Skip to comments.John McCain Warns There Will Be 'Hell To Pay' If Russia Shot Down Malaysian Plane
Posted on 07/17/2014 11:48:21 AM PDT by PoloSec
Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) declared on Thursday there would be "incredible repercussions" if Russian forces or pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine shot down the Malaysian flight that crashed earlier in the day.
In an appearance on MSNBC shortly after news of the crash broke, McCain stressed it was too early to come to definite conclusions. However, he pointed out Ukrainian aircraft have previously been shot down in recent days and "mistaken identification" of the Malaysian plane could be "part of a pattern" that demands a powerful reaction from the United States.
"This was an airliner headed towards Russian airspace and it has the earmarks and I'm not concluding but it has the earmarks of a mistaken identification of an aircraft that they may have believed was Ukrainian. If that's true, this is a horrible tragic event which was certainly unanticipated by anybody no matter who they are. And there will be incredible repercussions if this is the case," he said. "If it is the result of either separatist or Russian actions mistakenly believing that this is a Ukrainian warplane, I think there's going to be hell to pay and there should be."
McCain called the pro-Russian separatists and the Russian government "really one and the same" and said both had the capability to shoot down the Malaysian flight. An adviser to the Ukraine interior minister said separatists shot down the passenger plane with a Russian-made Buk ground-to-air missile system. The separatists have denied responsibility. Ukrainian forces have been clashing with the separatists in the eastern part of the country and the region of Crimea since pro-Kremlin Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted following widespread protests against his administration in February.
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Thank god he wasn’t elected president.
RE: Hell to Pay
As in what?
What can Malaysia do to Russia?
Or is he insinuating that the USA will retaliate on Malaysia’s behalf?
Hey Juan...why don’t you go deal with the issue of a tidal wave of illegals coming into your state. Your threats are empty...
Whatever John. Someone pat him on the head and give him tapioca pudding.
Shut up, John. You are not relevant.
Sit down and shut up you blithering idiot!
And, if Ukraine shot it down, then what?
LOL, you’re not living in the USA anymore , John
Let’s hope our NSA doesn’t lie and tell us they don’t know who shot down this plane. If they can’t produce the culprit, they need to be defunded for gross incompetence.
Thank you. You saved me some time writing that.
Well, we could send in our cops to kill their dogs.
John Wayne McCain.
John, sit back down and finish your soup.
Indeed. I’ve read his strongly worded letters and wanted to bleach my eyes each time.
Dumb old idiot
The dude is irrational. If it’s a mistake, why should there be hell to pay? US got caught making a similar mistake at least once.
Johnny must have an extra gallon of Obambi’s red paint.