Even Some Allies Fear America

Tyler Durden's picture

While Machiavellian disciples argue that for a leader it's better to be feared than loved, the United States often sees itself as a benign hegemon, holding its shielding hand over the world, ever since she won the Second World War.

In fact, as Statista's Dyfed Loesche notes, many people around the world today fear that the United States isn't always a force for good in international politics.

According to Pew Research Center, the United States' standing in the world has gone down overall.

Infographic: Even Some Allies Fear America | Statista

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Surprisingly, people in allied countries, such as NATO-member Turkey, or partner countries in East Asia, such as South Korea and Japan, feel threatened by American might.

On the other end of the scale, people in India, Israel and Poland have a more positive outlook on America's role in the world.

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khnum's picture

20 000 000 dead in 37 countries since 1945,7662 000 tonnes of democracy dropped in Indo-China alone

stacking12321's picture

Why is isis the top threat for USA, Israel, and Jordan (according to pew research), when those are 3 of the biggest backers of isis?

Oh yeah, operation mindfuck plus low information public leads to this result.

khnum's picture

Not here but most of the rest of the internet is a dumb as a box of hammers they are not even conversant with the childrens menu let alone the big picture,I no longer hold peoples hands at this point you either know or you dont about whats going on...most dont.

Jubal Early's picture

Poland trusts the US more than any other country.  This proves that all those jokes from my youth about stupid pollachs was true.  Roosevelt, and Churchill and Petain? promised Poland they would intercede if Germany attacked after all Smigley Rydz's provokations.  The Poles were actually planning on invading Germany when Hitler attacked.  Then the Soviets butchered the prime of the Polish intelligencia at Katyn, and blamed it on the Germans.  The poles of course went along with it even though Hitler had proved conclusively in '42 that the soviets had genocided Poland.  


Now the Poles are trusting the ZOG once again to bail them out while they bait Russia and drool over Kalingrad.

gregga777's picture

The greatest and most long lasting damage in Southeast Asia was done using the various Agent {Colors} like Agent Orange, etc.

khnum's picture

Yes that companies products are now used on your fruit and vegetables

pc_babe's picture

... and Mao, Pol PoT and Sukarno accounted for what percentage of your 20?

barysenter's picture

Soros has been awful quiet. Did somebody pound an oak stake through his heart?

FarCanal's picture

If only, we can dream..

c2nnib2l's picture

well... US can't be trusted. Not the americans the deep state. You never know when the democracy is going to knock to your doors. 

Poland fear US the least.. amazing.. thats probably because od this CIA secret prisons in Poland and Military bases

Sanity Bear's picture

> Poland fear US the least.. amazing.. thats probably because od this CIA secret prisons in Poland and Military bases

When you are stuck between Germany and Russia you are happy to take any friend you can get.

not dead yet's picture

The economies in the Baltic States and Poland are abysmal. In dire need of cash they play along with the US by allowing American bases and military drills in their areas while screaming bloody murder about the imminent Russian invasion and their people fall for the propaganda. Thus they are rewarded with American tax dollars and other favors. The European countries spend little on their defense because they don't fear the Russians, although they say different in public, and allow the US through it's and NATO's military to "protect" them. Actually protecting their economies with the big bucks those bases and military paychecks bring in. If the bases weren't allowed we would have screwed them economically until their economy tanked and then they would fall into line and they know that. Billions alone was spent on the construction of the new NATO headquarters construction of which was started before the wars in Syria and Libya while the the call for disbanding NATO was running high. Now NATO is supposedly relevent again after hundreds of thousands were killed in those countries.

otschelnik's picture

Where do you get your info?  Poland is booming.  Up until 2015 Poland had the best GDP growth in the European Union. 


Also domestic per capita income has doubled since 2000. 




DoctorFix's picture

The Poles must love sucking DC teat.   The Indians admire brute force and power...  above all these and others LOVE money.  When that stops flowing just watch the admiration fade.

Money_for_Nothing's picture

Poland knows Russia. Likelihood is the worse US policy is better than the best Russian policy toward Poland.

How many times has the US herded large masses of Polish citizens to a spot and killed them?

Putin is more human than Ivan the Terrible and Stalin but he has the ambition of Catherine the Great.

Truthoutthere's picture

You sound very knowledgeable on the subject of Putin's ambitions.

farmboy's picture

Europe should stop immediately being a vazal to the US.

That will end the crazy neocons and deep state ambitions at once.

Money_for_Nothing's picture

Would also end the Welfare state in Europe. Dirty little secret is that the European Welfare States can't exist without subsidies from the US. Do you think Chancellor Merkel is going to tell you that or let anyone else tell you?

Hint. When you see a whore doing perverted things it isn't because she loves her client.

farmboy's picture

Haha, you are clueless.

You deserve your name money for nothing

shutterbug's picture

"Even Some Allies Fear America" ???

A few allies might not hate America (no idea who they are) ... because the rest of the world DOES ...

Money_for_Nothing's picture

Who loves Russia? India? China? Turkey? Iran?

Replace US with any of these and the hatred would be as much for the replacement.

Trump looks to be pulling out of Europe. Depending on what happens in North Korea he may be pulling out of Asia.

I have a feeling one-belt-one-road is going to be bumpy and pot-hole-filled without the US.

China might want to wear suspenders to keep it's pants from falling down.

The world has been free riding since before 1940. Blaming the US for everything. What if Mexico was launching missiles toward China and demanding China give it free stuff? Think China wouldn't do something?

Truthoutthere's picture

Trump pulling out of Europe? My,you are clueless.

trackwhack's picture

India aint an American ally. Pakistan is your trusted ally. Fkn Boneheads

Fireman's picture

Anyone of intelligence fears a rabid, frothing dog...the others are too dumb to understand the poison in the rotten yellow fangs.

alus's picture

And in return Poles still need visas to travel to USA. One of not so many EU countries (with Bulgaria and Romania). NATO members are required only when USA starts any mess in selectively chosen country worldwide (having oil or gold to steal).

Canary Paint's picture

Wow... Interesting that Japan and South Korea are amongst those feeling the most threatened... Aren't they supposed to be our staunchest allies over there (after Australia of course)?

Could it be that they aren't totally on board with raising cain against North Korea?

sinbad2's picture

They are occupied countries, they didn't welcome US troops 70 years ago, what's changed?

Joe A's picture

I love my American fellow ZH-ers here but I fear the neocons walking around in the US and in NATO. Mike Pence is currently touring Europe. He made inflammatory speeches about Russia in the Baltic states (in which sizeable Russian minorities live). Then he toured the Adriatic states saying that Russia by force is changing borders in Europe (Pence apparently has never heard of Yugoslavia and Kosovo).

Europe better prays that nothing happens to Trump.


Maestro Maestro's picture

You're lying.  You secretly hate the Americans for their freedom to rape, torture and murder human beings in order to make them believe in democracy.



BritBob's picture

The Spanish are supposed to be allies yet -

Ceuta: an unofficial Russian naval ‘base’ in the Strait of Gibraltar? Right-wing groups in the US and UK criticize frequent stopovers in the Spanish enclave

(El Pais, March 2016) And '...

Spanish Guardia Civil vessel Rio Cedena twice tried to disrupt the visit by ballistic missile sub USS Florida as it was approaching the British Overseas Territory on the southern tip of Spain.

According to the 
Sun, the incident has caused outrage among senior officials in Gibraltar with one 'top source' saying: 'This is not only a very dangerous game for the Spanish to play but it is unbecoming of a NATO ally to treat the US Navy with such contempt.'

(Daily Mail 6 May 2016)


Looks like Spain will try and play the Gibraltar card  (A worthless sovereignty claim): Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law: https://www.academia.edu/10575180/Gibraltar_-_Some_Relevant_Internationa...

Gibraltar is an important NATO base.


JailBanksters's picture

I think Uhmericans fear their own Government more than Putin does.

Maybe if Americans keep repeating that it might sink in.

It's coming to an end because other countries have stopped feeding the beast and not buying US Debt.

All the wars are for the USA to try and claw some of that back, but they keep digging a bigger hole.



Maestro Maestro's picture

The Russians could and must have repudiated the fraudulent US dollar in Soviet times already!


Never did and never will.


If Putin had done it in 2011 and thus destroyed the petrodollar that sustains the CIA, the MIC, The Saudi Muslim terrorists, and the anti-semite Israeli Jewish terrorists; millions of peoples' lives in Syria, Iraq and throughout the world would have been spared and not destroyed.


The blood of those raped and tortured to death and beheaded human beings, is on Putin's hands.  He could have stopped the terrorist Americans but did not.


Putin did not.  The Russian Deep State did not.  Because they all work for the same monsters that Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Hillary, and Trump work for.


The Russians cannot even issue their own currency, the rouble, without getting permission from the City of London or the Rothschilds who control the Russian central bank just like they own and control the Fed and the ECB:  


JailBanksters's picture

It's like if your doing a circumcision, you'd wanna make sure your zipped up first.

Maestro Maestro's picture

Naturally, if you're afraid of getting circumcised.

Totally_Disillusioned's picture

Although poetically written, hardly is this article truthful.  We have not declared war since WWII - every conflict was regime change or police action.  The Bushies were in it for the profiteering and merely fed the military industrial complex.  Who would fear the America of the Clintons and Obummer?

Grandad Grumps's picture

Machiavelli was an academic, not a Prince, and so his advice was from the point of view of an academic observer.

How many peopole would trust a Princeton PhD to tell future generations how to take power and run their country? Hmmmm ... oh, wait ... I guess only the stupid ones.

TeethVillage88s's picture

So they didn't poll:

- Iraq
- Afghanistan
- Pakistan
- China
- India
- Saudi Arabia
- Yemen
- Libya
- Egypt

Mike Masr's picture

the United States often sees itself as a benign hegemon, holding its shielding hand over the world, ever since she won the Second World War.


The Red Army was "the main engine of Nazism’s destruction," writes British historian and journalist Max Hastings in "Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945." The Soviet Union paid the harshest price: though the numbers are not exact, an estimated 26 million Soviet citizens died during World War II, including as many as 11 million soldiers. At the same time, the Germans suffered three-quarters of their wartime losses fighting the Red Army.

johnnycanuck's picture

You beat me to it.  I don't know why US sources keep repeating that hubris about them winning  WW2.  Perhaps they have different history books than the rest of the world. Made in America maybe?

baldknobber's picture

Looks like a red meat Friday.  Enjoy

Cassandra.Hermes's picture

Hmm my brother lost everything because of USA sanctions against Serbia. He had company with barges on Danube and had a contract to transport corn between Romania and Austria, so just before the embargo he called US Embassy and it was told that he should not worry, anyway he insured it with American company, all his barges were on Romania side full with corn when the embargo was imposed. My brother tried to get his insurance premium but the US insurance company used diplomatic pressure to nullify the agreement, my brother got like 20% of his money back and had to default.

Maestro Maestro's picture

You cannot deal with Americans.  

Eyes Opened's picture

Sorry to hear that Cassandra.... :-(

I hope he has been able to re-invent himself & begins to prosper again...

As for the insurance co. ?  They are assholes, plain & simple....

RougeUnderwriter's picture

Yes Mexico fears the US yet millions of it's people try to live here. Pot Kettle drug run country. It's a shame everyone didn't hate the US. Maybe then they would all stop trying to come here.

johnnycanuck's picture

Interesting stat in the Pew survey.  47% of Americans fear Russia's influence while  in Russia only 37% fear America's influence.

Power of the media and MIC neos like Bomber John McCain?