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Old 08-22-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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If the inhabitants hate Denmark, the inhabitants will likely hate the USA too, if the USA buys Denmark. I would say just give Greenland full independence.
Not exactly a nuanced picture, that one. Denmark was a colonial power over Greenland and acted as absolute bastards in a lot of respects, but there's a fair understanding these days. Of course we pay for conditions to be acceptable, seems only fair. Yes, it's expensive. And of course some resentment still harbors.

Not sure why that makes Trump's behavior any less idiotic.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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President Trump could send troops to Greenland to secure our military interests as well as protect the local population from pernicious foreign elements who are in residence. We could initiate an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the Icelandic Christian settlement during the late medieval period.

Greenland is not in Europe; it is part of North America. Paying the Danes for what is naturally ours is unnecessarily gracious. Let the Danish imperialists return to Denmark; let the Inuits return to Canada.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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Not exactly a nuanced picture, that one. Denmark was a colonial power over Greenland and acted as absolute bastards in a lot of respects, but there's a fair understanding these days. Of course we pay for conditions to be acceptable, seems only fair. Yes, it's expensive. And of course some resentment still harbors.

Not sure why that makes Trump's behavior any less idiotic.
I was trying to get said person to think rationally. The point I was driving home was this. Said person is claiming that Greenland hates Denmark. What makes that person think the USA would be better?
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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President Trump could send troops to Greenland to secure our military interests as well as protect the local population from pernicious foreign elements who are in residence. We could initiate an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the Icelandic Christian settlement during the late medieval period.

Greenland is not in Europe; it is part of North America. Paying the Danes for what is naturally ours is unnecessarily gracious. Let the Danish imperialists return to Denmark; let the Inuits return to Canada.
Denmark could easily just tell Thule Air Base to leave. Remember, that air base is on Denmark's territory, not ours. And I don't think the local population is having any problems from "pernicious foreign elements".

You could investigate the disappearance of the Icelandic settlemnt now. You'd need Denmark's permission though. And I figure you don't like that.

Greenland isn't part of the European continent. However, who is to say that the Greenlandic people would want to be part of the USA? How about you let the Greenlandic people make that decision for themselves. Something else. The Inuits in Greenland are native to Greenland. And if we purchase Greenland, we would be just as imperialist as the Danish that you're accusing.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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Why would we want it, in that case?
Greenland would serve as a good launching for Air Force if time comes some day where we leave NATO (who knows if that'll happen in the next century). We could put some nuke silos there as well ---aim them at Trump's puppetnmaster Putin's bathroom toilet.

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Old 08-22-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Up North
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President Trump could send troops to Greenland to secure our military interests as well as protect the local population from pernicious foreign elements who are in residence. We could initiate an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the Icelandic Christian settlement during the late medieval period.

Greenland is not in Europe; it is part of North America. Paying the Danes for what is naturally ours is unnecessarily gracious. Let the Danish imperialists return to Denmark; let the Inuits return to Canada.
Really...we could simply take it from them if we truly wanted to. Heck our military alone is like the size of their entire population.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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...and embarasses our great nation with his oafishness.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:34 PM
 
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Really...we could simply take it from them if we truly wanted to. Heck our military alone is like the size of their entire population.
Okay, I have my opinions on this. But I want to hear the words from YOUR perspective. Do you want Trump to buy Greenland, and why do you want him to buy it? Is it even necessary to buy Greenland?
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:38 PM
 
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Greenland would serve as a good launching for Air Force if time comes some day where we leave NATO (who knows if that'll happen in the next century).
We already have an air force base in greenland. Its our northern most base and the most important or close to it on the path of ICBMs launched from russia toward us. Thats what this is all about. Read about Thule Air force base and its history.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:39 PM
 
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Greenland would serve as a good launching for Air Force if time comes some day where we leave NATO (who knows if that'll happen in the next century).
We already have Thule Air Base in Greenland. What more do you want?
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