Russian army trains for Arctic resource war
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor\
Well as long as they stay on their side of the arctic, Canada most likely would not act. The United States may do that for us. Funny the world powers are all making a run to the arctic claiming it for themselves, where as decades ago no one gave a crap about the arctic until oil, gold, diamonds and other resource rich discoveries made World powers do an about face, Yep, especially since no one bothered to ask the Inuit who have lived in this beautiful desolate bitter cold place for thousands of years if they minded being invaded? The inuit on the other hand say WTF?? "Hey??!!! Wait a Minute!, This is our Home! Course that plee will always fall on deaf ears in the world international community, because what are the Inuit gonna do? Spear their skidoos?
Russia's military is training its forces for combat in the Arctic to protect its claims to resources on the continental shelf.
"After the heads of several countries disputed Russia's rights to the resource-rich Arctic Ocean shelf," the military "immediately" began adapting its training plans for units "that might be called upon to fight in the Arctic," Lieutenant General Vladimir Shamanov said in an interview published on Tuesday in Krasnaya Zvezda, or Red Star, the army's newspaper.
The Arctic shelf may hold 10 billion tons of oil equivalent, as well as gold, nickel and diamonds, according to the Russian government, which sent a mini-submarine to plant a flag beneath the polar cap in August. Danish Science Minister Helge Sander called the move "a joke," while Canada responded by saying it would move troops to its north to assert Arctic sovereignty.