Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.

October 2013

Allies or Enemies?

October 30, 2013 // Polityka - Poland - Polish

Der Spiegel, a German weekly news magazine, claims that the German chancellor's cell phone was tapped. Before, French diplomats made similar charges. Merkel's office expressed its outrage: How can you bug the head of an allied government? It is difficult to adopt a naïve attitude toward espionage, [a practice] as old [Read more]

Political Default

October 30, 2013 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Between Oct. 1 and 17 — the dates of the crisis which the U.S. has suffered in two stages: the problems of the budget extension and the authorized increase in the public debt ceiling — President Obama was supposed to have been visiting various countries and re-establishing what was a geopolitical priority for him [Read more]

The Empire, Polarization and Espionage

October 30, 2013 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The world’s inability to protect itself against the United States’ espionage confirms that the old empire does not change its nature, nor does it change any of its favorite methods. Those who thought that the extinction of Soviet socialism would become sort of like the end of a tale, the advent of an era of [Read more]

Are We Going to Contend with the Mainstream US Media Now?

October 30, 2013 // Sabah - Turkey - Turkish

Isn't it strange that these publications that take positions critical of the tea party and similar conservative movements responsible for the Congressional shutdown in their own country, when writing about Turkey, praise the Gezi park movement, find the trial of members of a junta unjust and mention that the secularists are anxious?

Merkel Must Teach Obama Some Manners

October 30, 2013 // die Welt - Germany - German

The German chancellor expressed herself with unusual clarity and now, along with other European heads of state, wants to take Obama's eavesdropping practices before the United Nations. It's too big and serious a matter to just shrug off with a 'so what?'
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