Even if Russia were meddling in US elections, for which there is no proof, and which most of the accusers admit had no decisive influence of the last election outcome, the US definitely meddled in the 1996 Russian election in 1996, just as it has meddled in governments all over the world, as far back as the 50s when the CIA supported a coup that led to the ouster and subsequent murder of highly popular Iraqi president Mosaddeq.
Before you read any further, if you were unaware of the massive US meddling in the 1996 Russian election campaign, stop now and read the full story here:
The above exposé states:
That while their candidate had polled only 8% of the vote, the Yeltsin campaign used every dirty trick in the book, including spending illegal amounts supplied by the US-controlled IMF and blocking ads for the other candidates, to get “their man” elected. As a result, Yeltsin’s corrupt management plundered Russia, virtually destroying the economy.
“The Russian GDP fell in the period from 1992 to 1998 by half – something that did not happen even under during the German invasion in the Second World War.”
So yes, the US is the most prolific and effective meddler in elections and if you are paying attention you will have noticed that Western anti-Russian activities have stepped up exponentially in the last few months in the lead-up to the Russian presidential elections. It would be hopelessly naïve to think that it is not hoped that these extra sanctions, strikes at bases where Russian personnel are deployed and, of course, the Olympic ban on Russian symbols will have some effect on the election.
The World Olympic Committee has, as most know, banned Russian athletes from participating in the Winter Olympics. Accusations were levelled by people of questionable character (now living in the US) that the Russian government was involved in a doping scandal. Yet, as has become the norm in accusations against Russia, there is no proof.
Here is an analysis.
In keeping with all of these untoward events in the lead-up to the elections, the US has stepped up its killing of Syrian fighters of terrorists and there are reports that there were Russians among the recent victims – although the Russians deny this.
Why would the US kill all these Syrians and also claim they killed some Russians? As usual, the Americans claimed they felt threatened and had no choice but to attack struggling defenders of a poor country using the most powerful military in the world. Yet no reports of Syrians killing any of the trespassing Yanks have surfaced. Odd that the US feels so threatened that it kills Syrians legitimately engaged in protecting their homeland and having no history of ever having attacked Americans, but no Syrians have used this excuse to kill Americans invading said homeland.
The Israelis, US allies who Trump claimed are so close to the US that there is “no daylight” between them, followed a similar pattern, attacking and destroying Syrian bases on the pretext that allegedly, an Iranian drone was found over “Israeli airspace” when in fact the drone was intercepted over the Golan Heights, which belongs to Syria. The Israelis also said the bases they struck contained Russian personnel. There is nothing like claiming a candidate has sent his countrymen into harm’s way and brought them back in body bags to deter voters from voting for him.
All these military attacks on Syria and Russian partners and so close to election time in Russia. Apparently the US reasons that the people who held out against the Nazis in Stalingrad and Leningrad have gone soft.
And then there is the joint North-South Korean Olympics team, which is receiving standing ovations in Peongchang. Only one person was photographed remaining seated as the teams were applauded and that was Mike Pence. How could the sports fans be so insensitive as to present a gesture of peace in the presence of an American leader?