ADMISSIONS OF AMERICAN GUILT
On December 8 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked, Republican
Congressman (R-N.Y.), Hamilton Fish made his maiden speech to the U.S.
Congress. In it he asked for a United States Declaration of War against Japan.
Of the speech he was later to say: "I am ashamed of that speech today, as I
know now about Roosevelt's infamous war ultimatum that forced Japan's leaders
Fish also said, "Roosevelt's 'day of infamy' has been turned into hypocrisy,
deceit and ashes by the searchlight of truth on the causes, events and results
of the war." "Roosevelt", the Congressmen added "was the main instigator and
firebrand to light the fuse of war." – The Other Side of the Coin,
Vantage Press, New York 1976.
The attack on Pearl Harbor is now recognised as being set up by the Roosevelt
clique who were hell bent on facing down Japan. According to Curtis Dall, the
historian Prof. Tansill wrote: "He (U.S. Foreign Minister Cordell Hull) and
Franklin D. Roosevelt knew that Japan would reject this 'program' (ultimatum).
Henry Morgenthau's assistant, Harry Dexter White had worked on its wording.
That same afternoon, November 26th 1941, American President Roosevelt sent a
secret despatch to Winston Churchill: 'Talks broken off. Services expect
hostilities within two weeks.'
There was no such thing as a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th
1941. America had already blockaded Japan and imposed an ultimatum on its prey
that amounted to surrender without a fight. As a consequence Pearl Harbor was
inevitable; a sprat to catch the mackerel.
The launching of the Japanese fleet and its movements was known, thanks to
decoded messages, as were its intended targets and timing. Eighteen ships were
sacrificed, as were 2,403 of their crew, and another 1,178 injured in the 'surprise'
Colonel Charles A Lindbergh recounted an incident: "One of the passengers was
a sailor who had been on the Arizona when she was sunk (Pearl Harbor). He told
me he couldn't understand why we had been caught so completely unprepared at
Pearl Harbor because our ships had been dropping depth bombs on enemy
submarines several days prior to the Japanese attack and that we had been
ordered to be on the alert for torpedo wakes."
The American ace flyer went on to say, "Several naval officers have also told
me that we dropped depth charges on a Japanese submarine prior to the Pearl
Churchill later conceded that FDR (Roosevelt) "knew the full and immediate
target of the enemy operation. Roosevelt had in fact instructed the Director
of the International Red Cross to make preparations for high casualties at
Pearl Harbor, because he had no intention of fending off or resisting the
To the Director's question, why not? He replied: "The Americans would never
agree to join in a European war unless they were attacked within their own
borders first." (Shades of 9/11 indeed).
The official American declaration of war on Japan on December 8th 1941 was the
generally recognised, justified consequence of this 'underhanded surprise
attack.' The same day, England also declared war on Japan, which resulted in
the surrender of the British Empire in the Far East, to America's advantage.
THE ROUT AT PEARL HARBOR
The American Iron Curtain of censorship slammed down immediately after the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. When the last Japanese plane soared away five
U.S. battleships had been sunk and three damaged. Three cruisers and three
destroyers had been critically damaged. No less than 200 U.S. planes had been
destroyed and 2,403 men and women killed. This for the loss of only 29
attacking aircraft. It was one of the most ignominious routs in the history of
Such was its magnitude of the disaster that U.S. service chiefs decided to sit
on it long enough for the White House to respond. First reports disclosed that
only one old battleship and one destroyer had been sunk, 'and other ships
damaged,' and that heavy casualties had been inflicted on the Japanese. Not to
be outdone the British Press were more shameless and on December 8th the Daily
Express headlines screeched 'Jap Plane Carrier and Four U-Boats Sunk,' and
went on to report a fictional battle between U.S and Japanese naval forces.
Secretary of the U.S. Navy Colonel Frank Knox told a New York Press conference
that only the Arizona had been sunk and the battleship Oklahoma had capsized
but would soon be righted. One can only assume that survivors on the island
would rub their eyes as they gazed through the clear waters at the U.S.
warships Arizona, Oklahoma, California, Nevada and the West Virginia resting
on the bottom of the harbour.
THE ROUT GOES ON
The humiliating debacle of Pearl Harbor was just one of many routs carried out
by rampant Japanese imperialism. In quick succession Singapore, Hong Kong,
Manila, Borneo, New Guinea and Java fell. Five months after Pearl Harbor the
last Americans in the Philippines had surrendered and the British had been run
out of Burma. In just five and a half months the Japanese had seized the
richest colonial area in the world and in the process snuffed out the British,
Dutch and French empires in the Far East. So successful were their efforts
that the true nature of the debacle never came in to the public domain until
after the war's end, and much is still being leaked.