End Fake Peace Mentality and Treat North America as The War Zone It Is

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Posted: Sep 21, 2022 12:01 PM

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When the Arctic Council was formed in 1996, its member nations regarded the Arctic as a “low tension” area — what a NATO study called a “zone of depoliticized cooperation.”

As instructive background, here are the Council members: eight countries that control some Arctic territory (U.S., Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Russia) and six Arctic indigenous groups.

Denmark, a peninsula in the Baltic Sea, has major Arctic interests. Greenland is a Danish possession, and the island has an immense Arctic Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). That means Greenland has legit claims to immense Arctic mineral deposits and maritime resources.

Greenland, the world’s biggest island, is also in North America, along with Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. Check out the continental plate or ask a geologist.

Here’s more instructive background to further discussion of accelerating Arctic competition.

Let’s stipulate 9/11 ended the Faux Pax (Fake Peace with historical echoes) that followed the Cold War and its phony Peace Dividend.

However, as the 21st century’s second decade began, Chinese

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