I want to offer NEO readers a revelation today. As an American, a human being, or as a geopolitical analyst, I have no problem whatsoever with Russia meddling in the U.S. or any other elections. Even if the allegations are true, my Mamma always told me “turnabout is fair play.” And in this, I firmly believe. Here’s a “fair play” look at why every decent American should just toughen up on RussiaGate.
First, let me say that I have no indication that ANY Russian official had ANYTHING to do with the American elections other than rooting for this politician as opposed to another. Now that this is settled, I want to present a series of proofs that the United States has meddled in just about every election on Earth. Let’s start with Moldova in 2005.
March of 2005, George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, along with Senator John McCain’s International Republican Institute, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, conspired to change the course of Moldova politics. This is not conjecture, Soros’ OSF bragged about it here. Also in on the electoral rigging were Brock Bierman, Senior Advisor, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, USAID, Ambassador John T. Stewart, OSCE Elections Observer to Moldova, Lee McManis, U.S. Department of State in Moldova, and agents from the Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), to name a few. Other participants in the Moldova political orchestra included Ukrainian parliamentarians in Petro Poroshenko’s block, Armenian national figures, Georgian officials, and German officials and a cohort of EU officials, representatives of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Offices (KAS), and etc., etc., etc. Orchestrated, funded, strategized, rigged, as I said.
Moving forward with “proofs” on U.S. meddling we find prima facie evidence provided by none other than the Council on Foreign Relations. I quote from their report of March 2006 on the use of so-called soft power:
“Democracy-promotion has long been an aspect of U.S. foreign policy, but it became a central component after September 11.”
In this report NGOs, the IRI and Senator McCain are framed in conjunction with USAID, former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright’s National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), and organizations tasked with ensuring “fairness” in foreign elections.