Edit: Here's another interesting discussion. In another thread, someone asked whether Finland should build closer relations with Russia or with the U.S., "because Finland is the only non-NATO country bordering Russia". Both you and I immediately realized that this question contained a fallacy. There are other countries (even in Europe alone) that border Russia but are not in NATO. Belarus was the first to spring to my mind, followed quickly by the Ukraine, and Georgia and Azerbaijan if they are to be considered "European".
But just before I noticed this error, I thought of the topic at hand: the person wanted to discuss the relationship between Finland, Russia, and the U.S., which has plenty of content to think about. From what you posted in that thread, you seemed to have not grasped this part of the conversation....or is that not the case?
So I see strong similarities there, with a small but maybe important difference.