Former head of US Intelligence James Clapper just admitted that the United States “tried to manipulate or influence elections or even overturned governments,” because the US was looking out for the “best interests” of the citizens of those countries. This statement is directly at odds with the moral high ground claimed by President Obama and other US officials on the topic of Russian election meddling. US leaders have a history of destroying and pillaging, and then leaving the mess behind in their wake.
Former head of US Intelligence James Clapper just admitted that the United States was simply looking out for citizens of various countries “when we tried to manipulate or influence elections or even overturned governments,” a statement directly at odds with the moral high ground claimed by President Obama and other US officials on the topic of Russian election meddling.
In an interview with Bloomberg’s Tobin Harshaw published Saturday, Clapper – who is promoting his new book “Facts and Fears,” said “I guess the way I think about that is that through our history, when we tried to manipulate or influence elections or even overturned governments, it was done with the best interests of the people in that country in mind,’ adding that the US has a “traditional reverence for human rights.”
According to a February 2016 report by Dov H. Levin, the United States has engaged in over 80 instances of election meddling or regime change between 1946 and 2000, while a February analysis by the New York Times notes that election meddling is hardly unprecedented.
“If you ask an intelligence officer, did the Russians break the rules or do something bizarre, the answer is no, not at all,” said Steven L. Hall, who retired in 2015 after 30 years at the C.I.A., where he was the chief of Russian operations. The United States “absolutely” has carried out such election influence operations historically, he said, “and I hope we keep doing it.” –NYT
“We’ve been doing this kind of thing since the C.I.A. was created in 1947,” said Loch K. Johnson, a University of Georgia professor who began his career in the 1970s investigating the CIA for the Senate.
“We’ve used posters, pamphlets, mailers, banners — you name it. We’ve planted false information in foreign newspapers. We’ve used what the British call ‘King George’s cavalry’: suitcases of cash.”
Professor Gary Minden told a foreign student who was using an online translation system on a cell phone that the student should “learn English.” Students in the class were offended by the suggestion and Minden has been suspended. Political correctness has run amok.
Caroline Farrow, a British Catholic journalist, is being investigated by the police for “misgendering” someone in a tweet. She was contacted by authorities after making an appearance on “Good Morning Britain,” in which she engaged in a debate with a transgender activist last September.
Writer, Bob Moser, who was employed by the SPLC, published an article in the New Yorker exposing the SPLC as a fundraising scam. Moser says the SPLC’s business model centers around keeping its donors in constant fear using gimmicks such as “hate maps” and “hate lists.”
Israel’s foreign minister says that President Trump is expected to sign an Executive Order to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is a strategic military area and also provides one-third of Israel’s fresh water. It also is rich in oil.
US Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) said the dismissal of two key investigators, Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad, at the start of March may be due to bias as they knew Christopher Steele, the author of the discredited dossier, was “desperate to stop Trump.”
This is not the end of Trump’s problems as federal and state prosecutors are pursuing other investigations that grew out of Mueller’s probe. The new investigations focus on Trump, his family business, his advisors and associates, and will not be limited to “Russian collusion”.
Heather MacDonald, author of ‘The Diversity Delusion,’ set the record straight about the hysteria over “white supremacy” in America that she says is a fabrication by leftists and is disproven by the statistics. She says there are the same number of reported “hate” crimes today as there were 10 years ago when there were 25 million fewer people in the US.
It is unclear how the new grant restrictions will be enforced, prompting concern from critics that research grants could be stripped from schools that oppose the views and goals of the federal government and the grant-giving agencies, and that research will be micromanaged.
Democrat Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who lost the governor’s race by less than half a percentage point, seeks to turn Florida blue by registering new voters, and is targeting 1.4 million former felons in line to have their voting rights restored under a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year.
Milan, Italy: A bus filled with 51 children from a middle school was set on fire by its driver, Ousseynou Sy, a man originally from Senegal but with Italian citizenship. This was done to seek revenge for the migrants who have drowned due to Italy’s blocking migrant boats.
The mass murder of Christians is being censored by Western media, because those who control mainstream media consider Christians to be an obstacle to “progress”. As a result, most Americans do not know that 4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons last year.
Nashville teachers report chaos and violence is overtaking their classrooms after following policies by the Obama administration to reduce the disproportionate number of suspensions for minority students, mostly by keeping kids in school who don’t deserve to be there.
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