Friday, Nov 20, 2009, 17:26:21

FDR and Pearl Harbour

It is soon December 7 th, which means, that W.C. Japan Times Snow Queen will publish the Pearl Harbour/War Criminal memorial observations by one of her loyal english teacher turned retrospectivist-Japanologists. Who is it going to be this year? Pulvers again, or just the permanent former british diplomat turned flee-circus director Sir Cortazzi? Perhaps this year Snow Queen could tear herself away from her social activities and do some reading before she lets the dogs loose. We recommend above all the book "Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbour" by Robert Stinnett, published in 1999 and based on secret records of the deciphered and translated Japanese Imperial Navy coded communication at the time and only recently accessible due to the freedom of information act, concluding that:

Whereas previous investigators have claimed that the government did not crack Japan's military codes before December 7, 1941, Stinnett offers cable after cable of decryptions. He proves that a Japanese spy on the island transmitted information--including a map of bombing targets--beginning on August 21, and that government intelligence knew all about it. He reveals that Admiral Kimmel was prevented from conducting a routine training exercise at the eleventh hour that would have uncovered the location of the oncoming Japanese fleet. And contrary to previous claims, he shows that the Japanese fleet did not maintain radio silence as it approached Hawaii. Its many coded cables were intercepted and decoded by American cryptographers in Stations on Hawaii and in Seattle.

The evidence is overwhelming. At the highest levels---on FDR's desk--America had ample warning of the pending attack. At those same levels, it was understood that the isolationist American public would not support a declaration of war unless we were attacked first. The result was a plan to anger Japan, to keep the loyal officers responsible for Pearl Harbor in the dark, and thus to drag America into the greatest war of her existence.

Mr. Stinnett offers those who are swayed by the negative reviewers the following:

"Two questions about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour have ignited a controversy that has burned for 60 years: Did U.S. naval cryptographers crack the Japanese naval codes before the attack? Did Japanese warships and their commanding admirals break radio silence at sea before the attack? 

If the answer to both is "no," then Pearl Harbour was indeed a surprise attack described by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a "Day of Infamy." The integrity of the U.S. government regarding Pearl Harbour remains solid. 

But if the answer is "yes," then hundreds of books, articles, movies, and TV documentaries based on the "no" answer-and the integrity of the federal government-go down the drain. If the Japanese naval codes were intercepted, decoded, and translated into English by U.S. naval cryptographers prior to Pearl Harbour, then the Japanese naval attacks on American Pacific military bases were known in advance among the highest levels of the American government."

By Gabor Fabricius

 

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