Skip to comments.Pearl Harbor: The First Overt Act, Part 1 of 7 (Guest Post)
Posted on 12/07/2021 5:23:28 AM PST by mylife
Pearl Harbor: The First Overt Act “…the Japanese aviators at that time [7 December 1941] were all charged up to go fight. Our people were not charged up to go fight, until after Pearl Harbor was hit.”(1)
Although it has been eighty years since the Japanese delivered the first substantial overt act against the United States of the Second World War, nothing yet published has reasonably explained how the Army and Navy in Hawaii were taken by apparent surprise.
Having spent the past thirty-eight years studying and analyzing Pearl Harbor and America’s entry into World War II, we, the authors of this essay, are prepared to provide our readers with a short explanation. We believe the accuracy of our major conclusion is correct.
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the American people were deceived. But before anyone walks away from further reading, let us assure you that the deception of the past eighty years was in the public’s best interest. Our major conclusion is that while the Japanese planned and worked hard at delivering a sneak attack, “a raid, actually,” the raid the Imperial Japanese Navy planned to deliver against the United States had been well considered by American military strategists.
Our major conclusion–that part of our analysis that has never publicly been explored before–is that the Hawaiian Commanders, Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and Lieutenant General Walter C. Short, were not deceived by their superiors in the War and Navy Departments in Washington, D.C.
Time and space permitting, we could make a detailed study of testimony given to the various investigations into Pearl Harbor regarding claims made as to whether or not critical intelligence was furnished to the Hawaiian Commanders.
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Great stuff! Well worth the five hour investment.
I love this site.
Oops, I thought you were linking this very good, multi episode, minute by minute history of the morning of 12/7.
Watching this as we speak....
Pearl Harbor - Minute by Minute
We, the authors of this essay believe that in claiming there was an “affirmative misrepresentation” placed into the proceedings of these investigations, Admiral Kimmel was absolutely correct. There was and there are many “affirmative misrepresentations” placed in the historical record of the Pearl Harbor Attack Hearings. These affirmative misrepresentations were made by officers from the Navy and War Departments in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. But just as surely as this, the published record is replete with affirmative misrepresentations made by Admiral Kimmel, General Short, and other military personnel who had been on duty on Oahu or aboard ship in the eastern Pacific in 1941.
We further conclude there was no attempt, whether accidental or deliberate, to withhold critical intelligence from either Admiral Kimmel or General Short. After-the-fact testimony by Admiral Kimmel, General Short and subordinate officers serving on Oahu in 1941, claimed the Hawaiian Commanders were not furnished with intercepted, decoded and translated Japanese diplomatic message traffic.
Commander Maurice E. Curts : It’s spent, sir.
[Kimmel stares at the bullet]
Admiral Husband E. Kimmel : [somberly] Would’ve been merciful had it killed me.
sucks to be in charge.
you rarely get recognition for success, but have 1 bad day and their mouths wont stop...
8am in Hawaii is midnight in the Philippines. MacArthur had time to scramble his planes but didn’t. Saturday night-everyone drunk? 10+ hours to do something and the planes were all lined up impossible to miss when attacked. Asleep at the switch. Too much of that in world history.
There was a strong anti war feeling amount the Americans at that time. I believe that President Roosevelt needed something to push the Americans toward war. With the cut off of oil to the Japanese and other economic issues, Roosevelt was lighting the fuse.
Amen, look at us now.
Unwilling to face reality, being woke...
we all see China coming only Trump did anything...
Joe wont even boycott the Olympics, hides behind a mask...
I can’t make it man, you know, the Omnichron...
it is increasingly difficult to gather intel from our news, but why telegraph anything to the sheeple?
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