It’s Prescott Bush’s fault?
I thought it was the Bilderberg Group.
I thought it was Bat Boy.
“Who instigated the attack on Pearl Harbor?”
Why, Sarah Palin, of course /idiot Matt Damon
(well, he’s said other idiotic things about her)
Listened to interview yesterday & was going to post.
Thanks. Excellent interview and so relevant for today. Will it take 70 years to turn this administration inside out?
Ron Paul would tell you that we instigated it by meddling in Japan's affairs.
FYI ping (if you listen to audio, start at min 11)
The USS Ward (DD-139) instigated the attack by firing on and sinking a Japanese submarine just outside of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese retaliated by attacking Pearl Harbor a couple of hours later.
Franklin Pierce(one of Barby Bush’s distant relitives)!
Years ago I posted a similar thought that was countered by a very knowledgeable and reasonable argument.
First, I believe that American progressives of the era opposed going to war against Hitler after his August 1939 nonaggression pact with their Uncle Joe. Progressives demanded war against Hitler in June, 1941 when Hitler attacked their beloved workers' paradise.
I find it very creditable that Uncle Joe Stalin worried about Japan especially after June. He needed help. Something had to be done.
I first heard from some Europeans that the FDR administration provoked Japan.
It's NOT tinfoil hat stuff to say that some people very close to FDR were communists or sympathetic to Uncle Joe's workers' paradise.
In a biography of Armand Hammer I read that it was he who sold the idea of a generous lend lease program for the Soviet Union to a willing FDR Administration. In the 1930s the Export-Import Bank was created to help the Soviets. I've known FDR Democrats (in 1940s - 50s) who could tear up talking about their Uncle Joe.
IMO, the FDR Administration wanted some kind of act of war from Japan as an excuse. No one likely thought that it would be that big.
Pearl Harbor made the isolationists give full support to FDR. But by 1944 when it was obvious that we'd win Republicans did debate post war plans with the Democrats.
Republicans wanted a tough stand against communism, the Democrats became the isolationists.
Another FReeper responded to my comment that: Stalin worried about Japan.
"Stalin wasn't worried about the Japanese. The Red Army had thoroughly bloodied the Japanese Army's nose in the border clashes of the late '30s. The Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact signed in April 1941 was pushed for by the Japanese, who by then had already decided their thrust was going to be to the south. The Japanese had every reason not to provoke the Soviets and the Soviets understood this, otherwise they would not have depleted their forces in the Far East by sending them to Europe as they did."
Just posted a article from that author here: