Russia to sink flag to Arctic Sea floor in oil, land grab

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    Scientists plan for two submarines to dive 13,200 feet to drop capsule with flag
    Biggest challenge for submarine crews is avoiding being trapped beneath ice
    Scientists studying whether underwater mountain range is connected to Russia
    U.S., Canada, Denmark also amid plans to stake claim to Arctic oil reserves

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/08/01/arctic.grab.ap/index.html

    That's amazing. The first time in history anyone is going under the Ice in the North Pole. That has got to be scary. I am way to clostraphobic to go in a military Submarine let alone those small research ones. I had a hard time touring the Submarine they turned into a Museum at Pear Harbor.
     
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    Not the first time anyone went under the ice at teh North Pole. Subs have been doing that since the late 50s. Check out the history of the USS Nautilus (the first US nuclear powered sub) or this book:

    http://www.tamu.edu/upress/BOOKS/1998/leary.htm
     
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    This means less than nothing. If simply planting a fag was significant, then Norway would already own the South Pole and America would own the Moon. One of our subs should shoot some waste out of a torpedo tube at the Russian North Pole flag.
     

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