Many have noted that Europeans treat the US as college kids treat their parents, rebelling against them, but running to to them for help when times get hard. Now a poll confirms that.
Europeans consistently regard the US as the biggest threat to world stability, a new poll reveals today.
A survey carried out in June by Harris Research for the Financial Times shows that 32 per cent of respondents in five European countries regard the US as a bigger threat than any other state.
So far, so predictable, but the same poll was run in the US (my emphasis):
In the US itself, North Korea and Iran are seen as the biggest risks.
However, the youngest US respondents share the Europeans’ view that their country is the biggest threat, with 35 per cent of American 16- to 24-year-olds identifying it as the chief danger to stability.
So when you next hear to an EU statesperson pontificating about some US sin, imagine the whine of a 20 year old college student.
For adults, the perpetrator of future mass death on Europeans will be either a) Iran, or b) Russia.