Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week

What’s been on your mind?

byTyler Rogoway|
In this photograph taken on February 2, 2020, Astrit Imeri, a former soldier, walks inside The Cold War Tunnel Museum at Gjirokastra, Albania. - Snaking beneath a fortress in southern Albania, a covert tunnel network built during the country's communist era captures the secrecy and paranoia that defined the long rule of former tyrant Enver Hoxha.Today communism is gone and the military bunker is a tourist attraction, still drawing rare visitors during the pandemic, when themes of fear, isolation and confinement are particularly resonant. The sprawling underground complex, now dubbed the Cold War tunnel, is part of a vast and costly "bunkerisation" project spearheaded by Hoxha, who was gripped by anxiety of a possible foreign invasion during his 40-year isolationist rule. (Photo by Gent SHKULLAKU / AFP) (Photo by GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP via Getty Images)
Photo by GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP via Getty Images
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Welcome to Bunker Talk. This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net, in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn’t cover. We can also talk about the stuff we did or whatever else grabs your interest. In other words, it’s an off-topic thread.

The caption to this week’s top shot reads:

In this photograph taken on February 2, 2020, Astrit Imeri, a former soldier, walks inside The Cold War Tunnel Museum at Gjirokastra, Albania. Snaking beneath a fortress in southern Albania, a covert tunnel network built during the country's communist-era captures the secrecy and paranoia that defined the long rule of Enver Hoxha. Today communism is gone and the military bunker is a tourist attraction. Photo by GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP via Getty Images.

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