Another View of Japan





[Roosevelt] brought up the event that we are likely to be attacked perhaps next Monday, for the Japanese are notorious for making an attack without warning, and the question was what we should do. The question was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves.

Henry L. Stimson - Wikipedia







Japan was provoked into attacking the Americans at Pearl Harbor.
It is a travesty of history ever to say that America was forced into the war.
Everyone knows where American sympathies were.
It is incorrect to say that America was truly neutral even before America came into the war on an all-out fighting basis.

The Montreal Gazette - Google News Archive Search




No reasonably informed person can now believe that Japan made a villainous, unexpected attack on the United States. An attack was not only fully expected but was actually desired. It is beyond doubt that President Roosevelt wanted to get his country into war, but for political reasons was most anxious to ensure that the first act of hostility came from the other side; for which reason he caused increasing pressure to be put on the Japanese, to a point that no self-respecting nation could endure without resort to arms. Japan was meant by the American President to attack the United States.

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