The US has been meddling in the affairs of other nations for many years, assassinating democratically-elected leaders, working behind the scenes to make the world safe for corporatations. They TALK about democracy/humanitarian aid, whatever and it is all a lie.
US meddling has made us LESS secure and invariably had bad results for the people of that nation and in the long run for us as well. It has had good results for a very few, very rich people.
They seem to think the best defense if a good offense, but no, the best defense is a good defense.