No, it’s not Afghanistan where the so-called war against terror is being waged for the past decade, it’s not Syria where chemical weapons were used, neither is it Pakistan, the country where world’s number one terrorist Osama bin Laden was found and killed.
The country which is perceived as the biggest threat to world peace is one that often boasts to be the world’s oldest democracy – the United States of America, according to an association of polling organizations based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Conducted across 65 countries, the survey by WIN/Gallup International recorded the strongest anti-American opinions in the world, especially – and quite predictably – in the Middle East and North Africa. However, U.S. is also unpopular with allies such as NATO partners Greece and Turkey (45 percent each), and Pakistan (44 percent), which is also a top recipient of U.S. aid. Even 13% of American citizens see their homeland as a danger to world peace.
Here’s a list of other countries that fall in the same category as the U.S.:
Possible reasons behind the United States’ being the biggest threat to world peace could be the drone program in the Middle East as well as Afghanistan and tribal areas of Pakistan, causing civilian deaths, the readiness to send troops to Syria following the chemical attacks in June and most importantly, the National Security Agency (NSA) controversy that broke out after ex-U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on secret mass espionage programs.