The American and British Governments Knew – Down to the Day – of the Coming Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor … And Let It Happen

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Preface: We don’t contest that World War II was – in many ways – a “good war”.

The Nazis, imperial Japanese and fascist Italians were nasty folks trying to take over the world, who brutalized millions within their own borders and in the nations they occupied.

But a full an honest account of World War II shows that some big American banks funded the Nazis. And America dropped nuclear bombs on Japan when top U.S. military officials said it wasn’t needed.

And – as shown below – we probably knew about the coming Pearl Harbor attack, but let it happen to justify America’s entry into World War II.

The White House apparently had – a year before Pearl Harbor – launched an 8-point plan to provoke Japan into war against the U.S. (including, for example, an oil embargo). The rationale for this provocation is that the U.S. wanted to aid its allies in fighting the Nazis and other axis powers, and decided that an attack by Japan would be the most advantageous justification for the U.S. to enter WWII.

Moreover, Honolulu newspapers warned of a possible attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor:

SMALL pearlharborwarning The American and British Government Knew   Down to the Day   of the Coming Japanese  Attack on Pearl Harbor ... And Let It Happen to Justify American Entry Into WWII

Indeed, as the following must-watch BBC documentary – with interviews with many of the main players, including military officers and code-breakers – shows, the American and British knew of the Japanese plan to attack Pearl Harbor — down to the exact date of the attack — and allowed it to happen to justify America’s entry into World War II:

And see this short essay by a highly-praised historian summarizing some of the key points. (The historian, Robert B. Stinnett, a World War II veteran, actually agreed with this strategy for getting America into the war, and so does not have any axe to grind).

Active Interference with Military’s Ability to Defend

It has also recently been discovered that the FDR administration took numerous affirmative steps to ensure that the Japanese attack would be successful.  These steps included taking extraordinary measures to hide information from the commanders in Hawaii about the location of Japanese war ships (information of which they would normally be informed), denying their requests to allow them to scout for Japanese ships, and other actions to blind the commanders in Hawaii so that the attacks would succeed. See, for example, this book (page 186).

Key Military Players Incommunicado

In addition, the heads of the Army and Navy suddenly disappeared and remained unreachable on the night before Pearl Harbor. And they would later testify over and over that they “couldn’t remember” where they were (pages 320 and 335).

Gagging Whistleblowers

Two weeks after Pearl Harbor, the Navy classified all documents top secret, and the Navy Director of Communications sent a memo ordering all commanders to “destroy all notes or anything in writing” related to the attacks. More importantly, all radio operators and cryptographers were gagged on threat of imprisonment and loss of all benefits. (page 256).

Scapegoating and Labels of “Conspiracy Theory”

The commanders in Hawaii, General Short and Admiral Kimmel, were scapegoated as being the cause for the “surprise” attack on Pearl Harbor (they were recently cleared by Congress).

And, according to a statement made to me privately by a leading Pearl Harbor scholar, the government repeatedly denied foreknowledge and labeled anyone who discussed the military’s prior knowledge of the attacks as a nutty conspiracy theorist.

Media Complicity

Amazingly, the Army’s Chief of Staff informed the Washington bureau chiefs of the major newspapers and magazines of the impending attacks before they occurred, and swore them to an oath of secrecy, which the media honored (page 361); and listen to interview here (we personally spent an hour speaking with Stinnett, and find him to be a highly credible and patriotic American.)

Postscript: Coincidentally, Philip Zelikow, the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, the administration insider whose area of expertise is the creation and maintenance of “public myths” thought to be true, even if not actually true, who controlled what the 9/11 Commission did and did not analyze, then limited the scope of the Commission’s inquiry so that the overwhelming majority of questions about 9/11 remained unasked, also happened to be the main guy defending the alleged unforeseeablity of the Pearl Harbor attack, who wrote a hit piece on Pearl Harbor historians like Stinnett.

It has been proven that 9/11 was entirely foreseeable and yet – unexplainably – all of the key military players just happen to have been unavailable and out of the loop when they were needed (and see this).

But that’s just an interesting coincidence, because countries never use false pretenses to launch wars. Well, almost never, especially when it involves the innocent killing of our own people.

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Roger Knights's picture

Please get this documented by having those who heard him sign notarized affidavits as to what they heard. Then forward by e-mail these affidavits to investigators like Stinnett, etc.

Tango in the Blight's picture

I would like to see some evidence that the Nazi's, Japs et al were trying to take over "the world" (ie: America). It was the scare of the day, probably instilled by the propagandists at the White House. Just like Newt Gingrich tries to scare the American sheeple into believing that an Iranian EMP strike is imminent, even though Iran hasn't attacked another country for centuries (yet the US has attacked several countries in the last decade),

Dr. Sandi's picture

As one who has repaired a bit of electronic gear over the years, I say that EMP is highly overrated. Yes, there would be an effect. No, it will not take out every electronic device in its path. A LOT of equipment has been hardened to interference because of the huge amount of it generated in most businesses and homes.

Most cars will probably work after an EMP strike despite the fact that the new ones all have various chips operating their various functions. There's a lot of noise that comes from a car alternator, so manufacturers have taken major steps to stop it from entering the spaces where sensitive electronics live. Also, EMP doesn't travel well through sheet metal, such as car bodies and computer chassis.

It's a pleasant sci-fi thriller scenario. But it will not be the end of all electronics if it happens.

However, I'd be careful of the really lightweight stuff that's entirely covered with plastic, melamine or mother of pearl.

neidermeyer's picture

An Iranian EMP strike would be devestating ,,, and would be the easiest way to take out the little satans protector... If Iran decided to take out Israel with an emp blast it would have to be at lower altitude to avoid harming too many of Irans friends. They can definately do that ... and with no motor fuel , limited electricity and hyperinflation coming on it might seem like a good option to them.

I don't understand how you can't see the Nazi's and Japan (Germany combining forces with Russia) would have controlled all of Asia , Europe , Australia and NZ would have fallen to Japan leaving just the USA with the countries of North and South America ... we would have had essentially no trading partners and would have had to continue FDR's wet dream of going 100% socialist just to fight them ,,, and by doing so become them ... it would have been a fast track straight into "1984" .

FeralSerf's picture

"we would have had essentially no trading partners. . ."

One can always have trading partners, unless they're all dead, as long as one has something they want bad enough and the price is attractive enough.   This is the same stupid argument as the one about oil not being available if it's owned and controlled by someone on the "other side".   They want stuff.  We have more stuff than we need or want.  We want oil.  They have more oil than they need or want.

Bear's picture

So we took the slow track to 1984 in 2009

Frank N. Beans's picture

yup, the US goaded the Japanese, this has been known for awhile-- but in contrast possibly not as long as we've known about the hypocracy of the US entrance into the Vietnam War as revealed in the Pentagon Papers.  We tend to ignore how we provoked Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor due to the "surprise" destruction we suffered at PH and the resulting American outrage.  

Azannoth's picture

Hey George you should look into Common Law Jurisdiction and Freeman movement, under this Law that basically any1 can Invoke you can get out of pretty much any small time legal trouble.

By challenging the "magistrates" jurisdiction you can get all non criminal cases dismissed(I am not a lawyer so I am not deep on specifics) but you can find this material all over the internet.



Listen from minute 10:00 to 11:00 this guys NAILS IT explaining why the Supreme Court declared Corporations = People because in legalese People DOES = Corporations!!!

Azannoth's picture

I can't believe how simple-minded all of you are, why are you even on ZH to begin with?!

You speak about (Ron Paul) Revolution, even about an old fashioned Insurrection but when somebody gives you real tools even legal tools to do the job

you just hide your tail between your legs, I am honestly disgusted

Milestones's picture

Will some one explain to me how a Person can be a Corporation? The 13th Amendment Prohibits slavery--you cannot own a person as a stockholder!! The Supremes are idiotic assholes.               Milestones

Azannoth's picture

Wrong that's not how it works.

It works by creating a Corporation(Despite not being natural persons, corporations are recognized by the law to have rights and responsibilities like natural persons ("people")!)

in your name and making you personally liable for it. That is what the Birth-certificate IS! It's a way to circumvent the 13th amendment!

Nobody can enslave you(unless you choose it) but they CAN "enslave" you through your corporation(the birth-certificate) get it?

Chuck Walla's picture

Sorry , double post. here's a joke to make amends...


Two men playing checkers in the park.


First man "My dog has no nose."


Second man "Your dog has no nose? How does he smell?"


First man "My dog? He smells kinda bad. Why do you ask?"


Bicycle Repairman's picture

A party approved joke:

Comrade #1:  Why does the fireman wear red suspenders?

Comrade #2: I don't know.

Comrade #1: To show his solidarity with the world-wide communist movement.

Chuck Walla's picture

Will some one explain to me how a Person can be a Corporation? The 13th Amendment Prohibits slavery-

They are LEGAL persons, made by operation of law, not natural persons made by operation of mom & dad.


Precious's picture

This doctrine has been around forever. 

ATM's picture

The decission the SCOTUS laid down was that a corporation is nothing more than a grouping of indiividual people to pursue some common goal. Those people can surely combine their resources exercise their free speech just as they could individually. The mere presence of the corporate shell doesn't nullify their indvidual right to free speech as anyone of them who disagrees with the corporate speech is free to disassociate, unlike in a union where those "members" are forced to pay dues and forced to contribute to political causes that they may not agree with.

FeralSerf's picture

It does, however, enable them to perform acts as a corporate employee or officer that could get them sued personally if they did the same thing as individuals.  And when the corporation disappears for whatever reason, including their liabilities exceeding their assets, there isn't any tax or other liability that lives on.  Try that with the IRS individually. You must die to get out of your liabilities.  A corporation can die and its owners can then just form another corporation with none of the liabilities of the previous one.

mvsjcl's picture

The corporation exists in its modern guise as nothing more than a means of hiding the ownership of that corporation--thus, any personal liability... and rampant criminality. The creators of "money" own all of the multi-nationals.

spinone's picture

Law is a social convention.  For example, slavery was illegal, now its not.  Now women can vote, and so on.  Even if you're right, social convention of this time says you're wrong.

Ghordius's picture

+1 in every land Custom is King. the English Common Law system usually/often enforces this through trial-by-jury. A problem if you don't think the same way as your peers

logically possible's picture

Enless you're a government employee or a banker. social convention of "this" time.

knukles's picture

I'm sure they'll take the time to consider your position on the way to the camps.

NewWorldOrange's picture

"under this Law that basically any1 can Invoke you can get out of pretty much any small time legal trouble."

Good luck with that -- you've got a very long and bumpy road ahead of you.

Azannoth's picture

Oh yeah? Here it is! Seventh_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

"In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law."

It does not get more plain than this the 7th Amendment gives you the RIGHT to Common Law jurisdiction if the "value in controversy" is over 20$

in fact this Amendment is probably more important than the either 2nd 4th or the 5th

If you go on trial for just about anything the court you're in is never a Common Law court(by default, unless you claim it), and is a Maritime Admiralty Law court(or some other) because only the common law court gives you the power to stand up for your self in every other court your are guilty by default the only uncertainty is the penalty

New World Chaos's picture

What?  You mean the Constitution isn't just a goddamn piece of paper to them?  I want amendments 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 back.  No reference to common law there.  It applies everywhere.  So next time the Feds bust me on suspicion of terrorism for having a 9/11 truth sign outside the "free speech zone" at a campaign rally and they search me and find a joint, I'll just tell the judge that punishing me is a violation of my Constitutional rights.  I'm sure he will appreciate the civics lesson and let me off.  Bradley Manning can telepathically contact the judge to secure his freedom too.

Feds get convictions in something like 98.5% of cases.  Locals would get higher if they could print a reserve currency to fund their jails.  Face it, this is fascism.  The law is whatever they want it to be.  Better to fight them by other means, starting with Starve the Beast. 

reader2010's picture

What about the New Pearl Harbor attack? They knew, didn't they?

disabledvet's picture

We did not know about the atomic bomb before Pearl Harbor.

Aegelis's picture

Those who believe this is the first and only U.S. provocation have a LOT of American history to read up on.  We hit 'pro' at this since at least December 16, 1773.  We're still poking many countries with an assortment of sticks to see when they snap back at us. 

optimator's picture


The article forgot to mention that Churchill, as First Lord of th Admiralty, not only ordered slower speed in the U Boat zone, but also told Lusitainia's Captain NOT to zig zag.  Winnie wasn't taking any chances of that set up being ruined.

Winston Churchill's picture

If you want to go really loopy on the conspiracy theory's on Lusitania[

Just who was Secretary of the Navy at the US War dept. then as well ?

The answer is FDR.

Strange FDR and Churchill at the centre of it again.

Just saying .......

Clashfan's picture

One could also consider which famous WWII generals ran the WWI soldiers out of DC, too.

otto skorzeny's picture

who the fuck junked you? The Lusitania was full of war munitions and it conveniently happened to be carrying passengers. The sociopaths at the top may change but the song remains the same.

kridkrid's picture

My god, the Germans took out a fucking ad in the NY Times telling the world, but mostly potential passengers, that the ship was going to be carrying armaments and would be sunk. Look it up people, it's there to see. We orchestrated our entrance into both wars. This can't be rationally argued against. Now if someone wants to take up the fight for this being justified or not, that could be open for debate.

Clashfan's picture

Not just an ad, a full page ad (or two).

Dr. Sandi's picture

From time to time, a handful of people seem to ignore reality, even as it's chomping off both of their ass cheeks. I think it's called being an optimist.

DaveyJones's picture

we orchestrate our entrance into everything

forexskin's picture

the lusitania story is not complete without mention of the quid pro quo - for us entry into the war, the mandate of palestine would become the zionist enclave of storied legend.

diogeneslaertius's picture

insert obligatory MIHOP contextual argument about goading them into it &c. here

illyia's picture

GW - you are a babe! LOVE the "myth" ref.



New_Meat's picture

she does many things, but completeness and accuracy a'int in the mix.

Why, I'd expected all kinds of things that are retrace of known facts that have been "perverted" in the extant literature, let alone on the web.

- Ned

tbd108's picture

Don't forget "Remember the Maine!"

New_Meat's picture

It is truly unfortunate that our very own "Dr. Richard Head" has staked out the claim for the term "Dick Head" so I shall not assign that monicer to your useless ass.

Arizona, et al.


- Ned

Pinto Currency's picture


Antony Sutton summarizes the financing of Hitler by Wall Street in his book Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler:

Index of the above book:

Profile of Antony Sutton:




New_Meat's picture

gotta' add Irving Oil, with their refinery in St. John, sending out oilers to feed the Milch Cows that supported the U-Boat ops v. the East Coast of the US.  Daddy Irving hired many U-Boat skippers after the war to run his "Triangular Trade".  Finally the tax-man caught the scheme and now have "local costs" that are taxable before "transfer price" kicks in.  Gotta' keep the vig rather more evenly distributed, don't cha' know.

'course, GW won't nevah' dive into Irving Oil.

- Ned

Pinto Currency's picture

See also this chapter from Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler:

Members of FRB N.Y., Ford, and Standard Oil on I.G. Farben U.S. division board of directors including Paul Warburg and Edsel Ford;