US = bad - ok we can agree, to a point. But do you seriously think that countries/people/leaders, etc., need the US pushing them in order to lust after power and wealth? What caused the number of empires to lust after the same loooong before the US was around?
"Don't say I'm out of touch with this rampant chaos - your reality. I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge ... the nightmare I built my own world to escape" - evanescence