Your jealousy is noted, you know you can swear allegiance and become American too.<quoted text>
The raptor is a marketing miracle from Lockheed Martin.
Do you remember the B2 spirit? The fabulous invisible strategic bomber...and by invisible I MEAN COMPLETELY VISIBLE.
Can`t fly in the rain, and when it displayed at the Farnbourough airhow some bright spark from the RAF Regiment left a Rapier Radar switched on....it was very VERY visible.
Then what happens is after 5 or 10 years Lockheed will say to the US govt, "We need to generate foreign sales, can we sell a neutered version to these guys who we used to be enemies with who are now our friends"? The US Government will say "Sure, it`s all supply side economics".
Then they are your enemies again and Lockheed and the other contractors will say, "Shit we need development funding for gen 6 and 7 because the bad guys have gen 5 now...but they were the good guys remember they were the good guys" and so the circle of ridiculous defence procurement feeds upon itself.
If you want to know about war take a good look at who starts it, surely it was wrong for Dick Cheney to have something like a quarter of a million unexercised stock options in Halliburton before they got the NO BID contract for post-Iraq seeing as he was kind of instrumental in starting the war in the first place.
You are very naive.
Renounce your country and embrace America, you will feel better afterwards. L)