In the wake of Finland’s imminent decision to join NATO, you threaten again. You present yourself as the victim of aggression by Nazis.
So let’s take stock. Who did what in Europe since 1945?
In 1953, you used your military force to crush an uprising against hardline communist tyranny in East Germany.
In 1956, you did the same thing in Budapest, inflicting severe damage on my city of birth, still recovering from the devastations of WW2.
In 1968, you crushed the Prague Spring with tanks.
Kudos to you: You refrained from the direct use of military force in Poland in 1980, though you supported the regime that imposed martial law.
After the Soviet collapse, as the newly independent Russian Federation you supported separatists in the Transnistria region of Moldova.
You waged not one but two wars in Chechnya in the 1990s, with tens of thousands killed and cities like Grozny leveled.
In 2008, you launched a war against Georgia, seizing territory and creating two phony mini-republics.
In 2014, you launched another war, against Ukraine, seizing the Crimea and parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, creating a permanent war zone, even shooting down a civilian airliner that flew over the area on a scheduled route.
And now you attempted a full-scale war, hoping to decapitate Ukraine, Blitzkrieg-style, and resorting to horrific, genocidal tactics of purposefully targeting civilians when your ineptitude and Ukrainian resistance thwarted your plans.
But you are the good guys. I get it. Meanwhile, what did evil, imperialist, Nazi NATO do? How many times were you attacked by NATO nations? What territories were seized by NATO?
Oh, I get it. NATO bombed Belgrade. Never mind that the goal was not to seize territory or even change a regime, simply to stop the (now well-documented) ongoing genocide in Kosovo. Because, I get it, that’s what Nazis do: they stop genocide. And you, the good guys?
This video speaks for itself.
Still wondering why Finland is keen on joining NATO?
They don’t want to end up like this hapless car dealership owner and his security guard.
Killed by Putler’s Russist thugs.