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An Online Publication of The Anonymous Anything Society- April 3, 2019


    In my humble estimation, No person knows more about North Korea; Its leadership, its capability, its dark psychological outlook on the rest of the world, particularly the United States and the threat of nuclear holocaust it poses, than the Honorable James Robert Clapper, retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Air force and Director of National Intelligence from August 9, 2010 to January 20. 2017.

    Beyond that, during 32 years in Uniform, Director Clapper was deeply involved almost from day one of his service in Intelligence gathering and analyzing, then advising key military and civilian leaders. Again, no one does it better. I have been deeply impressed by his common sense presentations when I've heard him interviewed on television and more so, as I read his new book, "Facts and Fears."

    I'm going to quote a paragraph from his book, whereby he describes a small part of his mission to North Korea in 2014, in my hope you will read all that he writes, not only about Korea, but a broad spectrum of challenges he has encountered in his work and dealt with in such an uncommonly good and modest, common sense manner. The book is a pleasure to follow.

    (Quote) I had not fully appreciated the consuming siege mentality that pervades North Korea until I visited and engaged directly with senior leaders there. The leadership elites in the North work hard to maximize paranoia among the population. Portraying the United States as an enemy that's constantly on the brink of invading it is one of the chief propaganda themes that's held North Korea together for the past sixty years. They are also deadly serious about any perceived affronts to the Supreme Leader, whom they literally consider a deity. (End Quote). Most of our readers are already aware of this, but the quote is a sample of the wisdom of General Clapper. who personally "has been there, done that" and so much more, as told in "Facts and Fears."

 - Phil Richardson, Storyteller and observer of the human condition.

    "He goes doddering on into his old age, making a public nuisance of himself."—Joseph Menchen

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