Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Did Frankin Delano Roosevelt Provoke Pearl Harbor? (Is This A Trick Question?)

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the US naval base, Pearl Harbor, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.   

On that fateful morning exactly 70 years ago, 6 Japanese aircraft carriers, of the strike force known as Kido Butai, consisting of the Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, Hiryu, Shokaku, and Zuikaku, launched two strikes of some 351 aircraft from a point approximately 150 miles north of Oahu.    At exactly 7:55 am, Hawaiian time, the strike planes arrived over the Pearl Harbor naval base, and sent back the signal to the Kido Butai that total surprise had been achieved by the words: "Tora Tora Tora"!    

Once the attacks were completed, 7 American World War I vintage battleships, including the Pennsylvania, Arizona, California, Maryland, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and West Virginia, were sunk or severely damaged.   Over 2400 American service men and women were dead, and thousands more wounded.  America was suddenly thrust into a war with Imperial Japan.

Always a student of true history, I have always marvelled on how the Japanese were able to pull off this "surprise attack", but as shown in my previous article that I put up just two days ago, this attack was absolutely not a surprise at all, and that the American President, FDR, knew the attack was coming, because his administration planned for it to happen.

To again show how Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a traitor to the American people by planning for, and provoking the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor, I want to present the following article, from Pat Buchanan, through Poor Richard's Blog, at, entitled: "Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?".   It makes for some very good reading, and I have my own comments to follow:


Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?

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On Dec. 8, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt took the rostrum before a joint session of Congress to ask for a declaration of war on Japan.

A day earlier, at dawn, carrier-based Japanese aircraft had launched a sneak attack devastating the U.S. battle fleet at Pearl Harbor.

Said ex-President Herbert Hoover, Republican statesman of the day, “We have only one job to do now, and that is to defeat Japan.”

But to friends, “the Chief” sent another message: “You and I know that this continuous putting pins in rattlesnakes finally got this country bit.”

Today, 70 years after Pearl Harbor, a remarkable secret history, written from 1943 to 1963, has come to light. It is Hoover’s explanation of what happened before, during and after the world war that may prove yet the death knell of the West.

Edited by historian George Nash, Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath is a searing indictment of FDR and the men around him as politicians who lied prodigiously about their desire to keep America out of war, even as they took one deliberate step after another to take us into war.

Yet the book is no polemic. The 50-page run-up to the war in the Pacific uses memoirs and documents from all sides to prove Hoover’s indictment. And perhaps the best way to show the power of this book is the way Hoover does it — chronologically, painstakingly, week by week.

Consider Japan’s situation in the summer of 1941. Bogged down in a four-year war in China she could neither win nor end, having moved into French Indochina, Japan saw herself as near the end of her tether.

Inside the government was a powerful faction led by Prime Minister Prince Fumimaro Konoye that desperately did not want a war with the United States.

The “pro-Anglo-Saxon” camp included the navy, whose officers had fought alongside the U.S. and Royal navies in World War I, while the war party was centered on the army, Gen. Hideki Tojo and Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka, a bitter anti-American.

On July 18, 1941, Konoye ousted Matsuoka, replacing him with the “pro-Anglo-Saxon” Adm. Teijiro Toyoda.

The U.S. response: On July 25, we froze all Japanese assets in the United States, ending all exports and imports, and denying Japan the oil upon which the nation and empire depended.

Stunned, Konoye still pursued his peace policy by winning secret support from the navy and army to meet FDR on the U.S. side of the Pacific to hear and respond to U.S. demands.

U.S. Ambassador Joseph Grew implored Washington not to ignore Konoye’s offer, that the prince had convinced him an agreement could be reached on Japanese withdrawal from Indochina and South and Central China. Out of fear of Mao’s armies and Stalin’s Russia, Tokyo wanted to hold a buffer in North China.

On Aug. 28, Japan’s ambassador in Washington presented FDR a personal letter from Konoye imploring him to meet.

Tokyo begged us to keep Konoye’s offer secret, as the revelation of a Japanese prime minister’s offering to cross the Pacific to talk to an American president could imperil his government.

On Sept. 3, the Konoye letter was leaked to the Herald-Tribune.

On Sept. 6, Konoye met again at a three-hour dinner with Grew to tell him Japan now agreed with the four principles the Americans were demanding as the basis for peace. No response.

On Sept. 29, Grew sent what Hoover describes as a “prayer” to the president not to let this chance for peace pass by.

On Sept. 30, Grew wrote Washington, “Konoye’s warship is ready waiting to take him to Honolulu, Alaska, or anyplace designated by the president.”

No response. On Oct. 16, Konoye’s cabinet fell.

In November, the U.S. intercepted two new offers from Tokyo: a Plan A for an end to the China war and occupation of Indochina and, if that were rejected, a Plan B, a modus vivendi where neither side would make any new move. When presented, these, too, were rejected out of hand.

At a Nov. 25 meeting of FDR’s war council, Secretary of War Henry Stimson’s notes speak of the prevailing consensus: “The question was how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into … firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves.”

“We can wipe the Japanese off the map in three months,” wrote Navy Secretary Frank Knox.

As Grew had predicted, Japan, a “hara-kiri nation,” proved more likely to fling herself into national suicide for honor than to allow herself to be humiliated

Out of the war that arose from the refusal to meet Prince Konoye came scores of thousands of U.S. dead, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the fall of China to Mao Zedong, U.S. wars in Korea and Vietnam, and the rise of a new arrogant China that shows little respect for the great superpower of yesterday.

If you would know the history that made our world, spend a week with Mr. Hoover’s book.


NTS Notes:  I do believe that Pat Buchanan knows the truth that the American administration under FDR knew exactly where the Japanese were at all times and absolutely provoked the attack by following the AH McCollum Report of October 1940 to the letter.

What we have, readers, is another example of how we have been fed a pack of lies through our so called "History" in our failed education system.   

The fact is that FDR wanted America in the European war to save his Jewish Bankster buddies and Japan presented him with the opportunity to use a back door to get America into that fight.   All that was needed was to provoke the Japanese into attacking, and to put the so called "cheese" into Pearl Harbor as bait for the attack.  It did not matter to a criminal like FDR that thousands of innocent American lives were to be sacrificed for his lust for war.

Again, as far as I am concerned, FDR was a traitor to the American people.  But are we really surprised?  It appears that America fell for this type of treason again when their own government allowed agents of the criminal state of Israel to kill 3000 Americans on 9-11 to get America into the absolute lie called the "War on Terror".   History definitely repeats itself again!

Right now, the American administration is planning some type of false flag attack to get the American public to support an attack on Iran.   It does appear that soon history will repeat itself for a THIRD time!

More to come


1 comment:

Gerald said...

War is a fascinating subject. Despite the dubious morality of using violence to achieve personal or political aims. It remains that conflict has been used to do just that throughout recorded history.

Your article is very well done, a good read.