Poll Held in 68 Countries: USA is the Biggest Threat to World Peace

The US has been voted as the most significant threat to world peace in a survey across 68 different countries. Anti-American sentiment was not only recorded in antagonistic countries, but also in many allied NATO partners like Turkey and Greece.

A global survey conducted by the Worldwide Independent Network and Gallup at the end of 2013 revealed strong animosity towards the US’s role as the world’s policeman. Citizens across over 60 nations were asked:

“Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?”

The US topped the list, with 24 percent of people believing America to be the biggest danger to peace.

…Even Americans regard their country as a potential threat with 13 percent of them voting the US could disrupt global status quo.

Latin America expressed mixed feelings towards its northerly neighbor, with Peru, Brazil and Argentina all flagging the US as the most dangerous country.

Reference: RT News;

A 2006 poll had the same result

As we were reading the results, we couldn’t help thinking we had seen it all before. And when we looked, we found a 2006 Pew Research Center poll of 17,000 people from 15 different countries that found something very similar: More people thought the US intervention in Iraq a threat to world peace than Iran.

Back then, of course, the press summarized the findings this way: It’s all because of Bush. As Britain’s Guardian newspaper put it in its lead sentence on the survey:

“George Bush’s six years in office have so damaged the image of the US that people worldwide see Washington as a bigger threat to world peace than Tehran.”

Reference: NY Post;

The USA killed more than 10 million people around the world, since the nuclear bombing of civilians in 1940s Japan. This number doesn’t include the classified documents. — JNews;