Monday, May 23, 2011

Denmark to lay claim to North Pole joining Russia, the US, Canada, and Norway

Denmark to lay claim to North Pole: DENMARK which already counts Greenland and the Faroe Islands as its Arctic territories, is planning to lay claim to the North Pole. This will put Denmark on a collision course with Russia, the US, Canada and Norway but they all better make a share deal and avoid conflict over this.

I wanted to discuss that in 2007 when Russia declared that it had successfully planted their flag at the bottom of the Arctic claiming it as Russian territory Russia was disturbed that Canada the US and others dismissed it as a joke saying that is worthless in the 21st Century. Myself I wasn't as sure as it seems like a scary ratcheting up of the race for future resources and world domination. Well attitudes are changing when recent events are taken into account. I am sure Denmark's joining this venture will simply be dismissed.

It has been noted that Russian nostalgia for past greatness has been seen stretching from the North Pole to the Mediterranean via the Caucasus. First the Russians planted a flag on the bottom of the Arctic. Then they promised to return to the Mediterranean. .

Russia's Mediterranean plans pale in comparison with its audacious foray into the Arctic where they collected soil samples and planted the Russian flag two and a half miles below the sea. The official purpose of this first-ever manned mission was "to prove that the North Pole is an extension of the Russian coastal shelf." Geologists say the region could have big oil, gas and mineral reserves. Massive oil reserves is more like it!

Knowing that the Arctic features prominently in Russian Imperial mythology and the rising desire for Russia to regain prominence as a world power you have to be very concerned about this and Canada now is. Canada's prime minister went on a three-day trip to the Arctic in an effort to assert sovereignty over the region a week after Russia symbolically staked a claim to the North Pole by sending submarines.

Five countries -- Canada, Russia, the United States, Norway and Denmark -- are competing to secure subsurface rights to the Arctic seabed. One study by the U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic has as much as 25 percent of the world's undiscovered oil and gas. PM Harper, who has pledged to spend billions defending Canada's sovereignty over the Arctic, is said "Economic development -- unleashing the resource-based potential of the North, environmental protection -- protecting the unique Northern environment, national sovereignty -- protecting our land, airspace and territorial waters were his priorities.

" In response to the building interest in the shelf Canada's PM Harper announced that six to eight new patrol ships would be built to guard the Northwest Passage sea route in the Arctic, which the United States insists does not belong to Canada. Canadian PM vowed in 2007 to defend Arctic

U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins had criticized Harper's promise to defend the Arctic, calling the Northwest Passage "neutral waters." This is all very troubling as we watch the ratcheting up of tensions around the world as we try to move into the future. The increased militarism around the world is tenuous but throw all the recent developments in with what is shaping up to be a fight over the Arctic and its resources which will only serve to ecologically destroy another very important part of the Ocean's and world's ecosystem in what is increasingly appearing in trouble.

Denmark's interest and claim is also old. The scramble for the Arctic also gathered pace in 2007 as Denmark prepared to challenge Russia's bid for the North Pole and Canada vowed to defend its "sovereignty" over the region's frozen waters. Boy are they getting desperate! Over the next month they searched for evidence that the Lomonosov Ridge, a 1,200-mile, underwater mountain range running close to the Pole, is a geographical extension of Greenland, a Danish possession. The mission it was felt would strain relations between Denmark and Russia, which claims to have found evidence linking the ridge to Siberia. Both countries will seek adjudication from a United Nations commission in the next few years that could award a large swathe of Arctic territory to the country with the most compelling case. The scramble for the arctic The time is coming closer!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

It's funny. I had one of those ah ha moments a while back. We don't really own anything on this planet. We just use it for 70 to 90+ years until we're gone. The land was here long before I got here and it will be here long after I'm gone. Sounds like one of those American Indian concepts doesn't it?

As for an equatable division it shouldn't be too hard to divide the whole thing by latitude. But we know that won't happen.

an average patriot said...

That is right Demeur. The only question is will this planet be habitable for any human soon.

Ranch Chimp said...

I touched a tad on this in some of my earlier post's for a few reason's, and mainly because were not hearing much about Russia these dayz, and ...let's just say the future interest's and/ or conflict's that we will possibly see. First ... as we speak ...some of the biggest breaker's in the world are marching through these region's, and what ice is left ... their ripping through that (heh, heh, heh, heh, heh ... that's why I touched on it back then, is because you know these folk's cant wait to get their hand's on what technologies found, and even more to come than just copper in Afghan region's I may add, but enough on that) ... Anywayz ... a caravan of ship's are following behind the breaker to start working, and in these region's folk's are going to have a field day ... no one give's a rat's ass about nothing basically. But what I cant wait for is when Russia start's to get their panties in a bind in I say ... probably under a decade over the Chinese and currency difficulties/ change's in the new Asain and world economies/ market's, with China's new No#1 world dominance (well ... the dominance part hasnt came yet ... but it will in about I say roughtly 5/6 year's). Actually I love seeing all this happen, from the Artic region's to the Middle East, to the Gulf Of Mexico, including the greening of Greenland, all which was going to have to happen sooner or later, so the sooner the better to get it over with and move into the new, the conflict, the war's, etc ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh ... I just dont like paying for all the shit out of our money is all. But the reason I am thrilled over so much .... is because this is all going to speed up the collapse of this cesspool that has been long overdue, when the backfiring start's ... and with also future viruses airbourne or otherwise, because of the climatic change, let's say ... million's will die off because they will not be able to create vaccine's and distribute them fast enough to stop it ... which is also needed to rid this earth some of a species that has for long disregarded it and nature. But I will shut up now.

Thanx Jim ....

an average patriot said...

Don't shut up keep going.Russia China and the US must cooperate or we are not going to move into the future successfully. We are raping this planet and another war would finish it off as far as being able to sustain life as we know it now. You can only keep saying WTF, WTF?