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USA is pulling nukes out of Turkey

As reported earlier, Air Mobility Command’s C-17A Globemaster III arrived at Incerlik AB, Turkey from Sicily, Italy on February, 20 as part of US-led exercise Defender Europe 2020, Air Mobility Command officials said.

Five more C-17A Globemasters III arrived to Incerlik AB from Ramstein Air Base on February, 21. Our sources at Incerlik AB confirm that the presence of five additional transport aircraft is a clear evidence of getting the whole bulk of nukes (that are currently stored at Incerlik AB amid tensions in Syria) out to Germany, Poland and one of the Baltic states. Five nuclear bombs are to be transported to Poland and one of the Baltic states accordingly with the rest of the stock to be delivered to Germany.

This goes in line with an observatory flight over Turkey that will be carried out by Russian inspectors on February 25-28 as a means to verify the withdrawal of nuclear weapons. The inspection was declared by Sergei Ryzhkov, head of Russia’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center.

Besides, there’s a forward-deployed nuclear weapons storage depot for Defender Europe 2020 in Powidz.

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Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
February 24, 2020

The obvious next step is for the governments of Germany and any other states now harbouring US thermonuclear weapons to insist that those weapons are removed immediately and taken back to the USA itself.

Otherwise, suspicions will persist that those governments are bought and paid for traitors, who place the wishes of Washington above the safety (and even survival) of their own citizens.

Clarity
Clarity
Reply to  Tom Welsh
February 24, 2020

Germany never stopped having US nukes on its soil. Same goes for Holland, Belgium, Italy. It’s called Nuclear Sharing.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Clarity
February 24, 2020

So it’s time to change that now. The war has been over since 1945. The US troops may go home. They are no longer needed in Europe.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 25, 2020

Germany needs business in Russia and Russian gas from Gazprom. Germany does not need US nukes on its soil. Those old rusty things may be returned to sender. Go home, stay home, in the USA, where US Americans belong! No need to hang around Europe like shitflies any longer.

Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

“USA is pulling nukes out of Turkey”? That’s fine! That is good news – but thake those nukes back home with you, across the pond, to your home country. Do not place them in Poland or anywhere else in Europe. We do not need nukes at all. What we need in Europe is cheap Russian gas to heat our homes in winter.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

TASS: Russia, Turkey preparing new series of consultations on Idlib – Lavrov — Russia’s top diplomat noted that the Turkish military in Idlib understands that the fighting in the de-escalation zone is against terrorists MOSCOW, February 24. /TASS/. Moscow and Ankara are preparing a new series of consultations on the situation in Syria’s Idlib, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference on Monday. “Another series of consultations is now being prepared and we hope it will help us reach an agreement on how to ensure that this really becomes a de-escalation zone and terrorists don’t boss around there,”… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

TASS: Russian, Turkish militaries remain in constant contact on situation in Syria – Kremlin — Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that offensive actions of the terrorists could not remain unanswered MOSCOW, February 23. /TASS/. The Russian and Turkish militaries are actively cooperating in resolving the tense situation in Syrian Idlib that arose due to intensified terrorist attacks, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV channel. “Naturally, offensive actions of the terrorists could not remain unanswered. The Syrian military, being in their own country, on their territory, naturally responded. This all led to extreme tension.… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

Whether you givers of minus points like it or not, Russia and Turkey will keep on working together in Syria. The USA is out and stays out. And if the US withdraws its nuclear arsenal from Turkey, all the better. Turkey is an ally of Russia, not of the USA. This is sour grapes for some people, hard to swallow?

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

TASS: Russia to conduct observation flight over Turkey this week – The flight will be carried out by the Russian surveillance plane Tu-154M-LK-1 MOSCOW, February 24. /TASS/. Russian inspectors will perform an observation flight over Turkey in the framework of the Open Skies Treaty, Head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergey Ryzhkov said. “The observation flight over the territory of Turkey will be performed on February 25-28, 2020 from the Open Skies airfield of Eskisehir. The maximum flight range will be 1,900 km,” Ryzhkov said. The flight will be carried out by the Russian surveillance… Read more »

inlikeflynn
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 25, 2020

This is just silly. Anyone that has been following this knows that Erdogan changes like the wind. He will side with whoever is giving him whatever he wants at any given moment. Thankfully, the Russians get this.

oldandjaded
Reply to  inlikeflynn
February 25, 2020

Erdogan is an ally of Erdogan. Even my 11 yr old daughter grasps this.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 25, 2020

Turkey will do nothing to annoy Russia. Turkey wants Russian gas via Turkstream. Russian gas is a lot more important for Turkey than a few ole nukes the USA are pulling out. Whether Erdogan likes it or not, he has to bow deep to his Russian master. And he will continue to make a deep reverence towards Russia as long as President Putin tells him to do so. Whether the US likes it or not, does not interest the Russians one twit.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 25, 2020

DAILY SABAH: TurkStream delivers 1 billion cubic meters of Russian gas DAILY SABAH ISTANBUL Published 28.01.2020 Having started the commercial transfer of Russian gas to Turkey and Europe on Jan. 1, TurkStream has delivered 1 billion cubic meters of gas, according to a statement released Monday by Russian energy firm Gazprom. “About 54% of this volume was delivered to the Turkish gas market and about 46% to the Turkish-Bulgarian border,” the Russian company said. Inaugurated on Jan. 8 in Istanbul in a grand ceremony with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, TurkStream is an… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 25, 2020

Of course the US Deep State and military complex would like to play Turkey against Russia, but it won’t happen. Russia is Turkey’s next door neighbour, a huge country that imports lots of products from Turkey and sends not only gas, but also plenty of Russian tourists to Turkey. Would Erdogan want to lose all of these benefits, just for a few ole US nukes? Erdogan may be erratic but he is not dumb. Of course, Erdogan prefers RUSSIA to the USA, out of sheer necessity and calculation of profit. The US will have to deal with it. They have… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 25, 2020

TURKSTREAM THE GAME CHANGER

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 25, 2020

AHAHAHA! Ole US nukes are being pulled out of Turkey, while Russian Gas flows in via Turkstream. That pasha Erdogan is a sly fox. He knows how to profit from the circumstances.

ANADOLU AGENCY/ TURKSTREAM

Polish Kielabasa Works ate my Brain
Polish Kielabasa Works ate my Brain
February 24, 2020

They’re all going to Poland, where they’ll learn how to screw a nuclear warhead onto a rocket by employing 3 Poles, one to hug the warhead and two to turn the ladder.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Polish Kielabasa Works ate my Brain
February 25, 2020

Extract of the Canonical List of Jokes about Poland ???????????? ~2 Polish firing squad, stands in a circle. ~3 New Polish navy has glass bottom boats, to see to the old Polish navy. ~5 Polish kamikaze flew 48 successful missions. ~8 Q. How do you sink a polish battleship? A. Put it in water. ~13 Why wasn’t Christ born in Poland? Because they couldn’t find three wisemen and a virgin. ~16 Q: How do you get a one-armed Polak out of a tree? A: Wave to him. ~18 Two Polish hunters were driving through the country to go bear hunting.… Read more »

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 26, 2020

Dno totalne

DannyC
DannyC
February 24, 2020

Poland is hardly any improvement over Turkey on the delusional/unstable government scale. I cant imagine how the Russians feel about them being placed right on their border now with Kaliningrad. Having nukes stored on their territory doesn’t make them safer, it makes them first targets in case war ever broke out between the two superpowers.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  DannyC
February 24, 2020

The Russians do not like that, for sure!

oldandjaded
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 24, 2020

I disagree, I would speculate that the Russians are probably quite happy that the Islamic “Mien Fuhrer” no longer has US nukes close at hand. Erdogan’s provocations toward both sides are exceedingly dangerous. If the deep state had not interfered with Trumps intent to build rapprochement with Russia, and had not sabotaged Mike Flynn as “job-1”, Erdogan would have no leverage, and this unpleasant situation would not exist.

oldandjaded
Reply to  DannyC
February 24, 2020

The reason they are being pulled out of Turkey is that the US is concerned (rightly) that at some point, Erdogans provocations will trigger war with Russia, and if left in Turkey, they will end up in Russian hands. This is why they aren’t moving any to the Ukraine access by sea to Ukraine is through the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus which are both in Turkey. If Turkey provokes a hot war with Russia, Russia will quickly take control of sea access to the Ukriane, which is also a BIG problem for the Ukraine. Germany already has more American nukes… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  oldandjaded
February 24, 2020

Sorry if this “offends the narrative” but its also fact. Erdogan is provoking NATO with his actions in Libya and towards Greeces natural gas reserves. he is provoking Russia with his actions in NW Syria. Turkey’s pivot determines the balance of power in Eurasia. I repeat yet again, this is layed out in Zbigniew Brzezinski’s 1997 book, “The Grand Chessboard”. Erdogan is exploiting this by playing NATO and Russia off against each other, he is playing a very dangerous game. Mike Flynn saw this, and spoke directly about the threat to regional stability posed by Erdogan. Trumps plan to build… Read more »

Huh?
Huh?
Reply to  oldandjaded
February 25, 2020

Why would Russia want US nukes? Doorstops?

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Huh?
February 25, 2020

Why indeed? But some crazy commentators on this very useful text are too deranged to notice their own folly. Especially dumb Canucks are not able to see an inch further than their backwoods.

Frigga Karl
Frigga Karl
February 24, 2020

US thermonuclear weapons to Germany ??? Seventy years ago Germany has been destroyed completely and now those US horror weapons are stockpiled in Germany ??? Are our political representatives realizing this US impertinence? Germany looks like a madhouse where the US patients are murdering the psychological staff in care of those mad people.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Frigga Karl
February 24, 2020

Germany has been occupied country since 1945. Why are the Germans not able or not willing to kick the US besatzers out, once and for all? Other nations, much smaller nations, have done it, but Germany can’t. Why not?

Bluenomad
Bluenomad
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
February 26, 2020

The Germans call Americans:
Amis….
Friends in French.

Frigga Karl
Frigga Karl
February 24, 2020

When the Iraqi people voted in parliament the ouster of the US soldiers , they showed more responsibility for their constituents than the german representatives.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Frigga Karl
February 24, 2020

The Iraqis showed more responsibility and more courage. The Germans are cowards. Or they do not want to give up their way of life. Even under US occupation, they live well. As long as they get their Wurst, Sauerkraut and Bier, they seem to be satisfied.

Savely
Savely
February 25, 2020

“As reported earlier…” by whom? Looks like fake news.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Savely
February 25, 2020

I hope not; the US withdrawing their ole rusty nukes from Turkey is such excellent news, one wishes it to be true. Best thing that can happen! Go home, US nukes!

AMHants
February 25, 2020

Poland will be begging to store them, for a price, of course.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  AMHants
February 25, 2020

Yes, the Polacks can place the ole rusty US nukes right next to their CIA torture prison. Polacks have always been junk horders. Nothing new about that.

Dana Perino
Dana Perino
February 25, 2020

‘USA is pulling nukes out of Turkey’

What? And Russia didn’t even have to trade the removal of Cuban nukes to get it done this time?

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Dana Perino
February 25, 2020

Russians are clever people; they always get what they want.

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