Skip to comments.Why Did FDR Fail to Relieve MacArthur and 151,000 Troops Fighting the Japanese in the Philippines?
Posted on 08/04/2013 10:54:44 AM PDT by cutty
According to Soviet intelligence reports, we now know that one of FDRs top officials, the Treasury Departments Harry Dexter White, was a Soviet agent, who, among many other deceptions, subverted relations between the US and Japan by inserting ultimatum language into the cable flow that actually spurred the Japanese attack. This was language written in Moscow, passed to White by a Soviet handler in Washington, D.C., and dropped into a State Department communiqué sent to Japan.
This brilliantly executed influence operation doesnt live in infamy at least not yet.
A continuous stream of fighter and pursuit planes is traversing the Pacific, FDR cabled MacArthur is early 1942, one of the extravagant lies FDR told to the people and forces under Japanese siege. No planes were on their way. Nothing was coming. .. Truth, John Hersey later wrote, would come in mean little doses.
the US continued to sustain catastrophic losses while shipping Lend Lease supplies to Stalin through the Nazi U-boat-infested North Atlantic.
Could the decision to abandon US forces to death or the horrors of Japanese POW camps by giving uninterrupted priority to the Red Army have had anything to do with the influence of the scores of Soviet agents and assets within reach of the levers of power inside the US government? How about the man driving military supply policy, the man behind Lend Lease?
That man was Harry Hopkins and he was without question FDRs top wartime advisor. As George Marshall would state in 1957 to his official biographer Forrest Pogue: Hopkinss job with the president was to represent the Russian interests. My job was to represent the American interests.
Was Hopkins representing Russian interests at a time of American need?
Who was Harry Hopkins?
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The lack of an education in history renders people susceptible to the most egregious nonsense.
Looking forward to the next installment!
Damning statement by Marshall.
I am so glad to see this get attention. I have run accross so many people who are willing to denigrate MacArthur, calling him “Dugout Doug” and the such; but refuse to believe a word when I discuss how Saint Roosevelt broke numerous promises to the General and abandoned our troops in the Philippines!
I think I would trust General Marshall before I would trust Hopkins.
The size of the US Military at the outbreak of WWII and the long supply distance were the biggest reasons the Philippines couldn’t be held onto or reinforced. There was a lack of combat ready troops when the war broke out and the US Navy had been devastated at Pearl Harbor.
The cable story makes no sense. The Soviets feared that if Japan became involved in the broader war, they would probably be forced to fight the Japanese. What is interesting is why did Hitler declare war on the US but did not demand Japan declare war on the Soviets? Hubris or just another monumental German blunder?
I suspect there were many, many little bits of treason by embedded Soviet agents during all of FDR’s reign.
I despise FDR; we was an enemy of the US
Logistics probably is the answer. The US was fighting wars on both sides of the world.
Not a lack of education in history but history as told by the leftist/communist/communist sympathizers/dupes etc in academia, media, entertainment,politics,et al. it’s been a constant since the 1930’s
he was an enemy of the US
I think the Philippines is closer than Russia
Trust Marshall before Hopkins. Marshall was a Hopkins(communist agent) appointee, jumping over many senior officers to his position.
Note the non-relief of Wake Island, the performance of the ABDA command in Indonesian waters and the torpedo problem our submarines faced.
No way the US Nave of 1941 would have cut through to the Philippines.
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