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NATO expansionism in Scandinavia helps America, but puts Finland in line of fire

By Drago Bosnic | April 5, 2023

It’s quite obvious that NATO has always been an auxiliary extension of the United States. This has been the case since the unfortunate inception of the belligerent alliance 74 years ago. Thus, NATO’s crawling aggression should always be observed from the perspective of US expansionism, as the bellicose thalassocracy keeps moving its military infrastructure ever closer to the borders of its geopolitical adversaries. This has been the case in the (First) Cold War and it’s no different nowadays when the US is pushing one European country after another into a broader anti-Russian coalition that now includes the entire European Union. Washington DC is attempting to do the same by constituting a near carbon copy of NATO in the Pacific in a virtually identical step, only aimed against China.

US State Secretary Antony Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended the admission ceremony with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto. The Office of the President of Finland said in a statement: “Finland has today become a member of the defense alliance NATO. The era of military non-alignment in our history has come to an end. A new era begins. Each country maximizes its own security. So does Finland. At the same time, NATO membership strengthens our international position and room for maneuver. As a partner, we have long actively participated in NATO activities. In the future, Finland will make a contribution to NATO’s collective deterrence and defense.”

The formal admission of Finland is the latest move in the process of “globalizing” NATO. The buzzword in this particular case is “formal”, not “(NATO) admission” and the reason is quite simple. Finland was never truly neutral, not even during the (First) Cold War and particularly not since it entered the EU. It has always been packed with US/NATO intelligence assets, although this has escalated significantly in the last several decades. Since then, the country has essentially become a NATO member in all but name. Yesterday, this was merely formalized. Although NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg dubbed it “a historic event”, this was just PR and optics aimed to “coincide” with NATO’s 74th anniversary. As for Sweden, it will probably have to wait another year, since publicity is everything for NATO.

Although Stoltenberg told reporters on Monday he was hopeful that Sweden would be joining in the following months, this is highly unlikely if Stockholm keeps meddling in Ankara’s internal affairs. Still, he insisted that Finland’s NATO membership “will be good for [its] security, for Nordic security, and for NATO as a whole.” How exactly this is “good for Finland’s security” is yet to be explained by either Brussels or Helsinki. Russia and Finland share a very long border (over 1,300 km), meaning the move has nearly tripled the line of direct contact between NATO and Russia, as the combined border between them has previously been approximately 700 km. Now being well over 2,000 km long, the border could be a major source of tensions.

Considering that Moscow previously never saw Finland as a potential threat, its membership in NATO, a hostile and extremely aggressive military alliance that openly declared and targeted Russia as its primary enemy, Helsinki has unilaterally changed this, prompting Moscow to completely revamp its strategic posturing towards Helsinki. In an interview with RIA Novosti, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko stated that “[Russia] will strengthen [its] military potential in the western and northwestern direction” and that “[Moscow] will take additional steps to reliably ensure Russia’s military security in the event that the forces and resources of other NATO members are deployed in Finland”.

During a briefing at the Kremlin, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov dubbed the move “an aggravation of the situation” and reiterated Grushko’s warning that Russia will be forced to take countermeasures to maintain its security. “The Kremlin believes that this is another aggravation of the situation. The expansion of NATO is an infringement on our security and Russia’s national interests,” he stated. However, Peskov did acknowledge that the situation certainly wasn’t as bad as with the Kiev regime, which the West has long tried to turn into a springboard for active aggression against Russia.

“The situation with Finland, of course, is radically different from the situation with Ukraine, because, firstly, Finland has never had anti-Russian rhetoric, and we have had no disputes with Finland. With Ukraine, the situation is the opposite and potentially much more dangerous,” Peskov added.

Still, from a military standpoint, the situation can hardly be considered optimistic. Finland directly broke from its neutrality when it decided to acquire F-35 fighter jets from the US in late 2021. The Pentagon has direct access to everything the F-35’s sensors can detect, meaning that Finland would be sharing key military data with the US regardless of whether it was a NATO member or not. On the other hand, being a member also means that it’s more likely to see the deployment of US offensive weapons in close proximity to St. Petersburg, Russia’s second most important city.

Restored DC-2 plane shows the wartime insignia of the Finnish air force

In this regard, Stoltenberg was right to say that the admission of Finland is truly historic, but only in the sense that Helsinki is essentially repeating the same mistake as over 80 years ago when it joined the Axis led by Nazi Germany. Now when it’s among “old friends” once again, maybe Finland should dust off the history books and pay very close attention to how this ended the last time.

Drago Bosnic is an independent geopolitical and military analyst.

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  1. Expanding NATO helps no one, except the international banking cartel, for which NATO is the attack dog. The photo of the restored Finnish plane means nothing. The Finnish Air Force used the Swastika upon its formation in 1917, before the NSDAP was even established. The Finns joined Germany in order to repel the Soviet Union which was making territorial claims all across Europe. The same could be said for Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. The only irony, is that by joining NATO, Finland is joining the group that conspired against it 80 years ago.


    Comment by curmudgeon49 | April 5, 2023 | Reply

  2. Step back. Take a look at the strategy that is being played out. We have a small but dangerous band of elitists running US/NATO policy. While individuals in the inner circle have changed over the past three decades, the strategy is still the same. Defeat and conquer Russia! NATO/Finland fits into the overall strategy.

    Finland is small but it has strategic significance in a potential NATO/Russia direct confrontation. Missile defense systems are expected to be placed in Finland asap.
    What is the timeline here for defeating Russia? “For as long as it takes” repeated the parrot-in-chief, President Joe Biden.

    Britain’s oldest defense security think tank “RUSI” (Royal United Services Institute) has suggested a NATO/Ukraine confrontation with Russia over Crimea may do the trick. What is referred to as a “Cuban Missile Crisis on Steroids” RUSI acknowledges that such a crisis risks a 50/50 chance of starting thermonuclear war.
    But mind benders at RUSI feel it may be necessary, in order to back Putin into a corner in hopes that he will back down under the pressure. It is a nuclear chicken game and it may explain NATO’s recent war games in Latvia and Romania. But why is Russia being targeted?

    Russia has been the British Empire’s sought-after prize asset ever since Halford Mackinder wrote about capturing the “Russian Heartland”. Mackinder is considered the father of British geopolitics. He wrote that “those who rule the Heartland rule the World”. Before Mackinder though, there was Prince Edward Albert, Queen Victoria’s son. Prince Albert was the organizer behind the Entente Cordial and Triple Entente. Its was purposed to defeat Germany and divide Russia into warring parties. The ensuing world war succeeded in doing both. Germany, Britain’s chief economic competitor on the European continent was destroyed twice. Once on the battlefield and then again by the Treaty of Versailles. While Mencheviks and Lenin’s Bolsheviks in Russia were allies in a civil war against the Monarchy. Then through the imposition of the Bolshevik Communists autocratic rule, what was left of Russia’s social-economic equilibrium was compartmentalized. Under Marxist-Leninism, manufacturing in the military sector did not spinoff scientific breakthroughs that translated into new technologies, resulting in a stagnant Russian civilian economy that became known for its scarcity of the necessities of life. This was all done to the glee of Imperialists in the City of London.

    Prince Albert died before WWI started, but his successors continued the cause. Mackinder, Cecil Rhodes, John Ruskin, Lord Milner, and Bertrand Russell carried on in the name of the British Empire. And its desire to increase the reach of the Realm that hopefully, one day will include Russia. Well, that day has come.
    What we are witnessing is the “long arc of British Imperialism” being historically played out in Eastern Europe between NATO powers, driven by British Brains and American Braun, and Russia.

    We must somehow find a way to wake up the American dumb giant before it’s too late. Is Donald Trump the answer?


    Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | April 5, 2023 | Reply

  3. This is what happens when you elect a WOKE kid as your P.M. Wake up Finland.


    Comment by papasha408 | April 5, 2023 | Reply

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