#609: The respect you speak of is the same as fear. Respect for a force that can destroy you is fear. The mutal destruction arangement between Russia and USA is based on the fear.
Don't get me wrong, I acknowledge that the US has done many, many things across the world that are wrong. There are many things in our history, past and recent, that I am not proud of. I have said for years that we are increasing our risk by supporting Isreal in arms. Pulling out of Kyoto and Durban was idiocy, and I was among millions of American's that wrote our senators and congresmen pleading to sit down at the table rather than claim there is no table.