Here�s What The Media Is Ignoring WhileBlaming Russia For Hillary Losing.

Darius Shahtahmasebi.

According to a �secret CIA assessment,�Russia intervened in the U.


election to undermine confidence in the electoral systemand boost support for Donald Trump.

The president-elect has already rejected thisnotion, though the implications of claims regarding Russian involvement are still unclear.

Once again, this kind of pro-Clinton/anti-Russian-basednarrative has already been completely debunked.

For example, in his recent article, �AnonymousLeaks to the WashPost About the CIA�s Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence,�Glenn Greenwald brilliantly explains why this story does not merit our attention.

He astutely notes: �There is still no such evidence for anyof these claims.

What we have instead are assertions, disseminatedby anonymous people, completely unaccompanied by any evidence, let alone proof.

As a result, none of the purported evidence� still � can be publicly seen, reviewed, or discussed.

Anonymous claims leaked to newspapers aboutwhat the CIA believes do not constitute proof, and certainly do not constitute reliable evidencethat substitutes for actual evidence that can be reviewed.

�Until such evidence is produced, rather than wasting time speculating on the extent ofRussia�s involvement in the U.


elections, we could instead turn to the real issue atplay here.

The CIA, an entity that has interfered insovereign governments across the geopolitical chessboard for decades, has accused anothercountry of doing exactly what the agency does best without offering any physical evidencefor their claims.

Let�s say Russia did intervene in the U.


Elections; it would be the most fitting example of �chickens coming home to roost.

� No entity should ever interfere in any sovereignelections, but clearly, if one is going to accuse others of doing so and cry wolf whenthey feel aggrieved, perhaps they should take a step back to reconsider what they have doneto the rest of the world countless times.

As even the Washington Post � an establishmentmouthpiece � points out, the United States has a long history of interfering in othercountries� elections.

According to Foreign Policy, the U.


hasgone beyond interfering with elections � it has overthrown seven governments since WorldWar II.

The most strikingly obvious example, whichthe CIA has admitted to, was when the U.


and U.


instigated a coup to overthrow thedemocratically elected leader of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh, over oil.

As the Guardian has explained:�Britain, and in particular Sir Anthony Eden, the foreign secretary, regarded Mosaddeqas a serious threat to its strategic and economic interests after the Iranian leader nationalisedthe British Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, latterly known as BP.

But the UK needed US support.

The Eisenhower administration in Washingtonwas easily persuaded.

� The American puppet the CIA installed, ShahReza Pahlavi, was an appalling dictator with a poor human rights record whose reign incitedthe country�s 1979 revolution.

The other countries on Foreign Policy�slist include Guatemala (1954), Congo (1960), Dominican Republic (1961), South Vietnam (1963),Brazil (1964), and Chile (1973).

However, as Anti-War has noted, Foreign Policy�slist of countries constitutes a �significant undercount�:�J.

Dana Stuster, who posted this map, does specify that these are covert CIA-supportedcoups only and mentions it doesn�t include �a number of U.


military interventionsagainst hostile regimes and U.


-supported insurgencies and failed assassination attempts,including a plan to kill Fidel Castro with an exploding cigar�.

���But if you go by Stephen Kinzer�s book Overthrow: America�s Century of Regime Changefrom Hawaii to Iraq, this map leaves out quite a bit of history.

In addition to Iran, Guatemala, Congo, DominicanRepublic, South Vietnam, Brazil, and Chile, the U.


also had a hand overthrowing thegovernments of Hawaii in 1893, Cuba in 1898, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Honduras,Panama, Grenada, Afghanistan, and of course Iraq.

�According to the New York Times, the CIA also supported Saddam Hussein�s rise to powerin Iraq because they viewed his competitor, Abdel Karim Kassem, to be a �grave threat.

�We all know how this story ended.

Recent events across the Middle East and Europehave been no different.

The U.


State Department was caught red-handedhelping neo-Nazis in Ukraine topple the democratically elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, to installan American puppet.

The president who took office following Yanukovych�sabdication was Petro Poroshenko, a former mole for the U.


State Department.

The U.


referred to him previously as �ourUkrainian insider.

� And then there�s Syria.

In an article originally written for Alternet,Salon published a list of 35 countries where the U.


has supported �fascists, drug lordsand terrorists.

� American allies France, Greece, Israel, and Turkey, to name a few,all make the list.

An often overlooked part of history is thatthe terror network al-Qaeda is a CIA construct.

As Anti-Media previously reported:�As such, through a CIA program called Operation Cyclone, United States taxpayers sent about$20 to $30 million per year to the mujahideen in 1980, a figure that had risen to $630 millionper year by 1987 under President Reagan.

Due to his key role as the main pro-mujahideenforce in Congress, Wilson worked closely with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a leader of the rebelgroup who later worked closely with Osama bin Laden through the Hezb-e Islami militantgroup, which was formed at the time to fight Soviet forces with the help of the U.



�Osama bin Laden, the son of a billionaireconstruction magnate connected to the Saudi royal family, also funneled money from hisown family�s business to support the anti-Soviet cause in Afghanistan.

�As bin Laden went on to create al-Qaedain 1988 after receiving training from the U.


-backed Pakistani Armed Forces and thePakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the United States provided the group withmoney and weapons.

As Osama bin Laden went on to plan and carryout the 9/11 attacks, becoming one of the biggest targets of the Barack Obama administration,the �Butcher of Kabul� as Hekmatyar is known, was officially pardoned by the Afghangovernment � an entity currently supported by the U.



�Apparently, America reserves the right to topple governments and help establish regimesthey support all across the globe.

If Russia really is able to interfere withAmerica�s so-called democracy, then perhaps the CIA is experiencing firsthand what theyhave been doing to countless governments for decades � and perhaps America�s seeminglyomnipotent power is waning if it can be undermined by a foreign power.

As it stands, however, the only evidence wehave of anyone interfering with any election or government implicates the U.


� notRussia.

But don�t let facts get in the way of agood story.