Originally posted by marg6043
Well he can claimed, but is just fishing for a response from the rest of the nations.
This under international laws, from the source,
Under current international law, the countries ringing the Arctic - Russia, Canada, the US, Norway, Denmark (Greenland) - are limited to a 200 mile
economic zone around their coastlines
So as you see is not much he can do without approval from the countries mention here under the current law.
OK, this is what bugs the hell out of me --- and believe it or not its not Russia's audacious claims, but the last sentance of your post. Just bugs
the hell out of me!
Its a fancy term, rather bolder then what it really is...
Tell me though. What is international law?
Who decides International Law?
Who ENFORCES International Law?
Who decides a punishment for a NATION under this faux Law?
I will answer it all in this short simple sentence.
There is not International Law, the International Community is ANARCHY.
And that, is fact.
International Law as described by International Law it's self is a series of treaties. These treaties are signed and agreed upon by all major
partisipents of the European Union, United Nations, NATO, and at one point the Warsaw Pact made International Law....
It is a system designed not to actually regulate anything.. but set aside a specific description of what would really piss another nation off...
Canada, Northern Europe, Russia and the United States... the US would be mad as hell if Canada, Europe, or Russia claimed all of the Arctic right?
And Russia would be pissed if the US did, or Canada, or Europe, Europe would be pissed if any one did the same...
So they meet, and they say "make it off bounds" and a treaty is agreed upon under the disguise of "International Law"
Nuclear Non-proliferation agreement.
Ha. This one cracks me up. People thought it a move for peace, but it was not. The United States did not want Russia selling nuclear secrets and
helping build nukes in other countries.. like Vietnam, for instance.
And Russia did not want the United States helping third world countries get nukes either.... like Israel or Turkey.
Europe (Britain and France) did not want other European nations, mid east nations getting nukes either..
So they got together and said "no more nukes" limit the club to a specific number.
India, Pakistan, Israel and South Africa are examples of
the effect of that "Law"
International Law CANNOT and WILL NOT be enforced under any method.
If Russia claims the Arctic war is the ONLY answer. But...
Would we go to war with Russia if they build well in the Arctic.. what if they build bases, ect.. what if they really honestly claimed the Arctic?
Would Europe, Canada and the US declare war?
Here is what Putin is doing. Hes testing us. Bush went and shot his big mouth off, insulted the man, his job and his people. Cheney took it 10
steps further. 2 summers ago our lovely Vice President of the United States went to LITHUANIA.. stood before an assembly of former SOVIET GENERALS..
new aged political leaders, former communist and many Soviet separatist.... and insulted Putin in the worst possible ways... in front of his former
friends in allies.
That moment... was the end of US - Russian relations. Putin actually said so himself. the next day in Moscow, the newspapers read in bold, black
letters. NEW COLD WAR BEGINS
So America is stuck in a war, economy doing a difficult balancing act right now.. we literally cannot afford a massive war.. I take that back.. we can
afford a massive war, we cannot afford to downgrade or stop a massive war.. our economy will dissolve when it ends.. our guys in brass know this..
So does Russia.
Russia sits on 0 debt, billion in excess profits, and billions more in Gold, actually they have the second largest Gold supply in the world.
The people might not have money, but the government does.
Putin will continue to push America, waiting for a push back.. economic, verbal, what have you..
Putin will then measure the push back from America.. and he will see 2 things. Our seriousness, and behind that and most importantly .. our
CONFIDENCE >>> if we are not confident in confronting Russia, the Russians know they won.
Russia does this the only way it literally can.. military movements, annexing the Arctic would be a military move.. economic bonus, but fully
military.. hes pushing us.. will you confront me? Remember Germany's annexes before WWII..
China does the EXACT SAME THING AS RUSSIA. Only economically, as China does not have the current ability to even threaten the US military wise..
unlike Russia.. but China does have one thing Russia does not.. economy power over the US..
China purposefully dumps ITS OWN STOCKS and watches the ripples.
It proved 2 things. 1. We are weak within our economy, it straddles the very edge of the abyss. 2. Our government failed in showing confidence..
China still has Most Favored Nation Status within the World Trade Organization. In the end... the United States.. as embarrassing as it sounds..
simply asked China not to keep its own currency down, let it inflate and keep up with America.
China laughed, long, and hard.. and said. No. But to pretend to be friends, up'd it a few %.. America was pissed. But tail between the legs, head
down, walked away.
Then they blew up a satalite. Weaponry in space. Against International Law. no punishments, just a formal request to .. ahem. "Please don't do
Russia has been increasing the severity of its moves.. this is a huge deal if it stands true. The East grows every day, but the West is devided,
weakening and currently fragile.
It is, my personal opinion, that the world's stage is being set, the final moves are being played in this proverbial chess game.. a war is coming,
and it will be here sooner then you may anticipate.