The American choice in regards to Japan in the 1930's and up to Pearl Harbor was either appeasement or confrontation.
Unlike our European friends' response to the Nazis, we confronted Japan, and they chose to go to war against us in order to continue their war in China.
What I'm looking for from you is an answer as to how Pearl Harbor could have been a setup, or what you'd base a belief that we knew an attack upon Pearl Harbor specifically, rather than our Philippine bases, was coming, and that we made sure it happened by obstructing the efforts of Pearl Harbor's commanders to protect themselves against a Japanese attack.
So how's about you eschew the disjointed Art Bell approach to history and concentrate your efforts specifically upon Pearl Harbor, as requested.
I did, you just don't listen.....So, for the edification of other readers and more research experience for me, I will focus solely on Japan. However, this is not a two paragraph answer and you got the big picture. It's apparent that you need information spoon fed since you have very little capability of finding out info for yourself. Or, is it that you are so narrow minded and shilling you want others to give you info so that you can make a feeble attempt to shoot holes in it as you are too lazy to actually seek out the truth. You certainly don't understand the big picture on how the true history has taken shape. You see, it makes no difference what is written you will make a desperate attempt to downplay it, and if you can't you will throw out humorous insults that actually brings a smile to ones face in knowing, almost in an arrogrant way that they have you in the palm of their hands...... :)) now, I know why they call you the "Under-Secretary"..... sort of like, "Underdog"....:))))
Okay, for fun I'll seek that answer and who knows, I might actually have another epiphany....whoa, Nelly.