The CIA Is Accusing Russia Of Doing Exactly What The CIA Does

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Even in an election year as shot through with conspiracy theories as this one, it would have been hard to imagine a bigger bombshell than Russia intervening to help Donald Trump. But that’s exactly what the CIA believes happened, or so unnamed “officials brief on the matter” told the Washington Post.

While Russia had long been blamed for hacking email accounts linked to the Clinton campaign, its motives had been shrouded in mystery. According to the Post, though, CIA officials recently presented Congress with a “a growing body of intelligence from multiple sources” that “electing Trump was Russia’s goal.”

Now, the CIA hasn’t made any of its evidence public, and the CIA and FBI are reportedly divided on the subject. Though it’s too soon to draw conclusions, the charges warrant a serious public investigation.

Even some Republicans who backed Trump seem to agree. “The Russians are not our friends,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, announcing his support for a congressional probe. It’s “warfare,” added Senator John McCain.

There’s a grim irony to this. The CIA is accusing Russia of interfering in our free and fair elections to install a right-wing candidate it deemed more favorable to its interests. Yet during the Cold War, that’s exactly what the CIA did to the rest of the world.


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Most Americans probably don’t know that history. But in much of the world it’s a crucial part of how Washington is viewed even today.

In the post-World War II years, as Moscow and Washington jockeyed for global influence, the two capitals tried to game every foreign election they could get their hands on.

From Europe to Vietnam and Chile to the Philippines, American agents delivered briefcases of cash to hand-picked politicians, launched smear campaigns against their left-leaning rivals, and spread hysterical “fake news” stories like the ones some now accuse Russia of spreading here.

Together, political scientist Dov Levin estimates, Russia and the U.S. interfered in 117 elections this way in the second half the 20th century. Even worse is what happened when the CIA’s chosen candidates lost.

In Iran, when elected leader Mohammad Mossadegh tried to nationalize the country’s BP-held oil reserves, CIA agent Kermit Roosevelt led an operation to oust Mossadegh in favor of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The shah’s secret police tortured dissidents by the thousands, leading directly to the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

In Guatemala, when the democratically elected Jacobo Arbez tried to loosen the U.S.-based United Fruit company’s grip on Guatemalan land, the CIA backed a coup against him. In the decades of civil war that followed, U.S.-backed security forces were accused of carrying out a genocide against indigenous Guatemalans.

In Chile, after voters elected the socialist Salvador Allende, the CIA spearheaded a bloody coup to install the right-wing dictator Augusto Pinochet, who went on to torture and disappear tens of thousands of Chileans.

“I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people,” U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger purportedly said about the coup he helped orchestrate there.

And those are only the most well-known examples.

I don’t raise any of this history to excuse Russia’s alleged meddling in our election — which, if true, is outrageous. Only to suggest that now, maybe, we know how it feels. We should remember that feeling as Trump, who’s spoken fondly of authoritarian rulers from Russia to Egypt to the Philippines and beyond, comes into office.

Meanwhile, much of the world must be relieved to see the CIA take a break from subverting democracy abroad to protect it at home.

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DeeZ_nutZ's picture

PUTIN is gonna get you, motherfuckers!  beter be ready and have your vodka glasses cleaned up!

JungleCat's picture

“The Russians are not our friends,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Yet we needed their support after 9/11, including UN Security Council support. And we needed their help to beat Hitler. And in World War 1. etc. etc.

So what McConnell is saying is the Russians are "our friends" (or NOT our friends) when politicians say so.

Look at the language he McConnell uses: "the Russians". If he meant the goverment, he presumably would have said "the Russian government". But apparently he thinks the Russian people, in all their ethnic diversity, are "not our friends". 

The awakening public are well beyond this kind of manipulation of public opinion at this point.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Fake news! You’re criticizing the CIA using debunked conspiracy theories while supporting a hostile adversary, Putin! Shut it down!


Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Cold war and detente is keep citizenry busy! Especially employee of MIC!

JungleCat's picture

Sure, MDB, whatever your handlers say. So the Carnegie Endowment is just spreading "debunked conspiracy theories" about how Russia supported us after 9/11, and how Putin acquiesced to American troops in Central Asia. The conspiracy theorists were so clever that they infiltrated the Carnegie Endowment already in 2001 and made them spread this "false information".

beemasters's picture

"The CIA is Best at Accusing Russia Of Doing Exactly What The CIA Does Better"

Thought Processor's picture



There is no other entity with more experience in regime change than the CIA.  Period.  End of story.  


They also, long ago, elevated terrorism to a high art.


Their history with executive action (removal of leaders) goes back to long before the CIA became the CIA (OSS and prior).  


The devestation and destruction left behind created the current environment we now find ourselves in where no one trusts the U.S. Government anymore.  

East Indian's picture

"much of the world must be relieved to see the CIA take a break from subverting democracy abroad to protect it at home."


much of the world must be relieved to see the CIA take a break from subverting democracy abroad to subverting it at home.


there you are. 

MFL5591's picture

How convenient that this criminals sewer in DC would choose to try and overthrow a President Elect who does not embrace the Bush led Globalist agenda of destroying America.  And none other than the biggest con of all Clapper to lead the fake news lies!

JungleCat's picture

MDB = Massive Douche Bag, and buttboy to McConnell and Obama. Who runs him? How much do they pay him?

WTFUD's picture

Whatever they pay MDB it's not enough! sarc

BennyBoy's picture


That's right MDB!

The CIA debunked these CIA conspiracy theories years ago!

(This is an accredited debunking of an accredited conspiracy theory)

fleur de lis's picture

Well that's rich coming as it does from Mitch McConnell.

As if our "leaders" in DC were ever our friends.

That swamp is more of a threat to us than any group outside our borders.

nightwish's picture

The J's running the show are master projectionists, and not only of the movie-making variety.

Wanna know what these govt fucks are guilty of? Simply observe what they accuse the opposition of doing.

earleflorida's picture

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huuuugge die`version goingsON/Yes?

DEMIZEN's picture

Not just during the cold war. There are thousands of NGOs affecting elections accross the world as we post.

fleur de lis's picture

Imagine what America and the world would be like without the CIA.

We could have peace and quiet, stable governance, prosperity, no false flags, fewer enemies, on and on.

The CIA is a disease.

Too bad they got to JFK before he could disband them.


Captain Chlamydia's picture

Imagine what the world would look like without governments.

apadictionary's picture

you forgot ukraine

Stick in the Mud's picture

The article only mentions U.S. successes with intervention. There are also failed attempts, e.g. Georgia.

Moribundus's picture

Nicaragua. Just gugl: Nicaragua v. USA

gregga777's picture

The real truth is that the DimmoMarxist and Repussican Party political parasites are not the friends of the American People or any other people of the world. The political parasites are totally in the pockets of their masters who richly reward them with bribes to betray the American People. Scumbag Senators Mitch McConnell, Repussican-KY and Senate Repussican Majority Leader, and Harry Reid, DimmoMarxist-NV and Senate DimmoMarxist Minority Leader, are prime examples of enemies of the American People.

Fireman's picture

USSA is now precisely where the USSR was not so long ago.

Enjoy the



"Stage 1: Financial collapse. Faith in "business as usual" is lost. The future is no longer assumed resemble the past in any way that allows risk to be assessed and financial assets to be guaranteed. Financial institutions become insolvent; savings are wiped out, and access to capital is lost.

Stage 2: Commercial collapse. Faith that "the market shall provide" is lost. Money is devalued and/or becomes scarce, commodities are hoarded, import and retail chains break down, and widespread shortages of survival necessities become the norm.

Stage 3: Political collapse. Faith that "the government will take care of you" is lost. As official attempts to mitigate widespread loss of access to commercial sources of survival necessities fail to make a difference, the political establishment loses legitimacy and relevance.

Stage 4: Social collapse. Faith that "your people will take care of you" is lost, as local social institutions, be they charities or other groups that rush in to fill the power vacuum run out of resources or fail through internal conflict.

Stage 5: Cultural collapse. Faith in the goodness of humanity is lost. People lose their capacity for "kindness, generosity, consideration, affection, honesty, hospitality, compassion, charity" (Turnbull, The Mountain People). Families disband and compete as individuals for scarce resources. The new motto becomes "May you die today so that I die tomorrow" (Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago). There may even be some cannibalism."

gregga777's picture

The Russians hacked the Presidential outcome in all 50 states in favor of Donald J. Trump? This is the best excuse that the hereditary inbred subnormal IQ elite morons (Intellectual Yet Idiot moron classes) can dream up? Well, that's why they are called f***ing morons!!!

ROTFLMAO (rolling on the floor laughing my a** off).

otschelnik's picture

If Putin wanted to influence American elections he would have donated to the Clinton Foundation.

Ultra's picture

This whole election cycle has been nothing but the establishment accusing others of using their tactics and subsequently being caught out using said same tactics.

JungleCat's picture

Yeah, but it's OK when they do it because they are doing God's work. When thinking rational people like yourself point out the blindingly obvious, it must be a case of you spreading dezinformatsiya (Russian word for "disinformation").

See how that worked? By questioning their use of tactic A, you must be guilty of using tactic A.

medium giraffe's picture


DuneCreature's picture

Gosh Dog, I love the Internet.

Apparently the amateurs at Langley have grossly underestimated the power of collective investigation and what a little collaboration can do to their false narratives.

Sweat bullets, you CIA/CeyeA assholes. .... This will eventually send all of you lying murderous traitors to the gallows.

Fake News your way out of this.

Live Hard, The Clock Is Ticking, Tick Tock, Motherfuckers, Die Free

DC v4.0

farmboy's picture

All pigs are equal but some pigs are more equal then others (George Orwell , Animal Farm)

xzandrax's picture

The CIA wants to make Trump russophobe, that creeps in Langley are shills of Nuland and Soros. I hope every one them to be thrown from the Trump Tower.

fleur de lis's picture

It should be interesting how Neudelman worms her way out of this.

She is never too far from Putin's thoughts when he is working on some project with Americans.

Maybe he will use her as a bargaining chip.

It be great if we could dump her off to the Russians in exchange for something.

Or at least get her fired.

Where is she these days?



chindit13's picture

Have you ever taken a moment to self-reflect and ask yourself why you believe what you believe? Do you have enough honesty to admit to yourself that you don't know shit, have no access whatsoever, and are just somebody's Sheeple? Do you understand that what you might call 'research' is really just having a preexisting opinion, then scouring the internet to find sites where the authors make up things that fit into the framework you have already created?

While I understand the human need to find answers---any answer---to explain the unknown (countless religions have been fabricated since Oldavai Gorge to do the same thing), I guess I possess this naive and futile hope that eventually humans would evolve to an extent that self-assessment and rational thought would have them accept that most of what they come to believe is pure bullshit with no basis in reality at all, and finally just admit to knowing that they don't know.

Vicky Nuland? That is a joke that never dies, created as she was by Putin's judicious use of phone tapping and selective release. Praise him for his ingenuity, but best you pray to the Skydaddy of your choice that it grants you the wisdom to get the joke. Maybe you also are so silly that you think Geoff Pyatt is so clever that he and Vicky bested Vlad in the battle to control the government of Kiev? Was Kim Kardashian in on it, too? That would make as much sense as believing the petty bureaucrat Nuland, along with Pyatt, had access to funding and mechanisms to bring that coup about.

That is just one instance---since you raised the name---where you are a perfect mark for the Fake News journalists. They've got you by the short hairs.

As the old saying goes, when you can't figure out who the sucker at the poker table is, then it's you. Maybe you can take some small comfort in realizing you are not alone, and that many others are equally gullible and as easily fooled. You, and many others, are currently being manipulated by a couple of Dem Senators and the majority of the legacy media.

Bottom line, I guess, is that if it gives you some psychic pleasure to believe as you believe, go for it. Just accept that you are like a kid who goes to every Star Wars movie thinking---at least until maybe the age of eight or ten---that the movies are documentaries.

A closing thought.....The Trump margin of victory in a certain office complex in northern Virginia dwarfed his national margin. Dwarfed it. There they know what Hillary was, and would have meant to the country and the world, with her unhinged and psychopathic personality squaring off with other psychopathic world leaders who also possess nuclear arsenals. They know that on 8 November the planet dodged a 30% likelihood of total nuclear annihilation (WMD in Iraq was only 15%, though that estimate was ignored by Cheney, Wolfowitz, Feith et al). Whatever Trump eventually delivers, even if he is unsuccessful, is bonus time. Bonus time can only be good and welcome. Go hug your kids and be thankful. Watch an old Fred Astaire movie or something, and avoid your current 'sources' of news, because they ain't doing you a lick of good.

Stick in the Mud's picture

Are you saying that the U.S. had no role in the 2014 Ukraine revolution? That McCain's, Nuland's and Brennan's presence in Kiev shortly after was to promote tourism? Please clarify!

ArmyofOne's picture

Is Z.H. becoming a RT blog?

xzandrax's picture

No, mister CIA troll, this is not like your dispicable gaslighting WP, NYT, CNN, regurtitating your lies like parrots.

relaxtrading's picture

IT is absolutely ashame that an agency like fucking CIA that has destroyed hundred of goverment and promote chaos, coups, wars and so on for many years, has the no decency to acuse others of doing the same.

dogismycopilot's picture

these accusations are much more serious than people realize. The US has a COG plan to deal with this.


Why have we seen the Doomsday looking glass plane playing hide the salami over Denver earlier this month?

Why did you have a c130 and literally black helicopters casing Trump Tower?

Why all the fake news propaganda/ media jihad?

Why is Obama giving a speech then jetting to the other side of the world?

Why is the Obama Administration saying that the transition isn't a "high priority" for them?

Barrock's picture

Only 34 more days...then its a new day.

Pumpkin's picture

Satanic organization.

White Knight's picture

Dear Putin, if you decide you've had enough of these fools and launch a tactical nuclear first strike, could you just send me a quick email so I can bail outta here with my friends? That way at least there'd be some real Americans to repopulate Niagara Falls.

Thanks bruh.

QuiteVoiceFromRussia's picture

> I don’t raise any of this history to excuse Russia’s alleged meddling in our election — which, if true, is outrageous. Only to suggest that now, maybe, we know how it feels.

Or how rigging own elections failure feels like for the first time. Just saying. What Russia has? RT which had coverage on WikiLeaks materials. Realistically it has so minute influence. Trump won because of US internal problems and terrible mistakes of Obama, Hillary and DNC.

When they blame Russia it means they do not what to admit their mistakes and such childish behaviour would cost them even more.

roadhazard's picture

There is no way to fuck with a Russian, "election" because I can tell you who is going to, "win" the next several.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

"The CIA Is Accusing Russia Of Doing Exactly What The CIA Does"

And this is why this whole narrative is and will continue to fall on it's petard!

The only real way it will stop is when the liars are brought before a court of law and thrown in prison or worse for their treason!

Do it not... And it simply will continue along with the banker fraud!!!

Skiprrrdog's picture

Obama's birth certificate was proved to be a FORGERY by expert forensic examination, as announced live at a press conference yesterday by Sherriff Joe Arpaio

Why isnt ZH, or ANYONE talking about this?

any_mouse's picture

"Obama's birth certificate was proved to be a FORGERY by expert forensic examination, as announced live at a press conference yesterday by Sherriff Joe Arpaio"

What difference, at this point, does it make?

End the FED.

End the CIA.