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Throughout the Cold War, the U.S. frequently used the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for covert and clandestine operations against governments and groups considered unfriendly to U.S. interests, especially in the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. In 1949, during the Truman administration, a coup d’état overthrew an elected parliamentary government in Syria, which had delayed approving an oil pipeline requested by U.S. international business interests in that region. The exact role of the CIA in the coup is controversial, but it is clear that U.S. governmental officials, including at least one CIA officer, communicated with Husni al-Za’im, the coup’s organizer, prior to the March 30 coup, and were at least aware that it was being planned. Six weeks later, on May 16, Za’im approved the pipeline.

The one everyone knows about — and which Donald Trump as President called the biggest blunder of all — was George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, actively supported by Joe Biden and Hilary Clinton.

Yet according to the Leftists, including the Jacinda government, all this was fine; but Russia intervening militarily in Ukraine — oh no, it’s ‘genocide’, ‘brutality’, ‘crimes against humanity’, ‘women and children killed’, and so on.

The hypocrisy of the Leftists is plain to see. Although Russia lost the moral high ground with its operation in Ukraine, it’s nothing that the U.S. government hasn’t done numerous times. Sometimes major human rights abuses by totalitarian regimes were a legitimate reason, and sometimes they weren’t.