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Report: Obama Administration Is Giving Away 7 Strategic Islands to Russia
Gateway Pundity ^ | Saturday, February 18, 2012, 12:32 PM | Jim Hoft

Posted on 02/21/2012 6:40:49 AM PST by JSDude1

May 1881 US explorers approached Jeannette Island and Henrietta Island and claimed them for the United States. According 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 address the status of these islands nor the maritime boundaries associated with them.

The Obama Administration is reportedly giving away Wrangell, Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta islands in Alaska to Russia. The federal government drew the line to put these seven Alaskan islands on the Russian side Former senatorial candidate Joe Miller broke this story at World Net Daily:


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alaska; russia; sovereignty; us; wnd
TREASON!!
1 posted on 02/21/2012 6:40:59 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

Giving away what you don’t really own is a hallmark of this administration.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 6:43:26 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

He’d probably give away the whole state, if he thought he could get away with it. Is it to appease the Russians or to spite Sarah Palin?


3 posted on 02/21/2012 6:54:43 AM PST by jmcenanly (Things will be better in 2013)
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To: JSDude1

I yield to no one in my contempt for Barack Obama and all his works, but give the Devil his due. Judging by the map included with the article, the islands in question are clearly in what ought to be Russian territory. It would be nice if we could get something in return for the concession, but overall this treaty is nothing more than a routine bit of map tidying.


4 posted on 02/21/2012 7:04:47 AM PST by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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To: JSDude1

I yield to no one in my contempt for Barack Obama and all his works, but give the Devil his due. Judging by the map included with the article, the islands in question are clearly in what ought to be Russian territory. It would be nice if we could get something in return for the concession, but overall this treaty is nothing more than a routine bit of map tidying.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 7:05:00 AM PST by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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To: JSDude1
The Obama Administration is reportedly giving away Wrangell, Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta islands in Alaska to Russia.

Hold your horses folks.

1. Wrangell Island has never been claimed by the United States, although it was once claimed by Canada. It has been continuously occupied by Russia since 1924.

2. Bennett Island, Jeannette Island and Henrietta Island are part of the DeLong archipelago -- discovered by American explorers, yes, but off the Northern coast of Siberia and nowhere remotely near the United States. They have never been claimed by America, never been settled by Americans and have been actively claimed by Russia for the last century.

6 posted on 02/21/2012 7:06:14 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: JSDude1
This story is complete Wing Nut Daily garbage.

1) We don't own the islands, so it's hard to give them away. Wrangel Island has a Russian village on it and has been continuously controlled by the Russians/Soviets for over a hundred years.

2) None of these islands were included in the purchase of Alaska from Russia.

3) The islands aren't "in Alaska" they are all very far on the Russian side of the Bering Strait, and all but 1 are in fact North of Siberia.

7 posted on 02/21/2012 7:10:35 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

They don’t exactly look strategic to me unless strategic means cold.


8 posted on 02/21/2012 7:12:42 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: JSDude1

I could be a rich man if I had a penny everytime one is pulling this thread.

These islands are de-facto Russian for decades. Residents had Soviet passports and has Russian passports now. One of the islands had a Soviet airbase and early warning radar until it’s closure in late 90’s. Just look at the map and see it belongs to Siberia not Alaska.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 7:23:50 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Alter Kaker

after looking at that map I’m surprised that Canada had the kahones to make such a claim


10 posted on 02/21/2012 7:48:48 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I wish Canada had claimed Hawaii!

We have quite enough cold islands. Seriously!

I’d cheerfully settle for just Maui.


11 posted on 02/21/2012 7:56:40 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: JSDude1

Biden wants to throw in Road Island as an added bonus.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 8:00:02 AM PST by Energizer45678
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To: JSDude1

Kind of like Clinton, under the radar, giving Iwo Jima back to the Japanese...lib dim slimes.


13 posted on 02/21/2012 8:18:40 AM PST by matginzac
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To: JSDude1
Take a look at this map:

I despise the Obama administration, but this map makes it clear that these are Russian islands.

14 posted on 02/21/2012 8:21:35 AM PST by Lazamataz (If you only think about a diet, only your brain loses weight.)
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15 posted on 02/21/2012 8:30:54 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Strategerist
"This story is complete Wing Nut Daily garbage."

Why anyone posts stuff here from that "sensationalist" nut-case site that MOSTLY caters to the nut-cases (while laughing all the way to the bank), I'll never know.

16 posted on 02/21/2012 8:33:10 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("Without consequences, there's no virtue". ~ Rush Limbaugh 12:51 PM, Friday, 2/17/2012)
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To: Strategerist

Not only that—he’s letting Russia have Novaya Zemlya and the Kola Peninsula! Not to mention Kamchatka.


17 posted on 02/21/2012 8:52:57 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Lazamataz

This reminds me of a Spanish instructor I had once who was obsessed with the idea that the Channel Islands still belonged to Mexico.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 8:55:11 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Alter Kaker

You are correct.

Better still, I would have said: “Take those islands but only if you also take Califonia with you...or there is no deal.”


19 posted on 02/21/2012 9:23:01 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: JSDude1

Wrangel Island was the last outpost of the Wooly Mammoths. A small pygmy population died out in about 3500 BC.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 11:07:05 AM PST by buffaloguy (uab.)
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