posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 09:37 PM
From what I understand about WWII I would have to say yes, Pearl Harbor was allowed to happen. Days before the attack on Pearl Harbor was bombed
Roosevelt was informed that the Japanese were planning to do so. The thing is, Roosevelt did absolutly nothing, but why?
At the begining of WWII Congress passed the Neutrality Act of 1939 that would keep America from entering the war in Europe. The reason this was passed
was becuase of the depression effecting the U.S during this period. Plus many Americans were Isolationist meaning that they wanted to stay sepreate
from World affairs. Roosevelt wanted to become involved in this war simply becuase he saw the threat that was Hitler. Hitler was attempting to expand
his empire for his perfect race, the Aryans. Roosevelt knew that eventually Hitler would attempt to make conquor the U.S. Some people believe that
this isn't true, but recently Hitler's second book was discovered. This book was the sequel to Mein Kampf and clearly stated that he intended to
Conqour the U.S after all the allies in Europe had been destroyed. Roosevelt knew this, but there was a problem. He did not have the backing of the
American people. And by time Hitler did attack the U.S all the allies in Europe would have been destroyed and America would have lost the war in less
than half a year's time. Roosevelt needed a reason to enter the war. When he learned that the Japanese would be attacking pearl harbor he realized
this would be the perfect oppurtunity to gain the backing of the American people and finally enter the war. So instead of attempting to stop it, he
allowed it to happen.
The real question is not, "Did Roosevelt allow Pearl Harbor to happen", but, should Roosevelt be considered a hero or simply a Cowboy, like GWB?