posted on Sep, 4 2012 @ 04:11 PM
reply to post by ninjas4321
The United States was trying to secure areas in Asia and the Pacific islands for use by the growing air travel industry. Japan was not particularly
interested in being westernized against its will.
There is a bigger conspiracy here though. When William Friedman broke the Japanese purple cipher he discovered that although the encryptor was built
around electrical stepping switches it was conceptually identical to the German Enigma and US M209 rotor machines? Edward Hugh Hebern is credited
with dreaming up these rotor design cipher machines sometime prior to 1920. Friedman commented something to the effect that breaking the Japanese
purple code was a little too easy. He must have wondered why all the global military powers decided to purchase and use a flawed system to encrypt
sensitive information like the attack on Pearl Harbor, troop movements, and plans for concentration camps.
It would be interesting to find out what really went through Friedmans mind, He probably saw the shadows, I doubt he was insane enough to believe he
was walking alone.
edit on 4-9-2012 by Cauliflower because: (no reason given)