“On October 7, 1940, Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum of the Office of Naval Intelligence submitted a memo to Navy Captains Walter Anderson and Dudley Knox,” notes the WhatReallyHappened.com website. “Captains Anderson and Knox were two of President Roosevelt’s most trusted military advisors.” In it, McCollum detailed an 8-step plan to provoke Japan to attack the United States in order to galvanize the American population into entering the conflict which would become known as World War Two:
It is not believed that in the present state of political opinion the United States government is capable of declaring war against Japan without more ado; and it is barely possible that vigorous action on our part might lead the Japanese to modify their attitude. Therefore, the following course of action is suggested:
- Make an arrangement with Britain for the use of British bases in the Pacific, particularly Singapore.
- Make an arrangement with Holland for the use of base facilities and acquisition of supplies in the Dutch East Indies.
- Give all possible aid to the Chinese government of Chiang-Kai-Shek.
- Send a division of long range heavy cruisers to the Orient, Philippines, or Singapore.
- Send two divisions of submarines to the Orient.
- Keep the main strength of the U.S. fleet now in the Pacific in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands.
- Insist that the Dutch refuse to grant Japanese demands for undue economic concessions, particularly oil.
- Completely embargo all U.S. trade with Japan, in collaboration with a similar embargo imposed by the British
The What Really Happened website reports that: “On November 24th, 1941, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sent a radio message to Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, Commander of the Pacific Striking Fleet, which read in part,”
“The task force, keeping its movement strictly secret and maintaining close guard against submarines and aircraft, shall advance into Hawaiian waters, and upon the very opening of hostilities shall attack the main force of the United States fleet in Hawaii and deal it a mortal
Justin Acuff, writing for the Addicting Info website, notes:
During the Nixon/Johnson election season, with Lyndon Johnson as the sitting president, Nixon opened a line of negotiation with South Vietnam (during the Vietnam War, and separate from the governments. This is illegal; it violates the Logan Act) to make sure that peace talks failed until after the election. The reasoning behind this treasonous behavior? “If there’s war, people will vote for me to end it,” he told his aides. “If there’s peace, they’ll vote their pocketbooks — Democratic prosperity.” (The Presidents Club)3
1 “The McCollum Memo: The Smoking Gun of Pearl Harbor,” WhatReallyHappened.com, at http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/McCollum/index.html (retrieved: 19 July 2012).
2 “The History of Pearl Harbor: The Bones of Station H,” What Really Happened, at http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/SH.html (retrieved: 2 January 2013).
3 Justin Acuff, “Fox Talk Shows Plummet In Ratings Post-Election,” AddictingInfo.org, at http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/01/fox-talk-shows-plummet-in-ratings-post-election/ (retrieved: 2 January 2013).
Kevin Crosby, “Bainbridge Island Naval Radio Station,” SkewsMe.com, 14 May 1998, at http://skewsme.com/Bainbridge_WWII.doc (retrieved: 19 July 2012).
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