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.
I thought stupid and refuted was a ping.
Why not? He already gave oil off the coast of Florida to China.
It would be huge if accurate. Does Obama have the power to prevent this give-away? I have no idea.
I received a copy of this via email and did a quick google ...
[similar to pro-obama factcheck.org’s take]
— wikipedia —
[regarding one specific island]
Post-Soviet eraAccording to some US individuals, including the group State Department
Watch, eight Arctic islands currently controlled by Russia, including Wrangel
Island, are claimed by the United States. However, according to the United States
Department of State no such claim exists. The USSR/USA Maritime Boundary Treaty, which has yet to be approved by the Russian Duma, does not specifically address the status of these islands nor the maritime boundaries associated with them.
On June 1, 1990, Secretary of State James Baker signed an executive agreement with Eduard Shevardnadze, the former U.S.S.R. foreign minister. It specified that even though
the treaty had not been ratified, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. agreed to abide by the terms of the treaty beginning June 15, 1990. According to State Department Watch, neither the
public nor Congress were informed of this executive agreement during the period leading up to the ratification vote. The Senate ratified the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Maritime Boundary Treaty in 1991, which was then signed by President George Bush.
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— Warning: wikipedia —
Thanks AWM, but this is one of those NTSA topics. The same allegation was made (even here on FR, imagine that) against GWB. Our Wrangel Island isn’t going anywhere, theirs has always been theirs. This timewaster should be banned from FR, or at the very least, all but the oldest of the topics should be locked.
There are two Arctic islands known (to us anyway) as Wrangel; one is near Alaska, one is offshore Siberia.