Finland hid behind the skirts
Of EU Common Instructions
Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb:
The buck stops here. I approved of Finland’s Ambassador to the UN, Jarmo Viinanen giving Ahmadinejad all of his undivided attention, because as EU lap dogs, we just don’t know how to say no.
[This is a repost, but with a video supplied by Kumitonttu that highlights the difference between a moral state, Canada, and morally challenged Finland, (as well as Sweden and Norway) who love to project an image of being concerned with human rights issues etc., but when push comes to shove, they side with what’s politically expedient, and to hell with being against anti-Semitism, racism and standing up for human rights.]
Hiding behind the skirts of an “EU Common Instructions” Finland’s UN Ambassador, Jarmo Viinanen, was present at the UN General Assembly during Ahmadinejad’s speech. According to the Secretary for the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Katariina Prepula, “Finland was present during the Iranian president’s speech due to following the EU’s Common Instructions”.
But most importantly, there were other EU member states who were issued the same set of cowardly EU “Common Instructions” that chose not to attend the racist speech where Ahmainejad denied the Holocaust.
EJP: Delegations from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Costa Rica, Denmark, France Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand and the United States left the room as Ahmadinejad began to rail against Israel.
So once again, the Finnish Foreign Ministry, as they did in Geneva with its participation in the Durban II racist conference, listening to the blather of Ahmadinejad, and now at the UN, the Finns (and Swedes and Norwegians) prove not to be the humanitarians, and anti-racists they claim to be. KGS