Your command of grammar seems to be better than of logic, JTT.
America does not seem to be begging for an outside attack (and has not been begging for an outside attack)...it seems to be begging to destroy itself from within.
Your sense of grammar [consciously of course] and logic, not to mention history seem lacking, Frank. Look at how easily the US gets its panties in a bunch and how the poor countries of the world pay a devastating price.
The US has illegally invaded myriad countries, killed numerous people within those countries, terrorized millions of others, stolen the wealth of myriad countries the world over and you don't think that the US deserves a smack from all these peoples, all these countries. Why should they be expected to restrain themselves?
Of course they do restrain themselves for obvious reasons but that doesn't negate the fact that the US has committed egregious acts against many and in an equal world, equal in the sense of military might, the US would have been attacked many times by now.
I remember one professor, an honest sort that seems to be sorrily lacking in the US, who, the day of 9-11 said that as soon as it happened, he could easily, immediately count off on his fingers ten or so countries that it could have been.
You, if you were honest, could easily do the same thing, Frank.