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Stunning Historical Discovery (What really started World War Two !!!)
National Review ^ | 10-1-2012 | Peter Kirsanow

Posted on 10/01/2012 2:10:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Stunning Historical Discovery

By Peter Kirsanow

October 1, 2012 4:15 P.M.

Cambridge, Mass.--- Celebrated historian Bertram Oxley has uncovered a memorandum from former Japanese Emperor Hirohito to Admiral Yamamoto dated December 6, 1941, showing that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was motivated by an offensive film made by Charlie Chaplin ridiculing Japanese cuisine.

“Contrary to historical accounts over the last seventy years,” Professor Oxley said in an interview today with the BBC, “What appeared to be a meticulously planned surprise attack was actually a spontaneous demonstration by moderate sushi connoisseurs in the Imperial Navy in response to a hateful and offensive movie. Thereafter, extremist elements within the Japanese military co-opted the spontaneous attack, transforming it into the overseas contingency operation sometimes referred to as ‘World War II.’”

The discovery has created a sensation in scholarly circles. “This is a remarkable find,” declared Reginald Smythe, chairman of the Progressive Historians Assocation and former Obama State Department official. “Had President Roosevelt condemned this movie — instead of uttering that infernal ‘Day of Infamy’ provocation — the war could have been avoided and millions of lives would have been saved.”

Reached at his home in Houston, former President George H. W. Bush, an aviator in the Pacific during the war, expressed skepticism. “It’s simply inconceivable that the Japanese First Air Fleet, with six aircraft carriers, could have staged a spur of the moment attack on an island thousands of nautical miles from the Japanese homeland with such stealth and precision.” Most experts dismissed Mr. Bush’s remarks, however, since it’s widely understood that World War II was primarily his son’s fault.

White House spokesman Jay Carney, asked this afternoon about the memo’s discovery stated, “Of course, hindsight’s 20-20. But one can only wonder how much pain and suffering could have been averted had FDR simply apologized to Hirohito at the outset.”

“Fortunately,” Carney continued, waving off questions from White House reporters anxious to return to questions about Mitt Romney’s grooming habits, “We’ve evolved to a more sophisticated strategy of leading from behind, so we’re unlikely to repeat the disastrous mistakes of the past.”


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: satire; wwii
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1 posted on 10/01/2012 2:10:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Splendid!


2 posted on 10/01/2012 2:14:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: smoothsailing

:-)


3 posted on 10/01/2012 2:14:14 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: smoothsailing

Somewhat out of order. Too many people lost their lives in WW II for it to be used for fun and bullcrap.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: smoothsailing

;)


5 posted on 10/01/2012 2:17:09 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: ex-snook

Too soon?


6 posted on 10/01/2012 2:20:44 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: smoothsailing
What I would give to have a president who would say:

"You now, there's millions of violent, Islamic morons in the world who are too stupid to be allowed to breathe. We're stepping up our drone attacks and adding nuclear weapons to the payload. The world could do just fine without most of he people from the mideast save Israel. They can take that anyway they want, but if they want an apology, they can stick it where the sun doesn't shine."

7 posted on 10/01/2012 2:21:36 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: smoothsailing

I was sure this was from the Onion.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 2:24:54 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: smoothsailing
LOL we didn't do PC in the 40s.

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9 posted on 10/01/2012 2:26:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ex-snook

Oh, please.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 2:27:18 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: smoothsailing
Sorry, just not buying into this one.

My grandmother said it best, stand for something or you will fall for anything.

This sounds rather, revisionist to me.

11 posted on 10/01/2012 2:27:40 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: ex-snook

It’s not a “fun” piece. It’s bitter irony.


12 posted on 10/01/2012 2:28:18 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: ex-snook
I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but China and Japan are on the verge of shooting, every Sand Wog in the world hates the US Constitution, as well as 53% of the American public, Iran wants to nuke us, and is wearing out gas centrifuges trying to do so, Europe is 3 months from financial collapse, and we have a traitor president and federal government that is good with this.

We are going to WISH for the days when only 50 million died in a war, if anyone is still alive...

13 posted on 10/01/2012 2:29:20 PM PDT by jonascord (Democrats are the people on the Left Side of the IQ Bell Curve.)
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To: exnavy

Pssst, it’s satire.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: smoothsailing

Gee. And all this while I believed that the war with Japan was due to the stupid FDR regime dictating to Britain that they sever their long-term relationship with Japan!


15 posted on 10/01/2012 2:33:51 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Fledermaus

Pssssst, click the link, not satire.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 2:35:35 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: smoothsailing

As long as we nuke them in the end I don’t care how it starts.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 2:38:05 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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18 posted on 10/01/2012 2:38:37 PM PDT by tomkat (counterattack)
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To: ex-snook

19 posted on 10/01/2012 2:39:54 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: driftless2

“You now, there’s millions of violent, Islamic morons in the world who are too stupid to be allowed to breathe. We’re stepping up our drone attacks and adding nuclear weapons to the payload. The world could do just fine without most of he people from the mideast save Israel. They can take that anyway they want, but if they want an apology, they can stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.”

We had better at least elect a president who is willing to take Islam at face value and act accordingly. The Muzzies tried this “world domination” trick a few centuries ago and failed. Now they have much better weaponry and less well-motivated adversaries (at least as of this moment). They are coming, and they’re coming for everyone who doesn’t buy into their peanut-sized brains idea that Mo Ham Head was something special. It a way, they act just like Democrats, our way, or else!


20 posted on 10/01/2012 2:44:35 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: smoothsailing

So Charlie Chan should have been thrown in prison for making such an inflammatory film, right?


21 posted on 10/01/2012 2:46:20 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: smoothsailing

That’s pretty good!


22 posted on 10/01/2012 2:49:41 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: smoothsailing
THIS IS NOT FUNNY!
(Yes it is.)
23 posted on 10/01/2012 2:54:47 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: exnavy
Psssssst get a clue, it is satire.

You think just because it does not say "SATIRE" in red letters across the top it's actually supposed to be serious?

24 posted on 10/01/2012 2:56:38 PM PDT by FredZarguna (When a first-rate intellectual like Samuel L. Jackson makes this kind of a video ... well ...)
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To: exnavy
Psssssst get a clue, it is satire.

You think just because it does not say "SATIRE" in red letters across the top it's actually supposed to be serious?

25 posted on 10/01/2012 2:56:57 PM PDT by FredZarguna (When a first-rate intellectual like Samuel L. Jackson makes this kind of a video ... well ...)
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To: cripplecreek
We sure didn't, and we never should have changed.


26 posted on 10/01/2012 3:00:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
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27 posted on 10/01/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Thorliveshere

You mean Charlie Chaplin, and yes, according to current regime policy, he would have been arrested, frogmarched, and jailed.


28 posted on 10/01/2012 3:05:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ex-snook

I have a habit of checking people’s “about” page before I comment. Looks like you’ve earned the right to your opinion.


29 posted on 10/01/2012 3:08:58 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: smoothsailing

30 posted on 10/01/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: smoothsailing

Actually I heard from my late father the real reason why the Japanese attacked us. In the late 1930s a Japanese ship visiting Pearl Harbor invited some US Marines aboard for a reception. The booze, it seems, flowed freely. The Marines made derogatory remarks about the Japanese, assuming they didn’t understand any English...but they had someone who did. The reason my father knew about the incident was that he was one of the Marines.


31 posted on 10/01/2012 3:15:03 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: cripplecreek
LOL, isn't that Henry Waxman?


32 posted on 10/01/2012 3:16:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Verginius Rufus

Goodness! I hope they didn’t call them Koreans!


33 posted on 10/01/2012 3:17:33 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1350 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: smoothsailing
Speaking of starting world wars...

The move is on to consolidate the Muslim world under the Muslim Brotherhood.

People still believe 0bama's foreign policy is simply bumbling and incompetence.

0bama has set Israel up the bomb...

Sept. 11, 2012

Netanyahu gets the cold shoulder.

U.S. has no right to block Israel on Iran: Netanyahu

The embassy in Cairo puts out an apology for a movie most of the rioters know nothing about.

Former deputy national security adviser: US response to embassy attack ‘bizarre and unacceptable’

0bama sent a letter to Tehran assuring them that the U.S. will do nothing to help Israel. That takes that off of the table removing a big worry for them that might have made them think twice. Iran is good to go now with 0bama's blessing.

We don't support Israeli attack, US tells Iran

The "movie" turns out to be a red herring excuse to cover for the rioters.

CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

Quite a day of unfortunate coincidences. Israel was rebuffed and there were signals being sent to the MB and Iran. 0bama is giving the "go ahead" to the Muslim world to take out Israel.

Obama Admin Transferred 3,000 Detainees to Afghan Gov't Control Day Before 9/11

UNREAL… Obama Invites Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President to Meet Next Week – Refuses to Meet Netanyahu

The White House hands Iran's Ahmadinejad a global megaphone

REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

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CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

Congress was warned about Libya last month

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U.S. denies premeditation report
"The Obama administration is flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a “continuing security breach,” and that “credible information” about possible attacks had been ignored. A U.S. official told POLITICO: “There's no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated.”"

Is that all incompetence? Or did it take planning to make all that happen?
Cloward & Pliven strategy and community organizing on a global scale?

This isn't just about getting re-elected, that's certainly a side benefit, this is about the big enchilada. No more Israel. The United States of the Muslim Brotherhood in the ME. ie the new Caliphate.

34 posted on 10/01/2012 3:19:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: smoothsailing

That looks a lot like the BTK murderer.


35 posted on 10/01/2012 3:23:25 PM PDT by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the word Obama!)
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To: ex-snook
Too many people lost their lives in WW II for it to be used for fun and bullcrap.

True.

But I don't see this as 'fun' or 'bullcrap'. Seems like it's more an attempt to wake people up. Based on experience, though, those in the general populace, were they to read this, would blindly accept it as 'true', and see it as a validation of Obama's methodology.

So perhaps you are right.

36 posted on 10/01/2012 3:24:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: smoothsailing

Personally, I think part of our problem is that we’re disconnected from wars now. In the 1940s, the war was in virtually every part of American life and all felt that they were ultimately responsible for the lives of our soldiers. Things like war bonds bought things like ammunition and even said “This stamp buys 12 bullets” etc.

My great grandmother said that the preacher read the names of the local killed and wounded every Sunday along with relevant news. After that, volunteers would be asked to stand and pledge to sponsor the families of the dead and wounded. The volunteers were expected to help with everything from funeral arrangements to cooking and lawn work while the family mourned.

The victory garden was more than a means of conserving food for our troops. Great granny said it was a sign of patriotism as much as the flag and that my great grandfather even dug up the front yard for a garden despite a huge garden out back.


37 posted on 10/01/2012 3:25:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TigersEye
This isn't just about getting re-elected, that's certainly a side benefit, this is about the big enchilada. No more Israel. The United States of the Muslim Brotherhood in the ME. ie the new Caliphate.

...and The United States of America ceasing to exist as a Constitutional Republic and as a world power.

38 posted on 10/01/2012 3:25:21 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1350 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: ex-snook
Somewhat out of order. Too many people lost their lives in WW II for it to be used for fun and bullcrap.

NONSENSE!

I am willing to wager almost anything that if polled, the survivors would agree with the imagined response of George H W Bush and would laugh at this parody spoofing the FASCIST, COMMIE, BOTTOM-FEEDING, CORRUPT, CHICAGO-THUG, Barry Soetoro's Regime's effort to minimize, dissemble, and obfuscate Dear Reader's FAILED Mid East (Islamic Jihadist-supporting) policies, so close to Nov 6th.

Heck, I'm imagine the Onion is jealous they didn't come up with some thing like this.

39 posted on 10/01/2012 3:25:57 PM PDT by neveralib
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To: pepperdog

Nahh, the BTK murderer has a minuscule body count by comparison.


40 posted on 10/01/2012 3:27:04 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1350 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: ex-snook; Cicero

On a real issue of what started WWII, there is a great new book out on Soviet agents manipulation of Roosevelt administration communists and the tactics they used to push the Japanese into war with us at Pearl.

“Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR’s White House Triggered Pearl Harbor “ by John Koster is a great read.

See:
http://www.amazon.com/Operation-Snow-Soviet-Triggered-Harbor/dp/1596983221

Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR’s White House Triggered Pearl Harbor

Koster documents how Harry Dexter White in FDRs administration worked as an operative for the Soviets to push Japan into war with the US at Pearl Harbor in order to keep the USSR from having to fight a war with Japan on the Soviet east flank while they were fighting Hitler.

White, like Hess, was falsely exonorated and Koster has the goods on him from the declassified sources. Without his intentional provocation, Japan would not have attacked us or felt the need to do so. Addiitionally he shows the warnings, down to exact date and location, that the communist agents in the FDR regime got covered up or ignored.


41 posted on 10/01/2012 3:28:06 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: ex-snook
Hulka

"Lighten Up, Francis!"

42 posted on 10/01/2012 3:33:48 PM PDT by ssaftler (With apologies to Gene Kranz: "Obama is not an option")
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To: null and void
Exactly. That is the second part of 0bambi's two-part goal.

1)Consolidate Muslim countries into a working partnership. A Caliphate.

2)Destroy Euro-American-western influence in the world.

All else are merely minor objectives subordinate to those.

43 posted on 10/01/2012 3:37:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: smoothsailing
"...had FDR simply apologized to Hirohito at the outset.”

This parody is just begging for a photoshop of FDR bowing deeply to the Emperor of Japan and/or Hirohito.

44 posted on 10/01/2012 3:40:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Verginius Rufus

I’m surprised, given pre-WWII American-Japanese relations, that any Japanese ship was making a port call at Pearl, or that they would have been allowed to do so. It’s not surprising though, that Marines would have acted the way you say. Relations were very bad between the two countries at that time.


45 posted on 10/01/2012 3:43:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: exnavy
Yes it is. It's on The Corner at NRO and Peter Krisanow's toungue is firmly in cheek. If not, can you prove this happened, as he wrote, today? No.

White House spokesman Jay Carney, asked this afternoon about the memo’s discovery stated, “Of course, hindsight’s 20-20. But one can only wonder how much pain and suffering could have been averted had FDR simply apologized to Hirohito at the outset.”

46 posted on 10/01/2012 3:44:08 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: smoothsailing

Bookmark


47 posted on 10/01/2012 3:45:23 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Fiji Hill

Is that you, Bluto?


48 posted on 10/01/2012 3:50:52 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: smoothsailing

*snort*


49 posted on 10/01/2012 3:51:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: smoothsailing
“This is a remarkable find,” declared Reginald Smythe, chairman of the Progressive Historians Assocation and former Obama State Department official.

This line stood out for me. Reg Smythe was the creator of Andy Capp. He supposedly died a few years ago. Andy, were he American, would surely be an Obama supporter.


50 posted on 10/01/2012 3:57:57 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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