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Pearl Harbor, Iran and...World War 3?

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.

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a year later

Still relevant!

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*

Yes, let us all take a moment

Yes, let us all take a moment to worship at the blood-stained alter of the warfare-state on this December 7th, to commemorate the success of Roosevelt's treasonous effort get his casus belli from Japan, and force the U.S. into a war it neither wanted nor needed to fight. Huzzah! Huzzah!

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Thanks for the comments

The word needs to get out on how government(s) and the U.S. specifically goads other nations into war or sets up all together false pretenses. I fear a war with Iran and the implications (police state crackdown at home, reinstatement of a draft).

Not only is Iran a prideful country that WILL fight, they have major allies in Russia and China.

Let's not forget if it comes to Round 3 of World Wars...everyone has nukes this time.

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*

Sanctions = War

I think our politicians fall into three groups when it comes to sanctions. There are those that are actively looking to start a war, some actually think sanctions will improve the situation, and then there's Ron Paul who advocates the US minding our business.

Nice post.

Potential Alllies

I am no expert on Iranian relations but Ive heard many accounts of a very Westernized citizenry. Instead of cultivating a relationship with what could truly be a great ally in the region the leadership is once again resorting to foolish foreign policy.