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Wayne 2012/08/08 20:25:15
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Obama Donates 7 Alaska Islands to Putin forZero Dollars
This is what our beloved president Obama has done in 2012 for America so
far this year. This was just sent to me, and got very little press to
keep it unknown from the American public. Please read the following to
see what is happening. Why is he getting away with all of this?
Is there a "REST OF THE STORY"?
This
article on Feb. 16, 2012 appears in very few places. Apparently, the
regular "professional reporters" consider Obama giving away islands
belonging to Alaska and part of the United States as
no big deal. Obama is giving these islands to Russia for free, no cost,
$zero money or any other consideration. Guess what? The state
legislature in Alaska (still one of our 50 states) voted several times in opposition to
THE GIVEAWAY! The islands have billions of barrels of OIL and Obama
could let oil companies lease parts of the islands and start drilling
for MORE OIL!! Should you suspect Obama was trying to sneak this by...?
Why??

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 islands in the Arctic Ocean and
Bering Sea include one the size ofRhode Island and Delaware combined.
The Russians are also to get the tens of thousands of square miles of
oil-rich seabed's 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 Pres. Obama
or Sec. Clinton.
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 Citynewspaper 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.

Now is the time for the Obama administration to stand up for U.S. and
Alaskan rights and invaluable resources. The State Department's
maritime agreement is a loser - it gives us nothing in return for giving
up Alaska's sovereign territory and invaluable resources. We won the Cold War and should start acting like it. Also see Link 1,2 below
Link 1. http://www.westernjournalism.com/obamas-giveaway-oil-rich-islands-to-russia/
Link 2. http://commonamericanjournal.com/?p=39807
The State Dept. Watch says:http://www.statedepartmentwatch.org/GiveawaySummary.htm
And you can "Google" many more links with "Alaska island giveaway"


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  • firelooker 2012/08/08 20:52:33
    No he did not!
    firelooker
    +3
    He did it right in front of us and all the libs thought he was being God and he can do no wrong!

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  • KilrQueen 2012/08/09 00:03:59
    No he did not!
    KilrQueen
    Even though I would love to say yes he did....in this case he really didn't. Negotiations have been going on over those islands forever, long before Obama...I believe Bush was the one that finally brokered that deal...I could be wrong but I think that was how it actually worked....it kills me to say that, but the truth is the truth.
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/08/08 21:55:59
    Yes he did!
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    He is a planted LIE and he did what he was trained to do all his life/
  • Vision of Verve 2012/08/08 21:18:56
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/08/08 20:55:31
    Yes he did!
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +1
    We probably don't know the half of it.
  • firelooker 2012/08/08 20:52:33
    No he did not!
    firelooker
    +3
    He did it right in front of us and all the libs thought he was being God and he can do no wrong!
  • firelooker firelooker 2012/08/08 20:54:37
    firelooker
    +2
    Obama's plan all along was to destroy America and he's been trying his damndest to do it for four years.
  • Rebel Yell 2012/08/08 20:47:17
    No he did not!
    Rebel Yell
    +1
    The real story? Those lands lie on the Russian side of the U.S.-Russia maritime boundary set by a treaty that the U.S. Senate ratified overwhelmingly more than two decades ago, after being signed by President George H.W. Bush, and with the support of both of Alaska’s senators. Moreover, that treaty merely clarified the location of the maritime boundary to settle squabbles over fishing and undersea mineral rights.

    So where did this lie originate? Joe Miller, the Tea Party favorite who defeated Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 Republican Senate primary, only to see Lisa Murkowski go on to win the general election handily as a write-in candidate.
  • john Kills 2012/08/08 20:40:33
    Yes he did!
    john Kills
    +2
    America is gone. We can get it back but we'll have to fight for it.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/08/08 20:37:28
    Yes he did!
    Ron in Oregon
    +2
    Even though fact check says he did not YET. He will have more flexibility after the November election.
  • Roger47 2012/08/08 20:37:04
    No he did not!
    Roger47
    +3
    This is a FALSE story concerning an agreement that was negotiated years ago. President Obama had nothing to do with it. In fact, I believe it was Republican who was president when it was negotiated. Even a right wing website says I am right.
    http://drinkyourkoolaid.com/d...
  • Wayne 2012/08/08 20:27:34
    Yes he did!
    Wayne
    +1
    There it is arrogance and racketeering all in one.
  • Zuggi 2012/08/08 20:27:07
  • Wayne Zuggi 2012/08/08 20:31:07
  • Ron in ... Wayne 2012/08/08 20:41:56
    Ron in Oregon
    The only thing that i did not see in your good research was GOLD.
  • Zuggi Wayne 2012/08/08 20:42:51
    Zuggi
    +1
    False. The US has never claimed those islands. George H.W. Bush signed the treaty line that put them on the Russian side of the line.
  • Wayne Zuggi 2012/08/08 20:53:05
    Wayne
    +2
    Maybe you should get out of Delaware and go to Wrangle, try telling the American citizens and the state of Alaska they are not in America. I have been there. Obama has no right to speak to giving away any part of any state period! The fact check premise is wrong from the get go, It is part of Alaska Maybe you should find Wrangle on the map.Wrangle has been in American control for many years, trying to run cover for Obama while splitting hairs and pointing fingers is like trying to do the same for Biden when he speaks. hahahahahah. Maybe he could give Delaware to the Chinese.
  • Zuggi Wayne 2012/08/08 20:59:37
    Zuggi
    It's not a part of Alaska, nor has it ever been. Wrangle is under American control? Is that why there's a Russian village there that was settled for 80 years? Is that why there's a Russian radar station there?

    What US folks have lived there? When has the US ever claimed sovereignty over Wrangle island?
  • Wayne Zuggi 2012/08/08 21:43:18 (edited)
    Wayne
    Can you show me Wrangle Russia or would the post office in Wrangle Alaska be a figment of imagination. Did you find Wrangle Russia or Wrangle Alaska on your map? Seriously. Like I said if you would get out more you would know what Americans live and settled there.
  • Zuggi Wayne 2012/08/08 22:30:46
    Zuggi
    Show me the Wrangle Alaska post office, then.
  • ray Zuggi 2012/08/08 23:05:07
    ray
    +1

    Wrangell is a beautiful island located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest on Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage. The City of Wrangell "Gateway to the Stikine" is an authentic Alaskan town that reflects the friendly pioneer spirit of the last frontier. Wrangell is the only community in Alaska to have been ruled by four nations, the Tlingit, Russian, British and United States. Our community is rich in Alaska Native, gold rush and local history. The island has many aerial view of Wrangell hiking trails, historical & cultural sites and beaches for visitors and residents to enjoy.
    http://www.alaskawaters.com/w...

    There are two Wrangel islands
    The one in question has been a minor bone for over a hundred years. By treaty it was given to the Russians , but , The Russians never ratified the treaty. They Islands in question became significant recently due to the off shore mineral rights ( OIL ) that come with possession . I

    This island just off the coast of Russia in the one being discussed .
    There are no settlements here. The Russian Radar station was abandoned in 1992 .


    http://russiatrek.org/blog/na...

    Wrangell is a beautiful island located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest on Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage. The City of Wrangell "Gateway to the Stikine" is an authentic Alaskan town that reflects the friendly pioneer spirit of the last frontier. Wrangell is the only community in Alaska to have been ruled by four nations, the Tlingit, Russian, British and United States. Our community is rich in Alaska Native, gold rush and local history. The island has many aerial view of Wrangell hiking trails, historical & cultural sites and beaches for visitors and residents to enjoy.
    http://www.alaskawaters.com/w...

    There are two Wrangel islands
    The one in question has been a minor bone for over a hundred years. By treaty it was given to the Russians , but , The Russians never ratified the treaty. They Islands in question became significant recently due to the off shore mineral rights ( OIL ) that come with possession . I

    This island just off the coast of Russia in the one being discussed .
    There are no settlements here. The Russian Radar station was abandoned in 1992 .
    island coast russia discussed settlements russian radar station abandoned 1992

    http://russiatrek.org/blog/na...
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  • Zuggi ray 2012/08/08 23:09:56
    Zuggi
    So we're not giving away the one in the National Forest; we're acknowledging their claims to the one they've owned and used for years.
  • ray Zuggi 2012/08/08 23:34:35
    ray
    +1
    Neither country really cared about them Until the subject of Oil Rights came up. ( LOST TREATY and Fishing Rights In particular brought them to the for. )

    The Early discoverers claimed right of discovery which was greeted with a HO HUM.
    " Wrangell Island was discovered and made part of the United States in August 1881 with the landing of famed explorer John Muir and the crew of U. S. Revenue Marine ship Thomas Corwin under the command of Capt. Calvin Leighton Hooper. The landing at the mouth of the Clark River was illustrated by Muir in his book “The Cruise of the Corwin”. Two weeks after the Corwin took possession, USS John Rodgers conducted a complete survey of the island, which turned out to equal the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined."


    Status of Wrangel and Other Arctic Islands
    The U.S.-USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement was signed in 1990. 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 Unit...


    Neither country really cared about them Until the subject of Oil Rights came up. ( LOST TREATY and Fishing Rights In particular brought them to the for. )

    The Early discoverers claimed right of discovery which was greeted with a HO HUM.
    " Wrangell Island was discovered and made part of the United States in August 1881 with the landing of famed explorer John Muir and the crew of U. S. Revenue Marine ship Thomas Corwin under the command of Capt. Calvin Leighton Hooper. The landing at the mouth of the Clark River was illustrated by Muir in his book “The Cruise of the Corwin”. Two weeks after the Corwin took possession, USS John Rodgers conducted a complete survey of the island, which turned out to equal the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined."


    Status of Wrangel and Other Arctic Islands
    The U.S.-USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement was signed in 1990. 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
    http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rl...

    Somebody screwed up big when the Boundary and what was included and not included was discussed.
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  • ray Wayne 2012/08/08 23:21:05
    ray
    There are two Wrangel Islands .

    Wrangell is a beautiful island located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest on Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage.
    http://www.alaskawaters.com/w...

    Wrangel Island Soviet military presence pollution
    http://russiatrek.org/blog/na...

    The second was given to the USSR By a treaty which was never ratified .
    Status of Wrangel and Other Arctic Islands
    The U.S.-USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement was signed in 1990. 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
    http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rl...

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