Have you ever wondered who’s behind all the saber-rattling and fear-mongering that goes on, for instance in relation to North Korea? Here’s a clue.
An article with the title It’s Time to Bomb North Korea: Destroying Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal is still in America’s national interest appeared in ForeignPolicy.com on January 8, 2018. Its author is Edward Luttwak, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
And who are they? According to the CSIS website, its largest corporate donors, apart from banks and oil companies, include Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, which are all nuclear weapons companies. Lesser donors include Bechtel, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Airbus, BAE Systems, Huntingdon Ingalls, Safran, and Thales, all in the nuclear weapons industry as well.
“Our trilateral cooperation with Japan and South Korea is stronger than ever,” Mark Lippert, the former US ambassador to Seoul and now a vice president of Boeing, said at a CSIS conference last December. Lockheed Martin, now in a joint venture with Korea Aerospace, describes its legacy as “going back to the Korean War”.
These are some of the companies who are behind the think-tank, which is behind the author, who is behind the saber-rattling that is bringing us closer to a nuclear war than we have been since the 1950s.