To the US, who is a threat and why, how can they use that to control them? That, is probably what they are thinking.
What I believe they will do...
Iran: They will let them go nuclear.. Iran has already stated that the next reactor/s they build will be a wholly Iranian venture (No help from
Russia) and will be using Iranian uranium. (ooh that hurts the cranium!
) Anything the US does to stop them will be seen as "against the people",
stopping cheap power and the development of Iran. So, they let them go nuclear then stage a new type of false flag.. Maybe they spread some nuclear
waste about (aerial dispersed cobalt?) and claim Iran just cannot do it safely, so the US and its allies *gags* will "help", the US steps in, sets
up a facility.. Like a tumor, once in they are very hard to remove. US in Iran, got their mitts on the spent rods and they don't have generations of
militia shooting at them. (Its what I would do in their place) Start "democracy"
North Korea.. May well be used to stage a false flag against China, or the US will attempt to turn them against China in other ways.
China.. Well.. they are most likely going to be the next superpower and the US will do anything to stop it. I would say that "Responsible global
citizenship" will be the likely banner used to force nations such as China into cooperation with the US, enforced standards, inspections and the
like. Demanding that China comply will be the US, the toothless tiger that needs the US on its side. Australia will probably be roped into sanctions
against China (Natural Gas)
Russia.. Coming into money, oil and technology, with China they once again pose the greatest threat to the US so far, Putin is one VERY smart
politician.. No doubt he has a few aces up his sleeve, probably a few of the old soviet "suitcase nukes" as well. I wouldn't put it past Russia to
stage a false flag against themselves, blame the US and develop yet closer ties to China. Russian subs have been spotted a few times snooping around
the US coastline, some people have claimed that Russia is just showing off, however it is more likely they are trying to fingerprint the US subs.
And here I am in Australia, Asia's neighbor.. a country that the US needs on its side for regional benefits, Echelon and other radar monitoring
facilities, right on Indonesia's doorstep...