There is no such thing as an innocent government. Our concern should be how innocent is the United States? Are solving problems or, are we causing problems? Like any country, when we engage is something immoral, we create a process where our loss will be greater than anyone else’s even if we gain some benefit in the immediate time frame. When the United States engages in immorality, we are acting contrary to natural law.
One of the most common themes in ancient writings is, action that begins with an immoral beginning eventually results in a negative outcome. In these kinds of activities, the costs always amount to more than the benefits. The communists of the twentieth century justified all that was immoral with the slogan “the end justifies the mean.” The free world eventually started using the same reasoning. Guess what? That is opposite of the way things work in the natural world. The means alone determines the outcome. A moral means guarantees an optimum outcome even though the outcome is completely uncertain at the time the task is undertaken.
Remember the Battle Ship Main. The United States falsely accused the Spanish of blowing up the ship in the Havana Harbor. The purpose was to draw the Spanish into a war, take Cuba from them and confiscate their islands in the Pacific. This all followed the U.S. invasion and occupation of Hawaii in 1893. Was this a good deal for the United States? The United States imperialist period marked the beginning of the war for profit approach that is still practiced today. That in itself is completely immoral and will eventually cause us untold grief.
Had the United States not annexed Hawaii, and stolen Spain’s Pacific Islands, there would have been no Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. There would have been no Bataan death march. Chances are the U.S. would have never fought Japan. The Russians would have eventually prevailed in WWII. The United States may not have participated in WWII.
No one knows why natural law works. By the time the 1940s rolled around, our imperialist period had been forgotten. I do not know of one circumstance where natural law has failed to work. Models of natural law are all over ancient scriptures. Find a story in the Old Testament that parallels a modern occurrence. The modern occurrence will turn out the same general way as the one in the old testament it parallels. So far I haven’t found an exception.
It is foolish to accuse the Russians of doing something they are not doing. It is also irresponsible. The consequences could be extremely sever. It may even be legal for the Russians to try and influence the way Americans vote. I have been a political activist for over 50 years. I don’t remember one presidential election when foreign countries did not try to influence the way our citizens voted. This is not a good accusation to be making, even if it is true.