It was an amusing idea, though, but everybody is taking it waaaaaaaaay too seriously.

It’s not that it’s completely without merit, there certainly are vast amounts of unexploited resources on the island and it’s in quite the strategic location from our point of view. Just one little problem: It ain’t for sale. It’s part of a country, specifically Denmark, and countries don’t just go about selling off their territories like they’re used cars.

At least they don’t over there. It’d be like selling a family member.

We read the official Danish responses too

, and in case they were unclear, let’s paraphrase into colloquial English:

“Thanks for the offer, it’s very flattering, but no, it’s not for sale [insert smiley face]”.

No offense, no biggie, quite amusing.

Doesn’t mean that there aren’t other possibilities. Joint ventures, that sort of thing.

But it ain’t for sale.


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By Emperor Misha I

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August 20, 2019 04:10

I don’t recall. Was this a government to government sale that was proposed, or was Trump looking to buy the island and redevelop it with new hotels and things privately? 😀

August 20, 2019 05:20

Seems to me that what drives nations to sell of their distant land holdings has always been driven by a need for cash. Denmark will be no different, “no thanks” is simply the opening gambit for price negotiation. Granted the Danes have not gone as culturally suicidal as the Swedes or Brits, but they too have their problems which are… Read more »

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August 27, 2019 06:59

This wasnt about money

It was a shot across China’s bows. Next time we talk Misha, Ill tell you why.

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August 29, 2019 16:32

How many divisions have the Danes, again?