Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Let's take a look at future defence minister Jussi Niinistö

True Finn leader Timo Soini has named Jussi Niinistö, professor from the Finnish National Defence University, a possible contender for a ministerial seat. In all probability that would be the defence minister's seat. He certainly has the credentials for it, being a lieutenant in the Finnish Army and a well respected lecturer on all matters military. He was also the True Finn campaign manager in their successful campaign for Parliament 2007 and Timo Soini's campaign for European Parliament 2009. But that's not all there is to Jussi Niinistö, he has another side as well. A dark and hilarious side.

"FINLAND NEEDS YOU" -a really buff version of the 7up dude
According to the newspaper Uusi Suomi, he was a member of the radical "White Culture Front", writing reverent articles for their newsletter on such luminaries as Vihtori Kosola, the leader of the fascist IKL in the 1930s. Mr Niinistö has referred to his involvement with the White Culture Front as a youthful error, and to be fair he was around 20 years old at the time. Be that as it may, a visit to the blog of the far left anti-fascist committee of Finland is highly recommended if not for anything else but funny pictures.