According to the latest research published by Think If Laboratories suggests that threats to the world are severely split. As expected the number one spot is held by Al-Qaida leader, Osama Bin Laden followed by Kim Jong Il and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Surprisingly, high up on the list was the president of the United States, who is fighting against this axis of evil in the name of democracy. People see George W. Bush as a formidable threat to the world right next to individuals he himself and the media have named as the threats.
The current criticism and the new found threat has risen due to the war in Iraq. Despite the world uniting and sending condolences to the USA after 9-11-01, it gave Bush a reason to invade and caused an uproar from those countries that had condemned the attacks and sympathized with the USA.
Osama Bin Laden is now merely a symbol of fear and terror and Al-Qaida is more a way of thinking than an active terrorist body. People would still die for Osama’s name, even if he was dead.
Bush has done much to mystify the name and image of Osama Bin Laden. The attack to Iraq was justified by Al-Qaida threat and Saddam Hussein harboring terrorists, even though the Al-Qaida movement had no foot hold under Saddam’s regime. Now Bush is claiming that Al-Qaida will fill in the void that is left in Iraq today, despite the fact that the problem in Iraq at the moment is within the countries’ people them selves, not a catalyst such as Al-Qaida.
Hezbollah and Hamas leaders are high on the list, much due to their relationship with Israel, though ironically, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert is also seen as a formidable threat.
Gadaffi and Castro are seen as past threats to the world. Vladimir Putin does not raise any fear in the people, but his followers do. China and the Great Britain are not classified as threats to the free world.