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Wed Aug 29, 2018, 07:40 AM

NATO considering naming its HQ building in honor of McCain

Source: CNN

(CNN)NATO is considering a recent request by a UK member of parliament and chair of the foreign affairs committee to name the alliance's new billion-dollar headquarters building in Brussels in honor of the late US Sen. John McCain.

NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu told CNN that the request had been received by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and "will be considered carefully."

McCain was long seen as a leading voice in advocating for the transatlantic alliance, champing the expansion of NATO membership to other countries in Europe.

"He will be remembered ‎both in Europe and North America for his courage and character, and as a strong supporter of NATO," Stoltenberg wrote following his passing.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/29/politics/nato-considering-naming-building-for-john-mccain/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNNp&utm_term=image&utm_content=2018-08-29T11%3A32%3A05

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Reply NATO considering naming its HQ building in honor of McCain (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 2018 OP
john_shaver Aug 2018 #1
marble falls Aug 2018 #7
oberliner Aug 2018 #2
BumRushDaShow Aug 2018 #4
Nitram Aug 2018 #3
hedda_foil Aug 2018 #5
KPN Aug 2018 #6
Bayard Aug 2018 #8
duforsure Aug 2018 #9
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2018 #10

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 07:51 AM

1. Man of honor

Yes, McCain was a man of honor and he was very committed to his country, family and duty.
[link:https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/graham-says-mccain-was-a-man-of-honor-imperfection/articleshow/65588302.cms|

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Response to john_shaver (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 10:16 AM

7. Welcome to DU!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 07:55 AM

2. What's the building named now?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:14 AM

4. Since it is a brand new construction

https://www.som.com/projects/nato_headquarters

and only opened this past spring, I don't think it has been named anything yet.

(edit to add I noticed that one of the photos of the construction site from the builder's website includes some nuclear plant cooling towers in the background - yikes!)

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:10 AM

3. Ha! That's what Trump gets for denigrating NATO.

Somebody has a sense of humor.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:59 AM

5. It's a nice thought but if they do it the creep will pull us out of NATO for pure spite.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 10:14 AM

6. Forwarded to the WH.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 10:22 AM

8. At least Parliament has respect for McCain.....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2018, 12:36 PM

9. That's great , and he was a hero!

Some day trump will have a similar honor, only it would be prisons he and his family are in named after him.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 04:25 AM

10. I missed this news, just read it on Twitter. Sounds like a great idea to me!

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