RETURN, I WILL RETURN, I WILL RETURN
The 2nd World War was a victory of three empires over a
handful of middle-European countries It had little to do with superiority of
intellect. For the large part allied commanders were self-serving buffoons.
Typical was all American boy Douglas MacArthur. When it comes to Press
photographers being on the beach to greet the invaders nothing beats the
image of General Douglas MacArthur wading ashore on his return to the
Philippines. In fact, he waded up and down it several times until the right
image was captured for public consumption back home. It is still being shown
on the History Channels.
GB or U.S.?
In Britain a commonly used term for something that is useless is 'it is
U.S.' This originated during the war when at British bases damaged or
surplus material was sectioned off as being 'useless stock' or U.S. for
short. The Americans retaliated by marking their similar dumps as 'GB' (gone
Apologists for the mass indiscriminate slaughter civilians via the atomic
bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki claim it was necessary to hasten the
war's end. Not so! The real reason for Japan's defeat was the USA's success
in denying her essential oil supplies.
In 1942 only 40% got through. This was reduced to only 15% of the country's
needs by 1943 and in 1944 only 5% got through. This was further reduced to
zilch by 1945.
It wasn't the atom bomb, Soviet intervention, or the great naval battles
that finished Japan off. They simply had no fuel left; her ships, armoured
vehicles, submarines, railway system and aircraft just ground to a halt.
WHAT DID THEY HAVE TO HIDE?
When passions died after World War One the atrocity propaganda that had
fuelled that war was owned up to. But in 1947 the Rockefeller Foundation
invested €139,000, a considerable sum then, to the Council on Foreign
Relations to prevent any recurrence of such honesty.
Charles A. Beard, the noted historian said, "The Foundation and the Council
do not want journalists or any other persons to examine too closely and
criticize too freely the official statements relative to our basic aims and
activities during World War II. In short, they hope that, among other things,
the policies and measures of Franklin D. Roosevelt will escape in coming
years the critical analysis, evaluation and exposition that befell the
policies of Woodrow Wilson and the entente allies after World War 1.' –
Saturday Evening Post, October 4, 1947.
In other words, a decision was made and finance provided not only for the
continued use of black propaganda but for the lies to be increased.
|WOODROW WILSON ON THE POWER BEHIND THE SCENES
"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided in
me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States in the
field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid
of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organised,
so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive,
that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in
condemnation of it." – The New Freedom, p.13
GENERAL DOUGLAS MythARTHUR
That the British succeeded in turning the Dunkirk rout into a victory was
bettered by the General Douglas myth. Following his ignominious but dramatic
escape from the Philippines, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of all the
allied armies assembling in Australia.
The Chicago Sun was at its thundering best when it announced that 'The
United States is in the war with all its power and under the leadership of
the best general the United Nations possesses.' (18 March 1942).
General George Brett, Commander of the allied air force let the cat out of
the bag. "There was no great army and the airforce consisted of a few
battered planes, and combat weary men. Of the eleven divisions of the
Australian forces less than two were effective and only one approaching
combat condition. The Royal Australian Air Force was equipped with obsolete
aircraft and was short of spare parts and ammunition. The Royal Australian
Navy didn't have a single carrier.
As for the 'best general the United Nations possesses' the truth was
somewhat different. Just ten hours after Pearl Harbor the Japanese air force
carried out a devastating attack on Clark Field in the Philippines.
Despite the fact that MacArthur had received more than adequate warning the
delighted Japanese found his air armada all neatly lined up, wing to wing
and offering a turkey shoot most airmen can only dream about. There had in
fact been three cunning defence plans in readiness. The wretched General
followed none of them.
MacArthur talked such a good fight that he retained the confidence of
Washington but not so the troops under his command who were increasingly
irritated by their general's swashbuckling bravado and 'the cavalry is on
its way' fantasies. The carefully created aura of military genius and
invincibility that he built on his persona was a sham. He spent so much time
underground in his bunker at 'fortress Corregidor' that he became known as 'Dug-Out
Accompanied by a small army of spin doctors he brilliantly announced on his
arrival in Melbourne, "I have come through and I will return.'
Shortened by publicists to 'I shall return,' the expression rapidly became
one of the most marketed sayings of the war. He made his first public
appearance dressed like the Admiral of the Queen's Navy in HMS Pinafore,
wearing thirty-six medal ribbons and nine rows of decorations. His personal
photographer always accompanied him. It seems in war that image is more
important than hardware, as Churchill had also realised.
Had the Japanese attacked Australia it was decided to surrender Western
Australia and everything north of Townsville. Perth and Darwin were to be
abandoned. The First Army was to defend the coast between Brisbane to the
Victoria State borders. The Second Army to protect Melbourne. Only for 'reasons
of morale and psychology' some troops were left in place so as not to
unsettle the inhabitants who were to be abandoned.
THE BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA
The first successful U.S. attack against the Japanese came at sea. This was
the Battle of the Coral Sea and was the first naval action in history in
which the surface ships never exchanged a single shot. The battle was fought
entirely in the air. Although the result of the ferocious battle was about
even it was presented as a major American victory, and the saving of
Australia. Japan claimed the battle to be their victory too.
Had the Japanese intended to attack Australia? No because they simply lacked
the means to do so. They had already worked it out that ten to twelve
divisions would be required. To move them from Manchuria would have made
their back door vulnerable.
THE CHURCHILL BLUFF THAT COST OVER 1,000 LIVES
A hammer blow to British Far Eastern prestige occurred on December 10 1941
when the Japanese sank both the battle cruiser Repulse and the battleship
Prince of Wales. To quote Phillip Knightley the noted journalist and
military historian, 'Churchill had sent the two British ships to the East in
pursuit of one of his personal strategic fantasies – that it should be
possible to bluff the Japanese out of the idea of war altogether.'
Incredibly, just three days after the Pearl Harbor debacle the two finest
flagships of the Royal Navy were blundering around the Gulf of Siam. The two
sitting ducks lacked air cover and were within easy reach of the Japanese
The sinking of these two gallant ships was not only the worst setback
suffered by the Royal Navy but by the allied cause in general. Churchill it
was said 'was shocked.' The Japanese dropped wreaths on the positions where
the two giant battleships finally rested.