Have you heard that Russia may have tampered in our 2016 election?
If not….where the Hell have you been and how do I get there?
No this is not my take on whether Russia did or did not tamper….there has been enough speculation in this topic…I will leave that for others that have more visitors than I.
But as long as I have brought up the subject….do you know how many times the US has tampered in other nations elections since 2005?
Then allow me to assist in your knowledge…….how about Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine, etc…..
Read any article about the “Russian hacking” or “U.S. election interference” and you will likely see some reference to the United States’ own long history of election interference. Yet most of these articles defend the U.S. by claiming that such interference campaigns dropped off significantly since the end of the Cold War.
This assumption, however, is fundamentally wrong.
In the past 15 years alone, there are many cases of the U.S. interfering in the Democratic process of foreign nations. Below are some of the worst examples of this election interference.
Those are the ones that we know of…..I would bet the list is a lot longer and for more years than 13……and yes it is……
The truth is that the US has a long and storied history of tampering in elections……
While the days of its worst behavior are long behind it, the United States does have a well-documented history of interfering and sometimes interrupting the workings of democracies elsewhere. It has occupied and intervened militarily in a whole swath of countries in the Caribbean and Latin America and fomented coups against democratically elected populists.
The most infamous episodes include the ousting of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953 — whose government was replaced by an authoritarian monarchy favorable to Washington — the removal and assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba in 1961, and the violent toppling of socialist Chilean President Salvador Allende, whose government was swept aside in 1973 by a military coup led by the ruthless Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
Maybe we could try the Golden Rule in this case……
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