE IT

    McCain was a disgrace to the Naval uniform he wore, and so was his admiral daddy, I’m afraid.

    Role models in Amer’ka can sing; “bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran” with relative little remorse or expectation of being chastised for that, but in all honesty, had any other person in the government cheerfully joked about the murder of innocent women and children in Iran, anywhere but in the U.S., they’d probably been relegated to the ‘hook locker’ which is an N.T.D.S. term for ‘irrelevancy’ earned by being a nimrod and a blithering war mongering idiot!

    But not McCain. Mister ‘wet start’ on the Flight Deck McCain, nearly costing the entire ship’s crew their lives.

    For some unknown reason, Amerika has a policy of adulation and patronization of FAILED IDIOT MORONS, as was the case with George H.W. Bush, who bailed out of his disabled aircraft and consigned the remaining ‘2’ crewmen to their deaths…and then is sold to the world as a WAR HERO instead of a FAILED MORON as he was.

    Next, comes ‘coke spoon’ George W., the son, who dared not go get a flight physical for they’d have no doubt found the cocaine in his bloodstream, and the eroded septum of his nose…and that MORON who deserts an operational squadron during time of war, is not punished, or ‘court martial’ed or anything else, for that crime, when virtually any of the other members of that Alabama Air Guard unit would have been.

    McCain is just one more FAILED BOZO MORON who got pawned off as a ‘war hero’ for spilling the beans to the N. Vietnamese, which cost other naval aviator’s their lives on subsequent missions into Vietnamese airspace using the routes that John S. McCain disclosed to the then ‘enemy’ (who, in reality, should have been more appropriately labeled as VICTIM vs ENEMY).

    Makes one wonder who will upstage the INCOMPETENT BUSH BOYS and the SPOILED ADMIRAL’S BRAT in future political power grabs? I don’t know if you can find anyone out there more irresponsible than a man who bails out of his plane and leaves his stricken crew to die in it, or another man who causes the deaths of more than 100 fellow crewmen on the aircraft carrier he flew from…but hey, this is AMERIKA, now ain’t it??