Caroline is certainly correct about America. If Americans continue to further lose their Bill of Rights, we'll not be in a position to protect any other country's rights including Israel's. What began under Wilson, FDR & Reagan has now found its logical progression in Obama. What was once Sheldon Wollin's "inverted totalitarianism" has now turned extroverted & triumphalist. America's regime has become a full blown Fascistic govt., corrupted at its bureaucratic core & overtly totalitarian in its future prospects. The two major parties are only shills for the regime & offer virtually no way out of the mess in which we find ourselves & in which they created. It's also ironic that it's exactly 100 yrs. since the creation of the FED to bring us to our present miserable condition. We're no longer "the last, best hope of mankind."