I'm humble to say that my readers and I are unflinchingly patriotic, outrageously smart, and fully aware that the United States
would never meddle in the internal affairs of any foreign country, especially a friendly one.
Otherwise, we might be deceived by a new article at Covert Action Magazine
which does a superb job of documenting a series of outrageous, deliberate, and
mostly successful attempts by the CIA to interfere with the democratically elected governments of two Southern Hemisphere nations
which most of the world would consider "friends and allies" of the United States.
The nations to which I refer are Australia and New Zealand, both of which supported
Great Britain, the US, and their allies in both World Wars, and suffered horribly in the process.
And the article in question
was written by Murray Horton, who provides more than enough links and photographs
to make his presentation utterly compelling.
In other words, it is strong enough to convince all but the unflinchingly patriotic, outrageously smart readers who come to this cold blog
seeking refuge from the "fake news" which crept in around the edges some time ago, and now has us nearly surrounded.
Murray Horton himself is introduced as "organizer of the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA)",
"Aotearoa" being the indigenous (Maori) name of the country we would otherwise call "New Zealand".
In other words, he's biased!
He's also described as "an advocate of a range of progressive causes for the past four decades",
and it's not difficult to imagine that foreign intelligence services meddling in domestic politics
may have been one of those causes for most (or even all) of those decades, because the reseach represented here is exhaustive and extremely detailed.
It's just too bad for him that we're all too smart to believe any of it.