Post by JustJohn or JJ on May 25, 2018 8:09:53 GMT -7
The Utter Hypocrisy of Obsessing over Russian Election Interference While We Have Done the Same in Well Over 90 Foreign Elections
Date: Thursday, 24-May-2018 17:36:06
While we obsess over Russian election interference, how many of you are aware that interfering in foreign elections has been a United States trademark, dating back to the end of World War II and continuing right up through the Obama administration? And we haven't just interfered in elections, we have engineered multiple coups and installed puppet dictators to serve our dictates.
According to one study, the U.S. interfered with a whopping 81 foreign elections from 1946 to 2000 (compared to 46 Russian interference's). You can bet that the interference did not end in 2000 and it certainly continued during the Obama administration, which interfered with elections in Kenya, Israel, Macedonia, Libya, Egypt and Honduras as well as the English Brexit vote.
Yes, the Russians have interfered with our elections and other elections, or at least tried to. In doing so, they are running with very good, or actually very bad, company.
Not to say two wrongs makes a right, but I tend to believe a good point has been made. Not to heap a great more hot coals upon the US, for it appears in the foreseeable future, there will be enough more hot coals for the US to tend with.