What's "the message"? "We don't pay our bills"?
My point exactly.
The message is that it's not a good idea to be friends with us, because we kick our friends in the teeth, and cower in front of our enemies.
No the message is that it's a really bad idea to turn around and betray the USA and join with our enemies, and if you do, you pretty much better start counting your remaining hours of life.