Skip to comments.Finland Frets as Russia Launches Military Drills on Its Doorstep
Posted on 03/31/2014 10:48:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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That never happened. The Germans and the Finns were allies through most of the war, and when they did fight in 1944 (because as a condition of peace with Russia, the Finns had to chase out the Germans), it was in the far north, a long way from Helsinki.
Finns get criticism for being allies of Germany under Hitler. From my perspective it was more about being against Russia than for Germany. But I was not there.
Maybe it was Copenhagen where they saw the fountain
(?), I’d have to ask again. My uncle has Finnish ancestry, most of the stories are about Finland. They went to a big car show in Germany while they were there, he has a couple Borgward cars he’s restored.
That would make more sense. The Danes weren’t in a position to put up much resistance in 1940, but when the British entered Denmark in the Spring of 1945, Danish Resistance units came out of hiding in the cities and engaged in firefights in the streets with Germans and Nazi-collaborating Danes
The Russian history of using the Red Army and false flag operations to provide intimidation and provocation was widespread during the mid-1940's, as was stuffing ballot boxes, and accusing anyone who opposed them of being "Nazis."
The Russian Dancing Bear apparently has not learned any new tricks, but then, why bother when the old tricks sold so well to useful idiots in the West?
Welcome to FRee Republic. If you signed on 12 days ago to be yet another Putin crotch-sniffer, expect to be -- deservedly -- flamed.
Obama does have a Russia policy. His policy is to do nothing.
Stupid thing for Russia to do but it may be a response to the recent NATO exercise in northern Norway, near Russia and Finland.
When did the Ukraine become a country?
It was a part of Czarist Russia before the Commies.
They resisted collectivism under Stalin. He starved millions of them to death.
Look up: Holodomor
I was on one of those in 1995. We do them every year as far as I know. Did we do an unscheduled one this year?
“IMO, a large part of Finnish armament is of Soviet origin, including small arms, armor and air-defence systems.”
The Finns mostly fly F/A-18 Hornets now. No MiGs.
~The Finns mostly fly F/A-18 Hornets now. No MiGs.~
Is there any contradiction to my post? Yes, plenty of newer Western systems too.