Anti-American sentiment in Pakistan

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Anti-Americanism in Pakistan is one of the strongest in the world.[1] Anti-Americanism has risen as a result of U.S. military drone attacks in Pakistan introduced by President George W. Bush[2] and continued by President Barack Obama.[3] In the aftermath of the 2010 Pakistan floods, flood victims directed anger at the US for not doing enough to deal with the humanitarian crisis,[4] noting that the US spends $5 billion every month in the war in Afghanistan. These sentiments were further intensified due to the killing of Osama Bin Laden by American forces.[5] Almost 60% of Pakistanis consider the U.S. an enemy.[6] Anti-Americanism has been provoked mainly as a reaction from those who are critical of American CIA activities in Pakistan, such as the infamous break-out of the Raymond Allen Davis incident and American intrusions from Afghanistan border such as the 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan. It has often confronted expatriate Americans in Pakistan too.

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  1. ^ "Strongest anti-American sentiment in Serbia, Pakistan". B92. 7 July 2009. Retrieved August 2010. 
  2. ^ GHUND, YUKKA (22 January 2006). "Pakistan seeks to quell anti-American sentiments". USA Today/The Associated Press. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Stack, Liam (8 July 2009). "Fresh drone attacks in Pakistan reignite debate". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  4. ^ McGivering, Jill (21 August 2010). "Pakistani flood victims' anger at US". BBC News. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bin Laden anniversary delicate moment for Obama, Romney". Chicago Tribune. 25 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Pakistan's flood victims give USAID chief an earful". CNN. 25 August 2010. Archived from the original on 29 August 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 

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