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Please indulge me while tell you all the true significance of Trump's interest in #Greenland and it's tangled web to #Russia #Oil #Climatechange and naturally #Putin
May 2013 Companies recognize the melting arctic can allow for increase in oil drilling and re-align accordingly…
September 2014 l #Roseneft premier Russian oil/energy company of which the Russian government owns 50% by the opens new fields in the arctic to take advantage of the melt…
On December 14 2014 #Denmark claimed an area of 895,000 km2 extending from Greenland past the North Pole to the limits of the Russian Exclusive Economic Zone.
Now as a reminder Denmark are the parent country of ou guessed it, #Greenland
A June 16 2015 Guardian Article declare arctic oil "The New Cold War..... meanwhile ⬇️…
Also on June 16 2015 Donald J Trump launches his bid for President of the United States #Greenland…
Sick of sharing in August 2015 #Russia claims new evidence justifying a claim to 463,000 sq/mi arctic, inc. the North Pole overlapping #Denmarks claim and if accepted, Russia would have economic control over the waters, & their oil/gas…
On August 4 2015 @Greenpeace issued a statement on cautioning pursuit of #oil in the arctic “the melting of the #Arctic ice is uncovering a new and vulnerable sea, but countries like #Russia and Norway want to turn it into the next Saudi Arabia.”
Now in September 2015 -President Obama visiting the #arctic on a trip to highlight the effects of #climatechange instructed US Coast Guard to act quickly to ramp up the fleet of 2 icebreaker ships to counter Russia’s 41 arctic vessels.
A US Presidential trip meant to highlight #climatechange resulted in a WH statement that the U.S. must prepare itself to “provide for regional peace and stability” in the Arctic as melting sea ice enables increased human activity and commerce.
June 2016 Russian hackers are identified as hackers of Democratic institutions and figures; U.S. officials will later say that Putin was involved and that the goal was to meddle with the electoral process.

November 10, 2016 - Donald Trump Elected President

Nov 18, 2016 President-elect Trump names Flynn national security adviser.

Dec 1-2 Flynn and Kushner meet with Kislyak in Trump Tower this is not disclosed til much later

🚩Dec 12, 2016 Rex Tillerson - former #oil exec, Russian ally is nominated as #SecretaryofState 🚩
December 29, 2016 — The Obama admin launches #sanctions against Russia for election-related hacking, expelling diplomats

Jan - Feb 2017 Sr Trump admin tasks staff w/ creating proposals that will lift Russia's economic #sanctions. State Dept ultimately blocks these efforts
Back to @ArcticExploration....
Beginning in April 2017, state-controlled #Rosneft started drilling the northernmost well on the Russian Arctic shelf by June, Rosneft struck first oil in the Eastern Arctic in this license.…
Fall 2017 The Trump fails to meet its first deadline for implementing the Russia portion of the bipartisan sanctions package signed in August.

Trump meets with Putin expresses that he believes Putin over US intelligence
January 2018
28 - Additional sanction implemented on Russia
30 - #Russia Struggles to expand #ArcticOil Production blaming U.S. sanctions prohibiting the trade req'd to exploration or production in Russia’s deepwater, Arctic offshore, or shale projects…
Fall 2018 NATO staged Trident Juncture with 40,000 troops, its biggest military exercise in Norway in a decade.

Britain promises 800 troops to in Norway for the next 10 years.
In the months preceding this exercise NATO expresses frustration with Trump as Trump insist the US pay less. His criticism frequently reference Norway's #arctic border and #Russianoil .…
Jan 2019
Analyst and Diplomats note #climatechange is intensifying a new military buildup in the #Arctic, as regional powers attempt to secure northern borders that were until recently reinforced by a division of ice.…
April 2019 Putin announces ambituous #Russian #arctic expansion, including efforts to build new ports, expand fleet, and dramatic increase cargo shipments across the Arctic sea route. Putin noted Russia is the only nation w/nuclear icebreaker fleet…
April 2019 In addition to commercial expansion
Rosneft releases plans to develop an Arctic cluster of oil fields over the next 5 years noting development, requires an investment-friendly environment…
May 2019 In response to Russia's aggressive arctic expansion #Denmark indicates a willingness to station fighter jets in 🚩 #Greenland 🚩if it feels threatened by Russia’s expanding military presence along its northern coast…
See how all of this is coming together now kids. How a harmless #Greenland purchase is in line w/ reduced support for NATO, #climatechange denial and #oilmoney go hand in hand, melting arctic enables Russian territory encroachment. The #arctic is the new #coldwar
And preventing the presence of #DanishDefense in #Greenland might be just what Putin ordered...
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And all this doesn’t even touch on the RUSSIAN NUCLEAR “ACCIDENT” that occurred earlier this week.
Because there's great commericial benefit at stake.
In the context of a response to Trump's comments re Greenland 🇩🇰 PM Frederiksen said Sunday that the Arctic, with resources that Russia and others could exploit for commercial gain, “is becoming increasingly important to the entire world community.”…
President cancels meeting with the Prime Minister of Denmark bc he found out he wasn't walking away with Greenland. 😂

His motives for purchase are another story, but what an embarassment.
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