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] which has increased to 74% in 2012. 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. According to a 2013 Pew Research Poll shows that 60% of Pakistanis view Americans either very unfavorably or somewhat unfavorably and according to the same poll conducted in 2014, 59% of Pakistans view the United States either very unfavorably or somewhat unfavorably.

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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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