Thursday, June 28, 2007

Russia lays claim to the North Pole - and all its gas, oil, and diamonds

But how does Santa Claus feel about this?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is making an astonishing bid to grab a vast chunk of the Arctic - so he can tap its vast potential oil, gas and mineral wealth.

So when did the world powers resort to calling dibs?

His scientists claim an underwater ridge near the North Pole is really part of Russia's continental shelf.

Well, if you want to get technical, if you follow the earth down far enough under the oceans we're all connected. Don't try to get all technical to me Putin.

One newspaper printed a map of the "new addition", a triangle five times the size of Britain with twice as much oil as Saudi Arabia.

Great, so in about three or four decades someone is going to invade the North Pole.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's mine is mine and what's your's is mine.

July 03, 2007 12:04 PM  

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