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08-22-2019, 12:31 PM

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08-22-2019, 12:40 PM

I cringe by a lot of what Trump says. However, I agree with him in his "nasty" comment. Denmark's official reply about the purchase of Greenland was that it was "absurd". That's a nasty reply. the Prime Minister drew first blood.

The U.S. has leases for 73 years and you think it's bizarre that maybe instead a lease it should be looked at as an acquisition. Is there a single reason why the U.S. would want to abandon it's position in Greenland? Ever? No. Why not look into a purchase? It makes sense to me. It also makes sense to me if Denmark said "no thank you, we prefer to fleece you through leases into the future forever."

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That was my point, to counter your point claiming the opposite, as I read it.

It has not been any constant or even periodic goal of the US to buy it. It has been our goal to have access to basing there as of WW II, through the Cold War and to current times. And we have maintained constant access, via the lease arrangements allowed, for more than 73 years.

This current strange idea was leaked by administration insiders because they found it bizarre. They were stunned when he first raised it, thought he might not be serious about it, but then he kept raising it over the past six weeks. So the leak was probably to try to assure he didn't raise it in Denmark, or at least, to preview it to them so it wouldn't catch them unprepared and gobsmacked.

He responded to questions about the leak by saying, yes, it was being considered, but it would not be the first order of business and not the most important thing.

Then when the PM said it wouldn't be considered and that it was an absurd idea, he thanked her for saving everyone a waste of time, canceling the trip altogether. As if that was indeed the most important thing about the trip, and if it would not be favorably received, there was no other reason to go.

This was a formal state visit, that had been long in the planning. He was to meet the Danish royal family as well as the PM within a few weeks, and Denmark had prepared a five star welcome and planned the massive security required. He brusquely canceled all of it without any apparent reason except for the word that Greenland isn't for sale (which no one seriously thought it was), and called the PM's comment 'nasty' (his favorite complaint reserved for women). He feigns shock and outrage over very small slights, when that is his own stock in trade.

Denmark is a formal long-time ally, and a reliable one, which has lost blood and dead soldiers in support of the US in our misguided quagmire wars. Anyone who can defend there is any reason for causing strained relations with them, and particularly over this bullsh!t, is showing sycophantic cult of personality irrationality.
  
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08-22-2019, 01:08 PM

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That was my point, to counter your point claiming the opposite, as I read it.
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You misunderstood.

I most definitely did not claim the opposite.

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08-22-2019, 02:25 PM

as a scandinavian with many danish connections i find this bizarre and funny. especially to see my danish friend, who until now was an avid trump supporter, fuming over this..lol. the danish people overall is very trump compatible by the way. ideologically it would make more sense to pick a fight with sweden
  
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08-22-2019, 02:34 PM

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as a scandinavian with many danish connections i find this bizarre and funny. especially to see my danish friend, who until now was an avid trump supporter, fuming over this..lol. the danish people overall is very trump compatible by the way. ideologically it would make more sense to pick a fight with sweden
Not sure why you would say that. Trump did not "pick a fight".

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08-22-2019, 05:46 PM

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Greenland being bought was Trump speak for
him notifying the globalists that he is
taking out their CIA black ops there.

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08-22-2019, 08:53 PM

So, due to lack of response it is established that there has been a long history of US interests in Greenland. That is and was an irrefutable fact anyway. And Trump did not "pick a fight". It was Denmark that committed the diplomatic faux pas in that matter, by every measure whether traditional or progressive. That some don't like that due to psycho-political motivations is apparent.


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08-22-2019, 10:13 PM

what would the reaction have been had Russia wanted to buy Alaska or China buying off Hawaii (would not even have to pay anything for it...just repo it for all the IOUs they hold)


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what would the reaction have been had Russia wanted to buy Alaska or China buying off Hawaii (would not even have to pay anything for it...just repo it for all the IOUs they hold)
Not sure what the big deal is...offers to buy, offers to sell....itís just business.

USA is already a customer of Denmark....bought three of the Virgin Island from them.
Florida was acquired from Spain for the bargain basement price of 5 million.
The Louisiana purchase and Alaska cost quite a bit more.

Canada, still the British Empire at the time, traded a Caribbean island for Quebec from France.


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08-23-2019, 12:30 AM

Then I do not understand what the big problem is to say that to propose such a deal is absurd? What was the nasty part of it if it is all just part of negotiations?

This whole thing of "you won't sell, then I am not going to visit" comes across quite childish in a"spoiled brat"-way

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Not sure what the big deal is...offers to buy, offers to sell....itís just business.

USA is already a customer of Denmark....bought three of the Virgin Island from them.
Florida was acquired from Spain for the bargain basement price of 5 million.
The Louisiana purchase and Alaska cost quite a bit more.

Canada, still the British Empire at the time, traded a Caribbean island for Quebec from France.
right.. those are all rather old examples, which should lead the observant mind to the conclusion that colonial style land acquisitions don't happen that much anymore. in this case the wildlings within the subject land has somehow formed their own autonomous government. and they don't want to be sold or have their land sold, it seems.

i wonder what really happened here. my guess is that the neocon cold warriors within the administration talked to trump about setting up some more military bases on greenland, which triggered trump's pride in real estate dealmaking. while the previously mentioned bunch loves government spending, i doubt this was the way they wanted to go about it
  
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right.. those are all rather old examples, which should lead the observant mind to the conclusion that colonial style land acquisitions don't happen that much anymore. in this case the wildlings within the subject land has somehow formed their own autonomous government. and they don't want to be sold or have their land sold, it seems.

i wonder what really happened here. my guess is that the neocon cold warriors within the administration talked to trump about setting up some more military bases on greenland, which triggered trump's pride in real estate dealmaking. while the previously mentioned bunch loves government spending, i doubt this was the way they wanted to go about it
Japan bought an island in 2014


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So, due to lack of response it is established that there has been a long history of US interests in Greenland. That is and was an irrefutable fact anyway. And Trump did not "pick a fight". It was Denmark that committed the diplomatic faux pas in that matter, by every measure whether traditional or progressive. That some don't like that due to psycho-political motivations is apparent.


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C'mon guy, the political faux pas was Trump and his team thinking that Denmark could sell them Greenland, which they could not even if they wanted to. Denmark's response was appropriate, albeit a little snarky. But like, how did Trump not even do enough research to know who to ask, before asking. The real "psycho-political motivation" is coming from people like you who can't see the humor in this whole thing. The whole world is laughing at this, whether you think they should be or not.


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was that the uninhabited rock they bought from a japanese company for the USAF to do target training?
Hey....itís real estate......sometimes itís fishing and mineral rights considerations.

Hereís Canada and Denmark going toe-to-toe over a rock....
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