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originally posted by: M5xaz
originally posted by: XCrycek
originally posted by: M5xaz
originally posted by: Gorgonite
Following Trumps decision to move our troops aside to allow for Turkeys planned invasion of Syria several things have gone wrong. Hundreds of civilians have been gunned down, Turkey has attacked our troops and ISIS fighters have escaped prison.
Today it is being reported that the troops Trump ordered to relocate are being ordered to retreat. However, Turkey has effectively cut off any means of retreat available to our soldiers. In addition to the 1000 troops trapped in Syria there are also 50 tactical nukes.
The drama is nowhere near over. Out of necessity, the Kurds switched sides on Sunday, turning their backs on Washington and signing up with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, a man the United States has called a war criminal for gassing his own people. At the Pentagon, officials struggled with the right response if Turkish forces — NATO allies — again opened fire on any of the 1,000 or so Americans now preparing to retreat from their positions inside Syria. Those troops are trapped for now, since Turkey has cut off the roads; removing them may require an airlift.
And over the weekend, State and Energy Department officials were quietly reviewing plans for evacuating roughly 50 tactical nuclear weapons that the United States had long stored, under American control, at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, about 250 miles from the Syrian border, according to two American officials.
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 it’s safe to say at this point that Trump is in over his head and incapable of playing 4D chess.
Trump in over his head ?
That avatar picture of yours of Hillary is really starting to affect you.
Hillary and Barry O are the ones that supported ISIS in Syria and sent them weapons - they CAUSED the refugee crisis affecting Europe and the World
Nah he's not in over his head!
He first pulled our the troops and now he's redeploying them again. We'll, I guess he kept his promise to pull them out. He never said for how long.
4d chess? Hell, this is quantom computing force right there.
So much winning...
More winning than when DNC assholes supply ISIS terrorists with weapons
US Troops trapped in Syria along with 50 Nukes
so sanctions and tarrifs back on the menu
"Turkey's military offensive is endangering civilians, and threatening peace, security, and stability in the region. I have been perfectly clear with President Erdogan: Turkey's action is precipitating a humanitarian crisis and setting conditions for possible war crimes," Trump added. "The US will aggressively use economic sanctions to target those who enable, facilitate, and finance these heinous acts in Syria," Trump said, going on to say he's prepared to "swiftly destroy Turkey's economy if Turkish leaders continue down this dangerous and destructive path." Trump said the US will also stop negotiations with Turkey on a $100 billion trade deal, while increasing tariffs on steel back up to 50% after reducing them to 25% in May.
It's important to note that there are a number of security measures in place that mitigates the most immediate risks to the B61s, such as someone attempting to steal one and set it off. Each bomb has a coded lock mechanism known as a Permissive Action Link (PAL) that requires a unique 12-digit code in order to arm it. Handlers can also render them inert using a different command disable code. That's not to say that there aren't risks, including that someone could fashion the weapons into some form of a dirty bomb, as well as the general security nightmare that would result from any loose nuclear weapons, not to mention the national embarrassment.
and if the turks try to seize them well turky would have a pretty bad day if it attacked the us and british forces on the base
"Still, it is unlikely that the 700-pound B61 nuclear bombs would be stolen from the facility. The storage area is made up of underground vaults, and its perimeter is ringed with two security fences and loads of surveillance, not to mention the compliment of soldiers there to protect the weapons. The facility has also received recent upgrades to make it more hardened against intrusion. However, if Turkey’s increasingly totalitarian political leadership were to take a vehemently anti-American stance, the security that protects the nukes would amount to a speed-bump for Turkey's armed forces. Even a very well-orchestrated and large-scale terrorist attack on the compound could lead to a disastrous situation, even if only geopolitically. On the other hand, you can't simply steal a B61 nuclear bomb and use it as you wish. The fusing system is protected by a code mechanism called a Permissive Action Link (PAL). The codes needed to authorize their activation have to be provided by the National Command Authority. The weapons also must be continuously maintained to be combat effective.
and as the drive article goes on to say leveling the base is an option in case of threat to the nuclear weapons w bunker busters
In continued readiness for the Prime Nuclear Airlift Force mission, 62nd Airlift Wing Airmen secure a nuclear cargo training aid inside a C-17 aircraft during a recent nuclear airlift mission training exercise. McChord’s 62nd Airlift Wing is the only organization in the U.S. Air Force tasked with the Prime Nuclear Airlift Force mission. Following a week-long inspection of the PNAF mission at McChord AFB, concluding Jan 12, inspectors rated the wing’s ability to complete the mission, “Satisfactory”, the highest possible rating. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Casey Collier)
originally posted by: Gorgonite
They are trapped...... they can’t leave now.
May require an airlift ?
There is a large airfield within Incirlik Air Base
After all it is an AIRBASE .
Get it ?
Nothing and no one is "trapped"
The ICBMS that were once a NATO operation were pulled long ago.
The nukes are B61s which are low yield tactical battlefield that are fit to certain aircraft such as F-15s.
Small and easily transportable.