Denmark Lectures America on NATO

cat-detonatorDenmark is a shrimp in the European ocean. A pleasant place to live, it is a geopolitical nullity. No one much cares what the Danes think about the world because, they can’t do much to change it.

Of course, not unless they gain control of another nation’s military, most notably, that of the United States, the biggest whale around. The last NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, hailed from Denmark, which has 17,200 citizens under arms.

That position did not allow him to deploy the American military. But it did give him unusual influence over U.S. policy.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I found Denmark to be really dreary when I was there. And since it is inland and receives virtually no snow in winter, it is uniformly dreary all year round. Danish men reminded me overwhelmingly of dead-end bank clerks, but some of the women were admittedly very hot. Overall, Denmark is to Europe what Canada is to the American continent – lacklustre.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Then what does that make the Maritime Provences?

      • Justin St.Denis

        Have you ever been to PEI? Gorgeous, but b-o-r-i-n-g.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          The only park of Canada that I have seen first hand was Vancouver.
          Wonderful town, but definitely a much slower pace than L.A.
          What has a faster pace than Los Angeles? Maybe Tokyo or NYC?
          So the Maritimes are even slower-paced?

          • Vancouver was nice but kinda boring, much like Toronto.

            Having lived in both I would prefer NYC.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I think the only way I could live in NYC would be if my GF was from there.
            Cities I would live in: Oslo, St. Pete in Russia, San Diego, maybe Vancouver, and certainly London.

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    • Ron MacDonald

      My wife is Danish, the older generation is similar to us, but its younger generation has been brainwashed by progressive educators just as ours have. BTW Denmark is a coastal country, my wife’s uncle won the world championship sailing dragon boats several times. I’ve been there in the winter, its temperature similar to that of southern Vancouver Island.

  • Is Denmark going to pick up the slack any time soon?

    • Minicapt

      When it turns out that the US ROEs are troublesome, you hand off the nasty task to the Danes.
      As an aside, Canada had a tank squadron in Kandahar, the Danes supplied a tank troop; the Yanks were quite happy with both presences.


  • Walt

    Fluffy NOOOOO!!

  • simus1

    Th S-G of NATO is sort of a combination cheerleader and headwaiter.