Like Hamlet's mother, Gertrude, in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, "Me thinks the Lady doeth protest too much". The hypocrisy of the US government, with the aid and support of national media, with respect to alleged or actual "interference" of Russia in our recent Presidential election is ludicrous.
Anyone without amnesia or access to the "old media" should know that interference in the domestic political elections and affairs of numerous countries around the world was and is standard operating procedure by our CIA. The current repetitive coverage in the media is a clear index of the declining commercial value of units of time on national broadcast and cable television. Otherwise, why would so much time be repeatedly allocated to this story?
Contrary to Republican Party leaders and Donald Trump, we believe it is more likely than not that tech hackers in the Russian intelligence services did in fact "hack" the files and emails of the Democratic National Committee and made them available to Wilkileaks to release to the media.
To think otherwise is like Captain Louis Renault in the movie "Casablanca" who says " I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on" in "Rick's Café."
So, what else is new?
To enable the reader to better understand the current hoopla over Russia and our recent election, we offer the following ten (10), among many instances, of the CIA overtly and covertly interfering in the national elections or domestic and foreign policies of other sovereign governments. All of the instances recited below are documented in Tim Weiner's national bestseller, THE LEGACY OF ASHES-The History of The CIA:
1.Angola. For years had been a colony of Portugal. Three political movements for independence were vying for power and control of a new post-colonial government.in the 1970s. The CIA decided to back one of those movements headed by Holden Roberto over the other two contending political parties led, respectively by, Jonas Svambi, and Dr. Augustino Neto. Dr. Neto was supported by then Soviet Union. "The CIA shipped $33 million in cash and $16 million worth of weapons" to Holden Roberto through President Mobutu of Zaire, Roberto's brother-in-law. "It was coordinated at Kissinger's State Department by Frank G. Wisner, Jr."
With the later intervention support of Cuban soldiers provided by Castro, Dr. Neto eventually became the head of new independent country of Angola
2.Chile: Salvador Allende was democratically elected president in 1970. Authorized by President Richard Nixon, the CIA spent almost $10million dollars "sowing political and economic chaos in Chile." Working with Colonel Manuel Contreras, head of Chile's intelligence service, they arranged for the overthrow of Allende on September 11, 1973. The military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet took power the afternoon of the coup against Allende
3.Cuba: The United States Government interference 53 year efforts in Cuba to overthrow Fidel Castro's government needs no detailed description
4. Domincan Republic: Clandestinely, the US arranged for the assassination of dictator Rafael Trujillo in 1961 and of course subsequently invaded to assure the installation of a government favorable to us.
5.Guatemala: In 1954 a coup d'état covert operation was carried out by the CIA that deposed the democratically elected Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz. It installed the military dictatorship of Carlos Castillo Armas, the first in a series of U.S.-backed dictators to subsequently rule Guatemala.
6.Greece: In 1967 the CIA engineered the coup d'état of the Greek Military against the left-wing political leader, Andrea Papandreou
7.Italy: In 1970 the CIA arranged for the distribution of $25 million dollars to "Christian Democrats and Neo-Fascists. The money transformed the political face of Italy...Giulio Andreotti, won an election infused by CIA cash."
8.Iran In 1953 the CIA financed supported the coup against the nationalist democratically elected political leader Mohammad Mossadeq, installing the pro-western, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. 1977-1979 Iranians overthrew the Shah of Iran. The taking and subsequent release of US hostages by the new Iranian government defined US relations with Iran for the next several decades.
9.Indonesia and (10),Zaire (formerly Republic of The Congo-arranging for the CIA supported assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the country's first democratically elected Premier following it's independence from Belgium.
Philosophically, we look at the current hoopla from the standpoint of "You reap what you sow".
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