Longstanding US Hegemonic Meddling Abroad
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Washington’s rage for dominance began by exterminating its native people to expand the nation from sea-to-shinning sea.
It began abroad in the mid-19th century by stealing half of Mexico.
After Soviet Russia dissolved in 1991, New World Order ruthlessness became official US policy. So is state-sponsored terrorism – permanent wars of premeditated aggression, masquerading as liberating ones, their dominant feature.
Author/historian/US policy critic William Blum documented America’s imperial policies since WW II.
He explained how Washington toppled dozens of sovereign governments, assassinated legitimate leaders, removed others by coup d’etats, and reigned terror on every continent – an agenda more ruthless today than ever.
US policies are “worse than (most people) imagine,” Blum explained. They include virtually every conceivable form of lawlessness.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Politics and Strategy researcher Dov Levin documented 81 times Washington meddled in foreign elections from 1946 – 2000 – since then in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, Honduras, Paraguay, Brazil, and elsewhere, unsuccessfully in Venezuela, Ecuador, Iran and Russia.
America’s agenda is ruthless – pressuring, bullying, intimidating and threatening all nations to bend to its will.
Brute force is exerted, foreign elections manipulated in numerous countries to place US subservient regimes in power, targeting sovereign independent ones for elimination.
America’s overriding goal is unchallenged global dominance – bipartisan leadership today pursuing it, aggressive wars its favored strategy.
The pernicious notion of American exceptionalism believes US values matter most – to the detriment of other nations, sovereign independent ones not tolerated.
NATO serves Washington’s imperial agenda. Without its involvement, it wouldn’t exist.
It’s an alliance for offense, not defense – today against nonexistent enemies. America and other NATO nations have none – not Russia, China, or any others.
Post-WW II, Washington terror-bombed numerous countries, currently at war in multiple theaters, others on its list for regime change – world peace and stability anathema notions.
It has a well-documented history of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries worldwide, toppling governments and interfering in their elections.
Henry Kissinger once notoriously said “I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people.”
Today it applies to all sovereign independent governments not bending to Washington’s will, wanting them transformed into US vassal states, including by electoral manipulation to install subservient leadership.
Former CIA director James Woolsey admitted Washington meddles in foreign elections “for the good of the system…for a very good cause…in the interests of democracy,” he claimed – a notion America refuses to tolerate anywhere at home and abroad, he failed to explain.
According to former CIA head of Russia operations Steven Hall, Washington has been interfering in foreign elections “since the CIA was created in 1947,” doing whatever it takes to achieve US objectives, adding:
“If you ask an intelligence officer, did the Russians break the rules or do something bizarre, the answer is no, not at all” – no meddling in the internal affairs of other countries, no interfering in US or other nations’ elections.
On Friday, phony Mueller investigation witch-hunt indictments targeted 13 Russian individuals and entities – for expressing views freely on social media and by other means, a First Amendment right in America.
The witch-hunt indictments are part of longstanding US hostility toward Russia, waging political, economic, and propaganda war on the country – risking possible nuclear war if the madness isn’t forcefully challenged and stopped.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”