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Russia creates two brigades of Arctic troops
Reuters ^ | Fri Jul 1, 2011 5:17pm BST | Thomas Grove

Posted on 07/01/2011 7:43:10 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

* General Staff working on plan to boost presence in Arctic

* Russia set to start producing Bulava nuclear missile

MOSCOW, July 1 (Reuters) - Moscow will create two brigades to protect its valuable Arctic resources, Russia's defence minister said on Friday.

Moscow has walked a fine line between cooperation and aggression in the Arctic which the world's top energy producer believes could hold huge reserves of natural gas and oil.

"The General Staff is currently working on plans to create two such units," Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov was quoted as telling media by state-run news agency Itar-Tass.

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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would boost its presence in the region to protect its interests.

"As for our own geo-political interests (in the Arctic) are concerned, we shall be protecting them firmly and consistently," Putin told a meeting of his ruling United Russia party on Thursday in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg.

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Serdyukov also said that Russia was in a position to start production of its intercontinental Bulava missile following the most recent successful test of the armament this week.

His ministry has said the missile, which the Kremlin wants to make the cornerstone of its nuclear arms programme, will undergo four more tests this year before being introduced into service.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: arctic; bulava; canada; enemy; mrvs; nukes; oil; russia; war
If only the United States had some large untapped Arctic oil reserves ...
1 posted on 07/01/2011 7:43:12 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Good strategy on the part of the Russians? Somebody should tell them to net search “shale gas”; maybe they’d save the cost of a few brigades worth of troops.


2 posted on 07/01/2011 7:50:40 PM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Getting ready for the coming ice age?


3 posted on 07/01/2011 7:52:39 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Much like the plot of this NBC miniseries in 1982, except the Russkies came to Alaska. An "allstar" cast including David Soul, Cathy Lee Crosby and Rock Hudson as the president.


4 posted on 07/01/2011 7:55:45 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Pan_Yan

Little known fact: In the former Soviet Union, the orders, “Quick, March!” and, “Double Time, March!” were prohibited officers and non-coms as being too dangerous to the men’s frozen wedding tackle.

Fact.


5 posted on 07/01/2011 7:59:56 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: buccaneer81

I remember that mini-series. David Soul’s character apparently had secret orders releasing him from grooming standards. Looked more like a hippie with that mop.


6 posted on 07/01/2011 8:44:02 PM PDT by Ax
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To: buccaneer81

I still have this on VCR. Sad.


7 posted on 07/01/2011 8:45:30 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (On a long enough timeline the inflation rate for all fiat currencies approaches infinity.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Not long ago a Russian sub put a Russian flag on the sea floor below the north pole claiming it as their territory. This makes sense given the oil that is probably there.


8 posted on 07/01/2011 8:52:19 PM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: Pan_Yan
"If only the United States had some large untapped Arctic oil reserves ..."

The Arctic belongs to Canada. Canada has stated its intention of defending and keeping it through PM Harper, and we will join Canada in that effort.

Anyone who doesn't realize by now that the world is already fighting over oil will be surprised in the near future. Due to waves of propaganda from globalist trade interests, many are distracted from the fact that China, India and many other countries will continue to increase consumption of oil.

As for Russia, she can't even refine the oil that can be harvested there, yet. Russia is only wanting to keep Arctic oil from other countries and start another fight (with help from her SCO partners, including China, of course).


9 posted on 07/01/2011 8:59:23 PM PDT by familyop (Rome was burned in a day--twice.)
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...and we will join Canada in that effort.

Uh... ´Better check with barry first.

10 posted on 07/01/2011 9:05:45 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Ax
Kind of like Alan Alda in "MASH." That hair in civilian life in 1952 would have gotten him a beating, never mind in the US Army.
11 posted on 07/01/2011 9:06:34 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: onedoug
"Uh... ´Better check with barry first."

Duh, checked. Barry already has us at war for oil for the Euro-peons. The currency, trade and oil wars are going to be fun.


12 posted on 07/01/2011 9:12:27 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: Pan_Yan

Didn’t the Rooskis claim all the oil in the Artic about a year ago?


13 posted on 07/02/2011 12:19:54 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: buccaneer81

I remember that mini-series as an 80s lad.


14 posted on 07/02/2011 4:45:10 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

Too bad we don’t have a Putin here. Yeah, Putin is tough, say what you will, but he loves his country and he has a lot of country to defend. He knows the USA has no intention of invading Russia, we aren’t his problem, his problems are on his vast borders. His priority is getting Russia to be a major power again. There is definitely a storm brewing on our planet, and a major conflict (WW III) can happen anywhere. He knows this, and knows Russia has a wealth of natural resources. He also knows if anything ever happens Russia will probably become involved one way or another. Those missiles are his finger shaking at the world powers implying, lay of mother Russia.


15 posted on 07/02/2011 7:42:36 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: MSF BU

The two Brigades of troops are to reclaim the vast untapped oil reserves, of Alaska. Pretty obvious, there is nobody to defend from. It is also why they need to finish development of the nuclear missile.


16 posted on 07/03/2011 8:23:07 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Eh, they’ll be invading at just a time when advances in shale fracturing render it significantly less valuable. Applications of ‘fracking’ may even open up shale oil reserves and if that happens the US (and Israel among others) will become significant oil players again.


17 posted on 07/03/2011 1:50:51 PM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Russia’s biggest problem is south of Siberia. You think we have problems with Mexico?


18 posted on 07/03/2011 1:52:37 PM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
His priority is getting Russia to be a major power again.

Can't happen until the Russian birth rate goes up.

19 posted on 07/03/2011 1:58:27 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MSF BU
Eh, they’ll be invading at just a time when advances in shale fracturing render it significantly less valuable.

Eh, I suspect that Russia and China will not stop with Alaska, the advances in shale fracturing render the mainland significantly more valuable than before.

That is the nuclear missile part of the news article.

20 posted on 07/03/2011 6:18:45 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

The only invasion we need to worry about is from Mexico. The biggest bombs the Chinese and especially Russians need to be concerned about is their demographic time bomb that grows more ominous each day.


21 posted on 07/03/2011 7:19:59 PM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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