RUMINT: U.S. Nukes Are Being Evacuated from Turkey's Incirlik Air Base to Bulgaria

The Russia Analyst's Floridian White Russian friend The Saker, a former military analyst in Switzerland, has posted some interesting RUMINT regarding the status of Incirlik Air Force base's scores of nuclear gravity bombs. According to the Saker's source, the B61 'dial a yield' tactical nukes with yields up to 170 kilotons (more than ten times as powerful as the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan 71 years ago this month) were flown on U.S. transport planes to Bulgaria, with some of the weapons possibly being diverted to Kosovo, the Muslim majority NATO protectorate carved out of Serbia in 1999. 

 

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Battle for Syraq SITREP 2: Will Turkey Cut the Cord to Jihadists in Syria?

Battle for Syraq SITREP 2: Will Turkey Cut the Cord to Jihadists in Syria?

As Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Tuesday in St. Petersburg, the Turkish press is putting out warm rhetoric towards the Russian leader and his country. After banning the state funded media agency Sputnik from Turkey after the Turkish Air Force shoot down of the SU-24, post-coup Ankara reinstated the organization's press credentials as a goodwill gesture toward Russia.

However, U.S. and Sunni Persian Gulf aligned media and pundits are poo pooing any potential strategic pivot emerging from Tuesday's Putin-Erdogan meeting that would be averse to Washington's agenda. And it's no accident that as the two leaders meet to try and find some compromise on the issue of Syria where they've been on opposite sides, the Financial Times newspaper is emphasizing the sheer amount of arms and equipment the Jabhat al-Nusra (the 'ex' Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria) jihadists received via Turkey and their Saudi and Qatari paymasters.

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Turkey: More Details Emerge Of Who Was Behind the Coup Opposing Ankara's Geopolitical Pivot

On Tuesday, August 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President turned Sultan in all but name Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet in Russia's 'second capital' of St. Petersburg. The two leaders are speaking in person for the first time since the November 2015 shoot down of a Russian SU-24 jet by Turkish Air Force members now accused of participating in the failed plot to overthrow Erdogan in mid-July.

The meeting comes as the battle between Russia's proxies the Syrian Arab Army and Turkish backed 'moderate rebel' jihadists rages for Syria's second largest city of Aleppo, and Moscow is seeking to have Ankara cut off the flow of arms and money to those groups. It also comes at a time when many Turks including Erdogan's loyalists and a prominent attorney are accusing United States Central Command and intelligence community leaders of supporting July's failed coup at the highest levels.

IMPORTANT UPDATE August 8, 2016 12:15 a.m. Eastern time: Greek media and the Alexandr Dugin run Moscow-based think tank Katehon have published photographs of U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Basse meeting with a former adviser to President Erdogan and a suspected coup plotter, Col. Ali Yazıcı, one day before the failed putsch. This has prompted an angry denial from Amb. Basse, already accused of meddling in internal Turkish politics by the Mayor of Ankara and other Erdogan loyalists, that he had anything to do with the coup. The US Embassy has told the pro-government Daily Sabah newspaper that the photo of Amb. Basse walking with Yazici is a hoax and the meeting never happened.

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The Turks Pivoting to Russia Removes Turkey and Incirlik Air Base as a Front for a President Hillary! Attack on Assad

The Turks Pivoting to Russia Removes Turkey and Incirlik Air Base as a Front for a President Hillary! Attack on Assad

While the U.S. media was discussing the post Democratic National Convention 'bounce' for Hillary Clinton in the polls and the start of NFL training camps this weekend, another 'incident' took place at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey Saturday night, July 30th-31st. According to international and Turkish news sources up to 7,000 riot police were deployed outside the base in the nearby city of Adana as part of a "safety inspection", until the cops dispersed less than three hours later without any impact on base operations.

As during the power shutoff to the base by the Turkish authorities for a week, the media have followed the Obama White House line of 'nothing to see here folks, move on'. We keep hearing that the NATO and the U.S.-Turkish alliances are as rock solid as ever and 'Russia's aggression' has united what we like to call nowadays the Atlanticist Pact. So long as you ignore the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ruthlessly purging the U.S. military and CIA's best contacts in the second largest armed forces in NATO, while accusing Washington of being behind the mid-July coup that tried to oust him...

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