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Old 22nd-August-2008   #21 (permalink)
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I definitely don't find all these wars right.
Completly agreed. There's no justified war. I hope we can fix up the situation with Perú. I'm not afraid of them, but It's jsut that I DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE WAR!
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^ NATO is surely something completely different from Soviet Union, so that comparison is a bit too over-reacted I think. Of course there are downsides and good sides but that's with everything, right? There can't be one thing entirely good or entirely bad.
I'm not saying that Finland joining NATO would be a good idea (also not saying the opposite) but as a person who's coming from a country that has been part of Soviet Union I can say that NATO is far from being something similar. I know I was maybe a bit too young during Soviet Union days to say it but my opinion is based on what I've been taught by my teachers in school and my parents (also grand-parents) who have lived in Soviet Union.
I don't know much about Finland's and NATO's relationships and people's feelings on it, so I'm not going to have an opinion about it before I've learned a bit more of it. But I think joining NATO was a right thing to do in Estonia. Such a small country isn't able to protect itself alone from such a big country like Russia. Maybe my opinion is a bit influenced on our country's history but if there's any danger to my country in the world then that danger comes from Russia.
Estonian people value their free country a lot (surely as much as Finns value their independence)and there were huge debates about joining NATO and there was the same argument brought up like you did by some of our politicians but somehow I don't agree with it. Estonia has been member of NATO for a while and I don't think people have felt for a second that we're back in Soviet Union time or something like that. People don't even really notice it in their every day life.
I definitely don't find all these wars right. But until there won't be more understanding and respect in the world there will be wars about really stupid things.
Sorry maybe I didn't say my point enough clearly and you misunderstood (not a surprise when talking about my writings^^). I didn't mean that NATO is even close to the same which Sovient Union was, I said that it isn't any better with it's actions (My opinion), but that ofcourse also depends on a lot about the different views we can watch from. And what comes to the Sovient Union, don't think I don't know what it was. Finland has also been as it's puppet, even thought we got free earlier than you, but still to us too has been taught what was it like (from grandparents to parents and teachers) and as you probably know Finland and Estonia both have some unsolved things with Russia and the biggest threat will always come from there. But that doesn't mean that we should join to another big community (or whatever) and do everything just as it says. In the end every of them just wants more power and money. And even if the joining doesn't be shown in the everyday life, it might be the thing which starts the war, but that's ofcourse thing that no one knows yet and as you said, everything has it's two sides.
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