Putin eyeing Finland!?

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    I figured this had to be satire, but too many places are saying the same.

    This article claims it is fearmongering by the States.

    My dad is first-gen Finn-American, his parents never bothered learning English. Hence my interest in if this story represents truth, or a plant.
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    Russia isn't going into Finland.
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    Yeah. Not happening.
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    True.

    Besides, they’re afraid of the Finns.
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    Anyone who knows history knows how hard the Finns fought the communists right before ww2.
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    Is there anything that would go beyond what someone thinks Russia is doing into what Russia is actually doing?
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    "(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 30 March 2014. Andrei Illiaronov’s (a former advisor to Putin) latest claim of “Putin wanting to regain Finland” during an interview with a Swedish newspaper is seen as a scaremongering tactic against Finland by political experts in Helsinki."
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    WOW! History repeats itself. Stalin invaded Finland at the end of WWII to root out the Nazis. I saw an interested account on the Military Channel last night
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    Good luck...the Fins kicked Russia's butt just like Canada kicked our butt a few times. :D
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    i don't see this happening

    understand the concern, but this is not the same as ukraine, not even close
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    Maybe they're after the vodka? :dunno:
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    But Russia has it all!

    /sob
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    Well, one thing, if Putin did decide to take Finland, he wouldn't have to worry about the Manchurian muslim....

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    The Finns are a people much like those in Eastern Oregon. They don't take shit from anyone. When they found themselves allied by an accident of history with the Nazis in WW2, they did not accept the Nazis idiocy at all. A Nazi was sent to instruct the Finns on how to handle their Jewish problem. The Finn that was dealing with the Germans looked the asshole straight in the eye and said, "Touch the hair of one Finnish Citizen, and we will declare war on Germany". And he meant it.
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    They are more likely eyeing Israel, Boop.
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    Poor Vlad, now he’s got a bad reputation; everyone thinks the worst of him.
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    Bahahaha!
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    You think?

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