WWII was Roosevelt’s backdoor to war

It can be emphatically said that Franklin D. Roosevelt felt so strongly that the fate of Christianity and democracy was in jeopardy that he deliberately pushed Japan to attack America.

FDR sympathized greatly with the plight of Britain, but was thwarted by a strong anti-war sentiment that did not want our nation to be embroiled in another senseless European war. World War I was billed as the “war to end all wars,” but 21 years later our cousins ​​across the pond were getting back to it. Roosevelt was aided by Hollywood who produced film after film portraying Hitler as the devil and the heroic Britons as trying to save mankind. The Mortal Storm with James Stewart and Ms. Miniver would be perfect examples.

Roosevelt knew that Hitler had ordered his submarines not to commit another Lusitania madness. America and its press were so Eurocentric that they paid little attention to our “choice bone” with Japan. Roosevelt slowly paved the way for a war ahead with the country’s first peace bill, massive military build-up, and steps to keep Britain afloat until we can get there.

FDR secured a “base destroyer” and loan-lease agreement, knowing full well the Allies would never pay us back. Then he started to put pressure on Japan to force it to leave China. It all started with embargoes on petroleum, scrap metal, wood, aluminum, copper, rubber, magnesium, zinc, tin, nickel, lead, wolfram, brass and coins. plane. It became quite painful for them when he froze all of Japan’s financial assets in the United States.

Now, what strategic interest did we have in China? None – just sentimental attachment and missionary zeal engendered by the novels of Pearl Buck and the church leaders. The Philippines? No, we had already promised them full independence. Now, that might sound like a crazy conspiracy theory, but so far all I’ve given you are facts. In November 1941, our military experts were convinced that Japan was going to launch an attack somewhere – Hong Kong, Singapore, the East Indies, the Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor or Siberia. These were about the only possible targets. Roosevelt knew his story and that Lincoln had been declared a hero for pushing the South to fire the first shot at Fort Sumter in 1861.

Roosevelt secretly assaulted Japan by training the “Flying Tigers”, stationing them in China and ordering them to shoot down Japanese planes at a time when we were not at war. In July 1941, American forces occupied Iceland. Roosevelt used Iceland as a base to spot German submarines, then warn British ships. In September 1941, he gave orders to “shoot on sight” to the naval commanders, thus engaging us in the Battle of the Atlantic. FDR was leading us into an undeclared war long before Pearl Harbor. In a supposedly reckless move, Roosevelt ordered that all capital ships in California (and safely out of danger) be transferred to the vulnerable Pearl. Henry Stimson wrote in his diary on November 28, 1941, that he and Roosevelt discussed different ways to get Japan to fire the first shot without causing too much damage to our military.

Was it just a coincidence that when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, it turns out that the two most important ships – the Lexington and Enterprise aircraft carriers – were sent to Wake and Midway to safety? We couldn’t have done it at Coral Sea and Midway without them. More than a week before December 7, we knew the Japanese fleet had left the port and was about to strike somewhere. Given that Pearl and the Panama Canal were two of the possibilities, how difficult would it have been to put these two facilities on high alert? And since the canal was nearly indefensible against an attack of 30 ships, make sure you make sure that Commanders Kimmel and Short at Pearl weren’t so lax that they would need to be court-martialed.

In the late 1930s, two different surprise war attacks by Japan on Pearl were successful. Didn’t that tell us that Pearl was vulnerable? On December 3, the War Ministry sent a “War is Imminent” message indicating that all Asian consulates had been ordered to burn important and sensitive documents.

On November 27, a “war warning” was sent to Hawaii. On December 4, Roosevelt was warned by naval intelligence that the Tokyo military and spy network was focused on Hawaii. He did not do anything. On December 6, a Japanese message requesting the berths of the battleships was intercepted.

Roosevelt’s wish finally came true. Sadly, not enough people were held responsible for the December 7 debacle, including President Roosevelt.

Bill Nunes’ two new books on Southern Illinois and the St. Louis Cardinals will be in the Hallmark store by November 1.

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