Pompeo says Canada's claim to the Northwest Passage is 'illegitimate'


Twin_Moose
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Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic

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NEW LONDON, Conn. — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has told 240 new Coast Guard Academy graduates they will help lead the way in "reasserting American leadership in the Arctic."
Bolton gave the keynote speech Wednesday at the 138th commencement at the academy in New London, Connecticut.
He sayd the Coast Guard will help the U.S. challenge Russia's growing military influence in the Arctic and push back against China's "illegitimate claim to 'near-Arctic' status."
Bolton says the Coast Guard will soon receive a new "polar security cutter," the first of many icebreakers President Donald Trump plans to introduce to an aging U.S. fleet to enable a year-round U.S. presence in polar regions.
Bolton says the U.S. and its allies want the Arctic to be a "low tension" region where no country coerces others.

 
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Curious Cdn
#92
Irving is going to build two more AOPs after the Navy order is done for the Coast Guard. What a great opportunity to spread more largesse in that Liberal bastion.

The Coast Guard will be replacing their fleet over the next twenty years and a few real Polar 8 icebreakers would really be a good idea, considering what is being arrayed agaist us in the Arctic.
 
spilledthebeer
#93
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic




Well YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

And WE CDNS HAVE GOOD REASON to FEAR CHINESE naval activity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!



It was nearly TEN YEARS AGO.........................................


that China did something that Canada HAS YET TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


China launched its FIRST CLASS ONE icebreaker........................................ ...


the type of ship capable of travelling SAFELY to the North Pole and back again safely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


China HAS NOT A SINGLE KM of Arctic coastline......................................... ..............


so WHY do they want such a ship???????????????????????????


The Chinese Admiral who commands the fleet the icebreaker is attached to.........................................


gives us a NOT SO SUBTLE HINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Chinese Admiral points out that Arctic ice pack is melting...........................................


giving access to huge new resources of many sorts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



and Admiral goes on to point out...................................


that China has TWENTY PERCENT of the world population........................................ ....


but has only 8 percent of the arable land!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!


The Admiral states: "China is ENTITLED to TWENTY PERCENT OF THE WORLDS RESOURCES"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


The guy sounds as ENTITLED as any LIE-beral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



A ship sailing from China through Bering Strait.....................................


and traversing Arctic Waters can SHAVE DAYS off the normal shipping routes from China to Europe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You get two guesses as to where the Chinese expect the ice breaker will eventually be used..........................................


and one of your guesses should refer to a global position CLOSE to the Great White North!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Chinese also expect to do a LOT OF UNREGULATED FISHING in extreme northern waters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And too bad if Cdn Innuit go hungry due to over fishing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


And dont these comments about fishing and icebreakers....................................... ...............


put the Huawei and Cannola issues into a NEW AND SINISTER LIGHT??????????