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Russia accused of annexing the Arctic for oil reserves by Canada
telegraph ^ | 5/18 | telegraph

Posted on 05/17/2008 8:17:46 PM PDT by Flavius

e battle for "ownership" of the polar oil reserves has accelerated with the disclosure that Russia has sent a fleet of nuclear-powered ice breakers into the Arctic.

It has reinforced fears that Moscow intends to annex "unlawfully" a vast portion of the ice-covered Arctic, beneath which scientists believe up to 10 billion tons of gas and oil could be buried. Russian ambition for control of the Arctic has provoked Canada to double to $40 million (£20.5 million) funding for work to map the Arctic seabed in support its claim over the territory.

The Russian ice breakers patrol huge areas of the frozen ocean for months on end, cutting through ice up to 8ft thick. There are thought to be eight in the region, dwarfing the British and American fleets, neither of which includes nuclear-powered ships.

Canada also plans to open an army training centre for cold-weather fighting at Resolute Bay and a deep-water port on the northern tip of Baffin Island, both of which are close to the disputed region. The country's defence ministry intends to build a special fleet of patrol boats to guard the North West Passage.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arctic; artic; canada; energy; oil; russia

1 posted on 05/17/2008 8:17:46 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Let’s give Alaska back to them so they can drill in ANWAR...


2 posted on 05/17/2008 8:20:51 PM PDT by tubebender ( Bo took another tag line and not one of you offered to help...)
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To: Flavius

We got polar bears to protect, after all...


3 posted on 05/17/2008 8:21:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Bipartisanship: Two wolves and the American people deciding what's for dinner)
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To: Flavius

but but but... what about the cuddly, threatened POLAR BEARS?!


4 posted on 05/17/2008 8:22:05 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Flavius
Russia has sent a fleet of nuclear-powered ice breakers into the Arctic.

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5 posted on 05/17/2008 8:23:38 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Flavius
Russia has sent a fleet of nuclear-powered ice breakers into the Arctic.

silly russians don't they know there isn't any ice up there anymore?
6 posted on 05/17/2008 8:25:50 PM PDT by jjw
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To: Flavius

7 posted on 05/17/2008 8:39:19 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Flavius
Isn't it amazing how the U.S. is turning into a weenie third world country while other countries are taking on challenges that will make them a great economic power house of a country like we use to be.
8 posted on 05/17/2008 8:50:48 PM PDT by kempo (c)
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To: Flavius; Kathy in Alaska; monkapotamus; All

What about Looter guy pals the Polar bear


9 posted on 05/17/2008 8:50:49 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Flavius

10 posted on 05/17/2008 9:03:03 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: tubebender

That’s the up side to all of this.

Pathetic isn’t it?


11 posted on 05/17/2008 9:45:52 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Flavius

This will be a footnote in history of the Ruso-Canadian war of 2012-2015.


12 posted on 05/17/2008 9:47:11 PM PDT by Perdogg (Four years of Carter gave us 29 years of Iran; What will Hilabama give us?)
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To: Perdogg

So it’ll last 3 years? Who will win?


13 posted on 05/17/2008 9:47:59 PM PDT by lainie ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: tubebender
Let’s give Alaska back to them so they can drill in ANWAR...

Great bumper sticker.

14 posted on 05/17/2008 9:55:01 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Flavius; tubebender
Related thread:

U.S. firm lays claim to 'potentially vast' Arctic oil resources[400Bil Barrels]

15 posted on 05/17/2008 9:57:24 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: tubebender; Congressman Billybob
Let’s give Alaska back to them so they can drill in ANWAR...

I wonder what Federal legislators would think of this idea.

16 posted on 05/17/2008 9:58:55 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: SevenofNine
What about Looter guy pals the Polar bear

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17 posted on 05/17/2008 10:00:32 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Flavius

This is the silliest thing yet. Pooty is sending his icebreakers willy-nilly over the deep, deep arctic basin. If there is oil down there we’re a long way from being able to access it.

We’re talking Marx Brothers here, friends.


18 posted on 05/17/2008 10:10:45 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: sinanju

I don’t know about that Mr. P doesn’t care how many seals, fish, or highly specalized undersea life he makes extinct or who he pisses off. That tends to help oil extraction anywhere on earth signifcantly.


19 posted on 05/17/2008 10:43:44 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: Flavius

Russia obviously gets it when it comes to oil exploration and extraction.


20 posted on 05/18/2008 4:51:45 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: kempo
"Isn't it amazing how the U.S. is turning into a weenie third world country while other countries are taking on challenges that will make them a great economic power house of a country like we use to be."

Yes, it is amazing and dumbfounding that this is happening while Bush visits Saudi Arabia with hat in hand and asks them to expand oil production.

I have not been this embarrassed for our Nation and CIC since Carter.

Where is this man's pride in his country? Where is his pride knowing that he controls the most powerful nation on the planet? He's a puss and a punk.

Bush says (my quote): "Oh, please Saudi brothers can you please, please expand your oil output since I don't have the balls to fight my own Congress about sovereign drilling? How about if I hold your hand (photos verify) and look like best buddies on the world stage?" Sheesh!

I have grown from dis-agreement to dis-respect to actually hating this smarmy little inarticulate unConstitutional POS. Good riddance you shithead in 09. Your legacy will be forever known as PUNKfrom here out. You deserve that word for blowing up our economy and whimpering to the Saudis.

If I were still in the military, I would resign rather than follow orders from a PUNK who hold hands with one of the most evil Islamo-facist promoting regimes in the World, while our energy costs sky-rocket and kill our economy.

Oh, but now at the end of your second term you're looking to build peace in the ME, as Clinton and your Father did before you. Guess what shit-for-brains, it ain't going to happend and you will still be known as a failure.

21 posted on 05/18/2008 5:12:15 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (In perpetuum sacramentum (An Oath is Forever))
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To: Cobra64

Yup that him he always turn up in Artic circle everytime Freepers photoshop him over there with Polar bears


22 posted on 05/18/2008 9:34:06 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Roscoe Karns

OMG that priceless ROFL

I forgot about McKenerize brothers DAMN LOL!


23 posted on 05/18/2008 9:35:19 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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