KOS, on the fairness issue, if the American empire falls or withdraws from the rest of the world, the people and countries that you say we exploit are just going to have a new master, most likely China, and that will leave them wishing they had the old master back. They are brutal to their own people, and will be less so with those they conquer. Radical Islam will rule over its own empire as well, and we know how they’ll deal with any infidels in their midst. The world will not be a better place without the US. All empires fall eventually, and maybe our time is approaching but the era that follows will not be a pleasant one for most of the world’s population.