The US routinely pays dictators billions and supports them with weapons and even threatened to bomb poor little Haiti back into the stone age when they elected a socialist president. It's said the US is an enemy you can trust and a great place to live, but you wouldn't want to be our neighbor. We're not the evil empire, but tough to like much less love. Modern day Rome actually.
Look up Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Puppet dictators are a dime a dozen and every imperialistic power in the world uses them including not least of all the US. It has nothing to do with what is the interest of the people and everything to do with what is in the best interest of the empire and the international conglomerates. This is basic world history 101 and I suggest you actually learn the basics of international politics before forming an opinion on the subject.
Aristide accused the US of instigating the military cue in the first place and the US wouldn't leave Haiti alone if they paid us to leave them alone. Again, puppet dictators are a dime a dozen and the US has supported countless dictators and overthrown countless governments whenever it is to our advantage. As far as I'm concerned that is neither good nor bad, just a fact of life in a dog-eat-dog international scene where everyone is afraid the other guy will take over the world. However, it is a major reason people in other countries resent us and I certainly can't blame them for that.
Those same grateful people in the middle east also resent the US intervention in Israel and know perfectly well they are pawns in a larger game. Their resentment is genuine, they have every reason to be resentful, and feeling like helpless pawns at the mercy of strangers only adds to the resentment. That's what this thread is all about, not why they might also feel grateful in some ways.
LOL, we supply them the guns! The US doesn't want to play full time nanny to them and they spend much more time killing each other than westerners. They feel the same way many Americans do that you can have their guns when you pry them from their cold dead fingers.
I am british and I don't dislike the US totally. In fact I love quite a lot of its culture. I think a lot of people misunderstand the US.<br />
People think of the US over here like Hollywood. Which is fake. Others will directly think about the US Government and the controversy of it. <br />
Its much like what I believe most Americans think about the UK. They think the stereotypes and thats about it. Which is totally wrong. We don't all sound the same, and we don't all drink tea. And I don't shagsheep -_-
For jalacy and for some US foreign policies....<br />
BTW, I love US and each n every country in the planet.
Because were busy bodies ,we cant mind our own business and travel all over the world proving it
All the jealous ones who want what we have but don't want to work for it. Funny how all countries have people leaving them and wanting to come to the USA.<br />
I know you libs hate America, so why don't you make yourselves happy and go live in the workers paradises of Cuba and Yemen, Maybe Iran or Iraq?
Wow is that really what you think? You think you can chalk all negative feelings about the US around the world to jealousy? Nothing to do with our foreign policy?
it's a game from kindergarten called king of the castle. right now america sits on top of the hill and everybody else wishes it was them. soon they'll start to throw rocks...
This is the real reason. Few hated America when it was protecting the free world during the Cold War. However, when it emerged for the Cold War the lone super power other countries became jealous.
It should be considering how much America depends on their produce to provide our materials, pretty sad how underrated China is.
china might well be on top, but they stay pretty quiet. america is so cocky it just asks to be despised.
yeah. and tibet.
100 plus years of using military force, economic pressure, covert operations, etc. to force other countries to do what we want.
Didn't say it made us different--if anything we've been more restrained than many superpowers of the past. It still doesn't make us beloved of the people we do it to, which was the question.
I can see the reasoning behind the list of nations (though there's an equally large or largest list of nations who would feel the opposite), but why Iraqi women? Last I heard Saddam ran a basically non-sectarian government in which women had rights, got educations, worked, etc.
Because USA isn't as innocent as it portrays we do some pretty damned deeds...not good ones either...
because we are super arrogant and tend to say iam better then you and then just to prove our point we will look it up and research it just to be better in one thing just to push it in some one else face
I must say, not everyone is so patriotic but when I hear Obama or some other dude say "God bless America, the best country in the world" I can't help but be a little annoyed.
IDK but everyone seems to want to come here.
Most people want to come to America,when they take a pole in other countries America always ranks very high on the list.
but people still try so hard to get in and the polls still say america is the place to be.If you don't want to come here that is ok,EP is based in America too so why bother w/an American company?I don't get people knocking it here yet they love all the stuff America has done like make the internet available world wide,provide computers to poor countries,give billions and billions to help other countries.Some people have no appreciation.
My Canadian friends all tell this joke "what is the best thing about being Canadian,we have the U.S to protect us,fight a war for us,etc ..various answers to that degree.I do not think anyone knows your from Canada at least I did not and so what if she bashes you ,take with a grain of salt.Don't let stuff get to you.People all over the world want to live here /your country etc.They all want to come to North America...ok better?So don't be so defensive. Twyla is just very pro American as she should be.
whatever you are being don't let people opinions get you worked up,in the end it doesn't really matter.You have what you have and you do the best you can.No go enjoy some Canadian football and I will enjoy some American football.
they think they are all that, but in fact the USA is not the only country on this planet. they think they are so awesome with most of the world's most famous stars who live there. no matter if they are candian, british, australian etc. most live there. and i just dislike them but not ALL the people. some are very nice :)
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because americans think they run the world
Where does one even begin ............
it never ends..........
totally agree with Artattack<br />
if America is so nosy, intrusive and repugnant why do so many people fromother countries want to come here?
I would like to know also
Do you really want to be liked by them? Are we that insecure?
there are no naturally good or evil countries. But countries who have power can do ****** up things because they can.