Five days of farewell with McCain: the Senator before his death, apologized for the error

SL, Понедельник 03 Сентябрь 2018 - 22:30:29

The key actors of the Ukrainian conflict: President Poroshenko, Kyiv mayor Klitschko, the former mayor of Odessa region and ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili became the honored guests of the ceremony with Senator John McCain. Washington is convinced that a politician specifically was planning my own funeral, to leave a secret message to Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. And show who are considered close allies of his country.

Black machine — all that saw the Americans, who took to the streets to say goodbye McCain. At the funeral of anyone but approved persons. Even from groups that are assigned to a tramp, two crossed out. And the list of invitees, and the city, where will be held the farewell ceremony, planned by himself McCain.

"Kennedy had a similar ceremony, but I heard on the radio news that it was the largest procession!" – says Jeff.

Since the death took place more than a week: five days of ceremonies, four cities. Flying from one city to another, the coffin of McCain overcame the route in three and a half thousand kilometers.

Huge solemn procession in Phoenix, is the capital of Arizona, which is John McCain more than 30 years, was elected to the U.S. Senate. In order to put the body on the route of 10 kilometers, it's 15 minutes, took a dozen cars and as many motorcycles. Road route overlap. In the sky, even raised the helicopter.

Eight men in uniform get the coffin, covered with the American flag, in silence and carry it to the side of the Baptist Church.

The next day again the ceremony — in the Cathedral of Washington. Plane to transport the body provided Donald trump: allocated Board, which usually flies first lady Melania or Vice President, but goodbye was never invited. But among the guests were the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, and former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili. After almost 5 years makes a confession about how McCain was in 2013 on the Maidan.

"When was the Maidan, I was the one who called him. Because I was in Kiev, and we needed some international support. And it is at this moment flying to some other trip overseas. He canceled that trip, I convinced him to come to Kiev. He was present on the Maidan, and then he told me that it was the best trip of his life", — shared memories of Saakashvili.

Appearing first on the Maidan in December 2013, McCain has constantly insisted that the United States needs to supply Ukraine lethal weapons.

Thanks for the support arrived in the United States and the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko.

"The last time I can say "goodbye" McCain! It was small, no, a great friend of Ukraine, a great friend of mine. And when I started my political career, he supported me," said the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko.

The weakness to the color revolutions, support of Georgia's attack on South Ossetia in 2008. The attitude to Russia has always held a special place in the views of McCain. He called Russia a "gas station", said that he believes in the greatness of the Russian people.

It all began in Vietnam. McCain bombed a power plant in Hanoi, and it was shot down by Soviet missiles "Dvina". The pilot was captured. In a Vietnamese jail for the interview, which was broadcast on one of the largest channels in the USA, chose McCain. He was the son of Admiral John McCain.

- What is your name?

- Lieutenant commander John Sydney McCain.

- How do you feed?

- Not as in Paris, but you can live.

So he became a star in America. After his release political career was built with lightning speed.

The wastelands of Arizona, southwest USA. Caption: "Thank you John McCain for your service".

Here is the ranch of Senator McCain, hidden from the world behind the hills and signs — "don't cross. Private area."

Now people here are flowers, flags, and some even beer and cigarettes.

The place with the telling name Hidden valley. Several structures, pool, patio, barbecue.

"He lives on the river that runs straight through the valley and through his site. It flows right in front of the house. It's a beautiful place," spoke McCain his neighbor.

Local restaurants with signs "Entrance only without weapons" remember him well.

"He usually sat at the round table in the corner! Many came here just to see where he lives. The guys from his guard had to deploy people who would get too close," recalls chef Randy Hale.

Randy Hale chef. Lived in the area for 18 years. Always was glad to see McCain in the restaurant, though agreed with him in everything.

"I believe that the invasion of Iraq was a mistake. When we invaded Afghanistan, we knew why we were going. I think we need to focus on how to get it right in Afghanistan, and to leave it at that. Give them the opportunity to live their lives," — said cook.

The farewell ceremony with John McCain was seen as the next political action: no — Trump, and Yes — Russian opposition. One of those who carried the coffin, was the opposition of Russia Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. In the last message, which left John McCain, he apologized for the error, hoping that the love for America, they still outweigh.




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