Why buy­ing Green­land might make sense

The Morning Call - - TOWN SQUARE -

Once again the press wants to vil­ify Trump for want­ing to buy Green­land. But it is a fan­tas­tic de­fen­sive move for the United States. It is a great stop­ping point should the po­lar cap thaw more and al­low more nav­i­ga­tion through the po­lar ice cap. But that is not the real rea­son.

Our de­fense depart­ment is crit­i­cally de­pen­dent on China for a com­po­nent used in al­most ev­ery sin­gle fighter jet we have. Rare earth met­als, specif­i­cally mag­netic rare earth met­als. Green­land is lit­tered with this re­source.

So, the ques­tion is: Do we want to be be­holden to an au­to­cratic state with hor­ri­ble hu­man rights and en­vi­ron­men­tal philoso­phies, or do we want to clean up our en­vi­ron­ment and stay safer at home?

But the press was fast to call Trump evil and main­tain its lefty pro­pa­ganda. Gre­gory La­belle Beth­le­hem Township

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