Monday, April 15, 2013

John McCain Wants to Shoot Down the Next North Korean Test Missile

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 6:33 PM

This was washed over due to most of the day's events, but it's worth paying attention to: Arizona's own Sen. John McCain stated that he believes the United States should take down the next test missile that North Korea launches, as soon as it leaves their airspace.

From the Senator's office:

As the world waits to see whether North Korea will act on its threat to test launch a medium-range ballistic missile, I maintain that the United States should treat any North Korean missile launch as a threat to our national security and our allies, and that we should shoot it down once it leaves North Korean airspace. North Korea’s leaders should have no doubt that the United States of America has both the capability and the will to eliminate the threats they seek to pose to international peace and stability.

As anyone who is paying attention would note, McCain has held a hard-line position against North Korea, saying that Kim Jong Un is "a clown" and "a fool"; that China needs to buckle North Korea's economy if Kim continues to develop the country's nuclear program; and was quoted after Kim Jong Il's death, "I can only express satisfaction that the Dear Leader is joining the likes of Gaddafi, Bin Laden, Hitler, and Stalin in a warm corner of hell."

Tags: , , , , ,

Comments (10)

Showing 1-10 of 10

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-10 of 10

Add a comment

Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue
PiYo Strength Class

PiYo Strength Class @ Floor Polish

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

James G. Davis (1931-2016): Down at the Tower Bar, A Retrospective

Celebrating the career of Tucson artist James G. Davis with a selection of paintings and prints made… More

@ Etherton Gallery Sat., Sept. 9, 7-10 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 11 135 S. Sixth Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Results-Based Funding: The Transition From Test Scores To School Grades (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Let's Listen To That Awesome New Calexico Single (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Better Late Than Never: 1968 Film Makes World Premiere (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Some Charter Schools Pay Students To Enroll, Or Get Their Friends To Enroll (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. LGBTQ+ Dance Classes Bring Salsa To All (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation