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The Bombing of Pearl Harbor On 7 December 1941 the greatest disaster in United States history occurred Truly this was and is A date which will live in infamyCostello 1 but not for the bombing of Pearl Harbor rather for the deception and the mis-guidance used by the Government and Franklin D Roosevelt In a purely artificial chess game Roosevelt sacrificed over 2400 American Seamens lives thanks to his power as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces By over-looking the obvious facts of an attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor Roosevelt was able to control both the political and economic systems of the United States Most of American society before the Pearl Harbor bombing believed in the idea of isolationism Franklin D Roosevelt knew this and knew the only way in which United States countrymen would take arms and fight in Europes War was to be an overt action against the United States by a member of the Axis Power Roosevelt also believed Hitler would not declare war on the United States unless he knew they were beatable There are numerous accounts of actions by Roosevelt and his top armed forces advisors which reveal they were not only aware of an attack by Japan but also they were planning on it and instigating that attack On 7 October 1940 Lieutenant Commander Arthur H McCollum head of the Far East desk of the Office of Naval Intelligence wrote the eight-action memo This memo outlined eight different steps the United States could do that he predicted would lead to an attack by Japan on the United States The day after this memo was giving to Franklin D Roosevelt he began to implement these steps By the time that Japan finally attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 all eight steps had occurred Willy 1 The eight steps consisted of two main subject areas the first being a sign of
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