by: Joe Miller
"I therefore take possession of it in the name of the President of the United States and name it Bennett Island," said Captain De Long of the ice-locked Jeannette. The picture shows the crew struggling ashore at Bennett
Island in 1881. The island is one of seven strategic Alaskan islands the State Department is giving to the Russians.Photo Credit:"Icebound"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.
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.
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