Russia claims resource-rich swathe of Arctic territory

Russian officials on Tuesday submitted a formal claim to the United Nations for control of a resource-rich swathe of the Arctic seabed stretching as far as the North Pole.

Sergei Donskoi, Russia’s minister for the environment and natural resources, confirmed last October that the country was seeking recognition of its exclusive economic rights to about 460,000 square miles of the region.

The area has been estimated to hold five billion tons of hitherto unexploited oil and gas reserves.

  • FactsWillOut

    Well, if we want it, we had better be able to take it and hold it.

    • Alain

      I concur especially since Russia is only one of several foreign countries trying to dispute our territorial claim.

      • We can’t and neither will Obama try.

        • David Murrell

          And Prime Minister-designate Mulcair will not try either.

          • mobuyus

            If mulcair gets in that means the communists will have one it already.

        • Alain

          I am referring to the understood fact of use it or lose it rather than military power.

  • DMB

    Let’s appease Russia and give them Sweden. The Swedes will be better off!

    • I bet a lot of Swedes would go for that.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        From personal experience, the only old school Soviet that I know personally, thinks the Swedes are a bunch of wimps that need to be subjugated by Mother Russia, and she is a girl.
        They would solve their gypsy problem!

    • Dana Garcia

      How will the Swedes notice? It would be an improvement over the Islam state the have invited on their own stupidity.

  • Dana Garcia

    I guess Vladimir has moved on up from Marxist lies to honest stealing.

    • FactsWillOut

      Stealing from whom?

      • mobuyus


  • Blind Druid

    Putin is now getting very annoying. We had better get to the World Court or whatever international tribunal we need, to shut this prick down on this one. Not the UN, they are a bunch of Islamic controlled limp dicks.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Can’t go to the UN anyway since Russia holds a permanent seat and veto.

    • mobuyus

      Don’t worry if trudeau or mulcair get in they will negotiate with Putin on our behalf, and if need be with trudeau’s connections to iran we may be able to get john “the swimmer” kerry to help with Russia.

    • Oh, I’m so afraid of the faggots at the World Court. Look at me at how afraid I am.

      • Minicapt

        … he went blonde at the thought …


  • Canada has 162, 000 kilometres worth of Arctic coastline. Russia’s claims, as outlandish as they are, will be granted by the UN. Even if the UN did rule sanely, there is no guarantee Russia will abide by any laws.

    It’s time to withdraw from the UN and defend the claim ourselves.

    • Ron MacDonald

      With what? Our navy has been reduced to nothing.

      • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

        Yeah thanks to Harper and his lies he promised new warplanes,helicopters ,etc ,the country got nothing.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Remember my idea for turning Canada into an expanisionist rogue nuclear power?

        I still say a few dozen Virginia Class fast attack subs, a few of our Seawolf “boomer killers”, and we can fire up the production line for the Ohio Class ballistic missile subs (a half dozen of them with MIRVS) should give you Canucks a darned credible deterrent to any challenger.
        Hell, you could start making demands on the Communists Chineese and they would have to take you seriously.

        Fear the iron beaver!

        • Exile1981

          I’m not sure that’s a good choice of terms but we can work with it.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Maple Leaf; Scourge of God?
            I wanted to incorporate some part of Canadian identity, but also use some terms that are universally understood.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I like “Iron Beaver” ! Think of the press coverage/headlines!

            “The Iron Beaver clamps down hard on Russian intruder”

            “The Iron Beaver chases tail”

            “The Iron Beaver Chews Chinese, Chinook Helps Out”

        • Canadian

          Iron beavers! What a name for a hockey team.

      • Which is why we re-build it.

        Can you imagine a Russian Arctic?

    • I doubt any ally would be found. Obama would likely sell us out as would the EU.

      • Justin St.Denis

        In any situation/negotiation, Obama finds more reasons to sell out than there are Chins in a Chinese phone book.

      • Independent of Obama, the UN has yet to do anything to Russia to punish it for its multitude of evils.

        This is why we should withdraw from the UN.

    • As far as I know, the Canadian army numbers about 90,000 members and about half are generals. That’s about 1 soldier per 2,000 kilometers. Besides, the supreme commanders are more occupied about how to accommodate more fags and trannies in the forces and find better tools to destroy those who like women. Like it or not, we are at Putin’s mercy.

      • But we do not have to be.

        What choice do we have? We can either get in the game or surrender not just the Arctic but the rest of Canada to the autocrat Putin.