By all means join the EXCLUSIVE boys club of NATO.
By all means participate in colonial wars in far away places, where the USA and the neocons are the security chairman, and drug trafficking is the real MO, or securing the place for USA corporations.....or killing innocent civilians as a means of controlling and securing the country 'El Salvador OPTION'....or as a sophisticated strategy of tension.
All this will be good for Finland....ignore Russia. Trust me when I say that Russia is an inconsequential little country, filled with third rate inconsequential people (Ignore the British propaganda) which after all never amounted to much in Global, European and Finnish history for the last 300 years.
Just do the smart thing and go with the general clamor of the lemmings of like minded herds of reindeer.
And if one or two gladio ops happen in Finland after club membership, with New Security Gestapo legislation spookily installed the very next day....so what?
If Finnish police and security do top-up training in Israel, so what? So what if ordinary Fins become the New Palestinians.....so fucking what?
So what if Finland becomes a bastion of neo-liberalism, inspired by its security inclinations.
Sitting on the fence, neutral is boring!
Much more fun if you are in NATO! More fun! Directed by the USA embassy.
Sees Improved Security Coming at Huge Cost to Trade
by Jason Ditz,at antiwar.com
Russia has complained about NATO expansions along its border, and Finland shares a 1,340 km border with Russia. Finland was an autonomous part of Russia for much of the 19th century, and became independent in 1917. They clashed with the Soviets in the decades that followed.
Finland and neighboring Sweden are both neutral, but have been raised as potential NATO members in the future. Though the report found that Finland might see some security benefits from joining the alliance, it cautioned that it would also do major harm to trade with Russia.
Finland is massively dependent on exports economically, and Russia is their third largest customer. This potential damage to the economy would likely not be worth limited security benefits when Finland hasn’t had any major dust-ups with Russia in generations.
The report did say that a joint membership bid with Sweden might somewhat lessen the economic repercussions with Russia, and warned that joining without Sweden would leave therm an isolated NATO member with no common borders. Finnish officials say there is a promise between them and Sweden not to “surprise each other” on the matter.
Polls show overwhelming opposition among Finns to the idea of joining NATO at any rate, with the most recent poll by broadcaster YLE seeing 55 percent of the public opposed, and only 22 percent of voters in favor of the idea of joining.
(What is needed now is an ISIS attack in the country, or a Russian submarine flying over Helsinki)