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Historical Discovery: WWII Avertable By Apology (BARACK OBAMA, PEARL HARBOR, SATIRE, WWII)
Never Yet Melted ^ | Oct 2, 2012 | Peter Kirsanow

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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TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; pearlharbor
This is an interesting look at history through an Obama foreign relations perspective. It shows how ridiculous he really is.
1 posted on 10/16/2012 10:30:19 AM PDT by Harley
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This appears to be entirely fictional. But it is true that Charlie Chaplin had some connection with war between Japan and the US. In 1932 Charlie Chaplin travelled to Japan and and was a target of coup plotters who hoped that murdering him would start a war with America. They apparently didn't realize that he was still a British citizen.
2 posted on 10/16/2012 10:59:26 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: wideminded
One of the mysteries of WWII is why Hitler declared war on the US after Pearl Harbor when he didn't have to. This focus on the reason for Japan's decision to go to war makes Hitler's motivation obvious--it was because of the Charlie Chaplin movie mocking him (The Great Dictator.
3 posted on 10/16/2012 12:18:23 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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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.

4 posted on 10/16/2012 1:49:39 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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