Little, if any, of this is real.
Instead, let's tap into the abiding paranoia that motivates Americans. It is a dangerous world. We have enemies, foreign and — especially — domestic.
What if someone wanted to destroy America. Really bring it to its knees. Impoverish its citizens, shred its Constitution, ruin its most important institutions, force it to retreat from the world and leave it with a future where a United States of America became impossible to sustain.
How would one go about it?