Monday, April 21, 2008

Alaska Independence Movement

I guess there is some unrest in Alaska. There are so many nut cases out there, and so little time to move them all to The Streets of San Francisco.

This nugget is brought to you by those wacky people at Pravda, where news is mostly fabrication.

Who would really believe this story? The first paragraph compares Alaska and other Indian Territories to Kosovo.

As usual Pravda has access to some most excellent shit.

There are many potential Kosovos in the international community – a great number of these within the United States of America itself, where the Lakota people claim their right to a huge swathe of territory across the north of the country, the peoples of Aztlan in the south proclaim their right to independence and today, the Alaska Independence Movement presents its case in PRAVDA.Ru Story Here.

One side note:

Purchase of Alaska in 1867.
Russia offered to sell Alaska to the United States in 1859, believing the United States would off-set the designs of Russia's greatest rival in the Pacific, Great Britain. The looming U.S. Civil War delayed the sale, but after the war, Secretary of State William Seward quickly took up a renewed Russian offer and on March 30, 1867, agreed to a proposal from Russian Minister in Washington, Edouard de Stoeckl, to purchase Alaska for $7.2 million.

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