Trump can’t buy Greenland, cancels Denmark visit

This February 2018 video says about itself:

50 Years Ago, a US Military Jet Crashed in Greenland—With 4 Nukes on Board

Fifty years ago, on Jan. 21, 1968, the Cold War grew significantly colder. It was on this day that an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto the sea ice of Wolstenholme Fjord in the northwest corner of Greenland, one of the coldest places on Earth. Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Danes were not pleased.

The bomber – call sign HOBO 28 – had crashed due to human error. One of the crew members had stuffed some seat cushions in front of a heating vent, and they subsequently caught fire. The smoke quickly became so thick that the crew needed to eject. Six of the 7 crew members parachuted out safely before the plane crashed onto the frozen fjord 7 miles west of Thule Air Base – America’s most northern military base, 700 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Read more here.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Trump cancels state visit to Denmark after refusal to sell Greenland

President Trump has cancelled his state visit to Denmark at the beginning of next month. He announced on Twitter that he had come to his decision because Danish Prime Minister Frederiksen said she was not interested in selling Greenland to the USA.

Trump talks about ‘postponing’ his visit; if and when he will still travel to Denmark is not clear.

Last weekend it turned out that Trump had talked to his advisors about the plan to buy Greenland. The largest island in the world has an autonomous status within the Danish kingdom. Trump would like to buy the island because of its strategic location and the rare earth metals that may be found beneath the miles of ice.

“But it is also an important military strategic area”, explains Scandinavian correspondent Rolien Créton. “Because it lies between the US and Russia. America already built a military base there during the Cold War, including an airfield.”

The Danish Prime Minister Frederiksen called the idea “absurd” the day before yesterday, emphasizing that the island was not for sale. She also said she hoped that this was “not something serious”. …

In Denmark, “disbelief and bewilderment” is a response to the delay, says Créton. “They say here that reality surpasses fantasy.”

There is fear in Greenland that the country will become a plaything, the correspondent says. …

The state visit would start on 2 September.

6 thoughts on “Trump can’t buy Greenland, cancels Denmark visit

  1. Trump does nuttin’ for nuttin’. The impending possession of the the U.K. by the U.S. means that the acquisition of a base, midway between the U’K’ and the U.S. would be vital, especially if Boris runs into trouble, and needs a helping hand i.e. he’s put under house arrest or ‘disappears’. What better place for projecting U.S. power into the Atlantic and Europe. For Greenland read ‘Hawaii in the cold’.


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  3. Lets see now. Now America is great again and as promised Mr Trump has done away with the US Debt of $US 19 Trillion dollars and replaced it with (ahem…22.5 Trillion dollars debt which is currently spooking the investors!) I can indeed see why someone with his sized brain thinks this gives him the right to borrow a few more trillion dollars – perhaps from his next proposed tax reduction to pay for Greenland. But be fair… If it were the other way round wouldn’t we all think it was fair enough for Denmark (which has far less debt) to buy Washington DC and perhaps California from Mr Trump?


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