Speaking of stories about Russia interfering with the 2016 election cycle, and all the wild conspiracy theories that were obsessively covered by the leftist mainstream media during President Trump’s first year into office, here’s something really good: former CIA director James Woolsey just admitted during a Fox News interview that interfering in other countries’ elections is common practice, and yes, we are doing it, and we were doing it in the past, and we will do it again. But here’s the kicker:it’s okay when we do it, because it’s in the interest of “democracy” (cue Iraq, Libya, Syria and other former more-or-less prosperous countries turned into smoking rubble after we opened a can of democracy over them), hence if it’s for a good cause (and we define which good causes are worth the stretch), it’s worth it.
What’s funny is that James Woolsey was invited to give Fox News his take on the Russia meddling story, i.e. how the sacred soul of US democracy was tarnished, thus to push the left’s alleged patriotic narrative about trying to save America from enemies, foreign (Russia) and domestic (Trump, Putin’s puppet). Woolsey played the “patriot” card, proclaiming Russia’s evil expansionism and how Russian cyber armies are wreaking havoc on the internet, and then he moved on to China and the existential threat it poses to America.
So, just to make things crystal clear, a former CIA director admitted live and loud on national television that America meddled in other countries’ democratic processes, yes sirree Bob, but only in the interest of Democracy (with a capital c). In case you don’t know what he’s talking about, here’s a short list of countries which were more or less slapped over the head with the US-made Democracy stick: Ukraine, Syria (support against President al-Assad), Libya (support to overthrow Colonel Qaddafi), Iraq (ousting of President Sadadm Hussein), Afghanistan, Lebanon, the UK (Obama’s verbal intervention against Brexit, verbal intervention against Scottish independence) , Honduras, Iran (providing support against President Khatami), Panama, Grenada, Nicaragua. And the list continues.
The really interesting part of the interview begins at 4:30.