North Korea – Practices the Art of War…Again

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Kim Jong Un – North Korea Shoots Missile Over Japan

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” – The Art of War, Sun Tzu


Well it looks as if Kim Jong Un, who graciously gave the world a much needed breather has decided that our break-time is over, flexing his missile power by shooting just that, over Japan.

Of course he is simply just testing the range of his missiles, in preparations for something bigger naturally or he is testing the patience of the world. 

According to some news outlets Kim Jong Un reportedly said that the missile was intended for Guam.

But the question is, will he actually go through with trying to start a war he may or may not be able to afford let alone survive?

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”

I mean, it was rumored just yesterday as a matter of fact that he possibly has a third child now? That is according to reports coming from South Korea and that very well could explain exactly just why he suspended his efforts to start a war. Perhaps he was waiting on the child’s first words, or some special occasion for it.

Kim Jong Un could very well be playing games with us altogether by making it appear that his military capabilities are much weaker than they truly are.

Then again he could also be attempting to make his nation’s military capabilities appear much stronger than they truly are.

The problem is, we are not entirely sure just how advanced North Korea’s Nuclear program is or is not as of today. 

Is the world ready to fight back not knowing what exactly Kim has sitting in his back pocket?

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”  

So far that plan has been to employ the use of sanctions, i.e. cutting the head off of the snake if you will. By decreasing the amount of money going into North Korea, the hope is that it will slow, if not halt the funds going into North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and military efforts that lean towards starting a war with any other nation.

Kim should really think about the true Art of War, because he just may lose this battle which will in the end cost him his beloved North Korea.

Taking much needed money from an already poor and struggling economy takes money from the working class, it also carries potentially severe consequences.

Consequences the world may not be willing to protect Kim Jong Un from.

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”

Cristal M Clark

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United States – Showing her true colors


And they are not red, white and blue

As we close out this historic week here in America, I know that for me personally, I am deeply saddened by what has happened since the announcement came out about our 45th President of the United States.

I am not saddened or upset by the fact that Donald Trump was elected as our new leader, I actually still find him amusing although I personally do not support everything he has ever done or said.

He did represent a growing ideal, society is tired of well, politics, the elite.

Society wanted change.

What saddens me are the behaviors that I am seeing come forth from my fellow Americans, towards one another.

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I understand both sides. American’s are saying things such as “not my president” and I understand why someone would feel that way, I respect that person, because if someone truly feels that way, it is not a mere opinion, it is a feeling that must and should be validated.

I also understand those that argue by saying they wanted a non-political person in office. I value how they feel and what they want.

What I don’t value and struggle to understand, is the hatred, disrespect and angst towards one another. I have witnessed individuals on both sides shouting hateful rhetoric at one another in stores and on the street, on social media people are unfriending and posting hateful, vicious words directed at the opposing sides…

On Fox News this morning, they showed one woman declaring at a protest last night, that “people were going to die for this,” the reporter was taken aback by what the woman said, even I was shocked.

Some colleges were excusing students who needed the day off so that they can “cope,” in some high schools across the US according to ABC news tonight students are staging walkouts and in some high schools, students are marching through the schools chanting “build that wall and white power.”

This hate, this divide, the very thing each side professes to be against, it’s a problem that we have created, fostered, hand fed and raised all on our own.

We as a people are responsible for it.

This is what we present to the world.

These behaviors and attitudes are what we are presenting to the world. The reason foreign nations say that America is dysfunctional is because this is how we behave when we dislike an outcome we do not agree with, this is how we behave when we dislike a person or how that person feels, what sex that person is and so on and so forth…

We are both telling and showing the world that if we don’t like you or how you feel here in America, we are going to riot, tell you off, cause harm and become vindictive, hateful people towards you.

We are responsible for our own feelings and behaviors, no one makes a person racist, it is a choice, no one makes a person non-tolerant, it is a choice.

Choices that individuals make for themselves.

And both sides are behaving as non-tolerant, hateful, vindictive individuals.

We are responsible for our choices to behave badly.  

We are in turn responsible for teaching our nation’s children that it is okay to excuse bad behavior as long as a majority agree with that behavior.

We are choosing intolerance, we are choosing to be cruel, we are choosing to be hateful and spiteful.

We are choosing to treat each other badly. Until we can learn to stop doing that…well you know how the story ends right?

The reality is simple, the reason you see the divide, the anger, the protesting, the rioting, the violence, from both sides, is that Donald Trump set the tone and the stage during his campaign by speaking the very same thing to the citizens of this nation.

He made it acceptable to behave this way, it was like giving permission, being elected president only drove that point home.

Having officials in office who never acted like this or showed that these bad behaviors are okay, acted like a band aid on open wounds that have never really healed.

Trumps election by default, tore the band aid off of those wounds.

Like it or not, that is the plain simple truth.

When I was a little girl, ages ago, my dad used to tell me that the monsters that I thought were under my bed, were of my own making, he urged me to start to think differently about the monsters so that I would grow to realize that no monster was really under my bed.

I never understood more so than today what the lesson was.

The thinking differently.  

We are responsible for the creation of our own monsters that lurk in our minds and in our hearts.

Cristal M Clark

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The Kremlin’s chief propagandist has warned the United States

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Any “impudent behavior” towards Moscow could have “nuclear” implications.

Dmitry Kiselyov made the announcement Monday night during Vesti Nedeli (News of the Week). Dmitry was appointed to head the country’s government owned news agency by Vladmir Putin, he is dubbed the “Kremlin’s chief propagandist.”

So what set this tiff off? Well on Friday of last week our relationship or rather our government’s relationship with Russia hit yet another sour note when Washington accused Moscow of war crimes. That was brought about because government forces, backed by Russian warplanes, launched an all-out assault to take control of the Syrian city Aleppo last month, the strike was one of 25 strikes in the city.

Long story short is that several innocent people were killed, including children.

Media reports that western powers who back the opposition to Assad have alleged the Syrian and Russian air forces are committing war crimes by using bombs to destroy underground shelters, dropping incendiary weapons indiscriminately, and targeting the city’s water supplies.
A charge that Russia has denied, they blame rebel fighters for operating in residential areas.

So naturally the UN and the US have asked Russia take a small step back from being a part of it. And, it’s been been rumored that the talk around Washington calls for a ‘Plan B’ for Syria.

Which Moscow understands as: direct military force in Syria.

From the looks of things going on it is clear that Russia is bolstering its military presence in the Mediterranean and Baltic regions.

Here is a little history about Dmitry though, he is a key part of Russia’s media operations who has been described as a “militant anti-Westerner” (shocking I know), by Russian media.

Also important to know is that he has previously stated that Russia was the only single country “genuinely capable of turning the USA into radioactive ash,” and just last year said that: “In Syria, America stands on the side of the terrorist caliphate.”

So the reality is, it is difficult to truly determine what if anything Dmitry said, is true.

What we do know for sure is that the relationship between the United States and Russia has deteriorated rather exponentially this year, so this latest news does not come as a total surprise.

Especially on top of U.S. Government officials accusing Russia as being behind some recent political hacks.

What’s not being said or talked about is the fact the U.S. Citizens seem to really like Vladmir Putin as shown by the kimdotcom Twitter poll, Trump vs Clinton vs Putin that was conducted. Overwhelmingly and also not surprisingly, people voted for Putin.


That in and of itself speaks volumes, something one would hope the U.S. government is paying attention to.

Let’s hope that if what Dmitry suggested is true that Putin and his government take into account that, american citizens would be voting for Vladmir Putin if he were running for president of the United States, rather than Trump or Clinton, who managed to turn the U.S. election process into a mockery and our newest over dramatized reality TV show.

Cristal M Clark

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On the evening of 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks commenced in Paris, France—They consisted of mass shootings, suicide bombings, and hostage-taking.

The death toll currently as of right this very moment sits at 129, 340 injured many of them critically injured.

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Why and who were the savages that so ruthlessly, senselessly and without cause took the lives of innocent individuals? ISIS took responsibility, boasted that it had members gain entry into France by posing as Syrian Refugees.  

As of today 27 US state Governors have stated they will not take refugees in which by the way is really quite absurd. States don’t really get a choice as to whether or not they take in refugees.

President Obama has explicit statutory authorization to accept foreign refugees into the United States. Under the Refugee Act of 1980,

The president may admit refugees who face “persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion” into the United States, and the president’s power to do so is particularly robust if they determine that an “unforeseen emergency refugee situation” such as the Syrian refugee crisis exists.

To further drive that point home and to remind everyone, that in Arizona v. the United States, Arizona lost. Not to mention, the US stands to lose a lot by refusing asylum to refugees of war torn nations. States also have much to lose by refusing refugees in terms of Federal funding. Try to tax your citizens more to offset the loss of Federal funds and let’s see where that gets everyone. Needless to say, the Refugee Act of 1980  has given President Obama broad discretion to allow refugees to be admitted into the United States. States must yield to that act.


It’s pretty common knowledge that the terror organisation known as the Islamic State has killed far more Muslims than Christians, Westerners, or minorities during its existence.

ap443219146492-47c8a25e2837c29b1853987bb414c1ccfa00e555-s900-c85That’s your History Lesson, numbers aside:

What about our home grown terrorists? Or mass shooters who are basically home grown terrorists of a different breed from the likes of ISIS?

Who thinks we don’t already have terrorists hiding out in this country waiting to kill again? We would be kidding ourselves if we thought we are safe.

By refusing a refugee access to safety because of ISIS we condemn an entire group of people to either die or join a cause they don’t believe in just so that they can live…what kind of sense does that make?

What’s more, we continue to bomb the shit out of ISIS which is great right? Yet by shutting our borders and doors to refugees where do you think ISIS is going to turn in order to get new recruits to man it’s needed growing army?  

We already know that ISIS preys on the disadvantaged, the poor, the desperate, the shunned by society and now the world.  If it were me in charge of an army and I wanted to dominate, I would have snuck some of my guys in as refugees, knowing that it would upset the delicate balance of taking in refugees.

It serves multiple purposes, they kill and get attention again because of the scale of coordinated effort involved in the mass attacks and countries will stop letting some of the refugees in long enough for someone to come in and recruit the refugees.

If you are looking carefully at terrorist organizations they test the fence, find a weakness and then prey on it, exploit it, and take full advantage of our response to the damage they caused.

The world’s weakness is taking in refugees from war torn countries. We can’t stand to see them suffer and consider it inhumane to not offer a safe home. ISIS saw a weakness and took advantage of it and because of that people are going to shun refugees which will allow terrorist groups to exploit those refugees and brainwash them into joining the terrorist cause.

So what’s the answer?

Before anyone says that we should close our borders and not allow any immigrants in, please allow for me to take this moment to kindly and with as much grace as I can muster, ask that you  STFU! Our ancestors stole, yes murdered in fact quite a few Native American’s so that they could steal this country from it’s rightful caretakers the Native American’s. We didn’t need it, we just desired it and killed innocent people so as to take it from them.

We then subsequently instead of becoming the caretakers, have managed to rape and violate in every possible way the land on which we all now comfortably reside upon within the US.  

We could all throw up our hands and walk away from the situation, leave refugees where they are, leave war torn nations to fight it or figure it out themselves. Nato could invoke Article 5, or nations could resume allowing refugees in but with strict and stringent rules and guidelines such as ankle monitoring, check in’s, etc.

What we should not do is turn our backs on those in need because of a group of terrorists who simply exposed a weakness in the system. We can simply find a safe and realistic solution for allowing refugees in without imprisoning them. It’s not right to condemn them to death because of ISIS. 

Cristal M Clark