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The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Within days of the devastating attack by Japan at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7 1941 an investigation on Washington DC and the high levels of the War Department took place This supposed misguidance although mostly circumstantial has been argued by many politicians and historians as the greatest conspiracy ever to take place Dubbed as the mother of all conspiracies many people believe Franklin D Roosevelt had full knowledge an attack on Pearl Harbor was imminent With the country in an anti-war mood and not caring about non-domestic affairs FDR needed a way to persuade the country into war After meeting with FDR at the Atlantic Conference on Aug 14 1941 Churchill noted about the astonishing depth of Roosevelts intense desire for war But the only problem was that America thought of it was Europes war and needed a way to get the American people into it The mood of the country before the attack on Pearl Harbor was a problem In FDRs eyes Hitler was his main target By disrespecting the Japanese and making it seem like they werent a threat he provoked them into an attack in the Pacific By doing this Roosevelt expected Hitler to abide by the Tripartite Pact and declare war on America He also hoped that Hitlers decision would be facilitated by a display of Americas vulnerability According to Day of Deceit by John Stirnett 88 percent of Americans wanted to stay out of the war in 1940 This American mindset caused all of the elected representatives to deny support for entry into the war 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 According to Mark Willey in Pearl Harbor Mother of all Conspiracies On 7 October 1940 Lieutenant Commander Arthur H McCollum head of
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