Skip to comments.Obama Official Admits Meddling in Russia
Posted on 10/05/2017 2:00:38 PM PDT by kathsua
Tom Malinowski, who served as Barack Obama's assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor from 2014 to 2017, has admitted in a Washington Post article that the United States "meddled" in Russian elections by financing political groups.
Malinowski says: "until the U.S. Agency for International Development was expelled from Russia in 2012 [it helped] fund some of the countrys leading nongovernmental organizations. These included the human rights group Memorial, the Committee Against Torture and, most important, given the drama to come, a group called Golos, Russias main nongovernment organization for election fraud monitoring."
Malinowski demonstrates his imperialistic attitude with the claim: "This effort was non-partisan and it aimed to strengthen democracy for everyone in Russia, not to steer the outcome." What gives Malinowski and the United States the authority to claim they know what is best for Russian democracy? The term "non-partisan" is a nonsense word because issue positions and election procedures may not have the same impact on all parties. Any claims about corruption in the Russian government are inherently partisan because the claims place the governing party in a negative light.
Malinowski may be too ignorant to understand the potential implications of such spending, but former KGB officer President Vladimir Putin probably knows why the Soviet Union financed comparable groups in the United States during the 1950's. Americans called such organizations designed to support the communist view of the world "communist front groups". When a nation finances alternate political groups in another nation, it is meddling in that nation's politics if any of those connected with those organizations participates in politics regardless of whether the participation involves issues or personalities. I wonder what Democrats would say if Russia financed a group in the United States whose purpose was monitoring election fraud.
Malinowski is out of touch with reality. He suffers from the delusion that American foreign policy has some idealistic purpose. As a Vietnam vet I know that isn't true.. Many American foreign policy actions are just a response to events. Actions that have a purpose usually are designed to serve corporate interests.
The best example of this situation is the Obama administration's efforts to push the crooked Enron corporation's global warming fraud. The claim that carbon dioxide causes global warming is based on a primitive early 19th Century belief that was disproved in 1909. Malinowski talks about corruption in Russia. I wonder what he would say if Russia had made a major effort to discredit Hillary Clinton by exposing the global warming fraud prior to last year's election.
... and the pot can’t call the kettle black
cuzz the trains running down the same ole track
What’s worse is Obama used taxpayer money to meddle in Israel’s elections.
There is an answer—liberals are perfect human beings.
Everyone else is inferior to them.
Just ask them—they will tell you!
Goose sauce is completely different from gander sauce.
I forgot that Obama also met with pornographers and LGBT groups in St. Petersburg, over Russian objections, to encourage them to continue pushing the porn/LGBT agenda.
When the Clintons accuse you of something, it’s to hide what they have been doing.
Nations have always meddled in other nation’s affaairs. Remember “LET POLAND BE POLAND” from thirty six years ago?
Wonder if Putin told Obama to “cut it out?”
True, CNN/Moscow Times polls said 14% supported Yeltsin in March, 1996 then 20% in April. It has soon changed to ‘over 50%’. All three figures were exagerrated.
He ‘won’ re-election with 54% of votes while the exit polls were in single digits.
That’s how the ‘democracy’ was saved by Western advisors.
“former KGB officer President Vladimir Putin probably knows why the Soviet Union financed comparable groups in the United States during the 1950’s”
Things are not just different sides of the same coin. Right and wrong do exist.
For example the Memorial group is dedicated to documenting and remembering Stalin era and later communist crimes and supporting such group does not make you a liberal. There was nothing comparable that the KGB financed in the United States.
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