HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » 50 Tactical Nukes are sit...

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 07:58 PM

50 Tactical Nukes are sitting in Turkey

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump-followed-his-gut-on-syria-calamity-came-fast/ar-AAILbg6

Evidently we cannot decide how or when to get them out of the country.

Sleep well.

7 replies, 1218 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply 50 Tactical Nukes are sitting in Turkey (Original post)
Trenzalore Oct 2019 OP
Newest Reality Oct 2019 #1
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2019 #4
roamer65 Oct 2019 #2
customerserviceguy Oct 2019 #3
JonLP24 Oct 2019 #5
NCLefty Oct 2019 #6
JonLP24 Oct 2019 #7

Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 08:15 PM

1. Flashpoint: The Movie

Well, gee. This is the part of the movie where we get more suspense. This needs more popcorn, (well, there is more than one way to pop it, I guess, but it will get burnt to cinders). Time for an edge of your seat experience?

Is careful military strategy no longer "a thing"? Hey, let's leave 50 tactical nuclear weapons here. What can happen?

You would THINK that that it would be an utmost, ultra-high priority to get have ALREADY taken them out of there. What in the heck is going on, other than the obvious problem with our Conman in Chief?

I grew up in the Cold War. Duck and cover was burned into our little brains and I think many of us had dreams about the end now and then after that. And now, oh, well, they are just, oh, nuclear weapons sitting there in a volatile situation with battle going on, Turkey going rogue, Kurds in crises, Asad and ISIS escapees everywhere.

No big deal, huh? Stay calm, nothing to see here.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Newest Reality (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:57 PM

4. itty bitty tactical nuke May 25, 1953

This was a fission device of about 15 kilotons, or roughly equivalent to the Hiroshima bomb.



By the time I was in elementary school, "duck and cover" was almost out of fashion. Hydrogen bombs changed attitudes. Even the kids joked that in the event of nuclear war just bend over, put your head between your knees, and kiss your ass goodbye.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:21 PM

2. You make them inert OR if fly them out, you shoot any Turks interfering.

Fly them out to Greece. Start moving everything to Greece and reinforce the Greco-Turkish border.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:29 PM

3. Who has control over them?

I would be surprised if it turned out that the Turks had launching ability.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:02 AM

5. Does the US have the most nukes?

I don't know why all these countries have nukes. I don't really trust this country or any country with nukes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JonLP24 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:54 AM

6. I imagine we watch over them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NCLefty (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:04 AM

7. That doesn't comfort me

It frightens me both the US & Russia have the most nukes. The US nearly used nukes in North Korea (during Korea war) and the Soviet Union nearly nuked China over a border dispute. I'm just worried about the future and where this is all heading. We can't say much to North Korea if they can turn around and point out how many nukes we have plus they saw China build a nuke and get invited on the Security Council.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread