A short history of US meddling in foreign elections

A short history of US meddling in foreign elections

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By Mehdi Hasan
Meddling in foreign elections is bad. I think we can all agree on that.
And almost everyone — bar Donald Trump — seems to believe that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 election. So that should be condemned. Here’s the problem, though: U.S. politicians and pundits cannot credibly object to Russian interference in U.S. elections without also acknowledging that the United States doesn’t exactly have clean hands. Or are we expected to believe that Russian hackers were the first people in human history to try and undermine a foreign democracy?
In this video, I examine the ways in which the United States has, in fact, spent the past 70-odd years meddling in elections across the world.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS).
Mehdi Hasan is a columnist and senior contributor at The Intercept. He is the host of The Intercept podcast “Deconstructed.” Hasan is also the host of Al Jazeera English’s “UpFront.” He has interviewed, among others, Edward Snowden, Hamid Karzai, Ehud Olmert, and Gen.
Source:https://www.transcend.org/tms/2018/10/a-short-history-of-u-s-meddling-in-foreign-elections/

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