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Did President Roosevelt know that Japan was planning an attack on Pearl Harbor?

  • He did and there is proof

    They did know about the attack but it wasnt put on high alert for some reason, so the rest of the militia didn't know about it until it already happened. There was no "surprise" attack. They already knew it was going to happen. End of story. Period. Exclamation point. Done.

  • Expected and Known in Advance

    Franklim D Roosevelt expected some kind of attack from the Japanese. Americans were able to intercept radio communications between the Japanese military about the attack. Even on the day of the attack, mysterious planes appeared on the radar bet were regarded as American planes. What an infamous "surprise attack" on Pearl Harbor!!

  • Interviews of the presidents advisors

    In a CBC documentary US in WWII, it shows the first hand account of this situation by interviewing the president's trusted advisor. The advisor is called in by the president, following the attack on pearl harbour, and when the advisor gets there he describes the president fixing his stamp collection. This shows that Roosevelt was expecting such a disaster.

  • Great Britain was doom

    Great Britain was a week away from falling in too Hitler hands, the war was not very popular. The president knew that if America did not enter the war soon, it would be Hitler and all Europe against the united state. So by following Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum memo, he was able to trick Japan in to attacking us, and give the people a reason to enter the war. Isn't ironic Japan help save the world.

  • Roosevelt's War: An American President's Conspiracy

    It is now known that America was ill prepared for and strongly reluctant to enter a costly war. It is also well known that the American people were manipulated behind the scenes by a determined Roosevelt who succeeded in changing laws and worked around road blocks to bring American ships into conflict with German subs. He also gave orders for American ships and subs to be entirely
    relocated to Honolulu in direct line of attack. He knew that if America were to be attacked she would inter the conflict. Although this last statement has been denied, it is almost a given once the extent of Roosevelt's determination to goad America into a defiant stance is exposed.

  • The Japanese were at war with the Chinese.

    They needed materials, so they they were importing oil from the US. The US did not approve of Japanese aggression in China, so they stopped supplying Japan with raw materials.
    The Japanese government decided the East Dutch Indies would be the next best place to get oil. If they bombed the East Dutch Indies, the US would get involved in the war, which Japan did not want. The goal of Pearl Harbor was to disable the American fleet for a few months to give them enough time to conquer the Dutch East Indies and to absorb its resources to finance their war in China and the US once the US' navy was rebuilt.

  • Pearl Harbor, Gulf of Tonken,

    Historical evidence from acts committed by the U.S. Government against its citizens, before and after this event. Money runs the corporations that lobby (buy off) the elected officials, this in turn causes the decisions made by them to only concern the continuing profit margins of these corporations. The real demon in all this is, I believe, lies at the top of the pyramid, the Banking "cartels" that allow" the world to go round. President Eisenhower's quote concerning the "Military–industrial complex" was one of the last statements that held any truth concerning this link in the chain of this countries, and quite possibly this worlds continuing downward spiral.

  • Pearl Harbor advance-knowledge conspiracy theory is the idea that American officials had advance knowledge of Japan's December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

    The United States provoked Japan when we cut off their oil exports. If the united states wouldnt have cut off Japans oil and other natural materials then the attack on pearl harbor never would have happened which means we never would have went to war with Japan.

  • Yes he knew!!!

    Look up the McCullom Memo, it provides 8 steps that FDR followed that would provoke the Japanese into attacking the US. There are also documents that prove FDR wanted Japan to overt act first. If he had left Britain to fight on its own then the Axis powers would have controlled everything and soon come to take of the US.

  • He Knew about it!

    FDR Knew that the attack was going to happen, he just wanted the American people to get involved with the war. Since WW1 just ended, Roosevelt needed a reason to get America involved and wanted to get into the war. He kept on provoking Japan, because he wouldn't agree with any of their terms for trading. So, he knew that if he provoked Japan enough they would have to fight back, hence getting America involved in WW2 even though it cost the lives of many people.

  • President Roosevelt did not know there was to be an attack on Pearl Harbor because he would not have allowed such a vicious attack on the United States itself.

    While he may have supposed that some kind of attack would happen at some time and somewhere (maybe the Philippines, Guam, or Midway), to imagine that he would have allowed the attack that took place would be to imagine that he was somehow traitorous. Far too much damage was done and far too many lives lost in the Pearl Harbor attack to believe that the President of this country could have known about it and allowed it to happen. President Roosevelt loved the Navy, having once been Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Surely he could not have willingly let something so bad happen to the very organization he had once helped to lead.

    Posted by: OnfBIeak
  • He knew an attack was likely, not the place and time.

    Intelligence has always been a game of partial information and best guesses. The US government clearly knew that Japan intended to attack them at some point, but knowing the date and time of the operation is usually impossible. Even within the Japanese government and military very few people knew the date and time of the attack or the place.

    Think about 9/11, it was common knowledge that Al Quaeda wanted to attack the United States, and had completed prior attacks, but the place and time weren't known until it happened.

    Posted by: MaraW
  • President Roosevelt would have taken adequate measures to protect the country in the face of such an attack, hence I oppose.

    Japan would have planned their attack in a most secretive manner. Details of such an attack does not normally leak out to common public, and in extreme cases, to the country in question. President Roosevelt would have taken appropriate preventive measures to safeguard the interest of his nation and its people.

    Posted by: WormanNiv
  • President Roosevelt knew nothing about the Japanese planning to attack Pearl Harbor.

    Roosevelt did not know about the possible attacks. The situation was tense and he was afraid regarding possible actions from the Japanese, but he never imagined they would attack Pearl Harbor. The Japanese were very silent and the attacks were a complete surprise for everybody, including Roosevelt. Roosevelt at that time was analyzing the possibility of declaring war on Japan. The attacks made him make the decision very quickly.

    Posted by: l0olllooi
  • He did and there is proof

    They did know about the attack but it wasnt put on high alert for some reason, so the rest of the militia didn't know about it until it already happened. There was no "surprise" attack. They already knew it was going to happen. End of story. Period. Exclamation point. Done.

  • Sometimes a surprise attack is just a surprise attack. It happens.

    The Japanese fleet air arm attack was bold, aggressive, and had certain elements of innovation in techniques, tactics and modifications to existing equipment to expand capability. Also, radio deception practices mislead US Navy Intelligence and strict secrecy measures helped to achieve surprise.

    U.S. Navy aviation experts in Hawaii testified before post-attack investigations that they were surprised by the Japanese naval air strike
    (ie. William Halsey and Arthur Davis, USN).

  • FDR led to war by secret cabal

    The President was surrounded by forces, which can only be characterized as fascist sympathizers.
    Many such as Avrell Harriman were implicated througb banking interests in aiding the rise of Hitler. If war is the health of the state, it is certainly the health of banking and manufacturers of war materiel. Harriman styled himself as a 'democrat' and had the ear of the president.

    Many American companies such as IBM were also abetting Germany's war efforts. FDR did not close a blind eye to the perils implicit in the gamesmanship of political power struggles. Roosevelt detractors looked for an easy out to explain away their own duplicitous relationships. He became the target for their cover story over the decades. No industrialist or banker went to jail for high treason; FDR has been defamed for trying to do the right thing. We are now paying the price for wrong choices. Will we never learn?

  • Why would he want his own land to be bombed?

    If he knew about the invasion, why would he let it happen? The ships were moved because a storm that they were expecting that day. Not because he knew this was all going to happen. If he knew, Lots of money could have been saved from the making of the planes that were bombed.

  • He knew an attack was coming, but not at Pearl Harbor.

    FDR knew that the Japanese were going to attack the U.S., but he least expected Pearl Harbor, because it was so far form the mainland. But of course, the Japanese attacked where they least expected it. I forget exactly where he thought it was going to be, but it was more inland. Should be pretty easy to look up.

  • Churchill knew but did not tell Roosevelt

    It was likely Churchill knew about the attack and didn't tell the president to make sure they we not prepared so the U.S would enter the war and support Great Britain. Once the U.S entered the war Great Britain would have a much bertter chance at fending off Nazi Germany and win WWII


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