As far as the cyber attacks, though....
This part will be interesting. Our greatest vulnerability isn't nuclear anymore...it's technological, and our enemies are testing us daily.This just at a time when the US has more financial weaknesses than it may ever have had in it's history. Now teams of hackers are attacking Visa, Mastercard, paypal, Amazon, among other targets in the midst of a commercially important time.
Next we will see securities and commodity traders begin shorting US currency and financial interests like never before. Watch.
Bottom line... Several events have set off a chain reaction in our markets which has created many weaknesses, and now the wolves have smelled blood and the folks who do not like the benign hegemony of the US are beginning to attack us.
We need clear leadership and a clear plan to withdraw, regroups, heal and then reassert our dominance in the world if it isn't already too late.
I don't see that leadership here, or on any horizon.
And, these attacks aren't limited to isolated groups of hackers. Foreign governments are constantly attacking our technology.
Privacy and Security Fanatic: Leaked Cables: Chinese Hackers Used Microsoft Source Code To Attack Google & US Government | Network WorldWikiLeaks cables have shown that Chinese security firms, with ties to the Chinese military, hired hackers, including the group responsible for the original Blaster worm, to exploit Windows vulnerabilities, attack Google and conduct cyber warfare against U.S. government websites.
It's not just our dirty underwear on those cables, y'all.