Ирак: больше, чем проблема Америки

Во всем мире многие люди забавляются тем, что немцы называют термином «schadenfreude», или наслаждением страданиями других. Похоже, удовольствие им доставляют страдания, которые испытывают Соединенные Штаты после четырех лет попыток стабилизировать ситуацию в Ираке.

На определенном уровне такая реакция предсказуема. Зависть богатству и силе не является чем-то новым. Но, в последние несколько лет, США осложнили такую реакцию еще и своими действиями, а так же тем, каким образом эти действия осуществлялись.

Для кого-то проблема заключалась в решении вести военные действия в Ираке; для других - в Гуантанамо и двойных стандартах американского правосудия. Остальные видели проблему в недостаточных усилиях в установлении мира между Израилем и Палестиной и противостоянии США Международному уголовному суду и Киотскому протоколу об изменении климата. В результате антиамериканизм рос как в своих размерах, так и в силе.

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