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  • CNN Poll: Rand Paul goes where his father never went

    03/16/2014 10:38:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Mar 2014
    Washington (CNN) - Rand Paul has done something his father never did - top the list of potential Republican presidential candidates in a national poll. According to a new CNN/ORC International survey, 16% of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP say they would be likely to support the senator from Kentucky for the 2016 nomination. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, garnered 15%, with longtime Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who's considering another bid for the White House, at 11%. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate, is the only other...
  • Rand Paul’s Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party Is Getting More Hostile

    04/10/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, I come in peace.Until very recently, Rand Paul’s project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?) Paul had staged a masterful piece of political theater with his marathon Senate speech denouncing the Obama administration’s drone policy. He has assembled a top-tier campaign...
  • Rand Paul: America Partly To Blame For Pearl Harbor, World War II

    03/31/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 128 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03/31/2014 | Caleb Howe
    At the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin this weekend highlighted a video of Rand Paul speaking in 2012 about sanctions on Iran. In it, Paul disparages the notion of use of force, and for some reason claims the United States was partly to blame for World War II! “There are times when sanctions have made it worse. I mean, there are times .. leading up to World War II we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I, which may have encouraged them … some of...
  • Why Rand Paul is Wrong to Blame the US for Pearl Harbor

    04/01/2014 8:08:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The views in the video aren’t surprising. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO They’re the views of Ron and Rand Paul and their intellectual milieu which believes that most wars are set up by banks. According to them, the US need not have gotten involved in WW2. “There are times when sanctions have made it worse. I mean, there are times .. leading up to World War II we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I, which may have encouraged them … some...
  • Rand Paul blames America- Partly To Blame For Pearl Harbor, World War II

    03/31/2014 11:04:32 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 134 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    At the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin this weekend highlighted a video of Rand Paul speaking in 2012 about sanctions on Iran. In it, Paul disparages the notion of use of force, and for some reason claims the United States was partly to blame for World War II! “There are times when sanctions have made it worse. I mean, there are times .. leading up to World War II we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I, which may have encouraged them … some of...
  • NBC New Year’s Eve Mocks Pearl Harbor Survivors As Only Able to Chew SpaghettiOs

    01/01/2014 10:47:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/1/14 | Noel Sheppard
    On Pearl Harbor Day, Campbell’s got in a lot of trouble when it tweeted out a picture of its SpaghettiOs mascot holding an American flag and asking people to "take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us." On NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” actress and comedienne Natasha Leggero disgustingly joked, “It sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Murphy's apologizes for offensive Pearl Harbor sign

    12/08/2013 7:56:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 8, 2013 | Paul Sullivan
    A Wrigleyville bar involved in the dispute with the Cubs over Wrigley Field renovations apologized Saturday for an offensive sign on its marquee making light of the Pearl Harbor tragedy. Murphy's Bleachers tried to lure customers into the bar Saturday with a marquee that read: "Remember Pearl Harbor With Bombs and Kamikazes."
  • Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941: Major victory for Japan

    12/08/2013 3:25:13 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    communities.washingtontimes ^ | December 6, 2013 | Dennis Jamison
    The sinister surprise attack against the naval base at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial Military is recognized by historians as one of the most successful sneak attacks in military history. While many Americans initially thought the Empire of Japan intended to attack the United States mainland – Californians along the coastal areas felt especially vulnerable – the real targets were in Southeast Asia: Hong Kong, Siam, Malaya, Thailand, and the Philippines, as the first of many. The attack upon the naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, shocked America and the world. While Americans were still reeling,...
  • December 7: Then And Now – Rearmament Versus Moral Disarmament

    12/07/2013 1:11:32 PM PST · by massmike · 8 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 12/07/2013 | Don Feder
    What's really remarkable about December 7, 1941 isn't that we got sucker-punched by the Empire of Japan but how rapidly we recovered and why. Coming out of the worst depression in our history (in 1940, unemployment was still 17%), we fought a global war on two fronts, against the world's strongest military powers (fueled by fanaticism and plotting war for almost a decade) and won, becoming the dominant power on the planet in the process. And we did it all in three years and eight month after Pearl Harbor. It's all the more remarkable when you consider how far we...
  • What If Pearl Harbor Happened Today...

    12/07/2013 10:41:47 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 44 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-7-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Well...it did happen today, I mean today today...instead of 1941.See the original paper I worked with on this post here.
  • Remember Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2013 7:54:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Some memories never fade, and shouldn't. The news, like the attack, came out of the blue. So did an email I got relaying an old-timer's memories of that day, a day that would live in infamy. His daughter up in Connecticut was kind enough to relay them to me down here in Arkansas. Why me? Because, she explained, "I recently came across your 2011 article about remembering Pearl Harbor. The article prompted a discussion with my father, who related his memory of December 7th. Thanks to your article, our family has the following first-hand account of the day." And...
  • Pearl Harbor: 16 Days To Die -- Trapped By The Memories -- Few Knew The Secret Of The Sunken

    12/07/2013 7:05:11 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    Honolulu Advertiser/Seattle PI ^ | December 7, 1995 | Eric Gregory
    Can only post title and link (as it is Honolulu Advertiser & Seattle PI). NO EXCERPTS. Not a long article, but a very good one.
  • Pearl Harbor and the Day of the Lord

    12/07/2013 4:33:03 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 19 replies
    IFB ^ | 12/7/13
    Today (December 7th) marks the 72nd year anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor naval base. How sad that this date - which would live in infamy - has been nearly forgotten by toady's American population and especially our youth. Tragically it has been the successful revision of our American history by the Left and the evils of it that has made us weak and vulnerable to a present day "Pearl Harbor" of EXPONENTIAL proportions (Rev. 6). To set the stage for 1941, tensions were high between Tokyo and Washington. Japan had been flexing its military muscle through out China...
  • A Sailor's Dying Wish

    11/26/2013 4:31:17 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 19 replies
    iDrive Warships ^ | 11/13/13 | Bud Cloud's son (name not given)
    After signing my Pop, EM2 Bud Cloud (circa Pearl Harbor) up for hospice care, the consolation prize I’d given him (for agreeing it was OK to die) was a trip to “visit the Navy in San Diego.” I emailed my friend and former Marine sergeant, Mrs. Mandy McCammon, who’s currently serving as a Navy Public Affairs Officer, at midnight on 28 May. I asked Mandy if she had enough pull on any of the bases in San Diego to get me access for the day so I could give Bud, who served on USS Dewey (DD-349), a windshield tour. The...
  • Touching moment crew stand and salute dying Pearl Harbor sailor as he is granted final wish to join

    11/19/2013 3:48:35 PM PST · by DFG · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/19/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The crew of the USS Dewey have honored the dying wish of a Pearl Harbor survivor by allowing him on board the latest version of the destroyer he served on in the Second World War. Electrician’s Mate Second Bud Cloud was due to begin hospice care, when his friend Jennie Haskamp reached out to the Dewey's crew and asked if he could see the ship in San Diego. But when they arrived at the dock, the sailors carried the 90-year-old veteran on board and attentively listened as he shared his memories from the war.
  • Despite shutdown, USS Arizona to reopen... kind of

    10/06/2013 7:49:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 49 replies
    KITV News ABC ^ | 7:13 PM HST Oct 03, 2013 | Justin Fujioka
    Local organization finds way to allow visitors to experience memorial "It's sad. A lot of people are coming over and expressing their disappointment on not being able to view the memorial or walk on it," said Mike Carr, president and COO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association.
  • More DHS "Cyber Security Needed" posturing

    09/13/2013 3:07:23 PM PDT · by telstar12.5 · 2 replies
    SeaPower Magazine ^ | 11 Sept 2013 | MarCario, John
    ARLINGTON, Va. – Cyber security for the federal government must be beefed up and agencies need to do a better job of understanding various threats, a panel of former homeland security officials and lawmakers said during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Sept. 11. “This cyber threat is not new or emerging,” Thomas Ridge, former secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told legislators. Ridge said he shares the concerns of others that the U.S. will soon be visited by a “Cyber Pearl Harbor”-type of attack, adding that the issue is not whether government and private-sector...
  • Why Did FDR Fail to Relieve MacArthur and 151,000 Troops Fighting the Japanese in the Philippines?

    08/04/2013 10:54:44 AM PDT · by cutty · 209 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2013 | Diana West
    According to Soviet intelligence reports, we now know that one of FDR’s top officials, the Treasury Department’s Harry Dexter White, was a Soviet agent, who, among many other deceptions, subverted relations between the US and Japan by inserting “ultimatum” language into the cable flow that actually spurred the Japanese attack. This was language written in Moscow, passed to White by a Soviet handler in Washington, D.C., and dropped into a State Department communiqué sent to Japan. This brilliantly executed influence operation doesn’t live in infamy – at least not yet. ... “A continuous stream of fighter and pursuit planes is...
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Newly Declassified Memo Reveals Roosevelt Was Warned of Tokyo’s Focus on Hawaii

    11/29/2011 7:32:32 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 82 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 29,2011 | Jim Hoft
    A newly released memo revealed that President Roosevelt was warned that Tokyo was focused on Hawaii days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Washington Whispers reported: 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...
  • Pearl Harbor 2.0

    12/07/2012 6:18:42 PM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 07 Dec 2012 | John Koster
    The “infamy” of December 7, 1941, is deeper than most Americans have ever imagined. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was almost certainly the result of a Soviet plot—“Operation Snow”—carried out by Harry Dexter White, a figure of enormous influence in the Roosevelt administration and a known Soviet spy. Americans remember Pearl Harbor as the work of a Japanese military machine hell-bent on a war of conquest. The truth is more complicated. The imperial regime had faced severe political shocks throughout the 1930s. Two attempts on the life of Emperor Hirohito—one by a Japanese communist whose father was a member...
  • December 7th , 2012 – Pearl Harbor Day - Hawaii

    12/07/2012 4:18:19 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Hawaii Gathering of Eagles ^ | Dec. 7 , 2012 | Redhawk
    It was just a day , like any other …..things were never the same thereafter . It could , and probably will , happen again .Be ready America
  • Dec. 7, 1941, was day of infamy at Pearl Harbor, across Pacific

    12/07/2012 8:01:03 AM PST · by edcoil · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 12-07-2012 | DAVID WHITING
    It's strange how wars are remembered – and forgotten. On this day, Dec. 7, let's honor Pearl Harbor's fallen and never forget that the awful attack was one of several costly battles that day.
  • Remember December 7. Here are 11 films about Pearl Harbor. Which is your favorite?

    12/07/2012 9:50:26 AM PST · by Saint X · 51 replies
    U.S Naval Institute ^ | December 7, 2012 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Great list of Pearl Harbor movies. Some were good, some were awful. The most ridiculous one is still the best - The Final Countdown ("Splash the zeros!") The video clips bring back memories.
  • Who instigated the attack on Pearl Harbor? (TruNews Broadcast)

    12/07/2012 11:18:50 AM PST · by Errant · 37 replies
    TruNews ^ | Dec 6, 2012 | Rick Wiles
    Guest: Author John Koster discusses his book, "Operation Snow - Who instigated the attack on Pearl Harbor?" Interview begins at 11 mins into the broadcast. Link to streaming audioLink to download MP3 audio file
  • Obama Remembers Pearl Harbor By Promoting Picture of Himself

    12/07/2012 10:49:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Just this week President Obama celebrated Rosa Parks by publishing a photo of himself on a bus and now the White House can't even commemorate Pearl Harbor without bringing Obama's face into the picture. From the White House Twitter feed: Because it's all about him.
  • If Pearl Harbor Happened Today...

    12/07/2012 10:26:25 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-7-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Well...it did happen today, I mean in 2012 instead of 1941.See the original paper I worked with on this post here.
  • Pearl Harbor Day ignored by Google, again.

    12/07/2012 5:23:18 AM PST · by central_va · 17 replies
    Google ^ | 12/7/12 | google
    Fails...
  • Pearl Harbor Day remembered on 71st anniversary (December 7th) [LIVE THREAD]

    12/07/2012 5:42:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    Newsday ^ | December 7, 2012 | Associated Press
    More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II. Ceremonies get under way with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombing began in 1941. The crew of a Navy guided-missile destroyer will stand on deck while the ship passes the USS Arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank decades ago. Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft will fly overhead in missing man formation. The Navy and...
  • Solemn ceremony at Pearl Harbor, 71 years later

    12/07/2012 4:45:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2012
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii More than 2,000 people are expected at Pearl Harbor Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II. Ceremonies get under way with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombing began in 1941. The crew of a Navy guided-missile destroyer will stand on deck while the ship passes the USS Arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank decades ago. Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft will fly overhead in missing man formation. The...
  • A Collection of Memorabilia Commemorating The Day That Will Forever Live In Infamy

    12/07/2012 2:33:25 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 7, 1941 | FDR
    CLICK HERE:YOUTUBE:FDR:A DATE THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMYCLICK HERE: History Channel:WWII in HD:Attack on Pearl HarborCLICK HERE:December 7, 2012 AP Today in HistoryCLICK HERE:YouTube:Harry Truman Announces Atom bombCLICK HERE:YouTube:Truman Warns Japs To Give Up Interview With Crew of the Enola Gay CLICK HERE:Interview With Crew of the Enola Gay HiroshimaCLICK HERE:YouTube: Hiroshima DetonationCLICK HERE:YouTube:Hiroshima Detonation NagasakiCLICK HERE:BBC:Nagasaki DetonationClick Here:Hundreds of Fantastic Pictures of Japanese on Board USS Missouri During Surrender Ceremonies
  • Historical Discovery: WWII Avertable By Apology (BARACK OBAMA, PEARL HARBOR, SATIRE, WWII)

    10/16/2012 10:30:08 AM PDT · by Harley · 3 replies
    Never Yet Melted ^ | Oct 2, 2012 | Peter Kirsanow
    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.
  • Thyroid cancer risk persists decades after Japan atomic bombs: study

    08/20/2012 3:47:12 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 August 2012 | Staff
    Aug 20 (Reuters) - People who survived the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as children continue to have a higher-than-normal risk of thyroid cancer more than 50 years after radiation exposure, according to a U.S. study. Thyroid cells are particularly vulnerable to ionizing radiation, the kind produced by the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown or the atomic bombings in Japan. The study published in the International Journal of Cancer tracked new cancer diagnoses in people who were in Japan during the bombings in 1945 and those who were not. In total, there were 371 thyroid cancers diagnosed between 1958 and 2005...
  • Midway: Gracious Leadership and Brave Men

    06/06/2012 9:14:02 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 38 replies
    Self | June 6, 2012 | Retain Mike
    In late December 1941, Navy Secretary Frank Knox and FDR met and selected Chester Nimitz to command the Pacific Fleet now mostly at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. Roosevelt said, “Tell Nimitz to get the hell out to Pearl and stay there until the war is won”. Knox informed Nimitz by saying, “You’re going to take command of the Pacific Fleet, and I think you will be gone a long time”. On Christmas Day 1941 Admiral Chester Nimitz arrived by Catalina flying boat to take command. When the door opened he was assailed by a poisonous atmosphere from black oil,...
  • Obamas pay Pearl Harbor tribute

    12/30/2011 11:48:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/30/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    HONOLULU — President Barack Obama paid his respects at Pearl Harbor on Thursday, offering a solemn tribute to the thousands of Americans killed on the “date which will live in infamy.” The president swapped his casual vacation outfit for a dark suit as he and the first lady toured the memorial on his first visit to the site since he came here in late 2008 as president-elect.
  • Hawaii 5-0 crew disgraceful to WWII Pearl Harbor survivors

    12/15/2011 8:47:02 PM PST · by Méabh · 18 replies
    Colorado's Morning News ^ | Monday, December 12, 2011 | Steffan Tubbs
    (NATIONAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC – HONOLULU) It looked strange from the moment we pulled up to the Punchbowl, a sacred Hawaiian site once the location for human sacrifice before Cook's arrival to the islands. Our tour bus, filled with 23 WWII Pearl Harbor survivors as part of The Greatest Generations Foundation came to the beautiful location in an old crater above downtown Honolulu for a closing ceremony and presentation. The National Cemetery of the Pacific pays tribute to those veterans of all faiths who served their country, many who lost their lives during WWII. I admit I was not...
  • CBS Hawaii Five-O Crew Disses Pearl Harbor Survivors: A Disgrace at Punchbowl

    12/12/2011 11:01:46 PM PST · by Lornik · 29 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Steffan Tubbs
    It looked strange from the moment we pulled up to thePunchbowl, a sacred Hawaiian site once the location for human sacrifice before Cook's arrival to the islands. Our tour bus, filled with 23 WWII Pearl Harbor survivors as part of The Greatest Generations Foundation came to the beautiful location in an old crater above downtown Honolulu for a closing ceremony and presentation. The National Cemetery of the Pacific pays tribute to those veterans of all faiths who served their country, many who lost their lives during WWII.
  • From Here To Eternity (1953)

    12/08/2011 3:32:19 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 13 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 12/8/11 | Noman
    This being the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Noman enjoyed one of the great ones, "From Here To Eternity," starring Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Donna Reed, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine and others. It is very much a guy's movie with lots of grunting masculinity, suppressed emotions and informal codes that rule in a very structured world of honor, courage and spirit. The first commandment on this army base is: Thou shalt not complain of abuse, or let the abuser know that he's getting to you. The second is the same with the two terms reversed. This code ends...
  • Lead Pearl Harbor Bomber Converts After Reading Tract

    12/08/2011 5:49:37 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    Stone the Preacher ^ | December 7, 2011
    This is the incredible story of Mitsuo Fuchida, lead pilot of the December 7, 1941, raid on Pearl Harbor. Fuchida was the one who shouted the war cry, “Tora, Tora, Tora!” Mitsuo Fuchida fought the United States throughout WWII and was intimately involved in the planning and leadership of the Japanese war effort as flight commander and later as a senior operations officer. After the war, Fuchida was a defeated warrior in occupied Japan, farming to meet the needs of his family. He was also the only one to return to Japan after the bombing. In 1950, Fuchida miraculously came...
  • Snafu mars Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary ceremony

    12/08/2011 3:48:33 AM PST · by Enchante · 25 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/07/2011 | AUDREY McAVOY
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A snafu marred the critical moment of silence Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor ceremony observing the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack.... ...But on Wednesday, emcee Leslie Wilcox was still speaking at 7:55 a.m., even as the Hawaii Air National Guard's F-22's roared overhead on schedule 42 seconds later.
  • A Reluctant Enemy Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto

    12/07/2011 6:21:38 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 6,2011 | IAN W. TOLL
    By a peculiar twist of fate, the Japanese admiral who masterminded the attack had persistently warned his government not to fight the United States. Had his countrymen listened, the history of the 20th century might have turned out much differently. Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto foresaw that the struggle would become a prolonged war of attrition that Japan could not hope to win. For a year or so, he said, Japan might overrun locally weak Allied forces — but after that, its war economy would stagger and its densely built wood-and-paper cities would suffer ruinous air raids. Against such odds, Yamamoto could...
  • December 7, Seventy Years Later

    12/07/2011 7:10:01 PM PST · by stolinsky · 6 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 12-07-11 | stolinsky
      December 7, Seventy Years Later David C. Stolinsky Dec. 7, 2011 http://carlahoag.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/u-s-s-arizona-pearl-harbor.jpg December 7, 1941 − like September 11, 2001 − began with fine weather and bright sunshine. Both days began with complacent Americans who planned to spend the day in their usual, peaceful activities. Both days began with other people who had other plans. Both days ended with many Americans dead, and the rest awakened from their slumbers. December 7 was a Sunday. Some people slept late. Others went to church. Personnel at the U.S. Navy Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and at Hickam Army Airfield were...
  • 70 years since Pearl Harbor, Americans are still wondering who was to blame

    12/07/2011 6:00:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 58 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7th December 2011 | Thomas Fleming
    'Was there a man dismay'd Not tho' the soldier knew Someone had blundered' 70 years ago over 2,400 Americans were killed and about half as many wounded when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the naval and air forces of Imperial Japan. The usual scapegoats were identified and ruined, but for decades historians have questioned the official account. Between conventional sources of information and radar tracking, it is argued, the Roosevelt administration knew or ought to have known. Some analysts have concluded that Franklin Roosevelt wanted a justification, no matter what the price, for getting into the war. Others have been...
  • 11 movies about Pearl Harbor. Yes, "The Final Countdown" made the list

    12/07/2011 4:06:06 PM PST · by Saint X · 43 replies · 3+ views
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | December 7, 2011 | U.S. Naval Institute
    A list with videos of movies and TV series about Pearl Harbor. How many have you seen?
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-7-11

    12/07/2011 2:56:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 51 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-7-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Isolationism: The Epitaph of Ignorance

    12/07/2011 12:38:45 PM PST · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    12/7/11 | Self
    On this sacred anniversary of Pearl Harbor, liberals once again renew their calls for world peace; that our proud nation must change its archaic way of thinking and embrace our perceived enemies. I am a Christian, I believe in the virtues of love and forgiveness, and I wish nothing more than for my children to openly breathe the universal air of liberty and good will. However, regardless of your inherent disposition towards the true auspices of danger – the true nature of man – hate does not change; for only the names and dates do, like faded footnotes in a...
  • 5 Facts About Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona

    12/07/2011 11:17:27 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    History.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | By History.com Staff
    At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time (12:55 p.m. EST) on December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, launching one of the deadliest attacks in American history. The assault, which lasted less than two hours, claimed the lives of more than 2,500 people, wounded 1,000 more and damaged or destroyed 18 American ships and nearly 300 airplanes. Almost half of the casualties at Pearl Harbor occurred on the naval battleship USS Arizona, which was hit four times by Japanese bombers. As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of this “date which will live in infamy,” as...
  • Obama Daughters' School Features Japanese-Inspired Lunch Menu on Pearl Harbor Day

    12/07/2011 10:02:54 AM PST · by Sopater · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 06, 2011
    The elite Washington, D.C., school where President Barack Obama's daughters are students is offering a surprising lunch menu on Pearl Harbor Day. The Washington Post revealed the lunch menu at the Sidwell Friends private school for Dec. 7 -- the date Japan attacked US forces at Pearl Harbor in 1941 -- includes teriyaki chicken and edamame alongside tofu and "oriental noodle salad." The menu is printed on a school calendar, which notes that Wednesday is Pearl Harbor Day.
  • 70 Years Ago Today: Remembering the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2011 8:56:12 AM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-07-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Congress, 12/08/1941 The Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor and those who lost their lives that day are being remembered today on the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the U.S. into World War II. About 120 survivors will join the Navy Secretary, military leaders and civilians to observe a moment of silence...
  • Pearl Harbor and the American Century

    12/07/2011 8:25:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | Michael Prell
    Seventy years ago today, America was brutally attacked at Pearl Harbor by an enemy that used planes as suicide bombs. A lesser nation would have been devastated. But America was no lesser nation. America was an exceptional nation. And so President Roosevelt vowed on December 8, 1941 that “the American people in their righteous might” would rise up and “win through to absolute victory.” America’s “Greatest Generation,” in their “righteous might,” turned that day of devastation into the first day of the American Century. A century in which the “righteous power” of America would become the greatest power in world...