By Jerry Alatalo
fter the United Nations General Assembly speech by Donald Trump left most people around the Earth who heard or read it shaken, the legitimately strong response has overwhelmingly been critical. Perhaps the greatest reactions came from his use of four words, “totally destroy North Korea” – and understandably so, because a world leader threatening destruction of an entire nation of people at the United Nations is an unprecedented first.
If one places the status of the United Nations in the same category of “major human groupings” as that of a church, let’s say a Christian church since Mr. Trump is a self-professed Christian, the U.N. could be perceived as a secular church – of diplomacy, with its highest organizational goal being preservation of peace at the worldly or planetary level. One could argue that the U.N. is not any type of church in the traditional sense, but perhaps there is a relationship, as according to Mr. Trump’s religion Jesus Christ is seen as “The Prince of Peace”.
One would logically assume that Mr. Trump as an admitted Christian would practice the teachings of peace as spoken by Jesus Christ, and that his strong faith would not allow him to become spiritually throttled, constrained or subject to alteration when speaking in a secular, worldly setting. So, after it became clear Mr. Trump threatened a number of nations around the world with military action – in other words war … the total opposite of peace – one wonders exactly how strong that professed Christian faith measures, or, if it ever existed at all.
One might examine what Mr. Trump spoke about in the speech for help in assessing the measure of spiritual faith in what many perceive as the human being holding the most powerful position on Earth.
“We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government, but we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties, to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation.”
Mr. Trump (or his speech writers) makes the just case for diversity, then adds what might be seen as the “fine print” people equate with legal documents: “…respect the interests of their own people”. That provision takes “Responsibility to Protect” to a whole new level. Could Mr. Trump be suggesting here that he plans on taking military action against any nation he deems is not respecting the interests of their own people? If so, such a legal maneuver or manipulation is attempting to write one’s own new legislation, rigging the jury, all for an exclusive agenda, by expanding the boundaries of international law.
“We want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife.”
That statement is self-evident; everyone wants harmony and friendship, not war. Why did Mr. Trump and/or his speech writers feel it necessary to state the obvious here? Perhaps it’s a marketing slogan like “new and improved”, or the “new, more peaceful, fantastic United States of America”?
“And just as the founders of this body intended, we must work together and confront together those who threatens us with chaos, turmoil, and terror.”
Here, Mr. Trump chose not to share names, specifics and/or facts spelling out what “chaos, turmoil, and terror” entails, despite suggesting with vagueness dark forces on Earth who must become confronted. In other words, he’s suggesting escalation of war has become now necessary.
“No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”
People will look at what self-professed Christian Donald Trump said about totally destroying North Korea, but Jesus may have allowed another available option such as taking a shot at peace, or loving your enemy, or some action short of killing millions of innocent people uninterested in global power games gone insane.
“We face this decision not only in North Korea; it is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime, one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.”
Mr. Trump failed to share credible quotes which prove his allegation Iranians speak openly of mass murder, nor those he asserts call for “ruin for many leaders and nations in this room”. If Iran had planned and staged a violent coup against President Harry Truman in 1953, armed Canada with weapons – including the same chemical weapons used in the Iraq-Iran War – to kill millions of Americans in a brutal, multi-year Canada-U.S. war, or financially and economically sanctioned America … the American people might, understandably, be shouting “death to Iran” in their streets, as well.
“This wealth, which rightly belongs to Iran’s people, also goes to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship, fuel Yemen’s civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East. We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it. Believe me.”
As most of the world’s nations strongly approve of the P5+1 / Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) and want to keep it intact, Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu are positioning their respective nations America and Israel into greater global isolation, which might be construed as a form of disrespect for the interests of their own people.
“It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction. It is time for the regime to free all Americans and citizens of other nations that they have unjustly detained. Above all, Iran’s government must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people, and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors.”
Most serious Middle East observers and analysts would disagree with Mr. Trump and assert Iran is not a state-sponsor of terrorism but the opposite, as Iran is on the front lines in the war against ISIS, Al Nusra and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.
“The Iranian regime’s support for terror is in stark contrast to the recent commitments of many of its neighbors to fight terrorism and halt its finance, and in Saudi Arabia early last year, I was greatly honored to address the leaders of more than 50 Arab and Muslim nations. We agreed that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and the Islamic extremism that inspires them.”
The same serious analysts felt shocked upon seeing Donald Trump and members of his administration “sword dancing” in Saudi Arabia, when it’s become widely known (but unspoken) in Western circles that Saudi Arabia is the premier state-sponsor of terrorism in the world.
“As a responsible neighbor and friend, we and all others have a goal — that goal is to help them regain their freedom, recover their country, and restore their democracy. I would like to thank leaders in this room for condemning the regime and providing vital support to the Venezuelan people. The United States has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable. We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people.”
Well before the greatest false flag criminal deception of the 21st century took place on September 11, 2001, extensive planning was carried out, with the intention of engineering America’s “new Pearl Harbor” and manipulating the minds of the people of America, Britain and other nations into initiating what has become a 16-year, massively criminal war on terror. General Wesley Clark’s now famous talks describing “We’re going to invade seven countries in five years…” weren’t prophetic but simply provided facts which tragic events in the past 16 years since 9/11 illustrate were true.
The truth about 9/11 and the plan to invade seven nations are now near common knowledge after people around the world researched the facts on the internet. By failing to do the right thing – holding a new investigation of 9/11, and bringing the criminals behind the false flag to face justice – the U.S. Congress’ and American reputation along with it have suffered. The only chance for restoring America’s wounded reputation in the world is by dealing with 9/11 honestly, with a real investigation, plus sincerely apologizing to the millions harmed from wars of aggression, illegally pursued after September 11, and continuing to this day.
“In remembering the great victory that led to this body’s founding, we must never forget that those heroes who fought against evil, also fought for the nations that they love. Patriotism led the Poles to die to save Poland, the French to fight for a free France, and the Brits to stand strong for Britain. Today, if we do not invest ourselves, our hearts, our minds, and our nations, if we will not build strong families, safe communities, and healthy societies for ourselves, no one can do it for us.”
With enough reading between the lines, people might see Donald Trump is suggesting initiating, calling for the launch of, world war.
“This is the ancient wish of every people and the deepest yearning that lives inside every sacred soul. So let this be our mission, and let this be our message to the world. We will fight together, sacrifice together, and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity, and for the almighty God who made us all. Thank you, God bless you, God bless the nations of the world, and God bless the United States of America. Thank you very much.”
Think deeply about Donald Trump’s placement of “fight together” in the same sentence as “together for peace”. People around the Earth hold, and have always held, all forms of spiritual beliefs. Most traditions share a faith or belief in a higher power, or more commonly termed God, Creator, Allah, Krishna, Brahman, Great Spirit, and so on.
“All the philosophers of the world who had a religion have said in all ages: ‘There is a God, and one must be just.’ That, then, is the universal religion established in all ages and throughout mankind. The point in which they all agree is therefore true, and the systems through which they differ therefore false.”
– VOLTAIRE (1694-1778)
Jesus advocated peace, and so Christians refer to him as the “Prince of Peace”. War is the antithesis of peace, therefore war is anti-peace. Extending the logic further yet, therefore war is anti-Christ. People can decide for themselves the nature of the implied message presented in this paragraph.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter recently wrote an article sharing his thoughts about the situation on the Korea Peninsula.
“The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated an already confrontational relationship between our countries, and has probably eliminated any chance of good faith peace talks between the United States and North Korea. In addition to restraining the warlike rhetoric, our leaders need to encourage talks between North Korea and other countries, especially China and Russia. The recent UN Security Council unanimous vote for new sanctions suggests that these countries could help. In all cases, a nuclear exchange must be avoided. All parties must assure North Koreans they we will forego any military action against them if North Korea remains peaceful.”
“I have visited North Korea three times, and have spent more than 20 hours in discussions with their political leaders regarding important issues that affect U.S.-DPRK relations.”
“In June 1994, I met with Kim Il Sung in a time of crisis, when he agreed to put all their nuclear programs under strict supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency and to seek mutual agreement with the United States on a permanent peace treaty, to have summit talks with the president of South Korea, to expedite the recovery of the remains of American service personnel buried in his country, and to take other steps to ease tension on the peninsula. Kim Il Sung died shortly after my visit, and his successor, Kim Jong Il, notified me and leaders in Washington that he would honor the promises made by his father. These obligations were later confirmed officially in negotiations in Geneva by Robert Gallucci and other representatives of the Clinton administration.”
“I returned to Pyongyang in August 2010, at the invitation of North Korean leaders, to bring home Aijalon Gomes, an American who had been detained there. My last visit to North Korea was in May 2011 when I led a delegation of Elders (former presidents of Ireland and Finland and former prime minister of Norway) to assure the delivery of donated food directly to needy people.”
“During all these visits, the North Koreans emphasized that they wanted peaceful relations with the United States and their neighbors, but were convinced that we planned a preemptive military strike against their country. They wanted a peace treaty (especially with America) to replace the ceasefire agreement that had existed since the end of the Korean War in 1953, and to end the economic sanctions that had been very damaging to them during that long interim period. They have made it clear to me and others that their first priority is to assure that their military capability is capable of destroying a large part of Seoul and of responding strongly in other ways to any American attack. The influence of China in Pyongyang seems to be greatly reduced since Kim Jong Un became the North Korean leader in December 2011.”
“A commitment to peace by the United States and North Korea is crucial. When this confrontational crisis is ended, the United States should be prepared to consummate a permanent treaty to replace the ceasefire of 1953. The United States should make this clear, to North Koreans and to our allies.”
The highly-respected organization “Veterans for Peace” wrote a letter addressed to Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, conveying their common sense ideas for dealing with the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Dear President Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un,
You have both made your point.The world has seen that neither of you will back down before the threats of the other. For the sake of the world’s people, it is now time for good faith negotiations.
President Trump, you have engaged in reckless rhetoric and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea with “fire and fury like world has never seen.” We can tell you right now that you do not speak for millions of veterans in this country. We know firsthand the horrors of war, and we don’t want to see them again, not even from a distance.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, your threats to target Guam and the United States with nuclear weapons are deeply disturbing. We understand that you must defend your nation from threats of U.S. intervention. However, your words and actions, like President Trump’s, are causing a very unstable and dangerous situation.
You both have shown the other, and the world, that you have the capability of causing calamitous destruction in a distant country. You have also shown that through the strategy of “deterrence,” which holds millions of people hostage to the threat of nuclear war, you have so far been able to fend off an attack by the other.
The point has been made. Now is the time to start backing off.
It is time for each side to clearly state its conditions for negotiations. Not conditions that are deliberately designed to be impossible for the other side to accept. But conditions that are “negotiable.” There should be no unilateral “pre-conditions” for talks to begin. The people of the world are demanding peace.
The name-calling and bluffing game must stop, before someone, somewhere, makes a tragic mistake, a mistake that could never be undone. Millions of people would die a horrible death, not only in Korea, the U.S. and Japan, but also in Okinawa, Guam, China, Russia – and who knows where else.
Millions of lives are in the balance, as is the future of the human species. For the sake of our mutual survival, it is time for diplomacy. It is time to negotiate. It is time for peace. As veterans of too many wars, we beg you to start talking now.
Please let us know if we might be of assistance. We will help in any way we can.
Peace for All Koreans! Peace for All the People of the World!
Veterans For Peace