Hypocrisy: Obama, Clinton Have Long History of Meddling in Foreign Elections
With the Democrats blasting Russia for "interfering" in U.S. elections, I think it’s time to discuss the recent history of U.S. interference in elections elsewhere.
1: Team Obama tried to defeat Bibi Netanyahu in Israel
In 2015, the Obama administration illegally funneled money to leftist opposition groups in Israel to help them bring down the government led by Benjamin Netanyahu: $350,000 was given to a group called OneVoice Movement (OVM).
This group said it wants to bring about "peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine." It goes without saying that OVM was and is against Netanyahu. That's bad enough, but leftover money was used to set up a leftist election machine in Israel that took on the Israeli leader.
Five American campaign experts were hired. One of them was President Obama's field director during the 2012 elections.
2: Team Obama tried to bring down the right-of-center government in Macedonia
Most Americans probably don't know where Macedonia is, but that didn't prevent the Obama administration from meddling in that country's internal affairs. Judicial Watch uncovered the relevant government documents:
[The documents] show the U.S. government has quietly spent millions of taxpayer dollars to destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia by colluding with leftwing, billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
We're talking about millions of dollars funneled from the State Department and USAID to Soros' groups in Macedonia. These groups' main purpose was to bring down the country's center-right government. The Obama administration actively helped those groups, and this work continued afterward.
3: Team Obama built up the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and helped to overthrow Hosni Mubarak
The United States government actively meddled in Egypt's politics and elections by supporting the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood. Team Obama was quite candid about that interference.
Yet we didn't hear one word of criticism from the mainstream media -- the same media that can't stop talking about Russia's supposed meddling in the U.S. presidential election last year.
4: Bill Clinton helped Boris Yeltsin stay in power in Russia
Back in the 1990s, Russia was led by a man Bill Clinton believed was a real democrat: Boris Yeltsin. As expert Stephen Cohen explains:
[P]olitical missionaries and evangelists, usually called "advisers", spread across Russia in the early and mid-1990s.
Clinton and his advisers actually called this interference "a policy of American tutelage."
Although Yeltsin was incredibly popular in the White House, the same couldn't be said for his popularity in Russia itself. Still the White House supported him and did everything in its power to keep him in the Kremlin. The result? Russian oligarchs enriched themselves beyond measure, and "the life expectancy for Russian men and women fell from 64 and 74 years respectively to 58 and 71 years."