Here's why Trump wants to buy Greenland

Via:  it-is-me  •  6 months ago  •  15 comments

Here's why Trump wants to buy Greenland
Yet Trump's interest in Greenland is just the latest indication of the island's increasing geopolitical importance. It is even drawing the eye of China.

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Greenland's strategic value is linked tightly to new North Atlantic shipping lanes opening up due to melting polar ice caps. The new lanes have dramatically decreased maritime trade travel times, which generally includes traveling through the Panama or Suez canals to circumnavigate the world.


Greenland's largest economic drivers are fishing and tourism, but the island has drawn rising interest due to its , including coal, zinc, copper, iron ore and rare minerals. There have been expeditions to assess the extent of the nation's resources, but the true quantity is unknown.

China, which is embroiled in a trade battle with the U.S., previously showed interest in developing a "Polar Silk Road" of trade through the North Atlantic shipping lanes. China proposed building new airports and mining facilities on Greenland in 2018, but eventually withdrew its bid.

"If [China were to] have a significant investment in a country that is so strategically important for so many countries, they would have influence there," said Michael Sfraga, director of the Polar Institute at the Wilson Center.

"If you invest a lot in a small island country, you could have a lot of sway there."

Denmark has "publicly expressed concern about China's interest in Greenland," a Pentagon report warned earlier this year.
"Civilian research could support a strengthened Chinese military presence in the Arctic Ocean, which could include deploying submarines to the region as a deterrent against nuclear attacks," the report said.


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1  seeder  It Is ME    6 months ago

His interest was far from what the "Other" media "Outlets" (Cheap Strip Malls) reported it was about.

2  JohnRussell    6 months ago

The island was not for sale. 

I suppose we could invade though.



2.1  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @2    6 months ago

Yes, because Trump has started so many wars./S

That would be more of a Reagan, Bush Sr, Clinton, Bush Jr, Obama, type of thing to do.

2.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1    6 months ago

He had threated to "obliterate" a few countries though. He likes to talk about wiping countries off the map. 

Donald Trump threatens Afghanistan that he could wipe it ...

https:// /news/2019-07-24/why-did-donald- trump -say-he-could-kill-10...

Jul 24, 2019  · Afghan officials have sought an official explanation from Donald Trump after the US President said he could wipe the country off the map and kill 10 million people. Mr Trump

2.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    6 months ago

Again, how many wars has Trump started? Actions matter more than words.

If you want words that are backed up actions check out Hillary Clinton's in regards to Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and Iran. 

Be thankful she isn't president.

TDDS in the extreme.

2.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    6 months ago

Didn't the megalomaniac spout that same insanity about North Korea?

2.1.4  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1.2    6 months ago

What wars do you think Obama started? 

2.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.4    6 months ago

Yes please, do tell.  

2.1.6  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.4    6 months ago

Libya, Syria, re-entering Iraq, and if you want to do your research Yemen and Ukraine.

Sparty On
2.1.7  Sparty On  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1.6    6 months ago

Obama .... the Drone King .....

2.1.8  Ronin2  replied to  Sparty On @2.1.7    6 months ago

Extra judicial drone killings in countries we aren't at war with doesn't count it seems. Even if the end result destabilized Yemen. 

Also the war on terror was a great reason to get involved with the Syrian Civil War; except Obama F'd that one up royally. He didn't hide the fact the US was only supporting anti-government rebels and Kurds; and protected them from Syrian governmental air strikes.  Unfortunately even with US air power backing them and assisting in taking out ISIS/ISIL the rebels couldn't topple the Syrian government. US interference in Syria did get the Russians, Chinese, and Iranians involved in a proxy war. I suppose the left considers that a real accomplishment./S 

It Is ME
2.1.9  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.3    6 months ago
Didn't the megalomaniac spout that same insanity about North Korea?

Still no Nuclear War at the present time ! jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpgjrSmiley_89_smiley_image.gif ?

Trump’s War With North Korea Is Putting America’s Existence ‘At Risk’ and Must Be Stopped, Democrats Say

Democrats in Congress say it would be “illegal” and “catastrophic” if President Donald Trump were to conduct a preemptive nuclear strike on North Korea, and they’re calling on Republicans to be far more vocal on this issue. 

2.2  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2    6 months ago

What a big fat ugly delusional pig he is.  

It Is ME
2.2.1  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    6 months ago
What a big fat ugly delusional pig he is.

How so ?

Did you read the seed and the embedded Links ?

It Is ME
2.3  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @2    6 months ago


Let China have it. They're better at developing Islands. 

"Beijing defied international agreements and sent dredgers to build up a string of disputed reefs in the Spratly Islands"


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