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Madeleine Albright, an amazing American diplomat, upon meeting Putin, claimed she found him to be "reptilian".
Thinking back, I do see a certain resemblance to Voldemort in the movies. OH!!! Must not say the name! Lol
As a half-Finnish American, I can understand why the Finn's were reluctant to join NATO, since Karelia (a most prosperous part of Finland) was given to Russia, with American consent.
Neutrality is no longer an option, as their border, like Sweden's, is a potential goal for the next take by the Russian mayhem.
Finns are good people. I knew a Finnish executive in Lahti. I once asked him why Finns hated Russians. His answer was inpressive. He said It is not wise to hate anybody. Let's say that we understand the Russians.
I have no idea why any country would join NATO. It is not a defensive organization. It is an agressor out to gain business for US companies. Yugoslavia and Libya did not attack NATO countries but NATO attacked them.
We recently watched a really good Finnish movie: Master Chef Cheng that takes place in the Finnish Arctic.
The trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w5Ej4SF2LE
Finland is extremely civilized.
Yes, the Finnish people are quite civilized, but nobody in America knows how to pronounce sauna correctly, except some in Minnesota.
I defer that NATO is aggressive, however. It is more protective, from my view, and the Finnish folks, along with Sweden, were wary of the Russian menace, feeling the disparity of arms.
They are ready to join, along with Sweden, for the defense of their borders and homes. I spend all my small acquired wealth to send to the Ukraine, because the Russians are creating a hell on earth.
The hell on Earth has been created by Ukrainian nationalists against Ukrainians who speak Russian. You would know this if you hadn't been bamboozled.
Ukraine shells civilians. Russia shells military targets.
Wow, just wow at that BS. Unbelievable.
We must have one of Putin's trolls on this forum.
I am well read, well educated and informed. And can certainly smell the stench of Putin endorsement.
Oh, and it is quite funny that the Governor from Florida keeps talking about "edgucation". He can't even pronounce the word. Lol