Skip to comments.The CIA, Obama, and Soros vs. Democracy
Posted on 02/25/2018 5:33:13 AM PST by Kaslin
Is American foreign policy so foreign to our values that those who have served at the very pinnacle of the national intelligence agencies have trouble telling the truth?
Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries elections? Laura Ingraham, host of Fox News The Ingraham Angle, asked James Woolsey, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1993 to 1995, during President Clintons first term.
Oh, probably, Mr. Woolsey replied. But, uh, it was for the good of the system, in order to avoid communists from taking over. For example, in Europe in 47-48-49, the Greeks and the Italians, we, the CIA
We dont do that now, though? Ingraham interjected. We dont mess around in other peoples elections, Jim?
Well . . . urrrrr, yum, yum, yum, um, um, um the old spymaster mouthed to laughter from both Ingraham and her studio cameramen.
Only for a very good cause, he added with a sly grin, and the interests of democracy.
Interests. Of. Democracy.
I think I hear my cameraman laughing.
Foreign Policy magazine tells us that documents declassified in 2017 shed light on the Central Intelligence Agencys central role in the 1953 coup that brought down [elected] Iranian Prime Minister Muhammad Mossadegh, fueling a surge of nationalism which culminated in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and poisoning U.S.-Iran relations into the 21st century.
It was hardly an aberration. The following year, the CIA covertly bombed Guatemala City and deposed that countrys elected president. In the 1964 Chile election, declassified documents show the U.S. gave large sums of money to the winning candidate. The CIA admits to planting both true and false stories into Nicaraguan newspapers in 1990.
Weve been doing this kind of thing since the C.I.A. was created in 1947, explained Loch Johnson, dubbed the dean of American intelligence scholars. Weve used posters, pamphlets, mailers, banners you name it. Weve planted false information in foreign newspapers. Weve used what the British call King Georges cavalry: suitcases of cash.
The U.S. government could not stop itself from interfering in the 1996 Russian election on behalf of then-President Boris Yeltsin. The New York Times carried an illuminating exchange regarding the thinking, or lack thereof, behind our meddling: Thomas Carothers, a scholar at the Carnegie Institute for International Peace, recalls arguing with a State Department official who told him at the time, Yeltsin is democracy in Russia, to which Mr. Carothers said he replied, Thats not what democracy means.
Need more? Dov Levin, a Post Doctoral Fellow at Carnegie-Mellon Universitys Institute for Politics and Strategy, has compiled a handy database that lists undemocratic and illegal shenanigans going on and on through the 60s, 70s, 80s, up through President Obama to today.
Just how high and low does this go? Well, American Spectator credits WorldNetDailys Jerome Corsi with documenting that Barack Obama got in on the game early. Yes, even before he was president, Obama, as a U.S. Senator, illegally used a taxpayer-financed trip to campaign for far-left presidential candidate Raila Odinga in Kenyas 2006 elections.
By 2010, according to the Spectator story, this tribal connection resulted in President Obama quietly transferring millions of U.S. tax dollars to Odingas government, including $2 million to convince Kenyan voters to vote for a new constitution.
This time last year, Judicial Watch was finally able to obtain documents in a lawsuit, which showed that since 2012 the U.S. government has quietly spent millions of taxpayer dollars to destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia by colluding with leftwing, billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
The New York Times disclosed that U.S. money and influence has been used to alter elections in both Iraq and Afghanistan. When considering the animosity former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed toward the U.S., remember that former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in his memoir, described the U.S. attempt to defeat Karzai as our clumsy and failed putsch.
Defenders of U.S. overt and covert election-related activities in other countries claim that U.S. interventions have generally been aimed at . . . promoting democracy. So, why cant the former CIA director address this policy with a straight face?
Well, generally being pro-democracy except when overthrowing democratically elected officials to install authoritarian regimes is hardly a robust defense. Plus, Woolsey may not want to embrace such rank hypocrisy on national television. Moreover, what the CIA, State Department and other federal government appendages have done and are doing to interfere in the elections of other nations is not merely unseemly, it is also against the law.
Meddling in others elections is a violation of international law, Steve Baldwin wrote recently in The American Spectator. More importantly, U.S. law prohibits the use of tax dollars to influence foreign elections.
In an article last December, the New York Times noted the obvious and ongoing media fail of which they are a large part: This broader history of election meddling has largely been missing from the flood of reporting on the Russian intervention . . .
As American citizens we have every right to complain about Russian government interference in our elections, but our own governments interference in other nations elections, including Russias, undermines our moral high ground.
To say the least.
Attempting to interfere in an election is perfectly OK unless Democrats lose, then it’s a heinous crime.
Flipping morons with another agenda.
Western Christian European man is the most advanced man on the planet due to his infrastructure rooted in theChristian philosophical brain fart called the Magna Carta.
This was the basis for his achievements and success. Nobody else on the planet did this... and now these asses (a hijacked CIA, Obama Soros and other assorted muslim marxists) want us to fold in under the residual turd worlders asses of the planet???
Lemme get this right, they want us to lead from behind as an exemplary turd world shithole nation? FUBO
The CIA has always had a Black Money budget which they use for illegal and undercover operations.
Well if you recall that arrogant pos former occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave thought that was the thing to do.
Only one problem; we weren’t flipping governments for the advancement of islam.
That is America’s problem today.
America itself is being flipped by those same agents.
Of course its not legal. That's why they call it "espionage".
The funny thing is, espionage has become hyper-legal in the US. Its done right out in the open, with an alphabet soup of foundations, “non-profits”, law firms, PR and lobbying firms, “journalists”, and on. They (usually) file the right IRS forms and the whole thing becomes (sort of) legal.
Fusion GPS is a good example. They take in millions from both DNC and Russian sources, have contracts with both DNC and Russia, which gives both DNC and Russian operatives cover for coming and going from their offices. Unless you believe that the silly dossier really cost $12 million to write, you can see that Fusion is also engaged in money-laundering, as the source and destination of the money is hidden but quasi-legal.
You have Podesta with his “lobbying” firm, taking money from the Russians to do, what, precisely? He is the Clintons’ brain, and he is on the Russian payroll. You have FBI infiltrated by DNC operatives who are joined at the hip with Fusion who is, again, paid by the Russians with large amounts of money going unaccounted for. You have the Clinton Foundation receiving billions that are unaccounted for.
Reverse this picture and this is how we operate in target countries. In this case, we are the target country and our institutions have figured out how to do it sort-of-legally and right out in the open.
Duh, that's what the drugs and gun-running is for.
Circuit District Attorney from St. Louis, a Democrat received over $200K from Soros during her campaign. She indicted Missouri Governor Eric Greitens last week. Well, okay, the Grand Jury indicted. But she seemed overly ecstatic at his court appearance.
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