Skip to comments.Russia accused of annexing the Arctic for oil reserves by Canada
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.
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Let’s give Alaska back to them so they can drill in ANWAR...
We got polar bears to protect, after all...
but but but... what about the cuddly, threatened POLAR BEARS?!
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What about Looter guy pals the Polar bear
That’s the up side to all of this.
Pathetic isn’t it?
This will be a footnote in history of the Ruso-Canadian war of 2012-2015.
So it’ll last 3 years? Who will win?
Great bumper sticker.
I wonder what Federal legislators would think of this idea.
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.
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.
Russia obviously gets it when it comes to oil exploration and extraction.
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.
Yup that him he always turn up in Artic circle everytime Freepers photoshop him over there with Polar bears
OMG that priceless ROFL
I forgot about McKenerize brothers DAMN LOL!