Monday, May 28, 2012

Land of the LOST....or.....Green and LOST!

By Rich Kozlovich

This has been an issue for so long and it has been fought over so passionately it amazes me that almost no one except "newsies" like me has heard of it. Why?  The media has been so silent on this contentious issue for one reason and one reason only.  They don't want anyone looking too closely at this.  Its kind of like Pelosi telling everyone that they had to pass Obamacare in order to see what's in it.  Now....does anyone really think that's very bright?  Does anyone really think that's sane?  This 'we can't wait...pass it now' phrase is another insanity and for the same reasons.  Someone doesn't want everyone looking too closely at reality.

The last time this came up was during the Bush administration (Bush and Condi Rice support this by the way) I linked a bunch of articles in my old newsletter.  I may have missed it in the articles I linked here (I linked information from the past here deliberately in order to fill in the reasoning against LOST), but in the 95 treaty the ISB also had the authority to alter the treaty in order to attain their goals without permission from the signatories, and as stated below there is no appeal.  They also have the right to tell everyone what can be in the fresh river and stream waters flowing into their 'clean' ocean...and it will be their ocean, don't doubt that for a minute.  However, the thing that fascinates me the most is how any sane person could reasonably want the most corrupt organization the world has ever known overseeing the administration of the world's oceans and the commerce taking place there?  That is really stupid….unless there is a hidden agenda…of course we know that there is no such thing as a conspiracy.


Obama’s Land of the LOST
Michelle Malkin

What’s green and blue and grabby all over? President Obama’s new pressure campaign for Congress to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).  The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that “no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth’s surface over to the Third World.” According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the “central, and abiding, defect” was “its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states — and most especially the United States.” …..It is not hyperbole to expose LOST’s socialist roots. Meddling Marxist Elisabeth Mann Borgese, the godmother of the global ocean regulatory scheme, made no bones about it: “He who rules the sea,” she exulted, “rules the land.” LOST is a radical giveaway of American sovereignty in the name of environmental protection. And it should be sunk once and for all….

A United Nations treaty that Ronald Reagan rejected is rearing its head again in Washington. The big surprise this time around? A few key Republicans are throwing their weight behind it and others seem willing to budge. Administration heavy hitters Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday to support the Law of the Sea Treaty, a world agreement governing transit over the oceans as well as use of resources in the deep sea beds and continental shelf. Over 160 nations have signed on to the treaty, but Ronald Reagan set the trend of objecting in 1984, citing restrictions on mining of the deep sea beds……

The stunning repudiation of Sen. Richard Lugar's, R-Ind., bid for a seventh term has sent shock waves through Washington's internationalist lobby.  A former Rhodes scholar, Lugar has spent his career promoting a globalist agenda since succeeding the late Jesse Helms as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
One day after Indiana Republicans handed Lugar his walking papers, an outfit called the Atlantic Council held a forum to promote the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty. As former Republican Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner beamed their approval, Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta declared "the time has come" for the Senate to ratify the treaty.   Hagel, Warner and Lugar share an internationalist mindset. All three senators supported "comprehensive immigration reform" (aka amnesty) bills that failed to pass Congress in 2006 and 2007. In support of LOST, they are joined by former Republican Sen. Trent Lott, now a high-priced lobbyist who no longer answers to his former Mississippi constituents……The coalition for ratification includes three groups whose interests are rarely on the same side: the U.S. Navy, the big multinational oil companies led by Shell, and the radical environmentalist lawyers. That peculiar alliance should make you suspicious.

Obama Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty

Even if he's not re-elected, the president hopes to leave behind a treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and to which we'd be required to give half of our offshore oil revenue….. Like the Kyoto Protocol that pretended to be an effort to save the earth from the poisoned fruit of the Industrial Revolution…..Like its Kyoto cousin, LOST is an attempt at the global redistribution of power and wealth, the embodiment of the progressive dream of the end of the nation state as we know it and the end of political freedom by giving veto over all of mankind's activities to a global body — in this case something called the International Seabed Authority, located in Kingston, Jamaica…… the power to regulate 70% of the earth's surface, placing seabed mining, fishing rights, deep-sea oil exploration and even the activities of the U.S. Navy under control of a global bureaucracy. It even provides for a global tax that would be paid directly to the ISA by companies seeking to develop the resources in and under the world's oceans…..Elisabeth Mann Borgese, an admirer of Karl Marx and a socialist who ran the World Federation of Canada…. views the oceans as the "common heritage of mankind" and in a 1999 speech declared, "The world ocean has been and is, so to speak, our great laboratory for the making of a new world order."

The Law of the Sea - The U.S. Navy trumps a U.N. treaty.

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, also known as the Law of the Sea Treaty (or LOST), presents a dilemma for some national security conservatives. 
On one hand, LOST “codifies” key navigational rights and freedoms that are important to the U.S. Navyand the Navy brass actively supports ratification of the treaty on those grounds. On the other hand, one could be forgiven for thinking the U.S. Navy’s 11 supercarriers, 75 nuclear submarines, and 200 other vessels, along with nearly 4,000 aircraft and 340,000 active duty personnel, obviate the need for a document that would merely allow us to do what we already do, and what we are entitled to do, with or without codification by the international community, such as it is. Still, when the U.S. Navy and the Joint Chiefs of Staff repeatedly and forcefully argue that something is crucial to the success of U.S. military operationsas they have in the case of LOSTconservatives usually salute.

Dark green represents those who have signed and ratified the treaty.
Light green represents those who have signed but have not ratified the treaty.
Gray represents those who have not signed or ratified the treaty.

This map is from Wikipedia


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