Former CIA Director James Woolsey Admits CIA Interferes In Foreign Elections For A “Very Good Cause”

By Aaron Kesel

Former CIA director James Woolsey has admitted the U.S. interferes in foreign elections for a “very good cause.”

In an interview on Fox News, former CIA Director James Woolsey was asked whether the U.S. interferes in other countries’ elections, Woolsey responded, “Well, only for a very good cause in the interests of democracy.”

“Oh, probably, but it was for the good of the system in order to avoid communists taking over,” Woolsey told Laura Ingraham on her Fox News show laughing.

According to WikiLeaks, the U.S. government’s own data shows that its deep state in the CIA and the military-industrial complex has meddled in the elections of a whopping 81 foreign governments between 1946 and 2000, including Russia in the 1990s. That’s no laughing matter and frankly worrying.

Perhaps unshockingly those numbers don’t even include the regime change operations the U.S. has conducted and attempted across the world for the past decade which includes but is not limited to Iran, Guatemala, Congo, Dominican Republic, South Vietnam, Brazil, Chile, Syria.

Chillingly, a massive 72 of those were between 1947 and 1989, including 66 covert operations and six overt missions according to the Washington Post.

So enough about CIA coups and regime change, who is James Woolsey the agency’s former director?

Woolsey served as CIA director under former President Bill Clinton during 1993 – 1995, in which there was only one known U.S.-helped government coup to have taken place in Somalia in 1993. Although, there is no documented evidence to suggest that Woolsey was behind or had a hand in Operation Gothic Serpent.

However, more notably, years later after his occupation at the CIA, Woolsey was a member of the infamous Project for the New American Century (PNAC) which called for “a catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor,” in its Rebuilding America’s Defenses document. Interestingly, years prior Woolsey was also one of the signatories to the January 26, 1998 letter sent to President Clinton that called for the removal of Saddam Hussein. 

Then on September 11th, 2001, Woolsey was one of the first cheerleaders within mere hours, appearing on TV suggesting Iraqi complicity in the attacks and promoting allegations that Saddam Hussein harbored WMDs (weapons of mass destruction).

That’s not all. In 2003, the former CIA director, commented on targeting Arab countries with regime change and being “on the side of the Arab people.” In his speech, he mentioned the need for regime change in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, and Libya. (Woolsey later blamed the 9-11 attacks on Iran and Iraq in 2015.)

Three of the seven countries ironically and coincidentally were planned invasions whistleblown by U.S. General Wesley Clark who said that “wars were planned almost immediately after 911” by senior officials in the Pentagon.

Despite Woolsey himself not being responsible for regime change during his tenure at the CIA, his antecedents and the agency itself is rife with a history of committing coups and even suggesting domestic false flag attacks against the American people for geopolitical reasons by blaming adversaries like Cuba (Operation Northwoods), and more recently revealed Russia to be the bogeyman of the hour as JFK documents detailed.

Then there is CIA agent Miles Copeland, who claims a bloodless coup took place on March 29th in Syria.

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The CIA plan called for the use of Husni al-Za’im, former Cheif of Staff of the Syrian Army as their man to overthrow then-President Shukri al-Kuwatli.

It isn’t just the current Assad government that the CIA has been trying to overthrow, various Syrian presidents throughout history have been targeted as far back as March of 1949 when Syria was under the rule of President Shukri al-Kuwatli.

This coup was subsequently followed by several more coups in the years to come including — Operation Straggle, Operation Wappen and several assassination plots that eventually led to the rise of Hafez al-Assad being elevated to power in 1971.

The CIA then planned to overthrow Hafez al-Assad, the father of current  President Bashar-al Assad. A CIA report from September, 1983 outlined  the U.S. goal of destabilizing Syria and opening a two-front war against the country to put pressure on and overthrow Hafez al-Assad’s government.

The 1983 secret report called for a U.S. covert operation to utilize a  U.S.-allied Iraq as a base of attack on Syria. “Iraq might supply them with sufficient weapons to launch a civil war,” the analysis said.

While another document in 1986 entitled “Syria: Scenarios of Dramatic Political Change,” was authored by the Foreign Subversion and Instability Center, a part of the CIA’s Mission Center for Global Issues. Its analysis covered “a number of possible scenarios that could lead  to the ouster of President Assad Bashar al-Assad’s father, Hafez or other dramatic change in Syria,” for an oil pipeline.

This brings us to the current day with the release of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Within Hillary’s emails from 2001 is the discussion of plans to overthrow both the Syrian government and Iranian government.

Deep state or the shadow government of elitist interests that has embedded itself within Washington has a vested interest in destabilizing Syria and the Middle East to continue an endless war for the Military Industrial Complex.

WikiLeaks cables years later show the CIA continuing its regime change operations in Syria, under Clinton’s State Department in 2011 and the previous George Bush administration when the CIA secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects including a satellite TV channel Barada TV, according to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. While another 2006 cable reveals the Bush administration tried to award $5 million in grants to “accelerate the work of reformers in Syria.” But no dissidents inside Syria were willing to take the money, fearing it would lead to their arrest or execution for treason.

Thanks to Jeremy Hammond and WikiLeaks releasing the Stratfor files, it’s known that British and American special forces were already on the ground advising anti-Assad militants in the first year of the current Syrian conflict.  Which, coincidentally enough, started in 2011 while the CIA was running an ongoing propaganda campaign in Syria.

Even more damning is a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable from 2006 which shows that the U.S. Embassy in Damascus had discussed plans to destabilize the Assad government by exploiting “potential vulnerabilities” 5 years before the conflict started.

This is just some of the history available that we know about when it comes to more recent examples of CIA meddling in foreign countries’ affairs.

Woolsey was on Trump’s transition team and quit abruptly in January of last year after Trump challenged the intelligence community for its determination that Russia meddled in the U.S election.

Unsurprisingly, the former CIA head has called for regime change in Syria and North Korea under Trump, calling both countries a “problem.”

If it wasn’t clear by now, the former CIA director has made it abundantly transparent that the CIA interferes in foreign elections for a “very good cause.” This reporter wonders what the “very good cause” was for recently interfering in France’s 2012 election targeting all major French political parties for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies within just seven months leading up to the country’s presidential election, which was also revealed by WikiLeaks. So that’s at least 82 foreign elections where the U.S. has interfered, with the likely potential that the number is much higher because that’s only what we publicly know.

Again, that doesn’t account for regime change, and drug- and gun-running operations which destabilizes another country.

Woolsey didn’t state exactly what the “very good cause” was for interfering in other countries’ democratic electoral process, or if it’s the same “good cause” of manipulating the American people under Operation Mockingbird and other foreign states for geopolitical conquest done by his predecessors.

I guess we should all sleep well at night resting assured that Neocon James Woolsey is not an adviser for America’s current foreign policy. However, there is still war monger H. R. McMaster who wanted/wants to send upwards to 50,000 troops into Syria, which thankfully Trump has denied … at least for now.

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19 Comments on "Former CIA Director James Woolsey Admits CIA Interferes In Foreign Elections For A “Very Good Cause”"

  1. Any society so deeply rooted in karmic evil can only expect to reap what is sown. Thus the very dynamo of progress is enslaved to the reciprocating snakes, the caduceus at the core of it. Therefore the terrorists, therefore the mass school shootings. How many weddings were bombed, in the end? How many civilians were shot and killed? All along those victims were only yourselves. The covert societies cloaked in darkness and silence all the while, suppressing light, forsaking the most treasured tenets of our western spiritual tradition. Pushing their fabricated secrets. All for what? A few more days on top of a pile of trash, a degraded and impoverished concrete hell matrix. The Supreme will take his time with you, and justice will be meted out. Feel it in the air tonight like Phil Collins you punks.

  2. James Woolsey, like many other CIA directors, is a member of the Rockefeller CFR along with Herbert McMaster, Wesley Clark, Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney and most of the former PNAC members. See lists in the CFR annual report.

  3. When the CIA/Mossad does it, it’s for a good reason. You know, democracy and sh*t. When someone else interferes, it’s “NEWS’ for you to consume.

    • I think more sh*t than democracy

      • How about this to consider: Maybe there have ever been only two kinds of institutionalized government (an Elite construct, per se) on the planet – overtly oppressive and covertly enslaving (aka democracy). The reason is at least threefold. One, this type of government is easily infiltrated by operatives of the power structure. Two, the enslavement aspect has been handled primarily by the banking system, which, with its usury, is legalized crime. Legalized by infiltrated governments to coincide with conditioned mis-belief about the nature of money. Interest-bearing debt has become a death grip on nations and people. Three, enslavement is also mediated by taxes, especially income taxes, and inflation (a hidden tax and artifact of a rigged and crooked economic system pretending to be free-market based). Taxes are a means of stealing a good portion of income and wealth produced by work and flowing it to the top. I hypothesize that the overtly oppressive ones are there to convince the economic slaves in the covertly enslaving ones how good they have it, so they’ll gratefully keep their noses to the blood-money wheel.

      • This is what’s wrong in our guvment’.https://waters.house.gov/ Tell her to GTFO

  4. lightingstrikesthrice | February 21, 2018 at 8:13 am | Reply

    Imperialism at it’s greatest. The MIC is just a governmental tentacle of the kakistocracy. This shit has been going on for 5k years. Or more. The primitive mindset of sovereignty, right to rule.

  5. Certainly, Woolsey will continue to repeat lies that support the subterfuge of former and current CIA activities. The basic goal of the CIA does not change: “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey, CIA Director, from first staff meeting, 1981, as recorded by the great American patriot, Mae Brussell.

  6. Woolsey is telling the truth as a limited hang out with the practice of CIA assassinations ongoing as the hidden element. Woolsey was a Bush guy, and on 9/11, he was already on the airwaves blaming Saddam to pave the way for the PNAC attack on Iraq. Watch out: the limited hang out is a devil’s bargain. The CIA admits printing posters in foreign elections but will say nothing about how they murdered Chavez and anyone who gets in their agenda of representing Wall St. (see the revolving door between Wall St. and the CIA since Dulles transformed an intelligence agency into a military force with its own agenda).

    Woolsey is telliing the very least damaging part of the truth to distract attention from the criminal enterprise that is the CIA, which includes helping, along with Putin, Assange, and the FBI, to bring a clueless but very dangerous puppet to power. They take them out and put them in.

  7. manfred, Big Daddy Armbruster | February 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Reply

    WOW, let’s put ALL of This on the evening News, along with the nonsensical “Blames & Denials” ? Who can keep track of who’s who & what they did ,or did’nt do? Why not broadcast ALL THIS in GREEK ??? while WE watch a great comic film ??? “Laural & Hardy” or” WC Fields” anyone ?

  8. The CIA was involved in more than 50 countries…attempting to destabilize its leaders [or kill them], coups, influence elections, topple governments, etc. since the 1950s. Obama spent $350 a few years ago trying to secretly influence the election in Israel [& got caught but wasn’t indicted nor barely a mention in US media for some reason]…but it’s always OK when the USA does it.

  9. James Woolsey, like many other CIA directors, is a member of the Rockefeller CFR along with Wesley Clark, Bill Clinton and George Soros. See lists in the CFR annual report.

  10. Very good article. But if I read him/her correctly, lightingstrikesthrice makes the essential point about the “MIC tentacle.” In other words, the agencies of Government, as well as the corporatocracy, are operatives, servants, and tools of a greater power structure that has long manipulated human society—in every aspect. A great analogy is the distinction between playwrights on one hand, and actors on the other. It’s a grand Drama, and we are the audience.

    Clark’s speech sounds good, but is disinformation. Note how he throws in that we should have invaded Afghanistan. Why, Wesley, so the CIA could get the heroin flowing again? Does he believe the 19 Arab-terrorist fairy tale? Does he imagine that his military operations as NATO Commander were, by contrast to those he criticizes, somehow pure and noble? The neocons are not autonomous policymakers or creators of a policy “coup.” They, like most operatives in Government, are policy executors.

    The U.S. MIC/Intelligence nexus was created by operatives within Government with the ostensible purpose of serving the people. Nonsense. As Smedley Butler pointed out in 1933-35, the military served Wall Street, banks, and ‘Oilco.’ The propagandists of news and academia build the belief systems people live by.

    So who’s running the show. In his 1978 book with Patrick M. Wood, “Trilaterals Over Washington,” distinguished Stanford history professor Antony Sutton shows how power works in the system (policy is handed down through the hierarchy). The “administrators,’ or operatives, are at the bottom – people like Woolsey and Rumsfeld, the ‘go-alongers.’ Being most visible, they are considered the perpetrators, but are so in the sense of ‘hit men’ carrying out contracts.

    Ultimately, policy comes from what Sutton calls the “American aristocracy itself,” which is nothing more than the old Euro aristocracy transposed, as was carried out in the so-called people’s revolution that created the U.S. Independence? Pure Drama.

    Operatives are infiltrated into many governments, so that the ‘Elite’ have influence on both sides of conflict. The goal of this group of psychopaths is One-World Government, or a global-fascist surveillance/police state a-la Orwell’s “1984,” but on techno-steroids. To be directed by business – BANKS, mostly, because the banking system is the Elite death grip on nations and people—by our unquestioning accession to it, however.

    Clark asks ‘why are we there.’ Brzezinski gave the answer in “The Grand Chessboard” (1997): to gain control of the resources of “Eurasia,” the key to global control. But the point is, and such as Chomsky and Hedges will never say, US imperialism is Elite imperialism by proxy.

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