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Virulently Anti-American: 81 Percent Of Russians Now View The United States Negatively

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Russia - Public DomainRussians view the United States much more unfavorably today than they did during the end of the Cold War era.  As you will read about below, an astounding 81 percent of all Russians now view the United States negatively, and only 13 percent have a positive opinion of this country.  In all of the years when Russians have been surveyed on their attitudes toward the U.S., they have never been this negative.  But of course Americans generally do not view the Russian people unfavorably.  So why is this happening?  Well, it all comes down to the actions of the Obama administration.  The Russian people are convinced that U.S. organizations organized, funded and armed the rebels that violently overthrew the democratically-elected Ukrainian government.  And once it was overthrown, the Obama administration immediately recognized the rebels as the legitimate government of Ukraine.  And now most Russians are convinced that the U.S. government is trying to promote a similar revolution inside Russia.  In recent years, the Russian people have become increasingly nationalistic, and at this point they view U.S. meddling in their affairs as a direct threat to their way of life.  Even while most Americans are extremely apathetic about what is going on over in Russia, an increasingly large chunk of the Russian population is angry enough to go to war.

Anti-American sentiment inside Russia has grown so strong that even the mainstream media is starting to report on it.  For example, the following quote comes from a recent article in the Washington Post

Thought the Soviet Union was anti-American? Try today’s Russia.

After a year in which furious rhetoric has been pumped across Russian airwaves, anger toward the United States is at its worst since opinion polls began tracking it. From ordinary street vendors all the way up to the Kremlin, a wave of anti-U.S. bile has swept the country, surpassing any time since the Stalin era, observers say.

For the recent survey that I mentioned above, Russians were asked this question: “What is your general attitude toward the United States?”

81 percent of Russians responded negatively, and only 13 percent had a positive response.

That is the most negative that Russians have been toward the U.S. since polling began back in 1988.

And this could potentially be just the beginning.

For a moment, I want you to imagine a scenario.  I want you to imagine how the U.S. government and the U.S. population would respond if the Russians organized, funded and armed rebels that overthrew the Canadian government.  And then imagine how the U.S. government and the U.S. population would respond if the Russians started shipping heavy military vehicles and sophisticated military equipment to those rebels after they had established a new pro-Russian government.

I can just see it now – people everywhere would be screaming “Red Dawn” and warning of imminent war with Russia.

Well, the truth is that Ukraine is Russia’s most important neighbor, and the two nations have ties that go back for thousands of years.

When we meddled in Ukraine, we poked Russia right in the eye, and now we have a very angry Russian bear to deal with.

For much more on how angry Russians are at this moment, please see my previous article entitled “This Is How Much Russians Hate America“.

And if Barack Obama decides to start sending heavy military vehicles and equipment to the government in Kiev, that is going to escalate things to a completely new level.

If you do not think that could happen, you should consider what the Washington Post is reporting

President Obama said Monday that he is considering providing Ukraine with lethal weapons to defend the country against Russian aggression if diplomatic options fail.

Of course it is not just Obama that is thinking this way.  In fact, there is lots of pressure on Obama from both sides of the aisle to arm the Ukrainians…

The pressure on Obama from the Republicans, but also from his own political camp, is intense. Should the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine not hold, it will likely be difficult to continue refusing Kiev’s requests for shipments of so-called “defensive weapons.” And that would represent a dramatic escalation of the crisis. Moscow has already begun issuing threats in anticipation of such deliveries. “Any weapons deliveries to Kiev will escalate the tensions and would unhinge European security,” Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia’s national security council, told the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda on Wednesday.

In the end, I believe that this is going to happen.  And when it does, all hell is likely to break loose.

If you believe that cooler heads will somehow prevail, you should consider what is already happening.  At this point, U.S. tanks and military vehicles have already rolled into Latvia

Latvia has confirmed more than 120 armored units, including tanks, have been delivered by the US. According to the Latvian Ministry of Defense, these include M1A2 Abrams tanks and M2A3 Bradley armored vehicles.

The move to deploy yet more tanks and armored vehicles was welcomed by Latvian Minister of Defense Raymond Vejonis.“The presence of our allies (US and NATO) in Latvia is a confirmation of solidarity and security in the region,” Vejonis said in a statement on Twitter.

How would we feel if Russian tanks were rolling into northern Mexico?

And many in Europe seem to be quite hawkish these days as well.  For instance, the president of the European commission says that an EU army is needed to deal with the potential Russian threat

The European Union needs its own army to help address the problem that it is not “taken entirely seriously” as an international force, the president of the European commission has said.

Jean-Claude Juncker said such a move would help the EU to persuade Russia that it was serious about defending its values in the face of the threat posed by Moscow.

All of this posturing could ultimately lead to something far worse than the Cold War.

If we keep pushing Russia, we could someday end up with a real war on our hands.

But don’t just take my word for it.  Just consider the following excerpt from a recent article by Stephen Lendman

Ukraine is ground zero. Ongoing conflict risks the unthinkable – direct US confrontation with Russia risking nuclear war.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Ukraine’s conflict could “unavoidably lead to a nuclear war..”

Nuclear arms expert Steven Starr warned about things headed recklessly toward this possibility.

Nuclear expert Helen Caldicott believes US/Russian confrontation risks nuclear war. Things today are more dangerous than any previous time in the post-WW II period.

Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark said “(n)othing is more dangerous than the aggressive US/NATO troop movements right on the borders of Russia.”

To most Americans, the threat of nuclear war with Russia is a joke.  Most people in this country believe that it could never possibly happen.

But an increasing number of experts are starting to wake up and realize that if we stay on this road that it could be a very real possibility.  For example, author Daniel Estulin had some very interesting things to say during one recent interview…

The United States and its European allies are seeking to overthrow the Russian government by escalating the confrontation with Moscow up to the “threshold of a thermonuclear war,” an author in Madrid says.

US President Barack Obama is orchestrating a regime change to topple Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Daniel Estulin, author of The True Story of the Bilderberg Group.

The US and Britain have “reactivated a policy of threatening tactical nuclear warfare against Russia and China to force them to submit to the crumbling transatlantic financial empire,” Estulin said during a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

“That submission will not happen, however, as the Russian leadership has repeatedly made clear,” he added.

For much more on a potential war with Russia, please see my previous article entitled “While Obama Guts The U.S. Military, Russia Prepares For War“.

But before a shooting war happens, Russia will attempt to use other means at their disposal to hurt us if we start shipping military equipment to the government in Ukraine.

So let us hope that does not happen.

If the Obama administration backs off, things may have a chance to cool down.

However, if the Obama administration publicly announces that we will be arming the new Ukrainian government, that will be an absolutely critical moment for U.S.-Russian relations.  Once that happens, there will be no turning back.

So let us keep a close eye on what Obama decides to do, because what he decides to do next could literally set us on a course toward World War III.

 

  • SausageAway

    And what of Americamns views of Russia? After all the one sided reporting from Ukraine do you suppose Americans are any less manipulated?

  • GetReal4U2

    The bear is going to cause trouble…too bad obummer doesn’t take them as seriously as he does the “jv” team…

  • Georgiaboy61

    Re: “Virulently Anti-American: 81 Percent Of Russians Now View The United States Negatively”

    “Bear Baiting” has its costs…. and the U.S.-NATO alliance should not be surprised that the Russian bear is now fully-awakened and in bad temper – given all of the trouble the west has created on Russia’s doorstep.

    The Obama government and its enablers and allies toppled an elected government in the Ukraine and installed a pro-western puppet regime in its place. All of this was done directly adjacent to Mother Russia herself. Americans would be rightly upset if a foreign power committed a putsch in Mexico or Canada and then installed a puppet government there and sent military aid to it. That is precisely what has happened in the Ukraine – from the Russian perspective.

  • Evgeny

    An important distinction is that there is indeed disapproval of the American foreign policy, but no animosity towards ordinary Americans. That’s not the thing you are supposed to imagine when talking about somebody being “virulently anti-American”.

  • DJohn1

    Russia needs the shipping ports that the Ukraine has.
    It is that simple.
    By denying them these ports, Obum is creating a situation. That might or might not lead to World War III just as other situations around the world are likely to end in war.
    Why would both countries try to start World War III? That is the true insanity of the situation. Our Congress as usual has little to say about the whole thing. Yet they need to be involved.
    IN a free election in the Ukraine, who would ascend to power? That means no interference from any outside nation.
    I think if we put together a deal where Russia gets those seaports it needs, then they might go for free elections as part of the deal.
    The Ukraine has a lot of relocated Russians on their soil.
    Enough that a civil war could occur. Though that may have been avoided all ready.
    In the event that the free election put a pro-Russia advocate in office then we need to offer an evacuation plan to the current leaders and people that would re-locate.
    Only to avoid a civil war and blood shed which will occur.
    What Russia is likely to do is involve China in our foreign affairs.
    You know, the ones we owe all that money too . . .
    I suggest they might get into an armed conflict simply to get rid of all their excess male population.
    Planned Parenthood is alive and well in China. Might consider that when we support them with government programs. Planned Parenthood is what I am talking about. The same PP that both the democrats and the republicans passed a bill giving them support.
    The same PP that helps women get abortions.
    So someone has definitely signed a deal with the devil here and it is not only the Demoncrats. Might ask the Speaker of the House why he did it.

    • Gay Veteran

      much of Ukraine used to be part of Russia, and the Russian speaking people of eastern Ukraine will not tolerate the neo-Nazi coup government in Kiev murdering them

      • DJohn1

        I was not aware of that fact. Thank-you.
        I just spoke to a young lady acting as a waitress in a local restaurant. She said many are wanting to get out of the Ukraine because they have lost everything since this conflict came about.
        I think the different parties need to express their needs so that negotiation can occur and lives spared.

        If this government in Kiev is murdering people then that will not happen.
        What might happen is a reaction which leaves a lot of people dead.

        • Gay Veteran

          this war is because of the U.S. government.
          we bring death and destruction everywhere

  • MissaJim

    The bottom line is that the US government is the biggest threat to world peace. Followed by Israel. ISIS and its islamic ilk are only regional threats and wouldn’t be a big threat if the USG and the EU controlled immigration in a manner that benefited its existing citizens rather than undermine them.

    • Kent Harris

      I agree with the exception of Israel.

  • jaxon64

    There is video and audio proof that the US engineered this entire Ukraine “uprising” and the events in Maidan Square which were the genesis of this giant snowball. Victoria Nuland the assistant secty of state has openly bragged about spending 8 billion dollars fomenting the Ukranian civil unrest. There are also existing tapes of her and an underling discussing which hand-picked Washington puppet they would place as President in Kiev.. they hand picked the chocolatier Porchenko even before most of the world even knew much about him.
    All of this is easily verifiable, google any search words like Nuland/Ukraine or Nuland/ tapes/ 8 billion….
    Michael, your analogy of our reaction to a Canadian govt overthrow is 100% accurate and apt. Until recently I did not think there was much of a chance of a large conflict–I’m less certain now.
    If the US warmongers–both Obama and the hated McCain/Graham neocon maniacs begin to send tanks & arms to Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Kiev, Russia will have the proverbial “hook in the jaw” and be forced to react.
    As an aside–FDR was granted a 3rd term as a result of the US being embroiled in the middle of WWII….. anyone think there is a chance we could see a 3rd term president if the US is in the middle of a major issue like a Euro/Russia/Nato/US conflict?

    • Gay Veteran

      I don’t think Russia gives a rat’s a** if arms are sent to a NATO country like Latvia, Estonia, Poland. BUT not Ukraine

  • LAURA KEY

    This article’s content is EXACTLY what Obama wants!! Attention! He wants his goons to stir up hate and disruption. He doesn’t care if 3 million Russians die, or
    3 million Americans die, or 3 million Europeans…
    HE DOESN’T CARE. If he can cause more death and
    destruction, it makes him feel more powerful and gives him the excuse to bark more orders ….like a dictator. It makes him feel like it is HE that is the center of attention!! That is the trait of a true narcissist. Yes — he is THAT narcissistic, arrogant, mentally sick and extremely dangerous.

    Most of our military is aware of his dangerous idiocy. In fact, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark said, “Nothing is more dangerous than the aggressive US/NATO troop movements right on the borders of Russia.” He called US funding and supporting Kiev fascists “a provocation against the entire region and providing Kiev with more weapons will “end up killing more innocent Ukrainians.”

    Lunatics in Washington make anything possible. Many senators and Congress go along with his insane ideas because they are 1) cowards and 2) they are fearful of speaking out against Obama… or even bringing him up on charges. They fear for not only their future, but their very lives!! Even their families’ lives.
    Why? Simple: Obama destroys, demotes, or murders anyone who oppose or expose him. In fact, he is doing that exact thing to a U.S. senator this week -retaliating…. because the senator opposed Obama’s actions – so Obama is out to destroy him.

    Something must be done about him -because his goal is to become “Dictator” -for life. And he would be willing to accomplish this by killing millions -using a staged orchestrated war or false flag.

    • Gay Veteran

      “…Many senators and Congress go along with his insane ideas because they are 1) cowards and 2) they are fearful of speaking out against Obama….”

      in regards to Russia they (BOTH parties) support Obama’s imperial policies

      • LAURA KEY

        True. But, notice, I did not mention ANY party. Only “senators & congress”. IMO, all of Washington is either corrupt or terrified….and has been for a long long time.

    • Guest

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  • Tatiana Covington

    Right, way to go, piss off the Bear now that it has enough nuclear weapons to blow the entire human race to hell three times over.

    Stupid Obama.

    • MagenD

      Not just him!
      Those behind him~

  • sandbagger

    How can Russians or Americans believe their media? Not even photographs are to be believed to be from the place and time stated.

    If that many Russians hate America, then their propaganda machine is running at full steam just as is America’s.

    The real truth of what is happening is not being told to the average citizen of either country. What seems to be the agenda here is to foment war. To whose benefit? Find that out and you know who the real enemy is.

    Pray for Russia and the U.S. We need discernment, not more blind faith in our media machines.

    • PPTA

      No, we haven’t been told the truth in how many years? Remember before the last election when Obama thought his mic was cold, and he told the Russian Ambassador that after the election he would have more power, or latitude? I remember. Think of what he said. Even though all the polls said Romney was way ahead, he still won with election fraud. he even knew before the election what the outcome would be. If you put Hitler, Stalin, and Mayo all in one person, Obama would still be the most evil man there ever has been. He will end up killing millions and millions. All over the world with his Muslim Brotherhood. Wait and see.

    • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

      Putin continues to enjoy high approval ratings in Russia, and that is understandable. He has expanded the middle class, improved the social welfare system, and he is a strong leader. Russians tend to blame their current hardships on the West rather than their own president. Obama, according to the latest Rasmussen report, has a 49% approval rating among likely voters. So whose propaganda machine is more effective? I would say America’s. Obama’s approval rating would be in the dust if it weren’t for the misinformation about how well our economy is supposedly doing, and what a “blessing” Obamacare is and how it’s going to save millions of lives. Our own local paper has adopted the role of cheerleader for ACA and “immigration reform”, and they love to publish editorials written by some know-it-all overpaid professor about how the Republicans need to be “smarter” and soften” their position on this and that.

  • PPTA

    Russia is not our friend and neither is Putin. He is building everything that the Salt treaty said not to build. In fact the Salt treaties are gone. And yes, behind the scenes Obama is doing his best to get the Muslim Brother Hood in there. And yes the Russian People are very angry about that. They are not stupid like the Americans who voted for Obama and free cell phones, Free food stamps, and also voted for all these illegal aliens. You read it right. “If you voted Obama, you voted for all the illegals” you also voted a small military that would not even defend us, you also voted for 18 to 19 trillion in Debt, (and climbing). And the sorriest part, if you voted for a Republican Rino, you dopes voted for the Democrats and all the stuff I mentioned above. You idiots have left our grand kids nothing. I hope you are really, really proud of your selves.

    • III

      “He is building everything that the Salt treaty said not to build.”
      Orly?

    • LAURA KEY

      Perhaps it comes down to “trust”. An analogy here: If Mr. Putin were to arrive at my front door for coffee, I’d greet him and offer him coffee. Chances are, he would bring donuts. — If Obama were to arrive at my front door for coffee, he would barge in, demand coffee and some of Mr. Putin’s donuts… and then waltz out the back door with everything I own and value, while Mr. Putin and I were sitting at the coffee table in complete astonishment! Whereupon, Mr. Putin would refer to Obama as complete power-drunk idiot and I would trust his truthful assessment of that fact.

      • PPTA

        I really like your post. I have read in foreign news, many times, how much Putin distrusts and dislikes Obama.

    • Gay Veteran

      “…you also voted a small military that would not even defend us….”

      pure bilge

      • PPTA

        Check the strength of our Navy that is able to sail, we are down to WW1 and below levels, (Jane’s Ships), Compare what Russia has, China Has and what Russia is building (50mmore ships various sizes), Next compare operable aircraft that the US has compared to Russia, China, and next,(Start withB1 and B2 bombers. the B52’s have all been retired. Tanks, personal carriers, (we are considering on selling off some things also, Humvees, Aircraft Carriers, Destroyers. Trucks, and last, man power. the US is down to around 425,000 from 550,000. The pure bilge is in your post. By the way, the traffic on I5 by Joint Base Lewis, (McChord AFB and Fort Lewis) is really dropping now that the numbers of troops are being cut. And the Merchants, that served these troops, are really angry at Sen. Patty Murray and Speaker Boehner. I remember you, you were a civilian worker for some disease control group. You have never seen combat. And Last, a Retired General, just said in a interview before congress, “We can no longer fight a war on two fronts. let alone defend ourselves properly. ” I worry about my grand kids. But that isn’t a worry for you is it. Just us Grand Parents.

        • Gay Veteran

          “Check the strength of our Navy that is able to sail, we are down to WW1 and below levels, (Jane’s Ships)….”

          well apparently we have more than enough ships to send to the Black Sea

          “…I remember you, you were a civilian worker for some disease control group….”

          uh, no, I was an Army captain in medical research

          “…You have never seen combat….”

          thank god!

          “…And Last, a Retired General, just said in a interview before congress, “We can no longer fight a war on two fronts. let alone defend ourselves properly. ” I worry about my grand kids. But that isn’t a worry for you is it. Just us Grand Parents.”

          hey Einstein, I care for this country (or at least what it is supposed to stand for).

          btw, you think that maybe the retired general is trying to drum up some business for his buddies in the military-industrial-surveillance complex???
          so yeah, your comments are pure bilge

          • PPTA

            Not worth responding to. By By. I should of realized that from last time.

          • Gay Veteran

            in other words you just got your a** kicked.
            but hey, it’s not me that wants to squander yet more $TRILLIONS on the Pentagon

        • Gay Veteran

          and don’t forget that it is the U.S. that has nearly 1000 military bases around the world.
          and that it is the U.S. that is the greatest threat to world peace this century: our war of aggression against Iraq, plus Yemen, Libya, Syria, etc.

  • bob howard

    Russia under putin is evil! America under obama is even worse! If we need to go to war, then I am ready. I’m ready to die for America, but not for obama!

    • Alex

      Russia under Putin is evil? Says who? You? And how do you know that? What are your sources? Criteria? Why should we believe you? Can you prove it beyond the reasonable doubt? In fact, it is evident that you don’t know what you are talking about. I doubt very much that you ever had a chance to see Russia and real russians with your own eyes.

  • watchmannonthewall

    We shouldn’t be surprised at these things. Interestingly enough, the cover picture on “The Economist” magazine, July 4, 2009 depicted our leader ascending red, white, and blue stairsteps, apparently into an aircraft, waving to to those seeing him off as he disappeared at the top of the stairway into the mouth of ” the Russian Bear.” The title was, appropriately, “Welcome to Moscow”. The minute I saw this cover, I knew it was prophetic. Why?
    David Wilkerson’s book, “The Vision” 1973, prophesied the following: “While free nations experience a wave of persecution, the Iron and Bamboo Curtain countries, and Eastern European nations, will experience a short period of spiritul awakening…enjoying a limited period of freedom. God will bring to pass a temporary truce between East and West for the express purpose of getting the gospel into these Communist countries. After a short period…the doors will suddenly close…”
    In his book “Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth”, 1985, he said the Iron Curtain would come down, which it did in 1989, yet he warned that the “Bear” would not be dead and would eventually act against the US, using nuclear weapons against it. This would come after a US economic collapse that resulted in riots across America. Russia would take advantge of the chaos resulting from the collapse to come after US.
    Also interesting, David used the NYTimes cartoon printed in 1998 of the Titanic leaving port, renamed the “US Economy” with a caption underneath it stating, “Not even God could sink this ship” as the springboard for his last book, “America’s Last Call: On the Brink of a Financial Holocaust.” (1998) The warning signs have been there for years. The fall of the Berlin Wall was merely the catalyst allowing for the final division of Democrats and Republicians ensuring they woud not work together for the Republic as each, with the fall of the USSR, was free to pursue each one’s political agenda. Each desires power over the people but use different means to attain their objectives. Sadly, both have weakened and divided the nation and as a great man (?) once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The fearful events spoken of in Michael’s article will occur.

  • Taking care of business!

    That’s about as many patriots that view America unfavorably.

  • RageHard84

    I though Ukrainians were mad at both America and Russia for not letting them have Nuclear Weapons.

  • Gay Veteran

    and it was the U.S. that exited the Anti Ballistic Missile Treaty, because we want to have the ability to launch a first strike

    • PPTA

      Show your source for your information. If you can’t, then you are , lets just say, not being truthful. My source for Russia,s first strike Doctrine, the Russian Paper, Pravda Last Summer in July. or August. As far as know the United States and NATO have no first strike doctrine. So enlighten us, where can we go to read it? Gave you mine. And, you are no vet..

      • Gay Veteran

        from the U.S. Department of State website:

        Treaty Between The United States of America and
        The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on The Limitation of Anti-Ballistic
        Missile Systems (ABM Treaty)

        [On December 13, 2001, the United States indicated its
        intent to withdraw from
        the Treaty, and its withdrawal became effective 6 months later.]

      • Gay Veteran

        never said it was doctrine, but the neo-cons sure believe in it.

        from Foreign Affairs:

        “…

        Washington’s pursuit of nuclear primacy helps explain its missile-defense strategy, for example. Critics of missile defense argue that a national missile shield, such as the prototype the United States has deployed in Alaska and California, would be easily overwhelmed by a cloud of warheads and decoys launched by Russia or China. They are right: even a multilayered system with land-, air-, sea-, and space-based elements, is highly unlikely to protect the United States from a major nuclear attack. But they are wrong to conclude that such a missile-defense system is therefore worthless — as are the supporters of missile defense who argue that, for similar reasons, such a system could be of concern only to rogue states and terrorists and not to other major nuclear powers.

        What both of these camps overlook is that the sort of missile defenses that the United States might plausibly deploy would be valuable primarily in an offensive context, not a defensive one — as an adjunct to a U.S. first-strike capability, not as a standalone shield. If the United States launched a nuclear attack against Russia (or China), the targeted country would be left with a tiny surviving arsenal — if any at all. At that point, even a relatively modest or inefficient missile-defense system might well be enough to protect against any retaliatory strikes, because the devastated enemy would have so few warheads and decoys left….”

      • Gay Veteran

        “…And, you are no vet.”

        see that in your crystal ball?

  • watchmannonthewall

    Thanks, Megan! Appreciate the additional information very much. I have mentioned Henry in some past posts as confirming what David said. (First heard about him from Michael Rood [who is, but still has a message to God’s people] and then also Norm Franz who is a spiritual mentor, from a distance, to me.) Also another gentleman, Demitri M. not sure of the last name, but all three said the same thing, regarding Russia and US, within just a few months of one another in 1985. Paul confirmed Moses who said that 2-3 witnesses establish facts so I believe God gave us facts whether people pay attention or not, and most won’t. FYI- the miracle vally link appears to be disconnected.