Are You Surprised to Hear that Washington is No Stranger to Election Rigging?
It seems that the US can be considered the only state that has been redrawing the map of the world for it to better suit the interests of its political, financial, military cycles. In fact one can’t help but to be amazed by the maniacal zeal with which the White House advances its agenda on the international stage. It was this zeal that was behind the becision to drop nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, the stagings of war in Vietnam and on the Korean peninsula, the laucnch of the Cold War against the USSR and the Warsaw Pact countries. Those events were followed by countless wars across the Middle East and North Africa: in Iraq, in Syria. Afghanistan, Libya. But the special interests keep on advancing their agenda, now pitting the US against the North Korea and Iran.
In addition to repeated instances of armed aggression against the state that refuse to obey Washington’s dictates, the White House has been engaged in physical elimination of individual politicians that head undesirable governments. It goes without saying is that for a government to fall into this category it’s enough for it to try to defend its national interests in a bid to ensure the well-being of its people. Those politically motivated assinations have been examined in much detail in a number of media publications, including those featured in the New Eastern Outlook.
By establishing an elaborated network of non-governmental organizations in various countries of the world that are being sponsored through a number of off-the-books operations of the CIA, the State Department has been aggravating political contradictions in various countries of the world, while being supported by a number of private foundations, including those financed by George Soros. It goes without saying that this fact constitutes a gross violation of all international norms, since a great many of those aggravation result in coup d’etas that are usually being described by the popular euphemism of “color revolutions”. In fact, there’s a handful of examples to present here.
Last summer, in a letter submitted to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, Iran would accuse the United States of repeated attempts of taking down the government of the Islamic Republic. This official appeal to the UN appeared to be Tehran’s reaction to repeated attempts by Washington to interfere in Iran’s sovereign political life, including Rex Tillerson’s statement that was made last June at a hearing in the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, in which he stated that Washington’s approach to Iran can be summed up in its support of anti-government elements inside Iran, which were aiming at taking power in this Middle Eastern state. Never before such a high-profile diplomat would officially pledge his support to the staging of the so-called “peaceful internal political transition”, which constitutes a flagrant violation of the Algerian Accords of 1981, signed and ratified by both Iran and the United States. After all, according to the existing US-Iranian agreements, Washington promised not to interfere, both directly or indirectly, through the use of political or military force into the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The fact Washington was behind the recent demonstrations in Iran is evidenced by the well-coordinated support that Washington has been providing to the local opposition. The White House has already stated that in the very near future it will allocate yet anoother billion dollars to support Iran’s “freedom fighters”, while imposing sanctions against the key political figures of this state. An attempt to make anti-government rethorics in Iran more popular has also been made by the sittting US President himself. In his Twitter, Donald Trump would urge individual representatives of the Iranian society to get away with the “repressive” regime, while supporting his publications with #IranProtests hastag.
On the eve of the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands, that were due to take place last March, local politicians would voice a cocern that the right-wing Party for Freedom has been reciving funds from the US. Among the foreign bodies involved in the sponsoring of this party one can find such American conservative organizations as the Gatestone Institute and Freedom Alliance. It is noteworthy that the Freedom Alliance enjoys the support of Robert Shillman, a prominent supporter of the sitting US president, Donald Trump.
It’s been noted that America’s neoconsorvative David Horowitz donated nearly 150,000 dollars to the Party for Freedom, making it the largest individual official donation that year in the Dutch political system, which may seem a modest contribution compared with donations made in the US. It’s curious that by making this donation that was made by the fund run by David Horowitz, it violated the existing US federal law, which prohibits it from sponsoring political parties.
Ronald van Raak, a deputy of the Socialist Party of the Netherlands, on behalf of all Dutch politicians expressed outrage over this instance of foreign interference.
The US Embassy in Armenia has been engaged for years in consistent attempts to make the representatives of the local opposition more combative in a bid to prevent candidates that are sympathetic to Russia from coming to power in the upcoming presidential election next March. At the same time, the sitting US ambassador to Yerevan, Richard Mills is known for pleding all sorts of US support to the opposition forces at countless meetings he holds with the representatives of those forces.
In recent years, there’s been a mounting number of well-founded accusations against the CIA and the White House due to their attempts to take down the sitting legitimate government in Venezuela. An Venezuelan-American lawyer, Eva Golinger in her interview for the teleSUR channel shared a number of details about Washington’s role in the staging of the attempted coup d’etat in Venezuela back in 2002 and the possible murder of President Chavez.
Reently, the Venezuelan Commander-General, Jesús Chourio, announced that US-sponsored mercenaries were attempting to pull out yet another coup d’etat attempt last year by launching an attack against a military in the Venezuelan city of Valencia. Earlier that year, according to Venezuelan authorities, a helicopter that opened fire at the building of the Interior Ministry and the Supreme Court of Venezuela was hijacked by a policeman suspected of having links with the CIA.
In order to force Venezuelan authorities into changing their policies that in no way satisfy America’s special interests, the United States introduced a harsh sanctions policy against Venezuela, while providing open support for the opposition forces.
Washington has recently come forward with a direct ultimatum to Cambodia, aimed at discrediting its authorities. This step was provoked by Phnom Penh’s decision to dissolve the main opposition party – Cambodian National Rescue Party. In response, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders would be as bold as to announce (emphasis added)
As a first step, we will terminate support for the Cambodian National Election Committee and its administration of the upcoming 2018 national election. On current course next year’s election will not be legitimate, free or fair.
And list goes on an on, well beyond anybody’s ability to present all of Washington’s sins in a single article! However, it should be added that in a bid to hide from the international community the fact it’s been election rigging central, Washington unleashed a Russophobic propaganda campaign, seeking ways to accuse Russia of the crimes it’s been coming itself. However, realizing the groundlessness nature of such allegations accusations against Russia, a number American political figures have come forward to dismiss those charges. Even the director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, Michael Pompeo has recently been forced to admit that he was in possession of no evidence of a collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s election campain members.
So wouldn’t it be beeter for Washington, instead of vocing far-fetched accusations against Russia, to admit its destructive role in influencing democratic procedures in other states?
Martin Berger is a freelance journalist and geopolitical analyst, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”