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  1. #1 President Medvedev said that Russia should unilaterally seize parts of the Arctic 
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    Russia threatens to seize swathe of Arctic

    "Does That Include Alaska, a former Russia Territory "

    President Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia should unilaterally claim part of the Arctic, stepping up the race for the disputed energy-rich region.

    "We must finalise and adopt a federal law on the southern border of Russia's Arctic zone," Mr Medvedev told a meeting of the Security Council, in remarks carried by Interfax news agency.

    "This is our responsibility, and simply our direct duty, to our descendents," he said. "We must surely, and for the long-term future, secure Russia's interests in the Arctic."

    Global warming has stepped up the fight for the disputed Arctic, believed to be laden with vast reserves of oil and gas. Russia has pitted itself against Canada, Denmark, Norway and the United States to fight for a greater part of the region, arguing that most of it is Russian territory since an underwater ridge links Siberia to the North Pole's seabed.

    Last August, a Russian mini-submarine carrying politicians and scientists plunged to the depths of the Arctic and claimed to plant a Russian flag to mark Moscow's stake in the territory.

    Footage of the alleged planting was widely broadcast on Russian television – but later turned out to be images taken from the Hollywood blockbuster Titanic.

    Under international law, each of the five countries that lay claim to the Arctic own a 320-kilometre zone that extends north from their shores. That arrangement is up for UN review in May next year.

    Vladimir Putin, now Russia's prime minister, has said global warming is good for Russia – melting its vast icy territories to reveal previously inaccessible oil and gas reserves.

    With oil production declining – and Russia's oil-fuelled power rising – it is keen to grab ever more.

    "This region has strategic significant for us. Its development is directly tied to solving the long-term tasks of the state and its competitiveness on global markets," Medvedev said.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...of-Arctic.html
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    Russia knows that energy is the currency of tomorrow and they have ALWAYS been expansionist.
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Russia knows that energy is the currency of tomorrow and they have ALWAYS been expansionist.
    And we have Pelosi and the Berkeley TreeHumpers !
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    I hope soliders will ride polar bears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    I hope soliders will ride polar bears.
    Did you enjoy the 'Polar Express' Waldo ?
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    What is a "solider" and what has that to do with the underlying premise of the post?

    Try to remember Eyelids that contrary to your reflexive liberal retorts, you are supposed to be an American first.

    Russian dominance in this area is BAD for liberals also. Those "soliders" you so tritely speak of are what allows you to continue to be a liberal whiner.
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    Polar bears with Freakin' Lazer Beams on their heads
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    I hope soliders will ride polar bears.
    For the second time today, I am forced to agree with Eyelids.

    That would be freaking awesome.

    edit: this was as close as I could find:
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    Why would they have to seize anything?

    According to some of the international bank loans the current president is condoning - they’ll own it all anyway.

    This could just be the royal-screw-job-chicken (from the original purchase of Alaska) coming home to roost.
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    I see the Bear has finally fully waken from its short Slumber

    Thats OK, the US military is a walking talking full can of Bear Killer!

    Bring it you commie bastards!
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