Of course, the US has been complicit in its own demise.
This is all part of a grand strategy;
The elimination of the US as a major international 'player'.
Most who read my musings understand that I am a Christian, indeed many of my posts reference Biblical Prophecy in relation to current events.
I believe that in order for many of the major 'End Times' Prophecies to be able to come to pass, that the US has to be removed- or at least greatly diminished- as a world power.
Nowhere in the Bible's prohetic books is the United States mentioned as a major player.
Certainly, we won't rise th the direct defense of Israel in the Gog/Magog War of Ezekiel chapter 38-39.
In order for us to be removed from the world scene, major events need to happen.
May of those either already have, or are in the process of developing;
We now have a President that will NOT defend Israel.
(in fact, I believe him to be at the very least a Muslim sympathizer)
We have a starkly divided Congress that will likely remain deadlocked and unable to solve any problems until at least January 2013 (Inauguration Day)
Our Economy is teetering on the brink of collapse.
Our population is steeped in Worldly secularism, more worried about American Idol than the fates of good and decent people.
The entire Middle East is in a near total state of revolution, with the outcomes uncertain.
Soon, the radical elements such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the like, will begin to assert themselves in these fallen Muslim nations.
The chessboard is set.
The pieces are moving into place.