Report: Obama Administration Is Giving Away 7 Strategic Islands to Russia

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 outrageous restrictions.

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 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 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 size.

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  • Blackbird

    Texas will be next. Dear God, what a nightmare.


    anything this COC% sucker can do to kill america he will do

  • Freddy

    Considering how much Obama hates Palin, Joe should be happy Obama didn’t give all of Alaska back to the Russians!

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  • Patty

    I thought some were no really crazy but couldn’t understand the depths Obama would go too. I am not sure if everyone who has voted for Obama realizes this but if we don’t to something to get Obama out of office soon, our oil supply will and is about there compromised dangerously under Obama. Let’s say there is a credible disaster and the oil is greatly depleted. Cars won’t run, trucks that send supplies to grocery stores will not be able to run, Airlines, think of all the places where we need supplies and food.

    Maybe Beck and others are right, gardens, guns, water, food supplies stock piling, sounds silly? I just wonder Why? this administration is pitting the classes against one another. I am certainly sure that the Obama’s will be while taken care of. Could you imagine the rationing of food. Gas if it exist. This may sound extreme but Obama’s dream will come true when Americans fight each other for basic necessities.

  • Obamas regulation destroy jobs

    Its an atheist secular world….what a wussy..

  • IOpian

    In the race to be the The Worst President in U.S. history Obama has to come up with something to match Carter’s Panama Canal giveaway.

    BTW… how many days have our hostages been held in Egypt?

  • Redwine

    WTF – But this evil regime is Marxist and Soviet-oriented. They want to reverse Reagan’s legacy and apply Soviet-style Communist to the US. Three major steps:
    1. Shred the Constitution to remove the will of the people, and reverse our Gd-given freedoms.
    2. Destroy American sovereignty through illegal “immigration”, support for America’s enemies strategically, financially and militarily.
    3. Exert tyrannical and totalitarian rule on all issues relating to the lifecycle of all US citizens (except the elite few – an oligarchy) through Obamacare, which has nothing to do with health, but everything to do with power. (Birth control is not a health issue, but it is a lifecycle issue, which is why it’s being mandated by the regime) and Agenda 21.

  • Patty

    “The agreement was negotiated in total secrecy.”

    I have to say things are going as planned for Obama. There are many things that are being done by Obama in secret.

    Again, read this: “The end is what you want, the means is how you get it. Whenever we think about social change, the question of means and ends arises. The man of action views the issue of means and ends in pragmatic and strategic terms. He has no other problem; he thinks only of his actual resources and the possibilities of various choices of action. He asks of ends only whether they are achievable and worth the cost; of means, only whether they will work. … The real arena is corrupt and bloody.” p.24

    “The means-and-ends moralists, constantly obsessed with the ethics of the means used by the Have-Nots against the Haves, should search themselves as to their real political position. In fact, they are passive — but real — allies of the Haves…. The most unethical of all means is the non-use of any means… The standards of judgment must be rooted in the whys and wherefores of life as it is lived, the world as it is, not our wished-for fantasy of the world as it should be….” pp.25-26

    “The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means….” p.29

    “The seventh rule… is that generally success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics….” p.34

    “The tenth rule… is you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral garments…. It involves sifting the multiple factors which combine in creating the circumstances at any given time… Who, and how many will support the action?… If weapons are needed, then are appropriate d weapons available? Availability of means determines whether you will be underground or above ground; whether you will move quickly or slowly…” p.36

    11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside… every positive has its negative.”

    12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

  • Sasja

    I think we should note that this treaty was ratified by the US Senate in 1991, and the then Prez Bush signed it, which never should have happened.

    I am not surprised that this putz in the WH, along with Billary, have decided to hand over these important resources.

  • Patty

    Obama has been literally doing everything that he can to weaken this country since he took office. He has lowered our defense along both borders, he has spent our treasure, he has betrayed our allies and lowered our standard of living.

    Now he is going even further and giving away parts of our country. And not just any part, but valuable islands that would increase our oil production if drilling were allowed on them. And to make matters even worse, the state that he is taking this land away from is Alaska.

    No XL Pipeline, Regulations on Oil rigs. He is literally taking our nation from us all.

  • Patty

    Secret Transfer

    The resulting U.S.-U.S.S.R. Maritime Boundary Treaty was passed by the
    Senate and ratified by former President George Bush in 1991. Russia,
    however, never ratified the treaty because its leaders complained that the
    U.S.S.R. didn’t benefit enough from it.

    Nevertheless, former U.S. Secretary of State Jim Baker and the Soviet
    Union’s Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze signed a secretive
    executive agreement the year before that bound both governments to the

    Currently, Russia is demanding hundreds of millions of pounds more
    fishing rights from the United States that would undermine the Alaskan
    fish industry and, subsequently, the state’s economy.

    A wealth of petroleum and natural gas hang in the balance as well.

    When contacted the State Department for an explanation, a
    spokesman said he wasn’t aware of any issue involving the Wrangell Islands
    and the U.S. government and that it was his belief that the islands have been
    recognized as a part of Russia since the 1800s. During the course of the
    interview, the State Department official asked if he was being “put on.”

    Even though now recognizing Russian jurisdiction over the islands, the
    State Department had testified at the June 13, 1991, treaty hearing that the
    maritime boundary agreement “does not recognize Soviet sovereignty over
    these [five Arctic] islands.”

    Enraged by the turnover of Alaska’s sovereign land, Rep. John Coghill Jr. of
    that state’s legislature sponsored House Joint Resolution 27, which beseeches
    the Department of State to inform the Alaska Legislature of any decisions
    regarding the maritime agreement.

    The resolution further points out that setting a maritime boundary between
    Alaska and Russia is a “constitutional issue of states’ rights.”

    One of the issues over these islands and the surrounding waters are the
    fishing rights of Alaskan fishermen. Oil, of which Alaska has the largest
    national reserves, may also be abundant in the disputed territory.

    Military Value

    Olson notes the area’s strategic value as well.

    Beneath the icy waters around the islands, submarine warfare has taken
    place in the past between the former Soviet Union and the United States.
    The ice is now one of the last places for submarines to hide. The islands
    could also be hosts to vital facilities tracking hostile government movements.

    “Everybody knows that the shortest distance between the U.S. mainland and
    Asia is the polar route, giving easy access to aircraft and whatever else,”
    Olson explained. “And the Asian mainland doesn’t just consist of Russia. It
    includes China.”

    More American Islands Lost

    Olson adds that the Arctic islands are not the only American islands the
    State Dept. has been giving away without congressional approval or treaty.

    In recent years four American Pacific Islands – Washington, Fanning,
    Makin and Little Makin – have been ceded to the island nation of Kiribati
    without a treaty.

    “Lost” islands include Nassau Island in the Pacific Ocean and Bajo Nuevo
    and Serranilla Bank in the Caribbean Sea. The islands became American
    territory under the Guano Act in the late 1800s.

    Regarding these three lost islands, the Census Bureau’s Prewitt, in a letter
    dated March 15, stated, “With respect to Nassau Island, Bajo Nuevo, or
    Serranilla Bank, the Department of State has not informed the Census
    Bureau that claims to these islands have been certified.”

    In addition to the abandonment of the islands is the loss of all resources
    within a 200-mile economic zone of each island. As is the case with most
    of the Arctic islands, the economic zones around each of the islands may
    be more important than the islands themselves. There is more and sorry this is very lengthy

  • Patty

    This is first part of article, again lengthy. Sorry

    In recent years several U.S. islands have been ceded to Russia and other
    countries, without congressional approval or public debate.

    These islands, many uninhabited, are significant because they hold potential
    mineral, gas, oil and fishing rights – not to mention potential strategic
    military value.

    So where exactly are these disputed islands?

    The Arctic islands, which lie west of Alaska and north of Siberia, include the
    islands of Wrangell, Herald, Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta.

    The islands in the Bering Sea make up the westernmost point in Alaska’s
    Aleutian chain and include Copper Island, Sea Otter Rock and Sea Lion
    Rock. These islands together have more square mileage than the states
    of Rhode Island and Delaware combined.

    Though the United States had staked claim to these islands for more than a
    century, the State Department has been anxious to turn them back to Russia.

    The transfer would have gone unnoticed were it not for State Department
    Watch, a Washington-based group that monitors State Department

    Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Carl Olson, who heads State Department
    Watch, recently checked with the Census Bureau, asking if it had plans
    to count the inhabitants of these disputed islands in the current census.

    Olson was stunned by the response he received from the Census Bureau.

    “Census Bureau officials were informed by the U.S. Department of State that
    these islands remain under the jurisdiction of Russia,” wrote Kenneth
    Prewitt, director of the Census Bureau in a letter to Olson.

    “Without confirmation and appropriate documentation from the Department
    of State to the contrary, the Census Bureau cannot include these islands as
    part of the State of Alaska,” Prewitt concluded.

    Americans Become Russians

    Olson notes that the Census Bureau, with the approval of the State Dept., has
    just stripped Americans of their citizenship.

    Consider the inhabitants of Wrangell Island, the largest of eight disputed
    islands – five lying in the Arctic Ocean and three in the Bering Sea.

    Geographically speaking, the island’s inhabitants would also be citizens of the
    state of Alaska since no other American state comes even close to the
    proximity of the islands.

    But if anyone desired to visit Wrangell Island, they would be greeted not by
    the Stars and Stripes waving proudly in the brisk air but by a Russian
    military tower.

    According to Olson, the islands including Wrangell have 18 Russian soldiers
    and one officer and 50 to 100 inhabitants.

    Olson insists these people have been made to endure foreign occupation by
    the Russian military and believes the U.S. government should do something
    about taking the islands back. contacted Mark Seidenberg, a former senior traffic
    management specialist within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and asked
    him if he believed the United States should pursue its sovereignty on the
    islands. Seidenberg, without hesitation, said “yes.”

    U.S. Territory for Long Time

    U.S. claims for these islands are strong.

    When the United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, the
    impending treaty included all of the Aleutian Islands, including Copper
    Island, Sea Otter Rock and Sea Lion Rock.

    A number of years later, in 1881, U.S. Captain Calvin L. Hooper landed on
    Wrangell Island and claimed it for the United States. One of the landing
    party was famed explorer John Muir.

    Also in 1881, the U.S. Navy claimed Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta islands
    for the United States. Later that century, the British gave up their claim to
    Herald Island, allowing the Americans to take it over.

    Claims of these islands, however, didn’t become an important issue between
    the former Soviet Union and the United States until the 1970s, when the
    concept of international fishing zones 200 miles from national coastlines went
    into affect.

    With both the Soviet Union and Alaska having coastlines within a much
    closer proximity than the needed 400-mile buffer zone, a maritime boundary
    had to be established. There is more and sorry this is very lengthy

  • david

    I would not be surprised if there comes a day, possibly during his next term, should he win, when he and his buddies will say, “That’s it. No more elections for any office going forward.” And the Congress and courts won’t have the will or power to stop them.

  • Patty

    The transfer would have gone unnoticed were it not for State Department
    Watch, a Washington-based group that monitors State Department

    I suppose a shout out but the cost to America is great and Obama must be defeated. The things he has been allowed to do are astronomical. And to undo his mess will take many years.

    The affects of Obama will be far reaching and very problematic. This administration is made up of doers for sure who don’t realize that their actions will have enormous damage beyond far reaching. Our very freedoms are being ripped away and some are public and many in secret. Exactly going the way Obama wants. While a few patriots are standing up to him, things are going no where, so, the people must stop it and Vote him out of office.

  • Patty


    God helps that won’t happen, Americans will have the courage and revolt. I think Obama wants us to revolt. He is doing everything in his power to take our freedoms away and our Constitution means nothing.

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  • Suzanne

    Barry’s folly.

  • Patty


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  • Sparky

    Obama is desperately dismantling America and doing it quickly before his 1 term is up.

    The grassroots must wake up and take action.

    The only one who knows Washington and government legislation well enough to dismantle Obama’s horrendous actions is Newt Gingrich. He is the candidate who can hit the ground running and can expedite the lumbering bureaucracy. Neither Romney or Santorum have a sniff!