Um, . . . . . getting back to the (anybody have any dental floss?
NWO and stuff: the US HAS to consolidate and increase the power base just to survive in the new millenium! All the other superpowers are putting their heads together on this one.
And remember, according to prophecy the NWO cannot take hold until AFTER the Millenial Kingdom of Heaven has ruled on the Earth, and Satan, et al, will be incarcerated during that time.