The United States has lost all moral authority.
At present, there is no exemplar in the world to determine the standard that is the difference between civilized and barbaric warfare. No one has stepped forward, the Geneva convention is a joke not worth the paper it is printed on.
Anybody who still thinks that MAD doctrine will prevent World War III should convert to Scientology while they are at it, because that is also a bizarre anti rational and infantile mystery religion. The State is all everywhere you look, men have abandoned even their pretensions to be anything but genetic automatons under Darwinian influence and the secular world (which I believed in for sixteen years) stands revealed for the doorway it really is - into madness and absolute abdication of anything but the bloody red law of tooth and claw.