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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:00 PM

US nuclear weapons are now being held as 'essentially Erdogan's hostages' in Turkey: report

https://www.alternet.org/2019/10/u-s-nuclear-weapons-are-now-being-held-as-essentially-erdogans-hostages-in-turkey-report/

Those weapons, one senior official said, were now essentially Erdogan’s hostages. To fly them out of Incirlik would be to mark the de facto end of the Turkish-American alliance. To keep them there, though, is to perpetuate a nuclear vulnerability that should have been eliminated years ago.

“I think this is a first — a country with U.S. nuclear weapons stationed in it literally firing artillery at US forces,” Jeffrey Lewis of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies wrote last week.

For his part, Mr. Erdogan claims nuclear ambitions of his own: Only a month ago, speaking to supporters, he said he “cannot accept” rules that keep Turkey from possessing nuclear weapons of its own.

I'm still letting that sink in.

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Six117 Oct 2019 OP
lapfog_1 Oct 2019 #1
roamer65 Oct 2019 #7
Xolodno Oct 2019 #9
dewsgirl Oct 2019 #2
NCLefty Oct 2019 #6
dchill Oct 2019 #3
Newest Reality Oct 2019 #4
mitch96 Oct 2019 #5
Alea Oct 2019 #8

Response to Six117 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:05 PM

1. The US military needs to fly the nuke warheads on military flights

out of Turkey right now.

If Trump should resign, the next President needs to have the freedom to launch attacks on the Turkish forces in Syria and back the Kurds.

The nukes are a hostage device. As would be our troops.

What would be the result right now should the Turks shell our remaining forces in Syria?

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:18 AM

7. Yes, fly them to Greece.

We have a base on Crete.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:21 AM

9. This may be what Putin wants.

We launch an attack on a fellow NATO member...what does that say about NATO? Sure, Turkey has never been an ideal ally...just an ally of circumstances...which no longer exist. But think of the ramifications to other NATO members? Already stretched no thanks to "W"...granted he probably never thought it possible to see Dump elected.

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Response to Six117 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:06 PM

2. So Isis has our nukes, this gets worse seemingly by the minute.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:57 PM

6. That's quite the stretch.

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Response to Six117 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:19 PM

3. Only Trump can fix it. So I've been told.

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Response to Six117 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:35 PM

4. Speculative Fiction...

Many people were still in shock after the takeover. There were fears and concerns, but only the most paranoid could imagine such a horrendous outcome, after-all, it was the end of the United States as a Constitutional government.

Some said that everything that Trump had been doing, especially since impeachment looked inevitable, involved a series of machinations that would lead to a national state of emergency. I can't bear to recount the events again, it's just too powerful and emotional and fresh, especially with the stressful climate of the dictatorship we live in now. In retrospect, we realize that, of course, Trump would do what he has done, given the chance. He would seize the powers of that emergency to finish off what appears to have been his plan all along. It is clear as squeegeed glass that he created the emergency in a series of steps that has led to this.

Well, it is time to quit writing for now. The Trump Patrols are making the rounds. I can hear the sound of the jackboots slamming against the concrete. That terrible sound is the sound of New America, the hard, synchronized slap of soles marching down the street, day and night. The soles that repeatedly stomp on human faces all over the country and there is no way out now, Commander Trump has assured that tyranny is the rule of law. We lost it all. They are holding the tribunals and the firing squads should be assembling soon.

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Response to Six117 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:22 PM

5. It would be a real shame if they "accidentally" went off..............nt

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Response to Six117 (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:20 AM

8. "one senior official said"

lol

How many calories in a nothing burger?

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