Corporations Mad For War While People Suffer Deprivation

Photo of United Nations in session.
Can the United Nations prevent another world war as it was created to do? Stay tuned. Photo: UN

Readers of this blog may recall that I once had a child born on Pearl Harbor Day in Tokyo, where I lived at the time. My Japanese friends did not know the Pearl Harbor Day reference. 

Me: You know, that was when the U.S. entered WW2 after Japan bombed their military site in Hawai’i. 

Them: Hmm, I may have heard something about that. (Note that they had all graduated from university in Japan.) 

Me: What day do Japanese people remember as significant in WW2?

Them: Hiroshima (duh).

Archival photo of Hiroshima devastation following atomic bomb dropped by U.S. in 1945.
Hiroshima after the U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb in 1945. Source:

Then I often asked a follow up question because I was truly curious. Why did Japan enter into a war where pilots were sent on suicide missions in planes built without landing gear in order to save dwindling resources?

The Japanese people did not want war, my Tokyo friends said. People were starving, they said. It was the zaibatsu that pursued conquest and war. 

Zaibatsu, (literally “financial clique”), were vertically integrated business conglomerates in the  Japanese empire with both industrial and financial branches.

Why do I bring this up now?

As we teeter on the brink of WW3, the zaibatsu of the U.S. empire push for war while controlling finance, media, social media, and what’s left of our industrial base building weapons of mass destruction.

Their control of information streams is devastating as Democratic Party-aligned liberals and Republic Party-aligned conservatives alike cheerlead for sending billions in weapons and cash to Ukraine.

It is nearly impossible to find a glimmer of truth about extremely significant news of the contemporary slouch toward war.

The Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines were sabotaged by underwater explosives last week, and the corporate press in the U.S. and Europe blamed..Russia?

Map with headline "Mystery leaks reported from Nord Stream gas pipelines" and 3 of the leaks pinpointed along the route of the piplines.

This is despite several facts on the ground such as: Victoria Nuland threatened the pipelines, Joe Biden threatened the pipelines, while Russia, an investor in the pipelines, could at any point simply turn off gas on their end. Reported Dave DeCamp in

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that the attacks on the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines that connect Russia to Germany offer a “tremendous opportunity” to end Europe’s dependency on Russian energy.

Now Russian gas is bubbling up in the Baltic Sea, worthless, right in the spots where NATO conducted undersea war exercises last month.

Surface of Baltic Sea with wide circle of gas bubbles visible.
Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022. Danish Defence Command/Forsvaret Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

But reporting that addresses the cui bono (who benefits?) is censored

(The practice run over Covid-19 information supression was awfully well-timed, was it not?)

Then there are the referenda in four eastern oblasts of Ukraine, which showed overwhelmingly (90%+) that people there want to join the Russian Federation.

In the corporate press the approved doublespeak for these votes is “sham.” (It is telling when you encounter the very same adjectives over and over in numerous corporate-owned media outlets.)

The reports that claim the voting in every location was faked never bother to mention that two of the oblasts have been shelled by Ukraine for the past 8 years, resulting in 14,000 deaths, most of them Russian-speaking civilians. Russia intervened by attacking Ukraine’s military which is waging war by proxy on behalf of NATO nations.

Why do I believe the voting was authentic? Because I follow several independent journalists who went there, observed the polls, interviewed people on the street, and reported on it. Eva Bartlett and Vanessa Beeley were both informative sources.

The UN Security Council failed to declare the referenda “illegal” when put to a vote last week.

Meanwhile, the wheels are coming off the kamikaze airplanes. 

The British pound and the euro are struggling along with their populations who face high rates of inflation, in many cases hunger, and a very cold winter ahead due to sanctions blocking Russian fuels they depended on. And even if they change their minds about the sanctions, the pipelines are defunct and will require months of repairs to be functional.

As if conditions weren’t bad enough, the military-industrial-congressional-media complex is simultaneously gearing up to confront China, because that’s the end game. 

Taking Russia out first, as a key ally to China, is the plan for world domination.

Screenshot of a Telegram post by @intelRepublic: BREAKING NEWS US, Jpan, and South Korea to begin joint anti-submarine warfare exercises tomorrow near Korean Peninsula for first time in 5 years, with aircraft carrier (depicted) to participate.

Yesterday, North Korea conducted test launch of 2 ballistic missiles from North Korean territory.

What day do you think your children will remember if they survive WW3?

Sabotage Of Both German-Russian Gas Pipelines — Whodunit?

Tweet from Lowkey sharing Polish member of the European Parliament Radek Sikorski's tweet "Thank you, USA" with a photo of gas bubbling to surface from damage to Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic Sea. Quotes Biden's promise to 'bring an end to it"

I was traveling yesterday while following news of underwater explosions disabling both Nord Stream gas pipelines and a potential repeat of Hurricane Katrina level-flooding with Ian dumping a foot of rain on very low, very flat parts of Florida.

About the latter, the best comment seen so far is:

Tweet from Themperor Kennedy reading "I've never understood why we give hurricanes people names. We should name them after the top 500 carbon-emitting corporations or something."

Link to tweet

About the pipeline sabotage, let me just say I have the same sinking sensation I experienced on 9/11. As a student of history, this looks like a history-changing event no matter who did it. 

But whodunit? 

A digest for today’s reading or viewing.

Pepe Escobar

Germany and EU Have Been Handed Over a Declaration of War

George Galloway

The Galloway Show #24

Joe Lauria

The Timing Of The Pipeline Attack

The Saker

Sitrep on Nordstream 1 and 2 gas pipelines

Tweet from NATO: "#NATO exercises present opportunities to test new unmanned systems at sea, ensuring that Allies can work together to counter  current and future security challenges." With a photo of a ship and rubber dinghy with NATO troops deploying something into the water.

Shared by IntelRepublic on Telegram with this comment:

COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT! Whoever’s manning NATO’s Twitter page seems to not bother keeping up with current events, turning heads after posting BOAST on alliance’s testing of new “unmanned systems at sea” on SAME DAY as alleged SABOTAGE of Nord Stream pipelines, prompting some onlookers to CONNECT THE DOTS and question whether the post is CURIOUS COINCIDENCE or unintentional revelation of supposed NATO interference. 

What’s for sure is NATO’s social media is LEAKY and in DIRE NEED of a plumber 💦

Meanwhile, in what had formerly been the biggest Ukraine war news of the day, all four Oblasts voted to join the Russian Federation. 

Eva Bartlett (Canadian journalist on the ground in Donetsk)

My interview from Donetsk on the people’s eagerness to vote to join Russia

Yet another history-changing event as now Ukraine shelling Donbas, as they have done continuously for the last several years, will be attacking Russian territory if the Russian Federation accepts them as anticipated.

What’s a concerned mom and grandmother to do? 

1) Find useful information outside corporate media sources.

2) Hold on, this wild ride will only get wilder as the U.S. empire managers lash out in desperation against the threat they perceive in the potential unification of Eurasia. Russia + Germany economic cooperation is currently broken, but the Russia + China bond may be impossible to rend asunder. In fact, it seems to be strengthened with each U.S./NATO action targeting either one of them.


I received feedback on this post for including a link to George Galloway’s take show episode #24.

I apologize for not listening beyond the initial segment on the Nord Stream attacks. Galloway went on to express transphobic remarks and also to explain his labor stance on the dangers of unregulated immigration.

Had I listened to those segments I would not have promoted his video.

Thanks for reading, and know that I always appreciate hearing from you.

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