The one weapon that this countries have to use against the U.S. if they get to the point that they feel greatly threatened and decide it's time to retaliate is an economic one. Much has been written about the many countries that have conducted trade agreements by using their own currencies instead of the U.S. dollar. Russia, China, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and, believe it or not, Japan and Australia have signed agreements with one another using their own currencies.
U.S. government officials need to think much more deeply about the distinct dangers that this country faces if this trend continues and more and more nations of the world who now fear America's world domination decide to dump the dollar; they should know that this would cripple our financial system, severely destabilize this country, and bring the agenda for world domination and control to an abrupt end. And that knowledge should be enough to prompt them to stop the current path to disaster upon which they are rapidly proceeding.
Going into the future we will quite likely see more and more whistleblowers, individuals with a sense of ethics, integrity and morality, releasing government documents and exposing highly questionable, secretive and unconstitutional governmental actions to the world media. At the same time, just as happened with Edward Snowden, there will be more countries that will be willing to give these whistleblowers or, as some call them, truth tellers, protection and political asylum including Hong Kong/China, Russia and a host of other countries who have been angered by the U.S. government's world surveillance system.
Will this government ever learn its lesson? It's way past the time when America must return to being a leader among the world community of nations, not a dominating and controlling force over them. America is careening down a path leading to a national disaster in the future if its leaders cannot come to the realization that they will bankrupt this nation long before they ever control this world of 7.1 billion people.