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    Quote Originally Posted by Sukiyama View Post
    Uh huh. That's exactly what happened.
    Show me where an offer was made. It's all press hype. Go on. Show me where an offer was made. He never even went to Denmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. W. View Post
    Show me where an offer was made. It's all press hype. Go on. Show me where an offer was made. He never even went to Denmark.
    No offer was made since Denmark refused to hard before he could make it.

    He was tweeting to himself "I wonder if I should buy Greenland", and the Danes were like " no".

    And then he decided to cancel his trip to Denmark.

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    Don't worry, that's just Trump working on his "Nixon image" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madman_theory .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sar1n View Post
    Don't worry, that's just Trump working on his "Nixon image" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madman_theory .
    Given that US adversaries are being as provocative and aggressive as ever, I think we can discount that idea.

    Plus, since when is Denmark an adversary of anyone, let alone the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legio_Italica View Post
    Given that US adversaries are being as provocative and aggressive as ever, I think we can discount that idea.

    Plus, since when is Denmark an adversary of anyone, let alone the US?
    Ah I see you don't get it.

    Economic war with China, increasing hostility toward Iran...those are things that no rationally thinking politician would do, because the short term losses would kill his political career. Normally, China would simply call the current actions of US toward them a bluff, since all-out economic war is a lose-lose scenario, like nuclear war. But if they percieve Trump to be deranged enough to actually go through with it regardless of damage it does to US, they might offer concessions, rather than calling the bluff, to save themselves from the damage.

    But in order to do that, Trump has to cultivate certain image. This temper tantrum toward Denmark is just that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legio_Italica View Post
    Given that US adversaries are being as provocative and aggressive as ever, I think we can discount that idea.

    Plus, since when is Denmark an adversary of anyone, let alone the US?
    The Vice Chairman, Mr. Sren Espersen, of the Dansk Folkeparti wanted to move the german-danish border southwards to the Eider in 2017:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 


    But i think it was probably only his glorious idea.^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sar1n View Post
    Ah I see you don't get it.

    Economic war with China, increasing hostility toward Iran...those are things that no rationally thinking politician would do, because the short term losses would kill his political career. Normally, China would simply call the current actions of US toward them a bluff, since all-out economic war is a lose-lose scenario, like nuclear war. But if they percieve Trump to be deranged enough to actually go through with it regardless of damage it does to US, they might offer concessions, rather than calling the bluff, to save themselves from the damage.

    But in order to do that, Trump has to cultivate certain image. This temper tantrum toward Denmark is just that...
    In order for your theory to even have a workable observation as a basis, there would need to be a concrete example of this “faux madness” having succeeded in producing the masterful results you claim Trump is aiming for. The method to Trump’s madness is there is no method. He reacts to things moment to moment like a child. US adversaries have been quick to notice this and placate his need for flattery, attention and validation. See: North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Russia, etc.

    Plus Denmark already “called the bluff” and told Trump to off, so I’m not sure why you’d bring that up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sar1n View Post
    Ah I see you don't get it.

    Economic war with China, increasing hostility toward Iran...those are things that no rationally thinking politician would do, because the short term losses would kill his political career. Normally, China would simply call the current actions of US toward them a bluff, since all-out economic war is a lose-lose scenario, like nuclear war.
    How did you get that conclusion? China is replaceable to the world, US is not. And Republicans losing presidency is nowhere as serious as CPC losing power due to recession.

    He doesn't have a political career anyway.


    I just wonder if Americans would rush to Greenland for free medical care after the purchase

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    That length of water between the Danish territory of Greenland and the Canadian territory of Nunavut is known as the Davis Strait. That is where the Royal Danish Navy, two frigates and a destroyer...if I remember correctly, threatened us Canucks with war if we did not allow them sovereignty as per the oil and LNG; also, this is when the Danes were led by a Social-Democrat government! The true north strong and free from sea unto shining sea. Come hell and over my dead body, we Canadians are diplomatic until a gang of neo-fascistic vikings start to threaten our dominion. I have a soft spot in my heart for the Danish people, but please, spare this Jewish-Canadian the thought that the Danes are victims; its' 2019, not 1940.

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    As expected Trump is opening a US consulate in Greenland. Looks like the money tap is going to be turned on:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...QJU?li=BBnb7Kz

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    Lovely to watch a strong female put little boy Trump in his place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BundesReich View Post
    That length of water between the Danish territory of Greenland and the Canadian territory of Nunavut is known as the Davis Strait. That is where the Royal Danish Navy, two frigates and a destroyer...if I remember correctly, threatened us Canucks with war if we did not allow them sovereignty as per the oil and LNG; also, this is when the Danes were led by a Social-Democrat government! The true north strong and free from sea unto shining sea. Come hell and over my dead body, we Canadians are diplomatic until a gang of neo-fascistic vikings start to threaten our dominion. I have a soft spot in my heart for the Danish people, but please, spare this Jewish-Canadian the thought that the Danes are victims; its' 2019, not 1940.
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