Did the us government have forknowledge on the bombing on pearl harbour?
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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes. In fact they provoked the Japanese into it, so it would get the Americans upset and behind gettting into World War II.
This is called a false flag attack. This government has done it several times. Problem, reaction, solution.
Create a problem, get a reaction, offer the solution.
I can't remember the name of the official document, but I have read it. It has been de-classified so you should be able to find it through google. My Dad, former Navy Intelligence officer, didn't even know it had been a false flag attack until I sent him a copy of the de-classified document. It saddened him that he had been lied to. He thought his government would never stoop that low. He said he lost many friends in Pearl Harbor.
Sad indeed. NEVER TRUST GOVERNMENT.
And, If you are attending a "public school", it is an arm of the government. You are being "dumbed down". I'm surprised that you asked a question about the government foreknowledge for a school report.
Beware, if you find the truth, it may upset the teacher.
You might want to watch a documentary that will give you some history of our government.
The Obama Deception:
Here is an excerpt from a link about Pearl Harbor:
President Franklin D. Roosevelt knew the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor!!!!!!!:
Newly released naval records prove that from November 17 to 25 the United States Navy intercepted eighty-three messages that Yamamoto sent to his carriers. Part of the November 25 message read: “…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…”
Here's another link WITH THE DECLASSIFED DOCUMENTS:
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 (whose endorsement is included in the following scans). Captains Anderson and Knox were two of President Roosevelt's most trusted military advisors.
The memo, scanned below, detailed an 8 step plan to provoke Japan into attacking the United States. President Roosevelt, over the course of 1941, implemented all 8 of the recommendations contained in the McCollum memo. Following the eighth provocation, Japan attacked. The public was told that it was a complete surprise, an "intelligence failure", and America entered World War Two.
- BD_kingLv 51 decade ago
A lot of people believe this to be the case. The US ha the 'Enigma' encrypting device and could read any and all radioed Japanese messages.
There are two theories:
1. The US intelligence agencies did not take this seriously and ignored the information.
2. Roosevelt felt the war would stumlate the still faltering american economy, and the did not beleive the attack would be so effective.
Read below bout 83 messages we knew about before the attack:
An Interview with Robert B. Stinnett by Douglas Cirignano
On November 25, 1941 Japan’s Admiral Yamamoto sent a radio message to the group of Japanese warships that would attack Pearl Harbor on December 7. Newly released naval records prove that from November 17 to 25 the United States Navy intercepted eighty-three messages that Yamamoto sent to his carriers. Part of the November 25 message read: “...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...”Source(s): History Buff, Freedom of information Files
- PravdaLv 61 decade ago
There are four general "theories":
1. FDR was informed that the Japanese were preparing to attack Pearl Harbor and did nothing in order to get the USA into the war.
2. The US intelligence organizations were so incompetent and screwed up that they missed all the indications. Even when "warned" by Britain.
3. There was a "feeling" that the Japanese would strike, but most likely in the Far East. This may explain why the warning sent to Pearl Harbor was NOT sent by numerous means to ensure that it got there. (Or this could have been a case of no. 1 above.)
4. FDR and his government went out of their way to not only threaten but insult Japan and force them into doing something "rash", which takes us back to no. 1.
TO FIND LINKS: Google "the Pearl Harbor Conspiracy".....
- RussLv 41 decade ago
A young Soldier spotted the incoming planes on radar but was told by a lieutenant that it was probably our own planes returning from a training exercise and not to worry about it. (From the memorial tour of the USS Arizona)
Pearl Harbor - At 7:02 a.m., two Army operators at Oahu's northern shore radar station detect the Japanese air attack approaching and contact a junior officer who disregards their reports, thinking they are American B-17 planes which are expected in from the U.S. west coast.
Sunday, December 7 - Washington D.C. - The last part of the Japanese message, stating that diplomatic relations with the U.S. are to be broken off, reaches Washington in the morning and is decoded at approximately 9 a.m. About an hour later, another Japanese message is intercepted. It instructs the Japanese embassy to deliver the main message to the Americans at 1 p.m. The Americans realize this time corresponds with early morning time in Pearl Harbor, which is several hours behind. The U.S. War Department then sends out an alert but uses a commercial telegraph because radio contact with Hawaii is temporarily broken. Delays prevent the alert from arriving at headquarters in Oahu until noontime (Hawaii time) four hours after the attack has already begun.
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- vagabond_52773Lv 51 decade ago
We knew Japan was going to attack, but we did not know where. We knew the Philippines were in danger because they stood in-between Japan and the oil in Malaysia and Indonesia (the Netherlands Antilles at the time). The US originally expected the attack the week before, but when it didn't happen, it confused a lot of people. Again, they did not know where.
Overall, its one of those things where you can look back and put it together, but its a completely different thing trying to look forward at it.
Joe D referenced some documents specifically on Pearl Harbor, but there were also several messages about Guam and the Philippines as well. Its easy to look backwards and see those messages specifically about Pearl Harbor, but mix those as they come in with messages about other areas and it difficult see the whole picture.Source(s): History Chanel and books.... sorry no link.
- Doug BLv 71 decade ago
The entire Pacific Fleet has received a "War Imminent" warning a few weeks prior, and there were several clues (such as the sinking of a Japanese midget submarine off Oahu) but there was no solid foreknowledge that an attack was coming at Pearl Harbor.
Remember, aircraft carriers were still a new idea, and one the U.S. Navy mostly dismissed their utility. So nobody expected a Japanese attack of that strength.
- Anonymous4 years ago
So the story is going. Allegedly a telegram laid around in somebody's in-container for a number of days earlier the bombing, yet FDR needed us interior the conflict and omitted all the signs and indications that some thing undesirable replaced into fixing to ensue. Watch the action picture, "Tora, Tora, Tora" and there's a piece approximately this telegram in it.
- 1 decade ago
If we did there was a very short time period between finding it out and the attack
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I recall something about a new radar set alerting them to approaching aircraft, but they did not trust or believe it. Radar was a VERY new technology at the time.
- 1 decade ago
There were a few signs, like Japanese submarines near USN Ships, and bases. But they ignored these warnings. For what reason, I do not know.Source(s): No source, just knew this