How Is America Viewed Around The World ?

I think that many of the McCain supporters don’t understand just how much other people in the world dislike america now. I don’t think they quite get how the „wormonger” image is viewed over seas.
Let me tell you this, on my island, anti-american sentiments have been increasing steadily since bush came into office.
Case in point, The USA vs Antigua on ther gambling issue.
iht.com/articles/2007/08/22/business/g?
Here the big USA, decides to take on Antigua and frighten them into shutting down thir internet gambling industry.
Imagine that, we are not talking about Jamaica, no a small island like antigua, and the US is trying to shut down their major industry because the US „says” it is illegal/ „unethical.
Eventually Antigua won their battle at the U.N. thank God.
Here’s another example; ALBA. Venezueala is offering us (some caribbean islands) a plan that will cheapen our oil. USA doesn’t like that and so sends ambassadors down to threaten us, saying this will „strain our relations”.
In effect the USA is telling us that we cannot have foreign relations with any country THEY don’t like.
This is B*llsh!t.
You see, we don’t like the idea of the US playing international police, butting into our lives everytime we try to do something to better ourselves.
Back to elections 2000, Bush came in with his „tough talk, let’s go to war” attitude. Then 911 occurs. Coincedence, maybe. However no one can deny that the problem of terrorism has been magnified ever since that d@mn man became US president.
We never had so many bomb threats in the Caribbean until Bush.
Do you remember the case where they arrested an terrorist in Trinidad!
jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.p?
Such things are supposed to be unheard of in these parts.
Something about George Bush’s foreign policy angers the peopel of the world, and I hope the next president stops this.
The last thing I want is to end up in a cross fire while I’m attending university.
I’d hate to think that if for some reason someone claiming to be from my island commits a terrorist act; that the USA will bomb my whole country first, and then try to investigate.
P.S. yahoo has a habit of breaking links, so i shortened them. you will have to paste it into the address bar.
On second thought, just google what i was talking about, the links seem to be too long.http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/08/22/b?http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/?

One Tree Hill

6 Comments

  1. Pat wrote
    at 13:40 - 4th Listopad 2009 Permalink

    Well I can imagine it is viewed as „The Great White Satan,” since that is what I’ve heard from foreigners. I have a lot in common with foreigners…

  2. ol' dirty bingo caller! wrote
    at 15:38 - 4th Listopad 2009 Permalink

    Central/South America has always been treated like **** by USA.

  3. Stefan wrote
    at 20:43 - 4th Listopad 2009 Permalink

    Pretty much the opposite of how Christian Americans see themselves.

  4. Virgo wrote
    at 23:16 - 4th Listopad 2009 Permalink

    America has a pretty bad image.

  5. O! dear. wrote
    at 5:28 - 5th Listopad 2009 Permalink

    You seem to have experience of this and know a great deal more than I do, but I agree with you that America (I know this is the government more than anything else) tends to mussle in on other countries affairs and tries to resolve any conflicts. The thing we have to ask is whether Americas views are right – whether their perfect resolution is the perfect resolution.
    I’m not blaming this on ordinary Americans, it’s the government mainly.

  6. natalie wrote
    at 10:24 - 5th Listopad 2009 Permalink

    since bush has been in power i havent really liked the way it does things but i also wish that the english government had the balls that the american government has because at least america gets things done. here in england the people in charge are to scared of offending people to actually act on issues properly

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