I don't think the US should worry about what Europe does on this issue. We have our own budget to worry about.
Huh? But you just said...nevermind. I'm not understanding much of anything you've posted.No, I think Russia and China fancy themselves as hegemon.
What does Iran have to do with the US having 700+ foreign military bases?The threats to democracy are the other nations, like Iran, who would want to influence geo-politics by running terrorist assets with plausible deniability.
I'm not so unwary about the spies, I agree that they arent that sophisticated, I reckon that Mossad are the only global intelligence network likely to be running sleeper agents or proxy warriors successfully over the real long term but I dont think that the Russians arent a threat, they assasinated political exiles in London in recent memory, they could have stimulated the threat of political islam by all accounts changing nationalists into political islamists in Chechnia, Kosovo, Georgia, Albania.