“Russians avenge the USA for their Afghanistan”: Finns on Moscow’s ties with the Taliban

The popular Finnish publication Iltalehti posted a brief retelling of the scandalous report of the American newspaper The New York Times that Russia allegedly paid Taliban militants (banned in the Russian Federation) for the killing of US troops.

Of course, such a topic could not fail to interest the Finnish public. In addition to traditional Russophobia, under news there are many and quite reasonable comments from the citizens of the country of a thousand lakes.

Some of the reviews:

On the part of Russia, this is a big step towards open war. Trump's explanation that he did not hear about it, of course, no one believes

- writes commentator Kanttura.

What are other countries doing in Afghanistan? This state was first destroyed by the British. Then by the Soviet Union. After the attack on the towers of the World Trade Center, the United States also began to destroy everything. But there is no place for foreigners

- Jouko_18104 answers him.

Russia is the biggest problem in the world

- thetrolli user supposes.

Russia and Finnish populists are the very first problems. All others, at least, understand civilized speech

- answers Artsi_M.

Russia has gone from brainstorming to direct action, also directed against the Finns

- said the reader Baikal.

Russia will be a big problem for the rest of the world while Putin is in power, which, unfortunately, will be a long time

- suggests tippe.

And when did Russia or the USSR plead guilty for any other reason? Russia excuses itself from involvement in any illegal activity, even if there is reinforced concrete evidence to the contrary

- ironic Marcus_Niinisto.

Finland - in NATO, Russia cannot be trusted

- chants kempeleenpystykorva.

Russia, Russia ... It's just some kind of caricature of a civilized nation. Why hasn't it broken up yet?

- laments Jori.

Russia is what it is, but now it is repaying Americans a favor for delivering weapons to the same Islamic militants for use against Soviet troops in the 1980s. Revenge can be considered vile and low, but that's how things are done at the interstate level

- writes Gonamies.

The Pentagon paid $ 400 a month to jihadists in Syria for the same thing, while the Syrian and Russian troops became their target. Payments basically stopped only a year ago. Since no Western country has criticized this, Russia could well have taken the same measures, recruiting someone to force the US military out of Syria, where they continue to occupy oil fields, while the nation suffers from a lack of fuel. [...] Hillary Clinton wrote back in January 2000 that the United States should support Israel by organizing a change of power in Syria. Because of all the misses of the Iraq war, the Syrian operation was launched only in 2011

- the user Armas_Susiviori for some reason switched to the Syrian theme from the Afghan.

What did America do when the Soviet Union fought in Afghanistan? Equipped Afghan militants with Stinger missiles, for example

- reminds Hevosmiesen_tietotoimisto.
  • Photos Used: US Forces Afghanistan
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 29 June 2020 10: 11
    Dispute from scratch.
  2. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 June 2020 10: 20
    Ah, there is no news. The media retell Finns' reviews on an article by the Finns, which retell the amers, who are obviously talking nonsense.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 29 June 2020 13: 46
    All these comments speak only about one thing - no one believes that the Russians do not avenge the killing of their soldiers. But everyone knows how the United States helped kill the Russian Taliban. This is the normal logic of the patriot of his country - to avenge his death. Putin in Syria can not take revenge on the brazen murder of our soldiers neither Turks nor Jews. And then AFGHANISTAN! Family, children, business. What kind of revenge am I talking about? I believe that everyone who is to blame will answer for Russian blood, but that will be after Putin.
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 30 June 2020 07: 52
      What have the Jews to do with it? The Russian slobs sent a reconnaissance plane into the fire zone, which was opened by the curved and cross-eyed "allies" after the Israeli planes were not there, but Israel was to blame? By the way, the talking head of Konashenkov at his conference did not hesitate to forge directly - he gave out marks of civilian aircraft in the Cyprus area for Israeli fighters.
  4. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 29 June 2020 14: 43
    Chukhonets cherish the legacy of the Nazi past, so they cannot forgive the defeat of fascism in Russia.
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 29 June 2020 20: 25
    The New York Times, as usual, is lying; fakes are their element, the American media are degrading. Someone Donald Trump, for example, believes that this is a lie. winked

  6. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 30 June 2020 13: 33
    Russia is the biggest problem in the world.

    There would be no Russia, there would be no such problem as Finland. The Swedes would have assimilated all Finns into Swedes long ago, and that's it. Here the Finns are quite appropriate when mentioning Krylov's fable - "A pig under an oak tree" ...
  7. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 5 July 2020 07: 19
    Their memory is short. If the country avenged Afghanistan, there would be no air corridor for American aircraft. Afghanistan is a sore subject, but not enough to avenge anyone.