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The European-Russian Partnership

Post by Sertorio » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:42 am

Finnish Professor Stuns Scandinavia by Proposing Military Alliance With Russia
by Jori Samonen

At a time when the Nordic nations seem to be reviving their Cold War paranoia and are gearing to arm themselves against "imminent" Russian "aggression," a Finnish professor has shocked his fellow countrymen by advocating a military alliance with Russia.

Alpo Juntunen, an honorary professor at the Finnish National Defense University, has advocated creating a military alliance with Finland's vast eastern neighbor amid a heated NATO debate that has swept the Nordic country. "A truly practical solution to our security problem would be a defense alliance with Russia," Juntunen said, as quoted by Finnish newspaper Aamulehti. Juntunen specifically dissuaded his fellow countrymen from joining NATO and particularly warned against what he called "the Estonian way." "The EU is not a military power, and NATO would only jeopardize its position in the small Baltic states," Juntunen said, calling the Baltic example "alarming." According to Juntunen, the Ukrainian crisis and Crimea's re-unification with Russia triggered a period of confrontation between Russia and the West. Should this confrontation degenerate into a full-blown war, Finland would be left alone.. Today, even neighboring Sweden, the only non-aligned Nordic country besides Finland, is only ready for "close military cooperation," but opts out of full-fledged alliances.

A military alliance with Russia, which, according to Juntunen, should be drawn up carefully, respecting both countries' interests and international law, would allow Finns to maintain their cherished neutrality, paradoxical as it may sound. Juntunen went on to call Russia Finland's "most important neighbor" and stressed that Helsinki should under no circumstances stand against Moscow.

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/20161221 ... ce-russia/
Finally, intelligent people are beginning to speak up...

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Post by SteveFoerster » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:57 pm

So basically the guy was volunteering to be appointed as territorial governor of Finland SSR. What a hero.
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Re: The European-Russian Partnership

Post by Sertorio » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:16 am

SteveFoerster wrote:So basically the guy was volunteering to be appointed as territorial governor of Finland SSR. What a hero.
You know that's not what he proposed. Why don't you address the real issue, which is the advantages of a friendly relationship with Russia?... Is it because it is so obvious that it is impossible to contradict?...

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Re: The European-Russian Partnership

Post by cassowary » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:02 am

SteveFoerster wrote:So basically the guy was volunteering to be appointed as territorial governor of Finland SSR. What a hero.
Reminds me of Quisling and Hitler.
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Post by Sertorio » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:08 am

cassowary wrote:
SteveFoerster wrote:So basically the guy was volunteering to be appointed as territorial governor of Finland SSR. What a hero.
Reminds me of Quisling and Hitler.
You should have your synapses checked... They seem to be wrongly connected... :D

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Re: The European-Russian Partnership

Post by Alexis » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:11 am

SteveFoerster wrote:So basically the guy was volunteering to be appointed as territorial governor of Finland SSR. What a hero.
That's meaningless rhetoric, and you know it. :)

Spain, Canada, France, Denmark and many others are allied to the USA. Are their leaders mere "governors of American protectorates"?

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Post by SteveFoerster » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:58 am

Alexis wrote:
SteveFoerster wrote:So basically the guy was volunteering to be appointed as territorial governor of Finland SSR. What a hero.
That's meaningless rhetoric, and you know it. :)

Spain, Canada, France, Denmark and many others are allied to the USA. Are their leaders mere "governors of American protectorates"?
No, but then the last time the Americans annexed any of their neighbours' territory was in, what, 1900? Meanwhile it's for good reason that Okkupert has struck such a chord with so many people who live precariously close to The Bear.
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Re: The European-Russian Partnership

Post by Hocketing Dad » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:29 pm

...

There is not a single entity anywhere
which has enjoyed was could properly be called a 'partnership' with the Soviets; or Putin, their successor.

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