Friday, August 23, 2019

The Truth about Greenland

Given our current level of political derangement, we often miss the truth and the facts. Consider Greenland. You have probably heard that President Trump concocted the most absurd idea that any human being has ever had, and that he sprung it on the unsuspecting prime minister of Denmark. About the fallout, read yesterday’s posts.

Today we learn that the ideal was originally floated by Sen. Tom Cotton… to the Danish ambassador. Thus, the government of Denmark had been informed a year ago. It should not have come as a surprise. It was Cotton, among others, who presented the idea to Pres. Trump.

In the days after news of President Trump’s interest in purchasing Greenland emerged, the idea was derided as “absurd,” “completely insane” and “an April Fool’s Day joke.”

Now, one Republican senator has declared that he not only agrees—but he already pitched the idea to Denmark.

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas proposed the idea to the Danish ambassador to the U.S. in August 2018, in a meeting in the senator’s office that had been arranged to discuss the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, according to a spokeswoman for Mr. Cotton.

The ambassador, Lars Gert Lose, was “caught a little off guard,” said the senator’s spokeswoman, Caroline Tabler. After Mr. Cotton laid out the reasons why the U.S. would want to purchase Greenland, an ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, the conversation “moved on,” Ms. Tabler said.

Such is the background. Such are the facts… for those who care.


Webutante said...

I care, Stuart, and appreciate your posting the facts. We live in a world of cherry-picking facts and taking them wildly out of context.

Anonymous said...

The only problem with purchasing Greenland is that it will probably vote Democrat.

Sam L. said...

Anon, there are only some 50,000+ greenlanders. Still, it shouldn't be a state.