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Trump wants the US to buy Greenland

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Trump wants the US to buy Greenland, say sources

Washington: US President Donald Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether his government can purchase the giant, ice-smothered island of Greenland, two people with direct knowledge of the directive said.

 

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/business/markets/trump-wants-the-us-to-buy-greenland-say-sources-20190816-p52hvk.html

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Manwon Lender
26 minutes ago, Captain Risky said:

Trump wants the US to buy Greenland, say sources

Washington: US President Donald Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether his government can purchase the giant, ice-smothered island of Greenland, two people with direct knowledge of the directive said.

 

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/business/markets/trump-wants-the-us-to-buy-greenland-say-sources-20190816-p52hvk.html

As far as, buying it for National Security concerns makes good sense. Especially with China planning to build two airports on Greenland. When all is considered it may not be the joke some people are making it out to be.

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Tatetopa

Not only that but great farmland when the ice melts.

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RoofGardener
Posted (edited)
10 minutes ago, Manwon Lender said:

Trump wants the US to buy Greenland, say sources

Yeah... right. More anonymous sources. 

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TRUMP EATS BABIES... said white house sources close to the events.

TRUMP IS GIANT SHAPE-SHIFTING LOBSTER ALIEN - said white house sources with knowledge of crustaceans

TRUMP IS ACTUALLY MISSING GUITARIST FROM WELSH BAND MANIC STREET PREACHERS said white house sources after sniffing cocaine. 

You can't buy a sovereign nation. Who would you buy it FROM ? :P 

 

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Manwon Lender
5 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

Yeah... right. More anonymous sources. 

You can't buy a sovereign nation. Who would you buy it FROM ? :P 

 

Its not a sovereign nation, its ruled and owned by Denmark. Which means Denmark could transfer its ownership if it decided to sell it.

https://oceanwide-expeditions.com/faq/who-owns-greenland

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RoofGardener
Posted (edited)

Hmm... intriguing... apparently Truman offered to buy Greenland (for $100 million) back in 1946. (the offer was rebuffed). 

Despite sharing the same first four letters in his name with Trump,  he was a Democrat, so it was all OK :) 

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Tatetopa

Just a curiosity:  If the US buys Greenland, do all Greenlanders become US citizens?

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Professor Buzzkill
19 minutes ago, Tatetopa said:

Just a curiosity:  If the US buys Greenland, do all Greenlanders become US citizens?

Not necessarily. In American Samoa, they travel on US passports, but inside it states that the holder is not a US citizen. The locals dont seem to mind though 

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Phaeton80

..And if the transaction fails, hell just save the Danes from their shrewd evil dictator, the devious Lars Løkke 'Loki' Rasmussen.

Everyone knows he's been supporting international terrorism from his super high tech Fjord cave hideout. The game is up Lars Løkke, expect an army of erm.. incoherent tweets coming your way. 

 

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RoofGardener

Why would the USA want to buy Greenland ? 

They've already got their huge airbase in the north of Greenland - Thule Airbase. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thule_Air_Base

 

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Manwon Lender
14 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

Why would the USA want to buy Greenland ? 

They've already got their huge airbase in the north of Greenland - Thule Airbase. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thule_Air_Base

 

If they own it they can stop anyone else from building airbases. Strategically it's a great location to watch Russia, and China. Plus it's also a great place to put Nuclear Missile Silos, because it would shorten the launch to impact time frame. Then there are also natural reasorces such as large deposits of Uranium, and other metals.

I suspect this is what's going through his mind.

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Phaeton80
24 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

Why would the USA want to buy Greenland ? 

They've already got their huge airbase in the north of Greenland - Thule Airbase. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thule_Air_Base

 


Why, oil ofcourse.

The struggle for Greenlands oil

Oil and gas in Greenland; still on ice?

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toast

Thats just stupid. Why should the smart Dans sell it? Never-ever.

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LightAngel

 

Greenland belongs to us, and it's not for sale Mr President! 

 

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RoofGardener
8 minutes ago, LightAngel said:

 

Greenland belongs to us, and it's not for sale Mr President! 

 

200.webp

ROFL.... 

Well said :D 

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RabidMongoose
19 minutes ago, LightAngel said:

Greenland belongs to us, and it's not for sale Mr President! 

I think Denmark should wait until it hears the price being offered.

If Denmark goes for a short-term gain it could make $2 trillion by selling Greenland. If it waits it might discover when all the ice has melted that it has precious resources and enough farming land to support a population of 500 million. In which case a selling price of $2 trillion would have been a mistake.

I suspect the Americans know something about precious resource deposits.

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RoofGardener

It's worth pointing out that this story - like the recent story of Trump planning to censor the internet - is only  sourced by anonymous people. It could easily be made up by these "sources", with the connivance of the newspapers wanting a good story, and for ideological reasons wanting to harm the President, or paint him in a bad light. 

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Big Jim

Everything has a price.  Even his detractors have to concede that Trump might know a thing or two about buying and developing real estate.

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Phaeton80 said:

..And if the transaction fails, hell just save the Danes from their shrewd evil dictator, the devious Lars Løkke 'Loki' Rasmussen.

Everyone knows he's been supporting international terrorism from his super high tech Fjord cave hideout. The game is up Lars Løkke, expect an army of erm.. incoherent tweets coming your way. 

 

Its not terribly important what he thinks as he isnt the PM anymore. The PM's name is Mette Frederiksen.

Anyway we cant sell Greenland, unless they decide they want to. This isnt the colonial era.

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Dumbledore the Awesome

As it said in the News, a White House insider said that the entire staff of the administration go around in a constant state of bemusement, wondering what on earth is going to come out of the Leader's mouth next. :mellow: 

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Dumbledore the Awesome
49 minutes ago, LightAngel said:

 

Greenland belongs to us, and it's not for sale Mr President! 

 

200.webp

well, isn't Denmark one of those Socialist hell-holes that the American Conservatives view as a horrifying example of what Socialism leads to? 

The Greenlanders should welcome liberation from communist tyranny! 

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
1 minute ago, Dumbledore the Awesome said:

well, isn't Denmark one of those Socialist hell-holes that the American Conservatives view as a horrifying example of what Socialism leads to? 

Yes we are. :clap:

1 minute ago, Dumbledore the Awesome said:

The Greenlanders should welcome liberation from communist tyranny! 

Yet they have never requested full independence. Maybe they like living under the iron fist of queen Margrethe II. :rolleyes:

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Gwynbleidd
2 hours ago, Manwon Lender said:

Then there are also natural reasorces such as large deposits of Uranium, and other metals.

I suspect this is what's going through his mind.

Or perhaps he has other ideas.....

 

GreenlandTrump.jpg

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RabidMongoose
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1 hour ago, Noteverythingisaconspiracy said:

Its not terribly important what he thinks as he isnt the PM anymore. The PM's name is Mette Frederiksen.

Anyway we cant sell Greenland, unless they decide they want to. This isnt the colonial era.

Getting the approval of the 56,000 people living there would cost $56 billion to make them all millionaires. Then the fee for the land to the Danish Government. Its doable.

But then the USA will need to melt or remove the ice to fully develop Greenland. Maybe thats a plan for the next 3 centuries? And may I suggest if it happens the new territory gets renamed to Trumpland.

Wouldnt that be something?

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Captain Risky
2 hours ago, Big Jim said:

Everything has a price.  Even his detractors have to concede that Trump might know a thing or two about buying and developing real estate.

Trump is worth half of what he was worth 10 years ago. So much for his real estate acumen.

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