Skip to comments.UNCOVERED: Obama to give oil-rich Alaskan islands, billions of barrels of oil, to Russia...
Posted on 04/24/2012 7:08:45 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNKEdited on 04/24/2012 7:20:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The agreement was negotiated in total secrecy. The state of Alaska was not allowed to participate in the negotiations, nor was the public given any opportunity for comment. This is despite the fact the Alaska Legislature has passed resolutions of opposition but the State Department doesnt seem to care.
The seven endangered islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea include one the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The Russians are also to get the tens of thousands of square miles of oil-rich seabeds surrounding the islands. The Department of Interior estimates billions of barrels of oil are at stake.
We won the Cold War and should start acting like it.
Obama and the Motherland
As I recall agreements between nations are called Treaties and treaties entered into by the United States must be ratified by the Senate in order to be valid and enforceable.
I'd say espionage!
Get the Pace picante sauce!
Presidents can give away American soil ... who knew?
Well one thing is certain. If the Russians own this oil, then it is more likely to end up in your gas tank than if Obama controls it.
Has there been an independent news source verifying this? Is this U.S. Territory?
Alaskan Island Giveaway?
It isn’t his to give.
Has this been confirmed outside the blog/wnd world?
No. Its not US soil.
This has been posted and debunked countless times. These islands are off the coast of Siberia and nowhere near Alaska. They have been occupied by the Russians since at least the 1920s and the US has NEVER made any formal claim over them.
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Friday, March 16, 2012 3:35:13 PM by thackney
1) The islands are not and never were part of Alaska, they were not included in the purchase of Alaska.
2) The U.S. has never actually claimed the islands. Russia claimed the islands back under the Tzars.
3) The treaty on the maritime border was negotiated in 1990 and ratified by the Senate and signed by President Bush in 1991.
A map of the islands:
Friday, March 16, 2012 3:53:06 PM by Cheburashka
Thanks, should have figured if WND was the source it should be taken with a grain of salt.
We look stupid when this stuff is posted on FR.
Not the first time! Wern’t the WRANGEL ISLANDS once US territory? Did not the Soviets invade, killing several Americans and FDR eventually give up the islands to them?
The sad thing is IF the islands were ours and IF obama wanted to give them to the Russians, for some reason, he’d be allowed to do it even though they’re not his to give. And not one republican would object.
Definitely ~ oil bearing land in the hands of the Russians will be drilled and tapped.
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