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*72 years after "The Day which will live in Infamy", Dec. 7, 1941, myths
still surround the Japanese attack that plunged the US into WWII.


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Dec. 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

On 7 December 1941 the greatest disaster in United States history occurred. Truly this was and is, “’A date which will live in infamy.’”(Costello 1), but not for the bombing of Pearl Harbor, rather for the deception and the mis-guidance used by the Government and Franklin D. Roosevelt. In a purely artificial chess game Roosevelt sacrificed over 2400 American Seamen’s lives, thanks to his power as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. By over-looking the obvious facts of an attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt was able to control both the political and economic systems of the United States. Most of American society before the Pearl Harbor bombing believed in the idea of isolationism.

Franklin D. Roosevelt knew this, and knew the only way in which United States countrymen would take arms and fight in Europe’s War was to be an overt action against the United States by a member of the Axis Power. Roosevelt also believed Hitler would not declare war on the United States unless he knew they were beatable. There are numerous accounts of actions by Roosevelt and his top armed forces advisors, which reveal they were not only aware of an attack by Japan, but also they were planning on it, and instigating that attack. On 7 October 1940, Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. McCollum, head of the Far East desk of the Office of Naval Intelligence, wrote the eight-action memo.

This memo outlined eight different steps the United States could do that he predicted would lead to an attack by Japan on the United States. The day after this memo was giving to Franklin D. Roosevelt, he began to implement these steps. By the time that Japan finally attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, all eight steps had occurred (Willy 1). The eight steps consisted of two main subject areas; the first being a sign of United States military preparedness and threat of attack, the second being a forceful control on Japans trade and economy. The main subject area of the eight-action memo was the sign of United States military preparedness and threat of attack. McCollum called for the United States to make arrangements with both Britain (Action A) and Holland (Action B), for the use of military facilities and acquisition of supplies in both Singapore and Indonesia.

He also suggested for the deployment of a division of long-range heavy cruisers (Action D) and two divisions of submarines (Action E) to the Orient. The last key factor McCollum called for was to keep the United States Fleet in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands (Action F). Roosevelt personally took charge of Action’s D and E; these actions were called “pop up” cruises. Roosevelt had this to say about the cruises, “’I just want them to keep popping up here and there and keep the Japs guessing (Stinnett 9).’” With the fleet located around Hawaii and particularly in Pearl Harbor a double-sided sword was created; it allowed for quicker deployment times into South Pacific Water, but more importantly it lacked many fundamental military needs, and was vulnerable due to its geographic location. To understand the true vulnerability of Pearl Harbor one must look at Oahu, the Hawaiian Island that the military base is located. The North part of the island is all mountains, these mountains hinder the vision of military look out points, making an attack from the North virtually a surprise until the sound of fighter planes are over head.

There were many key military needs that were missing from Pearl Harbor, and they were; a lack of training facilities, lack of large-scale ammunition and fuel supplies, lack of support craft such as tugs and repair ships, and a lack of overhaul facilities such as dry-docking and machine shops. Commander in Chief, United States Fleet - Admiral James O. Richardson, was outraged when he was told by President Roosevelt of his plans on keeping the fleet in Hawaiian Waters. Richardson knew of the problems and vulnerability of Pearl Harbor, the safety of his men and warships was paramount. In a luncheon with Roosevelt, Richardson confronted the President, and by doing so ended his military career. Four months later Richardson was removed as commander-in-chief, and replaced by Rear Admiral Husband Kimmel (Stinnett 11).

Kimmel by many top Naval personal was looked down upon on, for taking orders from Roosevelt and not considering the immediate dangers he was putting the fleet in. The second part of McCollum’s eight-action memo was a forceful control on Japans trade and economy. He insisted that the Dutch refuse to grant Japanese demands for oil (Action G), and a complete embargo of all trade with Japan (Action H), by the United States. This embargo closely represented a similar embargo that was being imposed by the British Empire. McCollum also knew that if Japan controlled the Pacific, it would put a strain on America’s resources for copper, rubber, tin, and other valuable goods. These imports from the Pacific were all essential to America’s Economy, and to protect these trading routes McCollum insisted for all possible aid to be given to the Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek (Action C).

Japan had some control over China due to a military operation, which took over part of the country. Thanks to the control, Japan took and used many raw goods from China that were not in abundance in their own homeland. The government of Chiang Kai-shek was completely against Japan, and with economic support from the United States, they were able to deny certain possessions from Japan. The United States Government and United States Navy by withholding important information about the bombing of Pearl Harbor have done everything they can do to protect the integrity of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the government. True nationalist believe this information is withheld from the general public in order to protect national security, and not to hide a conspiracy that was created by the United States Government some fifty years ago.

This school of thought asks people and wants them to think, “How in the world could the President of the United States sacrifice over 2400 American seamen’s life’s, horrific amounts of damages to the Fleet, and tremendous amounts of destruction to Army fighter planes?” This group also asks, “In the past fifty years why has there not be one single piece of hard evidence which links Roosevelt to Pearl Harbor, or why has there not been one person who had top security clearance to come out and say something about Roosevelt and his involvement with the bombing?”

On 5 December 1941 at a Cabinet meeting, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox said, “Well, you know Mr. President, we know where the Japanese fleet is?” “Yes, I know, …Well, you tell them what it is Frank,” said Roosevelt (Toland 294). Knox became extremely excited with the ok from Roosevelt, and he went to tell the group of where the Japanese were and where they were headed. Just as Knox was about to speak Roosevelt interrupted saying, “ We haven’t got anything like perfect information as to their apparent destination (Toland 294).” All Navy reports showed the Japanese were in Pacific Water, and were in a direction towards Hawaii and Pearl Harbor. Roosevelt knew this information, but one must wonder why in the world would he not want to tell his cabinet this information, unless he wanted to hide something? On 6 December 1941 at a White House dinner Roosevelt was given the first thirteen parts of a fifteen part decoded Japanese diplomatic declaration of war and said, “This means War (Toland 318).”

 Later that night, Roosevelt along with top advisor Harry Hopkins, Henry Stimson, George Marshall, Secretary of the Navy Knox, with aides John McCrea and Frank Beatty deliberately sat through the night waiting for the Japanese to strike Pear Harbor (Toland 320). Not until the morning of 7 December 1941 at 7:55 Hawaii Time did Japan deliberately and forcefully attack the United States at Pearl Harbor, finally ending disillusioned isolationist ideas of an only European War. United States countrymen immediately ran to recruiting offices after the news of the attack, to join the armed forces and fight against the Japanese and Hitler.

 Beyond a doubt Pearl Harbor was President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s back door into the European War. Roosevelt’s decisions and actions were very much so, deliberate and calculated, in order to lead a victorious Allied Powers in World War II. By provoking the Japanese and the foreknowledge of an attack on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt along with his top advisors and the Federal Government are truly to blame for the lost of American life’s and American property. 7 December 1941 shall be a day in American history, which will be remembered as “a day of deceit.”

Works Cited

Costello, John. Days of Infamy. New York: Pocket Books, 1994. Stinnett, Robert B. Day of Deceit. New York: The Free Press, 2000. Toland, John. Infamy. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1982. Willey, Mark. “Pearl Harbor Mother of all Conspiracies.” 13 Mar. 2001. Works Consulted Larrabee, Eric. Commander in Chief. New York: Harper & Row, 1987. Prange, Gordon W. December 7, 1941 The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1988. The Roosevelt Years to United States Enters World War II. Videocassette. By Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Flimic Achieves, 1995. 75 mins. Thompson, Robert S. A Time For War. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1991.

Why did Roosevelt want to enter into World War II? Was it to defeat the tyranny of Hitler? Stalin, who was our partner during the war, was even more vicious and tyrannical than Hitler. Was it to stop the aggression of the Japanese? Before the war, this country did everything it could to give Japan no choice and goad them into waging war.
Roosevelt was a 33rd degree mason. That is the highest level one can attain in the satanic Masonic order. One of objectives of the lucifer worshipping Masonic order is to establish a one world government. After World War I these people tried, and failed, to start a one world government organization, The League of Nations. Realizing they would need another world war to finally create such an organization, they manipulated world events, started and won World War II, and created the United Nations, the tool for the final phase of one world government.



Did President Franklin Roosevelt Have complete
Knowledge of the Attack on Pearl Harbor? 

Pearl Harbor
Did FDR know in advance? Was there a cover up when the truth was revealed? truth was revealed?


Members of the family of Adm. Husband E. Kimmel at a hearing during the Congressional Pearl Harbor inquiry in 1995. Edward ``Ned'' Kimmel, second from right, said the review still fell short of exoneration of his father, Adm. Kimmel and Gen. Walter C. Short.


A question of honor: After 59 years, military commanders may be exonerated of wrongdoing

By William Brand

For 59 years, the names of Adm. Husband E. Kimmel and Gen. Walter C. Short have carried the stigma of two men who were either incompetent or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and left way out of the loop.

Just before 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, Kimmel and Short watched as carrier-launched Japanese aircraft crisscrossed above the Hawaiian Islands, their bombs, torpedoes and bullets laying virtual waste to U.S. military installations, men and machines commanded by the two career officers.

It was the Sunday morning attack on Pearl Harbor, and it began the United States' direct participation in World War II and ended the careers of the islands' two top military commanders, both of whom had stellar service jackets.

Now, the U.S. Congress wants to reverse the actions taken against the Navy's Kimmel and Army's Short following the attack. It is asking, by a joint resolution, that President Clinton exonerate the two men.



U.S. Army Photo/ Mrs. Florence Short pins the three stars of a lieutenant general on her husband Gen. Walter C. Short on Feb. 1, 1941. A year later Short was forced to retire in disgrace. .

The key to the resolution is simple: Washington failed to warn Kimmel and Short that intercepted Japanese radio messages showed war was imminent.

The resolution asks Clinton to clear Kimmel and Short of any wrongdoing and to posthumously grant them promotions - promotions that were given to every other World War II flag officer upon retirement, but were denied Kimmel and Short.

Retired in disgrace, Short died in 1949; Kimmel in 1968. Both were refused courts martial - trials that would have given them a chance to clear their names.

Relentless pleas

What has brought this latest effort to restore the names and memories of Kimmel and Short to ones of respect is the relentless pleas of their families and investigations by the government and by historians.

Helping the cause is a book published last year by Oakland resident Robert Stinnett, a WW II Navy Veteran turned historian. His ``Days of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor,'' documenting for the first time the real lack of intelligence information given to Kimmel and Short, continues to draw both raves, from supporters, and objections, from those who flatly say there was no conspiracy to deprive the two commanders of needed information.

The Congressional resolution cites a number of government Pearl Harbor inquiries and notes, for example, that a 1995 Department of Defense study concluded ``Army and Navy officials in Washington were privy to intercepted Japanese diplomatic communications ... which provided crucial confirmation of the imminence of war.''

Rejected by Congress previously, this version of the resolution has garnered powerful, bipartisan backing. In the U.S. Senate, Delaware's Republican William Roth and Democrat Joseph Biden Jr., carried the proposal, along with Republicans Jesse Helms of North Carolina and Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, John M. Spratt Jr., D-S.C., and Floyd Spence, R-S.C., were co-sponsors. After approval, the resolution was included in the defense appropriations bill, which cleared Congress Oct. 30.

Clinton has already signed the appropriations bill, but still must sign an order concerning the Pearl Harbor commanders to put the Congressional resolution into effect.

Future uncertain

So what are the chances of approval of the resolution this time? Perhaps a tossup at best. The White House has no comment, and a Department of Defense spokeswoman at the Pentagon said it's unsure if the Army and Navy will recommend that the President sign the resolution.

``There's still a lot of opposition here,'' the spokeswoman, Cathy Abbott, said. U.S. Army historian Col. Fred Borsht served on the 1995 Pearl Harbor inquiry panel and retains his belief that Kimmel and Short should not be exonerated.

``It's a time-honored tradition in the armed services that the senior man on the spot when something happens bears ultimate responsibility,'' Borsht said. ``During the investigation, we went to Pearl Harbor; we looked at Battleship Row; we also looked at all the millions of pages of documents. I think there were nine investigations,'' he said.

``Speaking only for myself, I came away convinced that both of these men - who were good men and had been very successful - simply failed to appreciate that technology had changed and it was, in fact, possible for our forces to be seriously hurt by an aerial attack,'' Borsht said.

Opinions in the military notwithstanding, members of the Kimmel and Short families hope the resolution will be signed by Clinton. ``A lot of us have been working for a long time and I'm tickled to death,'' said Edward R. ``Ned'' Kimmel, Adm. Kimmel's son.

Stinnett's involvement

Robert Stinnett's book Days of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor

The Kimmel and Short families say openly that Stinnett's ``Days of Deceit'' and its conspiracy implications helped turn sentiment in their favor in Congress.

Short really died of a broken heart, and the fact that he could never clear his name haunted Kimmel, Stinnett said. If he helped, he's very pleased, he said.

Stinnett's book, published by the Free Press, an imprint of the New York publisher Simon & Schuster, is based on thousands of long secret American intercepts of Japanese fleet radio messages that he obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The documents indicate America did know an attack was coming.

This is historical revisionism. For decades, revisionist historians have argued that Kimmel and Short were kept in the dark, because President Franklin D. Roosevelt needed Japan to attack the United States to inflame Americans and force the country from its isolationist stance.

It worked, the argument goes. America entered the war.

The congressional resolution stops short of calling it a conspiracy. Congress cites the 1995 report which found that ``the evidence of the handling of [the intercepted Japanese] messages in Washington reveals some ineptitude, some unwarranted assumptions and mis-estimations, limited coordination, ambiguous language and lack of clarification and follow-up at higher levels.''

Nuts, Stinnett says. There was a conspiracy to keep Kimmel and Short out of the intelligence circle and it extended as far as Roosevelt. Most historians, though, say Stinnett's trail of uncovered memos doesn't squarely nail Roosevelt.

With or without a Roosevelt smoking gun,``Days of Deceit'' has created a furor. More than 100,000 copies have been printed. It will soon be published in Japanese, and a paperback version with a new epilogue, adding more documentation showing the attack was no surprise in Washington, is scheduled in the United States in a few months.

``We're so grateful to Mr. Stinnett,'' said Emily Short, the general's daughter-in-law, who lives in Las Cruces, NM. ``I credit ``Day of Deceit'' with being the needed impetus to shake the Congress loose from the forces opposing the truth,'' she said.

In Wilmington, Del., Ned Kimmel, 79, a retired lawyer and the admiral's only child, said the Stinnett book added another important chapter to the long struggle to vindicate his father and Short.

``When ``Days of Deceit'' came out last December, there was a seminar about Adm. Kimmel by the Naval Historical Foundation. The book had some helpful information, and it was read by an awful lot of people,'' he said. Kimmel said a committee is working hard to convince Clinton to sign the proclamation.

``My opinion is this,'' Kimmel said, ``finally, after all these years, the people of the United States in the form of the House and Senate have addressed this question, and my father and Gen. Short are exonerated.''

Most mainstream historians say there never was a plot. But revisionists long have argued that the attack was anticipated in Washington.

Dissident revisionists argue that Pearl Harbor, while horrible, did what Roosevelt wanted: It galvanized Americans and drove the country into World War II against the Axis powers.

Congress was right to pass the resolution, Stinnett says. The conspiracy is no theory. It really happened, he believes.

Researching the book

It took Stinnett, a retired Oakland Tribune photographer who served in the Pacific in WW II, 17 years of research through volumes of previously classified U.S. intercepts of secret Japanese radio messages and government memos to produce the book. The radio intercept-code-breaking information went to Washington, but it didn't come back to Pearl, he said. He learned about America's secret code-breaking war 20 years ago during a visit to ``Station Cast,'' a former radio signal listening post in Hawaii, while on a Tribune assignment.

After retirement, Stinnett started his own investigation - interviewing former American military communications personnel and asking our government for long-classified messages, now controlled by the National Security Agency.

When he was rebuffed - he began firing off Freedom of Information requests - called FOIAs and based on a law first passed by Congress in 1966, requiring the government to make records public unless it is in the modern-day security interests of the country to keep them secret. They're regularly submitted by investigative journalists, but little used by academics. Today, his office is stuffed with tens of thousands of declassified memos and messages.

Despite Stinnett's exhaustive effort and support for his conclusions, his detractors are equally strong in their belief that he has not supported his case.

Stanford History Professor Barton Bernstein said Stinnett's evidence linking Roosevelt to a plot to allow the Japanese to bomb Hawaii, is flimsy. ``This is a book full of speculation; the evidence seems to be lacking,'' Bernstein said. He admitted he knows nothing about the Navy's message intercept and code-breaking prowess.

At the University of California, Berkeley, History Professor Anthony Adamthwaite takes a more neutral stand. ``There really isn't enough evidence to say if the Roosevelt Administration knew of an imminent attack on Pearl Harbor,'' Adamthwaite said.

``No doubt there was monitoring of Japanese transmissions going on - but electronic intelligence was quite new at that time. Now we have the leisure to analyze this data,'' he said. ``But at that time - there was a tremendous amount of data coming in and the question was - who read the intercepted signals?''

``I don't think the evidential chain is strong enough to reach the conclusion that the White House let the attack happen,'' he said. ``You have to realize - for Japan to attack an American base so far way - that would seem like a crazy thing to do from the American point of view.''

The code question

U.S. Navy Photo/ Adm. Husband E. Kimmel, the U.S. Naval commander in Hawaii at the time of the Japanese attack, retired in disgrace. He died in 1968 - still unable to clear his name.

David Kahn, author of a definitive book on U.S. code-breaking, leveled a scathing attack on Stinnett's code research in the latest issue of the New York Review of Books.

The operating Pearl Harbor attack story long has been that the Japanese Navy task force, commanded by Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, kept strict radio silence as the fleet crossed the Northern Pacific en route to Pearl. That's what really happened, Kahn said. No wonder.

``Central to the surprise [attack] was the radio silence of the strike force,'' Kahn says. ``The Japanese commanders and radio operators alike, say unanimously they never transmitted any messages.''

He adds that the Japanese code at that time, labeled JN 25, by the United States, had not been cracked, and U.S. intelligence summaries produced in Hawaii stated there was no information on submarines or carriers.

Now it's Stinnett who is scoffing.

Sitting in his basement office in his house near Lake Merritt, he pulls out a sheaf of photocopied message intercepts from the days and hours before the Pearl Harbor attack. All were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act in May of this year.

The intercepts show that American radio operators in Hawaii, Corregidor in the Phillippines and near Half Moon Bay here in the Bay Area tracked the Japanese fleet before the Pearl Harbor attack. The information went to Washington - but it never reached the two key commanders in Hawaii, Stinnett said.

He also produces a communiqué from the listening station on Corregidor: ``We are redoing enough current traffic to keep two translators very busy,'' the station commander wrote Washington on Nov. 16, 1941.

Stinnett adds that after his book was published, four retired Navy officers who worked at the Navy listening post in San Francisco in 1941 contacted him. One is Charles Black, husband of former U.S. Ambassador and film star Shirley Temple Black. ``These guys knew we had broken the Japanese code,'' Stinnett said.

``They didn't say definitely they knew Pearl Harbor was being attacked. But they said the threat was very well-known in their department in San Francisco,'' he said.

The admission that American cryptographers had broken the Japanese code was kept in secret U.S. Navy vaults until this May, Stinnett said.

Stinnett believes that one reason the National Security Agency remains reluctant to declassify the rest of the Pearl Harbor documents is because the United States still relies on communications intelligence.

``Who knows? Maybe there's some way they can track Saddam Hussein. Maybe they're monitoring his radio communications, and they don't want publicity about what our government does,'' he said.

Meanwhile, the mystery continues.

Still digging

After ``Day of Deceit'' came out last December, the National Security Agency reviewed documents about U.S. intercepts of coded Japanese messages before Pearl Harbor that Stinnett had requested.

``They withdrew about two dozen documents,'' Stinnett said. ``I don't know what in the world was in the text - all I have is the withdrawal slips.''

Not to worry. Stinnett has filed a new Freedom of Information Act request, naming the 24 withdrawn documents.


A Historian Investigates A Tough Question: Where Was The General?

Did Gen. George C. Marshall go horseback riding while Pearl Har bor burned? Or, was he too busy preventing the commander of that Hawaiian military installation from being warned of the coming attack?

It would be an interesting exercise to endeavor to reconstruct Gen. George C. Marshall’s movements after he left his office at mid-afternoon on December 6, 1941, following the translation of the Kita message and the information that the Japanese pilot message had arrived, indicating that the reply to Secretary of State Cordell Hull’s ultimatum of November 26 was about to arrive. It had been assumed from the 26th onward that this would indicate that war would probably come at any moment.

We have an impressive but neglected background for this analysis which not even revisionist historians have seriously considered. They have usually accepted the legend of Marshall’s morning horseback ride in Rock Creek Park, his late arrival at his Pentagon office at 11:25 Sunday morning, his reading there for the first time the 14-part message and the time of delivery message, and his subsequent decision to send a message to Gen. Walter Short in Hawaii, which he then composed and sent through the Signal Corps by slow commercial radio.

We now have a conclusion to reckon with. President Roosevelt, apparently being informed or convinced by the morning of December 4 that the Japanese would attack at Pearl Harbor on the morning of the 7th, directed Marshall to take steps to assure that no communications could be sent to Pearl Harbor unless cleared by him (Marshall). This made it certain that no warnings would be sent through Army channels. Marshall then conferred at once with Admiral Harold Stark and told him of Roosevelt’s directions, which Stark apparently accepted. In explaining or excusing any of his actions after this time, Stark always fell back on the statement that all he did was under the orders of a “higher authority,” which could only have been Roosevelt, for Marshall did not outrank Stark.





FDR Pearl Harbor Conspiracy - 44 Min

FDR and the making of a war
by Srdja Trifkovic

Some of our readers may be shocked by the mere intimation that the government of the United States in general, and its chief executive in particular, could be capable of criminal conspiracy resulting in thousands of lost American lives. In deference to their sensibility we shall refrain from making any such suggestion. On this, 59th anniversary of Pearl Harbor we shall limit ourselves to a brief summary of what some less idealistic souls have dubbed the "mother of all conspiracies."

Their claims can be summarized as follows: President Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted to enter the war in Europe, especially after the fall of France (June 1940). In this desire he was supported by the old elite of Anglophile Wasps and by the increasingly influential Jewish lobby. In June 1941 they were joined by the assorted leftists who cared about the Soviet Union more than about America. After meeting FDR at the Atlantic Conference (August 14, 1941) Churchill noted the "astonishing depth of Roosevelt's intense desire for war." But there was a problem: the President could not overcome the resistance to "Europe's war" felt by most Americans and their elected representatives.

The mood of the country was a problem, and Roosevelt therefore resorted to subterfuge. He systematically and deliberately provoked the Japanese into attacking the United States. His real target was Hitler: Roosevelt expected the German dictator to abide by the Tripartite Pact and declare war on America, and hoped that Hitler's decision would be facilitated by a display of America's apparent vulnerability. Accordingly, even though Roosevelt was well aware of the impending attack on Pearl Harbor, he let it happen and was relieved, even pleased, when it did. The evidence is circumstantial, of course, and chronologically its more important elements proceed as follows:

1. In the summer of 1940 Roosevelt ordered the Pacific to relocate from the West Coast to Hawaii. When its commander, Admiral Richardson, protested that Pearl Harbor offered inadequate protection from air and torpedo attack he was replaced.

2. On October 7 1940 Navy IQ analyst McCollum wrote an eight-point memo for Roosevelt on how to force Japan into war with U.S., including an American oil embargo against Japan. All of them were eventually accomplished.

3. On 23 June 1941 - one day after Hitler's attack on Russia - Secretary of the Interior and FDR's Advisor Harold Ickes wrote a memo for the President in which he pointed out that "there might develop from the embargoing of oil to Japan such a situation as would make it not only possible but easy to get into this war in an effective way. And if we should thus indirectly be brought in, we would avoid the criticism that we had gone in as an ally of communistic Russia."

4. On 18 October Ickes noted in his diary: "For a long time I have believed that our best entrance into the war would be by way of Japan."

5. The U.S. had cracked key Japanese codes before the attack. FDR received "raw" translations of all key messages. On 24 September 1941 Washington deciphered a message from the Naval Intelligence HQ in Tokyo to Japan's consul-general in Honolulu, requesting grid of exact locations of U.S. Navy ships in the harbor. Commanders in Hawaii were not warned.

6. Sixty years later the U.S. Government still refuses to identify or declassify many pre-attack decrypts on the grounds of "national security"!

7. On November 25 Secretary of War Stimson wrote in his diary that FDR said an attack was likely within days, and asked "how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot without too much danger to ourselves. In spite of the risk involved, however, in letting the Japanese fire the first shot, we realized that in order to have the full support of the American people it was desirable to make sure that the Japanese be the ones to do this so that there should remain no doubt in anyone's mind as to who were the aggressors."

8. On November 25 FDR received a "positive war warning" from Churchill that the Japanese would strike against America at the end of the first week in December. This warning caused the President to do an abrupt about-face on plans for a time-buying modus vivendi with Japan and it resulted in Secretary of State Hull's deliberately provocative ultimatum of 26 November 1941 that guaranteed war.

9. On November 26 Washington ordered both US aircraft carriers, the Enterprise and the Lexington, out of Pearl Harbor "as soon as possible". This order included stripping Pearl of 50 planes or 40 percent of its already inadequate fighter protection. On the same day Cordell Hull issued his ultimatum demanding full Japanese withdrawal from Indochina and all China. U.S. Ambassador to Japan called this "The document that touched the button that started the war."

10. On November 29 Hull told United Press reporter Joe Leib that Pearl Harbor would be attacked on December 7. The New York Times reported on December 8 ("Attack Was Expected," p. 13) that the U.S. knew of the attack a week earlier.

11. On December 1 Office of Naval Intelligence, ONI, 12th Naval District in San Francisco found the missing Japanese fleet by correlating reports from the four wireless news services and several shipping companies that they were getting signals west of Hawaii.

12. On 5 December FDR wrote to the Australian Prime Minister, "There is always the Japanese to consider. Perhaps the next four or five days will decide the matters."

Particularly indicative is Roosevelt's behavior on the day of the attack itself. Harry Hopkins, who was alone with FDR when he received the news, wrote that the President was unsurprised and expressed "great relief." Later in the afternoon Harry Hopkins wrote that the war cabinet conference "met in not too tense an atmosphere because I think that all of us believed that in the last analysis the enemy was Hitler... and that Japan had given us an opportunity." That same evening FDR said to his cabinet, "We have reason to believe that the Germans have told the Japanese that if Japan declares war, they will too. In other words, a declaration of war by Japan automatically brings..." - at which point he was interrupted, but his expectations were perfectly clear. CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow met Roosevelt at midnight and was surprised at FDR's calm reaction. The following morning Roosevelt stressed to his speechwriter Rosenman that "Hitler was still the first target, but he feared that a great many Americans would insist that we make the war in the Pacific at least equally important with the war against Hitler."

Jonathan Daniels, administrative assistant and press secretary to FDR, later said "the blow was heavier than he had hoped it would necessarily be... But the risks paid off; even the loss was worth the price." Roosevelt confirmed this to Stalin at Tehran on November 30, 1943, by saying that "if the Japanese had not attacked the US he doubted very much if it would have been possible to send any American forces to Europe."

Hitherto eminently establishmentarian historian Jonathan Toland has made it possible for Pearl Harbor "conspiracy theorists" to become more respectable "revisionists" with his Infamy: Pearl Harbor and its Aftermath [1981]: "Was it possible to imagine a President who remarked, 'This means war,' after reading the [thirteen-part 6 December] message, not instantly summoning to the White House his Army and Navy commanders as well as his Secretaries of War and Navy? ... Stimson, Marshall, Stark and Harry Hopkins had spent most of the night of December 6 at the White House with the President. All were waiting for what they knew was coming: an attack on Pearl Harbor. The comedy of errors on the sixth and seventh appears incredible. It only makes sense if it was a charade, and Roosevelt and the inner circle had known about the attack."

Churchill later wrote that FDR and his top advisors "knew the full and immediate purpose of their enemy": "A Japanese attack upon the U.S. was a vast simplification of their problems and their duty. How can we wonder that they regarded the actual form of the attack, or even its scale, as incomparably less important than the fact that the whole American nation would be united?"

The real target, Adolf Hitler, duly walked into the trap on December 10, 1941, thus committing the greatest blunder of his career and ensuring Germany's defeat. The rest, as they say, is history. The ensuing fury gave birth first to a superpower, then to an empire. It swept away doubters and isolationists, it legitimized a total war for unconditional surrender. It created nuclear weapons, the Cold War, the military-industrial complex, the "intelligence community," and today's benevolent global hegemony. The people who run the American Empire today will as strenuously deny the existence of a Pearl Harbor conspiracy as their predecessors denied it half a century ago. But in their hearts they'll admit that, even if there had not been one, it should have been invented.




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Mother Of All Conspiracies

October 7, 1940: The Day That Should Have Lived In Infamy

Pearl Harbor Was An Inside Job Fdr Not Only Knew About The Attack In Advance, But That His Administration Did Everything It Could To Cause A Japanese Attack On America

by Saman Mohammadi  


The McCollum Memo, Pearl Harbor And U.S. Involvement In World War 2

Overview of The Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941

33rd degree mason. THE PEARL HARBOR DECEPTION Sat Apr 2, 2005 23:01 ... 140.159.14 THE PEARL HARBOR DECEPTION SOURCE: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor On 7 December 1941 the
2. Iran, the draft, and another "New Pearl Harbor"?
and another "New Pearl Harbor"? Tue Feb 22, 2005 12: ... and another "New Pearl Harbor"? Indymedia February 5, 2005 http ... for *another* "New Pearl Harbor" attack on US interests--one
3. Israel-America's pitbull
and its Consequences: Pearl Harbor Redux Or, How George Bush ... it happens? In Pearl Harbor: The Facts behind the Fiction ... analysis of the Pearl Harbor atrocity, perpetrated by the

9/11 - THE NEW PEARL HARBOR Tue Jan 18, 2005 04:18 64 ... 158.27 THE NEW PEARL HARBOR ... htm The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush
5. "The 911 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions"
in The New Pearl Harbor (2004), Griffin revisits the cataclysmic ... of The New Pearl Harbor (a book that explores questions ... to The New Pearl Harbor, David Ray Griffin unveils a
6. The Mastermind Behind 911-a Rabbi
Zakheim, called for a 'Pearl Harbor' type of incident being necessary to ... called for' the Pearl Harbor type of incident, we here ... noting that a Pearl Harbor type of event MAY BE
7. Theologian calls for response to 9/11
book, "The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush ... Welsh The New Pearl Harbor by David Ray Griffin Disturbing ... Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor belongs on the book
8. # 9-11 on Trial
Griffin author of The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about 9/11 and The 9/11 ... Griffin author of The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about 9/11 and The 9/11
9. 9/11 - David Ray Griffin 59 min tape
by Nick Welsh The New Pearl Harbor by David Ray Griffin Disturbing Questions About the Bush ... Spence "David Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor belongs on the book shelves of all those
10. A National Disgrace: 9/11 Commission Report
alternative theory ("The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and ... author of The New Pearl Harbor - Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration

11. The Prophecy : ADL Style
Lindbergh. Although the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 led to the immediate collapse of the ... the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor was worse the government claimed, Pelley was arrested
12. The New World Order to TV-holics and other dummies
the staged event known as Pearl Harbor. The president at the time, Franklin Roosevelt, allowed the ... global war. Like they allowed Pearl Harbor to occur, they also set the stage for
13. C-Span Explodes 9/11 Truth Blackout,
and author of the 9/11 truth blockbusters The New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, will be making a rare public appearance at the University
14. C-Span to Cover 9/11 Truth Talk
and author of the 9/11 truth blockbusters The New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, Dr. Griffin will be making a rare public appearance at
15. Life After the Oil Crash
member of PNAC. "We need another Pearl Harbor". When I was watching the hearings on the first $87 ... Saudi Arabia - also happen to harbor large oil reserves. 2. Within 40-50 years, even
16. Photos from ruins of 9/11 going online
New Jersey HTTP:// / ================ The New Pearl Harbor by David Ray Griffin Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 http://www.
17. Theologian calls for response to 9/11
possibly orchestrated the attacks.Griffin, whose book, "The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11," came out a year ago, drew an
18. "The Most Un-American Speech I've Ever Heard"
We have to be dragged screaming into them, as we were after Pearl Harbor and there was a lot of machinations going on to make sure that that happened. And it goes on all the time
19. This site is way too censored
involuntary servitude, Constitution Problem. Now if only there was a "Pearl Harbor" type of event to really pull this nation together... Oh wait they tried that already!! NO DODGING
and was astounded and dismayed by Painful Questions , The New Pearl Harbor , and In Plane Site , all about the facts surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I had believed the

and was astounded and dismayed by Painful Questions , The New Pearl Harbor , and In Plane Site , all about the facts surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I had believed the
22. OPERATION 911 COUP AND COVERUP UPDATE 9-11 and Pearl Harbor, Real Player Video stream at: MAJOR NEWSPAPER EXPOSE' ON 9-11
23. APFN Messageboard 2004-04-10 Archive
9/11 Attack Nick Welsh, Fri Apr 9 01:18 The New Pearl Harbor - Bush Administration and 9/11 David Ray Griffin, Sat Apr 10 02:01 VISA EXPRESS & 9/11 HIJACKERS RESEARCHER, Fri Apr 9
24. Dear 9/11 truth activists and concerned citizens,
David Ray Griffin, Professor and author of The New Pearl Harbor, speaking in Santa Rosa, California, about his newest book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.
25. 9/11 - "WHY THE FAMILIES ARE WRONG, DEAD WRONG" ), author of the New Pearl Harbor Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 book, David Ray Griffin, sent a response to me
26. David Ray Griffin - 9/11 Commission Report
think, let alone ask aloud.In his latest book, The New Pearl Harbor released just two weeks ago Griffin all but accuses the Bush administration of taking a dive on September 11 and
27. Pres. Bush Worships in Muslim Mosques and Buddist Temples
motivated the carnage of WW II and the attack on Pearl Harbor.American WWII veterans are particularly
outraged at the Bushes worshipping the spirit of past Japanese Emperors as this
28. What The Monopoly Media Won't Tell You
Danger of thermonuclear war; Hear actual audio clips of witnesses; Pearl Harbor, Northwoods, Lusitania and 911; NBC owned by GE, 1 of the top 10 defense contractors; Bin Laden? Hussein
29. The reason behind the lies explained..
over time the herd progresses to forget events such as WW I, Pearl Harbor, WW II, JFK, WACO, OKC, and 911, like just some blood washed down the river and out of sight; and the cycle
30. APFN Messageboard 2005-11-16 Archive
war. Bob Hanson, Tue Nov 15 01:46 9/11 - THE NEW PEARL HARBOR David Ray Griffin, Tue Nov 15 01:58 The Worst Speech of Bush's Presidency David Kusnet, Mon Nov 14 16:16 What have we

31. Liberty Tree Radio plays the Intel Report â 9-11 and Pearl Harbor, Real Player Video stream at: MAJOR NEWSPAPER EXPOSE' ON 9-11
32. Outfoxed by bin Laden
enemies in the Middle East. Their goal is to provoke a "Pearl Harbor," as Christopher Manion terms it, that can be used to bring back the military draft. This policy plays directly
33. Robert T. Matsui, 1941-2005: 'Good and decent man' ...
American family less than three months before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Matsui and his parents were shipped to the Tule Lake internment camp during World War II, an experience
34. 9/11 Whispers: Washington Defense Shield Deactivated
the Spanish-American war, the sinking of the Lusitania, Pearl Harbor, Tonkin Bay, the plan for Operation Northwoods (1962, nixed by President Kennedy), the April Glaspie surprize
OKC BOMBING: Congress left us high and dry, families say
think 9/11 stands in a very unique category with Pearl Harbor, the American Civil War and the assassination of President Kennedy." There was also an urgent economic imperative: The
36. Remembering the First Fight Against Fascism
On December 13, 1941, six days after the attack at Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt signed the Trading With the Enemy Act . This act banned business dealings the enemies of the United
37. America's Most Shameful Secret
retaliation. In fact, Israel began the war by a devastating, Pearl-Harbor style surprise attack that caught the Arabs in bed and destroyed their entire air forces.Israel was also
38. Protected class Jews-Why?
retaliation. In fact, Israel began the war by a devastating, Pearl-Harbor style surprise attack that caught the Arabs in bed and destroyed their entire air forces.Israel was also
39. question about your NWO intelligence update
Department warning of a pending attack by the Japanese months before Pearl Harbor took a place. Here is a list of these government reports, research codes for easy access. This is
40. Top 20 Indications that Bush Invades Iran -- Soon!
some catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor" The document noted that, while the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides immediate justification for intervention

41. Autopsy: No Arabs on Flight 77
spiked by President Kennedy. Think also of FDR's foreknowledge of Pearl Harbor as exposed by Robert Stinnett in his book Day of Deceit. Stinnett actually agrees with FDR's decision
42. A Historic Day: The Death of Democracy
apfn ... HTTP:// The New Pearl Harbor by David Ray Griffin Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11
43. Ritter: Iran Attack On for June
did the sinking of the Maine, the Lusitania, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the bogus attack in the Gulf of Tonkin. :: Article nr. 9870 sent on 21-feb-2005 21:06 ECT :: The
44. OKC Bombing's 'Lost Information'
acts? Who failed to warn and encouraged the attack on Pearl Harbor? Who killed JFK, RFK, JFK, Jr, Sen Carnahan, Sen Wellstone and countless others who 'got in the way'? What about
45. The Bolshe-Nazi Revolution ... In Your Face
year before 9-11, wherein they calculated they would need a Pearl Harbor Type of Event to act as a catalyst to generate American Public support for another fraud ... The war on Terror
agree that 9/11 is the greatest intelligence catastrophe since Pearl Harbor, and then the WMD catastrophe that followed it. These are two huge embarrassments and it seems to be
four-tape audio sets { The FBI , The JFK Assassination , and Pearl Harbor ), plus two books (Deadly Alliance by Ralph Ranalli and Double Cross by Sam & Chuck Giancanna). If you are
48. Bush: Iraq Invasion Worth It Despite Lack of WMD
3,000 of our people that morning; more than we lost at Pearl Harbor. And you had to add to that the evidence we found increasingly that the Al Qaeda types wanted to get their hands
49. New Sept. 11 Report Cites Warnings About Hijackings
now that Franklin Roosevelt goaded the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor, creating the necessary outrage and support for millions more to die so the bankers could make money
50. APFN Messageboard 2005-02-23 Archive
Kinsley:, Tue Feb 22 14:43 Iran, the draft, and another "New Pearl Harbor"? Indymedia, Tue Feb 22 12:22 Ritter: Iran Attack On for June Kurt Nimmo, Tue Feb 22 13:04 Year Five - All

51. APFN Messageboard 2005-01-19 Archive
Rice THE PEN, Tue Jan 18 03:51 9/11 - THE NEW PEARL HARBOR David Ray Griffin, Tue Jan 18 04:18 News results for BEACHED WHALES GOOGLE, Tue Jan 18 03:15 ILLEGAL ALIEN HANDBOOK FOR
52. APFN Messageboard 2005-04-04 Archive
Newsletter for March, Sun Apr 3 00:40 THE PEARL HARBOR DECEPTION Roosevelt was a 33rd degree mason., Sat Apr 2 23:01 Keep an eye out April 4th-10th 2005
53. ALERT: Condoleeza Rice 9/11 - THE NEW PEARL HARBOR David Ray Griffin, Tue Jan 18 04:18 Main Page - Thursday, 01/19/05 Message Board by American Patriot Friends

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