When I say allies, I mean countries that would come to the aid of the United States in time of crisis or need. I do not mean countries that barely get along with us for their convenience. Countries like Russia and Red China are not bitter enemies bent on our destruction anymore, but maintain a relationship with us because it benefits them as a nation. Neither country practices freedom, liberty, the Bill of Rights or has a true free market. Their people are oppressed. If the situation ever allowed them to take advantage of us, they would. Although not bitter enemies, they aid our bitter enemies like Iran, North Korea, and various terrorist groups. The only countries I see as true allies are England, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, France and a scattering of Eastern European countries and some countries of the former Soviet Union such as Latvia. What do you think?