Wonderful news: precious resources can now be extracted from a group of oil-rich Alaskan islands without interference from leftist bureaucrats. Unfortunately, this is only because Comrade Obama is ceding the territory to our Russian adversaries. Tea Party favorite Joe Miller, 2010 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Alaska, reports on this outrage:
The Obama administration, despite the nation’s economic woes, effectively killed the job-producing Keystone Pipeline last month. The Arab Spring is turning the oil production of Libya and other Arab nations over to the Muslim Brotherhood. Iraq is distancing itself from the U.S. And everyone recognizes that Iran, whose crude supplies are critical to the European economy, will do anything it can to frustrate America’s strategic interests. In the face of all of this, Obama insists on cutting back U.S. oil potential with outrageous restrictions.
Part of Obama’s apparent war against U.S. energy independence includes a foreign-aid program that directly threatens my state’s sovereign territory. Obama’s State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin.
The seven endangered islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea include one the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The Russians are also to get the tens of thousands of square miles of oil-rich seabeds surrounding the islands. The Department of Interior estimates billions of barrels of oil are at stake.
The State Department has undertaken the giveaway in the guise of a maritime boundary agreement between Alaska and Siberia. Astoundingly, our federal government itself drew the line to put these seven Alaskan islands on the Russian side.
The islands in question have been American territory for well over a century. The agreement to give them away was drawn up in secrecy, as is so often the case under Obamunist “transparency.”
Obama’s foreign policy can be summed up in a single word: treason.
On tips from AC and Sam Adams.