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Donald Trump wanted to buy the island of Greenland

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President of the United States Donald Trump is looking for ways to buy from Denmark the largest island in the world - Greenland. The newspaper writes about this. Wall Street Journal with reference to informed sources in the White House.


Donald Trump wanted to buy the island of Greenland


US President Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland, sources in the White House administration say. According to them, the president has repeatedly asked his advisers if America can buy the island and what is needed for this. In addition, the White House legal adviser was requested to conduct a legal review of this project. He is also very interested in everything related to the Danish island, in particular, he is interested in the geopolitical significance of Greenland, the presence of minerals there, as well as the possibility of expanding the American military presence in the Arctic.

At the same time, although some of Trump's advisers support the initiative to buy Greenland, calling this plan "economically viable", the other half of the White House administration calls it a "passing hobby" that will not receive further implementation.

At the same time, the newspaper recalls that Trump's desire to acquire the island is far from the first in the United States. In 1867, the State Department first considered the acquisition of Greenland, and after World War II, President Harry Truman offered Denmark to buy the island, offering him one hundred million dollars, but was refused.
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  1. Nycomed
    Nycomed 16 August 2019 10: 23
    +9
    An interesting twist: will the Danes sell or not?
    1. reservist
      reservist 16 August 2019 10: 27
      +23
      thought not
      Buy land - after all, nobody produces it anymore
      (c) Mark Twain
      1. DMoroz
        DMoroz 16 August 2019 10: 36
        +4
        land is no longer produced
        Turn to the Chinese, they have been doing this business for several years in the South China Sea, they are washing islands, due to which they are expanding the territory ...
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 16 August 2019 10: 50
          +19
          Denmark is unlikely to abandon Greenland because then Denmark will cease to be an Arctic country.
          And now in politics there is a process of claims of many countries on the right to the Russian North Sea along the borders of Russia and along Russian territories rich in minerals, gas and oil.

          Besides. Greenland does not cost Denmark too much. Because while the United States did not threaten the seizure of Greenland, Denmark.

          And further.
          In Denmark, among other things, the influence of Israel is too great, the interests of which must also be taken into account.
          For example, one of the leaders of Israel even once admitted that Israel, with its loans to Denmark, had already "bought" the whole of Denmark for its political subordination. And that Denmark, in a political sense, has long been the "fiefdom of Israel."

          After such a statement, I always think that Israel, and not just the United States, is also involved in Denmark's position on preventing it from laying the SP-2.
          1. 210ox
            210ox 16 August 2019 11: 51
            +3
            Near Magadan is full of abandoned camps. We can provide a residence permit (since I fell in love with frost). Let it settle down ... wassat
        2. reservist
          reservist 16 August 2019 10: 54
          +1
          Quote: DMoroz
          Turn to the Chinese ...

          a contractor can be found closer, but the number of suitable shallows is not infinite

          1. prior
            prior 16 August 2019 11: 08
            +7
            Do not understand. And what does Denmark, Greenland, America and the Chinese have to do with Kotlin Island, St. Nicholas Cathedral and Kronstadt?
            1. reservist
              reservist 16 August 2019 11: 41
              +8
              I wanted to say that not only the Chinese specialists in the alluvial islands, around Kronstadt there are also enough of these, albeit a smaller area
              and the Naval Cathedral - so that it is clear that we are talking about ours ... and not about the Chinese ...
              I apologize if I expressed my tongue-tied expression request
    2. Svarog
      Svarog 16 August 2019 10: 29
      +1
      Ha, there and so they have a military base in the glaciers, why do they need an island? Apparently they are hoping for warming ..
      1. Pedrodepackes
        Pedrodepackes 16 August 2019 10: 42
        +2
        Quote: Svarog
        Ha, there and so they have a military base in the glaciers,

        Yes, it seems like they wrote already that this base has melted there)
        1. Evil echo
          Evil echo 16 August 2019 11: 39
          +3
          And they showed it on TV, it turns out that the ice is moving. laughing
          1. neri73-r
            neri73-r 16 August 2019 13: 29
            +1
            Quote: Evil Echo
            It turns out the ice is moving.

            Yeah, apparently, about the Russian, so to speak, separs! wassat tongue
      2. Freelancer7
        Freelancer7 17 August 2019 01: 19
        +1
        Look superficially. They want to saw off the oil-gas shelf for themselves, like ours ... But to see it is enough to hide that not a single comment was about oil ...
    3. Egorovich
      Egorovich 16 August 2019 10: 32
      +2
      Trump once again highlighted the expansionist nature of the filthy USA - everyone would grab it and grab someone else's, would rather choke. And if Denmark does not sell, then they will impose sanctions.
    4. kot423
      kot423 16 August 2019 10: 36
      +3
      There are no longer Danes, but Greenlanders. Since Greenland is an autonomous part of the kingdom, and it has not even joined the EU (the proposed quotas were not arranged). Therefore, striped can only ride a referendum (by analogy with the Crimea), if enough brains ...
      1. Igor V
        Igor V 16 August 2019 10: 51
        +1
        Quote: kot423
        Therefore, striped can only ride a referendum (by analogy with the Crimea),

        Greenland (Kosovo) is not the case. sad So they will tell us.
        1. kot423
          kot423 16 August 2019 10: 58
          +1
          Everything is relative ... In fact, Denmark is responsible only for defense and international relations, the rest is in the Greenland parliament (judicial system, mining, financial regulation, etc.). In fact - striped eyes will not blink to violate any contracts and agreements. It can only stop creating a use case, because "Akela is no longer a cake", many lay down on the squeals of the striped ones.
    5. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 16 August 2019 10: 42
      +2
      Quote: Nycomed
      An interesting twist: will the Danes sell or not?

      And who will ask them? I bet that the Danes still have to stay after such a deal. But how they tried, they hindered the construction of SP-2. Active participants in the F-35 program. So they will not get anywhere from Uncle Sam.
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      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 16 August 2019 10: 48
        +2
        It is logical, by the way, if the Danes sell Greenland, then they automatically leave the Arctic states.
      2. Sky strike fighter
        Sky strike fighter 16 August 2019 11: 02
        0
        In Denmark, Israel's influence is too great. For example, one of the leaders of Israel even once admitted that Israel has already "bought" all of Denmark with its loans from Denmark. And that Denmark, in a political sense, has long been the "fiefdom of Israel."

        That's because Denmark was essentially bought by Israel, which is looking from the United States over the Middle East and the United States will not have problems with Greenland. Remember who forbade Israel to produce their planes and on whom the Israeli missile defense system depends and on whose planes Hal Haavir flies. Who needs support in the confrontation with Iran. F-35I Israel acquired through military assistance from the United States. So everything is clear. Denmark is essentially in the pocket of the United States.
        It is unlikely that Denmark will abandon Greenland, because then Denmark will cease to be a northern country.
        And now in politics there is a process of claims of many countries on the right to the Russian North Sea along the borders of Russia and along Russian territories rich in minerals, gas and oil.

        And they will calmly manage without Denmark, especially if Greenland becomes American. Nobody will ask Denmark. This country is already essentially occupied by the United States through an intermediary represented by Israel.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 16 August 2019 13: 30
          0
          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          And without Denmark they will calmly manage, especially if Greenland becomes American. No one will ask Denmark. This country is already essentially occupied by the United States through an intermediary represented by Israel.
          Right.
          And I, by the way, in my comment
          Quote: Tatiana
          And further.
          In Denmark, among other things, Israel's influence is too great, whose interests must also be taken into account. For example, one of the leaders of Israel even once admitted that Israel, with its loans to Denmark, had already "bought" the whole of Denmark for its political subordination. And that Denmark, in a political sense, has long been the "fiefdom of Israel."
          After such a statement, I always think that Israel, and not just the United States, is also involved in Denmark's position on preventing it from laying the SP-2.

          I didn’t manage to finish it (because the comment box window has closed due to the time limit being exhausted), which if Washington comes to an agreement with Israel, the US will "buy" Greenland without hindrance, practically for nothing from Denmark. And Greenland is not going anywhere from the USA!
          Although the US is more profitable to keep Denmark and its Greenland in the form of limiting countries of the decaying EU.
    7. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 16 August 2019 11: 20
      0
      Quote: Nycomed
      An interesting twist: will the Danes sell or not?

      For such small money:
      After World War II, President Harry Truman offered Denmark to buy the island, offering him one hundred million dollars, but was refused.

      They want for nothing to take the nearest reserves of fresh, glacial water, just like Alaska once!
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 16 August 2019 11: 37
        +2
        The then one hundred million dollars is not that modern.)
    8. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 16 August 2019 12: 12
      +2
      Well, Trump now knows that the price of 100 million greens won't work.
      Against 100 billion. Denmark may not resist. And Trump will print them without any problems.
      But seriously, Greenland will be a serious outpost for the United States and the Arctic.
      Alaska on one side and Greenland on the other.
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 16 August 2019 14: 48
        +1
        Without the consent of the Greenland authorities, this deal cannot be scrolled. After all, this is autonomy with the broadest powers, greater than that of the subjects in most federal states. Rather, Greenland will declare full independence.
    9. APASUS
      APASUS 16 August 2019 17: 16
      +1
      Quote: Nycomed
      An interesting twist: will the Danes sell or not?

      A ridiculous question initially, don't you find? Even if this issue could be raised, then where is the guarantee that the United States would become the only buyer
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 August 2019 10: 28
    +3
    Donald Trump is looking for ways to buy from Denmark the largest island in the world - Greenland.
    Decided to go down in history as the President who enlarged the territory of the United States? Didn't work in 1867, why not try it today. Moreover, Denmark is so loyal to the United States and listens to American desires that even at their request it pranks Russia with the installation of SP-2, actively denouncing our country in the media. As they say - trying is not torture.
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 16 August 2019 10: 29
    +3
    He offered Denmark to buy the island, offering him one hundred million dollars, but was refused.
    Insolent Danes. But now, the businessman got down to business. 100 years you will not pay for NATO and Voila! And the Greenlanders will wake up by the Americans, with their staff. Hooray. It can only comprehend the fate of the Indians, but why about the sad. Each Greenlandian has a refrigerator and a free ticket to Alaska (resort).
  4. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 16 August 2019 10: 30
    0
    as well as the possibility of expanding the US military presence in the Arctic.

    And Trump will buy Greenland. And immediately the United States will become an Arctic power. Not a very pleasant solution.
    1. Keyser soze
      Keyser soze 16 August 2019 10: 39
      +3
      immediately the United States will become an Arctic power


      But now they are not an Arctic power?
    2. Nycomed
      Nycomed 16 August 2019 10: 50
      +2
      The USA and without Greenland is an Arctic power. But the Danes, if sold, will lose this status. feel
  5. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 16 August 2019 10: 30
    +2
    Green land. Another hundred years of warming and will turn green again. The Danes are not stupid, I think.
  6. usr01
    usr01 16 August 2019 10: 31
    0
    Denmark has no resources (money) to develop this icy desert ...
    And there may be minerals. Well should ...
    In the interests of mankind - maybe reasonably.
    And in light of the political situation (sharpening a tooth on the Arctic !!!) - figs to you. Sit quietly in ... Texas!
  7. yehat
    yehat 16 August 2019 10: 31
    -1
    if we need to buy Greenland and build missile bases, docks, ports, sea bases there - then almost parity with the USA will be reached at the time of Judgment Day and an excellent base for logistics and trade routes will appear
    1. Freelancer7
      Freelancer7 17 August 2019 01: 23
      +1
      yeah, even for starters, the printing press, like the State Department, then you can already build what you listed at the top ...
      1. yehat
        yehat 19 August 2019 10: 27
        0
        just steal a little less and be enough for 5 greenland
  8. Fayter2017
    Fayter2017 16 August 2019 10: 33
    +1
    I don’t remember who said that land can never be sold, neither rock, nor desert, nor ice, always in the future everything can change, natural resources can find, geopolitical significance can change.
  9. TokarevT
    TokarevT 16 August 2019 10: 34
    +2
    The Spaniards also did not want to sell Cuba. Trump will populate Denmark with migrants. Over time, years through 10-15, his followers will offer to recognize Islam in Denmark as the state religion. The foreign biomass that has accumulated and carefully fostered in Denmark will support this in every way: if you want it or not, you have to give Greenland a few tons of green paper.
    1. yehat
      yehat 16 August 2019 11: 08
      0
      greenland is not the best place for biomass growth
      1. TokarevT
        TokarevT 16 August 2019 12: 24
        +1
        Biomass is grown in Denmark for the acquisition of Greenland. Not the other way around.
  10. Vladimir Nizhegorodsky
    Vladimir Nizhegorodsky 16 August 2019 10: 36
    -1
    The crafty move of trump.
    If he succeeded, then the Americans wore it in his arms.
    But this is unrealistic.
    If only military bases will be allowed to build more amers there, but no more.
    Which is akin to occupation.
  11. Azazelo
    Azazelo 16 August 2019 10: 50
    0
    Now all the runaway presidents will be hiding there.
  12. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 16 August 2019 10: 54
    +2
    Quote: Tatiana
    After such a statement, I always think that Israel, and not just the United States, is also involved in Denmark's position on preventing it from laying the SP-2.

    Wow interesting opinion bully
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    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 16 August 2019 11: 40
      0
      Will the Greenland Eskimos want to join the United States? After all, Greenland as part of Denmark has the broadest autonomy. Greenland has more rights than US states.
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  14. rotfuks
    rotfuks 16 August 2019 11: 08
    0
    ............. administration of the White House. According to the words, ............. it seems to me a clear scratch here. AU! AU! Editors!
  15. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 16 August 2019 11: 09
    0
    All this is not casual, the expansion of influence on the Arctic region, plus minerals. I hope the Danes will be against the sale, but if the United States agrees with Israel (and the influence of Israel on Denmark is huge), then everything is possible ....
  16. yehat
    yehat 16 August 2019 11: 11
    0
    Quote: Vladimir Nizhegorodsky
    The crafty move of trump.
    If he succeeded, then the Americans wore it in his arms.
    But this is unrealistic.

    this is real. it is enough for the CIA to train 50 moles or agents of influence and send them to live in Greenland. In about 20 years, they will convince the entire population that it is time to get out of Denmark, hold a referendum, and the United States will ensure the paralysis of Denmark under the slogans of democracy and the supervision of a couple of AUGs. In a similar scenario, the US has already received 3 new states.
  17. Berkut24
    Berkut24 16 August 2019 11: 28
    0
    If Denmark sells Greenland, it will cease to be an Arctic state and will forever lose access to Arctic resources. Therefore, Denmark is unlikely to do this, but the United States is unlikely to have enough money for this.
  18. Prisoner
    Prisoner 16 August 2019 11: 40
    0
    It was not possible to buy a peninsula, so they decided to purchase the island with the money released. Here the shopkeeper is red, strong! winked
  19. mark1
    mark1 16 August 2019 11: 52
    0
    By acquiring Greenland, the United States gains control of the Northwest Passage. And if they plan to defeat the ice (what's stopping them in the future?) Or warming, then the NWP becomes a strong competitor to the NSR, and the United States is the beneficiary - that's the whole strategy.
  20. Last centurion
    Last centurion 16 August 2019 12: 21
    0
    hahaha ... a little the Danes helped the United States with the Nord Stream so the United States is ready to bite off their hand. I am stocking up on popcorn, the series "USA imposes sanctions against Denmark which perfidiously does not sell its land" is coming: D
    1. Mikhail Zarokov
      Mikhail Zarokov 16 August 2019 17: 26
      -2
      Reminds Russians. They voted for Vladimir Vladimirovich, and he thanked them, raising the retirement age))).
  21. yehat
    yehat 16 August 2019 12: 30
    +3
    Quote: Berkut24
    and the United States is unlikely to have enough money for this.

    in such a powerful state as the United States with its vast experience in the annexation and destruction of states, it is only a matter of desire to overcome Greenland from Denmark. If they consider it necessary, Denmark will not be able to interfere.
    And if he starts kicking, the Americans will deprive Denmark of Skagerrak’s income altogether, declaring this area freely navigable and Denmark will turn into just zero, which itself will give Greenland.
  22. yehat
    yehat 16 August 2019 12: 33
    0
    Quote: reservist
    not only the Chinese specialists in the alluvial islands, around Kronstadt there are also such, albeit smaller,

    there another technology was used, not alluvial.
  23. yehat
    yehat 16 August 2019 12: 37
    +1
    By the way, it would be cool to wash up an islet in the Gulf of Mexico, "open it" and make our reconnaissance base there and around the radius of the state border, where at least 20 submarines with nuclear missiles can calmly wait.
    This will noticeably change American politics. laughing
    1. Popov Konstantin Ivanovich
      Popov Konstantin Ivanovich 16 August 2019 15: 39
      +1
      So there next to one island is already there, called Cuba, we must take it before it is too late. soldier
      1. yehat
        yehat 16 August 2019 15: 55
        -1
        Hmm ... with Cuba, after a series of decisions and events, it was not so simple.
        unless the cubes have changed little fellow
        1. Popov Konstantin Ivanovich
          Popov Konstantin Ivanovich 16 August 2019 15: 57
          0
          Cubes and cigars, this is the memory and dream of my whole life wink
  24. Seld
    Seld 16 August 2019 13: 00
    0
    Not far ...
    Adaka Malad, Amer! + 100 on a five-point basis.
    Indeed, to be an honest economist on a global / local scale, one has to admit: the only priceless asset on the planet (including from the time "before and after" RH) is EARTH, in any form. For which they actually fought all their lives. Not for gold, not for empty bills, but for the land of Dadadadadad! The land can be a GREAT equivalent of any currency, with an additional allowance for the presence of natural resources on such a piece of land (or maybe not only land, but also water areas !!!!!). And if you play "scratch" in the world, then the list of the most powerful currencies could be made in 20 minutes easily and on your knees. Oil, gas, coal, etc. - are derivatives of .... EARTH. And on earth there may be NO reserves of hydrocarbons and precious metals, but there may be an excess of WATER (mother-mother ... mother! ... a person without water, but with full pockets of gas, gold and oil, how many days will he end up living? ???? !!!!), forests, rare animals and fauna, which is also suggestive of real values ​​and the equivalents of wealth on the planet in terms of a clean and fair economy.
    One thing remains: how to estimate the cost of the island? In which (Oh! .... well, again ...: mother-mother ... mother!) Den.signs / equivalents?
  25. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 16 August 2019 13: 28
    0
    The rocks themselves are hardly interesting, the fjords for the Navy, but the missile defense can be brought out even closer.
    For the United States, the Arctic sector is much tastier, with all the resources they can claim.
  26. Popov Konstantin Ivanovich
    Popov Konstantin Ivanovich 16 August 2019 15: 37
    0
    According to the text: DT asked the advisers if America could buy the island and why is it needed? Who is the translator or DT "funny guy" wassat What is the advisors answer? Can buy fellow but what for we need it request or we can’t buy, but we really need winked Their grass in the Americas.
  27. NF68
    NF68 16 August 2019 15: 42
    0
    Need another nursery for the further development of democracy?
  28. Mikhail Zarokov
    Mikhail Zarokov 16 August 2019 17: 29
    +2
    Understand. ,, It’s a shame to the Patriots. They then considered Krymnash an ingenious move. And here the United States legally buys 2 million square kilometers for pieces of paper that they themselves print.
  29. artifact
    artifact 16 August 2019 19: 17
    -1
    I can imagine how in Ukraine now with envy nervously biting their nails they are looking at Denmark.
    and us, and us, we, we are ready to sell, sweeps in their heads but it doesn’t reach that no one is going to buy the one who surrendered for free ...
  30. artifact
    artifact 16 August 2019 19: 26
    -1
    interestingly, and after purchase the Greenlanders in what status will be just slaves, or how is the cattle sold along with the pastures!?
  31. Mixanchik
    Mixanchik 16 August 2019 19: 56
    0
    The ice of Greenland is a source of fresh water .. And the war will soon be, not for oil, but for fresh water ecological.
  32. Nycomed
    Nycomed 16 August 2019 21: 05
    -1
    All finished the discussion.
    ""Greenland is not for sale, but Greenland is ready to negotiate cooperation with other countries, including the United States," RBC was told in the press service of the Greenland government in response to a request to comment on a message from The Wall Street Journal that US President Donald Trump has expressed a desire to buy an island at Denmark.

    Greenland Foreign Minister Ane Lone Bagger said in an interview with Reuters that the Greenland authorities do not agree with this statement of the issue.

    Aya Chemnitz Larsen, who represents the party in favor of granting Greenland independence from Denmark, also criticized the idea of ​​buying. According to her, “Greenland is not a commodity and Denmark cannot sell it,” reports the Greenlandic publication Sermitsiaq.


    As Larsen noted, supporters of independence in the future expect to focus more on the Nordic countries rather than the United States. Greenland expects to maintain such achievements as free education and medicine in the future, she said.


    Read more at RBC:
    https://www.rbc.ru/politics/16/08/2019/5d5691c89a794718d955d664
  33. sergo1914
    sergo1914 17 August 2019 00: 28
    0
    Someone give my number to Donald. I will sell. But only for cash. But with a good discount.
  34. capitosha1rang
    capitosha1rang 17 August 2019 12: 33
    -1
    Mr. Trump did not say a word about BUYING the island - read the original article. He is a pragmatist and practitioner and will not spend money on what can be taken for nothing.
    He just had time to take a critical look at today's world order, to demand relevant international agreements, including those signed in Yalta, where Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill agreed on almost all issues of the post-war division of the world.
    You don't even have to go into the secret archives, you just need to request materials on the conference in Yalta and Potsdam, the "Declaration of a Liberated Europe" - after all, Greenland is the territory of "liberated" Denmark.
  35. Romv
    Romv 4 September 2019 12: 28
    0
    Yes, let it buy and the island of England is the same