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Comprehensive research has shown not only that Washington knew in advance of the attack, but that it deliberately withheld its foreknowledge from our commanders in Hawaii in the hope that the "surprise" attack would catapult the U.S. into World War II.
Oliver Lyttleton, British Minister of Production, stated in 1944: "Japan was provoked into attacking America at Pearl Harbor. It is a travesty of history to say that America was forced into the war."
Although FDR desired to directly involve the United States in the Second World War, his intentions sharply contradicted his public pronouncements.
A pre-war Gallup poll showed 88 percent of Americans opposed U.S. involvement in the European war. Citizens realized that U.S. participation in World War I had not made a better world, and in a 1940 (election-year) speech, Roosevelt typically stated: "I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars."
But privately, the president planned the opposite.
Roosevelt dispatched his closest advisor, Harry Hopkins, to meet British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in January 1941. Hopkins told Churchill: "The President is determined that we [the United States and England] shall win the war together. Make no mistake about it. He has sent me here to tell you that at all costs and by all means he will carry you through, no matter what happens to him — there is nothing he will not do so far as he has human power."
William Stevenson noted in A Man Called Intrepid that American-British military staff talks began that same month under "utmost secrecy," which, he clarified, "meant preventing disclosure to the American public."
Even Robert Sherwood, the president's friendly biographer, said: "If the isolationists had known the full extent of the secret alliance between the United States and Britain, their demands for impeachment would have rumbled like thunder throughout the land."
originally posted by: Lumenari
War is a racket.... Smedley D. Butler.
This is a great time to dig in and embrace history and realize we are all Americans and we all have the same interests in living in a free and democratic nation governed by laws and guaranteed by our Constitution.
Sometimes you have to fight to have that privilege and our heroes that fought and died in the line of duty during the second world war should be a shining example of courage and hope too our current generation in the US.
Never forget the sacrifices that were made by your grandfather or you grandfathers father to make damn sure you have the luxury of freedom. Never take it for granted lest one day, you or your sons and daughters may have to fight for it again.
fter WW1 the US had adopted an isolationist stance with the world
When the possibility of a strike came up , not many believed it could happen given the US and the status of Japan.
I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve
originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: pravdaseeker
World War 1.
Americans didn't want to get into it until the Lusitania was attacked.
We have found out since that the Lusitania carried a vast amount of ammunition on it and would have been considered a legitimate target for the Germans.
Germany even posted in the New York Times a warning to Americans to not be on the ship because it was carrying ammunition so they were going to sink it.
False Flag One.
World War 2.
America didn't want to get into the fray until Pearl Harbor.
Then we signed up in droves to get 'er done.
Referencing your OP.
False Flag Two.
Americans didn't want to get into the conflict.
Then we had the Gulf of Tonkin (or the USS Maddox incident).
False flag Three.
Then we had 911.
Wonder who is making money off of all of this?