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on November 27 and later, misleading the commanders into thinking negotiations
3. having false information sent to HI about the location of the Japanese carrier fleet.
- The Japanese destroyed the Russian navy in a surprise attack in
- In the Grand Joint Army-Navy Exercises, 152 aircraft carrier planes caught
the defenders of
- Admiral Ernst King led a carrier-born airstrike from the USS Saratoga
- FDR ordered the fleet transferred from the West Coast to its exposed
Oct 1940 - Navy IQ analyst McCollum wrote an 8 point memo on how to
November 1940 - 21 aged British planes destroyed the Italian fleet,
including 3 battleships, at their homeport in the
February 1941 - FDR proposed sacrificing 6 cruisers and 2 carriers
1941 - FDR sold munitions and convoyed them to belligerents in
Jun 1941 - Advisor Harold Ickes wrote FDR a memo the day after
August - At the Atlantic Conference, Churchill noted the
"astonishing depth of
October - diary entry by Secretary of Interior Harold Ickes: "For a long time I have believed that our best
entrance into the war would be by way of
Code - the top Japanese diplomatic machine cipher which used automatic
telephone switches to separately and differently encipher each character
sent. It was cracked by the Army Signal Intelligence Service (331 men).
J-19 was the main Japanese diplomatic code book. This columnar code was cracked.
Machine Cipher or JNA-20 was a simplified version of Purple used by Naval
attaches. Only one message deciphered prior to
or Administrative Code wrongly called Admiralty Code was an old four
character transposition code used for personnel matters. No important
messages were sent in this weak code. Introduced Nov 1938, it was seldom used
after Dec 1940.
- the security designation given to all decoded Japanese
diplomatic messages. It's hard not to conclude with historians like
Charles Bateson that "Magic standing alone points so irresistibly to the
- the security designation for decoded military messages.
- The Japanese Fleet's Cryptographic System, a.k.a. 5 number code (Sample). JN stands
for Japanese Navy, introduced 1 June 1939. This was a very simple old-type code
book system used by the American Army and Navy in 1898 and abandoned in 1917
because it was insecure. Version A has a dictionary of 5,600 numbers, words and
phrases, each given as a five figure number. These were super-enciphered by
addition to random numbers contained in a second code book. The dictionary was
only changed once before PH on Dec 1, 1940, to a slightly larger version B but
the random book was changed every 3 to 6 months- last on Aug 1. The Japanese
blundered away the code when they introduced JN25-B by continuing to use, for 2
months, random books that had been previously solved by the Allies. That was
the equivalent of handing over the JN-25B dictionary. It was child's play for
the Navy group OP-20-G (738 men whose p! rimary responsibility was Japanese
naval codes) to reconstruct the exposed dictionary. In 1994 the NSA published
that JN-25B was completely cracked in December 1940. In January 1941 the
The top Navy codebreaker wrote in Cryptologia, July 1982: "So far as inherent security was concerned, JN-25B was little better than the ciphers used by Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar. The vocabulary was in Japanese - supplemented by Chinese characters - and the difficulties of written Japanese afforded more security and occasioned more difficulty than the crypto-system."
|27 January 1941, Dr.
Ricardo Shreiber, the Peruvian envoy in Tokyo told Max Bishop, third secretary
of the US embassy that he had just learned from his intelligence sources
that there was a war plan involving a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. |
|31 March 1941 - A Navy
report by Bellinger and Martin predicted that if Japan made war on the
US, they would strike Pearl Harbor without warning at dawn with aircraft
from a maximum of 6 carriers. For years Navy planners had assumed that
Japan, on the outbreak of war, would strike the American fleet wherever
it was - it was the greatest danger from Japan. The fleet was the only
threat to Japan's plans. The fleet at Pearl Harbor was the only High
Value Target. Logically, Japan couldn't engage in any major operation
with the American fleet on its flank. Initial seriously crippling attacks
on the US fleet in Hawaii would be the only chance the Japanese military
would have for eventual victory. The strategic options for the Japanese
were not unlimited. |
|10 July - US Military
Attache Smith-Hutton at Tokyo reported Japanese Navy secretly practicing
aircraft torpedo attacks against capital ships in Ariake Bay. The bay
closely resembles Pearl Harbor. |
|July - The US Military
Attache in Mexico forwarded a report that the Japanese were constructing
special small submarines for attacking the American fleet in Pearl Harbor,
and that a training program then under way included towing them from
Japan to positions off the Hawaiian Islands, where they practiced
surfacing and submerging. |
|10 August 1941, the top
British agent, code named "Tricycle", Dusko Popov, told the FBI
of the planned attack on Pearl Harbor and that it would be soon. The FBI
told him that his information was "too precise, too complete to be
believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell
out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be
attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap." He also reported that
a senior Japanese naval person had gone to Taranto to collect all secret
data on the attack there and that it was of utmost importance to them.
The info was given to Naval IQ. |
|Early in the Fall,
Kilsoo Haan, an agent for the Sino-Korean People's League, told Eric
Severeid of CBS that the Korean underground in Korea and Japan had
positive proof that the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor before
Christmas. Among other things, one Korean had actually seen the plans. In
late October, Haan finally convinced US Senator Guy Gillette that the
Japanese were planning to attack. Gillette alerted the State Department,
Army and Navy Intelligence and FDR personally. |
|24 September 1941, the
"bomb plot" message in J-19 code from Japan Naval Intelligence
to Japan' s consul general in Honolulu requesting grid of exact locations
of ships pinpointed for the benefit of bombardiers and torpedo pilots was
deciphered. There was no reason to know the EXACT location of ships in
harbor, unless to attack them - it was a dead giveaway. Chief of War
Plans Turner and Chief of Naval Operations Stark repeatedly kept it and
warnings based on it prepared by Safford and others from being passed to
Hawaii. The chief of Naval Intelligence Captain Kirk was replaced because
he insisted on warning HI. It was lack of information like this that lead
to the exoneration of the Hawaii commanders and the blaming of Washington
for unpreparedness for the attack by the Army Board and Navy Court. At no
time did the Japanese ever ask for a similar bomb plot for any other
American military installation. Why the Roosevelt administration allowed
flagrant Japanese spying on ! PH has never been explained, but they blocked
2 Congressional investigations in the fall of 1941 to allow it to
continue. The bomb plots were addressed to "Chief of 3rd Bureau,
Naval General Staff", marked Secret Intelligence message, and
given special serial numbers, so their significance couldn't be missed.
There were about 95 ships in port. The text was:|
o "Strictly secret.
o "Henceforth, we would like to have you make reports concerning vessels
o along the following lines insofar as possible:
o "1. The waters (of Pearl Harbor) are to be divided roughly into five
o subareas (We have no objections to your abbreviating as much as you
o "Area A. Waters between Ford Island and the Arsenal.
o "Area B. Waters adjacent to the Island south and west of Ford Island.
o (This area is on the opposite side of the Island from Area A.)
o "Area C. East Loch.
o "Area D. Middle Loch.
o "Area E. West Loch and the communication water ro
o "2. With regard to warships and aircraft carriers, we would like to have
o you report on those at anchor (these are not so important) tied up at
o wharves, buoys and in docks. (Designate types and classes briefly. If
o span>possible we would like to have you make mention of the fact when
o there are two or more vessels along side the same wharf.)"
|Simple traffic analysis
of the accelerated frequency of messages from various Japanese consuls
gave a another identification of war preparations, from Aug-Dec there
were 6 messages from Seattle, 18 from Panama, 55 from Manila and 68 from
|Oct. - Soviet top spy
Richard Sorge, the greatest spy in history, informed the Kremlin that
Pearl Harbor would be attacked within 60 days. Moscow informed him that
this was passed to the US. Interestingly, all references to Pearl Harbor
in the War Department's copy of Sorge's 32,000 word confession to the
Japanese were deleted. NY Daily News, 17 May 1951. |
|16 Oct. - FDR grossly
humiliated Japan's Ambassador and refused to meet with Premier Konoye to
engineer the war party, lead by General Tojo, into power in Japan. |
|1 Nov. - JN-25 Order to
continue drills against anchored capital ships to prepare to "ambush
and completely destroy the US enemy." The message included
references to armor-piercing bombs and 'near surface torpedoes.' |
|13 Nov. - The German
Ambassador to US Dr. Thomsen told US IQ that Pearl Harbor would be
|14 Nov. - Japanese
Merchant Marine was alerted that wartime recognition signals would be in
effect Dec 1. |
|22 Nov. - Tokyo said to
Ambassador Nomura in Washington about extending the deadline for
negotiations to November 29: "...this time we mean it, that the
deadline absolutely cannot be changed. After that things are
automatically going to happen." |
|CIA Director Allen
Dulles told people after the war that US was warned in mid-November 1941
that the Japanese Fleet had sailed east past Tokyo Bay and was going to
attack Pearl Harbor. CIA FOIA |
|23 Nov. - JN25 order -
"The first air attack has been set for 0330 hours on X-day."
(Tokyo time or 8 A.M. Honolulu time) |
|25 Nov. - British
decrypted the Winds setup message sent Nov. 19. The US decoded it Nov.
28. It was a J-19 Code message that there would be an attack and that the
signal would come over Radio Tokyo as a weather report - rain meaning
war, east (Higashi) meaning US. |
|25 Nov. - Secretary of
War Stimson noted in his diary "FDR stated that we were likely to be
attacked perhaps as soon as next Monday." FDR asked: "the
question was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the
first shot without too much danger to ourselves. In spite of the risk
involved, however, in letting the Japanese fire the first shot, we
realized that in order to have the full support of the American people it
was desirable to make sure that the Japanese be the ones to do this so
that there should remain no doubt in anyone's mind as to who were the
|25 Nov. - Navy
Department ordered all US trans-Pacific shipping to take the southern
route. PHH 12:317 (PHH = 1946 Congressional Report, vol. 12, page 317)
ADM Turner testified "We sent the traffic down to the Torres
Straight, so that the track of the Japanese task force would be clear of
any traffic." PHH 4:1942 |
|25 Nov. - Yamamoto
radioed this order in JN-25: " (a) The task force, keeping its
movements 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 blow. The raid is planned for dawn
on X-day -- exact date to be given by later order. (b) Should the
negotiations with the US prove successful, the task force shall hold
itself in readiness forthwith to return and reassemble. (c) The task
force will move out of Hitokappu Wan on the morning of 26 November and
advance to the standing-by position on the afternoon of 4 December and
speedily complete refueling." ( Order to sail -
scan from the PHA Congressional Hearings Report, vol 1 p 180, transcript
p 437-8) This was decoded by the British on November 25 and the Dutch on
November 27. When ! it was decoded by the US is a national secret,
however, on November 26 Naval Intelligence reported the concentration of
units of the Japanese fleet at an unknown port ready for offensive
|26 Nov. 3 A.M. - Churchill
sent an urgent secret message to FDR, probably containing above message.
This message caused the greatest agitation in DC. Stark testified under
oath that "On November 26 there was received specific evidence of
the Japanese intention to wage offensive war against Great Britain and
the United States." C.I.A. Director William Casey, who was in the
OSS in 1941, in his book The Secret War Against Hitler, p 7, wrote
"The British had sent word that a Japanese fleet was steaming
east toward Hawaii." Washington, in an order of Nov 26 as a
result of the "first shot" meeting the day before, ordered both
US aircraft carriers, the Enterprise and the Lexington out of Pearl
Harbor "as soon as practicable." This order included stripping
Pearl of 50 planes or 40 percent of its already inadequate fighter
protection. In response to Churchill's message, FDR secretly cabled him
that afternoon - "Negotiations off. Services expect action within
tw! o weeks." Note that the only way FDR could have linked negotiations
with service action, let alone have known the timing of the action, was
if he had the message to sail. In other words, the only service action
contingent on negotiations was Pearl Harbor. |
|26 Nov. - the
"most fateful document " was Hull's
ultimatum that Japan must withdraw from Indochina and all China.
FDR's Ambassador to Japan called this "The document that touched the
button that started the war." |
|27 Nov. - Secretary of
War Stimson sent a confused and confusing hostile action
possible or DO-DON'T warning. The Navy Court found this message
directed attention away from Pearl Harbor, rather than toward it. One
purpose of the message was to mislead HI into believing negotiations were
continuing. The Army which could not do reconnaissance was ordered to and
the Navy which could was ordered not to. The Army was ordered on sabotage
alert, which specifically precluded attention to outside threat. Navy
attention was misdirected 5000 miles from HI. DC repeated, no less than
three times as a direct instruction of the President, "The US
desires that Japan commit the first overt act Period." It was
unusual that FDR directed this warning, a routine matter, to Hawaii which
is proof that he knew other warnings were not sent. A simple
question--what Japanese "overt act" was FDR expecting at Pearl
Harbor? He ordered s! abotage prevented and subs couldn't enter, that
leaves air attack. The words "overt act" disclose FDR's intent
- not just that Japan be allowed to attack but that they inflict damage
on the fleet. This FDR order to allow a Japanese attack was aid to the
enemy - explicit treason. |
|29 Nov.- Hull sat in
Layfayette Park across from the White House with ace United Press
reporter Joe Leib and showed him a message stating that Pearl Harbor
would be attacked on December 7. This could well have been the Nov. 26
message from Churchill. The New York Times in its 12/8/41 PH
report on page 13 under the headline "Attack Was Expected"
stated the US had known a week before that Pearl Harbor was going to be
attacked. Perhaps Leib wasn't the only reporter Hull told. |
|29 Nov. - The FBI
embassy wiretap made an intercept of an uncoded plain-text Japanese international
telephone conversation between Ambassador Kurusu in Washington and the
Chief Foreign Officer in Tokyo K. Yamamoto in which|
an Embassy functionary asked 'Tell me, what zero hour is. Otherwise, I won't be able to carry on diplomacy.' The voice from Tokyo said softly, 'Well then, I will tell you. Zero hour is December 8 at Pearl Harbor.' (US Navy translation 29 Nov 41 - remember Dec 8 Tokyo time is December 7 US time)
|1 Dec. - Office of
Naval Intelligence, ONI, Twelfth Naval District in San Francisco found
the missing Japanese fleet by correlating reports from the four wireless
news services and several shipping companies that they were getting
strange signals west of Hawaii. The Soviet Union also knew the exact
location of the Japanese fleet because they asked the Japanese in advance
to let one of their ships pass (Layton, And I Was There p 261).
This info was most likely given to them by US because Sorge's spy ring
was rolled up November 14. All long-range PBY patrols from the Aleutians
were ordered stopped on Dec 6 to prevent contact. |
|1 Dec. - Foreign
Minister Togo cabled Washington Ambassador Nomura to continue
negotiations "to prevent the U.S. from becoming unduly
|1 Dec. - The tanker Shiriya,
which had been added to the Striking Force in an order intercepted Nov
14, radioed "proceeding to a position 30.00 N, 154.20 E. Expect to
arrive at that point on 3 December." (near HI) The fact that this
message is in the National Archives destroys the myth that the attack
fleet maintained radio silence. "Striking Force Operations Order
Number One" (SF serial # 820 dated November 19) were that all 31
ships were to use longwave radio and the Battleship Hiei was
ordered to communicate with Tokyo and other fleets by shortwave. FDR
apologists always lie about this order. When they have to lie to make
their case, that is an admission their case is weak. Serial numbers prove
that the Striking Force sent over 663 radio messages between Nov 16 and
Dec 7 or about 1 per hour. The NSA has not released 25 percent of raw
intercepts because the headers would prove that the Striking Force did
not maintain radio silence nor have they released! all Direction Finding
reports for the same reason. They must be hiding this for a reason. The
reason must be to deceive the public. On Nov 29 the Hiei sent one
message to the Commander of the 3rd fleet; on Nov 30 the Akagi
sent several messages to its tankers - see page 474 of the Hewitt
Report. Stinnett in DAY OF DECEIT (p 209) found evidence of over 100
messages from the Striking Force in the National Archives. All Direction
Finding reports from HI have been crudely cut out. Reports from Dec 5
show messages sent from the Striking Force picked up by Station Cast,
|From traffic analysis, HI reported that the carrier force was at sea and in the North. THE MOST AMAZING FACT is that in reply to that report, MacArthur's command sent a series of three messages, Nov 26, 29, Dec 2, to HI lying about the location of the carrier fleet - saying it was in the South China Sea west of the Philippines. This false information, which the NSA calls inexplicable, was the true reason that HI was caught unawares. Duane Whitlock, who is still alive in Iowa, sent those messages.|
|1 Dec. - FDR cut short
his scheduled ten day vacation after 1 day to meet with Hull and Stark.
The result of this meeting was reported on 2 Dec. by the Washington
Post: "President Roosevelt yesterday assumed direct command of
diplomatic and military moves relating to Japan." This politically
damaging move was necessary to prevent the mutiny of conspirators. |
|1 Dec. 3:30 P.M. FDR
read Foreign Minister Togo's message to his ambassador to Germany:
"Say very secretly to them that there is extreme danger between
Japan & Anglo-Saxon nations through some clash of arms, add that the
time of this war may come quicker than anyone dreams." This was in
response to extreme German pressure on November 29 for Japan to strike
the US and promises to join with Japan in war against the US. The second
of its three parts has never been released. The message says the 2nd part
contains the plan of campaign. This is 1 of only 3 known DIPLOMATIC
intercepts that specified PH as target. It was so interesting, FDR kept a
|2 Dec. 2200 Tokyo time-
Here is a typical JN-25 ships-in-harbor report sent to attack fleet,
words in parenthesis were in the original: "Striking Force telegram
No. 994. Two battleships (Oklahoma, Nevada), 1 aircraft carrier
(Enterprise) 2 heavy cruisers, 12 destroyers sailed. The force that
sailed on 22 November returned to port. Ships at anchor Pearl Harbor p.m.
28 November were 6 battleships (2 Maryland class, 2 California class, 2
Pennsylvania class), 1 aircraft carrier (Lexington), 9 heavy cruisers (5
San Francisco class, 3 Chicago class, 1 Salt Lake class), 5 light
cruisers (4 Honolulu class, 1 Omaha class)" |
|2 Dec. - Commander of
the Combined Imperial Fleet Yamamoto radioed the attack fleet in plain
(uncoded) Japanese "Climb
Niitakayama 1208" (Dec 8 Japanese time, Dec 7 our time). Thus
the US knew EXACTLY when the war would start. Mount Niitaka was the
highest mountain in the Japanese Empire. |
|2 Dec. - General Hein
Ter Poorten, the commander of the Netherlands East Indies Army gave the
Winds setup message to the US War Department. The Australians had a
center in Melbourne and the Chinese also broke JN-25. A Dutch sub had visually
tracked the attack fleet to the Kurile Islands in early November and this
info was passed to DC, but DC did not give it to HI. The intercepts the
Dutch gave the US are still classified. |
|2 Dec - Japanese order
No. 902 specified that old JN-25 additive tables version 7 would continue
to be used alongside version 8 when the latter was introduced on December
4. This means the US read all messages to the Striking Force through the
|4 Dec. - In the early
hours, Ralph Briggs at the Navy's East Coast Intercept station, received
the "East Winds, Rain" message, the Winds Execute, which meant
war. He put it on the TWX circuit immediately and called his commander.
This message, Japanese Dispatch # 7001, was deleted from the files. One
of the main coverups of Pearl Harbor was to make this message disappear
because why would Roosevelt not warn Hawaii when he knew war was certain?
The Winds message makes treason too easily proved. In response to the
Winds Execute, the Office of US Naval IQ had all Far Eastern stations
(Hawaii not informed) destroy their codes and classified documents
including the Tokyo Embassy. |
|4 Dec. - The Dutch
invoked the ADB joint defense agreement when the Japanese crossed the
magic line of 100 East and 10 North. The U.S. was at war with Japan 3
days before they were at war with us. |
|4 Dec. - General Ter
Poorten sent all the details of the Winds Execute command to Colonel
Weijerman, the Dutch military attache' in Washington to pass on to the
highest military circles. Weijerman personally gave it to Marshall, Chief
of Staff of the War Department. |
|4 Dec - US General
Thorpe at Java sent four messages warning of the PH attack. DC ordered
him to stop sending warnings. |
|5 Dec. - All Japanese
international shipping had returned to home port. |
|5 Dec. - At a Cabinet
meeting, Secretary of the Navy Knox said, "Well, you know Mr.
President, we know where the Japanese fleet is?" "Yes, I
know" said FDR. " I think we ought to tell everybody just how
ticklish the situation is. We have information as Knox just mentioned...|
|5 Dec. - Washington
Star reporter Constantine Brown quotes a friend in his book The
Coming of the Whirlwind p 291, "This is it! The Japs are ready
to attack. We've broken their code, and we've read their ORDERS." |
|6 December - This 18
November J19 message was translated by the Army:|
"1. The warships at anchor in the Harbor on the 15th were as I told you in my No.219 on that day. Area A -- A battleship of the Oklahoma class entered and one tanker left port. Area C -- 3 warships of the heavy cruiser class were at anchor.
2. On the 17th the Saratoga was not in harbor. The carrier Enterprise, or some other vessel was in Area C. Two heavy cruisers of the Chicago class, one of the Pensacola class were tied up at docks 'KS'. 4 merchant vessels were at anchor in area D.
3. At 10:00 A.M. on the morning of the 17th, 8 destroyers were observed entering the Harbor..." Of course this information was not passed to HI.
|6 Dec. - A Dec 2
request from Tokyo to HI for information about the absence of barrage balloons,
anti-torpedo nets and air recon was translated by the Army. |
|6 Dec. - at 9:30 P.M
FDR read the first 13 parts of the decoded Japanese diplomatic
declaration of war and said "This means war." What kind of
President would do nothing? When he returned to his 34 dinner guests he
said, "The war starts tomorrow." |
|6 Dec. - the war
cabinet: FDR, top advisor Hopkins, Stimson, Marshall, Secretary of the
Navy Knox, with aides John McCrea and Frank Beatty "deliberately sat
through the night of 6 December 1941 waiting for the Japs to
strike." (Infamy ch 16 sec 2) |
|7 December - A message
from the Japanese Consul in Budapest to Tokyo:|
"On the 6th, the American Minister presented to the Government of this country a British Government communique to the effect that a state of war would break out on the 7th." The communique was the Dec 5th War Alert from the British Admiralty. It has disappeared. This triple priority alert was delivered to FDR personally Dec 5. The Mid-East British Air Marshall told Col. Bonner Fellers on Saturday that he had received a secret signal that America was coming into the war in 24 hours. Churchill summarized the message in GRAND ALLIANCE page 601 as listing the two fleets attacking British targets and "Other Japanese fleets...also at sea on other tasks." There only were three other fleets- for Guam, the Philippines and HI. 2 paragraphs of the alert, British targets only, are printed in At Dawn We Slept, Prange, p 464. There is no innocent purpose for our g! overnment to hide this document.
|7 December 1941 very
early Washington time, there were two Marines, an emergency special
detail, stationed outside the Japanese Naval Attache's door. 9:30 AM
Aides begged Stark to send a warning to Hawaii. He did not. 10 AM FDR
read the 14th part of the Declaration of War, 11 A.M. FDR read the
accompanying 15th part setting the time for the declaration of war to be
delivered to the State Department at 1 PM, about dawn Pearl Harbor time,
and did nothing. Navy Secretary Knox was given the 15th part at 11:15 A.M.
with this note from the Office of Naval IQ: "This means a sunrise
attack on Pearl Harbor today." Naval IQ also transmitted this
prediction to Hull and about 8 others, including the White House (PHH
36:532). At 10:30 AM Bratton informed Marshall that he had a most
important message (the 15th part) and would bring it to Marshall's
quarters but Marshall said he would take it at his office. At 11:25
Marshall reached his office according to Bratton. Marshall testified t!
hat he had been riding horses that morning but he was contradicted by
Harrison, McCollum, and Deane. Marshall who had read the first 13 parts
by 10 PM the prior night, later perjured himself by denying that he had
even received them. Marshall, in the face of his aides' urgent
supplications that he warn Hawaii, made strange delays including reading
and re-reading all of the 10 minute long 14
Part Message (and some parts several times) which took an hour and
refused to use the scrambler phone on his desk, refused to send a warning
by the fast, more secure Navy system but sent Bratton three times to
inquire how long it would take to send his watered down warning - when
informed it would take 30 or 40 minutes by Army radio, he was satisfied
(that meant he had delayed enough so the warning wouldn't reach Pearl
Harbor until after the 1 PM Washington time deadline). The war! ning was
in fact sent commercial without priority identification and a rrived 6
hours late. This message reached all other addressees, like the
Philippines and Canal Zone, in a timely manner. |
|7 December - 7:55 A.M.
Hawaii time AIR RAID PEARL HARBOR. THIS IS NOT DRILL. |
|7 December - 1:50 P.M.
Washington time. Harry Hopkins, who was the only person with FDR when he
received the news of the attack by telephone from Knox, wrote that FDR
was unsurprised and expressed "great relief." Eleanor Roosevelt
wrote about December 7th in This I Remember p 233, that FDR
became "in a way more serene." In the NY Times Magazine of
October 8, 1944 she wrote: "December 7 was...far from the shock it
proved to the country in general. We had expected something of the sort
for a long time." |
|7 December - 3:00 PM
"The (war cabinet) conference met in not too tense an atmosphere
because I think that all of us believed that in the last analysis the
enemy was Hitler...and that Japan had given us an opportunity."
Harry Hopkins (top KGB agent and FDR's alter ego), Dec. 7 Memo (Roosevelt
and Hopkins R Sherwood, p. 431) |
|7 December - 9 hours
later, MacArthur's entire air force was caught by surprise and wiped out
in the Philippines. His reaction to the news of Pearl Harbor was quite
unusual - he locked himself in his room all morning and refused to meet
with his air commander General Brereton, and refused to attack Japanese
forces on Formosa even under orders from the War Department. MacArthur
gave three conflicting orders that ensured the planes were on the ground
most of the morning. MacArthur used radar tracking of the Japanese planes
at 140, 100, 80, 60, down to 20 miles to time his final order and ensure
his planes were on the ground. Strategically, the destruction of half of
all US heavy bombers in the world was more important than naval damage in
Pearl Harbor. Either MacArthur had committed the greatest blunder in
military history or he was under orders to allow his forces to be
destroyed. If it were the greatest blunder in history, it is remarkable
how he escaped any reprimand, k! ept his command and got his fourth star
and Congressional Medal of Honor shortly later. Prange argued, "How
could the President ensure a successful Japanese attack unless he
confided in the commanders and persuaded them to allow the enemy to
proceed unhindered?" |
|7 December - 8:30 PM,
FDR said to his cabinet, "We have reason to believe that the Germans
have told the Japanese that if Japan declares war, they will too. In
other words, a declaration of war by Japan automatically brings..."
at which point he was interrupted, but his expectation and focus is
clear. Mrs. Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor, observed later about
FDR: "I had a deep emotional feeling that something was wrong, that
this situation was not all it appeared to be." Mrs. Perkins was
obsessed by Roosevelt's strange reactions that night and remarked
particularly on the expression he had:" In other words, there have
been times when I associated that expression with a kind of
|FDR met with CBS
newsman Edward R. Murrow at midnight. Murrow, who had seen many statesmen
in crises, was surprised at FDR's calm reaction. After chatting about
London, they reviewed the latest news from PH and then FDR tested
Murrow's news instincts with these 2 bizarre giveaway questions:
"Did this surprise you?" Murrow said yes. FDR: "Maybe you
think it didn't surprise us?" FDR gave the impression that the
attack itself was not unwelcome. This is the same high-strung FDR that
got polio when convicted of perjury; the same FDR that was bedridden for
a month when he learned Russia was to be attacked; the same FDR who
couldn't eat or drink when he got the Japanese order to sail. |
|8 December - In a
conversation with his speech writer Rosenman, FDR "emphasized that
Hitler was still the first target, but he feared that a great many Americans
would insist that we make the war in the Pacific at least equally
important with the war against Hitler." |
Daniels, administrative assistant and press secretary to FDR said,
"The blow was heavier than he had hoped it would necessarily be...But
the risks paid off; even the loss was worth the price..." |
|FDR reminisced with
Stalin at Tehran on November 30, 1943, saying "if the Japanese had
not attacked the US he doubted very much if it would have been possible
to send any American forces to Europe." Compare this statement with
what FDR said at the Atlantic Conference 4 months before Pearl:
"Everything was to be done to force an 'incident' to justify
hostilities." Given that a Japanese attack was the only possible
incident, then FDR had promised he would do it. |
"Winds" setup message
Location of carriers
Japanese declaration of war
"Winds execute" message
US at war with Japan via ADB
British Admiralty War Alert
"14 Part" message
"One o'clock" message
 Admiral Kimmel learned of the "winds" code in a Nov. 28th dispatch to him from the US Asiatic Fleet. JCC, p. 470.
 DC informed HI that codes were being burned world-wide so when they learned the local consulate burned codes they would not go on alert.  General Short was given the Winds Execute by British IQ.
None of the 3 diplomatic messages or the many naval messages
identifying Pearl as the target were forwarded to HI (not to mention human intelligence) .
Only 5 of the 74 Navy IQ packets delivered to FDR in the 2 weeks before Dec 7 can be found.
Two and only two courts of law have decided the issue of whether FDR and Washington or the commanders in Hawaii were responsible for the Pearl Harbor disaster. Both the Navy Court and the Army Board found Washington guilty. It is the official position of the US Government and its courts that the conspiracy is true. Courts determine ultimate truth.
!!!Top Secret ARMY Board Report!!! (30K), Oct, 1944, "Now let us turn to the fateful period between November 27 and December 6, 1941. In this period numerous pieces of information came to our State, War, and Navy Departments in all of their Top ranks indicating precisely the intentions of the Japanese including the probable exact hour and date of the attack. " In response to this report, Marshall offered his resignation - the sign of a guilty conscience. Marshall testified at the MacArthur hearings that he considered loyalty to his chief superior to loyalty to his country.
JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946, proved that there had been so much reversion of testimony, coverup and outright lies that the truth would have to wait until all Pearl Harbor records were declassified.
Most of the conspirators were military men, all men of FDR's own choice, men who only followed orders and FDR never delegated authority. Stark, in answer to charges that he denied IQ to Hawaii, publicly offered a Nuremberg defense in August 1945 that everything he did pre-Dec 7, 1941 was on FDR's orders. The handful of military men in DC responsible for the disaster at Pearl Harbor were directly under the control of FDR and were later promoted and protected from investigation; promoted with FDR's full knowledge that they were responsible for not warning Hawaii. On the record, Intelligence tried to warn HI scores of times but were prevented by FDR's men.
Deaths: 2403; Wounded 1,178.
of an attack force of 31 ships and 353 raiding planes the Japanese lost:
5 midget submarines.
The US was warned by, at least, the governments of Britain, Netherlands, Australia, Peru, Korea and the Soviet Union that a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was coming. All important Japanese codes were broken. FDR and Marshall and others knew the attack was coming, allowed it and covered up their knowledge. It's significant that both the the chief of OP-20-G Safford and Friedman of Army SIS, the two people in the world that knew what we decoded, said that FDR knew Pearl Harbor was going to be attacked.
Most important was the promise FDR had made to the American people - solemnly given and repeated--not to send their sons into foreign war unless attacked (audio). He did not mind violating that pledge. He merely feared the political effect of the violation. Alsop and Kintner, White House columnist pets, had written a short time before that "He (Roosevelt) does not feel he can openly violate them (his pledges). But he can get around them the smart way." They explained this meant getting the Germans to shoot first. Then he could shoot back. But it was clear to him by November that the Germans were not going to shoot first. But FDR knew that he could force the Japanese to do so.
81. OBJECTIVE: War with Germany. How do you
bait Hitler to declare war on you? You don't get it by looking unbeatable!
82. Direct provocation in Atlantic had failed
- Hitler didn't bite.
83. FDR knew from magic that if Japan
attacked, Germany would declare war.
84. Therefore: the problem was how to
maneuver Japan into firing the first shot or make the first overt act.
85. Japan must succeed or Hitler would
"lied us into a war because he didn't have the courage to lead us into
it." --Clare Booth Luce
War with Japan was a given because they had to attack the Philippines. If Japan's fleet were destroyed, it would defeat the purpose. It would have been obvious suicide for Hitler to declare war if Japan were crippled - it would allow the US to attack him without even the possibility of a two-front war. That was what he had just been avoiding for months. The plan could only work if Japan's attack succeeded. The lure of a weakened US in a two-front war focused on Japan seemed to make a German war declaration cost-free. But it was all a trap - FDR was always going to ignore Japan and go after Hitler, for his ultimate goal was to save his beloved Soviet Communism.
86. FDR had to do it to get into the war, as
he himself later told Stalin. He needed massive public outrage and that
required big sacrifice.
87. Would he do it? Did he "love the
Navy too much?" He was sacrificing ships in the Atlantic for the same
purpose. Of course he would do it - he was doing it.
88. He saved all the important elements of
the fleet. In the spring he had sent many ships to the Atlantic. He kept the
aircraft carrier Saratoga on the West Coast. And his sending of the
two carrier groups out of harbor meant that not only they but also their fast
escort ships would be saved - all the new ships stationed at Pearl Harbor were
saved. Only WWI junk was left in harbor. Here is a list of all the ships saved
- Ships saved at
Pearl December 7
89. FDR's attitude is best summed up by
co-conspirator Admiral Bloch's testimony to Congress, "The Japanese only
destroyed a lot of old hardware. In a sense they did us a favor."
90. This was obviously FDR's view as well,
because on 7 December at 2:15 PM, minutes after hearing of the attack and
before any damage reports were in, FDR called Lord Halifax at the British
Embassy and told him "Most of the fleet was at sea...none of their newer
ships were in harbour." He had protected the new ships, the important
elements of the fleet, and that fact was at the forefront of his mind in
relation to the attack. First, it means FDR didn't care about the old ships.
Secondly, it means he knew before the attack that only old ships were in harbor
for the attack. Therefore, Pearl Harbor was "the first shot without too
much danger to ourselves" he sought. FDR was the architect of the attack
plot from the oil embargo to the ultimatum to the final touches of deciding who
would live and who would die.
COVERUP BY SECRECY. Why does the government refuse to release all the messages to the attack fleet, or any JN-25 messages decoded before Dec 7? There is absolutely nothing about national security to hide in JN-25B. It is a trivial and worthless 19th century code. The techniques for cracking it had been published world-wide in 1931. The US government has proudly showed how they used JN-25B decrypts after December 8 to win the Battle of Midway which occurred 7 months after Pearl Harbor. Therefore, there is nothing intrinsic about the code itself, the means of cracking it, or the fact that we cracked it, that has any national security implications of any nature. What is the difference between decrypts from the Purple machine and decrypts from JN-25? The answer is simply that the JN-25 messages contained the final operational details of the Pearl Harbor attack, whereas the Purple did not.
Tokyo had to send the daily bomb-plots, cabled from its Honolulu consulate, to the attack fleet by JN-25 radio messages. The pilots had to get their target information. "The news of the position of enemy ships in Pearl Harbor comes again and again." - Lt. Cmdr. Chigusa, executive officer of the attack fleet's Akigumo in his diary, December 4, 1941 (At Dawn We Slept, G. Prange, page 453). FDR got it, too. FDR knew the Japanese pilots' targets as well as they did, because he got their bomb-plots when they did. He had their specific targets, ship by ship, in his hands at the White House. These messages would prove absolutely that FDR knew that the attack fleet's target was Pearl Harbor and therefore are not released. The unnecessary and illogical secrecy about pre-December 7, 1941, JN-25 decoding is conclusive evidence that there was wrongdoing at the highest levels.
Pearl Harbor, Mother of All
Conspiracies, the book <--click here to buy paperback (424 explosive
pages) or ebook. You have read the webpage - now get
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with many of the most startling revelations only in the book.
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"Very late on a cold, dark night in December, a British emissary was driven through the dreary streets of Washington. Inside his diplomatic pouch he carried a secret message marked Most Urgent Personal and Secret to the President. It was a triple priority message from the British Admiralty in London that the United States of America was going to be attacked at Pearl Harbor on December 7th. Lord Halifax was swiftly shown in to the White House and conferred with Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt's hopes soared; his long-laid plans were about to be fulfilled. It was December 5th, 1941."
>From the Introduction
The publication for the first time of the pre-attack Navy intelligence analysis proving Washington knew the Japanese carrier fleet was going to attack Pearl Harbor.
Some of you may be too young to remember Pearl Harbor, but these are pictures that you may find interesting. I don't know if this message is factual, but the pictures are incredible. And, no, I didn't check Snopes.
PHOTOS STORED IN AN OLD BROWNIE CAMERA
you might find these photo's very interesting, what quality from 1941.
Pearl Harbor Photos found in an old Brownie stored in a foot locker
THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO, WAS ON THE USS QUAPAW ATF-11O.
December 7th, 1941
On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the
In spite of the latest intelligence reports about the missing aircraft carriers (his most important targets), Admiral Nagumo decided to continue the attack with his force of six carriers and 423 aircraft. At a range of 230 miles north of
At 0753 hours the first wave consisting of 40 Nakajima B5N2 "Kate" torpedo bombers, 51 Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bombers, 50 high altitude bombers and 43 Zeros struck airfields and Pearl Harbor Within the next hour, the second wave arrived and continued the attack.
When it was over, the U.S. losses were:
USN: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.
USMC: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.
Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA. < SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">
TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.
USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss whe n a bomb hit her magazine.
USS Oklahoma (BB-37) - Total loss when she capsized and sunk in the harbor.
USS California (BB-44) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.
USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.
USS Nevada - (BB-36) Beached to prevent sinking. Later repaired.
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) - Light damage.
USS Maryland (BB-46) - Light damage.
USS Tennessee (BB-43) Light damage.
USS Utah (AG-16) - (former battleship used as a target) - Sunk.
USS New Orleans (CA-32) - Light Damage..
USS San Francisco (CA38) - Light Damage.
USS Detroit (CL-8) - Light Damage.
USS Raleigh (CL-7) - Heavily damaged but repaired.
USS Helena (CL-50) - Light Damage.
USS Honolulu (CL-48) - Light Damage..
USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Cassin - (DD-37 2) Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage.
USS Helm (DD-388) - Light Damage.
USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.
USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.
USS Vestal (AR-4) - Sever ely damaged but later repaired.
USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.
188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92
This was but a string
of events planned by the jews.
We must remember that Woodrow Wilson was a
jew, the Roosevelts - all of them - were/are jews,
and so was Truman, Eisenhauer, (I am still checking
out Carter) Johnson, and the Bushes. Churchhill was
a jew, Stalin was a jew, along with Hitler and most
of his top generals/admirals.
Jews are responsible for all wars, and they let the
stupid Christians fight and die for them. Now is
the time for we Christians to war on the jews, or
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stacey Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Miller" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 9:39 PM
Subject: [ZOGs_WAR] WORSE THAN JAPAN
> WORSE THAN JAPAN
> ROOSEVELT WAS A TRAITOR
> By: Alan Stang
> For a couple of weeks we have been looking at
> Washington's use of war to submerge our nation in
> world government. We saw that there was no sensible
> reason for the United States to enter World War I, but
> that the Wilson Administration colluded with the
> English to embroil us by means of a trick. We saw
> that in the aftermath of the war, the conspirators
> failed to arrange world government because the U.S.
> Senate, then still dominated by Americans, failed to
> go along.
> Twenty years passed and they had another chance.
> Europe was now embroiled in World War II. Remember
> that the war began on September 1st, 1939, when
> international socialist dictator Joe Stalin and
> National Socialist dictator Adolf Hitler,allies and
> treaty partners, invaded and dismembered Poland.
> Franklin Roosevelt had been Assistant Secretary of the
> Navy when the Wilson Administration and Winston
> Churchill tricked us into World War I. Now he was
> President and he lusted to get the nation into war
> again. Roosevelt provoked Hitler by waging war
> without declaring it. For instance, he provided
> destroyer escorts to English convoys and threatened to
> sink any U-boats (German submarines) that showed
> themselves. Roosevelt was hoping to provoke an
> incident he could use as an excuse to declare war.
> Meanwhile, he was running for re-election in 1940 and
> made the following pledge: "I say to you fathers and
> mothers, and I will say it again and again and again,
> your boys will not be sent into foreign wars."
> Remember that Woodrow Wilson's re-election slogan in
> 1916, when he was conspiring to trick us into World
> War I, was "He Kept Us Out of War." Now, in 1940, in
> the infamous "again and again" speech, world
> government conspirator Franklin Roosevelt was telling
> the same lie.
> The problem was that Hitler was too smart to take the
> bait. He ordered his commanders not to respond to
> Roosevelt's provocations. Roosevelt found the
> solution in the Tripartite Treaty, concluded between
> Germany, Italy and Japan, on September 28, 1940, which
> obligated any of the three to treat an attack on the
> other two as an attack on itself. This meant that if
> Roosevelt could provoke Japan to attack the United
> States, he would indirectly get the war he wanted with
> A diplomatic "incident" would not be enough. Such was
> the sentiment against war among the American people at
> the time, that only a major catastrophe could have
> changed their minds. The people had been tricked into
> World War I. Many of those people were still alive
> and adamantly opposed our entry into another war that
> had nothing to do with us. So, Roosevelt had to
> continue the pretense that he was a mere innocent
> On June 22, 1941, Socialist gang leader Hitler
> attacked Socialist gang leader Stalin and the usual
> gang war broke out. Before that date, remember, the
> two socialist monsters had been allies; the communists
> here had been pushing the line that we should stay out
> of the war. The day after the attack, they were
> screaming that the United States should help the
> Soviet Union. Roosevelt was now even more frantic to
> embroil us in the war, because he revered Stalin and
> all things Communist. He launched the infamous
> Lend-Lease program, in which the United States sent
> enormous amounts of military equipment to "Uncle Joe."
> Roosevelt imposed an oil embargo on the Japanese.
> Japan is of course a small island country that has no
> oil. The embargo was designed to bring the Japanese
> to their knees. Indeed, Roosevelt ordered Admiral
> J.O. Richardson, commander of the Pacific fleet, to
> impose a blockade that would have prevented Japan from
> using the western Pacific. Of course, this would have
> been war; fearing for his fleet, Admiral Richardson
> refused and was fired, which was just as well, because
> had the Japanese attacked, he would have been blamed.
> You will find a concise description of all this in a
> helpful book, The Unseen Hand by Ralph Epperson
> (Publius Press, Tucson, 1985)
> After many months of such provocation to which the
> Japanese did not respond, they finally hit Pearl
> Harbor on December 7th, 1941. According to the party
> line, the attack was a "complete surprise." We had
> "done nothing" to provoke it. We are mere "innocent
> bystanders." December 7th was a "day of infamy."
> Franklin Roosevelt finally had his war.
> How big a surprise was Pearl Harbor? The answer is
> that Roosevelt knew the attack was coming; He knew
> where and when it was coming; wanted it to come;
> encouraged it; did nothing to prevent it; kept our
> commanders on the scene in the dark about it; failed
> to warn them it was coming; did everything he could to
> make it as horrific as possible and then blamed our
> commanders for it. As he read the dispatches about
> the thousands of Americans killed at Pearl, the
> aircraft destroyed, the battleships sunk, the men
> entombed on the Arizona, all sacrificed in behalf of
> world government and the Soviet Union, the treasonous
> monster must have felt the intense satisfaction one
> feels after months of hard work pay off in success.
> It was Roosevelt, much more than the Japanese, who
> gave us the "day of infamy."
> The present status of Pearl Harbor research is
> revealing. The party line immediately after the attack
> was to conceal all this. By now, so much slime has
> oozed out, so many facts, so much testimony, that the
> treasonous monster's advocates have reversed course.
> Now, they admit that Roosevelt arranged Pearl Harbor,
> but argue that he had to do so for our own good. You
> see, we were too stupid to realize that we should have
> been in a war, so Roosevelt had to trick us into it.
> A recent book along these lines you really should look
> at is Day of Deceit, by Robert Stinnett (New York,
> Simon & Schuster, 2001), who prints new information
> that proves Roosevelt did it, but who also speaks of
> the treasonous monster's "magnificent contributions to
> the American people. His legacy should not be
> tarnished by the truth." According to Stinnett, "the
> Pearl Harbor attack was, from the White House
> perspective, something that had to be endured in order
> to stop a greater evil--the Nazi invaders in Europe
> who had begun the Holocaust and were poised to invade
> England." But the Allies knew nothing about the
> Holocaust until after Pearl Harbor, and the plan to
> exterminate the Jews wasn't hatched at Wannsee until
> after the attack.
> How did the traitor Roosevelt arrange it? Here are a
> few examples. Again, you need to look at the books we
> have mentioned, among others. U.S. Navy intelligence
> had long since broken the Japanese "purple" code, so
> they knew what the Japanese were doing. Reading the
> Japanese messages required a "magic" machine, only a
> few of which were built. One was installed in London
> for Churchill; but our commanders at Pearl were denied
> a machine, so the only thing they knew about Japanese
> movements was what Washington told them.
> Admiral Husband E. Kimmel had replaced the fired
> Admiral Richardson. Again, he knew nothing specific
> about the coming attack, but to protect the fleet he
> sent his battleships out of Pearl with forty other
> vessels and aerial reconnaissance. Washington ordered
> those ships back to Pearl and told Kimmel to stop
> aerial reconnaissance. the ships wound up beside each
> other at anchor. The approaching Japanese broke radio
> silence 28 times. Both Army and Navy intelligence
> knew exactly where they were, but the White House
> instructed them not to tell Kimmel and General Walter
> Short. Foreign vessels were also receiving those
> Japanese signals, but our commanders were deliberately
> kept in the dark. Even the Oahu radar station was
> shut down, which blinded Pearl Harbor.
> On December 6th, 1941, Roosevelt read a message from
> Tokyo to its Japanese embassy and said, "This means
> war." On his desk, Army Chief of Staff George C.
> Marshall had a telephone that was a direct line to
> Pearl. He could have picked it up and given General
> Short crucial hours of warning. Instead, he sent a
> commercial telegram. Needless to say, when somebody
> finally handed Short the telegram, the attack was
> already under way. "Dear General Short, You will be
> attacked." While Short was being bombed, Marshall
> was horseback riding that Sunday morning. The
> Virginia countryside is so beautiful.
> The recent movie about the attack showed that we lost
> many planes. Why? If General Short had known that
> the danger was an aerial attack, he would of course
> have scattered his aircraft and had them ready to take
> off. Instead, Washington told him the danger was
> sabotage and Short, remember, had no way of knowing
> any better. Roosevelt ordered him to do just the
> opposite; to bunch the planes in circles, propellers
> facing inward, which meant it would take a long time
> to get them airborne because they had no reverse.
> They wound up as juicy targets for the incoming
> Question: Would a President of the United States
> deliberately arrange for thousands of Americans to be
> killed in order to advance some megalomaniacal scheme?
> Answer: Yes. We have already looked at two
> examples; both Wilson and Roosevelt should have been
> hung. Question: Would a President of the United
> States do that again?