I have stated before I believe many in the USA, China, Russia and around the world want another arms race, plus to continue to divide up the resources and wealth of the world because us "super powers." Arms races are extremely profitable and countries and regions can be occupied by the diversion that it is to block another major power - thus us dividing up the world.
'Same thing happened with the European currency. The Europeans were told it wouldn't work the way they were doing it. They did it anyway.
But for all your claim of patriotism, you really seem to enjoy bashing your own country. I on the other hand, have no patriotism whatsoever, and can still see the falsehood of an claim that we are now or anytime in the near future going to become irrelevant. You are to the point now that if the country isn't a wasteland before Obama leaves office, you're going to be disappointed. I couldn't imagine having my personal hatred of one man, or even one party, being so great that I would wallow in the hopes of a failed country quite the way you folks do.
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
US intelligence has been heavily focused on stopping "terrorism" ( and tasks resources mostly towards such) - now we're being reminded of the global military superpowers.