New Deal’s triple-A foreign policy – it will plow under every fourth American boy… Burton K. Wheeler

The United States Constitution very clearly reserves to the Congress the right to declare war and yet every president since Washington has launched armed incursions that often led to war at their own whim and caprice for their own self aggrandizement or enrichment. FDR was no exception and following the carefully laid footsteps of Woodrow Wilson got us into the same war for a second time for more or less the same purposes.  The three pictures included with this post show the net results of the policy.

In the East River, New York City, at the time of her trials, circa mid-1916. She is accompanied by many tugs, and has small pine trees mounted in her mast tops. Tug Hudson is in the lower center. Photographed by Enrique Muller, Jr.

The Pearl Harbor myth : rethinking the unthinkable    Washington, DC : Potomac Books, c 2007  George Victor World War, 1939-1945 Diplomatic history, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 Hardcover. 1st. ed. and printing. xii, 355 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-343) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG  

Did U.S. intelligence know of Japan‘s coming attack on Pearl Harbor? Did President Roosevelt know? If so, why did he withhold warnings from the commanders in Hawaii? The answers are embedded in the cogent analysis of The Pearl Harbor Myth.

Wrecked at Pearl Harbor, 12 December 1941. Her forward magazines had exploded, destroying the ship, when she was hit by bombs during the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack. By the date of this photo, the National Ensign was being flown from her mainmast, rather than at the stern.

Based on voluminous data that does not appear in other books on the topic, it discusses in detail Roosevelt’s developing strategy – both military and diplomatic – and his secret alliances to save the world from Hitler. It contains a wealth of fresh material on secret diplomacy; on secret military strategy, planning, and intelligence; and on disguised combat operations that began six months before the Pearl Harbor attack.

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), on her way to another undeclared war, passes the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 18 April 1963. Photographed by PHCS Robert A. Carlisle, USN. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.


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