The anti-americanism thread rumbles on. But I am interested to know where you draw the line for your country's foreign policy in being a means to an end for the perceived self interest of the US. I get the feeling that a lot of your citizens are ignorant of the realities of American activities, financial, political and military in order to secure American interests. Do you really benefit from them? Would you vote for a government that would raise your taxes to make your economy less of a threat to the rest of the world or reduce your requirement for the world's natural resources? I am not so sure.