This is a very big deal.

This is like Holocaust denial. Both top representative of the Finnish government refusing to mention the specifics around this particular homicidal attack against the Jews of Denmark. Following the terror attack in Copenhagen, the statements by President Sauli Niinisto and PM Alexander Stubb: both condemned the attack, but failed to mention the fact the second attack was focused exclusively towards the Jewish community.

It’s like referring to the recent happening in France as:  ”200 graves with crossed triangles were vandalized with anti-crossed triangle graffiti.”

NOTE: These two leaders should be held accountable for such a glaring failure of clarity in time when it’s open season on Jews by Muslims in Europe.

From the Finnish President’s official office:

President Niinistö condemns Copenhagen attacks 

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö condemns the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen.

“Copenhagen events have shocked us all. Finland strongly condemns terrorism and attacks on freedom of expression, “President Niinistö says.
President of the Republic has sent his condolences to Denmark over the attacks.

Here is yesterday’s report by YLE:

President Niinistö condemns terrorism and attacks on freedom of speech

President Sauli Niinistö has sent his condolences to the Danish government over yesterday’s fatal attacks, the presidential office announced.

Presidentti Sauli Niinistö.
President Sauli Niinistö. Image: Yle

President Niinistö condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated by a lone gunman in Copenhagen yesterday. The president’s office announced the stance today Sunday.

”The events of Copenhagen have deeply shocked us all,” the release says. “Finland strongly condemns terrorism and assaults against free speech.”

The office also states that Niinistö has sent his personal condolences over the attacks to Denmark.

The Danish police announced on Sunday morning that they suspect one man to be responsible for the deadly attacks on a cultural centre and a synagogue that resulted in the deaths of two people. The gunman himself has also been shot dead. YLE

And PM Stubb’s own office:

Statement by Prime Minister Stubb following the events in Copenhagen

Government Communications Department 15.2.2015 9.47   |   76/2015 PRESS RELEASE

Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has expressed his shock following the events in Copenhagen. “These attacks were directed at freedom of expression and the open society. I strongly condemn the attacks.”

“Today, my thoughts are in Denmark and with our Danish friends. Defending our open and tolerant society based on trust is our common task every single day,” says Prime Minister Stubb.


In other words a useless waste of money of epic proportions.

This is why the dumping of countless billions of dollars into the bottomless pit of the Palestinian Arab ‘government’ will never produce anything but the funding of corruption and murder (of Jews). The only ones benefiting are the ones funnelling away the cash to personal off shore accounts.

Fatah and Hamas and their wheelbarrows of cash

Here the former diplomat speaks of Kenya, which in no way compares to the thugocracy of the P.A. and Hamas and yet, they too are not developing into modern democratic state either.

“In practice attempts to create western democratic practices to poor developing countries have brought the opposite results,” claims Kääriäinen.
Multi-party democracy is not, in Kääriäinen’s view, possible in his former posting of Kenya or in many other African countries. He says a lot of the pre-conditions necessary for elections—a functioning justice system, police, educated voters and a free media—simply don’t exist there.
“Kenya and the rest of Africa is not ready for any kind of multi-party parliamentary system,” said Kääriäinen. “Only a presidential system works there, and the hope that there will be some enlightened rulers.”

Ex-diplomat launches attack on development aid system

A former ambassador and diplomat has launched an attack on what he claims are ‘myths’ about development aid spending. Matti Kääriänen says there’s little oversight or evaluation of development aid projects, even when they last for decades.

Matti Kääriäinen.
Ex-diplomat Matti Kääriäinen reckons Finnish development aid needs an overhaul. Image: Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva

Finnish development spending is often wasted, because the government does not sufficiently evaluate and oversee the projects it funds. That’s the charge made by a retired Finnish diplomat and ambassador to Kenya, who launched a new book titled ‘Kehitysavun kirous‘, or ‘The Curse of development aid‘ on Tuesday.

Speaking on Yle’s Radio Suomi, Matti Kääriäinen cited trawlers constructed in Savonlinna and sent to Tanzania as development aid. According to Kääriäinen, they now rest at the bottom of Dar es Salaam harbour.

He also mentioned vehicles rusting by Zambian roadsides and tractor and pharmaceutical plants that don’t function as planned.

“But more important than the examples is that the concept doesn’t work,” said Kääriäinen.

Challenging conditions

In a forty year career Kääriäinen has served at the UN in New York and as ambassador to Kenya. He now holds an honorific title of ‘ulkoasiainneuvos’, and has decided to lift the lid on some of the worst failures of Finnish development aid.

“When I was younger and was an official responsible for projects, we had a ‘failed project ranking’ in the pub,” said Kääriäinen. “It was a bit of a joke, who had the worst project, why it failed and how high it would go in the ranking.”

Kääriäinen admits that development projects face extremely challenging conditions, but argues that success is only possible if funders are honest with themselves.

“It needs honesty about where we’re going and how we got where we are,” said Kääriäinen, who claims that such an analytical approach is largely missing from the current management of development aid programmes.

“No real evaluation”

“We don’t really know the real effects of many of these 15-20 year projects,” said Kääräinen. “They are never evaluated afterwards. Personally I know that many of these projects didn’t really leave anything behind them.”

Kääriäinen points to an increase in poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, despite a focus from western government-managed aid programmes, as evidence for this failure.

“The main reason is that there’s no real commitment to eliminate or reduce extreme poverty,” said Kääriäinen.

The ex-ambassador reckons one of the biggest myths around development aid is the idea that it can help bring good governance, democracy and human rights to the recipient country.

Democracy-promotion efforts “doomed”

“In practice attempts to create western democratic practices to poor developing countries have brought the opposite results,” claims Kääriäinen.

Multi-party democracy is not, in Kääriäinen’s view, possible in his former posting of Kenya or in many other African countries. He says a lot of the pre-conditions necessary for elections—a functioning justice system, police, educated voters and a free media—simply don’t exist there.

“Kenya and the rest of Africa is not ready for any kind of multi-party parliamentary system,” said Kääriäinen. “Only a presidential system works there, and the hope that there will be some enlightened rulers.”



Finnish leaders rubbing elbows with anti-Semites.

tuomioja shhh

It’s easy to understand, Finland, for a tiny state, is one of the bigger clapping seals for anything UN, it’s Foreign Minister, Erkki Tuomioja, a long time tick on the neck of the Finnish body politic, is highly antagonistic towards the Jewish state.

Finland is one of UNRWA’s 20 top donors – the largest are the United States, the European Union and Saudi Arabia. This year, Finland’s assistance to the organization is 6.4 million euros, of which 4.5 million euros is so-called non-earmarked general funding for the organization’s basic functions such as children’s education, and the rest is emergency humanitarian aid for the crises in Syria and Gaza.

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl to visit Finland

Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East UNRWA will visit Finland on 30–31 October.

Mr. Krähenbühl will meet among others with Prime Minister Alexander Stubb and Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja, and he will have talks about UNRWA’s activities and the situation in the Middle East at public servant level. In addition, Krähenbühl will meet representatives of Finnish non-governmental organizations and he will be the keynote speaker at a panel on the situation in Gaza organized jointly by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Finland supports UNRWA’s activities as part of its humanitarian assistance. The organization provides basic services to some five million Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. It plays a key role in safeguarding the rights of Palestinian refugees and helps stabilize the region. UNRWA’s mission is also to provide emergency assistance to the victims of conflicts in the difficult conditions of the region. Ministery of Foreign Affairs.

All this comes on the heels of the Malala Yousafazi donating her Nobel Peace Prize money to the UNRWA. Some would say that she was ”just acting on her Muslim faith and culture”, and while that may be true (her handlers have every incentive to steer her in that direction as well), she is in fact a bona fide Marxist, so she has two totalitarian impulses directing her actions.


Courtesy of Daniel Greenfield: 

Historic 32nd congress of Pakistani section of IMT – First Day

Message from Malala

Comrade Javed Iqbal, a Pakistani comrade from Birmingham in the UK, intervened to read out a message that had been sent from Malala Yousafzai, the young sympathiser of the Marxist Tendency famous for her part in the struggle for the right to education for girls in Pakistan. She had taken part in the national Marxist Summer School in July of last year in Swat. She was tragically shot in the head in a barbaric attack by fundamentalists, and made headlines worldwide. She is now thankfully recovering in the UK.
The message she sent reads as follows:
“First of all I’d like to thank The Struggle and the IMT for giving me a chance to speak last year at their Summer Marxist School in Swat and also for introducing me to Marxism and Socialism. I just want to say that in terms of education, as well as other problems in Pakistan, it is high time that we did something to tackle them ourselves. It’s important to take the initiative. We cannot wait around for any one else to come and do it. Why are we waiting for someone else to come and fix things? Why aren’t we doing it ourselves?
“I would like to send my heartfelt greetings to the congress. I am convinced Socialism is the only answer and I urge all comrades to take this struggle to a victorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation.”
This was also one of the several moving moments of the congress. A close friend of Malala was also present at the congress, who was on the bus when the girls were attacked. She spoke, making some comments and reading out a poem. This young female comrade is an example of the calibre of comrades that belong to the IMT in Pakistan.

So as the TT’s good friend, Doris Wise Montrose, said about her, ”be careful for who you swoon ”.



Of course ‘Eki’ approves of obtaining and maintaining the property of others, he’s a socialist.

This guy is a national embarrassment. What would he be saying if a government contract worker were to steal Finnish state secrets that badly compromised the government in the international arena?

NOTE: I’m glad I know the extent of current Democrat orchestrated US government skulduggery in domestic spying and invasion of personal privacy. But when it comes to theft, the actual crime, it has to be treated as such. The Guardian had absolutely no right to obtain, nor keep top secret material. It’s a plain fact.


The four Nordic newspaper editors, including the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, recently sent an open letter to the British Prime Minister David Cameron in which they expressed their concerns for freedom of expression and freedom on behalf of the press.

Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja (SDP)  commented on the news Sunday on Facebook, it reads as follows

– The daily paper shows the middle finger to the British government! (That’s a good thing).

Editors in chief wished to show in the letter support for the British newspaper The Guardian. According to The Guardian it was pressured to hand over or destroy the documentation provided by leaker Edward Snowden .


Tuomioja has in the past been criticized for the fact that he would take as foreign minister unnecessary strong critical views on sensitive political positions on international issues.

More here in Finnish.



Obviously Finland, Sweden and Ireland haven’t a problem with Islamofascists.

heznazis saluting

I support Israel’s placing the governments of Ireland, Sweden and Finland, and their ‘military wings’ on a list of states who indirectly support terrorist entities.

We are living in an age were radical extremists are in charge of entire states, and it shows in the positions of their leaders and policies within their foreign affairs ministries. Finland has had for almost 10 years a highly radical Leftist extremist running its foreign affairs department, Erkki Tuomioja.

empty suit tuomioja

‘Ireland leads opposition to blacklisting Hezbollah’

06/06/2013 02:54

J’lem officials accuse Ireland of leading EU opposition.

Lebanon's Hezbollah supporters chant slogans and hold flags

Lebanon’s Hezbollah supporters chant slogans and hold flagsPhoto: Reuters/Khalil Hassan

Government officials in Jerusalem accused Ireland on Wednesday of leading opposition inside the EU to placing Hezbollah, or at least its “military wing,” on the European Union’s terrorist black list.

According to the officials, Ireland – which holds the EU’s rotating presidency – was supported in this position by Sweden and Finland at a working group on Tuesday that debated the issue.

More here.



So Finland and Austria have now funded the jihad against the West. 

I’m very sympathetic to the families of the former hostages, they can be forgiven for their desire for the government to pay any amount to the terrorists to get their loved ones back. What makes me angry is that they should have never been there in the first place.

finns free from yemen 10.5.2013

More here.



Like that would have mattered in the least!

pertti salolainen anti-semitic smear on US Jews 30.11.2012

It’s now clear that Pertti Salolainen (Nat. Coalition Party), the Finnish Foreign Ministry and the editorial department at the very influential Finnish magazine, Suomen Kuvalehti, believe that a politician who states the following, is not making an antisemitic remark:

– The United States finds it difficult to take a more neutral stance on the Israel-Palestine issue, because they have such an influential Jewish population, which has both money and the media in its hands to a large extent (‘read=’aika paljon”). The U.S. Administration has not dared to venture, due to internal political reasons, enough with this issue. This is terrible truth about U.S. policy.”

The Suomen Kuvalehti report in today’s online edition, states exactly the same as I reported it back in November 2012 (emboldened print by me) that ”Jews in the US pretty much control the media and the money”. Which either way you say it, ”pretty much, rather a lot, to a large extent, and yes….quite a lot”, the meaning remains the same, and is deemed highly antisemitic by US Jews. The Finnish MFA, Pertti Salolainen and the Suomen Kuvalehti are completely unaware of this,…and I smell yet another brouhaha forming becuase of it, and justifiably so.

Foreign Ministry regrets forgetting Salolainen

SK: Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets that it hadn’t asked Member of Parliament, Minister Salolainen (Nat. Coalition Party) to review Finland’s answer to the Simon Wiesenthal center.

Salolainen strongly criticized on Friday in the edition of the Kanavassa newspaper  the Minstry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Finland in Washington DC over the response to the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Salolainen’s op-ed was titled “How they made me into a Nazi.” (Read the full script here.)

The Center wanted an explanation of Salolainen’s statement, which Salolainen estimates that the U.S. Jewish population has “pretty much” the power of the media and the money market. Salolainen is the Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs.

According to Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde, the embassy did not explain to the Center Salolainen’s statements. However, She regrets that Salolainenhad not been contacted.

“I regret that this answer was checked by Salolainen, nor was he given an opportunity to respond directly to the letter,” Koukku-Ronde said.

According to Koukku-Ronde the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassies explained only Finnish policy.

“We responded only to the second part of the letter. A comprehensive description of  Finnish government policy. “

Hook-Ronde response was prepared in cooperation with the Ministry. She did not want to assess whether the response should have been forwarded to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja (SDP).

“No comment on that position.”



OIC’s antisemitism denier, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu seen smiling and nodding in approval.

SDP FM Erkki Tuomioja thinks Islam not a problem, just those who refuse to be subjugated by it.

Instead, they’re Islamofauxbic”

tuomioja shhh

Erkki Tuomioja is a radical socialist, political hack, who hasn’t evolved in his political thinking ever since he became involved in Leftist extremist politics in the 60’s. Still stuck on stupid, Finland’s embarrassment of a FM insists that Turkish membership in the EU should be eventually finalized, in spite of its horrific human rights violations, and complete rejection of its culpability in the genocide of its Armenian citizens, as well as its assault of free speech and steady track towards full Islamization of Turkish society.

Tuomioja also mentions the Finnish Tartars, wrongly using them as an example of the Muslim success story in Finland, in that there’s nothing to be concerned about in a wider Muslim involvement within Finnish society, in spite of the factual record of Muslim involvement in neighboring Nordic states and in Europe in general.

Finnish tartars are indistinguishable from non-Muslim Finns, due to the fact that they haven’t been within a major Islamic community, nor had any connection with any major Muslim community within the ME, for about a 130 years, until some 20 years ago. It’s a question however of which Muslim group in Finland will ultimately have influence of whom.

Just look at faraway Indonesia and Malaysia …who were somewhat ”moderate” until the Saudis flush with oil cash came to town pointing out how a Muslim really behaves according to the koran. Now they’re undergoing ”a kick start” in increased Islamization.

NOTE: The longer a tiny Muslim enclave within a very confident non-Muslim majority live, and far removed from basic 101 Islam…the more likely they will take on the traits and values of the host community. And I emphasize the word tiny, and a very confident of themselves, non-Muslim host society.

H/T: Holger Danske

empty suit tuomioja

Finland ‘regrets’ block on Turkish bid

Finland regrets the political blockade that has been applied to Turkey for Ankara’s European Union-accession process, Finland’s foreign minister has said.

Erkki Tuomioja said they thought Turkey’s negotiations should proceed normally, “opening and closing chapters as the objective negotiation situation evolves.” “There will be some chapters opened,” he told the Hurriyet Daily News April 12 alongside the Second Istanbul Conference on Mediation. Turkey and Finland launched the mediation initiative in 2010. It then became a United Nations initiative after a resolution was approved at the U.N. General Assembly in 2011. Finland has always supported the opening of the other chapters that have overshadowed Turkey’s accession talks, the minister said. “We regret this political blockade, but I think we see some changes and there is a possibility of getting a more normal negotiation process.”

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U.S. Jews control the media and the money!

UPDATE: JPost gives the TT honorable mention in report.

UPDATE: II News roundup

Now it becomes clear why Finland’s conservative led government voted in favor of yesterday’s measure at the UN. Finland’s Foreign Affairs Committee is full of part-time antisemites like Salonen.

Finnish Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Pertti Salolainen on YLE Aamu TV (30.11.2012) discussing yesterday’s vote in the UN General Assembly which granted the Palestinian Authority observer status, with fellow members Ilkka Kantola (SDP) and Tom Packalén (True Finns):

– The United States finds it difficult to take a more neutral stance on the Israel-Palestine issue, because they have such an influential Jewish population, which has both money and the media in its hands to a large extent. The U.S. Administration has not dared to venture, due to internal political reasons, enough with this issue. This is terrible truth about U.S. policy.”

This was done on state TV, and none of the other participants in the program objected to his statements. I smell a lawsuit against the taxpayer funded television and radio broadcaster coming.

He (Salonen) falsely believes that it’s Jews alone who are influential in keeping the US on Israel’s side, when in fact, the Christian community vastly outnumbers the Jewish community in size and wealth.

Then there’s the fact that US citizens naturally side with fellow liberal democracies over that of thuggish 3rd world dictatorships. The fact that Palestinians have been killing US politicians and its bureaucrats over the years, is just an extra reason why Americans do not take a shining to them.

Pertti Salonen is a greatly confused individual in need of some therapy.

The video is here in Finnish. A great posting of the story in Finnish is here at Smith & Wesson.

Transcript below the fold

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Opportunity knocks!

Summer Work at the Embassy of Finland – Receptionist’s position

Photo: Embassy of FinlandFinnish MFA: Finland’s Embassy in Cairo is looking for a receptionist replacement period 15.6. – 10/15/2012, or by appointment (starting no later than 07/01/2012).



Includes tasks . 

  • The Embassy’s reception and call center management
  • The internal distribution of mail and internal communication of assistance mission
  • Assisting with secretarial duties and administrative tasks
  • Consular Assistant position
  • Language skills depending on the level of simple translation / interpreting Arabic, Finnish, Arabic-English.

You will adopt the task:

  • At least satisfactory in the Arabic language. Customer service and call centers will be able to handle Arabic.
  • Good Finnish and English skills.  
  • The matriculation examination, and the task of training. The task is well suited to the student.
  • Experience in customer service / clerical tasks
  • Good co-operation skills, flexibility, resistance to pressure




They shouldn’t have been there (any more than the US) in the first place. Any state that actively promotes, shields terrorists, is by my definition, a rogue state, and should be given a diplomatic stiff arm. Many of the Finnish academics who are virulently anti-Israel, like Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, have real close ties with the Assad regime, otherwise they wouldn’t have been allowed in. Now he’ll just have to wait until either side wins.

Finnish diplomats leave Syria

YLE: published today Mar 20 07:46 AM, updated today Mar 20 07:49 AM

Finland has closed its embassy in Damascus due to the deteriorating security situation in the country, according to Finland’s Foreign Ministry. Finland has also urged people to avoid any travel to Syria while any Finnish citizens in Syria have been advised to leave the country.

The staff posted to the Finnish embassy in Damascus has left Syria until further notice.

More here.




Finland’s 60’s radical Erkki Tuomioja had a big hand in steering the government cabinet’s foreign and security policy committee to vote in favor of Palestinian membership in UNESCO. He’s a menace. KGS

Räsänen is critical of Finnish voting behaviour because Unesco membership will raise the profile of Palestine and thus, she believes, raise tensions.

“Raising the profile of Palestine towards that of an independent state in a confrontational manner can intensify the Middle East conflict and block the compromises needed to find peace,” said the Interior Minister.

She added that in her opinion, Finland should have voted against membership for Palestine or abstained during the vote.

Päivi Räsänen said she considers it important that Palestine should fulfill the conditions of rejecting terrorism, recognizing the State of Israel and recognizing earlier agreements. This was the second reason she gave for judging the Finnish vote as wrong.

The Interior Minister went on to stress the role of the president in Finnish foreign policy.

“Finland’s foreign policy is led by the president in cooperation with the government. In practice, the position of the president is still very strong. The matter of recognizing statehood for Palestine will probably be left for the term of the president elected this coming spring,” Räsänen stated in a press release.

More here.


I would send our best man
to handle these ‘moderate’ Taliban
What else can one say about such nonsense? Moderate Taliban? Compared to what? These bureaucrats try to appear like they know what they’re talking about, but the more they open up their mouths and put actual words to their thoughts, the more show themselves to be utter fools on these issues.
There is no such thing as a “moderate” fanatic, they’re earned their title of fanatic by being anything but “moderate”, but yet in spite of this amazingly clear truth, these dizzy government bureaucrats seek to defy reality. Fools.
Finland presently has a couple of hundred solidiers in Afghanistan working under the UN mandate given NATO to help the local population from being over run by the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban. The Finnish contingent has recently come under fire on a couple of occasions, and the politicians here are getting nervous, and some of them want to pull the troops out as soon as possible.

For those of us who follow these issues, we already know that the Taliban practices the full measure of Islam that was formulated by their prophet Mohamed in the 7th century. So by default, if you’re a Taliban, you automatically support the draconian Islamic law system of sharia, which means the full subjugation of women and minorites, the execution of apostates, gays and anyone deemed to have insulted Islam and their prophet. Taliban members by definition, do not pander to “moderate” views.

So Finnish Defence Minister, Jyrki Häkämies, points out, correctly, that the mission in Afghanistan has become muddled, with no clear definition of the aims and goals being adequatly discussed by the coalition partners. So far so good. When you have the president of the United States of America, leader of the largest force in Afghanistan stating that “victory is not the aim”, what can one expect?

But then the defence minister starts to entertain fanciful notions of finding moderates “in the oppostion” to strike a deal with, in order to bring the troops home back to Finland. Like I already stated, he’s not going to find any “moderates” in the ranks of the Taliban, no matter how long and hard he looks, what he’s actually saying, is that “any Taliban that opens up negotiations with the West should be viewed as ‘moderates’ and be engaged with.

What this defense minister won’t say however, is what are they, both the Euros and the US, going to do once NATO withdraws and the Taliban re-invite their soul brothers of Al-Qaida once again to Afghan soil? Hmmm, what then? KGS

Defence Minister Jyri Häkämies says he is not satisfied with the peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan. He says the goals of the operation should be reset in such a way as to allow for withdrawal from the country in the near future.

According to Häkämies, officials are already discussing the matter.

“There is no denying it. The results are not satisfactory. Our policy needs to be reassessed so we can get better results,” he says.

”The goal should be that Afghans take responsibility of their country in the future. Their army should be built up and trained, and the Afghans should take responsibility. Afghanistan will never become a western European country,” he adds.

”We should have more discussions with the moderate opposition. In addition to crisis management, we should launch a political discussion and require that as many groups are represented at the table as possible,” he says.

According to a recent poll by the daily Iltalehti, the majority of Finns say they support the operation in Afghanistan. However they are not prepared to send additional troops to the country.

Lesson For Finland: Canadian Prime Minister Explains Reasons Behind Canada’s No Show at Ahmadinejad’s Speech at UN…….

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

Finnish FM to Finn Church Aid Over Damaged Gaza Clinic in Operation Cast Lead: Stop Your Whining…….

It’s the best scenario
Israel could have hoped for

Alexander Stubb: Case closed

Finnish FM Alexander Stubb to Finn Church Aid director, Antti Pentikäinen:”Finn Church Aid wants to advertise its work by calling for a thorough investigation into the destruction of the clinic. Finn Church Aid wants to bring attention to its own brand.”

In other words, stop your whining.

The Tundra Tabloids would have preferred a full apology from the Finnish Foreign Ministry over its original statements concerning the bombing by Israel of a Gaza clinic that Finn Church Aid funded. Back in January of this year during the Israeli defencive Operation Cast Lead, the Finnish MFA said it condemned the Israeli missile strike.
A more thorough and well thought out response, would have been a full condemnation of Hamas’ forces that commandeered the medical facility to launch an armed attack against Israeli IDF troops, which was in fact, a war crime. The damage that ensued from the Israeli response was the full responsibility of the Arabs themselves, not Israel, which was forced to open fire on an enemy force, an action by the way, that’s fully backed by the rules of engagement in the Geneva Conventions.
This is the way Scandinavian Foreign Ministries admit that they were wrong, by not pursuing the matter any further. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made public its report on Israel’s actions inside Gaza during the fighting in Operation Cast Lead. The Tundra Tabloids believes that that report is responsible for the Finns change in tune, not any supposed free advertisement for Finn Church Aid’s own activities.
Antti Pentikäinen is a fool.
He promotes the absurd myth that Israel’s operation inside Gaza included “organised attacks against humanitarian sites“. Any serious reading of what took place, and the strict rules of engagement that the IDF employed in its fight against Hamas operatives during the fighting, would dispel any such fanciful thinking. He’s been duped (willingly?) by the NGO’s who are all pro-Palestinian and repeat their lies without the batting of an eye. KGS

Finn Church Aid: Stubb’s Comments “Thoughtless”

The managing director of Finn Church Aid, Antti Pentikäinen, said a recent comment by Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb on the destruction of a clinic partly funded by Finn Church Aid in Gaza was thoughtless. According to YLE’s Swedish News, Stubb said on Wednesday that opening the door to discussions of the health clinic bombing would be free advertising for the Lutheran organisation.

Stubb said Finn Church Aid wants to advertise its work by calling for a thorough investigation into the destruction of the clinic. The clinic, located in Gaza, was destroyed in an Israeli missile strike in January.

Stubb added that Finn Church Aid wants to bring attention to its own brand.

Pentikäinen said he hopes Stubb misstated.

”If that were not the case, then it would demonstrate that Stubb does not really understand what is going on in the war in Gaza, how vast the destruction is, and how organised attacks against humanitarian sites are,” Pentikäinen said.

In an official press conference, Stubb said that the Israeli attack against the clinic has been investigated.

”We have decided that the investigation from our side is over. We condemned the attacks then, and we condemn them still. We have a difficult time verifying Israel’s account because we were not there,” Stubb said.

More here on the Finnish clinic hit during Operation Cast Lead