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US Hypocrisy – Lecturing On Syrian Interference In Lebanon

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According to this article, from today’s Independent today, the US has claimed that Syria has interfered in Lebanese elections:

Mr McClellan said Washington wanted the United Nations to send monitors back to Lebanon, even though a UN team as recently as 23 May gave Syria a clean bil of health, saying it had fully complied with the September 2004 Security Council resolution that demanded a total Syrian withdrawal.

The latest accusations are part of a deliberate US strategy to weaken, and ultimately topple, the Baathist regime of President Bashar al-Assad – in large part by exploiting anger throughout the region over Syria’s role in Lebanon and its suspected hand in the assassination of Hariri.

The Bush regime must have forgotten about the US interference in Ukraine:

The most prominent members and activists of Pora were trained by the US-backed elements. A report by the Jamestown Foundation, a think tank whose executive committee includes James Woolsey and former US national security adviser (under President Jimmy Carter) Zbigniew Brzezinski, states: “Otpor has been training Pora members under the auspices of the Citizen Participation in Elections in Ukraine (CPEU) program which is run by Freedom House, the National Democratic Institute, and the International Republican Institute and funded by the US Agency for International Development.”

Then, of course, there was Georgia:

Georgia’s “Rose Revolution” was planned and centrally coordinated by the US government. The 24 November 2033 Wall Street Journal credited the fall of Eduard Shevardnadze’s regime to the operations of “a raft of non-governmental organizations . . . supported by American and other Western foundations.” According to the Journal, the NGOs had “spawned a class of young, English-speaking intellectuals hungry for pro-Western reforms” who laid the groundwork for a bloodless coup. Shevardnadze had switched sides, and was backed by the Russians. Richard Miles, the US ambassador to Georgia, was the chief of mission (effectively ambassador) to Yugoslavia from 1996 to 1999, and laid to groundwork to get rid of Milosevic in 2000.

Not forgetting of course, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Iraq, Bolivia, Haiti and of course many other nations.

Perhaps before the US lectures others about interfering in other nations affairs, it should try and practice what it preaches.

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  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    I love it man, an actual hard-line communist is posting on BC. Missing the good old Stalinist days, are we?

    >>Perhaps before the US lectures others about interfering in other nations affairs, it should try and practice what it preaches.<< Let’s see, what would be the defining characteristic of the US intervention in each of the cases you mention. Oh yeah, we intervened in support of democratic elections and in opposition to communist dictatorships. We’re so naughty. Dave

  • http://parodieslost.typepad.com Mark Schannon

    Oh the world is getting wierd when Mr. Nalle & I agree. Sadness, woe, and despair.

    Mr. Voice 1 (or shall we call you Mr. Chicken?), read the quotes you posted. I’m the first to admit that the U.S has a history of intervening where we don’t belong (oh, Iraq, shall we say) but the two you mention don’t cut it. And to compare what Syria’s doing to what we did in Georgia (a state we happen to own, even if it is down South) and Ukraine (where no one wants to go anyway) is just, well, there’s no other word for it…goofy!

    Get with the the program, Mr. Voice 1. There’s plenty to slam the U.S. about. Maybe your powder was wet. Try again & I’ll try to support you.

  • Patriot

    Mark — I hadn’t heard the Russians were in Atlanta…

  • http://logicvoice.blogspot.com Voice 1

    Dave, I think you need to look up the terms “communist”, and “democracies” in the dictionary. When you’ve done that, perhaps then you will see that your claims are false.

    Mark, the post was about interfering in elections, not just interfering, although we all know about that nasty habit. As such, it was perfectly legitimate to post about where the US has interfered in other countries elections.

  • Partiot

    Sure we influenced elections in Afghanistan, Iraq, and a few others — but look at all the countries we haven’t gotten to (yet)…

    Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, South Korea, The Congo, Denmark, Djibouti,
    Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, North Korea, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, The Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad, Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe…

    It will take time to get to more of these…

    As someone once said –” the harvest is great,,, but the laborers are few…”

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    >>Dave, I think you need to look up the terms “communist”, and “democracies” in the dictionary. When you’ve done that, perhaps then you will see that your claims are false.<< Oddly, I was already familiar with the terms. I’m also familiar with the works of Noam Chomsky who you chose as your single amazon link. Which I think says a lot about your perspective. You oppose the US taking an interest in elections in other countries to stop those elections from being rigged by communist/socialist dictators. I understand perfectly, but sorry, I’m not going to agree. I actually like the idea of free and open elections. Dave

  • Patriot

    I think we should do Cuba and China next…