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Offline TomSea

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Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
« on: August 24, 2019, 02:13:14 PM »
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Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
By Doug Bandow • August 22, 2019

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Greenland is obviously strategic—it is close to America and hosts Thule Air Base. However, one should not oversell its value to American interests. The Washington Examiner grandly declared that Thule “gives the U.S. military the means to deter and defeat prospective aggression.” Aggression by whom? A sneak attack by the Russkies or Chinese launched from the Arctic seems, well, unlikely.

Anyway, no one expects NATO member Denmark to hand over the island to a hostile power. Last year, Washington opposed Chinese financing of three airports, and Denmark’s government found other funders. Canada and Mexico are even more strategic and the U.S. isn’t trying to buy them. (Although Americans once unsuccessfully attempted to conquer Canada and considered annexing all of Mexico, instead of the half that Washington seized after winning the Mexican-American War.)

Most everyone is making the issue about America; at least the Examiner remembered that the U.S. would be, er, buying people. But, it explained, don’t worry, “this isn’t just about American interests. Greenland’s small population also has everything to gain from a massive influx of American investment. The surge in tourism alone would surely offer a vast untapped potential.”

Article at: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/forget-annexing-greenland-start-breaking-up-america/
Now, let me get this straight, the master negotiator was out maneuvered by Turkey? Turkey?

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Re: Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 04:10:51 PM »
The surge in tourism? Greenland ony has under one hundred semi permanent residents. I sincerely doubt anybody would move there to rake in the tourist dollars.
Natural resources is another matter.

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Re: Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 04:43:45 PM »
It's gonna happen as soon as DC runs out of money, or the dollar is worth zero, either way.

Which isn't too far down the pipe.
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Re: Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 08:25:47 PM »
"Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America..."

America is in the process of "breaking up" itself.

Greenland could become a refuge for whites who will be increasingly demonized in the leftist/communist areas of the [soon-to-be-former] United States.

Who would want to live there?
Not blacks, they hate the cold.
Same for many (most?) Hispanics -- too cold!
I doubt many from the Middle Eastern/North African nations (i.e., muslims) would want to live there, either.
About the only ethnic/racial group that could cope and prosper would be whites and perhaps the Inuits.

The same might be said for Canada.

Buying or otherwise annexing Greenland could be a good plan for the USA.
Give the Danes Puerto Rico and perhaps Hawaii (save for Pearl Harbor) in exchange!

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Re: Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2019, 12:33:03 AM »
The surge in tourism? Greenland ony has under one hundred semi permanent residents. I sincerely doubt anybody would move there to rake in the tourist dollars.
Natural resources is another matter.
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What the hell are you blathering on about?
The Inuit population of that island is some 60,000!!!

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Re: Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2019, 12:47:00 PM »
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What the hell are you blathering on about?
The Inuit population of that island is some 60,000!!!
60,0000......oh gee whiz......I stand corrected....60,000  piss poor inuits wandering around the world's  largest island. Sounds like great customers to me.       22222frying pan

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Re: Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2019, 01:38:19 PM »
60,0000......oh gee whiz......I stand corrected....60,000  piss poor inuits wandering around the world's  largest island. Sounds like great customers to me.       22222frying pan
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Stand corrected??? Customers??? What in tarnation are you talking about???
Some 85% of Greenland is inside the Arctic Circle and covered w/an ice sheath.
It never was, is not and never will be a tourist attraction.
It's value is essentially its mineral resources, principally oil and gas which the
Danes don't have the resourced to exploit.
It's relatively similar to Alaska in geography and terrain.
Their native Inuit, Asiatic Mongoloids, are akin to the Cherokee, Iroquois,
Seminole, among dozens, who populated the Americas, millennia before
the Spanish and English.
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Re: Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 02:50:59 PM »
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Stand corrected??? Customers??? What in tarnation are you talking about???
Some 85% of Greenland is inside the Arctic Circle and covered w/an ice sheath.
It never was, is not and never will be a tourist attraction.
It's value is essentially its mineral resources, principally oil and gas which the
Danes don't have the resourced to exploit.
It's relatively similar to Alaska in geography and terrain.
Their native Inuit, Asiatic Mongoloids, are akin to the Cherokee, Iroquois,
Seminole, among dozens, who populated the Americas millennia prior to
the Spanish and English.
that was my point :shrug:

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Re: Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2019, 03:13:02 PM »
60,0000......oh gee whiz......I stand corrected....60,000  piss poor inuits wandering around the world's  largest island. Sounds like great customers to me.       22222frying pan
Piss poor? No Louis Vuitton Parkas?

WTF are they going to do with marble floors, 55 inch TVs, and a Mercedes, anyway?

I gauge "poor" as a factor of what you need vs. what you have. They are doing just fine.
It is just that most prosperous people's stuff would be nothing but dead weight there.
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Re: Forget Annexing Greenland, Start Breaking Up America
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2019, 03:17:36 PM »
that was my point :shrug:
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