On the fourth of July I was launching illegal fireworks in SE Wisconsin. Later I heard North Korea was doing the same on a slightly bigger scale. Righteous indignation gave way to the fact that many in the rest of world no longer care about our concerns. Could it be our unilateral foreign policy (U.S. Strategic Command) has come back to bite us? In the 1990s the US promised the Russians we would not expand NATO. We fucked them. Not surprisingly things have come around, the Russians are trying to increase their influence on the Korean peninsula as well as everywhere else.Will the Chinese bail our ass out? I doubt it.