Pearl Harbor: The REAL History, parts 1 & 2
by Richard K. Moore
"...everything that the Japanese were planning to do was known to the United States..." ARMY BOARD, 1944 President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders... to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe...it was the backdoor to war.
digest: WWII started in 1939 but despite desperate British pleas, the US did not enter the war until the attack it had engineered by the Japanese December 7, 1941. Contrary to the 'great anti-fascist war' myth, the US delay was designed so its 'allies' did most of the dirty ground work because the US primary strategic goal was defeating the major threat to its unilateral global domination, the then revolutionary socialist, Soviet Union, and 'mopping up the 'allies' spoils to secure its hegemony... The crusade, now under a 'counter-terror' pretext, is the continuation of US imperialist slaughter and destruction for global 'manifest destiny.
"...without some catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor..."
Were 1998 Memos a Blueprint for War?
Nightline March 5, 2003. March 10 http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=128491
...Years before George W. Bush entered the White House, and years before the Sept. 11 attacks...the Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, was founded in 1997... the group called for a shift toward a more assertive U.S.... for the post-Cold War era.... in a report before the 2000 election that would bring Bush to power, they predicted the shift could only come about slowly, unless there were "some catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor." That event came on Sept. 11, 2001....
The Truth about World War 2
from America in Decline by Raymond Lotta, Banner Press, 1984
World War 2 is portrayed in history books and popular culture as “the good war,” with America waging a great battle against “tyranny.” In fact, as the following excerpt from America in Decline points out, U.S. involvement in World War 2 was driven by an imperial agenda.
"When the U.S. entered the war at the end of 1941, it did so with clearly formulated goals. As early as 1940, study groups set up by the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations were laying plans for a new global order dominated by the U.S. The Council, which collaborated with the government, produced high-level memoranda examining prospects for the consolidation and integration of trade and investment within the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific. By 1942, ideas for an international monetary fund, a world bank, and a new league of nations were germinating in the State Department. U.S. war aims were perhaps best summed up by Henry Luce, owner of the Time-Life propaganda empire, who, in his 1941 book, The American Century, lamented that at the close of World War 1 the U.S. had let slip a “...an opportunity unprecedented in all history, to assume the leadership of the world....” Such an opportunity should not be missed again...
In arguing that the U.S. had to invade Iraq, George Bush accused critics of wanting to “appease” rather than confronting "the enemy". "Appeasement" as associated with a 1938 agreement that allowed Hitler to take control of part of Czechoslovakia. British Prime Minister Chamberlain said that this pact would secure peace. America in Decline explains the actual imperialist maneuvering that was going on:
"In order to understand U.S. maneuvers and advances through the Second World War, it is necessary to consider the positions, goals, and strategies of the other great powers. The British strategy for dealing with Germany found initial expression in Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's 'appeasement' policy. The purpose of Chamberlain's 1938 Munich agreement to give the Sudetenland to Germany was, in fact, to push the Germans to the east and into confrontation with the Soviet Union...smashing the socialist Soviet Union had failed immediately after WW1 by the British, Americans, French and other imperialists. But Britain's immediate goal was to prepare better military and political ground for direct confrontation with Germany by weakening it in a war with the Soviets. The U.S. went along with this as part of its strategy of moving in later to “pick up the pieces.” ...There was never any question on the part of Britain or the U.S., of letting the German imperialists swallow the Soviet Union: they wanted the Germans to choke on it. The Soviet Union was determined neither to be swallowed nor to be shattered. Owing to the Soviet need to buy time and the German need to first establish a tenable western periphery before it lay siege to the Soviet Union, the two countries signed a mutual non-aggression pact in August 1939...."
the u.s. did not just 'know', it provoked the Japanese knowing they were about to surrender
Things You Can't Say in America: FDR knew about the attack on Pearl Harbor
Alexander Cockburn, June 8, 2001
Pearl Harbor. The fact that FDR knew the Japanese were going to attack is something that should by now be solidly established in American historiography...John Flynn made a sound case for Roosevelt's foreknowledge [The Truth About Pearl Harbor (1944) and The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor (1945)]... the historian Charles Beard did it magisterially in 1948 with his FDR and the Coming of the War 1941. John Toland wrapped it with Infamy early in the 1980s. Robert Stinnett made the case all over again a year ago with Day of Deceit.
...By the spring of 1945 the Japanese military had been demolished. The disparities in the casualties figures between the Japanese and the Americans are striking. From 1937 to 1945, the Japanese Imperial Army and Navy suffered 1,740,955 military deaths in combat. Dower estimates that another 300,000 died from disease and starvation. In addition, another 395,000 Japanese civilians died as a result of Allied saturation bombing that began in March 1945. The total dead: more than 2.7 million. In contrast, American military deaths totaled 100,997. Even though Japan had announced its intentions to surrender on August 10, this didn't deter the bloodthirsty General "Hap" Arnold. On August 14, Arnold directed a 1,014 plane air raid on Tokyo, blasting the city to ruins and killing thousands. Not one American plane was lost and the unconditional surrender was signed before the planes had returned to their bases. This raid, as much as the dropping of the A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was aimed at the Soviet Union... designed to impress Stalin with the implacable might of the United States.
Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not
by James Perloff 04 December 2008
American commanders in Hawaii were caught by surprise. But that was not the case in Washington. Comprehensive research has not only shown Washington knew in advance of the attack, but deliberately withheld its foreknowledge from our commanders in Hawaii in the hope that the "surprise" attack would catapult the U.S. into World War II. Oliver Lyttleton, British Minister of Production, stated in 1944: "Japan was provoked into attacking America at Pearl Harbor. It is a travesty of history to say that America was forced into the war."
Although FDR desired to directly involve the United States in the Second World War, his intentions sharply contradicted his public pronouncements. A pre-war Gallup poll showed 88 percent of Americans opposed U.S. involvement in the European war. Citizens realized that U.S. participation in World War I had not made a better world, and in a 1940 (election-year) speech, Roosevelt typically stated: "I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars."
But privately, the president planned the opposite. Roosevelt dispatched his closest advisor, Harry Hopkins, to meet British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in January 1941. Hopkins told Churchill: "The President is determined that we [the United States and England] shall win the war together. Make no mistake about it. He has sent me here to tell you that at all costs and by all means he will carry you through, no matter what happens to him — there is nothing he will not do so far as he has human power." William Stevenson noted in A Man Called Intrepid that American-British military staff talks began that same month under "utmost secrecy," which, he clarified, "meant preventing disclosure to the American public." Even Robert Sherwood, the president's friendly biographer, said: "If the isolationists had known the full extent of the secret alliance between the United States and Britain, their demands for impeachment would have rumbled like thunder throughout the land."... if Japan went to war with the United States, Germany and Italy would be compelled to declare war on America — thus entangling us in the European conflict by the back door. As Harold Ickes, secretary of the Interior, said in October 1941: "For a long time I have believed that our best entrance into the war would be by way of Japan."
Much new light has been shed on Pearl Harbor through the recent work of Robert B. Stinnett, a World War II Navy veteran. Stinnett has obtained numerous relevant documents through the Freedom of Information Act. In Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor (2000), the book so brusquely dismissed by director Bruckheimer, Stinnett reveals that Roosevelt's plan to provoke Japan began with a memorandum from Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. McCollum, head of the Far East desk of the Office of Naval Intelligence. The memorandum advocated eight actions predicted to lead Japan into attacking the United States. McCollum wrote: "If by these means Japan could be led to commit an overt act of war, so much the better." FDR enacted all eight of McCollum's provocative steps — and more....Secretary of War Henry Stimson wrote in his diary: "We face the delicate question of the diplomatic fencing to be done so as to be sure Japan is put into the wrong and makes the first bad move — overt move." On November 25th, the day before the ultimatum was sent to Japan's ambassadors, Stimson wrote in his diary: "The question was how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into the position of firing the first shot...."...
* Though a major exposer of the Pearl Harbor conspiracy, Robert Stinnett is sympathetic regarding FDR's motives. He writes in his book: "As a veteran of the Pacific War, I felt a sense of outrage as I uncovered secrets that had been hidden from Americans for more than fifty years. But I understood the agonizing dilemma faced by President Roosevelt. He was forced to find circuitous means to persuade an isolationist America to join in a fight for freedom." In our view, a government that is allowed to operate in such fashion is a government that has embarked on a dangerous, slippery slope toward dictatorship. Nonetheless, Stinnett's position on FDR's motives makes his exposé of FDR's actions all the more compelling.
Pearl Harbor: Official Lies in an American War Tragedy May 24, 2000
Robert B. Stinnett, former Journalist, Oakland Tribune and BBC.
Author of Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor.
The great question of Pearl Harbor: what did U.S. government officials know and when did they know it has been argued for years. After decades of Freedom of Information Act requests, Robert Stinnett was finally able to examine the long-hidden evidence, shattering every shibboleth of Pearl Harbor. He finds that not only was the attack
expected, it was deliberately provoked through an eight-step program devised by the Navy for President Franklin Roosevelt. Could Pearl Harbor have neither been an accident nor a mere failure of U.S. intelligence nor a brilliant Japanese military coup? Could the tragedy at Pearl Harbor have been a carefully orchestrated design, initiated at the highest government levels in order to galvanize a peace-loving American public to go to war?
United States Lies, Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and Nagasaki untold Death & Destruction
...The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
But why did the US unleash this untold death and destruction when Japan clearly wanted to surrender? The Soviet’s under their leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and United States President Harry S. Truman all knew that the Emperor of Japan had accepted the terms of an unconditional surrender 19 days before the first atomic bomb was dropped. President Truman knew the Japanese wanted to surrender however he was not going to allow the Soviet Union to be the peace broker as he feared they would gain the upper hand...From Truman’s handwritten diary an entry on July 18,1945, “Discussed Manhattan (it is a success). Decided to tell Stalin about it. Stalin had told P.M. (Churchill) of telegram from Jap emperor asking for peace…” This was nineteen days before the bombings, he knew yet he pursued the path of death and destruction. Another diary entry this from an assistant to Secretary of State James F. Byrnes by Walter Brown, the entry from August 3rd, 1945. It was written that Byrnes, Admiral William D. Leahy and President Truman, “agrred [sic] Japas [sic] looking for peace. (Leahy had another report from Pacific) President afraid they will sue for peace through Russia instead of some country like Sweden.”
Manhattan Project scientist Leo Szilard recalled; “(Byrnes) was concerned about Russian postwar behavior. Russian troops had moved into Hungary and Rumania, and Byrnes thought it would be very difficult to persuade Russia to withdraw her troops from these countries, that Russia might be more manageable if impressed by American military might and a demonstration of the bomb might impress Russia.” Truman bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki knowing the Japanese government wanted to surrender...to strengthen the mighty hand of the United States of America....