AlJazeera poll: Arabs still hate America
Al Jazeera conducted a poll and the results are shocking I tell ya, shocking. It says that arabs blame America for like, almost everything that goes on in this region. And here I thought arabs loved the USA. I am shocked. Were you shocked? I am shocked! People in Arab nations believe the Iraq war has brought less peace, more terrorism and contrary to Washington's claims, will result in less democracy, a new poll indicates. [...] When asked which country was the biggest threat to them, most respondents chose Israel or the United States, while France was nominated as the country most respondents would like to be a superpower. Oh lord. Yeah. That would be great. They would get shit done and win important wars and really crack down on those countries that want to develop nuclear weapons. Wait, no, that's the USA. France doesn't win wars, can't get anything done but critisize the US and their kind of pressure on Iran is more like "Dude, if you are going to do this, I am not going to talk to you for a week, ok?" This is funny, because suddenly it's all forgotten that France colonized half of the region, attacked Egypt in 1956, wouldn't give up Algiers for the life of it, and hey, remember muslims, they banned the veil. Yet you still want it to be a super power? God you are a logical bunch! Anyway, let's see what those people believed. Eighty-one per cent of respondents said the Iraq war had brought "less peace" to the Middle East, while only 6% believed it had enhanced peace. Ehh, it's a war dude! And it's not over. Of course in that sense it borught "less peace". Seventy-eight per cent of people questioned believed the Iraq war had resulted in more terrorism than before, while 58% said it brought less democracy, with only 9% believing it enhanced democratic development. Ok, let's say that the Iraq war resulted in more terrorism- altough I think it's a fallacy because association is not causation- and let's focus on the "less democracy people here for a second. Hmm... 2 Iraqi elections, a syria-free Lebanon election, Egypt forced to succumb to 2 semi-decent elections, altough freedom of speech is now at an unparlleled high compared to the way things were. Saudi is starting to talk about women voting. Ohh yeah. Less democracy. I see their point. Hey, at least 9% of those polled had a brain. Baby steps people, baby steps.