China and Russia Sending Clear Message to US

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War With North Korea? Think Twice.

So the latest news to hit the wires today indicate that two of the world’s most powerful nations may be backing and/or assisting North Korea.

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China’s Air Force staged drills along routes and areas it has never flown before indicating that they may be lining up to back North Korea should the US decided we need to go to war with North Korea.

The scoop is that China reportedly staged stealth aircraft for a military drill which sent a rather cold yet clear message to the US in that, they may be backing North Korea here.

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And of course we have Russia playing right along side China, only Russia is aiding North Korea by supplying them oil imports despite the order by the US to sanction and cut North Korea off.

Of course none of this comes as a huge surprise to me.

It is about time that the US learns its lesson in the world, you handle things with delicate diplomacy, not an iron fist as Trump has tried to do with North Korea.

Not only that, since Trump took office the US has ceased being considered the world leader or for that matter a world leading nation.

While other nations such as Russia, China and even Japan are willing to step up to the plate and offer diplomacy and compromise when and where it’s needed in times such as talk of nuclear war.

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In times like today where the threat of nuclear war is real, does it make sense for members of our government or military to hurl threats and names at North Korea’s leader? Not to mention, does it make sense for our president to do that?

Does that not seem a lot like white trash to anyone?

Picture it, if we put Trump in a stained wife beater and handed him a natty light and smoke and let him call Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man,” the picture would make perfect sense now wouldn’t it?

That is what inept trash does when it cannot reasonably justify its own bad behavior.

It hurls insults.

If Trump had been hurt in some way I could see the emotional aspect of he and his colleagues behavior, but none of them have been emotionally hurt by Kim Jong-un, so it’s nothing more than simple white trash behavior.

What our leaders here in the US currently tend to do is ignore calls for diplomacy, compromise and any form of leadership.

They make demands and if those demands are not met, Trump has a Twitter meltdown and tweets a tantrum, while members of our government back him and hurl threats and insults out.

Words always inevitably have the capacity to make or break relationships, send the wrong message to someone and they can lash out at you like a holy terror.

That tells the entire world what they are dealing with here in the US.

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Trash, it’s like a poison.    

It’s beginning to look a lot like the US is losing her allies, slowly, yet, so very surely.

Our leaders in the US are fighting and bickering amongst themselves, throwing tantrums on our evening news, insulting other world leaders and having tweet tantrums and meltdowns.

We are a nation that is unwilling to compromise.

And because of that, we may end up losing the most here.

Cristal M Clark

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US Officials Supporting North Korea?

 

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Secretary of State John Kerry – US Senator Bob Corker

 

In what I am going to go ahead and call just strange news today a couple of US Officials are seemingly adding fuel to the fire where North Korea is concerned.

 

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Secretary of State John Kerry boldly announced that North Korea should have nukes because Trump’s threats have crossed some sort of line.

To expand upon that, Kerry simply thinks that Trump needs to stop adding fuel to North Korea’s fear of a unilateral attack or something similar.

Basically, North Korea has been excused here because of  fear that they have, that Trump cannot help himself but feed.

Okay, agreed however they should then be the better country and lead the way to actual diplomatic talks instead of send out childish responses to Trump’s remarks and tweets.

 

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On the other side of the ring we have US Senator Bob Corker who really isn’t a fan of Trump’s. North Korea’s official newspaper Rodong Sinmun yesterday actually cited dear old Bob in an effort to support its own attacks on Trump.

Bob if you’ll recall has actually questioned Trump’s stability and competence not to mention he’s given Trump some rather colorful criticism for Trump’s ill thought out criticisms of North Korea and it’s ruler, Kim Jong-Un.

“Dignitaries such as Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Senate, and former officials said that the president is uselessly escalating tension with the DPRK and he has to halt the reckless blackmail and take hands off the Korean affairs.”

It actually does get just a little bit better:

“Nobody can predict when Trump does a reckless act. The only and one way for checking his rash act is to tame him with absolute physical power.

If the U.S. misjudges the DPRK’s toughest will and dares to act recklessly, the latter will be compelled to deal a resolute and merciless punishment upon the former with the mobilisation of all forces. The U.S. has no energy to prevent it. Then its regret is too late.

We warn Trump’s coteries once again. If they want to get rid of ruin, do not make reckless remarks.”

I have to admit it here, North Korea’s official newspaper sort of did hit the nail right on the head with regards to Trump.

Either way what we do know is that not even Trump’s illustrious tax plan is going to save him from everything from the Russian Collusion Investigation, to his poorly and rather absurd tweets with regards to North Korea or any other foreign state.

He simply just cannot win here and stands to lose more ground than he ever thought he could actually gain.

Cristal M Clark

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New Ransomware Attack Strikes – Russia and Ukraine

 

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware – Coming to a Country Near You Soon!

 

First can I just ask who in God’s name is naming some of this ransomware because dubbing the newest attack “Bad Rabbit” gives me nightmares about a horror movie I once saw as a child from 1972 entitled “Night of the Lepus.”

 

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This newest attack has already hit Russia and Ukraine and according to US officials, this newest attack has hit several other countries in addition to Russia and Ukraine, they have seen it hit Germany, Poland, South Korea and Turkey as well, so far.

News reports from the US are currently filtering in, slowly but the attack has in fact hit the United States, no word yet on how many have been affected.

Since the majority of the victims from this attack as it stands as of right now have been in Russia, it is fair to assume that Russia may have been the intended target here.

 

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It does actually bare some pretty eerie similarities to WannaCry and Peyta, Malware analyst Amit Serper, principal security researcher of Cybereason,  did happen to release a tweet with instructions for stopping the attack from happening.

 

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I almost hate to say it here, I have just one very small suspicion that this might be the work of some government somewhere in the world that simply wants to prove a point.

Bad Rabbit is for sure coming to a country near you sooner rather than later, but I bet you won’t be seeing it hit North Korea, any time in the near future.

Cristal M Clark

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Putin Caves to Restrictions Imposed By The United Nations

 

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United States Ready for War With North Korea?

 

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Vladimir Putin managed to catch the world by surprise today as he announced that Russia would in fact, adhere to UN sanctions against North Korea by putting a halt to various types of economic, scientific and technical ties with Pyongyang in accordance with sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council.

The sanctions by the way were imposed in November of 2016 so way to go Russia for providing that support to North Korea for almost an entire year after the fact.

 

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The EU today decided to impose a total ban of EU investment on North Korea over its continued nuclear weapons development and subsequent testing.

They handed out asset freezes and travel bans on 3 people and  6 “entities,” which are normally just companies or organizations with ties to North Korea.

The EU actually did take a pretty big step further here by putting a ban on the sale of refined petroleum products and crude oil to North Korea and to add insult to injury, the EU elected to cut the amount of money people can send to North Korea from 15,000 to 5,000 euros ($17,700 to $5,900) the amount of money people can send to North Korea.

And the icing on the cake here?

The EU also elected to forgo renewing  work permits for North Koreans working in the ministers territories, apart from refugees and others in need of international protection.

 

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As for the US, Trump is going to ask other US allies to impose further sanctions upon North Korea when the White House makes it’s scheduled trip in November to  Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

 

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It is beginning to look as if Foreign States finally realized just what a threat North Korea has become and are now taking action.

New Reports are indicating that the US is saying that they are ready for war with North Korea as well.

So?

That does leave the obvious question, is Kim Jong-Un ready to back down or risk ending up holding the very short end of the stick?

Cristal M Clark

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North Korea Launched WannaCry Ransomeware?

 

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Ransomeware – Cyberwarfare

According to newly released intel by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre it was discovered that recent cyber attacks, namely WannaCry was tied to the North Korean-affiliated hacking team Lazarus Group.

This is the team by the way that launched huge cyber attacks on Sony Pictures as revenge over the movie The Interview.

What’s more is that the President of Microsoft has confirmed to the media that the government of North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry attack.

Oddly, no one seems shocked by this news but they should be because North Korea has also been blamed rather recently for attempting to launch a cyber attack on power grids here in the US.

 

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I believe that I have mentioned this before, North Korea has been pretty quiet, sitting in the corner and building its army pretty relentlessly for quite a few years here and they are about to get a new friend in Iran if Trump continues on his ill advised back out of the Iran Nuclear deal.

 

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We can’t forget Russia either, Putin does get around and he tends to play all of the sides that he can. Russia bed’s with the best possible partner that could be of a benefit to Russia.

So Pyongyang was behind the WannaCry hack, that utilized cyber weapons that were in fact stolen from the National Security Agency here in the US and our government is still going on and on about Russian sponsored fake news, ads, social media accounts.

Forgive me here but isn’t that pretty much child’s play compared to the likes of WannaCry, nuclear war and North Korea showing the world just how powerful they really are?

Cristal M Clark

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Iran Nuclear Deal Ending – and it Could Spell Disaster for America

 

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Donald Trump vs the Iran Nuclear Deal

 

 

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The Iran Nuclear deal was signed by President Barack Obama, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China, back in 2015 it happens to lift international sanctions that were placed on Iran in return for a long-term suspension of its nuclear development program.

It is expected that Trump will announce this week not to certify the deal. According to analysts, if Trump does in fact elect to back out of the agreement it very well could derail billions of dollars in Western investment heading toward Iran and trigger European economic retaliation against U.S. businesses, which would include sanctions imposed upon the US.

Of course backing out of the deal would not be immediate because congress would have 60 days to reimpose sanctions however, analysts say that is pretty unlikely, so Trump’s decision would be left at that.

Trump does call the deal one of the worst deals ever made, and I am not sure I would argue with him on that front, however now is not the time to piss aimlessly into the wind here.

Europe has enjoyed trade with Iran since the agreement has been signed, it has proven fruitful for European countries. And take note of who it has been fruitful for, it has not been the US, so I can honestly see Trump’s point here.

All of that said, we’ve already addressed the potential sanction issue, we could also be faced with an even larger North Korean issue should we back out of the deal.

 

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Ending the deal very well could upset any of our actual allies and it will for sure without a doubt whatsoever upset Iran, who may in turn just decide to crawl into bed with Kim Jong-Un and start planning that long sought after wedding, with kids later down the road.  

And…what if Russia wants to make that twosome a threesome…

 

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So then we would be faced with not only an even bigger nuclear weapon issue,  potentially arming North Korea, we are also faced with one of the biggest cyberwar superpowers in the world potentially sleeping with North Korea.

Iran in case anyone has forgotten just so happens to have a cyber army that is a force to be reckoned with. These guys do not mess around, they don’t play at childish hacking attempts, they know exactly what they are doing and just how to do it.

The US to date couldn’t touch these guys if they wanted to.

Do we really want that whole mess right now?

It’s fair to look at it, it’s fair to say that the agreement sucks for America, I get that, but scratching it is not the right move as of today.

 

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One of Trump’s biggest achilles heels is that in part he wants to treat the US presidency as a business, his business. You cannot necessarily do that without alienating the entire world from your country.  

This actually should be an exercise Donald Trump understands. I see this all of the time at work.

A large part of my job is centered around hiring people, inevitably every time I hire someone the first move they try to make is come in like wrecking ball and change everything.

That move is the last move anyone wants to make, while changing the front end takes care of some issues, it may end up creating larger potentially more dangerous issues on the back end.

Time, well rounded knowledge of each and every move you make, learning a product i.e. America, the world, how your decision affects others, respect (earned that is, having the title of President of the United States, does not just grant you that, from anyone), dignity, the ability to be a humble leader who looked at an agreement and does not feel that it is of a benefit to the US so it might warrant an ending or even better, a change, one that would be more of a benefit to the US is the way to go about the Iran nuclear deal.

In time, again, now is not that time.

Coming in like a bull in a china shop pissing itself whilst breaking all of that fine China is a poor excuse to end the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Time, Donald Trump is of the utmost essence here, do not, screw that up just yet.

Cristal M Clark

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North Korea Threat – Not Donald Trump’s Fault

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Donald Trump and the Threat of North Korea

After scrolling through all of my social media accounts this past week, I elected to do something that you might find pretty rare for me.

We all know that I don’t really care for Donald Trump however, I keep reading a lot of comments from the mainstream media and individuals on social media, that indicate people feel that Trump is going to get the United States and all her glory into world war III.

These comments and suggestions are in response to Trump’s latest tangent about destroying North Korea, calling Kim-Jong-Un “Rocket Man.”

My favorite comment was just yesterday as I was up for a pre-work, workout at 4am, Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on air at FoxNews and responded to a question about how she felt about Trump referring to Kim-Jong-Un as “Rocket Man.”

She made some comment about Trump being a “Branding Genius.”

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Now if you must know, I drink coffee a little dolled up during those early morning workouts (I wash the coffee down with a can of GoFast in the place of water), so I was forced to make the decision to choke the coffee down and risk coughing for a good 10 minutes because it’s hard to swallow and laugh, or spit the coffee out.

I elected to choke it down.

Trump is not a branding genius here, he stole someone else’s branding and repackaged it for his own purpose that particular day.

In any case, all this blaming Trump is nonsense, the reality is it would not matter one bit who was sitting in office right now, Kim-Jong-Un has been building weapons with the clear intent on destroying other parts of the world.

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You can knock Trump all you want, it simply and point blank does not alter or change the fact that North Korea isn’t even his fault. It isn’t.

He isn’t even making it worse, it was already going to get worse regardless.

The fault goes all the way back to the Bush administration and even further back if you want to really dig up those old skeletons.

It is also the fault of other nations, in all reality all Trump is doing is simply attempting to manage the situation before it really gets out of hand.

Anyone sitting in office right now would be faced with the threat of North Korea, no matter what they did, said or how they responded to the threat.

It could be your grandmother, your mom, dad, sister, brother, uncle, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Bernie, the bum in the alley…

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Name calling or diplomacy, either way Kim’s only way to respond is to attempt to goad us into starting a war.

You can try to sell it anyway that you’d like, it would not matter one single small or big, bit!

Kim-Jong-Un wants a war, and that man will do everything in his power to get that war.

North Korea is not Trump’s fault, the threat from North Korea was always inevitable.

The only suggestions that I would have for Trump would be, never trust your allies and stop dragging your feet here.

No more name calling, tweets, etc, it’s like watching my kids when they were little “Mom, she looked at me,’ ‘Mom he said I had a tail when I was born…”

If it were me, since Kim-Jong-Un is behaving like a child, I would treat him as such. I would let him know in no uncertain terms would I bother myself to respond to anything he does until he actually fires a missile at a country the could make land, let’s remember they can’t seem to do that quite yet.

In the meantime I would not respond to anything the man says, keep ordering sanctions and wait and watch.

You give a spoiled two-year old attention, they keep behaving badly because you give into the bad behaviors.

That is Trump’s only wrong doing here, he is responding to everything and he calls Kim names.

That other piece of advice, well in the world of politics never trust anyone, especially your allies. Even if you could, you can always find one or two within that allies court that are going to undermine them if for no other reason than, because some people just want to watch the world burn.

Case in point, it is widely believed that some of the technology used to create some of North Korea’s long range missiles came right out of Russia. However, in full disclosure, it’s 2017, the technology for building a a nuclear bomb is no longer considered leading edge, let alone rocket science. 

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Another more recent case in point, those long range missiles? They are being powered by a rare yet potent rocket fuel that American intelligence agencies believe initially came from China and Russia.

Even the best of allies have issues from within, you can never truly trust them.

At the end of the day, all of this blaming Trump for North Korea, it does actually strike me as a funny notion.

If anyone had paid attention many, many years ago, this writing was on the wall so very clearly, the threat from North Korea, was always going to happen eventually.

Cristal M Clark

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North Korea to The United States – “We will Destroy You Like Rabid Dogs”

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North Korea Fires a New Missile – Japan Takes Cover

The US has confirmed as have South Korea’s media service and Japan that North Korea has fired yet another missile early Friday morning from from Sunan, which is the site of Pyongyang’s international airport.

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The missile launched in an eastwardly direction which flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean.

Residents of Japan are being asked to avoid anything that could possibly be missile debris.

The White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the launch by Chief of Staff John Kelly.

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North Korea’s September 3rd nuclear test was so strong that it actually sunk an 85 acre area on the top of a mountain above the tunnels of where the test took place. That is according to new satellite images.

What’s worst is that North Korea has threatened to destroy, not just go to war with but, destroy The United States, South Korea and Japan.

Or at least a spokesperson for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which oversees North Korea’s foreign affairs and propaganda had this to say:

“Let’s reduce the US mainland into ashes and darkness, the US should be beaten to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog.”

And with regards to Japan:

“The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us.”

And finally, about South Korea:

“The group of pro-American traitors should be severely punished and wiped out with fire attack so that they could no longer survive.”

This from a country that continues to fire ‘test’ missiles that cannot seem to hit any type of significant land mass.

They either overshoot or under-perform…

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True, Kim Jong-Un is waiting to see when would be the most opportune time to strike, however the clock is ticking the more he and his people run off at the mouth, the more enticing it is for the US to just blow up North Korea and turn it into ash rather than the other way around as North Korea has suggested recently.

Think about it, all the rabid dog threats or redneck jokes, accusations about Trump being crazy, that man, Donald Trump the one that encompasses all of those images, he is sitting in the oval office and with just a waive of the hand, North Korea could be done.

For a time, unless the entire country is wiped off of the face of the earth, we would only still be simply cutting the head off of the snake, the body will still go on.

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Simply put, Donald Trump and his team, they are pretty much the loosest of cannons we have here in America, and Donald Trump is our President, he and his team, they run this country, Kim Jong-Un might want to take note of that.

Cristal M Clark

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North Korea – Doesn’t Really Want Nuclear War?

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Experts are weighing in on North Korea -And it’s just one big ball of guessing

I’ve seen countless headlines today about North Korea, experts at every level are weighing in, according to Fox News: “North Korea could be destroyed within 20 minutes – Harry Kazianis, Director of Defense Studies at the Center for National Interest.”

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Other entertaining stories from the day include:

“Why does Kim Jong Un Want Nuclear Weapons? Experts weigh in” – CBS News

“North Korea Crisis: Russia’s Putin Warns of Global Catastrophe” – NBC News

“The Options That Have Been Tried on North Korea so Far” The Atlantic

The list goes on and on so I am sure you get the idea.

The problem with North Korea is that we do not truly understand, let alone know what it is that Kim Jong Un wants, experts are weighing in but the reality is, has anyone just simply asked the man? It may just be me here, but it seems easier to ask than it does to guess.

That pesky second problem, we do not truly understand or know exactly what his nuclear arsenal looks like, yet again “Experts” are guessing and making assumptions about what that arsenal really is. 

We can sanction the shit out of North Korea today, the reality of that is pretty simple, they’ve already built the arsenal and it is ready for use.

That leaves one final question, does anyone know exactly what the range is on his missiles or is he just toying with us all by test firing the one’s he knows will not make it to the US? Again, experts are weighing in on this intel yet, we simply do not know. 

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Trump can’t insult his way on Twitter through this one, using sanctions doesn’t solve the issue because North Korea currently has nuclear weapons ready to go.

And Putin, well he was absolutely right on the money when he suggested that “North Korea would rather eat grass than abandon its nuclear program as long as they do not feel safe.” Meaning any further sanctions are futile.

At this juncture only diplomacy and tact will work because Kim Jong Un is not going away and he has shown no sign of just giving up.

Learning to negotiate with him is the best option regardless of whether or not North Korea could be destroyed within a matter of minutes.

Just sitting around waiting to strike back and just pull the trigger because no one wants to work with Kim Jong Un is simply barbaric and uncivilized, not to mention that it carries consequences that affect the entire world, not just North Korea. 

Cristal M Clark

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