Skip to comments.Obama State Department set to cede oil-rich Alaska islands to Russia.
Posted on 02/25/2012 4:21:17 AM PST by satan69
Obamas State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin. 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.
The State Department has undertaken the giveaway in the guise of a maritime boundary agreement between Alaska and Siberia. Astoundingly, our federal government itself drew the line to put these seven Alaskan islands on the Russian side. But as an executive agreement, it could be reversed with the stroke of a pen by President Obama or Secretary Clinton.
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.
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"Do NOT forget for whom you work,
and who put you were you are,
you undocumented slave."
IMPEACH that usurping SOB and hang him for treason!
Euwww, oil is s-o-o-o 20th century.
As President I can create all the wind power needed to run a fair and equal economy.
If these islands belong to Alaska now, where in the Constitution does the fedgov get the power to dispose of them and give them to a foreign power?
This OUGHT to be Obama’s waterloo moment, but I have this feeling it won’t be.
We are now the SOMNAMBULENT NATION, sleepwalking through our own destruction, a nightmare we seem unwilling to awake from.
OK, this is like the 7th time it has been posted, and it is very misleading.
The Department of State has NEVER recognized any claim on these islands, and one of them was home to a small Soviet Colony from 1926 onward, as well as a small Soviet Airbase, and Early Warning Radar site in to the late 70’s.
These are Russia’s, already ceded by a treaty the Russians haven’t approved, for something like 20 years.
No, it won’t be. The fools, idoits,American haters, and parasites now outnumber the sane people and producers. And they love and worship him. Their only critism of him is that he isn’t moving fast enough to destroy the United States.
This is no surprise! We are in the midst of a complete commie takeover. If Bam gets reelected the move will be to remove the two term restriction for POTUS. Our children and grandchildren will be viewing an American flag with a hammer & sickle on it . This coming after a return to the welfare state, attacks on the 1st and 2nd amendment, refusal to drill to enhance the economy and on and on.
What Constitution? obama threw the Constitution out the window the day he assumed power.
And we're worried about George Snuffleupagus's access to condoms?
I couldn’t agree more. And all the while the Republicans in the House and Senate will hide in the tall grass and the candidates will endlessly debate gay marriage and religion. Who’s really to balme, Obama or our inability to mount any kind of attack on him?
SARAH WHERE ARE YOU, BRING IT TO LIGHT!!!!
The border maritime border between Russia and the U.S. was negotiated over 20 years ago and the treaty was ratified by the U.S. Congress and signed by G.H.W. Bush back in 1990/91. The Obamanation had nothing to do with the treaty.
Not knowing for sure (and that never stopped me from making a statement) wouldn’t the Congress have to approve anything like this?
This SOB is so friggin dangerous. He’s trying to do as much damage to our country as possible before he gets kicked out in Nov.
And I can see thousands of mindless dopes, many of whom still support the Marxist, saboteur Obama, from where I am. Then again, I live in Liberal New York City, so it should come as no surprise.
The Senate did, in 1991!
That’s info that more or less settles the issue, but do you have a source for it? Thanks.
Vladimir Putin praised Cold War-era scientists on Thursday for stealing U.S. nuclear secrets so that United States would not be the world's sole atomic power, in comments reflecting his vision of Russia as a counterweight to U.S. power.
Spies with suitcases full of data helped the Soviet Union build its atomic bomb, he told military commanders.
"You know, when the States already had nuclear weapons and the Soviet Union was only building them, we got a significant amount of information through Soviet foreign intelligence channels," Putin said, according to state-run Itar-Tass.
"The were carrying the information away not on microfilm but literally in suitcases. Suitcases!"
Putin's remarks referred to the dawn of the Cold War more than half a century ago, but they echoed a message he has made loud and clear more recently: that the United States needs to be restrained, and Russia is the country to do it.
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How many years do we keep repeating this claim on Free Republic. Seems like a decade or so we have seen these false claims of oil rich islands.
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“Constitution? We don’ neeeed no steeeking Constitution!” B0
“I CAN see Russia from my house.” Makes you wonder if SNL even bothered to look at a map...
It’s not just the islands, terlaf. It’s also the oil-rich seas surrounding them.
there are 3 places in AK that provides one a view of Russian land.
Appeasement: From ObamaCare to recess appointments, honoring the Constitution has not been an administration hallmark. But when it comes to betraying secrets to mollify the Russians, it becomes a document the president hides behind.
It was bad enough that the 2012 defense authorization bill signed by President Obama set America on a downward spiral of military mediocrity.
He also issued a signing statement, something he once opposed, saying that language in the bill aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on the U.S. Standard Missile-3 linchpin of our missile defense might impinge on his constitutional foreign-policy authority.
Section 1227 of the defense law prohibits spending any funds that would be used to give Russian officials access to sensitive missile-defense technology as part of a cooperation agreement without first sending Congress a report identifying the specific secrets, how they'd be used and steps to protect the data from compromise.
The president is required to certify that any technology shared will not be passed on to third parties such as China, North Korea or Iran, that the Russians will not use transferred secrets to develop countermeasures and that the Russians are reciprocating in sharing missile-defense technology.
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Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs
February 29, 2008 :: News
A video has surfaced of Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama talking on his plans for strategic issues such as nuclear weapons and missile defense.
The full text from the video, as released, reads as follows:
Thanks so much for the Caucus4Priorities, for the great work you've been doing. As president, I will end misguided defense policies and stand with Caucus4Priorities in fighting special interests in Washington.
First, I'll stop spending $9 billion a month in Iraq. I'm the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president I will end it.[not win it -etl]
Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending.
I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.
I will not weaponize space.
I will slow our development of future combat systems.
And I will institute an independent "Defense Priorities Board" to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending.
Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert [they are NOT on "hair-trigger alert" now -etl], and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.
You know where I stand. I've fought for open, ethical and accountable government my entire public life. I don't switch positions or make promises that can't be kept. I don't posture on defense policy and I don't take money from federal lobbyists for powerful defense contractors. As president, my sole priority for defense spending will be protecting the American people. Thanks so much.
Article: Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs:
"MissileThreat.com is a project of The Claremont Institute devoted to understanding and promoting the requirements for the strategic defense of the United States."
"I will not weaponize space"
"I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems"
2008 Pentagon Report (March 2008):
China's Growing Military Space Power
By Leonard David
Special Correspondent, SPACE.com
March 6, 2008
GOLDEN, Colorado A just-released Pentagon report spotlights a growing U.S. military concern that China is developing a multi- dimensional program to limit or prevent the use of space-based assets by its potential adversaries during times of crisis or conflict.
Furthermore, last year's successful test by China of a direct-ascent, anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon to destroy its own defunct weather satellite, the report adds, underscores that country's expansion from the land, air, and sea dimensions of the traditional battlefield into the space and cyber-space domains.
Although China's commercial space program has utility for non- military research, that capability demonstrates space launch and control know-how that have direct military application. Even the Chang'e 1 the Chinese lunar probe now circling the Moon is flagged in the report as showcasing China's ability "to conduct complicated space maneuvers a capability which has broad implications for military counterspace operations."
To read the entire publication [29.67MB/pdf], see U.S. Dept of Defense:
We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world, Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His new world order includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.
Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:
From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."
"Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."
Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama
Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko
"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"
April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad.
Note the "soul bro" handshake. (my caption)
Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
From CBS-News, July 29, 2006:
Chavez Vows To 'Stand By Iran'
After Oil Talks In Tehran, Venezuelan Leader Called 'Brother' By Ahmedinejad
"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
I have an old map on my wall at work, dated to the mid ‘70’s... these islands belonged to the ussr back then.. just goes to prove how gullible people are, even some of those here on FR....
Check the map posted in #15 above.
They don't. They are owned by, populated by and governed by Russia.
It doesn’t. The POTUS does not have the authority to give away any part of the soverieign land of the US without the legislature voting on it. Barry and the Hilldebeast should both be prosecuted for treason.
So if you go back to our purchase of Alaska and the actual documents, there is likely something to indicate that we bought the mainland and some islands in particular.....and no more and this is merely a clarification....and no more!!
Pssst...The purchase was called Seward's Folly in my school books.
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How many years are we going to keep repeating this myth of FreeRepublic?
Obama doesn’t have the right or authority to give away American soil to a foreign nation. This amounts to TREASON.
Obama’s done enough truly evil things without us having to invent stories like this one. These islands are Russian, they’re all far to the west of Alaska. All but one of them is immediately to the north of Siberian territory, and much closer to Siberia than to Alaska. The Russians have villages on some of them; they’ve occupied the biggest one (Wrangel) since the 1920’s. This is a silly, made-up story.