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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, May 12, 2022

What Putler Hath Wrought

Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow’s neighbors.

The Kremlin reacted by warning it will be forced to take retaliatory “military-technical” steps.

There had better be a mechanism to immediately admit them as probationary/provisional members. But given the amount of combat power the Russians have tied up in Ukraine, it's not apparent that Russia has the ability to invade Finland, not in the way that they did eighty-two years ago.

However you slice it, without the Russians going full-on Nazi Germany and invading their neighbors using the same rationales that Hitler used to sell his invasions to his subjects, there wouldn't have been any appetite in either Finland or Sweden to join NATO.

3 comments:

Jones, Jon Jones said...

That have the NATO kit and the NATO training
https://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.php?country_id=finland

dan gerene said...

Stalin excuses for invading Finland sound just like Putin's for invading Ukraine. Finland became a somewhat reluctant ally of Germany during WW11 because of this. It seems like the game of political history is repeating itself except the players are sitting in different seats and at least one player thinks no one recognizes him because he changed his hat.

Comrade Misfit said...

The sad thing is that he thinks nobody has noticed.

They have, except for the Roster of Idiots who are either willfully blind, complicit, genuinely stupid, ir don’t care.