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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 12:02:08 PM »
I'm pretty certain that Obama will soon be withdrawing US presence from the Artic even further; after all, as he promised the Russians, he has additional "flexibility" now.

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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 09:09:58 PM »
I'm pretty certain that Obama will soon be withdrawing US presence from the Artic even further; after all, as he promised the Russians, he has additional "flexibility" now.

Outside of Alaska, we don't have much presence in the Arctic as it is.
AFAIC, he Russians can freeze their rear ends of up there. The Arctic gets cold!
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 11:16:47 PM »
Outside of Alaska, we don't have much presence in the Arctic as it is.
AFAIC, he Russians can freeze their rear ends of up there. The Arctic gets cold!

There is a gigantic race between the United States, Russia and Canada to claim parts of the Arctic because there are huge deposits of natural gas and oil. That is one of the reasons why the Russians are re-activating their old Cold War bases.

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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 11:22:45 PM »
 Kotelny Island? Wow that is almost at the pole.  I tried to check Google Earth for anything even close to an outpost and couldn't find anything.
http://goo.gl/maps/vFkXc

I wonder if it is a potential oil field?

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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 11:25:12 PM »
Kotelny Island? Wow that is almost at the pole.  I tried to check Google Earth for anything even close to an outpost and couldn't find anything.
http://goo.gl/maps/vFkXc

I wonder if it is a potential oil field?

The entire region is a gigantic goldmine. Even Canada is joining in the race to stake its claim
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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 11:27:35 PM »
Kotelny Island? Wow that is almost at the pole.  I tried to check Google Earth for anything even close to an outpost and couldn't find anything.
http://goo.gl/maps/vFkXc

I wonder if it is a potential oil field?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/arctic-resources-claim-deadline-today-for-canada-1.2452794

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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2013, 11:54:51 PM »
There is a gigantic race between the United States, Russia and Canada to claim parts of the Arctic because there are huge deposits of natural gas and oil. That is one of the reasons why the Russians are re-activating their old Cold War bases.

I've heard that.  I've also heard that there's jockeying to control the sealanes that might appear should the ice thin out enough.

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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2013, 11:58:50 PM »
I've heard that.  I've also heard that there's jockeying to control the sealanes that might appear should the ice thin out enough.

I read about that. I think that the United States/oil companies better hurry and stake its claim before Russia and Canada get the choice spots. The Arctic is a free fire zone and we need to wake up.
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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2013, 01:11:35 AM »
Harking back to the original article for a second - is no one else impressed at the efficiency of the mothballing process used? A full base, mothballed for 20 years in one of the toughest climates on the planet and reactivated in under 2.

Iceland might have the odd thing to say about staking claims too. They also have a legit interest in the Arctic.
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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2013, 01:36:38 AM »
Harking back to the original article for a second - is no one else impressed at the efficiency of the mothballing process used? A full base, mothballed for 20 years in one of the toughest climates on the planet and reactivated in under 2.

Iceland might have the odd thing to say about staking claims too. They also have a legit interest in the Arctic.

The Russians can be ruthlessly efficient when they set their minds to it.

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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2013, 01:52:29 AM »
Harking back to the original article for a second - is no one else impressed at the efficiency of the mothballing process used? A full base, mothballed for 20 years in one of the toughest climates on the planet and reactivated in under 2.

Iceland might have the odd thing to say about staking claims too. They also have a legit interest in the Arctic.

At the moment its Denmark,Russia,United States,Norway and Canada

http://www.zmescience.com/ecology/climate/climate-change-arctic-melt-resources-oil-22092012/
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Re: Russia reactivates military airfield in the Arctic Region after 20 years
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2013, 02:02:49 AM »
The Russians can be ruthlessly efficient when they set their minds to it.

I agree but they can be very lazy.


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