Senate candidate wants to seize territory from Russia

| April 2, 2014

Vladimir Putin has a counterpart. (Actually lots of them.) The world’s “order” always has been upside down. All these political battles, fights over territories, so-called ideals, etc. At the end of the day, hundreds of thousands of young men—and “collaterally damaged” women, children and elders—die in wars started by would-be leaders locked into adolescent power competitions. It would all be funny, like watching children argue on a playground if it didn’t cost lives. Call us naive, but it’s funny that we espouse Christian values but don’t depend on those values to guide our policies in the world. But, let’s not get it twisted—it’s not just folks in this country. The world is full of folks who want to exert power over others. So much for freedom and democracy. Here, at least there are some checks and balances. In North Korea, well, that’s a different story…

The US Senate Candidate Who Wants to Occupy Russia

Alaska Republican Joe Miller has a plan to get even with Putin: reclaim eight islands off the coast of Russia.

—By Tim Murphy | Wed Apr. 2, 2014 3:00 AM PDT

Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller Brian Cahn/ZUMA

For the last 28 years, Carl Olson of Woodlands, California, has had a mission. “It’s not a start-a-war thing, my gosh!,” he says. Olson’s raison d’être: He believes the United States has needlessly ceded eight Arctic islands to Russia, and he wants them back.

Olson thinks he’s finally found a high-profile national ally in Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller. After speaking with Olson about the issue two years ago, Miller penned an op-ed on the subject for the conservative website WorldNetDaily, a frequent outlet for conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama’s birth.

“Part of Obama’s apparent war against U.S. energy independence includes a foreign-aid program that directly threatens my state’s sovereign territory,” Miller declared. “Obama’s State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin.”

As Miller put it, “We won the Cold War and should start acting like it.”

via The US Senate Candidate Who Wants to Occupy Russia | Mother Jones.

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