Reports of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have dominated the headlines. But this wasn’t the first time Vladimir Putin and Hillary Clinton faced off over an election and its fallout.
You see, Putin was clear-eyed about how the Obama and Clinton operated with their cronies in arms- Susan Rice, and Samantha Power as they lay waste to a number of elected governments. We will look at six interferences perpetrated against governments. Putin was no fool.
Then the unspeakable happened. Hillary decided to take on Putin as he was up for re-elected.
Here is a scene from part one of “Putin’s Revenge,” an epic FRONTLINE documentary from “The Choice 2016” examining Putin’s rise, rule and motivations, and the American responses. Two parts of the program are available on YouTube.
What’s more, all the protestations about Russian interference in the US 2016 elections when compared to previous US interference in Russian elections is small change. Remember TIME magazine’s cover and report of July 15th, 1996? That was yesterdays post:
Let’s get back to Hillary and Obama.
The Guardian points out that “Americans can spot election meddling because they’ve been doing it for years“.
According to research by political scientist Dov Levin, the US and the USSR/Russia together intervened no less than 117 times in foreign elections between 1946 and 2000, or “one out of every nine competitive, national-level executive elections”.
Indeed, one cannot understand US-Russian relations today without acknowledging America’s role in the internal affairs of its defeated cold war foe[…]
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