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Russia Plans Arctic Military Build-up

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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 03:52 PM
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Russia Plans Arctic Military Build-up


www.telegraph.co.uk

The defence ministry said naval vessels would be sent to the Arctic Ocean, which is believed to be home to 25 percent of the world's untapped energy resources, as part of a Summer training zone.

Gen Vladimir Shamanov, the head of the combat training directorate, stated that Russia had "highly trained military units" prepared for Arctic warfare.

He revealed that Russia would expand its naval presence in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as part of a strategy to flex the country's growing military might on the world stage.

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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 03:52 PM
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Something to keep an eye on IMO...If I'm not mistaken, Venezuela sent scientists there not long ago for a study on drilling prospects.

Sounds like a potential posturing and perhaps conflict for future resources...


Russia, the United States and Canada have also announced plans to build nuclear icebreakers to defend their Arctic interests.

US naval vessels and British nuclear submarines held joint war games in the Arctic Ocean last year, a development that aroused suspicion in Moscow.

The five nations with Arctic Ocean coastlines – Russia, Canada, the United States, Denmark and Norway – all have sometimes overlapping claims to Arctic territory that exceeds maritime borders fixed by international law.




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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 04:10 PM
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I posted this, which would now appear to be a lead-in to this increased millitary presence there earlier this week, DD.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Definitely something to keep an eye on. I tend to believe the Russians are "striking while the iron is hot" and building up their presence there now, while the US's eyes are focused more on the Middle East. If a time arises when this escalates, we're going to be walking (or flying or sailing) into an area already heavily fortified and prepared for defense by the enemy.



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 04:16 PM
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Agreed. This could definitely turn into something we should all be concerned over. That was a good catch you made there. We need to watch what unfolds very closely in the coming weeks here...



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 02:08 AM
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Gotta feel sorry for Russia, it's such a small country with very little natural resources, you can understand why they would want to get their fair share of the Arctic. They also have claims for parts of Antartica, perhaps they will look to militarize them aswell?



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