Skip to comments.Historical Discovery: WWII Avertable By Apology (BARACK OBAMA, PEARL HARBOR, SATIRE, WWII)
Posted on 10/16/2012 10:30:08 AM PDT by Harley
Cambridge, Mass. Celebrated historian Bertram Oxley has uncovered a memorandum from former Japanese Emperor Hirohito to Admiral Yamamoto dated December 6, 1941, showing that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was motivated by an offensive film made by Charlie Chaplin ridiculing Japanese cuisine.
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“One of the mysteries of WWII is why Hitler declared war on the US after Pearl Harbor when he didn’t have to. “
In the sense that no one ever has to do anything yeah. But Hitler had entered into a mutual defense pact with the Japanese so that the Japanese would keep a bunch of British and Russian forces busy in Asia.
And besides, Hitler was already in what amounted to an undeclared shooting war with the US with all the US ships that his u-boats were sinking. Plus he (correctly) considered the US to be pathetically underarmed . Plus he (mistakenly) thought that he would be finished with Russia before the US could be a factor. Plus he (probably mistakenly) believed that once he finished of Russia that the US and British would lose interest in the war.
I’ve never understood why anyone considered that decision a mystery. It made perfect sense based on Hitler’s assumptions.
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