Americaâ„¢s military interventions and its deadly drone strikes overseas along with its massive spying efforts have turned the country into the Å“greatest threat to world peace,” a US policy analyst says.
A recent WIN/Gallup International survey suggests the US is considered the greatest threat to peace in the world. According to the poll, 24 percent of people worldwide see the United States as the biggest threat.
Å“The new poll results are very bad news for the United States as they show increasingly that around the world, people view America as the greatest threat to global peace, said Patrick Basham, a scholar with the Cato Institute and founding director of Democracy Institute in Washington.
Å“America has intervened obviously in certain parts of the world recently, particularly in the Middle East, and many of those interventions have been ill-advised and have been very unpopular around the globe,” Basham noted during an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.
Basham said Americaâ„¢s rising unpopularity is also due to the CIAâ„¢s drone assassination program and the US National Security Agencyâ„¢s widespread surveillance programs, which were revealed by US whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Å“Drone attacks, the Edward Snowden revelations about NSA surveillance, all of these things have impacted global opinion about the United States,” he said.
The Win/Gallup International poll, which collected opinions from about 68,000 people in 65 countries, recorded some of the strongest anti-American sentiment in countries widely regarded as US rivals.
Source: Press TV