Global power is shifting away from the US and European empires. So both are howling with rage over the thought of anyone besides themselves having nuclear bombs. Also, revolutions and riots break out all over the place as bombs go off as 'terrorists' struggle with various empires. And all empires hate terrorism at home and LOVE it when they are doing it to unarmed or poorly armed peasants and natives. Colonization is good if European or Americans are colonizing Palestine or Ireland but no good if the Chinese move to Africa or if Africans seek to come to the US or European empires! And torture and nuclear armaments are all over the news as we look exactly like the Soviet Union.