QANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2762 times:
Pretty obvious Stuff.
One could assume from the beginning that the USA, Israel, Canada and Australia would be with the US. South Korea and Brazil had a few surprises. Never knew there was such an anti-american sentiment in those countries. Jordan and France - no surprises there. Bien sur.
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
I am wondering if any of the 11,020 people polled, that think the USA is not such a good place, have any contact for first-hand opinions with the 1,064,318 people that immigrated here in 2001 or the approx 275,000 people that sneak in here illegally every year? Regards...Jack
Schoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2744 times:
And this is what the Americans think (about the War).
- A third of the American public believes U.S. forces have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
- Before the war, half of those polled in a survey said Iraqis were among the 19 hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2722 times:
The essay written by Alain de Chalvron gives a good feel for how President Bush has brainwashed the US citizens and I believe Time Magazine reported that the French tourism stands to lose 500 million(can't remember if it was the euro or the USD) in lost revenues. Everybody in the United States points to D-Day, but somehow they forget Lafayette. Had the French not helped the United States in Lafayette, the United States would not have existed to return the favor in 1944. Essentially, D-Day was about the United States paying France back, not the French owing the US.
There were a few surprises, namely Russia. I can see why the Russians feel an anti-american sentiment, but does jealousy have anything to do with it? The author of the article, Vladimir Pozner, pointed out that Russia is no longer a super-power, and the United States is. The last sentence was chilling, "let the US not forget that Russia remains a nuclear superpower."
South Korean civilians have every right to feel the way they do. If a South Korean soldier ran over 2 american junior high girls in the United States, they'd be sitting in a jail cell knowing that in a couple of years they will recieve a lethal injection.
The others were predictable.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
Americans are very very interesting. Not only by the people, but also by the colossal amounts of influence they inflict upon the rest of the world.
I saw the program as well and I found it interesting. All I can say for my thoughts are that for certain things, the world relies on American influence and for other things, the world does not need American influence.
Perhaps in this real world that we all live in, there needs to be one superpower to "father" or keep watch for the rest of the powers of the world.
Although what just was said sounds a little weird, to a certain degree, it makes sense.
I was surprised that more South Koreans fear USA than their neighbors N Korea. That was interesting.
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Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2664 times:
That some people fear America more than what might seem more obvious candidates is not actually surprising. Whilst other nations may be rogue states, the fact remains that the US has the power to act, and most others do not. Put it into context, if you have a group of people and one of them is generally benevolent but extremely strong and capable of beating everybody up, you are going to slightly wary of him, even though you recognise he is generally well intentioned. It is not about the Americans per se, but about the degree of power that they have. Not remotely surprising.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
MagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2620 times:
Charleslp, I won't write a book here so I suggest you go get yourself "What Uncle Sam Really Wants", by Noam Chomsky, and read it through. Then you might understand what those countries think of yours.
B747forlife From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2564 times:
Not to start a flamewar, but seriously, if one of those countries (that showed overall anti-American sentiment) were attacked by someone or another (not the US), who do you think they would run to first? The impotent UN? No, they would run right to the US and ask for help. And the thing is, as far as I can see the US would say yes, despite the anti-American sentiment, because all the actions we have taken in the past 3 years have been to protect the security of not just the US but of other countries. The US is not a horrible nation that cares only about itself (maybe it should be, but that is a completely different subject), we still do care about the peace, properity, and security of other nations.
EmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2484 times:
as far as I can see the US would say yes, despite the anti-American sentiment
A lot of people see as the US as war-hungry, that is why the US always puts its nose where it doesn't belong, which then makes them unliked. That is also why they ALWAYS are willing to help FIGHT in a war.
we still do care about the peace, prosperity, and security of other nations
Ha, it doesn't show.
You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
: This whole concept is somewhat lame....It's akin to asking fans of every sports team what their opinion is about the best sports team in the league th
: we still do care about the peace, prosperity, and security of other nations Ha, it doesn't show. What about the whole Israel - Palestine fiasco? If we
: we still do care about the peace, prosperity, and security of other nations Ha, it doesn't show. Umm. How doesn't it show? Emirates, maybe you should
: I have to laugh at CBC, "Do you agree with the United States' policy on terrorism? Global warming? Nuclear proliferation? World poverty? The spread of
: A) It wasn't only the CBC B) The CBC isn't print media, it is TV, Radio, and Internet. They are not a newspaper
: "Ha, it doesn't show." One of the best uninformed statements I've heard in a long time. 1. Israel/Palestine 2. War on Terror 3. Iraq (despite what any
: KAUSpilot picks up on my previous reply (#11) about "us" being so bad; why the hell are millions of people from other countries lining up to immigrate