Karl Haushofer wrote:Finland is not exactly a friendly country to Russia either.
On this week Finnish authorities arrested a Russian citizen and software designer Maxim Senakh. The arrest was made based on a request by the United States. United States accuses Senakh from spying and other “crimes”. Finland will soon extradite him to United States.
Senakh is from Novgorod and he was spending his holiday in Finland when the Finnish police arrested him. Russia has officially protested the arrest and demanded his immediate release, but it is not going to happen since Finland is pretty much fully loyal and subservient to the United States.
This is the same government that denied an entry for the Russian OSCE delegate to Helsinki for the OSCE meeting. The Finnish government made this decision by the request of the United States embassy in Finland.
There is little chance for Senakh. He will likely spend the next decades in a US prison. Why did he come to Finland if he knew that he was wanted by the United States??? Russians have always been slow learners but hopefully this news is widespread in Russia.
Lesson for all the Russians: Only spend your holidays in countries that are not controlled by the United States. Russian citizens are not safe in Finland anymore.
What the actual fuck?
What was he even accused of?
Now he's going to be rotting in Gitmo or some other shithole and for what? Because the US regime is paranoid about some online 'trolls' or Putin's 'secret cyberspace army' or whatever the hell?
I don't think you should blame Finland too much; this could have (and would have) happened in any European country; none of them have enough sovereignty to guarantee the safety or immunity of foreign visitors from sudden demands and unfounded accusations from the United States.
This is why it's vital for Russia to continue to cut ties with Europe (including Finland).
By that I mean trade, financial, political co-operation, etc.. it all has to go.
Leave the harmless stuff like scientific and cultural co-operation alone of course - but everything else has to go.
I also get the impresssion that the US is actually full-set on 'crushing' the Russian government and forcing it into subservience/submission - which is insane.
The US Senate and Obama have got tired of Putin embarassing them, so they've made him into the ultimate villian by now and are fully set on his destruction - I'm talking about the same fate awaiting him as Saddam Hussein, Milosevic, Bin Laden, Assad, Gaddaffi et all.
Which is again, insane.
This is Russia, not Serbia, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan or whatever else. You can't force it into submission, and you can't force its leader into some phony war-crime tribunal. You can't isolate this country, you can't crush it or pressure it militarily.
Any attempt to do so will sooner or later lead to a new world war.
Yet that's exactly what America is trying to do - they are attempting the insane.
For this reason Russia needs to start sending very, very clear messages to the US and Europeans, messages that they better respect, where the consequences of *not* doing so are shown to them as plainly and matter of factly as possible.
Mindstorm made a good post about the possibility of MiG-31s being equipped with nuclear-tipped long-range A2A missiles. That's the sort of thing we need to see more of - and we should start to see some exercises of such anti-air nuclear and EMP warfare.
We should see a restart of Russia's chemical and biological weapons program, a withdrawal from these treaties.
Equipping of all Russian naval vessels and submarines, partially, with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and anti-air missiles.
Hopefully this would send the right message.
And we should do these exercises right on Europe's border. Europe will have their threat, that the Americans keep warning them about. And they will also see that the threat is entirely of their own creation.