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:

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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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Randall Cabot's picture

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

LOL, that should keep the jew supremacists off your back.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

It's amazing how many folk here seem like fans of Hitler.  GW takes the case with this now even World War II was an illegitimate war.  Remarkably, libertarian extremists of this ilk talk tall for liberty until they realize that freedom is not free.  Once that fact becomes clear, true colors are shown and it's rather obvious such folk are just selfish cowards that pick sides like ideological whores.

jeff montanye's picture

gw said ww2 was in many ways a good war.  imo it was the one that gave war a good name.  but still it had its share of the indefensible on the winning or "good" side, not even considering stalin's work: the aforementioned chicanery that had americans killed to make for a good start for the u.s., of course the interning of the japanese, the fairly useless militarily but quite brutal firebombing of civilian housing throughout germany and japan, the atom bombs.  and so forth.  

the great lie is that freedom isn't free means wars help freedom.  it is rarely the case (but, rarely, it is the case: the american revolution, possibly for the slaves the civil war).  most of the time it is not: mexican war, indian wars, spanish american war, ww1, vietnam, iraq wars, gwot, especially as they relate to the freedom of u.s. citizens.  korea is a harder call.  it could have been avoided by not saying we wouldn't defend korea (idiot dean acheson), south korea is freer; we, perhaps, less so for it and all it set in motion.

Dr. Sandi's picture

Thank god for WWII. Without it, we could have ended up with fascists controlling the Western governments.

Let democracy and freedom ring throughout the triumphant Allied Nations.

nmewn's picture

"Remarkably, libertarian extremists of this ilk talk tall for liberty until they realize that freedom is not free."

Libertarian extremist?...George?!?!?...ROTFL!!!

I got him to say the ObamaCare Penalty/Fine/Tax was an infringement on free commerce and personal liberty and that was like pulling his fucking front teeth out!

DaveyJones's picture

I wish obamacare was limited to dental

nmewn's picture

lol...I wish it were limited to one sheet of paper.

As it is, its an onerous micro-management tool of the nanny-state that will keep bureaucrats employed for decades writing and re-writing the regulations for it.

Case in point...

"Section 3022 of the law, which is about the Medicare shared savings program, take up just six pages in the 907-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But HHS has turned that into 429 pages of new regulations..."

Its the statism multiplier effect ;-)

DaveyJones's picture

Written by the Insurance and Drug Industry for the same. Nothing like it in the world.

John_Coltrane's picture

I wish it was limited to superficial plastic surgery.  At least we wouldn't have to look at so many ugly people!  But I'd also eliminate any medical liability for the results!

JPM Hater001's picture

I wish it were limited to the trash pile of history.

Randall Cabot's picture

What was so good about going to war to save Czechoslovakia and Poland and then turning them over to Communism along with Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary and half of Germany and in the cases of France and Britain losing their empires in the process?

A Nanny Moose's picture

I find it strange that we were busy fighting the enemies of our cold war enemy, the USSR.

MeetTozter's picture

Maybe we are actively working on our next false flag event, for Iran.  Could this exercise be a cover to deploy active landmines that we can blame Iran for when they blow up the 2012 version of the USS Maine?

Pinto Currency's picture

Regarding WWII, what people are probably objecting to is that Hitler was created and financed by major bankers and industrialists from the U.K., the U.S. and Europe.  It seems that they don't like Hitler but dislike the process that created him that ultimately enriched those who "invested" in Hitler.