In 2007, headlines across Canada echoed the spiritof the Cold war, as Canadian Defense Minister Pe-
ter Mackay screamed that Canada’s arctic sover-
eignty was threatened and that a greedy resourcegrab of valuable Canadian territory had occurred.Stephen Harper immediately announced plans topurchase three arctic patrol ships, (later confirming
three unmanned drones) to defend Canada’s “truenorth strong and free”. The Russian ‘aggressors’
had to be put in their place. What had provoked thisunbalanced response from a Canada that had dem-onstrated no active interest in the Arctic or its de-velopment for decades? As it turned out, a Russiansubmarine had placed a Russian flag near the NorthPole along a disputed territory known as the Lo-monosov Ridge. As facts would later reveal, theRussian submarine was on nothing more than a sci-entific study.While large components of the abrupt militarizationof the Arctic announced by Harper in 2007, wereput on hold due to the economic crisis that spikedin 2009, it had not at all disappeared, as we nowfind the seeds of this orchestrated tension springingup yet again. This is evidenced by the October 5
announcement of the Canadian Geological Surveyand Natural Resources Canada that 1.75 millionsquare kilometres of seabed in the Arctic and NorthAtlantic oceans are definitively the sole property of Canada. These claims are the substance of a multi-thousand page submission of 25 studies submittedin October to the United Nations Convention on the
Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) which had adopted “anew formula” for determining national coastal
boundaries in 2003. Nations had been given 10years to conduct studies and submit claims for ex-panded territory beyond the current 12 nauticalmiles (22.2 km) off coastal land. If these claims are
approved, then Canada’s current area of 9.9 million
square kilometres will increase by 20% (or the sizeof Quebec). Two of the most important territorialclaims involve the Alpha Ridge mountain extend-ing past the North Pole, and the other is the Lo-monosov Ridge.
The Seeds of World War Begin toGrow
Today, as tense hotspots have been built up in Syriaand Iran, which could easily unfold into a nuclearshowdown between Russia and China pitted againstNATO countries, a less understood component tothe orchestration of general war exists in the do-main of territorial conflicts around the Pacific, Arc-tic and Atlantic Oceans.This strategy cannot be understood unless thereader comprehend that the only opposition to anew British Empire (one world government) is tobe found in the coalition of Russia, China and Ar-gentina.
The “New Canada” Imperial Arctic Makeover:
Will Increased Canadian Arctic Territory beused to Provoke War with Russia?
By Matthew Ehret-Kump