Yes, we're well-armed, and we're going to stay that way, but we've also got planes and boats.
American civilians own more private aircraft than all non-U.S. airforce's in the world, combined. The UN NWO types might think that a few suicidal jihadists are a "potent force" with which to be reckoned, but they haven't seen anything compared to what enraged American civilians could do (not that we'll ever have to, mind you, as our military needs no such help from us).
And navies? Private American civilians own 20,000 **TIMES** more salt-water boats than the largest ocean-going navy. Americans are are also pretty good with GPS's, computers, and timers; and we can legally buy fertilizer at every feed store and diesel fuel at every marina. So for you UN types, you do the math. Of course, our military needs no such help, but our civilian backup is one of those nice-to-have luxuries that come as a perk to living in the free-est, richest, most powerful nation to ever grace this planet.
Messing with us is simply **NOT** a wise career move.
I mean sheesh, leave us alone and we'll trade with the rest of the world. We'll donate more Dollars to world charities than anyone else can muster on an absolute level, and we'll provide techincal aid and expertise.
Why mess with that? Why go picking a fight with the one nation that controls enough nuclear devices, chemical munitions, and biological weapons to wipe out entire continents at our whim?
Who thinks of such ridiculous notions as prodding us by hijacking our our airliners and crashing down our own civilian buildings? What can be wrought from such annoyances besides the eventual wholesale destruction of those who so attack us?
Technology. We went to the Moon more than 3 decades ago, and the rest of the world still can't match even that old feat. Only a dozen nations have even managed to build their own nukes, something that we did more than half a century ago. Stealth?!
Economy. The U.S. is it. We've gone from 23% of the world's GDP in 1983 to 30% today. We're only 4% of this planet's population, yet we have more wealth than 60% of other countries combined. We fund research and development on mere whims. We've got more money in money market funds than most entire nations will ever even see.
Military. The U.S. is it. No other combination of forces even comes close. The full might of the Soviet forces and technology at their peak saw two very different proofs of the superiority of American power in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Food. No one produces or exports as much food as does the U.S. Food and money are crucial to winning extended wars of attrition.
At the present time, there is simply no deficiency to be exploited by our enemies against us. Not economic. Not with food. Not militarily.
And here's the punchline:
Ever **IF** an enemy could get by all of the above, then they'd face the most armed civilian population in history.
We've got more guns (see this thread's lead article). We've also got more civilian planes and boats than any other nation has torpedoes and anti-aircraft missiles.
Put simply: military options against the U.S. are not feasible at this time in history.
I'm reminded of something Stalin told one of his generals when the general asked him about the occupation of America. Stalin said, "you don't occupy a nation that has 80 million snipers."
Smallpox or something similar could still do great damage. Of course, it would be even worse for the rest of the world.