All that brutality costs money as far as military equipment, supporting the troops basic needs and the cost of the military bases we have all over the world. All of our involvement in Countries who hate us...have done nothing but destroy the financial stability of the US. Russia won't be able to come close to spending what the US has spent for World peace. The US has acquired too much debt to continue this practice.
Are you pretending to be obtuse? I think Russiagate is bullshit but at least I don't pretend i can't understand the narrative. The conspiracy theory is that Russia installed Trump explicitly so he could destroy America from within. It's the standard fifth-column, the-quisling-stabbed-us-in-the-back narrative typical of war propaganda. Do you really not get that?
I started traveling abroad regularly in 2000 and it's been a real eye-opener. the only people I met overseas who believe the US is the leader of the free world are people who get that we're bombing people for their resources, and they're cool with that.