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Obama's giveaway: Oil-rich islands to Russia (Obama is the enemy)
WND ^ | Feburary 16, 2012 | Joe Miller

Posted on 05/31/2012 9:14:22 AM PDT by yoe

The Obama administration, despite the nation’s economic woes, effectively killed the job-producing Keystone Pipeline last month. The Arab Spring is turning the oil production of Libya and other Arab nations over to the Muslim Brotherhood. Iraq is distancing itself from the U.S. And everyone recognizes that Iran, whose crude supplies are critical to the European economy, will do anything it can to frustrate America’s strategic interests. In the face of all of this, Obama insists on cutting back U.S. oil potential with outrageous restrictions.

Part of Obama’s apparent war against U.S. energy independence includes a foreign-aid program that directly threatens my state’s sovereign territory. Obama’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: noaccountability; obama4russia; obama4sovietunion; statedept4russia
Where was Sarah Palin on this? Hillary Clinton Vice President for Obama, should the fraud be re-elected, is up to her lying eye-balls in this treachery...."Obama’s State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin."

Hillary Clinton has never cared for America EVER only what it can do for herself and her family....still ever the viper...she did this for her boss all in secrecy

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.

This is old news....where is Newt, Paul, ROMNEY on this?

1 posted on 05/31/2012 9:14:27 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

More importantly, where is the treaty and where is the Senate?


2 posted on 05/31/2012 9:19:35 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: yoe

If you look at a map, look at the boundary line, and study the history of the negotiations surrounding Alaska and other territories in that area, you will find things are pretty clear, and the silence that is heard is the silence of reason.

There is nothing nefarious about this.


3 posted on 05/31/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Nachum; thackney

FYI.


4 posted on 05/31/2012 9:20:31 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: yoe

They have never really been a part of the US. One of the islands has had a Russian base on it for decades.

Basically they are undefendable because of their position in the arctic sea and there is no point to holding on to the fiction that they are part of the US.

This is a dead issue.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 9:20:41 AM PDT by buffaloguy (uab.)
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To: yoe

Not this again, these islands are off Siberia, not Alaska. Sarah Palin can read a map.


6 posted on 05/31/2012 9:31:10 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: yoe

Typical Whirled Nut Daily story written by an idiot.


7 posted on 05/31/2012 9:31:52 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: buffaloguy
This is a dead issue.

It's just resting.

8 posted on 05/31/2012 10:00:34 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Charles,

You are espousing common sense, something that is sometimes not welcome around here, especially when the bugles are blowing.

But, only an idiot with no knowledge of history or geography could look at this as any kind of “giveaway”. You can’t give something away that isn’t yours.

It’s no more a giveaway than if we relinquished our claims on Nimzhy Novgorad; it’s Russian and the islands in question are Russian. The people who live there pay Russian taxes, they vote in Russian elections, and they speak Russian. And why not - they ARE Russian.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 10:02:20 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: yoe

Won’t stand a chance (i.e., the treaty).

And just you wait for Obama’s second term. Comrade Obama will be more “FLEXIBLE”.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 10:09:41 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: John Valentine
The author of this piece:

Joe Miller was the 2010 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Alaska. He is a West Point graduate and decorated combat veteran from the first Gulf War. A former judge, Joe graduated from Yale Law School and was later awarded an advanced economics degree from the University of Alaska. He is presently chairman of Restoring Liberty Alaska PAC and Restoring Liberty Action Committee. Follow Joe at Facebook and Twitter.

11 posted on 05/31/2012 10:10:05 AM PDT by kabar
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To: yoe

Is it spelled treason or treasin? [JK]

Either way its CRIMINAL!

Where is CONGRESS?????


12 posted on 05/31/2012 10:12:06 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

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 doesn’t seem to care.

The imperiled Arctic Ocean islands include Wrangel, Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta. Wrangel became American in 1881 with the landing of the U.S. Revenue Marine ship Thomas Corwin. The landing party included the famed naturalist John Muir. It is 3,000 square miles in size.

Northwest of Wrangel are the DeLong Islands, named for George Washington DeLong, the captain of USS Jeannette. Also in 1881, he discovered and claimed these three islands for the United States. He named them for the voyage co-sponsor, New York City newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett. The ship’s crew received a hero’s welcome back in Washington, and Congress awarded them gold medals.

In the Bering Sea at the far west end of the Aleutian chain are Copper Island, Sea Lion Rock and Sea Otter Rock. They were ceded to the U.S. in Seward’s 1867 treaty with Russia.


13 posted on 05/31/2012 10:14:06 AM PDT by kabar
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To: yoe

This is a fine example of excellent reasons not to rely on WND for news— or anything else.


14 posted on 05/31/2012 10:15:59 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Army Air Corps

Holy crap! Are we going to get this nonsense posted on Free Republic every month?


15 posted on 05/31/2012 10:20:32 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: kabar
In the Bering Sea at the far west end of the Aleutian chain are Copper Island, Sea Lion Rock and Sea Otter Rock. They were ceded to the U.S. in Seward’s 1867 treaty with Russia.

You should actually read the treaty and look at a map. As the the treaty stated, Copper Island is part of the Kormandorski couplet, not the Aleutian Islands. The treaty actually specifies between the Copper Island and Attou (the end of the Aleutian chain) as the dividing border.

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsl&fileName=015/llsl015.db&recNum=574

All of the islands referenced are west of the maritime border from the 1867 treaty. They are on Russian side.

16 posted on 05/31/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: kabar

This was written by the Department of State in 1965.

International Boundary Study
U.S. – Russia Convention Line of 1867
http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/collection/limitsinseas/ibs014.pdf

It give the connecting line of following points as the Western Boundary.

72° 00’.0 N, 168° 58’ 22”.587 W
65° 30’.0 N, 168° 58’ 22”.587 W
64° 12’.3 N, 172° 00’ W
53° 45’.0 N 170° 16’.0 W
50° 36’.4 N 167° 00’ E

All of the referenced Islands were on the Russian side in 1965,

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In 2003, after this same myth was attributed to President Bush giving away the same Islands, over and over, the state department issued the following:

Status of Wrangel and Other Arctic Islands
http://2001-2009.state.gov/p/eur/rls/fs/20922.htm

No negotiations regarding the U.S.-Russia maritime boundary have occurred since 1990, when the U.S.-USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement was signed. The negotiations that led to that agreement did not address the status of Wrangel Island, Herald Island, Bennett Island, Jeannette Island, or Henrietta Island, all of which lie off Russia’s Arctic coast, or Mednyy (Copper) Island or rocks off the coast of Mednyy Island in the Bering Sea. None of the islands or rocks above were included in the U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867, and they have never been claimed by the United States, although Americans were involved in the discovery and exploration of some of them.

The U.S.-USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement, signed by the United States and the Soviet Union on June 1, 1990, defines our maritime boundary in the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea, and northern Pacific Ocean. The U.S.-USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement is a treaty that requires ratification by both parties before it formally enters into force. The treaty was made public at the time of its signing. In a separate exchange of diplomatic notes, the two countries agreed to apply the agreement provisionally. The United States Senate gave its advice and consent to ratification of the U.S.-USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement on September 16, 1991.

The Russian Federation informed the United States Government by diplomatic note dated January 13, 1992, that it “continues to perform the rights and fulfill the obligations flowing from the international agreements” signed by the Soviet Union. The United States and the Russian Federation, which is considered to be the sole successor state to the treaty rights and obligations of the former Soviet Union for the purposes of the U.S.-USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement, are applying the treaty on a provisional basis, pending its ratification by the Russian Federation.

The United States regularly holds discussions with Russia on Bering Sea issues, but these discussions do not affect the placement of the U.S.-Russia boundary or the jurisdiction over any territory or the sovereignty of any territory. The U.S. has no intention of reopening discussion of the 1990 Maritime Boundary Treaty.

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Even the Alaska Supreme Court has ruled these islands outside of Alaska. Further info at the link.

D. Denardo v. State of Alaska (12/23/94),
THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF ALASKA
http://touchngo.com/sp/html/sp-4156.htm

Daniel DeNardo claims interests in five islands which lie north of Siberia in the Arctic Ocean: Wrangel, Herald, Henrietta, Bennett and Jeannette. When he attempted to record these interests in the Nome recording district, the recorder refused to accept DeNardo’s documents, taking the position that the islands are not within the Nome recording district.

DeNardo sued, seeking equitable relief and damages. He alleged that “[t]he State of Alaska being responsible for the designation of the recording district must designate a place of recordation for plaintiff’s property rights as it has recorded other’s [sic] property rights in the state of Alaska.”

The State moved to dismiss, claiming that it lacks authority to designate recording districts for the Arctic Islands. The State’s motion was granted. DeNardo appeals. We affirm.

The Arctic Islands are not located within the Nome recording district or any of the State’s other thirty-three recording districts. Under AS 40.17.020(a), DeNardo’s documents may not be recorded in any recording district in Alaska.

Moreover, the State has no duty to create a recording district for the Arctic Islands, as it is not governing them. The question of sovereignty over the Arctic Islands is a subject committed to the executive and legislative branches of the United States government. See United States v. Louisiana, 363 U.S. 1, 35 (1960). Until and unless the United States government indicates that the Arctic Islands are part of the State of Alaska, the State has no duty to accept for recording documents affecting title to real property on the islands.


17 posted on 05/31/2012 10:43:08 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: kabar

Here we have the same myth, posted on Free Republic in 2003, blaming the Bush Administration.

Quietly, State Dept. Turns Over American Islands to Russia, Others
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/927764/posts
Posted on Thu Jun 12 2003


18 posted on 05/31/2012 10:47:25 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Thanks for the info. I was just quoting the article written by Joe Miller.


19 posted on 05/31/2012 12:40:08 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

I supported Joe Miller, but this might explain why he was unable to beat a write-in candidate for the election.


20 posted on 05/31/2012 1:15:57 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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Color me surprised! Obama wants to give away our oil production!?!?!?

This is the same guy who pushed through loan guarantees for Brazil’s oil industry and stated that he wanted the US to become Brazil’s top customer, while killing Keystone.

I’m shocked!

Mark


21 posted on 05/31/2012 3:18:50 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: kabar

Joe Miller or not, he ought to know better. His notion that we have some sort of claim to these bits of land is no better founded than Alexander Zhirinovsky’s wild fantasies of reclaiming Alaska for the Russians.

Not gonna happen, in either direction.


22 posted on 05/31/2012 4:10:59 PM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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