Welcome to my first post here
I found the place because a friend linked me to the "Granny D speech" here.
Re. Pearl Harbor. Conspiracy or no, I would have to say that 10 months advance notice, with specific details, would go a ways towards dispelling the
notion "we had no idea".
Here is the communication,
and here are a couple of things from it. (empasis
Feb. 1, 1941 (so much for a suprise)
"The Peruvian Minister has informed a member of my staff that he has heard from many sources, including a Japanese source, that in the event
of trouble breaking out between the US and Japan, the Japanese intend to make a suprise attack against Pearl Harbor with all of their strength, and
employing all of their equipment.
The Peruvian Minister considered these rumors fantastic.
Naval Intelligence places no credence in these rumors ... no move against PH appears imminent or planned for the forseeable future.
So, adding it up:
- The Ambassador to Japan, and his staff knew.
- The State Dept. knew.
- Naval Intelligence (ONI) knew.
- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) knew.
- CINCPAC knew, but was told to ignore it by ONI and CNO. (Naturally, the guy they hung out to dry, when it happened.)
Would I be too far out on a limb to assume one of these people probably mentioned it in passing to FDR?
Now, someone said the the best conspiracies are the ones no one finds out ever happened. This is my favorite, because it shapes nearly every
discussion about the citizen/state relationship. The assumption it teaches dooms most discussions to failure, it's so wide spread.
You get NO RIGHTS from the Bill Of Rights.
The dirty little secret is, you had them already!
If you doubt that, go back and read them again, for yourself. They are writen "in the negative" to the extent that what they set out, are things
government must never, and in fact, has no authority
to even legislate upon. (The basic reason the Patriot Act, MC Act, most of Bush's signing
statements, and Presidential Orders, are unconstitutional on their face.)
A very good SHORT essay on this concept was written about 2 years ago by Charley Reese,
and I reccomend it to anyone who values the little freedom they have left.