Parliamentary elections in Iran. Going to vote, people "give a slap in the hegemonic powers" and "show their determination to resist the enemy", said the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Financial, industrial and military Architects of the USA empire must have been pleased with this statement by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. After all, they know that no empire is sustained without an enemy. It is the fear of the "other" that provides the yeast necessary for sustainable growth of imperial ideology and always produces the necessary justification for new military spending and supposedly humanitarian and defensive wars.
Even if the "other," the enemy much desired that can be openly hated and will condition the internal and external policies of the empire, whether or not a military impotence truly threatens the sovereignty, business and the territory of the USA, he is and always will be applauded in the corridors of the Pentagon and within the White House oval office. The empire can not survive without the "other" and without the empire who do not survive are precisely those mentioned imperial Architects.