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Far Fewer Americans Now Say Iran Is No. 1 U.S. Enemy
Gallup ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jeffrey M. Jones

Posted on 02/26/2014 11:58:25 AM PST by Olog-hai

Half as many Americans view Iran as the United States’ greatest enemy today as did two years ago. As a result, China now edges out Iran and North Korea atop the list.

After the top three countries, 9% of Americans mention Russia, 7% name Iraq, 5% Afghanistan, and 3% Syria.

Gallup first asked this open-ended question in 2001, and opinions have shifted over that time. In the 2001 survey—10 years after the Persian Gulf War but before the 2003 Iraq war began—Americans named Iraq as the greatest U.S. enemy by a large margin. …

(Excerpt) Read more at gallup.com ...


TOPICS: Cuba; Egypt; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; benghazi; china; cuba; egypt; iran; iraq; israel; lebanon; northkorea; rop; rouhani; russia; syria; twelvers; venezuela; waronterror
Didn’t see this on the boards. Ultimately, what matters is not US perceptions of Iran but Iran’s perception of the US—and of course the relative danger of Iran, their being the only nation-state so far that wishes to use nukes offensively for the purpose of provoking a higher power into action.
1 posted on 02/26/2014 11:58:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Far Fewer Americans Now Say Iran Is No. 1 U.S. Enemy

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How about America? Can I say that America is now our No. 1 Enemy?


2 posted on 02/26/2014 12:00:10 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Where is DC on that list?


3 posted on 02/26/2014 12:00:28 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

right after Obama


4 posted on 02/26/2014 12:01:22 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

The #1 enemy of the USA.........how about democRATS & Wash. DC.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 12:01:44 PM PST by kenmcg
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To: Olog-hai

Too many threats to pick from. Our foreign policy is in shambles, trouble from every direction.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 12:02:13 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Olog-hai

Most Americans have scant awareness or knowledge of the nature of any foreign threats and would be hard pressed to locate these countries on a map. But they know all about the foibles and antics of the Kardashians, Justin Bieber, and Alex Baldwin.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 12:08:53 PM PST by Starboard
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To: kenmcg
The #1 enemy of the USA.........how about democRATS & Wash. DC.

At this point I find no meaningful distinction between the Democrat Party and the Republican.
(See Here)

8 posted on 02/26/2014 12:11:24 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Jedidah

True that. There is no consistent policy and we have no credibility anymore.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 12:11:57 PM PST by Starboard
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To: kenmcg

‘Rats believe the #1 threat is the TEA Party.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 12:12:29 PM PST by Zuse
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To: Starboard

The number one enemy of Freedom and Free America is the left...voters, politicians, individuals, media (and so forth).


11 posted on 02/26/2014 12:13:15 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: OneWingedShark

Republicans = Democrat Lite.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 12:13:27 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai

The Big Lie technique works


13 posted on 02/26/2014 12:15:12 PM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: hal ogen

It is only a matter of time before some country steps up and directly challenges us, knowing full well Obama will back down. This is already happening to a certain extent but IMO we’ll soon see a more direct, confrontational form of it.

It will be interesting to see how the country reacts to a U.S. president who backs down in the face of aggressive behavior. You don’t have to be a highly degreed, geopolitical strategic thinker to see this type of encounter coming. Its on the horizon.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 12:22:10 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai

The way America itself is decaying into corruption and sheer depravity, it’s becoming difficult to really look upon ‘any’ outside entity as being an actual enemy anymore.

The enemy itself seems to be what America is turning into.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 12:38:10 PM PST by greene66
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To: Responsibility2nd

You wouldn’t be alone..this nation certainly is an enemy of the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob...

secular humanist gods the country’s leaders implore to bless the USA have done their job.. ‘blessed’ with freedom and liberty that in the hands of the unrighteous, well, you get US..

That isnt the freedom and liberty our Messiah promises...


16 posted on 02/26/2014 12:54:11 PM PST by delchiante
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To: Olog-hai

No, America is it’s own worst enemy these days.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 12:59:50 PM PST by bgill
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To: Starboard
It will be interesting to see how the country reacts to a U.S. president who backs down in the face of aggressive behavior.

If that many people have suddenly bought into the idea that Iran is now harmless, I suspect the country will likely shrug and say "Oh, well, just as long as he keeps the SSI checks and the food stamps coming."


18 posted on 02/26/2014 1:34:12 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

...and keeps the pot shops open. lol


19 posted on 02/26/2014 1:35:43 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai

America’s worst enemy is not Iran. America’s worst enemy is Barack Obama


20 posted on 02/26/2014 1:39:52 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Olog-hai

Iran isn’t my enemy.
That would be the Marxist punk ass poser in the white house.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 1:51:52 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Olog-hai

How about Obama? Was he listed on that?


22 posted on 02/26/2014 2:04:07 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Half as many Americans view Iran as the United States’ greatest enemy today as did two years ago... China now edges out Iran and North Korea atop the list.

Thanks Olog-hai.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 5:56:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

And so, of course, our current regime announces plans to reduce our military to pre-WW2 levels.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 6:02:09 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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