Washington has paid the Finish leaders to add to the pressure on the Kremlin by joining NATO.
I have good reason to believe this. Years ago I was in the Pentagon in the office of a very high official being offered an important appointment.
I used the opportunity to ask a question about something that had long puzzled me. How, I asked, does Washington manage to get foreign governments to support Washington’s interests at the expense of their own countries?
“Money,” the high Pentagon official said. “You mean foreign aid,” I said. “No,” the official said, “we give the political leaders bags full of money. We own them. They report to us.”
What else explains Finland’s and Sweden’s interest after so many years of neutrality in joining NATO but bagfuls of money paid to the Finish and Swedish leaders?
Neither country is in danger of attack from Russia. How many US dollars did it require for the leaders of these countries to decide to sell out their countries for filthy lucre?