The Bible teaches that one possible consequence of disobedience is accompanying fear. (Leviticus 26:36 " 'As for those of you who are left, I will make their hearts so fearful in the lands of their enemies that the sound of a windblown leaf will put them to flight. They will run as though fleeing from the sword, and they will fall, even though no one is pursuing them.")
America and all of its pervasive ungodliness and disobedience today renders it as a nation that freaks out when a leaf is blown from a tree. Even Osama bin Laden knows this. I won't suggest he himself is not feaful as his Islamic faith certainly is demonic to the core and renders its adherents as collectively fearful as well. Osama said
, in 2004, "All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the farthest point East to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al-Qaeda in order to make the generals race there to cause America to suffer human economic and political losses without their achieving for it anything of note other than some benefits to their private companies..."
The returns on our $1 trillion dollar war in Iraq can't be truly measured for decades to come. Will Al-Qaeda be as inneffective against us then as they have been since 9/11? Can we shoot radical Islam out of the hearts and minds in five or ten years time when like efforts have failed for several centuries?
There's undoubtedly a lot the public doesn't know about Iraq, Iran, Syria, Korea, global warming and the like, but all these "crises" are more than likely trumped up bogeymen used to further the might of the state. Sinful man can't help but to pursue a god-like complex because that's what his uregenerate nature demands.