TSMOE:But even when the ship is sinking, you can always count on a Finn to stand up and loudly claim it was built as a submarine in the first place. Sure enough, in today’s Helsingin Sanomat, my hometown newspaper, Lt. Col. Manu Tuominen, who heads ISAF’s tiny Finnish contingent in the north, heroically came out against practically everyone else in the world.
You might wonder why I take issue with such obvious nonsense. Here’s why: Tuominen may only have 100 troops at his disposal, but he wields enormous political clout in Helsinki. For all practical purposes, he’s the commander of the first Finnish military force to fight a war since 1944. What he says makes big headlines, and politicians listen to him carefully. Many MPs can see through his bullshit, but it’s irresponsible nevertheless, because sooner or later it will end up in a memorandum somewhere and influence our already incoherent Afghan policy.”
Now, the very astute Finnish blogger, Vasarahammer, has something more to say about Lindhom for which I am greatful, because it adds another dimension to the sotry behind the man. Remember, this guy, Lindholm has direct access to a serious Finnish news journal and his views, I believe, are widely represented in his chosen profession.
Vasarahammer: I wrote about Lindholm way back in the summer of 2007. Then he criticized Erkki Nordberg for his relatively realistic impression (edit: in Finnish) of islamic ideology. Back then Lindholm still had his old Finnish language blog, which has then disappeared from the internet. He was notorious for not allowing comments in his blog.
All in all, Lindholm’s own writings are essentially dull and lack any kind of insight. He’s an arrogant elitist snob who mostly quotes American MSM media reports about Iraq and Afganistan. Lindholm hates Christianity like most Finnish journalists and that is why he dislikes Palin so much. Evangelicals like Palin or Finnish Christian Democrat leader Päivi Räsänen, are routinely vilified by these clowns.
By the way, I later read Erkki Nordberg’s book “Islamistinen terrorismi” and it was not very good. However, Nordberg seems to have understood the islamic ideology properly.