Earl Hopper spent 30 years with the
Army in Airborne Special Services and
with Army Intelligence and he was a
founding member of the National
League of Families, dedicated to returning
living POWs and MIAs of the Vietnam War.
He and those interviewed allege that the
narrative propagated by McCain, of his
five and a half years as a Prisoner of War
in North Vietnam is about as far from the
truth as one could possibly imagine. They
allege that McCain, from the very first
moments of his capture behaved as a
COLLABORATOR and propaganda tool for
his North Vietnamese captors.
McCain is described as engaging in no less
than 30, and up to 38 anti-American
propaganda broadcasts for Radio Hanoi
during the period of his captivity.
Far from the image of the dedicated American
“hero” sweating it out in a North Vietnamese
prisoner’s “hotbox” for five and half years,
McCain was observed by fellow prisoners to be
receiving special treatment by his captors, who
were fully aware of his father’s and grandfather’s
4-star Admiral positions with the US Navy.
Not a single contemporary captive interviewed
here ever witnessed McCain’s alleged “torture”
at the hands of his jailers and the consensus
opinion of the other POWs in McCain’s camps
was that McCain was actually NEVER tortured
by the North Vietnamese.
McCain’s disgraceful and wholly reprehensible
conduct (along with that of John Kerry) during
the 1991-93 Senate Committee on POW/MIAs,
where McCain made massive efforts to block
the release of classified documents and is
described here as the person who did the “most
harm” to the movement of families who wanted
to rescue any remaining loved ones, left behind
in Vietnam and Laos.
McCain is described by those interviewed in
this clip as perhaps the person who did the
most to quash this movement – and they
suspect that this was because he didn’t want
the truth to be revealed by them.
To them, his actions leave no doubt that McCain
is a traitor to this country and its veterans and
especially, to the families of POWs and MIAs.