According to official (allied) history writing, on December 7, 1941, the navy of the Empire of Japan launched an unprovoked surprise attack against Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Except it wasn’t a surprise attack and it wasn’t unprovoked.
In the US nobody ever asks why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor (PH), it is a forbidden question. It suffices to determine that Japan did and that retaliation was justified and required, just like was the case with the New Pearl Harbor: 9/11.
The question why Japan attacked PH is interesting though, certainly after a good look at the 1941 balance of power between the US and Japan:
Global GDP distribution 1941 in %:
The economy of the US was five times that of Japan, please let that sink in.
Now why would a political entity attack another political entity, that is five times stronger and a defeat was almost preprogrammed?
Answer: desperation, the Japanese were cornered by the Roosevelt government.
If you want to design a perfect metaphor for the true story of PH and the interaction between the US and the empire of Japan, this could be the one:
Tall forty year old man approaches small six year old boy, puts his wallet on the floor and says to the boy: ‘pick it up’. The boy senses that nothing good can come out of this and hesitates. The man insists with a threatening voice: ‘pick.it.up!’. The boy reluctantly picks it up. Next the man says: “what are you doing with my wallet” and gives the boy a kick in the face, so hard that the boy smacks against the wall, leaving him unconscious and severely wounded.
The tall man is of course the US, the little boy Japan, the wallet Pearl Harbor, the kick in the face Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Sorry for being so graphic, but the history of the Second World War and geopolitics in general are not for the faint-hearted.
In August 1945, the US could add Japan to its global empire, which had been the intention all along. Luckily for the German people, they were defeated two months earlier, otherwise Berlin no doubt had been nuclear pulverized as well, instead of merely turned into rubble by conventional bombs. The US applies harsh methods to those who resist becoming a member of the US global empire. In 2015, Russia, China and Iran better pay attention.
Back from metaphors to historic reality. Essential time line to understand Pearl Harbor:
- 1908-11-30 – Root-Takahira agreement; the US giving Japan a free hand in Manchuria. The US basically confirmed that Japan could annex Korea and Manchuria with impunity. Theodore Roosevelt wanted Japan as a counterweight against Russia in the East.
- Already in the mid-thirties, Roosevelt had openly declared that there should be a New World Order under US leadership, that should guarantee the peace and that the US, UK, USSR and China should cooperate and that the ‘authoritarian states’ Germany, Italy and Japan were seen as antipodes of a liberal world order and ‘danger to world peace’. The gun was already pointing at the desired target, years before the Axis alliance came about, where neither Germany, nor Italy or Japan were ever a threat to the US. The US were already busy crafting an alliance that owned 65% or more of world GDP against the Axis powers 22%. It was clear from the start who would win the coming confrontation: the globalist powers USA and USSR would win, Europe would loose.
- The american ambassador in Tokyo Joseph Grew already warned in autumn 1939 against an oil embargo, otherwise Japan would be forced to get the oil from British or Dutch colonies elsewhere in Asia. In order to prevent this, Roosevelt ordered to move his Pacific Fleet from San Diego to Pearl Harbor in Januari 1940.
- 1940-09-27 – Japan joins the “Axis” by signing the “Tripartite Pact” in Berlin, together with Germany and Italy
- 1940-10-07 – McCollum memorandum. Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum of the Office of Naval Intelligence submits a memo, stating now that Japan has become a member of the Axis, a unique opportunity has arisen to get the desired war against Germany ‘via the Japanese backdoor’ (in order to add Europe to the US empire, our words). [wikipedia]
- 1940-10-xx – Americans succeeded in breaking the code of the Japanese navy. Despite that Yamamoto had ordered strict radio silence, several Japanese ships communicated their ‘encrypted’ positions. This data was captured in Hawaii, Seatlle and other American locations. From this date, the American leadership was complete aware of all the maneuvers of the Japanese navy since October 1940.
- 1941-08-01 – Imposition US oil embargo against Japan. This was the decisive provocation intended to corner the Japanese and designed to make Japan deal the first blow. From January 1941 Yamamoto started to draw the first plans for a surprise attack on PH. The August 1941 oil embargo forced the Japanese to capture the Dutch East Indies as the only alternative source of oil. US and UK diplomats had already told the Japanese that such a move would mean war. A Japanese assault would be threatened in the flank by the Pacific fleet. Hence the decision to attack PH, see map below.
- 1941-08-14 – During the Atlantic Conference, Roosevelt promised Churchill that the US would soon enter war in Asia. 27 Jan 1942 Churchill declared in Parliament: “On the other hand, the probability, since the Atlantic Conference, at which I discussed these matters with Mr. Roosevelt, that the United States, even if not herself attacked, would come into a war in the Far East, and thus make final victory sure, seemed to allay some of these anxieties.” [source] Roosevelt and Churchill were conspiring together for war in Europe since the mid-thirties. [Chamberlain].
- 1941-09-11 – Roosevelt ordered explicit shooting of German U-boats, after Germany kept ignoring US provocations in the Atlantic. With a war against Britain and USSR forced upon them, the last thing they needed was an additional adversary USA.
- 1941-11-05 – Cable from Japanese FM to amb. that 25 November was the dead line, because Japan was running out of oil. This message was also intercepted by the Americans. It was obvious that a war would start after November 25. All the Americans needed to do was sabotaging negotiations.
- 1941-11-21 – Final Japanese offer to State Department: Japan offers to withdraw from Axis. But US refuses to lift the oil embargo, because the US wants Japan to remain part of the Axis, provoke an attack against PH, so the US finally gets its war against Germany, desired since 1933, destroy Europe, add Europe to the US global empire, so the US can advance to global pole position at the cost of Europe.
- 1941-11-25 – FDR’s war council, Secretary of War Henry Stimson’s notes speak of the prevailing consensus: “The question was how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into … firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves.”
- 1941-11-27 – Washington orders the carriers Enterprise and Lexington to a mission to the islands of Wake and Midway, leaving the fleet in Pearl Harbor even more unprotected. The commanders in Pearl Harbor, Kimmel and Stark were left in the dark about the intentions of the Japanese and blamed afterwards for the disaster. Pearl Harbor was a pawn sacrifice in a greater chess game about global supremacy, which the US would win and left Europe defeated.
- 1941-11-29 – US Secretary of State Cordell Hull showed a reporter from The New York Times a message saying that Pearl Harbor was going to be attacked on 7 December.
- 1941-12-01 – Emperor Hirohito authorizes a war against the US, UK and Holland. He has no choice, he needs to get his oil from somewhere.
- 1941-12-07 – Japanese attack against Pearl Harbor
- 1941-12-08 – Mission accomplished, the US government has created the necessary casus belli and can begin to cash in on the ownership of 30% global GDP and go on a conquest spree: US declares war against Japan and Germany (the latter had been the main target since 1933).
The map clearly illustrates the rationale behind the Pearl Harbor attack. Japan needed to liquidate the US fleet stationed in Pearl Harbor in a surprise attack, because it knew that otherwise the Americans would use it (blue arrow) to combat the Japanese fleet (red arrow) on it’s way south towards Dutch East Indies oil sources as well as Japanese oil tankers heading from the Dutch East Indies home to Japan. Japan got almost 100% of its oil from the US. The US imposed an oil boycott shortly after Japan became allied to Germany with the clear intent to use Japan as a means to finally get its desired war with Germany, so the US could carve up continental Europe together with its Soviet pall. And organize a show trial in Nuremberg to put the false ideas concerning WW2 in your head, dear reader.
Mission accomplished. The greatest conspirators in world history, in bed since the thirties, all three of them. Here in Yalta, the globalists gathered to divide the European loot among each other. The Polish war guarantee, enforced on UK and France by the Americans, the Molotov-Ribbentrop trap, set for Hitler by Stalin, and hot-headed Poles volunteering to be the useful idiot, was enough to get the war started in Europe. A world war that was enforced upon Hitler-Germany and Chamberlain-Britain by the extra-European powers USA and USSR, as well as paid traitor Winston Churchill.
[amazon.com] – Robert Stinnett, Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and PH, 2001
[whatreallyhappened.com] – The McCollum Memo: The Smoking Gun of PH
[independent.org] – R. Stinnett, December 7, 1941: A Setup from the Beginning
[antiwar.com] – Pat Buchanan, Did FDR Provoke PH?
[lewrockwell.com] – John V. Denson, FDR, Pearl Harbor and the U.N.