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 CIA Director James Woolsey admitted that the US meddles in the elections of other people and then said, “Well, hmmm…. only for a very good cause…in the interests of democracy.” It is ironic that he claims to be protecting democracy, yet CIA interference in elections is the opposite of democracy.
France: Right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who is anti-immigration, won 22% of the vote, while progressive candidate Emmanuel Macron received 24%, The runoff election will be held May 7. Le Pen warned voters that France’s survival is at stake. This could completely re-structure the political system, because neither of the old-line parties made it to the second round.
The Netherlands has banned rallies by Turks living there who are conducting political campaigns for an election in Turkey. There are 5.5-million Turks living in Europe, and many of them are allowed to vote in their homeland elections. Consequently, Turkish President Erdogan has been sending his agents abroad to garner those votes – but the Dutch want no part of it. Leaders in The Netherlands are worried that Turkish voters in their country, who are divided on support for Erdogan, will clash with each other and cast an unfavorable light on immigration. In response to the ban on Turkish political rallies in Holland, the Turkish government has threatened the Dutch government with sanctions and has theorized that The Netherlands army of 48,000 soldiers could not prevail against 400,000 Turkish immigrants.