The real threat is the US?
We've had nuclear arms since the 40's. Some big tyrannical country we've been:
What planes do you fly on? American ones. Most of the software you use? American software. The operating system? Probably American. The computer your using? Made from circuit boards invented in America, and many of the components are made here as well. The ones that aren't? Put in the countries they are in, in part by American businesses. The car you drive? Probably built in an asian country(lol) - with technologies and industries put there with American business. You name it, chances are there is more than one American behind it somewhere. DNA? Discovered in America (at the University of Wisconsin I might add!). The Human Genome Project? To map the entire human DNA? Americans did it! The cure for polio? smallpox? American!
World War One? What about President Wilson, the Fourteen Points? He was the last "American cowboy". Instead? The Treaty of Versailles, the greatest fuel for the national socialists to take over in Germany. World War Two? It wasn't Iranians liberating France.
What about afterwards? One tyrant was gone, another replaced him - Stalin. The airlifts into Germany? Our planes didn't drop bombs then, they dropped food. The Cold War? How long do you think it would have stayed 'cold' without America on one side? Do you think the Germans and the Russians would keep it 'cold'?!
We should all be getting down on our knees and thanking whatever Gods we choose to pray too that the United States of America is the number one power on this planet at this current time. We are all lucky SOB's to be living in this day.
My ancestors have fought and died for people they've never met, so they could live better lives. That is what fuels the American soldier, on the ground fighting, regardless of the politics. Fighting in Cuba, Puerto Rico, fighting in Mexico, fighting in France, Germany, Russia, Afghanistan, China, North Africa, and elsewhere. Last I checked, there weren't American colonies in any of them. They weren't American settlements and none of these countries were having their resources sent back to the "Motherland".
France? It can only be bothered to fight in the Ivory Coast, one of its former colonies. Vietnam, it was the French military being actively kicked out of Vietnam that brought American soldiers there in the first place.
, it is American lives on the line to put down violent, medieval-thinking people and their fanatical, racially-inspired doctrine of global friggin' domination. You can't tell me for one bleeding second that America is the 'real threat' when there are extremists cutting other people's heads off
for setting foot in the wrong place, for having been born to something different, for having another opinion.
People have very clouded ideas about what our country stands for and what kind of actions it has taken in the relatively few years its been on this planet. Our country is an extremely progressive, extremely open and extremely lenient country for being in the position it has been in for the last 50 years. You need but look at history and the great powers of years past to figure this out. We aren't perfect, no country is because its run by humans...And if one thing is for certain, it's that we can show very poor judgement at times (an understatement)
Oh, and I don't dislike France, either. Good luck getting most Americans to say otherwise, but France has been a pretty good ally. France also happens to be one of the bastions of western civilization lol
It's just downright false to say the USA is an 'evil' or 'world threatening' country.