Voice of the White House

March 20, 2014

Washington, D.C.: It is by no means a secret that the Arctic territories hold vast untapped reserves of oil and gas. They have increasingly been at the center of disputes between the United States, Russia, Canada, Norway, and Denmark as rising global temperatures have led to a massive reduction in sea ice and have thus made these energy reserves more accessible. Russia has made claims to several Arctic shelf areas and plans to defend its bid at the United Nations, initially, or by a serious show of force if they are unable to secure this UN approval. As the immense cover of the Arctic icecap has melted, commercial companies from Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia, and, most especially, the United States, the five countries that have a border with the Arctic, have been frantically attempting to secure rights to drill for oil and natural gas in places that are now accessible. The Russian Federation is claiming a large extended continental shelf as far as the North Pole based on the Lomonosov Ridge within the Arctic sector. Moscow believes the eastern Lomonosov Ridge is an extension of the Siberian continental shelf. As a significant amount of oil and gas are strongly believed to be in these areas, naturally American interests strongly object to Russian possession, and these objections are finding reception in both the CIA and the White House (which is ever receptive to business needs). Some years ago, the CIA's Head of the Canada desk, on his own initiative, believed that the US should take physical control of Canada's natural resources and for that reason, supported the Quebec libre movement with weapons, and tactical support. His hope, according to his papers, was that if Quebec broke away from the Confederation, Canada might well break up, and if that happened, the United States could, at the least, get its hands on British Columbia with its physical attachment to Alaska and its untapped natural resources. And American conservatives could find allies in Alberta and the Arctic and help drive North American energy production, both fossil fuel and renewable, in ways that would make current arguments over the Keystone oil pipeline redundant. Since the successful annexation by Putin of Crimea, with its vital and highly desired naval base, the growing idea now being pushed in the top intelligence and political levels in Washington is the creation of a domestic situation in Canada that would permit the US to annex it, all 4 million square miles of it, in toto, to the United States. This would result in American control of the northern part of Canada that borders the Arctic areas and to enable a massive American military buildup to serve as a warning to Putin not to have Russia develop oil or gas in the Arctic. The present Canadian military forces are viewed as no threat to American military action. Instead, the United States is planning an 'Arctic Commission' that would force the countries bordering on it to 'universalize' the area with, of course, the 'conservation-conscious' American and British oil companies having the sole right of 'sensitive' drilling. Hyping this conservation angle is one of the developing aspects of the project. 'Save the Arctic Seals!' is one considered project with full expected cooperation from American and Canadian conservation groups being currently cultivated and promised payment. In furtherance of this annexation project, at a summit in Mexico last month celebrating the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, along with US and Mexican presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Pena Nieto, all urged 'regional trade harmonization' as a counterweight to China and Russia and agreed on a new fast-track border scheme for 'trusted' travellers to move between the nations involved. This is designed solely to prevent both Russian and Chinese businessmen free access to the nations involved but also to prevent any inter-nation movement of political agitatiors whom President Obama said ought to be jailed for anti-democratic attitudes. Being groomed for long-term service in Alaska, and possibly, with official Canadian permission (or without if necessary), in Canada, are elements of the 25th Infantry Division.