I think everyone has heard about this...
What do you think about it? I almost dropped off my chair when I heard about it (yes I know I'm late because this conflict started even few days ago but I'm not very diligent with regard to watching news).
This is the first time when a little alarm clock really started to ring inside my head. We have a quite long (1340km) mutual border with Russian. Luckily Georgia is far away from here and so on acts of that war is far away from here too. Our last inner unrease was the Civil War in 1918 and we participated in WW II too. After then we have been very peaceful, safety and balanced country. But still.. I know that the reason why Russian attacked to Georgia was purely Georgia's inner thing, not Russian (ok, there was some malpractices in some parts of Georgia but it doesn't empower Russian to attack there). You can might guess what I'm thinking about when I'm living in neighbor of this aggressor big country? If Russian intervenes in Georgia's things is it possible that it intervenes in Finland's things too?
Actually, I don't know if I'm becoming completely nuts but I think that there are some signals which I could construe pretty sinister. There are some frequent offences against our airspace. Some Russian nob have said that their country wouldn't approve it if Finland e.g. Decided to join Nato etc. We got a note regarding some assessment about the WWII some years ago. About Estonia, they had a quarrel with Russian regarding to some sculpture some months ago. The sculpture was a cenotaph to the Red Army. Estonians wanted to move it somewhere else from its adobe and Russians became angry. Ok, Estonians managed to move the sculpture and the quarrel solved. (Estonia is one of our neighboring country which was overrun by the Soviet Union during WWII and which became independent after the SU was broken).
Well, so you can catch that I fear that Russian try to affect its neigboring country. Maybe I have some suspicions which stem from WWII. We was almost overrun by Soviet Union in WWII but we managed scarcely to keep our independence and our western lifestyle. But despite that we had to succumb to them lot. They spent scouts here, we wasn't allowed to say any minus things about the Soviet Union etc. We even had to keep same president incumbent almost thirty years, and only because he got along with heads of the Soviet Union! We become more free after the SU was broken.
No, I don't want offend anyone with this message and I know that there are also good sides in Russian. But like I said, our country is very safety and good place to live and if you eye our history you can understand I'm a little worried about this situation. No, Russian haven't said anything dismaying to us just now but I'm thinking what's the next? If Russian can attack to Georgia, could it attack here too in some day? Oh, and proportion between our resources (army, size of the country etc.) and Russian's resources is something like proportion between resources of mouse and elephant (we're the mouse). This is the first time I really hope that we would have joined to Nato or something. Oh, luckily we're even a member in EU.
My woe is fairly needless, isn't it?