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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:28 AM

I finally figured out why tRump is interested in Greenland

https://images.app.goo.gl/P4ptVW8vdi5skj8N6


...Heís planning an invasion of Europe via Quebec!
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(Sorry, donít know how to make the actual image appear in my post; anybody know?)

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Reply I finally figured out why tRump is interested in Greenland (Original post)
robbob Aug 21 OP
dlk Aug 21 #1
CincyDem Aug 21 #2
JCMach1 Aug 21 #3
applegrove Aug 21 #4
robbob Aug 21 #5
applegrove Aug 21 #6
JCMach1 Aug 21 #7

Response to robbob (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:44 AM

1. The US Owning Greenland Would Give Putin a Foothold Much Closer to the Continental US

Lest we forget whom Trump really works for...

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Response to robbob (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:46 AM

2. You laugh but think about it's strategic location as the polar ice cap melts.

At this rate, sometime soon Canada and Russia will be separated only by an easily navigated sea. Because of the ice cap, we have always though about russian aggression in the context of western movement. Once there's no ice cap, there's an opportunity for "northern" aggression.

Rather than ask why is Trump interested in Greenland, ask "why is Putin interested in Greenland". Imagine the tactical advantages Russia would have vs. Canada if they were also in Greenland.

And why would Russia want Canada...always remember Condi Rice's description of Russia..."they're like the mob, but instead of trash pickup, they're business is oil". Think about all the oil sitting under Canada and Alaska (recall recent activity moving russian troops east toward alaska).

Whenever I think Trump is making nutso statements/request, I always view them through the lens of "why would putin want this". And when the answer involved oil, I give it more credibility.

Why his involvement in Brexit...can anyone say "North Sea Oil Fields". Why Ukraine...deepwater oil pipeline ports. etc. etc. etc.

All just IMHO (and very speculative) but somewhere there's an endgame to all this in putin's mind.

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Response to robbob (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:48 AM

3. Simple answer, he watched people playing RISK as a kid

I don't think he was smart enough to have actually played more than once, or twice. He stuck his counters trying to lockdown NA and promptly got steamrolled by someone through Greenland and never played again!

You know I'm right!

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:07 PM

4. If he had played risk as a child he would be trying to buy Australia.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:12 PM

5. Or Kamchatka...

He could be moving huuuge amounts of troops there on every turn!!1! But Putin would not be amused...

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Response to robbob (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:36 PM

6. Ha!

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Response to applegrove (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:51 PM

7. Note, I said BAD RISK player... He's obsessed with America

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