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7 hours ago, Sophon said:

It was a ridiculous idea. Sure, seen from a U.S. centric point of view there would be advantages to having control over Greenland, but to believe in this day and age that a country would sell part of their national territory (including the people living there) is absurd.

 

How to you think the U.S. (and Trump) would have reacted, if the Canadian prime minister had started talking about buying Alaska from the U.S.?

 

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With a population of less than 57,000 and enough money to go around for each and every inhabitant might change people’s hearts and minds...  There are other powers in the world that might be interested in such strategic location between the United States and Northern Europe, and they may or may not be willing to pay.

 

For example, a rising power like China could take it by force if interested.  Then who would the Danes look too to protect there interested in Greenland.  Just perhaps Trump is just trying to inoculate himself from having to come to the aid of Greenland, the Danes, and the European Union.

 

Let's see what Trump could say if he chose not to defend Greenland;

 

"Look I offered to buy Greenland and they said never, we never want to be American."  "How can I demand the American people to shed American Blood and Treasure for a people who hate America."  "I have to stop this madness at some point, if we entered and prevailed then what, which European Country would ask for protection next, England against the EU?" 

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11 hours ago, BobBKK said:

I see nothing wrong with exploring the idea. Long shot and didn't happen and so what?  not the first time and he made a joke about it. The haters will always hate.

Seems strange that the Danes are unwilling to discuss this privately.  Out right rebuff means conditions are not right for any meetings, perhaps a change is on its way...  

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No problem, maybe Iceland is for sale. I am told (by some) that everything has a price and can be bought. Hmmm, perhaps Kiwis would like to be bought by "The Donald". Yes, of course I am being facetious. I would hope all world nations will publicly laugh at this POTUS so far out of his depth. We Americans will try to correct this aberration in a rather forceful way come the elections of 2020.

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9 hours ago, keith101 said:

Greenland has gold and jewels and probably oil which is why he wants it so why would they sell to this a/hole when they can get it for themselves .

 
Greenland is widely believed to hold excellent potential for a host of natural resources, including zinc, lead, gold, iron ore, heavy and light rare earth elements, copper and oil.

 

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5 minutes ago, TopDeadSenter said:

 who elected this queen to speak for Denmark? Who even knew(or cared) that Denmark has one? The honor was all hers, to meet the most famous man in the world. All the glossy pics she would treasure for all time. She totally blew this. Trump has better things to do with his time anyway.

Denmark has its own queen, but she did not speak, it was the Danish Prime Minister, the elected head of democratic government

Greenland also has its own elected government, but POTUS wanted to talk with Danish head

 

 

Dodged a bullet not having to spend time with POTUS 

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16 minutes ago, TopDeadSenter said:

And who elected this queen to speak for Denmark? Who even knew(or cared) that Denmark has one? The honor was all hers, to meet the most famous man in the world. All the glossy pics she would treasure for all time. She totally blew this. Trump has better things to do with his time anyway.

The greenlandic Inuit population has to be kept out of the reach of Trump's greed. Period. 

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37 minutes ago, DannyCarlton said:

Well he bought a piece of Scotland and regretted it. You don't mess with the Jocks.

One of the first things I learnt when moving to Thailand all those years ago was that you should never mess with a guy in a skirt!

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10 hours ago, BobBKK said:

I see nothing wrong with exploring the idea. Long shot and didn't happen and so what?  not the first time and he made a joke about it. The haters will always hate.

 

Apart from the fact that Denmark had already spent a lot of money on preparations. The man is a utter moron.

Why someone would utter a statement such as 'haters will hate' just boggles the mind. Sounds like the words of a pimp to justify their abhorrent behaviour.

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