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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006, 06:17 AM
Iran is the biggest threat to world peace, followed by Israel and North Korea, according to a poll released Friday.

The online poll, sponsored by the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, a think tank, and conducted by the Innovative Research Group, was answered by 2,393 respondents between Wednesday and Friday. The results are accurate to within two percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

The poll, released exclusively to the Ottawa Citizen, presented respondents with six options Iran, Israel, North Korea, Hezbollah, Syria and Lebanon. About 26 per cent of respondents said Iran presented the greatest danger while 20 per cent picked Israel, placing the Jewish state ahead of North Korea with 19 per cent.

Another 15 per cent said Hezbollah, while only one per cent pointed to either Syria or Lebanon. About 18 per cent said they didn't know.

Respondents in every province west of Ontario all put North Korea ahead of Israel. In Quebec, 27 per cent said Israel was the greatest threat, with Iran at 26 per cent.

Greg Lyle, managing director the Innovative Research Group, said the pollsters wanted to see if North Korea has been pushed into the background because of recent events in the Middle East. "But it's still in the mix," he said.

David Bercuson, director of programming at the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, said Israel's placement as the second-greatest threat was influenced by Quebec responses.

"I have no doubt that the result was clearly influenced by a large number of people in Quebec who think Israel is the devil incarnate."

Respondents were also asked whether Hezbollah's attacks on Israel justified Israel's actions. The pollsters asked the following question: "The fighting in the Middle East started after Hezbollah's sudden attack on Israeli soil, killing eight and capturing two. Given this information, which of the following statements comes closest to your view?"

About 42 per cent said Israel's attacks are not justified, while 37 per cent said they were justified. Another 21 per cent didn't know.

Meanwhile, about 58 per cent support establishing a NATO peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, 20 per cent oppose it and 12 per cent said they neither supported or opposed it. The remainder didn't know.

More than half supported deploying Canadian troops in Lebanon, even though the federal government has said it cannot send troops unless it scales back commitments elsewhere. About 40 per cent of those polled said Canada should send troops, but not back away from commitments; 17 per cent said Canada should send peacekeepers and reduce other commitments and 31 per cent said Canada should not send peacekeepers at all. The remainder did not know.

Lyle said the results show that Canadians are aware of Canada's commitment to Afghanistan and still support it.

It also shows Canadians are aware the Conservative government's new direction in foreign policy has broken the "benign neutrality" of Liberal policy, said Bercuson.

"Canadians are clearly comfortable with that right now."

Source (http://www.canada.com/cityguides/lethbridge/story.html?id=87fa4be4-b496-48da-ac13-9ff1105a11d2&k=20036)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 07:45 AM
After Iran, Canadians see Israel as biggest threat to peace
Iran is the biggest threat to world peace, followed by Israel and North Korea, according to a poll released Friday.

The poll does not surprise me, and I would have to agree.

The Emotional Violence of Jewish Advocacy

Karin Friedemann

Gideon Levy a Ha’aretz newspaper reporter recently asked: “If Israelis were so sure of the rightness of their cause, why the violent intolerance they display toward everyone who tries to make a different case?”

In “Survival Instinct or Jewish Paranoia?” my favorite shrink, ex-Israeli Avigail Barbanel writes that, “The implications of seeing the conflict from within the lens of Jewish trauma are very serious. Can we really negotiate with this? Can we explain to Israelis that their perspective on life and on the conflict is seriously flawed? If we tried will they listen, and do the Palestinians have time to wait until they do?”

It seems that Americans are kind of in an abusive marriage situation with Israel, where because love and friendship are assumed to be there, the abused partner keeps feeling guilty and acting hyper-responsible, and tries even harder to please the abuser. Many Americans maintain friendships with pro-Israel Jews and simply decide not to discuss politics; however there is an emotional blackmail going on because if you did mention Israel or Jewish-American genocidalism, the relationship would be over.

I was just thinking today about the aspect of emotional violence within Israel advocacy techniques that are used to shut down discussion about Jewish destructive behavior patterns or the State of Israel. This method is used against Gentiles primarily. Sometimes there is even a good cop-bad cop routine, with groups ganging up on someone to try and make the person feel ashamed for their alleged anti-semitism.

Full Article:http://www.davidduke.com/general/the-emotional-violence-of-jewish-advocacy_13031.html

Julian Borger The Guardian, Thursday 17 July 2003 08.45

BST Article history

As the CIA director, George Tenet, arrived at the Senate yesterday to give secret testimony on the Niger uranium affair, it was becoming increasingly clear in Washington that the scandal was only a small, well-documented symptom of a complete breakdown in US intelligence that helped steer America into war.
It represents the Bush administration's second catastrophic intelligence failure. But the CIA and FBI's inability to prevent the September 11 attacks was largely due to internal institutional weaknesses.

This time the implications are far more damaging for the White House, which stands accused of politicising and contaminating its own source of intelligence.

According to former Bush officials, all defence and intelligence sources, senior administration figures created a shadow agency of Pentagon analysts staffed mainly by ideological amateurs to compete with the CIA and its military counterpart, the Defence Intelligence Agency.

Full Article:http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/jul/17/iraq.usa

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 03:10 PM
I do not agree with this.

I see America as the biggest threat to world peace, then China.

How can people ignore wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan? This is not peaceful. Iran and Israel alone are not capable of these offensives.

Saturday, November 14th, 2009, 09:31 AM
That poll is a testament to the stupidity and susceptibility to brainwashing of the general public. All one has to do is to look at the track records and history of countries to determine how likely they are to be a threat to "World Peace".

Iran - has been in a small number of regional conflicts in the last couple of centuries, the vast majority of which it did not start.

North Korea - apart from the Korean Civil War what wars has it been involved in since and before? Answer - very few.

Israel - Since formation after WW2 it's been a hotbed of regional instability and been involved in or started a number of wars.

The USA - by far the biggest warmonger and threat to World Peace of any country in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_United_States_military_opera tions