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Finland’s New ‘Defense’ Deal With US Eerily Reminds Of Similar One With Nazi Germany

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Finland's New 'Defense' Deal With US Eerily Reminds Of Similar One With Nazi Germany

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Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst

Ever since NATO formally (re)started the (New) Cold War, it has been expanding its military presence all across Europe, effectively escalating its crawling aggression on the continent. The obvious target – Russia. The belligerent alliance is determined to create a new “frontline” on Moscow’s western borders, this time by drastically increasing American military presence in Finland. Namely, last week, Helsinki announced that it will sign a bilateral “defense” cooperation agreement with the United States, allowing the latter to station troops and store weapons in Finland. During a news conference in Helsinki on December 14, the Nordic country’s Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen stated that Defense Minister Antti Häkkänen will sign the so-called Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) on December 18 (today).

“The pact is very significant for Finland’s defense and security,” Häkkänen was quoted by Euronews, adding: “It bears a very strong message in this time. The United States is committed to our defense.”

The DCA will allow American troops to access 15 military areas and facilities in the entirety of Finland, ranging from a key southern naval base and inland air bases to a vast remote army training area in Lapland in the north. Interestingly, Finnish officials admitted that American troops are allowed a permanent presence and regular exercises in the country, but they insist that “there are no plans to establish permanent US military bases in Finland”. These two claims are extremely contradictory, not to mention the fact that such deployments contribute nothing to Finnish security. On the contrary, this can only attract the attention of Russia, which otherwise would’ve never considered Finland a threat. The Nordic country of 5,6 million shares a 1,340-kilometer border with Russia, nearly tripling the line of direct NATO-Russia contact.

Along with the Baltic states, it’s also the European Union’s external border with Russia. The troubled bloc itself is militarizing and effectively unifying with NATO, cementing Europe’s positive as a mere pendant of America’s geopolitical strategy of so-called “containment”. Other countries on the continent have similar bilateral agreements with the US, including the neighboring Sweden, while Denmark (already a NATO member) is very likely to do the same. The obvious question arises, why are Finland and Sweden doing this? Will they feel safer with American and other NATO troops stationed in their military facilities? It’s quite obvious that the belligerent alliance has always been an auxiliary extension of the Pentagon and this has been the case since NATO’s unfortunate inception 74 years ago, as well as its subsequent expansion.

Thus, an increase in American military presence in Finland should always be observed from the perspective of US expansionism, as the world’s most aggressive country keeps moving its “defense” 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 Washington DC is pushing one European country after another into a broader anti-Russian coalition that now includes the entire EU. The US is also trying to do the same by constituting a near carbon copy of NATO in the Pacific in a virtually identical step, only aimed against China. The formal admission of Finland back in April and the current military expansion are just steps toward the so-called “globalization” of NATO, a terrifying prospect for the security of the world.

It could be argued that 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. Helsinki directly broke from its formal 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, as I argued back in early April, being a direct member means that the Nordic country is virtually guaranteed to see the deployment of American offensive weapons.

The details of the latest “defense” deal are yet to be revealed, but it can only be expected that it will involve much more than simple infantry deployments. For Russia, this is particularly concerning, as Finland and Estonia, now both NATO members, are in close proximity to St. Petersburg, its second most important city. The stationing of any US offensive weapons such as cruise missiles and nuclear-capable fighter jets would deeply destabilize the otherwise largely stable region. There’s also a quite eerie historical dimension in all this. Namely, Helsinki is essentially repeating the same mistake it made over 80 years ago when it joined the Axis led by Nazi Germany. Now when it’s among “old friends” once again, maybe the Nordic country should dust off the history books and pay very close attention to how this ended the last time.

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Piipii

nato propaganda was incredible in finland. total media takeover. all the media repeated the same lie, no one told the truth about the dpr and lpr declaration of independence. not about the ukrainian invasion to the east, the murders in odessa and persecution of ukrainian russians. not a word that there are no ukrainians living in the east and only russians living in the crimea. butska’s staging was the last staple that sanna marin used to take finland to nato without asking the public.

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Piipii

“why are finland and sweden doing this?” – the public was clearly anti-nato as late as 2021. the former defense minister revealed that the nato decision was made behind closed doors as early as 2014. that is, when the eu made a three-sea model strategy to get ukraine’s battery metal deposits from the east. and angela merkel admitted that ukraine was beginning to be armed for war against russia.

Piipii

in other words. the whole nato decision was a decision of a small elite. the media drumming created a threatening image of russia day after day – until today. “russia wants to attack every eu country”. nato was justified by butska’s staging. the damage has already been done, the truth still needs to be revealed. this was a huge economic setback for finland.

jens holm

there we go again with the usual elite and globalist crap.

even they are running us, they are much better then your single egoptippers.

its very visible in gdp pr capita too. poles fx makes twice as much as your kind.

Eric Zuesse

you don’t document — link to evidence — on any of that; so it’s merely assertions from you. it might be true, it might be false.

Frank

i read through some finnish newspapers namely helsingin sanomat and iltalehti, during the early strages of the russo-ukrainian conflict and yes i am positive, these media spread unipolar, russophobic views of this conflict.

Piipii

link moderndiplomacy eu 2022 12 13 merkels confession could be a pretext for an international tribunal

“2014 had only one goal: to buy some time, to pump the kiev regime with weapons and to lead the situation to a large-scale conflict.” “they needed conflict, and they were ready for it back then already”

Piipii

link 2 wsws org en articles 2022 12 22 ffci d22 html “merkel confirms that nato wanted war from the start but needed time to prepare militarily..” “the us and germany organized a coup in ukraine in february 2014 that used fascist militias to help a pro-nato regime come to power.”

and wikipedia three_seas_initiative

Piipii

you can read about the news on the internet. all finnish newspapers are free to read.

Piipii

link

www .iltalehti .fi /politiikka /a /371b314b-7817-4447-8314-18593baa4a2d

here, the finnish president admits that the nato decision was made in 2013. until 1997, nato was actively courting finland, since 2012 the foreign minister has participated in nato meetings. this was not told to the people until 2022.

typical propaganda:

iltalehti .fi /ulkomaat /a /9435695b-e455-4c18-8a2d-68e6e241c31f

jens holm

hard to admit things you never has denied.

they should have to you are what? ha ha.

jens holm

joke a today. the rest of us knew russia systematicly were pumping there military forced up.

thats no merkel thing as well. usa and britts reformed part the ukras well. the nazis were armed well because anytime would be loyal to kiec.

you are childish infant only make revence from you mistakes all to west of berlin.

you should have has reforms 20 years before gorbatoje and jelsin.

jens holm

even today there are armed war against russia and well as nu threats .

your kind has invaded ukraine as well and made several nuke treats.

be are slided by you.

jens holm

of course it was.

but i find bigger ones. russia again has election with only one candicate.

Dave

what a lame attempt at misinterpreting history. germany had no military presence to speak of in finland. also, back then the finnish were quite justified in their fear. the soviet union launched an utterly unprovoked attack against finland. so, do you mean to say putin‘s russia (of highly saltine historical memory) will do the same?

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Name

the lame duck dave and his “damage control” to the rescue. sorry but the soviet union isn’t russia it’s a different country and system. you live in the past because the past is all you have. that’s why the west is imploding from within: because it’s stuck in the past.

jens holm

we are not improding at all.

and we have the past. you only have history by stalin as now putin.

jens holm

thats right. far out to add a nazis picture too. they erase the past. almost semilar to maidan. here 1991 to 2014 are gone.

Keith

no less, no less we are drawn to finnish history by south front.

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jens holm

sure. in a highly infected version. why dont you read about it somewhere too.

War Pony

it is well known the fastest way to restructure a failed society is through war and the globalists are running out of time and must have war before the people see the globalists as the problem and eliminate them instead.

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jens holm

there in the rest of the world we dont see that. globalisme is more as the rest of the world and russia are not in it by own choise.

you have no idea about the rest of the world. you are disconnted before you were world.

as told before i dont recognize my denmark in your version. i have windows as doors. and when i tell you and how we do, im a filthy liar too.

it makes sense talking to a door.

inferno

would sweden and finland be another nazi’s nest like ukraine ?

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jens holm

and in ukraine the nazis are not even in the parlament with one seat.

you are not even able to look of their parlaments and goverments. you are raised to know nothing and not look up.

Gengisen Jensen

obviously finland & nato have not studied rossian systema. mikhail ryabkos systema and vladimiors judo systema will destroy the west.

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jens holm

we donthve the needed golden bathtubs for it.

Edgar Zetar

there is nothing to do anymore, everything is according doomsday plan orchestrated by the masters of planet earth, the western empire with the head masters and their children slaves goverments of the west. so wwiii could not be avoided, at least we have to prepaire ourselves to the fight. say thanks to westerners, mankind should remember what the west did on this century and after wwii to get to this point.

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jens holm

and where the rest of your remender. who attacked them?

russia made finalnd to nato member. do blame that.

you write you write in and black and black and white with a nazis picture. the border to helsinki, which is the bigges city in finland

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grazyfinn

well, finland is no more a country, it’s a joke. bad joke. we lost major party of our indepedency, when joining eu, and the rest by joining nato.this will be the next us proxy against russia. happily.

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