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Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor Paperback – May 8, 2001
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Stinnett's argument draws on both circumstantial evidence--the fact, for example, that in September 1940 Roosevelt signed into law a measure providing for a two-ocean navy that would number 100 aircraft carriers--and, more importantly, on American governmental documents that offer apparently incontrovertible proof that Roosevelt knowingly sacrificed American lives in order to enter the war on the side of England. Although obviously troubled by his discovery of a systematic plan of deception on the part of the American government, Stinnett does not take deep issue with its outcome. Roosevelt, he writes, faced powerful opposition from isolationist forces, and, against them, the Pearl Harbor attack was "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." Sure to excite discussion, Stinnett's book offers what may be the final word on the terrible matter of Pearl Harbor. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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1. A naval intelligence officer named Arthur McCollum developed an eight-point plan to provoke Japanese hostilities. This plan reached Roosevelt who implemented all eight points.
2. Contrary to popular belief, the Japanese navy broke radio silence on multiple occasions prior to December 7, 1941.
3. More than 94% of all secret Japanese naval messages (including some with direct reference to the impending attack on Pearl Harbor) were successfully decoded by American intelligence units prior to December 7, 1941
4. Roosevelt implemented a change of naval command that placed proponents of the eight-point-provocation plan in key positions of power. However, the newly promoted commander of Pearl Harbor, Admiral Husband Kimmel was consistently denied access to vital decoded translations of Japanese naval communications.
5. Naval Intelligence and the FBI successfully monitored the communication of Japanese intelligence agents in Hawaii for months. These communications, which included a bombing grid map of Pearl Harbor, revealed Japan's intent.
6. Much of the information successfully collected and analyzed by American Intelligence organizations prior to December 7, 1941 was reinforced by information from British and Dutch intelligence.
7. A sophisticated radio tracking system spanning from Alaska to Indonesia enabled America to track Japanese commercial and military shipping patterns.Read more ›
The notion that high minded government leaders might conspire to manipulate American public opinion in support of a cause they think important and worth American lives is not as evocative in the post-Vietnam politics than it would have been in 1941.
Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson both managed to entice "enemy" attacks on U.S. forces to rally American public opinion Congressional support. They aren't alone. While damage to the U.S. fleet and personnel at Pearl Harbor far exceeded the couple of bullet holes inflicted on the USS Turner Joy and Maddox in the Tonkin Gulf in 1964, the pre-event manipulation was not all that different. That people in government might conspire to keep their machinations hidden from the press and public, sadly, isn't novel either anymore. Radiation experiments, commandos known to be captured, but written off as killed and all the rest have taught us almost too much about human nature.Read more ›
I think this book is dynamite!
It occurs to me that a possible dividing line of opinion might depend upon who was around, and who wasn't around back on December 7, 1941. Those of us who WERE around, are the people who were really duped by FDR. Those who were NOT around, might tend to take a somewhat nonchalant view of the information revealed in this book.
The information that's revealed is startling, pure and simple. And, the fact that much more information about the Pearl Harbor attack is STILL kept under lock and key by the US Government, is cause for alarm. It's 60 years since these events unfolded. Why is germaine material still being withheld from public scrutiny?
Robert B. Stinnett is to be commended for his excellent detective work and perserverance in discovering and disclosing the contents of this book. (I've ordered three copies, so far.)
It should be REQUIRED reading in all US classrooms!
Carl B. Jordan - former Air Force fighter pilot.
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The only question is "just how many Americans did FDR think were going to be killed in Pearl Harbor? Read morePublished 3 days ago by Edmond Gunny
Writing a review of this book is like walking into a buzz saw. I lean toward the author's premise although it is not proven. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Matthew J. Brennan
I recommend this book to anyone willing to accept the truth involving the sacrifice of the Pacific Fleet and many lives by government and military leaders in Washington DC to... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Henry
Book delivered on time. A shocking story about December 7, 1941. However, take ake time to verify Robert Stinnett's claim of decoding Japan's Naval code.Published 2 months ago by tadpole
This is a fundamentally deceptive book that addresses a vitally important topic in US military history and fails to convince. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher Kelly
If you are a conspiracy theorists who has decided FDR knew and orchestrated it, this book is for you. If you are a historian, stay away. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Teach