Another Report of U.S. Nukes Being Moved Out of Incirlik, and Cohabitation at the Base with the Russians? Awkward

UPDATE: This post has been updated as of Monday, August 22, 2016 6:30 Eastern time with news out of Iran that Russian Aerospace forces have been (temporarily) withdrawn from the Hamadan (also spelled #Hamedan) air base. - JWS

Earlier this month, the White Russian Floridian blogger known as The Saker reported the 'RUMINT' that U.S. tactical nuclear bombs were being airlifted out of the Incirlik Air Base to U.S. base(s) in Bulgaria. After the failed coup d'etat against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Incirlik was also the site of a week long standoff in which Turkish authorities cut off the external power to the facility -- a fact the Daily Beast in its zeal to push the CIA/State Dept. line of 'nothing to see there folks, move on', laughably omitted from a story about alleged 'Russian Twitter propaganda' fueling unwarranted concerns about scores of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons stored at the facility.

However, despite the best efforts of the Daily Beast's ace Carbondale, Illinois attic office-based Twitter reporter Andrew Weisburd, the story of Incirlik -- and the bone of contention it's become since the mid-July putsch in U.S.-Turkish relations -- won't die. Nor have questions gone away about the dispensation of the B61 tactical nuclear bombs that had been stored underground at the base. As the old saw goes, don't believe anything until it's been officially denied by a government. In this case, the USA's NATO ally Romania denying that it has received the nukes Euractiv reported were transported out of Incirlik.

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Not 1914, But an 1848 Springtime of Nationalism Against Globalist Empire? Thoughts from British Libertarian Sean Gabb

Continuing our series of intriguing videos from the Russian think tank Katehon republished here at RogueMoney, today we present a clip of British libertarian historian Sean Gabb. Speaking to Katehon, Gabb offers a hopeful take on the direction of global politics, saying he does not see the nationalism rising in Europe today as like that of 1914 when nations were prodded by the bankers and royal elites into a global conflagration that consumed multiple empires -- the British, French, German Kaiserreich, Austro-Hungarian Hapsburg, Ottoman Turkish and Tsarist Russian commonwealths. Instead Gabb believes the situation is more akin to 1848-49, the so-called age of revolutions when rising literacy (read: the 'red pilled' Internet today) and nationalism threatened to upset the established imperial order.

Today's preeminent and declining empires being, respectively, the twin poles of the post-WWII Atlanticist 'world order' the United States and that failed experiment in creating a United States of Europe known as the European Union. For whose looming (E)USSR-style crackup the media is increasingly blaming -- who else? -- Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

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Bulgaria's PM Rejects Bulgarians Joining Any Permanent NATO 'Black Sea Fleet' Against Russia

Bulgaria's PM Rejects Bulgarians Joining Any Permanent NATO 'Black Sea Fleet' Against Russia

Last week we wrote that the highly publicized dissent of German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier against the overall NATO build-up near Russia's borders would open the door to other weaker members of the Atlantic Alliance speaking up against the U.S. dictated surge of forces in Eastern Europe. As it turned out, we did not have to wait long to see confirmation of this proposition, in the form of Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov remarks made within days of Steinmeier's criticism of NATO 'warmongering' and 'sabre-rattling'. In Borissov's case, he rejected any combined NATO Black Sea squadron (naturally led by the Bulgarians' former Turkish occupiers) against the Russians, bluntly stating, "I do not need a war in the Black Sea".

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