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Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory

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Transcript of Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory

Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory
In our History Books
The Japanese
"I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again; your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars."
December 7, 1941, Hawaii was attacked by Japan killing or wounding just over 3,000 innocent Americans and 65 Japanese men.
The attack lasted 110 minutes, from 7:55am to 9:45am.
Although there are many theories about Pearl Harbor, the most common one is said that FDR did not stop the attack because once Japan attacked the US, American’s would want to go to war.
Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany was under control of Hitler,
Italy then declared war on England and France.
The Germans were then sinking boats carrying oil and other war supply from America to England.
Japan started to occupy the French colony of Indochina,
America cut off all exports to Japan such as oil, steel, scrap iron, and aviation fuel.
FDR did not think the Japanese would react so strongly, and therefore did not even take a possible attack by them seriously.
America did not think Japan would attack US grounds.
They were certain that any attack would be on a nearby European colony in the south Pacific.
coincidence, the entire Pacific Fleet was moved around to the Ford Island.
Japans plan was to destroy the Pacific Fleet.
They destroyed 18 American ships and 300 planes.
All aircraft and Pacific carriers were away from base that day.
Harder, took longer to deliver a message.
FDR was patiently waiting for the attack to then go into WW II.
Sense the fall of France in June of 1940, FDR had already decided that America would go to war against Hitler.
The U.S. wanted to stop Japanese expansion but the American people were not willing to go to war to stop it.
Privately FDR dispatched “The President is determined that we [The United States and England] shall win the war together. Make no mistake about it."
“The American people won’t be willing to go into war unless there was an attack within our own borders”.
FDR moved the Pacific Fleet from the west coast out of Hawaii He did this not to threaten Japan, but he used it as bait.
The Honolulu Advertiser dated November 30th 1941, one week before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
January 27, 1941 the Peruvian envoy in Tokyo, informed the third secretary of the US embassy that the Japanese had a plan that involved an attack on Pearl Harbor.
July 10, the US military attaché in Tokyo reported the Japanese Navy practicing airborne torpedo attacks on targets the resembled Pearl Harbor.
Then the US military attaché in Mexico reported the Japanese building small submarines that would be towed to Hawaii for an attack on Pearl Harbor.

A top British agent informed the FBI that the Japanese were planning an attack.
This information was lost.
A Korean agent told broadcaster Eric Severeid, that there was a planned attack.
Also reported this to the US senator, who alerted the State Department, Us Army, Navy Intelligence, and FDR personally.
September 24, a message from the Japan Naval intelligence headquarters in Tokyo to the Japan consul general in Honolulu was intercepted.
November 25, a radio message ordering the Japanese to attack was intercepted.
It’s unknown whether the message was decoded at the time or after December 7th.
'The question was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot without too much danger to ourselves. "
It’s claimed that they knew an attack could possibly be upon them
Nobody knew the specific place or time.
The government was given many warnings by many people about the specific date and place of where the attack was going to be.
The Japanese sent a regular non coded message saying when and where they were going to attack.
Japan gave until November 29th for America to make a settlement without war
On December 4, the US General sent four messages warning DC about Pearl Harbor.
He was told to stop sending warnings. Also that day,
Ralph Briggs at the Navy east coast intercepted a Japan radio station and received the “East Winds, Rain” message.
"...everything that the Japanese were planning to do was known to the United States..." ARMY BOARD, 1944
December 1, Navel intelligences in San Francisco gathered information from news reports.
"Strictly secret.

"Henceforth, we would like to have you make reports concerning vessels
along the following lines insofar as possible:

"1. The waters (of Pearl Harbor) are to be divided roughly into five
subareas (We have no objections to your abbreviating as much as you

"Area A. Waters between Ford Island and the Arsenal.
"Area B. Waters adjacent to the Island south and west of Ford Island.
(This area is on the opposite side of the Island from Area A.)
"Area C. East Loch.
"Area D. Middle Loch.
"Area E. West Loch and the communication water routes.

"2. With regard to warships and aircraft carriers, we would like to have
you report on those at anchor (these are not so important) tied up at
wharves, buoys and in docks. (Designate types and classes briefly. If
possible we would like to have you make mention of the fact when
there are two or more vessels along side the same wharf.)"

Serial numbers prove that the striking force sent over 660 radio messages from November 27th though December 6th.
This destroys the myth that the radio Fleet remained radio silent throughout the time.
According to Admiral Richardson & Admiral Kimmel, Pearl Harbor had “inadequate air defense, and no defense against torpedo attacks”
Why the Roosevelt administration allowed the Japanese to spy on Pearl Harbor was never explained.
“If the isolationists had known the full extent of the secret alliance between the United States and Britain, their demands for impeachment would have rumbled like thunder throughout the land.
• From traffic analysis, HI reported that the carrier force was at sea and in the North.
In reply to that report, MacArthur's command sent a series of three messages,
Nov 26, 29, Dec 2, to HI lying about the location of the carrier fleet - saying it was in the South China Sea.
Early warning radar was new technology.
Japanese planes were spotted but thought to be American B-17’s.
The government had cracked the Japanese code but the warning message arrived too late to Washington.


The Conspiracy
Works Cited
Japan gave until November 29Th for America to make a settlement without war
FDR was the assistant secretary of the Navy when the Wahington Naval Treaty was drawn up.
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