The Attack on Pearl Harbor Was No Surprise (video)

Researchers about the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor know that President Franklin Roosevelt provoked a Japanese attack to justify America’s entry into World War II. Most Americans were against joining the war, but the attack on Pearl Harbor provided the excuse needed to declare war. The best book on this topic is Day of Deceit by former World War II Navy officer Robert Stinnett. The topics he covers are controversial because most people refuse to accept that Roosevelt and top military leaders in Washington DC failed to inform the commanders in Hawaii that a Japanese fleet was coming to attack, and restricted operations to ensure its success.

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7 thoughts on “The Attack on Pearl Harbor Was No Surprise (video)”

  1. Akshully, even a cursory review of viewpoints done by this amateur sleuth turned up a number of ostensibly reasonable critiques of this theory. One is specifically focused on Stinnett, and frankly from my point of view there is a higher likelihood of this being racist underestimation of the enemy in a setting of inadequate intelligence, in contrast to deliberate malicious intent by FDR

    1. “Racist Underestimation” is about right. The 1-Star reviews at the Amazon link tell the story about the Stinnett book.

  2. FDR provoked the attack on Pearl Harbor and put Japanese Americans in concentration camps. Many people talk about reparations for Black Americans but not reparations for Japanese Americans. Japanese Americans were accused of being unpatriotic just as Arab, South Asian and Muslim Americans today are accused of being unpatriotic.

    1. “Many people talk about reparations for Black Americans but not reparations for Japanese Americans.”

      They received reparations in 1988.

      1. The Japanese Americans who got the “reparations” had to have survived till then, and only 80,000 managed that. In the second place, inflation had worked its magic, and the maximum payment of $20,000 was $2700 in 1942. Since most of the interned people had lost everything they owned, including those years of their freedom in the barbed wire camps, this amounted to peanuts.

        The Supreme Court during those years contained some really nasty people, and there was a string of horrible decisions to prove it.

        1. I didn’t comment on whether the reparations were sufficient. I simply pointed out that contra the claim that no one is talking about reparations for Japanese Americans, they were not only talked about, but passed and signed into law.

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