I couldn't help but laugh at this one.
In a move that could risk infuriating Russia, nuclear weapons could be positioned in Finland if the country's application to join NATO is approved, according to a report from a Finnish newspaper.
Both Finland and Sweden submitted applications to join NATO in May, in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. According to the Helsinki-based newspaper Iltalehti, the bill regarding potential NATO membership the Finnish government will put before parliament doesn't include any opt-outs for nuclear weapons.
Speaking to the paper, defense sources said Finland's foreign and defense ministers, Pekka Haavisto and Antti Kaikkonen, gave a "commitment" to NATO in July that they wouldn't seek "restrictions or national reservations" if Helsinki's application is accepted.
Foreign policy insiders told Iltalehti this means NATO nuclear weapons could transit through, or be based on, Finnish territory. Additionally, there are no restrictions on establishing NATO bases in the country.
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin told Yle, the country's national broadcasting company, on Saturday why she had not ruled out accepting nuclear weapons on Finnish territory when applying to NATO.
"I've considered it very important that we don't set these kinds of preconditions, or limit our own room for maneuvering, when it comes to permanent bases or nuclear weapons,'' Marin said, although she added it was unlikely that nuclear weapons would be stationed on Finnish soil.
Finland's accession to NATO would severely damage bilateral Finnish-Russian relations and the maintenance of stability and security in the Nordic region. Russia will be forced to take reciprocal steps, military and technical and otherwise, to address the resulting threats to its national security.
Joining NATO would also be in direct violation of Finland's obligations under international law, first and foremost the 1947 Treaty of Paris, which stipulates that neither side will form alliances or participate in coalitions against the other, and the 1992 Treaty between Russia and Finland on Foundations of Relations, which states that the sides will refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of the other, will not use or permit the use of force against the other side. However, given the current indifference of the collective West towards international law, such behaviour has become the norm.
Are you certain? I am not so sure.NATO doesn't want an all-out war with Russia
So, any ideas on what might await someone like me if I'm drafted and I blatantly tell them to shove it? Will I get the worst possible treatment from the guards in prison and denied basic stuff like healthcare and medicine in retaliation? (I am genuinely curious as to what could await those who refuse the draft in a soft authoritarian society, as the only basis for comparison I have is Vietnam war era draft dodgers.)
I'm pretty sure this stuff is going to lead to a global military conflict with Russia/China/Iran/BRICS, and I'm sure that the globalist West is going to get desperate for manpower given how pathetic the military numbers are lately. I am, however, 35 - and I think I may be too old for them to try to use anyway.