Pearl Harbor, Iran and...World War 3?Submitted by Marc Clair on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 19:39
Hey DPers, thought you'd like my latest blog post relating Pearl Harbor to current events with Iran and a possible 3rd World War looming...thanks!
70 years ago today, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, launching America full-fledged into World War II. We've been taught that this was a "sneak attack" and forced our peace-loving government to reluctantly enter the war. But as is so often the case, the truth always tends to come out over time. It is now public knowledge that, at a a minimum, Franklin
Roosevelt had prior knowledge of this event, thanks to documents released by Freedom of Information Act Requests. Governments provoking or allowing the "enemy" to attack is nothing new, and I could fill this whole blog with examples ranging from Ft. Sumter to the Lusitania, but for now I'll leave that stuff to the real history professors. You know, like Newt Gingrich.
Regardless of whether or not there was foreknowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack, the issue of who provoked who isn't quite black and white. In a new book Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s History of the Second World War , historian George Nash reveals the long-kept-secret writings of ex-President Herbert Hoover detailing the run up to the attack. You can read Pat Buchanan's excellent summary, or let me sum it up for you in one sentence: Japan was in dire straits, and trying desperately to reach a peace treaty with the United States and avoid war, while the United States was doing everything in it's power to provoke Japan into an attack in order to sell the public on entering the war.