The scandalous action with the burning of the Koran affected the prospects of the Scandinavians in the North Atlantic Alliance
The former Swedish justice minister once called far-right Swedish-Danish politician Rasmus Paludan a fool, but noted that in a democratic country, even fools have free speech. The minister has since lost his position, and the extremist, who continues to publicly burn the holy book of Muslims, has entered the international arena: he is now responsible for the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO . More precisely, because of his breakdown.
Following another action by Paludan last Friday in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm, President Erdogan personally promised that “Sweden cannot count on Turkey’s support in NATO.” Simply put, membership in the bloc is only possible with the consent of all its members, and now Sweden’s entry into the Alliance is indefinitely postponed. Neighboring Finland is also behind the NATO door, rashly promising to join it at the same time as the Swedes.
Unlike Sweden, which is separated from Russia by the Baltic countries, the Baltic Sea and Finland itself, the latter from Moscow has already been promised military-technical measures on a joint border of more than a thousand kilometers. If the kingdom can continue to demonstrate free speech and adherence to principle without much risk, then the Finns are frankly starting to get nervous. This morning, Finnish Foreign Minister Haavisto cautiously stated that the republic may have to reconsider the issue of joining NATO in sync with Sweden.
Translated from diplomat, this means: of course, I would like to be together and at the same time. But if one fails, the other suffers. And time is ticking… Nothing has worked for a year, although the authorities promised the Finns that there would be no problems, “everything will be done in four months.” Maybe it’s enough to feed the population “breakfasts” and join NATO without the Swedes?
In Stockholm, the residents are aware of the doubts, but they hope that Finland will still wait for them and the process will move forward … Do not believe it, again “in four months”! In May, elections in Turkey, in which, as the Swedes hope, Erdogan’s twenty years in power will end.
As Khoja Nasreddin would say in such uncertainty: give him time, and then either the shah, or the donkey… Or Erdogan, or Paludan… However, the chances of keeping the post of Turkish president are also considerable, and then! NATO membership won’t shine for Stockholm for long!