Finnish Vodka Again

This has to be the vodka, right?
On Monday the head of Finland’s branch of Amnesty International, Frank Johansson, termed Israel a “scum state.” Writing in his blog, which appears on the Web site of Iltalehti, one of Finland’s largest newspapers, he based his characterization of Israel on his “own visit[s], which occurred during the 1970s and for the last time in the 1990s.”
We are assured:
I am writing those [blogs] in my capacity as a private person, not as an Amnesty official.