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Newsbot @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:28 am

Title: Trump talks to aides about buying Greenland for U.S. | CTV News
Category: Uncle Sam
Posted By: llama66
Date: 2019-08-16 07:24:47

   



llama66 @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:28 am

Why?

   



raydan @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:34 am

He needs somewhere to go when the people drive him out next election. :wink:

   



llama66 @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:47 am

Unless he's going to live under the sheet of ice, hiding won't help him.

   



raydan @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:57 am

I'm sure the first thing Trump will do after buying Greenland will be to dramatically increase greenhouse gas production to melt that ice. 8O

   



stratos @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:00 am

Well with the Ice melting do to global warming

1) Greenland may become high end beach front property
2) All that melting ice is a good source of water that can be used here in the USA or sold to other countries for a profit
3) Greenland will be renamed Trumpland and thus his name will be a part of the USA forever

And for those few who don't get humor the above is humor. :D

   



raydan @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:02 am

Maybe he has plans for his very own Lolita Island. :wink:

   



stratos @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:16 am

8) 8) 8) 8)

Secrete Service agents want to speak to you raydan

   



raydan @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:30 am

I am NOT hiding underneath the bed. 8O

   



stratos @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:42 am

:lol:

   



llama66 @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 am

Yes he is.

   



N_Fiddledog @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:56 am

Quote:
According to the Journal, Greenland relies on $591 million of subsidies from Denmark annually, which make up about 60% of its annual budget.

The U.S. already has an airbase in Greenland, which is part of a state-of-the-art ballistic missile early warning system and satellite tracking system.

It has also, in the past sought to derail China's efforts to make its mark on the independent territory.

In 2018, the Pentagon, alarmed at the news China was looking to finance the building of three airports on the ice-covered land, managed to block the move.

The US, along with its allies offered alternative funding options to Greenland in an effort to dissuade it from an expensive deal with China.

Concerns were centered around whether the aid-dependent government could afford a large loan from China, and if it failed in its efforts to repay it, could lead to China taking control of the runways, bringing in warplanes, creating new shipping lanes and gaining access to a wealth of resources in the Arctic.

This would undoubtedly post concerns in a nation, such as the United States, which as is frequently noted, is concerned with maintaining its global influence and military and territorial might - in particular against the two other great military powers, China and Russia.

As the Foreign Policy journal writes, 'Russia and especially China are the only two countries that could plausibly take over and hold the territory of Washington’s allies and partners in the face of US resistance'.

If either of the other two global powers ever gained the upper hand, it could see the balance of power shift. Such a shift could see China gain greater control over the economically dynamic area of the Western Pacific and could open Eastern Europe up to Russian control.

There are a number of reasons the territory could be proving attractive to the US President, including giving him a legacy that echoes that Thomas Jefferson earned in part through the completion of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.


And for you true believers out there, there's another reason America might be interested in acquiring Greenland:

Quote:
Greenland's vast natural resources


The island's natural resources, spread across 811,000 square miles, could also be one of the key attractions for the president.

As the climate changes and the arctic caps melt, there has been widespread interest in what is thought to be a rich potential of mineral and energy resources - iron ore, lead, zinc, diamonds, gold, rare-earth elements, uranium and oil.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... nmark.html

   



N_Fiddledog @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:01 pm

Not to worry anyway. Greenland's not interested:

   



N_Fiddledog @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:03 pm

Image

   



llama66 @ Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:23 pm

I'm shocked he didn't offer to buy a province.

I'm also shocked that he's cool with paying a fuck-tonne of money when the States already owe a fuck-tonne of money.

   



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