by James Perloff — (henrymakow.com) Dec 6, 2013
“Truthers” know the deficiencies in 9-11’s official explanation and recognize it as a false flag. Some young people, however, are less acquainted with details of earlier false flags, which identify 9-11 as only the latest entry in an historical pattern.
December 7 is “Pearl Harbor Day.” On this day in 1941, the Japanese navy attacked the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, damaging and/or sinking 18 ships and leaving thousands dead and wounded. This, of course, propelled America into World War II, an involvement which Americans had overwhelmingly opposed before then.
The Second World War accomplished several Illuminati objectives: world government via the UN with its World Bank/IMF subsidiaries; creation of Zionist Israel; and strengthening and spreading Communism over half the globe.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were old hands at false flags. During World War I, when the Lusitania’s contrived sinking inflamed American public opinion to join that war, Roosevelt had been assistant secretary of the Navy, and Churchill head of the British Admiralty.
As President, Roosevelt tried replicating the scenario by provoking Germany – e.g., having U.S. destroyers depth-charge U-boats. The Germans, however, refused the bait, remembering how U.S. entry into World War I had cost them that war.
Roosevelt therefore concentrated on Japan. Interior Secretary Harold Ickes said, “Our best entrance into the war would be by way of Japan.”
Lt. Commander of Naval Intelligence Arthur McCollum presented the President with an eight-step plan of provocation against Japan, closing with these words: “If by these means Japan could be led to commit an overt act of war, so much the better.”
July 1941 brought the most severe measures: The U.S. and Britain froze all Japanese assets, and embargoed trade, most critically oil. We shouldn’t overlook that Germany and her allies had invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. The embargo effectively ensured that Japan, which had signed the anti-Comintern Pact with Germany, would not join the invasion but instead focus on Southeast Asia, where oil and rubber beckoned.
Stationed in Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Pacific fleet provided tempting bait. Our ships were isolated, boxed together like sardines, approachable by attackers from 360 degrees, and 2000 miles from supplies. Roosevelt fired Fleet Commander Admiral J. O. Richardson for protesting this absurd decision. The new commander, Admiral Husband Kimmel, took over assuming that Washington would keep him apprised of any threats – a trust that proved mistaken.
That autumn, after meetings with FDR, War Secretary Henry Stimson (CFR, Skull and Bones) wrote in his diary: “We face the delicate question of the diplomatic fencing to be done so as to be sure Japan is put into the wrong and makes the first bad move – overt move…The question was how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into the position of firing the first shot….”
In 1940, U.S cryptanalysts had broken Japan’s diplomatic code, “Purple,” and were reading its messages, often on a same-day basis. The intercepts were regularly sent to President Roosevelt, Chief of Staff General George Marshall, and other high Washington officials – but not our commanders in Hawaii.
The intercepts revealed war was imminent, and that Japanese spies in Honolulu were reporting the exact locations of American warships in dock. Washington decoded Japan’s declaration of war before their ambassadors presented it to Secretary of State Cordell Hull.
More recently it has been discovered that the United States also cracked Japan’s naval code, and was translating its naval dispatches, including Admiral Yamamoto’s directive to the Japanese First Air Fleet on November 26, 1941 to “advance into Hawaiian waters” and “attack the main force of the United States fleet and deal it a mortal blow.”