America is hated all over the place. ISIS, Al Queida, Booka whatever the hell his name is on Africa. There will always be people hating us. I really don’t have any interest to go admire the sand dunes in Iraq or climb the mountains of Afghanistan mostly from a personal security issue but I think we are any more or less safe than before 9/11.
There is a lot of flags that go off to do mass damage in America. We are a police state that is monitored a lot and someone even getting trained over seas needs to make some serious efforts to accumulate supplies that would allow such damage. Also, we are benefiting being split from the majority of the crazies. There is a much larger threat in the UK and Europe by terrorists than there is in the US so once we start seeing major problems there, we can really start to see new threats to the US. Go buy two boxes alergy medicine and you end up on a watch list.
Lastly, look at Ferguson. We saw how fast a COUNTY police department locked down a town with military hardware and equipment. Large scale threats are just so small now but people make them to be that anyone at any time could be taken out by a terrorist which in turn results in this giant defense budget we have that has not made us any more or less safe.
Any terrorist group has started based on the US trying to do something. We didn’t like Russia and funded Al Queida. We didn’t like the regime in Ukraine and started a revolt there in the 80s and that toppled. We tried multiple times in Iraq and now there is ISIS that came into power.
We fuck up a lot. People hate us and people turn on it. We need to stop being a police force and just be quiet but will fuck people up. We don’t need to be causing problems but you threaten our interests or our country, we put an end to it. I am a firm believer that our down fall in this country and in the next 15-20 years will not be due to an outside force, it will be due to our internal greed and corruption creating the largest financial divide which then will allow the outside influences to swing support for a destroyed 99%. They way our country is run, we are not sustainable in the long term.