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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 10:07 p.m. PST

"No one's creating and arming islands in the Arctic today, but that doesn't mean territorial disputes couldn't soon heat up in those waters, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard warned today.

"As I look at what is playing out in the Arctic, it looks eerily familiar to what we're seeing in the East and South China Sea," Adm. Paul Zukunft said Tuesday at an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

That means first, audacious territorial claims, Zukunft said: "Russia has claimed most of the Arctic Ocean, all the way up to the North Pole and as a signatory of the Law of the Sea Convention has filed this claim."…."
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2017 4:12 a.m. PST

Lol. When the West does this type of aggressive expansionism, it's a bad thing and everyone has a hissy fit in the streets and universities.

But now that it is these other guys who are doing it, where is the huge media and public uproar, demanding that our governments do something to stop those nations? Hmm.

Dan
PS. There used to be international waters in those two areas:

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