posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:48 PM
I doubt the validity of these accusations, but what is interesting is that similar events have been used as a catalyst to drive Americans into war in
For example, the sinking of the USS Maine in Cuba in 1898 was used as a reason to enter the Spanish-American War. There have been several examinations
of the wreck which determined that the explosion that sunk her had come from inside the ship. While it could have been an accident, the hypothesis
still remained that it was sabotage.
The sinking of the SS Arabic in 1915 was used as a reason for the US to enter into World War 1 because the Germans were fed false information about
the ship carrying millions in gold which was to be used to purchase war supplies for the allies. As a result, America entered the fight.
The Hindenburg disaster, however, was just a disaster. A freak accident attributed to static discharge igniting a small pre-existing rupture that was
leaking hydrogen. With nobody to point the finger at, there was no cry to war.
It was not until the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 that the US entered World War 2.
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