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RUSSIA HACKS ELECTION!

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 15, 2017

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-us-intervention-foreign-elections-20161213-story.html

Sorry, did I say Russia?  I meant the CIA.

The U.S. has a long history of attempting to influence presidential elections in other countries – it’s done so as many as 81 times between 1946 and 2000, according to a database amassed by political scientist Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University.

That number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala and Chile. Nor does it include general assistance with the electoral process, such as election monitoring.

“We threw everything, including the kitchen sink” at helping the Christian Democrats beat the Communists in Italy, said Levin, including covertly delivering “bags of money”  to cover campaign expenses, sending experts to help run the campaign, subsidizing “pork” projects like land reclamation, and threatening publicly to end U.S. aid to Italy if the Communists were elected.

In the 1990 Nicaragua elections…

In Czechoslovakia…

In Haiti…

The U.S. also attempted to sway Russian elections…

In Yugoslavia…

That number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran

Iran!  How about that! You don’t think Iran is still mad at US for that?  It is so 1950’s.

The numbers do not include coups and regime change, regime change-what they really mean but won’t say is assassination.

Whenever you read of some nefarious act somewhere in the world, you can bet the CIA is involved.

Be seeing you

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