The U.S.A. government seems to be at war with itself. Like all wars, what we see is theater. Behind the theater is the battle of technologies and resources. People have always– well, certainly during the 20th century– been expendable. Destroying or threatening the lives of the hoi poli to ensure pipelines from Canada? This is standard operating procedure. Obama is right to say straight that they’re messing with him. The right knows they must pressure him as much as possible to ensure their biggest priorities.