Russia invading Alaska
(Independent)–Russia appears to be edging closer to giving the go-ahead for an underwater tunnel which could one day allow vacationers in Alaska to take a day trip to Siberia in Russia. The tunnel, which would reportedly be 65 miles (105 km) long and bored under the icy waters of the narrow Bering Strait which separates Russia from North America above the Pacific Sea, was reportedly backed by high-profile Russian politician Aleksandr Levinthal this week. London’s The Times reported that Levinthal endorsed the idea at a conference on developing Russia’s north-eastern rail infrastructure – although it was first mooted by Tsar Nicholas II over a hundred years ago. At twice the length of the Channel Tunnel that connects Britain and France, it will be an ambitious engineering project – but one which could bring considerable benefits for travelers. It could mean, for example, a spectacular overland train journey from Europe to New York City, traveling through Moscow and the icy landscapes of Siberia and Alaska before heading down to warmer climes.
So the Russians are building a tunnel from Siberia to Alaska. Oh, but don’t worry…its not so they can transport an invasion force, its only so Russia can easily send us all of their tourists who are just dying to vacation in northern Alaska. That makes perfect sense, right? Lots of people dream about visiting the Alaskan arctic circle….WRONG!!! Putin is making a fool out of all of us. I don’t care if he does sing like an angel. I don’t trust the guy.
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