Skip to comments.Declassified Memo Hinted of 1941 Hawaii Attack
Posted on 11/29/2011 6:45:45 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Three days before the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt was warned in a memo from naval intelligence that Tokyo's military and spy network was focused on Hawaii, a new and eerie reminder of FDR's failure to act on a basket load of tips that war was near.
In the newly revealed 20-page memo from FDR's declassified FBI file, the Office of Naval Intelligence on December 4 warned, "In anticipation of open conflict with this country, Japan is vigorously utilizing every available agency to secure military, naval and commercial information, paying particular attention to the West Coast, the Panama Canal and the Territory of Hawaii."
The memo, published in the new book December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World went on to say that the Japanese were collecting "detailed technical information" that would be specifically used by its navy. To collect and analyze information, they were building a network of spies through their U.S. embassies and consulates.
Historian and acclaimed Reagan biographer Craig Shirley, author of the just released December 1941, doesn't blame FDR for blowing it, but instead tells Whispers that it "does suggest that there were more pieces to the puzzle" that the administration missed. The 70th anniversary of the attack is next month.
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No matter, Obama has already apologized to Japan for Pearl Harbor.
In reading “The Code Breakers” it mentioned three other attack sites other than Pearl Harbor that were equally being reviewed.
And what was he supposed to do about it? There was no support for a war until after the attack.
IT WAS TYPICALLY THOUGHT BY THE HIGH MILITARY BRASS THAT AN ATTACK BY JAPAN WOULD BE A GOOD TRAINING EXERCISE FOR THE TROOPS. AFTER ALL, HOW MUCH DAMAGE COULD PUNY LITTLE JAPAN DO?
and Ron Paul would have said it was the United States’ fault that Japan attacked.
Paultards still do.
Do? Put our Pacific bases on alert.
Actually FDR was spoiling to get into the war and he backed the Japanese into a corner. FDR was a very nasty man.
I don't think FDR missed anything. He made several attempts to get this nation into the war - sending ocean liners into harms way was just one that didn't quite 'cut it.'
There was more than a single hint of a Japanese attack, and more than one massive mistake to convince many that FDR purposely exposed Pearl Harbor to accomplish the needed impetus to declare war.
Not to mention that Station H, having broken the Japanese Naval code, intercepted the following radio message more than a week prior to the attack and could have saved countless lives had the warning been given:
On November 24th, 1941, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sent a radio message to Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, Commander of the Pacific Striking Fleet, which read in part,
“The task force, keeping its movement strictly secret and maintaining close guard against submarines and aircraft, shall advance into Hawaiian waters, and upon the very opening of hostilities shall attack the main force of the United States fleet in Hawaii and deal it a mortal blow”.
The above appeared in Admiral Homer Wallin’s “Pearl Harbor”, published by the US Government printing office in 2001.
For how long? He didn’t know when. What happens when the public finds out?
Yeah I’ve heard that BS before and never bought it. No President wants a WWII. None of them.
“AFTER ALL, HOW MUCH DAMAGE COULD PUNY LITTLE JAPAN DO?”
They knew after the Russo-Japanese War that they could fight; they knew from the war in China that they would. They just left the obsolete ships as bait.
For as long as there is any question of attack. The public would not be opposed to protecting our troops and installations through being vigilant.
Oooh! Lemme be the first to say it, FDR LIHOP!!
IBTG (In Before the Germans)
I have no idea who knew what or when, but the facts stand that 1) the war started when Germany & the Soviet Union invaded Poland, but war was only declared on Germany by the “Western Allies”, and 2) while Americans died fighting the Japanese in the Pacific, the Soviet Union had peace with them. In the end, we saved the USSR so they could have Poland (and Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria...)
What a hoax.
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