Buying Greenland: Trump haters mock the idea, but China is paying attention

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The knee-jerk reaction from the left and the TDS Fueled© crowd was laughable.


The moment The Wall Street Journal article appeared revealing President Trump was mulling over the idea of the United States buying Greenland, the autonomous Danish territory in the Atlantic, ankle-biters began to mock the idea.​
But this usual panic from the jealous chattering class once again reveals the Democrats and envious Trump haters’ biggest unforced error — constantly underestimating Donald Trump. This requires deliberately maintaining a remarkable ignorance about the economic and national security issues we face as a nation.​
One of those issues is the vital importance of Greenland, its horrible mismanagement as the Danish elite virtue signal about their environmentalism, condemning its 55,000 residents to poverty-stricken lives, and the national security risks economic dereliction invite. The incompetence ruining Greenland, in fact, compelled Greenlandic officials to reach out to China as they searched for a Sugar Daddy to fund infrastructure projects.​
 
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From another article.


Mered said Trump's offer to buy Greenland was a signal to Arctic nations and China, which has shown interest in the region, which is crucial for the control of new shipping routes opening up as ice sheets melt because of global warming.​
"When it comes to the Russians, (Trump's) logic is to say: 'You won't always be the main power in the Arctic even if you are the chair of the Arctic Council in 2021'.
"And when it comes to the Chinese, the idea is... 'We won't let you get a foothold in Greenland'," Mered said.
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Greenland row is Trump positioning for Arctic battle: expert

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The knee-jerk reaction from the left and the TDS Fueled© crowd was laughable.


The moment The Wall Street Journal article appeared revealing President Trump was mulling over the idea of the United States buying Greenland, the autonomous Danish territory in the Atlantic, ankle-biters began to mock the idea.​
But this usual panic from the jealous chattering class once again reveals the Democrats and envious Trump haters’ biggest unforced error — constantly underestimating Donald Trump. This requires deliberately maintaining a remarkable ignorance about the economic and national security issues we face as a nation.​
One of those issues is the vital importance of Greenland, its horrible mismanagement as the Danish elite virtue signal about their environmentalism, condemning its 55,000 residents to poverty-stricken lives, and the national security risks economic dereliction invite. The incompetence ruining Greenland, in fact, compelled Greenlandic officials to reach out to China as they searched for a Sugar Daddy to fund infrastructure projects.​
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But what’s worth knowing is what precipitated the president’s comments. In 2017, Greenland’s prime minister flew to China and asked, as the Journal reported in February of this year, “Chinese state-run banks to finance the new commercial airports, including a big one for one of the smallest capitals on earth, Nuuk, which can now be served only by propeller planes. The bankers were interested, people at the meetings said, so long as a Chinese company constructed the airports.”
Reports indicate this action was triggered by Denmark refusing to help.
Then-Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis was not happy and convinced Danish officials to fund the infrastructure, sidelining China. This was an effort by China starting in 2018 and only ending when they officially withdrew in June of this year. For those who look past their shallow view of the United States and the administration, one would know it’s no coincidence that the president’s remarks on Greenland became public just two months after we successfully fought off China in their latest swing at the North American island.
This wasn’t the beginning nor will it be the end of China’s designs on Greenland.
” ‘China needs to carefully consider the possibility that a small and weak Greenlandic nation could emerge in the Arctic in the next 10 years,’ wrote Xiao Yang, director of the Arctic Research Center at Beijing International Studies University, in a recent paper. ‘This will be the key node for the successful implementation of the Polar Silk Road,’ ” The Journal reported.
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Buying Greenland: Trump haters mock the idea, but China is paying attention
No, it's actually the Danes fully understanding the significance and value of Greenland and the Trump morons not having a clue.
 
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Is this a joke?

Serious question. Are you trying to be funny?

He didn't suggest investing in Greenland.

Any normal person can suggest investing in Greenland. I'm sure there's numerous reasons for and against it that sensible, sane people could discuss.

He suggested BUYING PEOPLE'S COUNTRY!

Where they live.

Without so much as mentioning it to them. As if their consent to have their nationality changed for his convenience wasn't even the slightest bit required.

That's not fucking ankle biting. It's not poo pooing. It's not sour grapes. I didn't believe it when I heard it. I assumed it was fake.

It wasn't.

Try for a second to imagine waking up in Greenland or Denmark and reading that tweet.

And please for the love of god spare us the lame attempt at gaslighting.

If - and it's a huge if - IF what you're suggesting is what he actually meant. Then his inability to express it any better than that is as much cause for alarm as if he really meant it.
 
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While Democrats and resisters continue to chase their tails, it would serve them well to stop and admit that American exceptionalism is back. For everyone.
Yes. If the Danes don't bow down to foreign exceptionalism being more important than their own rights and freedoms they must be "Democrat" Danes and "resister" Danes.

Those silly morons. Not passively submitting to ther foreign masters. How silly and laughable they are not to humiliate and degrade themselves for foreigners benefit.

What steaming, putrid pile of dog shit.

Who wrote this garbage???
 
Aug 2018
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Hmmm....

"Mr. Trump focused on Ms. Frederiksen’s comment that selling Greenland was an “absurd discussion,” as she put it. “It was nasty,” Mr. Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a trip to Kentucky. “I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to do is say, ‘No, we wouldn’t be interested.’”

To Mr. Trump, it was not just an insult to him but to the nation as a whole. “She’s not talking to me. She’s talking to the United States of America,” he said. “You don’t talk to the United States that way, at least under me.”
That would be fine and well and good. If that's what happened.

Trump did not at any time " offer" to buy Greenland.

That is not what happened.

The people and government of Denmark and greenland woke up in the morning, no different than any other morning, turned on their phones.... And the President of the US had tweeted that he was weighing all the benefits to America of buying a part of their country.

A complete and total blindside, with zero regard for the fact that..... They're a country. With people in it.


Had he fucking inquired like a sane person he would have gotten a polite "no thank you".

What the he'll would anybody possibly expect the prime minister to do in response to those tweets?
 
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From another article.


Mered said Trump's offer to buy Greenland was a signal to Arctic nations and China, which has shown interest in the region, which is crucial for the control of new shipping routes opening up as ice sheets melt because of global warming.​
"When it comes to the Russians, (Trump's) logic is to say: 'You won't always be the main power in the Arctic even if you are the chair of the Arctic Council in 2021'.
"And when it comes to the Chinese, the idea is... 'We won't let you get a foothold in Greenland'," Mered said.
He said the US has already increased its presence by re-establishing a consulate in Greenland's capital Nuuk, and helping to finance new airports, education and social programmes.
"The end goal is not to acquire Greenland per se but at least some new territory, some new pieces of land," he said.
Washington could be angling to buy the Gronnedal naval base in southern Greenland, "which the Danes ultimately decided not to sell in late 2017 because the only interested buyers were Chinese" he added.
- What role does Europe play? -​
"It's possible that this whole hullabaloo is a political, media and economic test balloon designed to see how strongly Europeans feel about Greenland," Mered said, predicting the row could drag on.​
"He will continue to use the case of Greenland, especially since Denmark is a fairly servile ally that won't turn its back on the US because of this."​
- What does Trump stand to gain? -​
Mered said the issue allows Trump to "make strides in the Arctic and at home".[/b]​


Greenland row is Trump positioning for Arctic battle: expert
Calling Denmark "a fairly SERVILE ally" only compounds the insult that Trump has already directed their way. Denmark has been one of America's most LOYAL allies.

This is no way to treat an ally. Once again, we see the PATTERN with Donald Trump: insulting our allies, and praising our enemies. He's a goddamn TRAITOR.
 
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Calling Denmark "a fairly SERVILE ally" only compounds the insult that Trump has already directed their way. Denmark has been one of America's most LOYAL allies. ...


Trump did not refer to Denmark as a "fairly servile ally". That was the person in the article in post #2 who did that.

Your lack of comprehension keeps showing though.

And the two articles presented in the first two posts are well beyond the TDS Fueled© crowd around here to digest.
 
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Trump did not refer to Denmark as a "fairly servile ally". That was the person in the article in post #2 who did that.

Your lack of comprehension keeps showing though.

And the two articles presented in the first two posts are well beyond the TDS Fueled© crowd around here to digest.
You don't read very well at all, do you? I NEVER said that it was Trump who called Denmark 'a fairly servile ally'. I said only that the person who DID say that was compounding the insult that Trump has already directed toward Denmark.

Take a Reading Comprehension 101 class, why don't you?
 
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