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.

  • #1AMERICAN

    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..

  • 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.”
    http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

  • 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
    treaty.

    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 NewsMax.com 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.

    http://www.alaska.net/~logjam/give_away.html 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
    activities.

    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.

    NewsMax.com 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.

    http://www.alaska.net/~logjam/give_away.html 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
    activities.

    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

    #14
    david

    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

    OT

    Alec Baldwin Calls Andrew Breitbart ‘A Festering Boil on the Anus of Public Discourse’

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/02/18/alec-baldwin-calls-andrew-breitbart-festering-boil-anus-public-discou#ixzz1mlRpQa79

  • 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!

  • chey

    I wasn’t aware that the State Dept – or the president – could give away US territory without the permission of Congress!?

  • MrGoodWench

    chey commented:

    I wasn’t aware that the State Dept – or the president – could give away US territory without the permission of Congress!?
    +++++
    We have a Congress ?

  • chey

    MrGoodWench
    We have a Congress ?
    ——————————
    yeah, you have a point

  • Sasja

    This is a copy of then Prez Bush and Sec of State Baker’s letters re this treaty when presented to the Senate for ratification should anyone be interested in how this whole sorry state of affairs ended. I would have stated, “how it all got started” but that happened years before.

    http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/125431.pdf

  • midusdew

    Do we have a constitution any more!

    This pin head needs to be stomped!

  • does anybody else in our government have anything to say, its like he’s a dictator.

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  • Noah

    Is treason still a crime in America?

  • bg

    ++

    oh goodie, bet they can see US from Russia now.. /s/

    ==

  • Blackbird

    #29 February 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    Noah commented:

    Is treason still a crime in America?
    ____________________________

    Only if it is a Republican, Noah. Then the wheels of “justice” grind fine indeed.
    Now that you mention it I’m kind of surprised Holder hasn’t filed treason charges against any of the Republican governors. That’s a positive, I guess.

  • What about states rights? Doesn’t Alaska have anything to say about this?
    Will congress do something this time or wring their hands and whine as usual?

  • ER

    I expect we’ll be seeing an awful lot more land giveaways (“auctions” for near nothing, etc), slowly, slowly he psychologically prepares Americans to give up more & more.

  • StrangernFiction

    And we need to nominate a statist so we can defeat this guy?

  • NorthernX

    Ummm…I think I’ll take any story sourced from “World Net Daily” with a grain of salt, and I suggest everyone do likewise…

  • JoyO

    Under our Constitution, wouldn’t the Senate have to approve this before it can be done?

  • squeaky
  • sablegsd

    I hate this treasonous POS.

  • AuntieMadder

    #35 February 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    NorthernX commented: “Ummm…I think I’ll take any story sourced from “World Net Daily” with a grain of salt, and I suggest everyone do likewise…”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I’m taking your suggestion with that grain of salt.

  • squeaky

    from 02′[ 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]
    http://www.alaska.net/~logjam/give_away.html

  • Meemsie

    Next he’ll be giving away “Red States”. That should guarantee him victory in November.

  • Yep

    Hoe can you look at that map and say that any if those islands
    are “in Alaska”? They’re nowhere near Alaska.

    They’ve been under the Russians for neatly 100 years.

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  • Redwine

    I say we should email/phone bomb our congressional reps about this.

    This is undoubtedly T R E A S O N!!!

  • Sasja

    PEOPLE. Those of you who apparently are not paying attention but just go off on a tangent.

    This was decided by treaty in 1990, ratified by the US Senate in 1991, and signed by George Bush. That a transfer wasn’t done then, was because the USSR did not ratify the treaty, and neither has Russia. I don’t agree with it. But it is a done deal. As I understand it, Russia has still not ratified the treaty, but it is apparent this (fill in the blank) of a president has decided it is time to enforce it.

    I think Congress has some sort of Constitutional authority to repeal treaties, but doubt they would even try.

    Now, it was done by treaty. The US/USSR Maritime Boundary Treaty. If we hadn’t been asleep for the past 30 years, perhaps there never would have been this treaty.

  • democraps suck

    Slowly…. inch by inch the evil Satan is killing this great country….Funny how the American idol generation who wanted this mooslum elected now can’t find jobs…oh boo hoo….maybe now if you had a brain and understood politics you can actually vote intelligently come November

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  • MJ

    The next thing he will surrender will be bases.

  • Meremortal

    OK, Russia gets the islands, the fish and the oil/gas whatever else is nearby.

    What do we get?

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  • Sandy

    Something tells me Obama’s not so sure of getting a second term so he has stepped up his commitment to short saling the USA. If Romney gets in can he ask Putin for our Islands back? I don’t think so.

  • Adi

    #49

    Maybe Putin will promise to destroy Russia’s nukes. Of course Putin always keeps his promises, so it is a win-win situation.

  • Sasja

    Meremortal @#49.

    Screwed.

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  • Jon

    Ok, a Republican president initiates all of this… …and Obama is to blame?

    Think a spell on that 😉

  • Greg

    The map used appears to be scaled for flat sizing the land masses and allowing the water surfaces to expand to fill the gaps. A true over head projection of the affected surface would show these islands a lot closer to Alaska. Depiction of a globe surface as flat is a well known cartography problem with the distortion highest at the polar regions such as this one

  • Semper Bi, Do a guy

    On the bright side, it’ll be easier for Sarah Palin to see Russia from her house.

  • Shawn

    There must be oil reserves on these islands. Why else would we give them away at this time.

  • gwhh

    well now berry and compary ARE really GIVING away the nation to our enemies!!

  • Bankroller

    What do you expect from the Neo-Soviet muzzie-in-chief?

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  • Den Jaeger

    Ohhhh, NOW I get it: Russia’s returning Japan’s northern islands, Finland’s region, Poland’s former eastern territories, Germany’s Kaliningrad region, Moldavia, all taken during Red Army “liberation” at WW II’s end…..Hey, it’s all being done in a reciprocal exchange…In a Spirit of Good Will, right….??? SILLY me….

  • RUPEOPLETHATSTUPID

    I smell BullShi$ with this story. Not one single news agency, even FOX news that loathes Obama with every fiber of their being hasn’t even run this story. You people are so blinded by your hatred of Obama that it is truly making you haters a stupid people. There is plenty of criticism of Obama and many of it legitmate. But take off the tinfoil hat. People like you are the reason the Republicans are in shambles and I left the party to be independent. Even REAGAN would have been to liberal for you. You are all either out of your minds or just stupid. Pick one.

  • pchas

    The Convention of 1867 that conveyed Alask from Russia to the United States placed the western boundary of the United States “through a point in Behring’s strait…and proceeds without limitation into the same Frozen Ocean.” Further south, the line passes “in a southwesterly direction, so as to pass midway between the islands of Attou and the Copper island.” All the islands mentioned in this post are far to the west of the western limit of the United States as described by the Convention of 1867 which places them in Russian waters.

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  • lydia

    word is this story is a hoax, anyone hear this??

  • radargeek

    Jon, Please look beyond the D versus R argument. Both party machines are liberal and don’t care about the majority of conservatives in this country. Bush may have initiated this crap; but odumbya SIGNED IT! That is fact! The us versus them argument is boring and a divertion from the real problems in this country. Both parties keep each other in power and have a monopoly on the political process and your freedom.

  • You don’t need to know my name

    This article by Joe Miller conveniently neglects to mention all of the Republican involvement in the secret negotiations, signed agreements, support for the giveaway, etc. What about Kissinger, Ford, Reagan, G.H.W. Bush, James Baker, who were all in office while these secret negotiations and signed agreements were supposedly transpiring? Joe Miller doesn’t give a history of the situation because it doesn’t suit his agenda. Miller starts off blaming Obama in the title of his article, “Obama Giveaway.” He blames him for postponing Keystone XL, or “effectively killed the pipeline” as he says. He states Obama has an “apparent war” against U.S. energy independence and “Obama’s State Department is giving away seven ….. Alaskan islands.” Then Miller omits pertinent information as to when and how and most importantly, WHO negotiated agreements, boundaries, etc concerning these islands. Who is Miller insinuating committed these dastardly deeds if not Obama and his administration? Yeah, let’s try to pin this B.S. on Obama! This controversy has been going on for about 35 years, starting when Kissinger negotiated with Russia starting in January of 1977. I looked at several maps and all of them placed all of these islands on the Russian side of the maritime boundary that we agreed to years ago. Only 3 islands were included in the Alaska purchase, Copper Island, Sea Lion Rock and Sea Otter Rock. All are in close proximity to the Russian shore, far away from our Alaskan mainland. Just because some American landed on any of the other islands well over 100 years ago and “claimed” them for the U.S., doesn’t mean they belong to us. Do you seriously believe Russia didn’t consider them their property already? They are all just off their mainland! Since the negotiations were supposedly secret, we don’t know what we might have gotten in return, if anything. After researching this situation at great length, I see no hope of claiming possession of these islands. I couldn’t find a single map that showed any of these islands belonging to Alaska or the United States. I couldn’t find a government website that listed any of these islands as U.S. possessions. All the maps showed these islands as Russian property. I don’t believe we inhabit a single one of these islands in any way. The only info I could find on Americans inhabiting any island was 13 or so people about 90 years ago. The Russians removed them and I can’t find any info suggesting the U.S. complained about an invasion on our soil. If Bush 1, Bush 2 and Dick “Halliburton” Cheney, all oilmen, couldn’t find a way to claim these islands while they were in office, I see no hope, because I’d bet money they looked into it. This is just another wild goose chase, made to enrage those who just need any reason to vilify President Obama.

  • jimla

    There is no way that anyone cannot see what obama and his minions have done and continue to do at every opportunity. What makes America the greatest is being subverted and usurped by this lecherous bunch bent on the destruction of every aspect of our lives.
    There is something that goes on during the demolition of a democracy. Everyone in that democracy goes around in a circle, finally a few holler out I am tired of going around in circles, where upon the totally in charge crew state, “Shut up or We will nail the other foot to the floor!”

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  • You don’t need to know my name

    This article by Joe Miller conveniently neglects to mention all of the Republican involvement in the secret negotiations, signed agreements, support for the giveaway, etc. What about Kissinger, Ford, Reagan, G.H.W. Bush, James Baker, who were all in office while these secret negotiations and signed agreements were supposedly transpiring? Miller doesn’t give a history of the situation because it doesn’t suit his agenda. Miller starts off blaming Obama in the title of his article, “Obama Giveaway.” He blames him for postponing Keystone XL, or “effectively killed the pipeline” as he says. He states Obama has an “apparent war” against U.S. energy independence and “Obama’s State Department is giving away seven ….. Alaskan islands.” Then Miller omits pertinent information as to when and how and most importantly, WHO negotiated agreements, boundaries, etc concerning these islands. Who is Miller insinuating committed these dastardly deeds if not Obama and his administration? This controversy has been going on for about 35 years, starting when Kissinger negotiated with Russia starting in January of 1977. I looked at several maps and all of them placed all of these islands on the Russian side of the maritime boundary that we agreed to years ago. None of these islands were included in the Alaska purchase, read the treaty. All are in close proximity to the Russian shore, far away from our Alaskan mainland. Just because some American landed on any of the islands well over 100 years ago and “claimed” them for the U.S., doesn’t mean they belong to us. Do you seriously believe Russia didn’t consider them their property already? They are all just off their mainland! Since the negotiations were supposedly secret, we don’t know what we might have gotten in return, if anything. After researching this situation at great length, I see no hope of claiming possession of these islands. I couldn’t find a single map that showed any of these islands belonging to Alaska or the United States. I couldn’t find a government website that listed any of these islands as U.S. possessions. All the maps showed these islands as Russian property. I don’t believe we inhabit a single one of these islands in any way. The only info I could find on Americans inhabiting any island was 13 or so people about 90 years ago. The Russians removed them and I can’t find any info suggesting the U.S. complained about an invasion on our soil. If Bush 1, Bush 2 and Dick “Halliburton” Cheney, all oilmen, couldn’t find a way to claim these islands while they were in office, I see no hope, because I’d bet money they looked into it. This is just another wild goose chase, made to enrage those who just need any reason to vilify President Obama.

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  • Ben Hutchison

    These islands are not nor were they ever officially US territory, and that was made official in 1994. It’s easy to find these answers, but so many people would rather just believe scurrilous assertions that fit their preconceived agendas. There are enough problems in this country without fabricating non-existent ones.

  • This is actually an old story with a lot of people getting their hands dirty. The giveaway deal was brokered by Henry Kissinger in 1977; they were officially declared Russian territory in 1994; the giveaway treaty signed by the Clinton administration in 2000; approval-stamped by the G.W. Bush administration by 2003. Obama’s biggest sin here is not canceling the treaty, but he certainly didn’t initiate it.

  • This is a textbook case of disinformation. Notice how the name of even one U.S. citizen who is a resident of these islands is not mentioned. The U.S. connection is some expeditions in the 19th century, in which the islands were charted and a cairn was built on one of them. There is no evidence of American residence or development on the islands in question. This is really a shame. There is plenty enough evidence of the Obama administration stripping the American people of their wealth to hand out to miscreants much closer to home. This is ignored, while this non story is trumped as some kind of outrage. What you are looking at is misdirection from the real theft going on.

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  • Jack

    “No negotiations regarding the U.S.-Russia maritime boundary have occurred since 1990, when the U.S.-USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement was signed. 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://2001-2009.state.gov/p/eur/rls/fs/20922.htm

  • Sversun

    You can’t give away what never was yours. The Islands were disputed terretories between the USA and Russia since 1915. Its a sign of goodwill towards Russia, witch will be much appreciated as such. And the price is some small uninhabited Islands.

    P.S.: Don’t forget that Russia actualy didn’t sell Alaska in 1867 but leased it for 100 years. This means the treaty ended in 1967. But since the USA made it a offical state in 1959 and nobody wanted to see a confrontation between the USA and the Soviet Union, its a sign of good will from the Russians they don’t demand it back.

  • Vastx

    As I understand it, the islands we claimed west of the original boundary when we purchased Alaska, goes beyond that boundary. This seems to correct the “unlawful” claim to those islands. So it just seems to reinforce the boundary from 1867.

    I don’t know. I haven’t been awake long, I need some caffeine. Regardless, Obama needs to be replaced in November.

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  • Bob

    There are two sides to EVERY story. I’ve read this one-sided spin, now it’s time to hear the other side. Until both parties get out of the “Spin” business, we will be forever divided. Don’t let politicians and so-called “News” outlets do all of your thinking and fact finding for you, that makes it too easy for these leeches… think for yourselves.

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  • Does Obama even have the authority to do this without Congressional approval?

    btw, it was a SALE, not a lease:

    The cession of territory and dominion herein made is hereby declared to be free and unincumbered by any reservations, privileges, franchises, grants, or possessions, by any associated companies, whether corporate or incorporate, Russian or any other; or by any parties, except merely private individual property-holders; and the cession hereby made conveys all the rights, franchises, and privileges now belonging to Russia in the said territory or dominion, and appurtenances thereto.

  • Самуил

    Actualy the idea to sell Alaska to the USA came up in 1853, at the start of the Crimean War. The Russians had to concentrated all the forces against the joint forces of the Ottoman, British and French Empire. Therefore the Russians feared that they can not hold Alaska against Great Britain and proposed a fictive sell to the USA, to secure it.

    The idea came up once again when the Russians decided to free the Christian people of the Balkans from Ottoman slavery and to start the 12th Russian – Ottoman War.

    Since the Britains stated that they will defend the Ottoman Empire in a posible Balkan War, the Russian proposed a new fictive sell of Alaska to the USA in 1866.

    Because of the alliance of Britain with the Ottoman Empire, the war started, 11 years later.

    Thank of American journalist like Januarius MacGahan, who described the astorcities of the Ottomans against Bulgarian Christains in 1876, the alliance of Britain with the Ottomans became very unpopular in the British socity and Britain declared it would only inderectly support the Turks in the upcoming war of 1877.

    There are historians in Russia wich claim that there were secret documents behind the sell of Alaska to the USA, because as you can see the Russians wanted a indirect alliance with the Americans against Britain and wanted to sell it fictive.

    Since most of the Tsarist Archives were burnt down in the October Revolution in 1917 this claim is not proofable because the only official documents are in the USA.

    Another claim is that since in 1917 the Soviets declared all treaties ever made by the Tsars as not rightfull, since the people have not decided them, Russia never sold Alaska.

    Either way nobody in today Russia, except some ultranatinalists, which the mainstream media in the USA strangly supports as opositon, claims Alaska back.

  • CC

    Time for Obama to be removed from office.

  • DEF

    The facts proclaim Obama and the “Progressive movement” as the Terrorists!!!

  • Hey Obama,

    Did you ever hear of a thing called state rights?
    When you do a thing like this, it smells like you are making secret deals in back rooms with who knows who.
    How can the american people trust a president that hides and sneaks about doing harm to our state in such a way as this.
    You act like a high and mighty person that the lowly alaskan is not worth your time or effort to even consult with before giving away our precious state.
    You are wrong in this and you can not be trusted. I do not believe you are making any friends up here in alaska with all of you sercanery! Please, stay out of state politics and stop the over reaching of actions like this.
    I have been polite but you have openly slapped every alaskan in the face with this.
    We will remember this on election day and I predict that you will not win alaska in your november run for president.
    I can’t wait to see the spin that you will put on this one. (No dice!!!)

    Signed,

    “Eagerly awaiting the elections”

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  • Grant

    Wow. Some people will believe anything. All of these islands are clearly on the Russian side of the US/Russain maritime boundary which was established in 1990 and none of them have ever been claimed by the US. This is misinformation created by tea party nutjob Joe Miller.

  • Grant

    Obama couldn’t even do this if he wanted to.

  • Ian

    It’s a bogus Urban Legend that been on the Internet for over a decade.

    Do some research people!

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  • Stephen

    If this was reported by the mainstream media, all Obama’s worshipers would say is that it is all a lie made up by the GOP just to discredit him. Liberals have such a fixation on his skin color that they could really careless what the facts are.

  • Common Sense

    Just wanted to comment on #7’s Canama Canal comment. The only reason that the United States had control of the Panama Canal in the first place is because we assisted in the overthrow of their government and had illegitimately negotiated a treaty with the new government without any of their representative parties present. So it was their land anyways.

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  • castaway

    I wonder how many liberals would agree to this one!!! We need to get rid of this government asap. We need to take it with force,and install a constitutional government to restore our republic. Goodgreif, what will be left after another two years of these maniac, let alone another four years. Are you mad enough to stand and fight yet??? I sure hope you are.

  • RIP-VAN-WINKLE just awoke from his nap! He is suprised to see “TOKOYO ROSE RUNNING THE WHITE HOUSE”! Is OBOMA/OSOMA really chanting DOWN WITH AMERICA in HIS SLEEP?

  • John

    SO AMERICA…WHAT ARE WE DOING
    GET ON THE PHONE

  • #7 Accept the correction from #100. Do a bit of homework first. There is o comparason in these matters to the debacle of the ALASKAN ISLAND matter. Captain ZERO is just stabing us real AMERICAN PATRIOTS in the back with his/her MARXIST tools.

  • Sorry, I am a Tea Party all the way, but give me a break! What’s next, the US paranoids will claim that Moscow is part of US territory, too?

    These islands are well within Russian territory. Good grief, look at the map.

    Russia is not the boogeyman, guys and gals, MECCA is.

  • Roscoe Bonifitucci

    Obama bows to the King of Saudi Arabia, the titular head of the Islamic World, p[provides material support to the Muslim Brotherhood, is a bad friend to our allies (Israel, Canada, Britain, Australia, fill-in-the-blank) and gives encouragement & US Treasure to our Communist enemies in China and Russia.

    He is in a race to become the worst president ever and makes Jimmy Carter look like a freaking American Patriot. America must impeach this imposter before he does more harm to America and her People.

  • I am not surprised that the President does whatever he wants. What I am confused about is why Sarah Palin hasn’t said anything. Where is the Congress:asleep. Is he so sneaky that no one knows what he is doing. My concern is what has he done that we don’t know anything about. Am concerned about his true directions. Why can’t he be honest and tell the people the truth about everything he does. Why so much secrecy? This OUR country and he is not our dictator.

  • B J Bragg

    Consider this: Place a frog in a kettle of cool water. Turn on the heat. The frog is comfortable all the way to HOT, then it’s too late when the water boils. So it is in the U.S. Is it too late? I certainly hope not but Obama has not been removed yet & he’s in total control, regardless of Congress, the courts, or the constitution. Just keep sitting, America, Congress, & courts. We’re all in the water together! Impeach the sucker & ALL his cronies before he tries to declare marshal law. By the way, this has nothing to do with race or religion so don’t even go there. It has everything to do with loss of personal freedom by someone we all know has no right to be President.

  • The sneakiest president we ever had. He is a liar and only one person had the guts to call him out. He is going to give us the first nuclear war. IF YOU GIVE HIM FOUR MORE YEARS WE ARE ALL DEAD. THE DEMO COMMOS SAY HE WON THE IRAQ WAR AND KILLED BIN LADEN. I SAY HE RETREATED FROM IRAQ AND GAVE IT TO IRAN AND KILLED 22 NAVY SEALS THAT HE BURIED IN THE PRESS BY SUN UP. NOW HE IS GIVING AFGHANISTAN TO CHINA AND PAKISTAN. KISS YOUR COUNTRY GOODBYE. THE DEMO COMMOS ARE CASTING LOTS FOR THE GOD AND COUNTRY CLOAK. YOU MAY NOT HAVE A FLAG LEFT WHEN HE AND SOROS GET FINISHED.

  • B J Bragg

    Ellie, Satan is the father of all lies so what does this make Obama? Could it be the son of Satan? Thanks to all who voted him in.

  • Hello conservatives! The Cold War is over!

    I’m gonna have to turn in my conservative badge. About Russia, we are wrong.

    The US got all of Alaska, for a song, last century, but now, with minds still in the last century, the conservatives want more parts of Russia. Unreal.

    I have been to Russia. I started a business there. It was a lot easier than in the US. At least there, businessmen are not portrayed by the media as criminals, and they don’t have to fear prison if they fail to make a timely payment to a score of unemployment, health, retirement, disability, etc. tax bureaucrats and armed thugs from government regulatory agencies. And the tax rate was a lot lower, they want to encourage business, not try to destroy it in the name of social justice.

    USSA is us.

  • rude.jon

    I spent a few days back in 1990 in 30 to 40 foot seas (in a survival suit & sick as a dog) on the leeward side of the Priblov Islands in the Bering Sea working for NOAA/NMFS counting fish and Stellar Sealion rookeries. Those Islands are barren rocks … explain how Russia will make them strategic against the US, or vice versa for that matter? They are ice bound for the winter darkness, and jam packed with sealions in the summer. You would need a helicopter to land on them, and even then you’d have to do a hover-landing. Obama’s got to go, but these islands are not the reason.

  • ProudVet

    How can they do this? Dont the states have individual rights?

  • EFW

    #110 You hit it right on the head..OBO and Soros want to take over America on their terms..They hang people for Treason..Where r the gallows..

  • terry

    I just have one question! If Obama is doing all of these things in violation of our constitution and other laws of the US, why are Americans allowing this to happen? Are there any Americans left? Guess that was two questions.

  • Frank Gregg

    The communist manifesto mentions years ago that they will dismantle our nation one piece at a time and if anyone doesn’t believe it, just look at what this manufactured candidate that became President has done to embarass us throughout the world, trying to reduce our military strength, stanglehold our abiliity to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and further erode ouer independence and freedom by issuing government control over our daily lives. This man and his Socialist team are more dangerous that the terrorist we are fighting. It from within that we should fear most. Frank Gregg

  • Nick Huffman

    This would be a good issue to be brought up at the next political debate to see what the GOP candidates would say about this. Also, does not Congress have to ratify such a treaty? How stupid of me. Of course not, this President does not need Congress to do anything he pleases.

  • Islands appear to be in Russia space so much adoo about nothing. BTW Obama was trained as a communist and atheist in Moscow, Russia 1981-1983 which is why one of his daughters has the most popular girl’s name in Russia, Natasha. The only way to get more oil from Alaska is to give Alaska back to Russian Federation and Putin will drill for oil so we will have enough oil.

  • Sue

    None of us should be surprised any longer by anything that moron does. He will do anything he can think of, or that Soros can think of, to destroy the United States of America. And there sits our senate and house, doing nothing. Are they morons too or just so busy counting their paychecks and giving themselves raises that they don’t care. It’s sickening.

  • lamplighter

    There is no other way of saying it…ANYONE WHO VOTES FOR OBAMA WILL NOW BE GUILTY OF TREASON! You were forgiven for being mesmerized by the Pied Piper of Chicago, but now you know what and who he truly is, therefore, you no longer have an excuse for betraying our country by voting for this miserable excuse for a human being.

  • What U sow U shall reap

    I and my ilk will remember long and hard about who got us where and how !
    those who got us there will pay dearly as they will have zero protection from my ilk, due to the fact there will be zero resources and will to do so. take heed ! !

  • robert stoltz

    Just like Jimmy Carter gave away the Panama Canal. How slick.

  • Sherry

    This President has lost his mind!! He absolutely would give away the entire country if he thought he could get away with it!… He’d probably give the USA to Iran if he believed he could do it!

    Obama is a traitor to America and to it’s people…you and me and all the rest of all Americans.

    This man MUST NOT BE RE-ELECTED!!!!! Everyone needs to VOTE IN NOVEMBER AND GET THIS SCOUNDREL OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!

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  • nutz2u2

    Let’s do “Give Away, Take Away”: Muhammed Obama gives away U.S. Islands to Russia; We (the voters) take away his presidency in November of this year.

  • Reagan

    This story is not true..

    Russia owned lands. In 1867 in what was called the “Alaska Purchase”, Russia in a treaty sold part of their lands to the United States for the price of $ 7, 200,000. None of these islands were included in that treaty.

    So, how can Obama or anyone give away islands that were never part of the Untited States?

    Read the treaty. Plot the Western boundary coordinates on a map or Google. It is obvious which side of that line those islands are.
    Links for Treaty of 1867
    orginal US Senate Document http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/cdmg21&CISOPTR=2210&REC=2
    html versioin
    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/treatywi.asp
    pdf version (typed)
    Links for Treaty of 1867
    orginal US Senate Document http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/cdmg21&CISOPTR=2210&REC=2
    html versioin
    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/treatywi.asp
    pdf version
    http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/dept/polsciwb/brianl/docs/1867Alaskapurchasetreaty.pdf

    Map Plot Points.
    Points of Reference
    Mys (Cape) Chukotski, 64° 14′.2 N 173° 05′.5 W
    southeast extremity
    St. Lawrence Island, 63° 47′.3 N 171° 45′.8 W
    northwest extremity
    Medny (Copper Island) 54° 32′.2 N 168° 00′ E
    eastern extremity

    Border Line
    Starting point Treaty Line 65° 30′.0 N 168° 58′ 22″.587 W
    North of point: (“proceeds north without limitation” on 168° 58′ 22″.587 W)
    South of point:
    65° 30′.0 N 168° 58′ 22″.587 W
    to:
    Turning Point 64° 12′.3 N 172° 00′ W
    to:
    Mid Point between Medny 53° 45′.0 N 170° 16′.0 E
    and Attu Island
    to:
    End Point, southwestern 50° 36′.4 N 167° 00′ E

    Under the treaty Everything west of that line stays with Russia. Everything east of the line is sold to the United States.

  • trackfodder

    If the land belongs to Alaska, how the Hell can that half-breed give it away?

  • Packrat

    Just when you think that they have run out of stupid ideas, they come up with another one.

    My question is: Did the residents (Alaskans) on these islands now become Russian citizens, subject to Russian rule & laws?

  • Dennis

    THIS F%^&*^% PORCH MONKEY IS OUT OF HIS MIND!!!!!

  • Reagan

    obviously, trackfodder, Rakrat, and Dennis did not read or plot my comment above. The bottom line is that none of those Islands were ever owned by the United States. Russia never gave or sold them to the United States for the United States to be able to give them back.

    How could Jeannette Island, Henrietta Island, and Wrangel Island ever have been owned or claimed by the United States or anyone for the United States when they are clearly west of the line beginning at the 65°30’N parallel and running NORTH on the 168° 58′ 22″.587 W Meridian “without limitation” according to the 1867 Treaty with Russia.???
    See my above comments and links.

    Someone OBVIOUSLY does not know the true history and has done no research to discover the actual truth.

  • Reagan

    A correction.. the link to the Original US Senate Document of the US-Russia Treat of 1867 is:
    http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/cdmg22&CISOPTR=85

  • Thinkalittle

    ‘Reagan Commented’ is right folks. These islands are and always have been legally Russian/Soviet. This treaty was just cleaning up and clarifing some loose ends and minor disagreements left over from or that have arisen since teh 1867 Alaskan Purchase. Dude – we got Alaska from the Russians for 7.2 million. Pretty good if you ask me. Teh boundaries were clearly adn cleanly drawn at that time. You are being led down another crooked path by those that have desstroyed all intellectual integrity of the GOP (which was my party, but they have driven me to the land of independent) and conservative movements. To these charlatans, truth does not matter, just the ends that they hope to achieve. Please, please, please wake up and take back the party form these con-men.

  • Reagan

    Just a follow-up with a very good additional link for additional information on the 1867 Treaty: http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Alaska.html#American

    The Senate ratified the treaty on April 9, 1867 on a vote of 37-2.
    The House approved the appropriation on July 14, 1868 with a vote of 113-48.

  • Downunda

    How can the OBAMA’s (Hilary) State Department do this without the consent of the Legislation?
    Can a lawyer tell me the legal constitution law for this. We did not put these people into office.
    Is this another TAXPAYERs dollar suing the Obama administraton? Like Obama using US taxpayer dollars to go along with Mexico to sue Arizona for a law they produced because the FEDERAL government is not doing their job? (EVERYONE THINK ABOUT THAT ONE). Taxpayers are paying to sue our OWN STATE and have sided with a FOREIGN COUNTRY MEXICO!! Still want to pay more taxes??????

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  • wlllbjr54

    Is there no end?!
    SEVERE TOTAL STUPID LUNACY!”
    Is there no end?!

  • Jack

    Where is Lee Harvey Oswald when we really need him ? This Lying, thieving, conniving,
    USA hater, muslim needs to be gotten out of office. The Congress and the Supreme Court are all a bunch of spineless a*&^$*es who are sitting by while this muslim is trying (and as of right now doing a damn good job) to destroy this country. I hare this man with a passion I did not think was possible in myself. G.D. him to Hell !!

  • Truegrit

    The Porch Monkey has to be thrown out of office ,he just keeps doing every antiAmerican thing he can get away with and he has gotten away with too many all ready. Impeach this jackass !!!

  • camdenme2

    Screw the Presbo and Hillary!!! Congress needs to veto that idea!!! Obama is super major threat to the continued existence of America!! Rise up America and vote this S.O.B. out of office! By the way , who is OBAMA,BESIDES A mUSLIM,WHO IS OBAMA????

  • jmpeakrunner

    The post “#12 February 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm, by Patty” contains critical information, with other posts following, that convey very significant facts about ownership of Arctic islands near Russia. Concerning Wrangel Island, an American Coast Guard officer planted the American flag before any Russians ever set foot on the island. When the draft of a treaty between Russia and the United States was publicized in 1991, which treaty had a provision to formally give Wrangel Island to Russia, the issue of American vs Russian ownership was well-publicized in conservative American media and received attention in Congress from conservative legislators. Consequently I wrote the US State Department to inquire about Wrangel Island in particular, mentioning the American flag planting and asking for details about the negotiations. I received one letter in reply containing the giveaway position of the State Department, but no substantive response to the information I had inquired about. Therefore, I responded with additional historically accurate information that conservatives believed relevant to the question of ownership. My second letter went unanswered. Congressional opposition to the giveaway was not strong enough to keep the issue alive at the time.

    While some in this forum have observed that Wrangel Island’s location makes it “obviously” part of Russia, such an opinion flies in the face of thousands of years of nearly universally accepted practice, that ownership falls to the first nation setting foot on unoccupied territory and taking a deliberate action to assert ownership. This is called ownership by first taking. The United States clearly took this step when the American officer planted the United States flag.

    Jack Anderson’s column of September 13, 1981, says that an American presence was established on the island after its discovery and flag planting in 1881 by Capt. Calvin Cooper, of the precursor of the U.S. Coast Guard (Senate Executive Document 204). (It was first sighted in 1849 and named in 1867 for a Russian explorer.) Three weeks after Cooper’s flag planting, another American ship sent a landing party to survey the island. Unfortunately, an effective permanent presence was not established. Instead, the island had only some American hunters. Russia sent a gunboat during the Coolidge administration and kicked out the American settlers. America has let its ownership claim languish in International Dateline limbo ever since. Not even President Reagan sought to reverse Russian presence and occupy what was rightfully owned by the United States.

  • Korean Vet

    Finally–we’ll be able to make the “Ideal-Trade”-! Give the Russians what they really Want-!
    Give them Obama & “One Billion Dollars to Boot”-! (But only if they agree to keep him in
    Russia-!) That way–We’ll keep Alaska & those islands–previously associated to Alaska-!
    I Believe this is a “Win-Win” Agreement for the Russians & a Beautiful Settlement for USA-!
    They got “Money” they can use for their Citizens–And we’ve got Land we can use for Polar-Bears-! That should make the environmentalists Happy-“Yes-! Yeaaa, we saved the Polar-Bears-!” (And “America”–TOO-!)

  • Korean Vet

    The original price of Alaska according to a “Treaty” was less than 7 1/2 Million Dollars paid by the USA to the Russians-! So the Deal–to give them 1 Billion Dollars to ‘take & keep’ Obama—the rest of his life–“Is a Bargain for both the Russians & the Americans”-! I’ll endorse It-!!

  • Richard P

    I suppose one way Obama could eliminate the United States is to carve it up, and give our acquisitions to the nations that owned them at one time or another. Heck, he could even give the Thirteen Original Colonies back to Great Britain…, well “No,” Obama won’t do that, because his family tradition is to hate the British. The Colonies will have to go to Kenya.
    Florida will go to Spain, most of the Middle West from the Louisiana Purchase will be returned to France, the West Pacific States to the English, all of Alaska has to go to Russia, and the entire Southwest including California and Texas (from the mythical “Aztlan”) will become the property of Mexico.
    There, wasn’t that easy? No muss, no fuss.

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  • Bill R

    There doesnt seem to be much we can do that backs these bearucrats down while this POTUS is in office. Both houses of congress are scared Poopless of this guy, and refuse to begin impeachment against him. Hillery , is of the same mind as Obummer and hates this Great Land, and will also do anything to bring us down…….. Clintons SOLD hitech, and top secret guidence systems to CHINA……….for reelection funds!!!!!! The Congress did absolutly nothing and let it happen……..What makes anyone think the congress will do one fxxxing thing to stop this American property give away…..TO RUSSIA of all countries!!!!!!!!!
    AND CONGRESS WONDERS WHY THEIR RATINGS BY “WE THE PEOPLE” are at 9.0% WE WANT THE “gutless”, “spineless””crap for brains, idiots gone.

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  • BIDEN was against this treaty in 1991.

    Treaty of the Sea giving eight strategic US islands and the seabed resources to USSR was opposed by Biden in 1991 http://www.statedepartmentwatch.org/1999HJR27.htm . Why not use Biden’s own words to bring attention to the giveaway of trillions of dollars of resources?

    “WHEREAS the views of 28 bipartisan members of the Alaska House of Representatives and eight bipartisan members of the Alaska Senate were expressed on the proposed treaty agreement in a letter dated May 17, 1991, to Senator Joseph Biden, Jr., of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, stating in part: “We firmly believe United States interests and Alaskan interests are at stake and in jeopardy in the proposed treaty. . . No Alaskan official has ever been invited to participate in the treaty negotiations, in spite of abiding Alaskan interests in fisheries, petroleum and other potential continental shelf resources and the considerations of navigation in the area. In the entire history of the treaty negotiations, Alaska has had no official voice. Alaska has not been fully consulted in the entire matter. It is our purpose to urgently recommend that the presently-proposed treaty not be ratified by the U.S. Senate, and that negotiations be continued to include appropriate Alaskan officials and current United States and Alaskan historic, territorial, and resource interests”.

    I have incorporated this into my second novel, The Carbon Cross, due out June 2012, as an aspect of our progressive government selling Alaska to Russia to pay for the CO2 trapping program mandated by the UN. It follows The Carbon Trap, first in a series that describes mankind’s efforts to control CO2 going awry and threatening all life on Earth. http://www.rainforestpress.com.

  • Angie

    Is there a treaty in place in which we could give away a boneheaded, idiotic Muslim- in- chief
    away to Russia or Iran or maybe back to Kenya where he was born? Please, someone find out fast!

  • Mike James

    Hmmm, worst president in history – well, it’s not Obama, but of course to the fanatical right wing ALL the Democrat presidents are the worst, and you look for every stupid, moronic reason to put them down. Those islands aren’t strategic – they’re clearly Russian and WE have plenty of oil elsewhere and plenty of ways to get it here. Just too bad our capitalists are getting too Hooverish and Taftish and nailing us to the wall on price (you know, the real price could easily be 10 cents a gallon). Any President and Congress could have made it so. But they all, right and left, are in the pockets of the capitalist tycoons, so we just keep eating it. So…who is the worst…?

    GW Bush – an absolute looney tune, but not the worst. His father was alright. Too bad Dole didn’t run, I’d a voted for him in a heartbeat.

    Reagan – he cut my GI Bill in half until 3 years later the VFW finally got him straightened out about Veterans and who we are. That was pretty bad – 10 years active Infantry and silly me – didn’t think I’d have to work during college- but of course Reagan’s not the worst and of course he got the Cold War over.

    Yeah, Carter should’ve been better but he wasn’t.

    And then we have the Vietnam guys, right and left wing. Had their hands full and were probably alright. And same for Truman, Eisenhower, and Roosevelt.

    Naw, you gotta go back a little further and find, because history says so, if you right wingers would bother to educate yourselves, the worst were Harding and Taft. No one even approaches those yahoos for the graft and corruption they brought about.

  • Ed

    This is something that I think everyone might want to know about. The Land grab by the UN called,
    Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB) .
    It is much bigger than this island and it is happening in the continental USA. It is invasive as a cancer and going on in back rooms all over our country. Check it out. http://www.newswithviews.com/Williams/carole117.htm We all need to be aware and active to protect our water and resources for our USA.

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  • Ralph

    This is just not all Democrats this is socialism communism both sides of the aisle this is a planned been going on for long time now very sad

  • Dick Kelly

    Hey folks, you can Piss and Moan all you want to about Ubummer, Bush, Carter, Clinton, etc and Communist, Marxist, Socialist, etc but it is WE

  • Dick Kelly

    who are the problem, because WE are the ones that put the BASTARDS in office. The REAL problem in this country is the unelected bureaukraps that are taking unprecented control of our lives.

  • James C.

    Can Texas secede yet? I swear, we can do better without the United States of America. Back down to 49 states you go.

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  • WakeupAmericaN2012

    When are our Representatives and Senators going to wake up and impeach Obama? It looks like we need to replace all of them in the next election.
    Perhaps the Supreme Court will end this for us, if they discover that Obama was not qualified to run for the Presidency after all. Just hope we can recover from all of this mess.

  • Bulldognumba10

    Our IMPOTUS is an Idiot at best!!

  • Dennie75

    I’d say he was trying to give America away piece by piece.

  • $25285226

    I agree Dennie. We better get him out of the W H soon because with him being illegally running America, if he is impeached or whatever we would have some major problems having everything he has put into motion null and void. Oh boy, talk about war, we’d have another problem to deal with. Obama is no good, he’s evil, as well as an imposter and he really doesn’t give a damn about America or Americans.

  • Peter

    This article is absurd. The islands in question are obviously geographically part of the Asian hemisphere, and have been occupied, settled and to a certain degree developed by Russia/USSR for over 90 years. No president during the last 90 years has shown any interest in raising the US flag on these islands. (And to do so now would most certainly mean war)

  • andy

    Those islands never belonged to the US as they are to the west of the International Dateline. The US has never claimed those island in the first place. This author is another wacko right wing nutjob who fllunked out of journalism school.

  • wacko

    your a wacko! nut job! and a po-po head!

  • zeezee

    Absurd! If you want to go for history do it properly! Island is first discovered and reported in mid 18th by Russian. The person landed first in mid 19th was German. Only then, deluded American landed and proclaimed it as their island. You can’t say that something found and reported for ownership as yours by stepping the land second. Germans have more right to debate than you. You better care about Alaska deal since its seems you haven’t actually paid for it!

  • Charlotta Jones

    So was it quid pro quo: Obama will make v little fuss about Crimea in which the US will give Russia 7 islands in exchange????

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