Does the elite care about the USA?
Among the elite there are landowners and there are 'capitalists'.
Capitalists, unlike landowners, find it easy to move their money.
According to Richard K Moore, at Global Research, on February 2010 (Prognosis 2012: Towards a New World Social Order):
"Capital is disloyal and mobile.
"It flows to where the most growth can be found, as it flowed from Holland to Britain, then from Britain to the USA, and most recently from everywhere to China.
"Just as a copper mine might be exploited and then abandoned, so under capitalism a whole nation can be exploited and then abandoned, as we see in the rusting industrial areas of America and Britain."
The typical right-wing militarist - Frederick the Gay .)
Financial profit would not be the only motive.
What about wars purely for profit?
East Berlin - state control
According to Richard K Moore:
A capitalist "stirs up a war in order to make profits."
And, certain capitalists "have financed both sides of most military conflicts since at least World War I."
Wars are "the most profitable of all capitalist ventures."
The capitalist elite "pull the strings controlling the media, the political parties, the intelligence agencies, the stock markets, and the offices of government.
"And perhaps their greatest lever of power is their control over currencies. By means of their central-bank scam, they engineer boom and bust cycles, and they print money from nothing and then loan it at interest to governments."
Some would say that there are limits to growth; and that perpetual growth can no longer be maintained.
According to Richard K Moore, this explains globalization.
Certain capitalists invent new ways to make money.
American factories are moved to India and other low-wage areas.
Derivative markets are set up.
For an era of non-growth, a different game is being prepared.
"Rather than the banks going into receivership, governments are now in receivership."
Richard K Moore writes: "As we might expect, the highest priority for budgets is servicing the debt to the banks.
"Just as most of the third world is in debt slavery to the IMF, so the whole West is now in debt slavery to its own central banks. Greece is the harbinger of what is to happen everywhere."
Moore sees the advance of Soviet-style bureaucracies.
And he sees "the post-capitalist era" being like the Feudal System, with "aristocrats and lords on top, and the rest peasants and serfs."
"Those outside the bureaucratic hierarchies are the serfs, with subsistence entitlements."
"The police state infrastructure is in place and has been tested."
Notice what's been going on in Haiti?