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Italy prepared to receive Yankee nukes from Turkey

The Aviano air base [owned by the United States Air Force] in northeastern Italy is prepared to receive atomic bombs previously hosted by Turkey, at the Incirlik NATO air base, according to Il Messagero. The idea behind such a move was voiced as early as 2016, when the Turkish President was carrying out internal purges to rid himself of plotters involved in the [tacitly US approved] coup attempt. Erdogan cut power to Incirlik, putting the local American contingent on pause. The episode was resolved, even though tensions between Washington and Ankara amplified over time.

Talking to Bloomberg, four star general and former commander of the 31st Fighter Wing from Aviano during 1995-1997 Chuck Wald said that, given the rising anti-american sentiment in Turkey and Erdogan’s desire to get closer to Russia, the US has to urgently move its atomic bombs from Incirlik, and their new home could be the Aviano air base in Italy, given that from a logistics point of view, the operation shouldn’t be too difficult. Around 50 nukes could land in Italy from Turkey, adding to the 30 nukes already stocked at Aviano. The base is set to receive improvements, a tightening of security protocols, plus new clinics and laboratories to handle the delicate operations and devices.

Were this move to happen, Aviano would become the largest atomic depot in Western Europe, and would neutralize to a large extent Erdogan’s ability to hedge between Russia and Washington. Like the ancient saying goes, one can’t serve two masters – at least not for long. If Erdogan values ambition over prudence, he’ll likely face an unprecedented wave of political instability at home, and if he doesn’t relinquish power in such a scenario, things will get bloody fast. Moscow won’t babysit him and won’t bend international law to accommodate his faction’s neo-Ottoman aims. The problem such leaders face is hubris, they believe to have been divinely ordained for some great task. They mistake fortune’s blessing on one or two separate occasions for permanent immunity against mischance and adversity.

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Olivia Kroth
December 30, 2019

The sentence that made me laugh most, was or is this: “….given the rising anti-american sentiment in Turkey and Erdogan’s desire to get closer to Russia, the US has to urgently move its atomic bombs from Incirlik, and their new home could be the Aviano air base in Italy, given that from a logistics point of view, the operation shouldn’t be too difficult.” Ahahaha, so Turkey wants to get rid of its old US junk? Just chuck it over to Italy! Good riddance to bad rubbish. So Italy will get all that old US stuff (aka nukes) and will become… Read more »

Greek Patriot
Greek Patriot
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
December 30, 2019

Didn’t you write in a previous comment about Turkey’s belligerent aims that “Turkey can do what it wants, so long as it remains allied with Russia?” FUCK OFF!

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Greek Patriot
December 30, 2019

In contrast to Greece, Turkey is not bankrupt but an economic and military power. Together with Russia, Turkey dominates the Mediterranean Sea. Get used to it, deal with it.

The Master & Margarita
The Master & Margarita
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
December 31, 2019

I think you meant the Black Sea, not the Mediterranean but anyway, the Turks, like it or not, are the gatekeepers to the Black Sea. When it comes to NATO, they sit in the catbird’s seat and don’t think they don’t know it.

That’s why Erdogan is probably firmly convinced the US tried to stage a coup against him and why probably, he’s right.

olivia kroth
Reply to  The Master & Margarita
December 31, 2019

No, I meant what I wrote: the Mediterranean Sea. Turkey controls it and Russia too, via its military seaport in Syria.

Helen B
Helen B
Reply to  olivia kroth
December 31, 2019

Certainly Russia does, with the example of the 2013 standoff, when Obomba stood down and the US and NATO went home. That was WW3.

The Master & Margarita
The Master & Margarita
Reply to  Greek Patriot
December 31, 2019

The Greeks had their chance & blew it. C’est la vie.

Elena Xantopolous
Elena Xantopolous
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
December 30, 2019

He’s referring to Erdogan’s unlawful actions in Syria, Greece, Libya, and Cyprus. Russia didn’t sign up to be Turkey’s partner in crime. But since you’re overwhelmingly biased on the situation, and you think might makes right, you’re no better than the pro-NATO stooges.

The Master & Margarita
The Master & Margarita
Reply to  Elena Xantopolous
December 31, 2019

Sure, it’s a problem. With Washington navigating those troubled waters, I’d say there’s cause for serious concern. Frankly, I’m less worried with Moscow’s navigational abilities. They seem to be more adept at such things.

Sally Snyder
Sally Snyder
December 30, 2019

Here is an interesting look at how the United States plans to win a nuclear exchange:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/10/justifying-americas-nuclear-option-and.html

Our only hope is that saner heads prevail and that Washington steps back from the brink of a war that no one will win and that few could survive despite its beliefs to the contrary.

The Master & Margarita
The Master & Margarita
Reply to  Sally Snyder
December 31, 2019

Impossible to win a nuclear exchange. Washington is, as always, at the forefront of the impossible.

Nowhere to run to, Nowhere to hide
Nowhere to run to, Nowhere to hide
December 31, 2019

If I know the Italians, they’ll make the yellow vest protests look like a walk in the park if Aviano ever hosts Incerlik’s nukes.

Helen B
Helen B
December 31, 2019

I’ll guarantee the Italians haven’t been consulted about this move.

olivia kroth
Reply to  Helen B
December 31, 2019

This text is CIA shill Enache’s fantasy product. The editors seem to have gone on holiday. Time for CIA shills to go hunting down the DURAN site. What a shame that there are no more decent articles to be found at all, these past days, while Enache’s dumb stuff spams the site.

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