A new Reuters poll indicates that a significant chunk of the American population believes that the President is a threat to the safety of the nation.
When asked ‘How much of a threat does President Barack Obama pose to the United States?’ 29% of respondents said he poses an ‘imminent’ (18.3%) or a ‘serious’ (10.6%) threat to the nation.
A further 11.9% said they believe Obama poses a ‘moderate’ threat, while 12.2% said they feel the President is a ‘minimal’ threat to the US. A further 11.3% said they were ‘not sure’.
The threat ratings were ranked on a scale of 1-5, with ‘imminent’ being 5 and ‘no threat’ being 1.
Only 35.7% offered the opinion that Obama is no threat at all.
Interestingly, rather than focus on these figures, Reuters choose to make Republicans the focus of their story on the findings, running with the headline ‘Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin’.
In reality, a significant chunk of Americans, regardless of political affiliation, believe that Obama constitutes a threat.
Findings also ignored by Reuters in the write up include only 23% saying the CIA poses ‘no threat’, only 15.7% saying the NSA poses ‘no threat’, only 9% said that ‘the collapse of nation states’ is no threat, and almost half saying that illegal immigration is an imminent or serious threat to the US.
There is no context offered within the survey, as to why Americans feel Obama is threatening to the nation. However, one might suggest that his support of Saudi Arabia in illegally invading Yemen, and his lifting of a military aid freeze against Egypt, also involved in the bombardment of Yemen, are two such examples.
In a phone call on Tuesday, Obama informed Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al Sisi that American F-16 fighter jets, missiles and M1A1 tank kits would once again be delivered, after a two year freeze, in the wake of a military coup in 2013.
Reinvigorating Egypt’s military, Obama also affirmed that $1.3 billion in military aid to the country will now continue unimpeded.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.