Solberg: Norway must contribute to Finnish security until they enter NATO

Erna SolbergPhoto: Hanna Johre / NTB
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It is Russia’s fault that NATO is expanding eastwards, Erna Solberg (H) said on Thursday. Norway must support Finland in the time before they are formally incorporated into the Alliance, she stated.

“It is obvious that Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine is the direct reason why Finland now wants to join NATO. NATO is now expanding eastwards due to Russia’s own actions,” Conservative Party (H) leader Erna Solberg told NTB.

It is very important that the time between Finland’s application and formal incorporation into the Alliance is as short as possible, she added.

“Norway must participate in the necessary security arrangements for Finland during this period.”

Solberg says it is positive that Finland wants to join the Alliance. She believes the decision will make Nordic defense cooperation even closer.

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4 Comments on "Solberg: Norway must contribute to Finnish security until they enter NATO"

  1. The Finns and soon Swedes are joining a NATO alliance already at war against Russia and will thus soon be at war against Russia themselves. (At least the Finns appear to have some semblance of civil defense/sivillforsvars.)

    NATO member countries sending weapons into Ukraine gets us into the war just with that.
    However, us Americans and possibly if not probably the British giving the Ukrainians targeting information has not just gotten us directly and overtly at war against Russia but the rest of NATO as well, since we are the principal nuclear superpower NATO member thus dragging other members directly into the war with us.

    As to the Russians’ obscene brutality, Ukrainian victims have noted that the worst criminals seemed older, possibly Chechnyan War veterans. As well, the Lviv TV presenter urging the extermination of ethnic Russian children (even showing an inset of Adolf Eichmann) and the Ukrainian doctor and hospital administrator saying captured Russian soldiers should be castrated could have significantly incited such brutality.

    In any case, by Nuremberg (Economist, 5Oct46) those who start/cause an unnecessary, wrongful war are guilty of all the war crimes following, and Joe Biden and Tony Blinken – and the militant European leaders – opposed (territorial) compromise and the fair peace and security treaty the Russians need and we *owe* them after all our past broken security promises to them and then our Western neocon backed and orchestrated 2014 Kyiv coup – not a “revolution” for the 4 obvious, objective reasons I have listed here before – and are thus fully share the guilt for the war and atrocities themselves.
    https://ua.usembassy.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-on-russias-threat-to-peace-and-security-at-the-un-security-council/

    Note that in his Victory Day speech, Putin cited Zelensky’s threat – pumped up by European politicians in Munich – to discard the rest of the Budapest peace agreement and (Ukraine) get nuclear weapons as a triggering factor for the Russian invasion 4 or 5 days later.
    And judging from their disastrous – Tannenberg 1914 caliber – lack of planning and preparation, the Russians appear not to have been planning on or wanting the war.
    In Norway, Erna has been the most loudly and uncompromisingly bellicose, and Urban Dictionary defines war-eager politicians to be “warpigs,” – a term popularized by Black Sabbath during the Vietnam War. In the U.S. just yesterday, by contrast, Republican/*conservative* Senator Rand Paul blocked and at least delayed Joe Biden’s funding for more war with shrewd parliamentary maneuvering.
    He seems to be responding to that British Daily Express survey of likely November American voters who are angry and oppose Biden dragging us into a(n unnecessary and inflationary) war against Russia, and I again ask readers here to carefully consider my Yahoo! News column “Lou Coatney: Russia now left with no choice but nuclear war.”

    Putin appears to be dying, and Dmitry Medvedev – who had been a moderate and once came to Norway to resolve problems like Russian harassment of oil rigs – appears to be lining up to take over, and he has made clear his anger at the West for our aggression(s) and hypocrisy.

    And meanwhile Earth continues to start boiling, our Ukraine war prevents the international unity essential for stopping that and saving our (children’s) survival, and it was when environmental czar John Kerry was Obama&Biden’s Secretary of State that our Kyiv coup was staged.

    Again, I cannot believe our bored-with-peace war-eager lemming politicians on both sides of the Atlantic and the worse than Cuban Missile Crisis danger we are in, and I fear for our children and grandchildren.

    • Vernon Childers | 13. May 2022 at 17:04 | Reply

      Good articles.
      As to the Russians’ obscene brutality, Ukrainian victims have noted that the worst criminals seemed older, possibly Chechnyan War veterans. As well, the Lviv TV presenter urging the extermination of ethnic Russian children (even showing an inset of Adolf Eichmann) and the Ukrainian doctor and hospital administrator saying captured Russian soldiers should be castrated could have significantly incited such brutality.

      War dehumanizes the opposing belligerents, and that is why both parties behave in the manner that they do.

  2. On Washington Post under David Ignatius’s column today eagerly anticipating the New World Order he thinks will result from this war, others are questioning the Finns and Swedes joining NATO at this moment too.
    Again, NATO is right now at war against Russia – instead of supporting the security treaty – and by joining NATO now the Finns and Swedes will be joining an active war against Russia.
    That is a VERY strange “security” decision.

    • Vernon Childers | 13. May 2022 at 17:18 | Reply

      We are of one mind when in regards to your posts.

      David Ignatius’s column today eagerly anticipating the New World Order he thinks will result from this war, others are questioning the Finns and Swedes joining NATO at this moment too.

      We need to be careful of what we wish for.

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