John McCain Warns The World: "Democracy-Destroying" Russia Is Bigger Threat Than "Terrible ISIS"

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While visiting Australia, outspoken warmonger Sen. John McCain told ABC TV that Russia is a bigger security threat than Islamic State, based on its willingness to challenge the democratic foundations of the U.S. by interfering in elections.

The visit to Australia by the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee was part of an Asia tour to outline a blueprint for the U.S. to invest nearly $8 billion bulking up its military presence in the region by upgrading infrastructure, conducting additional exercises and deploying more forces and ships. Mr. McCain’s visit also was aimed at reassuring allies about U.S. willingness to remain engaged in Asia, both as a check against China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea and on North Korea’s nuclear program.

As The Wall Street Journal reports, McCain, who was in Australia to discuss Asia-Pacific security issues, said Russian President Vladimir Putin was the “premier” challenge to American security.

“I think ISIS can do terrible things and I worry a lot about what is happening with the Muslim faith,” he told Australian ABC state television Monday.


But it’s the Russians who tried to destroy the very fundamental of democracy, and that is to change the outcome of an American election.”

It seems the arch-neocon just cannot get his story straight as McCain recently walked back comments that the controversy surrounding investigations into potential collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and the Russian government had reached “Watergate size and scale,” saying he had seen no evidence Russia had succeeded in swaying the U.S. presidential-election process.

“But they tried and they are still trying,” he said on Monday.

So just to clarify, Russians are worse than lawless terrorists killing hundreds of people (including 8 year old girls) in the name of their god, paid for by Qatari and Saudi funds? Far be it from us to judge - but perhaps Mr. McCain needs a perspective transplant, and stop saying utterly ridiculous things.

However, McCain was not done with his fearmongery. After North Korea fired another short-range ballistic missile off its east coast on Monday, Mr. McCain said unless something could be done to restrain Pyongyang’s ambitions, the crisis could escalate along the lines of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union came close to nuclear conflict.

“What’s the best and easiest way [to deal with the situation]? Obviously the Chinese, because the Chinese control basically the North Korean economy,” Mr. McCain said.


“We have to explain to the Chinese how this is a vital issue. We need their help and cooperation.”

We are sure somehow North Korea is also Russia's fault?

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serotonindumptruck's picture

About time for McStain to change his colostomy bag.

wee-weed up's picture

Somebody, PLEASE! Put that crazy old fool in a home.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

John, the biggest threat to democracy, is YOU.  YOU believe in more intrusive, bigger government.  You probably think a dictatorship would be preferable to what little we have left of "democracy", with you or your ilk as the dictators.

NidStyles's picture

McStain is one of the biggest threats to American sovereignty on the planet.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

If the Russians were involved, and thats a BIG IF, all they did was present the TRUTH to the American people.  They voted accordingly.  I haven't heard anyone say the Wikileaks info was FALSE.  McCain doesn't want the truth out there.  Truth is Treason in an Empire of Lies.

NidStyles's picture

One thing is for sure, Israel was involved with screwing with our past hundred plus elections.

nope-1004's picture

"John McCain a war hero?  My version of a war hero is someone that actually doesn't get caught by the enemy."


DeadFred's picture

McCain is what one might expect when AIDS meets PTSD. Syphilis used to do this to elderly brains before antibiotics were available

Manthong's picture


Proof positive…

He is neurotic and has lost touch with reality.

McCain needs to locked way and put under treatment STAT.

He is a danger to society.

Alt Right Girl's picture

Let's start open season on those fucking Rinos.

Put them out to pasture

Don’t Feed the RINOs: No More Fake Conservatives

Chuck-Norris's picture

I'd love me 2 minutes alone with this punk.

I'm not asking for much... just two. Minutes. Alone.

Mano a mano.

PrayingMantis's picture


... along with McCain's "historical" USS Forrestal "fire" misdeeds >>> "Navy Releases McCain’s Records" >>> ... and McCain's Hanoi Songbird "top hits" >>>  ... let us not forget the lone Republican McCain in the Keating Five Savings and Loans "corruption" ... >>> ...

... you might wonder why this turd is STILL a US senator ...

ThaBigPerm's picture

I remember when Russia removed elected governments from Greece and Italy and replaced them with puppets.  Or was that the European Commission?

gladih8r's picture

If this guy says that Russia is "bad" then it has got to be true:


jeff montanye's picture

john mccain is a zionist, first, last and always.  he (and obama) are the star examples of jeff gates "guilt by association", the best book i know about the transgenerational, multi multi billion, global but specializing in u.s. elections likud/mossad operation run through aipac, etc. to gain control of the u.s. government via dual citizen israeli americans (sayanim) and goy assets like mccain, lindsay graham, hillary clinton, donald rumsfeld, dick cheney, george w. bush, barack obama, etc.  

donald trump seems to be trying to become an asset but apparently was never properly vetted and didn't take much money from them, that's why they don't seem to trust him and the deep state seems to prefer getting him out of the presidency for a true "made man" like pence.

just my take.

Gold...Bitches's picture

It's past time for this old man to retire so he can yell at kids to get off his lawn.

Koba the Dread's picture

He's from Arizona. There, you yell at the kids to get off your sand.

fx's picture

Well, obviously not even the viet cong were perfect. Letting this prick off the hook was a huge mistake that has cost tens of thousands of people allover the world dearly. This rat should have died and rotten in that hole in the jungle long ago.

fleur de lis's picture

The whole State of Arizona should suffer vivisepulture along with McCain.

That would be a fate worse than death before it.

earleflorida's picture

McCain with ISIS leader with Lady Lindsey flowered hiney...shaking hands        scroll

PrayingMantis's picture

... yes, ty, CNB ... and apparently, McCain "corroborated" a video production with the Vietcong to produce 32 "singing video" hit sensations on US military positions while enjoying his restful vacation at the Hanoi Hilton ... lol ..


lurker since 2012's picture

+ 100,000,000

He does this to protect himself because he was a TRAITOR.

EenuschOne's picture

John McCain's Ravings and Groans scandal.

El Oregonian's picture

Songbird chirps again. This treasonous traitor should of been standing in front of a firing squad a long time ago. His hands are filled with the blood of good soldiers, sailors, and airmen who died because of this fool.

True Blue's picture

And that is without even mentioning his brazen and treasonous support of Al Queda in Syria. John McCain is a terrorist and should be dealt with accordingly.

44magnum's picture

He is a danger to society?

He's a danger to humanity.

Pure Evil's picture

So, by constantly promoting this Russia is a danger to US elections meme he's trying to say that he still prefers Hillary to Trump?

Obviously, he's not at all happy that Trump got elected, otherwise he'd thank the infinite gods in their wisdom that Hillary is not POTUS.

gatorengineer's picture

Its a close race in my mind to see who I would like to see croak first.... Ginsburg, McStain, Nusty, or the Pope.....  Right now I think the Pope has a slight edge but McStain, is a very close second.....

Pure Evil's picture

You forgot Soros, Hillary, Maxine, Pelosi, Feinstein, Ryan, Jarod, Merkel, all judges on the 9th Circuit, Hollywood Snowflakes, LameStreamPress, etc., but that can be overlooked given the fact that the list of people needing to be dropped out of an airplane at 40,000 ft is quite long.

lurker since 2012's picture

We gunna need a bigger plane.

44magnum's picture

He is a danger to society?

He's a danger to humanity.

strannick's picture

By ''bigger threat to democracy'', he means ''bigger threat to the petro dollar'', while McCain is simply the biggest threat to peace, on behalf of his Ratheon and Lockheed Martin handlers

''I like the war heros that didnt get captured'', or sold out their comrades that they left behind

Alt Right Girl's picture

Was a war hero from the enemy's point of view. 

charlewar's picture

google traitor john mccain' s 1969 speech made to his North Vietnamese best he's on par with Hanoi Jane.

CheapBastard's picture

Nina Turner: ‘No One in Ohio Is Asking About Russia’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while discussing reports that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner attempted to set up a back channel with Russia, former Democrat state senator from Ohio Nina Turner said, “No one in Ohio is asking about Russia.”


Turner said, “No one in Ohio is asking about Russia. I mean, we have to deal with to deal with this. It’s all on the minds of the American people. But people in Ohio, they want to know about jobs, their children. I was just in California where California folks, especially the national nurses, pushing for healthy California, single payer, Medicare for all kinds of things. I talked to a Boomer, a Baby Boomer who is an African-American Baby Boomer who lives here in D.C., Russia is not in his top five. He believes that both parties are failing.”

We are preoccupied with this. It’s not that it’s not important, but everyday Americans are being left behind because it’s Russia, Russia, Russia. Do we need 535 members of the Congress to deal with Russia? Can some deal with some domestic issues?”

jeff montanye's picture

jane fonda opposed an incredibly stupid crime of a war that sent thousands of u.s. citizens to their deaths against their will for nothing gained.  she was right and the bipartisan leadership of the u.s. was wrong.

mccain wants more of these wars for his patron/master the likud/mossad of israel.  fuck him and them in the mouth with a stick.

Pure Evil's picture

Jane Fonda was a traitorous cunt and made an ass of herself by going to North Vietnam.

Don't believe me, just watch the films of her in North Vietnam. You can see the look in all the North Vietnamese eyes as they stare at her wanting to slit her throat while she laughs like a deluded idiot on that anti-aircraft gun.

knukles's picture

Well after all, ISIS was created by the US.
So, we've simply another example of government gets involved and it all goes to shit.

Say, I'm wondering what mischief we all could have if we spent a day over at the HuffPo commenting on life, the universe and everything.

Cheka_Mate's picture

Moscow, Russia - center of World class ballet (Bolshoi Theatre), Art Museums (Tretyakov Gallery), Orthodox Churches, Classical Music and Literature.

It's Saudi's Intelligence Service - center of barbarism, child marriages, decapitation, warlordism 

Which one is a threat to Civilization again???

NidStyles's picture

Silly goy, they aren't talking about civilization, they are talking about (((democracy)))

Croesus's picture


Gead's picture

Will someone please get ahold of Hanoi and tell them that they can have him back? "Hello, Jane.... how's it going babe? Still got your contacts? I got a favor to ask of ya...."

It's by Design's picture

And Obama paid them back by trying to influence their election. With money and state department employees

Pure Evil's picture

Of course, nobody asks the polished turd about his involvement of the overthrow a democratically elected President in Ukraine or his involvement in overthrowing a democratically elected government in Syra.

New_Meat's picture

yep, screwing with elections since 1917, or even earlier.

'course, never screws with any elections, that goes without saying.

BeanusCountus's picture

Not to mention the US is the master at spreading propaganda to influence elections around the world. Anyone checked Hillary's shenanigans in Haiti to get her candidate into power? Russia just taking cues from US past behavior.

jeff montanye's picture

how the fuck about the bloody ukraine, speaking of russia.  vicky "i work in all administration: i'm a zionist" nuland and her hired nazi killers ran a legally elected government out by killing people on both sides and starting a civil war killing thousands to install an unelected u.s. puppet.

do you think that outranks whatever the russians did (be more appealing than obama and hillary clinton)?

follow the seth rich murder to ground and we will have the deep state by their generative organs.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Stop the planet, I want to get off.

How have McCain, Lindsey Grahahm, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and company not been arrested for treason?

If democracy can't solve the current problems, then what?  Do we just let the problems continue to get worse, because democracy is sacred?  Times change.  I think we are seeing why, in medieval times, a strong ruler was needed from time to time, to institute real reforms.  Reformers are never remembered fondly in the history books, unless successful in wiping out their enemies.  I wonder why that is?