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Actually, I do think some of them are happy when it happens. Why is that so far fetched? For example, the leaders that jumped at the chance for WWI were clearly not hoping for peace. They wanted an excuse for a war. It does happen. Could it happen that there are extremists in the NSA just waiting for someone to pick a fight with them? Of course.

Hell, you can see this kind of behavior in tower defense games; people build a great power and dare anyone to cross them. The only difference is that real lives are at stake, but I think the government has proven they don't see the real lives in their game. For example, they don't even tally civilian casualties. They only even seem to care about such things because they don't want to anger the public.

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