Sunday, December 07, 2008

Pearl Harbor

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1941 The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor officially brought the United States into World War II.

Three hundred and fifty aircraft destroyed most of the US Pacific fleet. Despite an official warning that an attack might be imminent, US commanders seem to have been taken completely by surprise. Nineteen US ships were sunk or severely damaged and 150 US planes destroyed. We hear about this often; less frequently do we hear that 2,335 people were killed.

On November 17, 1941, Joseph Grew, the United States ambassador to Japan, cabled the State Department that Japan had plans to launch an attack against Pearl Harbor. His cable was ignored. Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor, by Robert Stinnett, asserts that the US Government under President Franklin D Roosevelt had foreknowledge of the attack ...

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