Palin Gets an ‘I Told You So’ Moment… Russia Building Huge Military Base in the Arctic

Palin Gets an ‘I Told You So’ Moment… Russia Building Huge Military Base in the Arctic

I’m glad Derrick Wilburn wrote this at Allen West’s blog. I don’t think Americans fully comprehend what this means. Putin has built a monstrous military base within 300 miles of US soil. He is also building a base 20 miles from Japan. The article below quotes a source saying that is a threat to China. Nope. You see… just as I have pointed out forever, the new Axis of Evil is Russia, China and Iran. Russia will back China when she makes her moves on Japan. China will back Russia when Putin turns his eyes towards America. We are bloody fools. We let Putin take the most strategic location for military and energy use out there and now we act surprised. Think how surprised we will be when the attack comes. At that point, we’ll all be able to see Russia.

Russian Arctic

From Allen West:

The number of ways and places Vladimir Putin is out-foxing, out-maneuvering and thoroughly out-“leadershipping” President Obama are becoming too numerable to count. The Russian President has steadily been building his dominance in the northern hemisphere’s most resource rich region, the Arctic Circle, and has been running circles around his American counterpart in the process. We’ve now learned that Putin has poised Russia to have a long-term strategic advantage in the Arctic region that it may never lose.

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Prompting the UK Sunday Express to query “Is Russia Set to Spark WW3?”, news broke last week that Putin and Russia have nearly completed construction on an absolutely massive Arctic military base located just 300 miles from the United States!

On the 80th parallel on an island called Alexandra Land which is located between the Barents and Kara seas, Russia has built a gigantic base they’re calling the “Arctic Trefoil.” With 14,000 square meters of space it can house up to 150 soldiers for up to 18 months. That’s …large. So much space will allow troops to move freely without stepping outside into weather which can reach deadly cold temperatures.

Last month I reported on Putin’s aggressive expansion of his fleet of Polar-class heavy ice-breaker ships in the Arctic region. Russia now has 41 such ships, 6 of them nuclear powered, compared to Obama’s America with our paltry fleet of two (one functional) and no money budgeted for the construction of any more. And now this.

The unveiling of this new Arctic base shows how much emphasis Russia is putting on gaining more control of the Arctic which contains valuable minerals, crude oil and a bevy of other precious natural resources. Putin reportedly deployed an air contingent to the region last November when only a small border outpost existed. That contingent got to work expanding runways to enable cargo planes to land and deliver building materials. And build they have.

Russia’s Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, delivered the news last Tuesday that the nation has built this giant military base. The Minister claimed Arctic Trefoil is 97 percent complete. Moscow also revealed blueprints for a new army base on the disputed Kurile Islands, some of which are situated less than 20 miles from Japan. Russia is clearly building up is Arctic military infrastructure.

With this new base plus the opening of a similar base (the “Northern Shamrock” on Kotelny island in the East Siberian Sea) plus talks of others, building of an Arctic fleet, incursion into the Syrian conflict, the Crimean peninsula invaded, owned and annexed, and verification of war games taking place across the Arctic, it’s clear Putin means business.

As reported by experts from the Express UK:

“Vladimir Putin’s imperialist ambitions were laid bare today with an announcement that the secretive Russian war machine is planning to build three new military bases in the Arctic – just 300 miles from the US mainland.

But, in a significant ramping up of Russia’s military reach, Mr Putin hopes to taunt US and Japanese officials with outposts in the Arctic and Pacific.

Moscow also revealed blueprints for a new army base on the disputed Kurile islands – some of which are situated less than 20 miles from Japan. The plans mean Moscow will have troops, warplanes and military vehicles stationed in all four corners of the Asian continent.

It will be seen by both Washington and Beijing as a direct challenge to military supremacy in the region.

In the Pacific, a new Russian base on the Kurile islands is likely to worsen already frayed relations with Tokyo…”

What counter moves does the U.S. have in place so as to not completely lose control of the Arctic and have a megalomaniac parking war planes, ships and bombs just a few hundred miles from our front door? And are our plans any more clear and executable with defined methods and goals than our Middle East foreign policy?

Just as the weak can sense strength, the strong can detect weakness. And right now Putin is making it clear to the entire world just exactly who is strong and who is weak.

Just for the record, Sarah Palin’s actual quote in context was regarding the close proximity of Russia to Alaska, when she said “you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”

And pretty soon you might be able to see Russian troops as well. Who’s laughing now?

WWIII has already begun and the world seems oblivious. I look for initial attacks from our enemies to be in the form of a massive cyber attack, an EMP or both. Did you know Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some American military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of conflict? “I’m worried every day about what the Russians may be doing,” said Rear Adm. Frederick J. Roegge, commander of the Navy’s submarine fleet in the Pacific, who would not answer questions about potential Russian plans for cutting the undersea cables. In private, however, commanders and intelligence officials are far more direct. They report that from the North Sea to Northeast Asia and even in waters closer to American shores, they are monitoring significantly increased Russian activity along the known routes of the cables, which carry the lifeblood of global electronic communications and commerce. Only a fool would be able to not see that Russia is preparing for all out war. It could come at any time and we are sitting ducks thanks to Obama. I knew I should have learned Russian and Mandarin.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - She also does research at You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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