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Finnish Politician: Jewish Population in U.S. “Has Both Money and the Media in its Hands” (VIDEO)

November 30, 2012 11:03 am 14 comments

Screen shot of Pertti Salolainen. Photo: Finland state TV

In an interview on state TV (9YLE Aamu TV to be exact) Finnish Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Pertti Salolainen attacked the U.S. for its support of Israel:

“The United States finds it difficult to take a more neutral stance on the Israel-Palestine issue, because they have such an influential Jewish population, which has both money and the media in its hands to a large extent. The U.S. Administration has not dared to venture, due to internal political reasons, enough with this issue. This is terrible truth about U.S. policy.”

The interview, which was in Finnish, came after Finland chose to vote for the Palestinian Authority’s Bid at the UN for upgraded status to non-member observer state. As can be seen in the video below, none of the other participants objected to, or took issue with, the statements.

14 Comments

  • It takes a small Northern European country to point out the elephant in the room. Bravo Finland!

  • To James: The word is not teached – it’s taught – and what do you mean the “truth” hurts?

  • Conte DelaFontaine

    Zinonists will never win against history. God spoke several times but they never listened. History is not a merely 60 years, it is thousands.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    The National Hero of Finland is Carl Gustaf Mannerheim who fought with the German SS in WW2. Just so we’re clear what Finland is all about.

    • In WW2 Finland and Germany faught against communism and Russians together, so naturally this national hero Mannerheim was also buddies with the Germans. I don’t see anything odd about that.

    • The German SS? Do you realize how stupid you sound to anyone with some actual historical knowledge? Probably not, few people want to sound like idiots intentionally.

      • No need to call someone stupid, Kristian. What was incorrect about his comment?

        • It’s not what was incorrect about it that’s important. It’s the insinuation that goes along with the comment after 60 years of propaganda and lies. Indians, Muslims, Latvians, Estonians and even Russians and Ukrainians fought in the Waffen SS.

          After Finland was attacked by the Soviet Union (something the USA and Great Britain apparently supported judging by their silence on the issue), Germany came to their aid.

          That’s what is wrong about his comment Leann.

      • Oy Vey the SS again. The Fins were attacked by the Russians not the other way around.

    • Thanks for that info, E. Pluribus Beagle.

      • Ex Falso Quod Libet

        The “Protocols” insinuation in the beginning of the video is really ugly. Who added that? Not Algemeiner.com?

        “what Finland is all about”, best guilt-by-association I’ve ever heard!

        It’s quite clear that E Pluribus Beagle tries to imply that there were something more than a military agreement between the countries. This is blatantly false and an ill attempt to paint a picture of a Germany holding hands politically with Finland at the time.

        Jews fought for Finlands independence in Finland too. Hell, Jewish veterans from the war against Soviet say Finland is the least anti-semitic country in the world. A heroical portrait of Carl Gustaf Mannerheim is hanging in the synagogue in Helsinki. What is this site about really? Cultivating a sionist identity?

        Are you trying to rewrite history? Doesn’t it fit your agenda Leann? Why downplay the existence and importance of powers that be? As James said, does the truth hurt?

        Shulamit Aloni, former Israeli minister:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uW3a1bw5XlE

    • mladen croatia

      Yes, but also Finnland take care for their Jewish citizens and soldiers. Germans can’t touch them. In combat area against Soviet aggressors 1939-1944 — yes aggressors, just look Finnland’s boundaries before Winter war and frontline 1941-1944 — was ad hoc Synagogue for Finn’s Jewish soldiers. Finnland’s army in WW2 (until 1944) only take back what Stalin communists occupied 1940. And in this war fight Jews from Finnland for Homeland against communist’s invaders, so called antifascists.
      Sorry for my “not so good” knowledge of English, but it is really enough with selective quasihistorian “facts” like nonsens from E Pluribus Beagle

    • Just so we are clear Finland was defending itself when it was attacked by the raping Red Hoardes prior to Germany’s attack on the USSR. The USSR also occupied the Baltics, and attacked Romania as well as occupied Eastern Poland all within a space of less than one year.

      If the self Chosen have a right to defend themselves so do Fins.

      Are we clear about that?

  • James Potkukelkka

    Truth hurts? That’s what we have been teached for years at a school.

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