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Trump Promises No Tower if US Purchases Greenland

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Trump Promises No Tower if US Purchases Greenland

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On August 16th, the WSJ reported that US President Donald Trump was “eyeing” a new “real-estate deal” – Greenland.

Initially, the report was simply anonymous claims by various unnamed individuals who said that Trump mentioned that the US could buy Greenland from Denmark at various dinners and meetings.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow initially confirmed that the purchase was considered, because Greenland was a strategic place and that US President Harry Truman had looked into purchasing it from Denmark, “and it’s an ally.” Notably, Larry Kudlow appears barely staying conscious while speaking.

On August 18th, US President Donald Trump confirmed that it had come up in some discussions, but it wasn’t “first on the burner.” He questioned how the story came out.

“It’s just something we’ve talked about,” he said. “Denmark essentially owns it. We’re very good allies with Denmark. We’ve protected Denmark like we protect large portions of the world, so the concept came up.”

“Strategically, it’s interesting. And, we’d be interested. We’ll talk to them a little bit,” the president said. He added, “It’s not No. 1 on the burner, I can tell you that.”

Trump, later on, promised not to to “this” to Greenland – posting a picture of a Greenland village, with a Trump tower in its middle.

US acquisition of Greenland is not at all a strange or ‘fresh’ idea.

In 1867, Secretary of State William Seward (under US President Andrew Johnson) expressed a public interest in acquiring from Denmark and Iceland and Greenland. Parallel with the Russian Empire deal for Alaska.

Interestingly, he also claimed the islands of St. Thomas and St. John, currently one of the Virgin Islands. As a result, they were acquired much later, in 1917 for $25 million (at the exchange rate of 2018 that would mean $575 million).

Following Denmark’s fall to Nazi Germany in 1940, American forces defended Greenland. The roots of American-Greenland comradeship are thus old and formal. In 1946, one Harry S. Truman even attempted to purchase Greenland for $100 million.

In 1950, NATO entered both Greenland and Iceland. First, in the form of an agreement on the organization of an air base, and then the large-scale construction of civilian infrastructure.

The powering stations of the notorious NORAD were also located there.

In 2009, Denmark did actually plan to leave Greenland fend for itself, but that decision was reversed. And still, Greenland receives an annual grant of approximately $600 million.

Since 2011, infrastructure support around NATO military facilities that are assigned to the United States has not been maintained.

From 2015 to 2017, the People’s Republic of China wanted to acquire Greenland several times. Formally, it looked like a concession for 99 years with the construction of a giant port. The deal was blocked by Denmark, but negotiations were not terminated.

Currently some of the benefits that the US would get from “owning” Greenland include mostly militarizing it.

There are several common claims in US media:

  • There is one US Air Force base at Thule, Greenland offering “critical intelligence capabilities to conduct satellite operations and to detect possible over-the-North-Pole nuclear missile launches from China or Russia.”
  • Thule’s deep-water port and long runway, the base provides a logistics hub for operations in the Arctic. And it gives the U.S. military the means to deter and defeat prospective aggression.
  • Purchasing it would strengthen the national security and allow more infrastructure to be introduced.

Greenland is quite rich in resources, and the US that under the current Trump Administration refuses to acknowledge climate change exists, it’s all there for the taking by any means possible. It has fishing waters abound.

According to the Washington Examiner, it’s not a one-sided deal – Greenland population of approximately 56,000 people would gain a lot of from an influx of US investment.

Denmark and Greenland appear to be giving the US “the cold shoulder,” rejecting any such possibility.

Denmark’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, who was on a visit to Greenland on August 18th, responded to Trump’s remarks by saying emphatically that “Greenland is not for sale.”

“Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland,” Frederiksen said, according to the newspaper Sermitsiaq.

Former Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said of the idea, “It must be an April Fools’ Day joke.”

In a sarcastic article, published by the New Yorker, author Andy Borowitz published “Denmark’s response.”

HINT: Nothing underneath this is true.

Instead of selling Greenland, Denmark offered to purchase the United States.

“As we have stated, Greenland is not for sale,” a spokesperson for the Danish government said. “We have noted, however, that during the Trump regime pretty much everything in the United States, including its government, has most definitely been for sale.”

“Denmark would be interested in purchasing the United States in its entirety, with the exception of its government,” the spokesperson added.

Trump would then possibly be relocated to “Russia or North Korea.”

And if the offer was accepted, Denmark has big plans.

“We believe that, by giving the U.S. an educational system and national health care, it could be transformed from a vast land mass into a great nation,” the spokesperson said.

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  • Zionism = EVIL

    Trump is a loudmouth moron who knows full well that Americunts are dead broke losers shitting in the streets with $25 TRILLION debt and a deadbeat economy.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      Exactly, what the fuck good will buying greenland do for americans?

      • verner

        he needs to show something since his term up to now has been one friggin mess and like gerald ford in the last part of his term suggested that puerto rico would become the 51st state of the us (not so entirely unhinged then as it is today) but found no traction for the idea.

      • FlorianGeyer

        There are in fact massive deposits of valuable minerals under the ice. Lead, Silver and Gold being just three. There are existing old mine workings.

      • Hasbara Hunter

        Greenland is part of this Planet….and America wants the entire Planet….also: The ice is slowly melting…”Precious” Minerals & Metals will become easily available

    • Hasbara Hunter

      Yeah it should be somewhere between 22 Trillion & 210 Trillion Dollars Debt…I don’t know what Greenland Costs….but it will definitely mean MORE AMERICAN DEBT to the REST OF THE WORLD… what a Bloody Fools…

      https://www.freedomworks.org/content/real-national-debt-could-be-210-trillion

      • FlorianGeyer

        The USA ‘deserves’ to own Greenland.

        We can expect a Bagel Coup soon after the demonisation of the local government staff there.

        An interim President will be anointed by the US and sanctions imposed alongside Bolton’s Regime Change Playbook.

        After the US controls Greenland the US troops will build bases there and the indigenous seal population , male and female, will be drugged to service the sexual proclivities of the US Military.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Lest we forget that the US establishment has always been full of bought and paid for morons, I offer you this.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DPQ15EgyTY

        In the late 1950s the US secretly constructed a multiple nuclear missile base at a military base granted to the US in Greenland by the Danish government. The base was powered by a small nuclear reactor and was constructed below the top of the ice sheet. There were plans for many miles of tunnels.

        There were two rather large problems. The silly yanks failed to consider that the ice sheet was continually moving and that the heat from the reactor plus the heat generated by the 600 ish soldiers continually melted the base. The base was abandoned in the 60’s.

        Like all US bases, the shit was left behind, literally, and also included fuel oil in barrels and nuclear waste.
        This US detritus is now breaking out of the ice sheet and threatens the seas of the North Pole and beyond.

        • Hasbara Hunter

          Thanks for the interesting documentary…Yeah everywhere Yangeese appeared Humans, Animals & Nature always suffered Big Time…

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    Just like he promised to go after hillary if he won, and to get out of the middle east? Looooool

  • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

    “educational system and national health care”
    Actually, its the chinese system of education, where kids at tested and examined from 1. grade, where results is favored above wellbeing, where kids with special needs gets left behind and pushed aside.
    Of course there is some public schools doing it differently and then theres other kind of schools (Friskoler in Danish).

    And healthcare?
    The nurses and doctors have a joke: You better be strong enough to fight for your right, othervise you aint gonna get the correct treatment.

    The danish healthcare system is a joke, not because of the wonderfull nurses and doctors (well, the majority of them are), its because of a corrupt and digusting government, and they sold our vaccine program to Saudi freaking Arabia!
    Ive been told by a nurse that the Danish healthcare system is a 200 billion kroners bill, close to 50% of that is medicine, medicine that is extremely overpriced and in several cases causes death.
    I cant remember the illness, but there is a illness that requires a 80.000dkr injection each month, thats 12.000usd per injection per patient each month.
    How can a 10ml injection cost that??!!

    A friend of mine is a world top class ER nurse, and he said that in 2018 there had been alot of injuries, so many that that budget was blown apart, the response from the government; cut staff in 2019 and send people home, the results; rise in death and permanent injuries and illness and the response team budget have been blown apart due to a much higher frequency in 1-1-2 calls, from people that died at home because “the beds where to expensive to have them in”

    That is Denmark anno 2019 and that is part of Lars “uløkke” Rasmussens “World most happy country”.
    Yet trash like him still gets votes and prayers from blind and ignorant slaves.

  • Hasbara Hunter

    This World has Truly turned into a Satanic Shithole Filled with RETARDS…. How can you buy a Country when you Owe the World $22.000.000.000.000…

    START PAYING BACK YOUR FUCKING DEBT FIRST YANGEESE!

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  • Bob
  • Icarus Tanović

    He must be out of his pedophilic mind.