Report: Obama Administration Is Giving Away 7 Strategic Islands to Russia
Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, February 18, 2012, 12:32 PM
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:
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
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
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 Wrangell, Bennett,
Jeannette and Henrietta. Wrangell 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
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