Was America Out Played By A Better Chess Player In The Game Of Political Chess?

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Good morning everybody, I am Alex Roberts. It is an early Monday morning here in the eastern United States. I hope that you all had a good weekend, because unfortunately unless you are using some of your paid leave it is time for a lot of us to get back to work. It is no secret that the Democratic party is full of hypocrites. I don’t think that I have seen one in power yet who has not shown themselves to be a hypocrite. After crying about our last presidential elections and how they were interfered with by Russia for over a year leftist and social justice warriors have finally gotten to see special counsel Robert Mueller indict 12 Russian intelligence agents. Those of us who are honest all know that if this election had gone the other way and Hillary had been the one to win the election that we would not still be hearing about the “threat” to America’s democracy. However, it was not Hillary who won the election. It was our man President Donald Trump. Perhaps if Hillary had spent some time talking to Monica Lewinski she would have done better in the elections. It is my understanding that Lewinski could have possibly given Hillary some advice since she got to see more of the oval office than Hillary did back when President Clinton was in office. Yes, I know. Bad joke. That’s why I don’t get paid the big bucks to be a stand up comedian.

Back to being serious now one of the things that disturbs me the most and that I personally find to be the most hypocritical is that even though Russia may have meddled in our last election, what right do the liberals really have to complain? Meddling in the elections of others is something that America has a long history of doing. I can almost guarantee you that after his investigation into the 2016 election meddling by Russia that Mueller won’t turn around and go after Americans for the same thing that he is going after these Russians for.

As recently as 2014 the United States of America allegedly interfered with the country of Ukraine. Under the Obama administration America violated a 1994 agreement that then President Clinton had signed relating to non intervention by the United States. This agreement was known as the Budapest Memorandum. In 1994, Ukraine had given up its nuclear weapons in exchange for guaranteed security from Russia and the west. It was a document that many in America were not aware of, but it was signed on December 5, 1994 at the summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. At that time Ukraine was one of the nuclear powers in the world. In exchange for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons America had agreed to respect Ukraine’s independence. At the time that this agreement was made Ukraine had the third largest supply of nuclear weapons right behind Russia and the United States.

There would be a blizzard in hell before liberals and members of the Obama administration ever acknowledge interfering in Ukraine, but in 2014 a senior advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin saw fit to accuse the United States of meddling in Ukraine. Sergei Glazvev made the claim that under the Obama administration America was spending somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 million USD a week supplying rebels with arms and other aide. Along with his accusation that America had ignored the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 it was Glazvev’s contention that since America interfered in the Ukraine situation than so could Moscow. Upon further research while the Budapest Memorandum does exist as it was acknowledged by the Obama administration, I have found nothing that would allow me to tell my readers for a fact that Americans have been indicted upon Russia’s accusations.

In a separate incident that has gone pass the point of an accusation the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) admitted its role in the 1953 Iranian Coup. A left center bias news source with a high rating in the factual department, The Guardian, ran a story five years ago that detailed how the CIA had publicly admitted its role in the 1953 coup that saw Iran’s democratically elected prime minister Mohammed Mossadeq removed from power. Along with admitting their own guilt the CIA also took down their partners in crime when they went into detail about how the British involvement in the situation helped make their goal easier to achieve.

According to one section of the declassified CIA documents that were published at George Washington University, “the military coup that overthrew Mossadeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of U.S. foreign policy conceived and approved at the highest levels of government.”

Before the coup took place the British viewed Mossadeq as a serious threat to its strategic and economic interests after the Iranian leader nationalized the British Anglo Iranian Oil Company, better known across America as BP. Like any threat to someone’s financial stability that threat needed to be neutralized. In order to neutralize that threat the UK needed the help of the easily influenced Eisenhower administration in Washington. Although the United States has never given Iran an official apology for its role in meddling with its democracy, America has shown remorse for its actions over the years.

Neither side in this situation are an innocent victim. America and Russia are both guilty of trying to influence governments all over the world when it served their own agenda. According to recent calculations from political scientist Don Leverin the two countries have in one way or another tried to influence 117 elections around the world between 1946 and 2000. The difference between now and the 1950’s is that after the cold war came to an end in the 1980s America became more honest about its effort to influence the governments of other countries through financial grants and other assistance. Maybe Russia meddled in our last presidential election. Maybe it didn’t. Politics is a never ending game of chess as each country tries to influence other countries in ways that would better promote whatever agenda they have at that point in time. If Russia did succeed at meddling in our affairs then America really has no room to complain when we look at our own history. We just got out played by a better chess player in the game political chess.