If Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee, that was nothing compared with our interventions throughout the world.
For example, Operation Gladio was a post-World War II program set up by the CIA and NATO to thwart communist influence in Italy and Western Europe. According to investigative reports, it was a right-wing terrorist network involved in false flag operations and the subversion of democracy.
The Italian government admitted the existence of Gladio in 1990.
According to allegations contained in numerous online sources and Daniele Ganser’s book “NATO’s Secret Armies,” the main function of the Gladio-style groups was to discredit left-wing groups and politicians through “the strategy of tension,” including false-flag terrorism, such as the Aug. 2, 1980 bombing of the Bologna, Italy, train station that killed 85 people. The attack was falsely blamed on Italy’s left-wing paramilitary Red Brigades group.
The strategy of tension is a concept for control and manipulation of public opinion through the use of fear, propaganda, terrorism, etc.
The aim of this strategy is to instill fear into the populace while framing communist and left-wing political opponents for terrorist atrocities.
Similar operations have been discovered across Europe, including France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Switzerland.
The U.S. government is still at it, as shown by the strong American involvement in the so-called “Orange” revolutions in former Russian republics. Maybe the hack was Russian payback.