And yet, it comes as a great irony for the government to complain, who have most intervened in elections and political processes abroad. Nobody has bought more elections than the US or coerced foreign authorities to rig them. And on the other hand, I don't necessarily see it as inherently bad: it's at least obvious and to be expected that countries want to have friendly regimes in other countries; and that they will focus some attention in influencing their politics according to their own capacities and specific interests. I just see it as profoundly hypocritical that a country just coming out of successfully rigging elections in Egypt and barely failing in Nicaragua (just for the examples coming to mind first) acts shocked someone had an interest in their own elections. It's even more ironic that Israel has been buying all sorts of elections in America for decades and nobody really minds; or for that matter that beacon of wymyn rights, Saudi Arabia. Even in 2016, Mexican politicians were openly campaigning for Hellary in the recognition that Trump hurt their national interest -- some of them campaigning in the US territory proper. But for some reason, the Bear is a unique and unheard of danger?