The Trend Journal has long said: When the U.S. comes to your country promoting “freedom and democracy,” run. It is propaganda language of another military-industrial complex foreign entanglement.
A new poll released earlier this month from Gallup found that residents in 13 countries in North Africa and West Asia do not believe that the U.S. has their best intentions in mind when Washington talks about its ‘democratic’ intentions.
The report found that those in Afghanistan, Palestine, and Tunisia had the most distrust for the U.S., while those in Morocco and Kuwait had the highest level of trust in Washington with just below 50 percent of respondents having negative views of the U.S.
Just 26 percent of Iraqis polled said they have faith that the U.S. is interested in establishing democracies in the Middle East.
“Twenty years after the U.S. launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom, despite stated U.S. desires, relatively few Iraqis or people living in 12 other Muslim-majority countries view the U.S. as committed to supporting democracy in their region or empowering them to chart their own political futures,” the report from Gallup said.
The poll was released on 7 April and one of the questions included whether residents in these countries believed the U.S. is serious about encouraging democracy. Iranians were the most skeptical, with 81 percent disagreeing with the question, followed by Tunisia and Turkey, at 78 and 76 percent, respectively.
The poll also asked if these individuals believe the U.S. would allow them to fashion their own political future. Once again, Iran was most skeptical, with 80 percent disagreeing with the question, followed by Turkey and Tunisia.
TRENDPOST: No reader of The Trends Journal should be surprised by this poll. We have documented extensively on how the U.S. brings nothing but instability to the world in order to maintain its hegemony. (See “MIDDLE EAST MELTDOWN: ISRAELI ‘SETTLERS’ ATTACK PALESTINIAN VILLAGES IN OCCUPIED WEST BANK” 28 Feb 2023, and “U.S. SAYS IT KILLED NEARLY 700 SUSPECTED ISIS MEMBERS IN IRAQ, SYRIA IN 2022” 10 Jan 2023.)
Gerald Celente has been stating since America’s illegal invasion of Iraq, based on lies that Saddam Hussain had weapons of mass destruction, “Do you think America would invade if Iraq’s major export was broccoli?” The same with Syria and Libya… it’s all about stealing their oil and U.S. domination.
And the U.S. has no intention of exiting the region. (See “U.S. HEGEMONY PERSISTS. WILL REMAIN IN MIDDLE EAST FOR ‘LONG HAUL,’” 7 Mar 2023.)
There are currently 34,000 U.S. troops stationed across the Middle East. U.S. troops have been in Syria since 2015 with the mandate to assist local forces under the guise they are there to fight against ISIS. There are about 900 troops still in the country.
The United States has no right to be in these countries and it is against the principles of America’s Founding Fathers who warned the nation not to become involved in foreign entanglements.
The survey was released while U.S. influence across the world is diminishing in the face of a rising China and a war in Ukraine that continues to rage. The U.S. watched how countries in the Global South ignored calls to sanction Russia, despite pressures from Washington.
The European Council on Foreign Relations released a poll in February that found 61 percent of Russians, 61 percent of Chinese, and 51 percent in Turkey believe the future of the world will be either multipolar or led by Beijing. Another Arab Youth Survey found that young Arabs have better feelings towards China, Russia, and Turkey over the U.S.