MOTHER OF ALL CONSPIRACIES
"...everything that the Japanese were planning to do was known to the United
States..." ARMY BOARD, 1944
President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and
covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders. FDR needed the attack to
sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly
against entering the war in Europe. It was his backdoor to war.
FDR blinded the commanders at Pearl Harbor and set them up by -
- denying intelligence to Hawaii (HI)
- on Nov 27, misleading the commanders into thinking negotiations with Japan
were continuing to prevent them from realizing the war was on
- having false information sent to HI about the location of the Japanese
- 1904 - The Japanese destroyed the Russian navy in a surprise attack in
- 1932 - In The Grand Joint Army Navy Exercises the attacker, Admiral
Yarnell, attacked with 152 planes a half-hour before dawn 40 miles NE of
Kahuku Point and caught the defenders of Pearl Harbor completely by surprise.
It was a Sunday.
- 1938 - Admiral Ernst King led a carrier-born airstrike from the USS
Saratoga successfully against Pearl Harbor in another exercise.
- 1940 - FDR ordered the fleet transferred from the West Coast to its
exposed position in Hawaii and ordered the fleet remain stationed at Pearl
Harbor over complaints by its commander Admiral Richardson that there was
inadequate protection from air attack and no protection from torpedo attack.
Richardson felt so strongly that he twice disobeyed orders to berth his fleet
there and he raised the issue personally with FDR in October and he was soon
after replaced. His successor, Admiral Kimmel, also brought up the same issues
with FDR in June 1941.
- 7 Oct 1940 - Navy IQ analyst McCollum wrote an 8 point memo on how to
force Japan into war with US. Beginning the next day FDR began to put them
into effect and all 8 were eventually accomplished.
- 11 November 1940 - 21 aged British planes destroyed the Italian fleet,
including 3 battleships, at their homeport in the harbor of Taranto in
Southern Italy by using technically innovative shallow-draft torpedoes.
- 11 February 1941 - FDR proposed sacrificing 6 cruisers and 2 carriers at
Manila to get into war. Navy Chief Stark objected: "I have previously opposed
this and you have concurred as to its unwisdom. Particularly do I recall your
remark in a previous conference when Mr. Hull suggested (more forces to
Manila) and the question arose as to getting them out and your 100% reply,
from my standpoint, was that you might not mind losing one or two cruisers,
but that you did not want to take a chance on losing 5 or 6." (Charles Beard
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND THE COMING OF WAR 1941, p 424)
- March 1941 - FDR sold munitions and convoyed them to belligerents in
Europe -- both acts of war and both violations of international law -- the Lend-Lease Act.
- 23 Jun 1941 - Advisor Harold Ickes wrote FDR a memo the day after Germany
invaded the Soviet Union, "There might develop from the embargoing of oil to
Japan such a situation as would make it not only possible but easy to get into
this war in an effective way. And if we should thus indirectly be brought in,
we would avoid the criticism that we had gone in as an ally of communistic
Russia." FDR was pleased with Admiral
Richmond Turner's report read July 22: "It is generally believed that
shutting off the American supply of petroleum will lead promptly to the
invasion of Netherland East Indies...it seems certain she would also include
military action against the Philippine Islands, which would immediately
involve us in a Pacific war." On July 24 FDR told the Volunteer
Participation Committee, "If we had cut off the oil off, they probably
would have gone down to the Dutch East Indies a year ago, and you would have
had war." The next day FDR froze all Japanese assets in US cutting off their
main supply of oil and forcing them into war with the US. Intelligence
information was withheld from Hawaii from this point forward.
- 14 August - At the Atlantic Conference, Churchill noted the "astonishing
depth of Roosevelt's intense desire for war." Churchill cabled his cabinet
"(FDR) obviously was very determined that they should come in.".
- 18 October - diary entry by Secretary of Interior Harold Ickes: "For a
long time I have believed that our best entrance into the war would be by way
- Purple Code - the top Japanese diplomatic machine cipher which used
automatic telephone switches to separately and differently encipher each
character sent. It was cracked by the Army Signal Intelligence Service (331
- J-19 was the main Japanese diplomatic code book. This columnar code
- Coral Machine Cipher or JNA-20 was a simplified version of Purple
used by Naval attaches. Only one message deciphered prior to Pearl Harbor has
- JN-25 - The Japanese Fleet's Cryptographic System, a.k.a. 5 number
JN stands for Japanese Navy, introduced 1 June 1939. This was a very simple
old-type code book system used by the American Army and Navy in 1898 and
abandoned in 1917 because it was insecure. Version A has a dictionary of 5,600
numbers, words and phrases, each given as a five figure number. These were
super-enciphered by addition to random numbers contained in a second code
book. The dictionary was only changed once before PH on Dec 1, 1940, to a
slightly larger version B but the random book was changed every 3 to 6 months-
last on Aug 1. The Japanese blundered away the code when they introduced
JN25-B by continuing to use, for 2 months, random books that had been
previously solved by the Allies. That was the equivalent of handing over the
JN-25B codebook. It was child's play for the Navy group OP-20-G (738 men whose
primary responsibility was Japanese naval codes) to reconstruct the exposed
dictionary. We recovered the whole thing immediately - in 1994 the NSA
published that JN-25B was completely cracked in December 1940. In January 1941
the US gave Britain two JN-25B code books with keys and techniques for
deciphering. The entire Pearl Harbor scheme was laid out in this code. The
official US Navy statement on JN-25B is the NAVAL SECURITY GROUP HISTORY TO
WORLD WAR II prepared by Captain J. Holtwick in June 1971 who quotes Captain
Safford, the chief of OP-20-G, on page 398: "By 1 December 1941 we had the
code solved to a readable extent." Churchill wrote "From the end of 1940 the
Americans had pierced the vital Japanese ciphers, and were decoding large
numbers of their military and diplomatic telegrams."(GRAND ALLIANCE p 598)
Safford reported that during 1941 "The Navy COMINT team did a thorough job on
the Japanese Navy with no help from the Army."(SRH-149) " ... many pattern
messages could be read practically entire with as few as 1500 meanings."
In 1979 the NSA released 2,413 JN-25 orders of the 26,581 intercepted by US
between Sept 1 and Dec 4, 1941. The NSA says "We know now that they contained
important details concerning the existence, organization, objective, and even
the whereabouts of the Pearl Harbor Strike Force." (Parker p 21) Of the over
thousand radio messages sent by Tokyo to the attack fleet, only 20 are in the
National Archives. All messages to the attack fleet were sent several times,
at least one message was sent every odd hour of the day and each had a special
serial number. Starting in early November 1941 when the attack fleet assembled
and started receiving radio messages, OP-20-G stayed open 24 hours a day and
the "First Team" of codebreakers worked on JN-25. In November and early
December 1941, OP-20-G spent 85 percent of its effort reading Japanese Navy
traffic, 12 percent on Japanese diplomatic traffic and 3 percent on German
naval codes. FDR was personally briefed twice a day on JN-25 traffic by his
aide, Captain John Beardell, and demanded to see the original raw messages in
English. The US Government refuses to identify or declassify any pre-Dec 7,
1941 decrypts of JN-25 on the basis of national security, a half-century after
- AD or Administrative Code wrongly called Admiralty Code was an old
four character transposition code used for personnel matters. No important
messages were sent in this weak code. Introduced Nov 1938, it was seldom used
after Dec 1940.
- Magic - the security designation given to all decoded Japanese
diplomatic messages. It's hard not to conclude with historians like
Charles Bateson that "Magic standing alone points so irresistibly to the Pearl
Harbor attack that it is inconceivable anybody could have failed to forecast
the Japanese move." The NSA reached the same conclusion in 1955.
- Ultra - the security designation for military codes.
Warnings do no harm and might do inexpressible good
- 27 January 1941, Dr. Ricardo Shreiber, the Peruvian envoy in Tokyo told
Max Bishop, third secretary of the US embassy that he had just learned from
his intelligence sources that there was a war plan involving a surprise attack
on Pearl Harbor. This information was sent to the State Department and Naval
Intelligence and to Admiral Kimmel at Hawaii.
- 31 March 1941 - A Navy report by Bellinger and Martin predicted that if
Japan made war on the US, they would strike Pearl Harbor without warning at
dawn with aircraft from a maximum of 6 carriers. For years Navy planners had
assumed that Japan, on the outbreak of war, would strike the American fleet
wherever it was. The fleet was the only threat to Japan's plans. Logically,
Japan couldn't engage in any major operation with the American fleet on its
flank. The strategic options for the Japanese were not unlimited.
- 10 July - US Military Attache Smith-Hutton at Tokyo reported Japanese Navy
secretly practicing aircraft torpedo attacks against capital ships in Ariake
Bay. The bay closely resembles Pearl Harbor.
- July - The US Military Attache in Mexico forwarded a report that the
Japanese were constructing special small submarines for attacking the American
fleet in Pearl Harbor, and that a training program then under way included
towing them from Japan to positions off the Hawaiian Islands, where they
practiced surfacing and submerging.
- 10 August 1941, the top British agent, code named "Tricycle", Dusko Popov,
told the FBI of the planned attack on Pearl Harbor and that it would be soon.
The FBI told him that his information was "too precise, too complete to be
believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out
in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If
anything, it sounds like a trap." He also reported that a senior Japanese
naval person had gone to Taranto to collect all secret data on the attack
there and that it was of utmost importance to them. The info was given to
- Early in the Fall, Kilsoo Haan, an agent for the Sino-Korean People's
League, told Eric Severeid of CBS that the Korean underground in Korea and
Japan had positive proof that the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor
before Christmas. Among other things, one Korean had actually seen the plans.
In late October, Haan finally convinced US Senator Guy Gillette that the
Japanese were planning to attack in December or January. Gillette alerted the
State Department, Army and Navy Intelligence and FDR personally.
- 24 September 1941, the " bomb plot" message in J-19 code from Japan Naval
Intelligence to Japan' s consul general in Honolulu requesting grid of exact
locations of ships pinpointed for the benefit of bombardiers and torpedo
pilots was deciphered. There was no reason to know the EXACT location of ships
in harbor, unless to attack them - it was a dead giveaway. Chief of War Plans
Turner and Chief of Naval Operations Stark repeatedly kept it and warnings
based on it prepared by Safford and others from being passed to Hawaii. The
chief of Naval Intelligence Captain Kirk was replaced because he insisted on
warning HI. It was lack of information like this that lead to the exoneration
of the Hawaii commanders and the blaming of Washington for unpreparedness for
the attack by the Army Board and Navy Court. At no time did the Japanese ever
ask for a similar bomb plot for any other American military installation. Why
the Roosevelt administration allowed flagrant Japanese spying on PH has never
been explained, but they blocked 2 Congressional investigations in the fall of
1941 to allow it to continue. The bomb plots were addressed to "Chief of 3rd
Bureau, Naval General Staff", marked Secret Intelligence message, and
given special serial numbers, so their significance couldn't be missed. There
were about 95 ships in port. The text was:
"Henceforth, we would like to have you make reports concerning vessels
along the following lines insofar as possible:
"1. The waters (of Pearl Harbor) are to be divided roughly into five
subareas (We have no objections to your abbreviating as much as you
"Area A. Waters between Ford Island and the Arsenal.
"Area B. Waters adjacent to the Island south and west of Ford Island.
(This area is on the opposite side of the Island from Area A.)
"Area C. East Loch.
"Area D. Middle Loch.
"Area E. West Loch and the communication water routes.
"2. With regard to warships and aircraft carriers, we would like to have
you report on those at anchor (these are not so important) tied up at
wharves, buoys and in docks. (Designate types and classes briefly. If
possible we would like to have you make mention of the fact when
there are two or more vessels along side the same wharf.)"
- Simple traffic analysis of the accelerated frequency of messages from
various Japanese consuls gave a another identification of war preparations,
from Aug-Dec there were 6 messages from Seattle, 18 from Panama, 55 from
Manila and 68 from Hawaii.
- Oct. - Soviet top spy Richard Sorge, the greatest spy in history, informed
Kremlin that Pearl Harbor would be attacked within 60 days. Moscow informed
him that this was passed to the US. Interestingly, all references to Pearl
Harbor in the War Department's copy of Sorge's 32,000 word confession to the
Japanese were deleted. NY Daily News, 17 May 1951.
- 16 Oct. - FDR grossly humiliated Japan's Ambassador and refused to meet
with Premier Konoye to engineer the war party, lead by General Tojo, into
power in Japan.
- 1 Nov. - JN-25 Order to continue drills against anchored capital ships to
prepare to "ambush and completely destroy the US enemy." The message included
references to armor-piercing bombs and 'near surface torpedoes.'
- 13 Nov. - The German Ambassador to US, Dr. Thomsen an anti-Nazi, told US
IQ that Pearl Harbor would be attacked.
- 14 Nov. - Japanese Merchant Marine was alerted that wartime recognition
signals would be in effect Dec 1.
- 22 Nov. - Tokyo said to Ambassador Nomura in Washington about extending
the deadline for negotiations to November 29: "...this time we mean it, that
the deadline absolutely cannot be changed. After that things are automatically
going to happen."
- CIA Director Allen Dulles told people that US was warned in mid-November
that the Japanese Fleet had sailed east past Tokyo Bay and was going to attack
Pearl Harbor. FOIA #F-1998-00977.
- 23 Nov. - JN25 order - "The first air attack has been set for 0330 hours
on X-day." (Tokyo time or 8 A.M. Honolulu time)
- 25 Nov. - British decrypted the Winds setup message sent Nov. 19. The US
decoded it Nov. 28. It was a J-19 Code message that there would be an attack
and that the signal would come over Radio Tokyo as a weather report - rain
meaning war, east (Higashi) meaning US.
- 25 Nov. - Secretary of War Stimson noted in his diary "FDR stated that we
were likely to be attacked perhaps as soon as next Monday." FDR asked: "the
question was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first
shot without too much danger to ourselves. In spite of the risk involved,
however, in letting the Japanese fire the first shot, we realized that in
order to have the full support of the American people it was desirable to make
sure that the Japanese be the ones to do this so that there should remain no
doubt in anyone's mind as to who were the aggressors."
- 25 Nov. - Navy Department ordered all US trans-Pacific shipping to take
the southern route. PHH 12:317 ADM Turner testified "We sent the traffic down
to the Torres Straight, so that the track of the Japanese task force would be
clear of any traffic." PHH 4:1942
- 25 Nov. - Yamamoto radioed this order in JN-25: " (a) 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. The raid is planned for dawn on X-day --
exact date to be given by later order. (b) Should the negotiations with the US
prove successful, the task force shall hold itself in readiness forthwith to
return and reassemble. (c) The task force will move out of Hitokappu Wan on
the morning of 26 November and advance to the standing-by position on the
afternoon of 4 December and speedily complete refueling." ( Order to sail -
scan from the PHA Congressional Hearings Report, vol 1 p 180, transcript p
437-8) This was decoded by the British on November 25 and the Dutch on
November 27. When it was decoded by the US is a national secret, however, on
November 26 Naval Intelligence reported the concentration of units of the
Japanese fleet at an unknown port ready for offensive action.
- 26 Nov. 3 A.M. - Churchill sent an urgent secret message to FDR, probably
containing above message. This message caused the greatest agitation in DC. Of
Churchill's voluminous correspondence with FDR, this is the only message that
has not been released (on the grounds that it would damage national security).
Stark testified that "On November 26 there was received specific evidence of
the Japanese intention to wage offensive war against Great Britain and the
United States." C.I.A. Director William Casey, who was in the OSS in 1941, in
his book THE SECRET WAR AGAINST HITLER, p 7, wrote "The British had sent word
that a Japanese fleet was steaming east toward Hawaii." Washington, in an
order of Nov 26, ordered both US aircraft carriers, the Enterprise and the
Lexington out of Pearl Harbor "as soon as possible". This order included
stripping Pearl of 50 planes or 40 percent of its already inadequate fighter
protection. In response to Churchill's message, FDR secretly cabled him that
afternoon - "Negotiations off. Services expect action within two weeks." Note
that the only way FDR could have linked negotiations with service action, let
alone have known the timing of the action, was if he had the message to sail.
In other words, the only service action contingent on negotiations was Pearl
- 26 Nov. - the "most fateful document " was Hull's
ultimatum that Japan must withdraw from Indochina and all China. FDR's
Ambassador to Japan called this "The document that touched the button that
started the war."
- 27 Nov. - Secretary of War Stimson sent a confused and confusing hostile action
possible or DO-DON'T warning. The Navy Court found this message directed
attention away from Pearl Harbor, rather than toward it. One purpose of the
message was to mislead HI into believing negotiations were continuing. The
Army which could not do reconnaisance was ordered to and the Navy which could
was ordered not to. The Army was ordered on sabotage alert, which specifically
precluded attention to outside threat. Navy attention was misdirected 5000
miles from HI. DC repeated, no less than three times as a direct instruction
of the President, "The US desires that Japan commit the first overt act
Period." It was unusual that FDR directed this warning, a routine matter, to
Hawaii which is proof that he knew other warnings were not sent. A simple
question--what Japanese "overt act" was FDR expecting at Pearl Harbor? He
ordered sabotage prevented and subs couldn't enter, that leaves air attack.
The words "overt act" disclose FDR's intent - not just that Japan be allowed
to attack but that they inflict damage on the fleet. This FDR order to allow a
Japanese attack was aid to the enemy - explicit treason.
- 29 Nov.- Hull sat in Layfayette Park across from the White House with ace
United Press reporter Joe Leib and showed him a message stating that Pearl
Harbor would be attacked on December 7. This could well have been the Nov. 26
message from Churchill. The New York Times in its 12/8/41 PH report on page 13
under the headline "Attack Was Expected" stated the US had known that Pearl
Harbor was going to be attacked the week before. Perhaps Leib wasn't the only
reporter Hull told.
- 29 Nov. - The FBI embassy tap made an intercept of an uncoded plain-text
Japanese telephone conversation in which
an Embassy functionary (Kurusu) asked 'Tell me, what zero hour
is. Otherwise, I won't be able to carry on diplomacy.' The voice from Tokyo
(K. Yamamoto) said softly, 'Well then, I will tell you. Zero hour is
December 8 (Tokyo time, ie, December 7 US time) at Pearl Harbor.' (US Navy
translation 29 Nov)
- 30 Nov. US Time (or 1 Dec. Tokyo time) - The Japanese fleet was radioed
this Imperial Naval Order (JN-25): "JAPAN, UNDER THE NECESSITY OF HER
SELF-PRESERVATION AND SELF-DEFENSE, HAS REACHED A POSITION TO DECLARE WAR ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." (
Congress Appendix D, p 415). US ally China also recovered it in plain text
from a shot-down Japanese Army plane near Canton that evening. This caused an
emergency Imperial Conference because they knew the Chinese would give the
information to GB and US. In a related J-19 message the next day, the US
translated elaborate instructions from Japan dealing in precise detail with
the method of internment of American and British nationals in Asia "on the
outbreak of war with England and the United States"
- 1 Dec. - Office of Naval Intelligence, ONI, Twelfth Naval District in San
Francisco found the missing Japanese fleet by correlating reports from the
four wireless news services and several shipping companies that they were
getting strange signals west of Hawaii. The Soviet Union also knew the exact
location of the Japanese fleet because they asked the Japanese in advance to
let one of their ships pass (Layton p 261). This info was most likely given to
them by US because Sorge's spy ring was rolled up November 14. All long-range
PBY patrols from the Aleutians were ordered stopped on Dec 6 to prevent
- 1 Dec. - Foreign Minister Togo cabled Washington Ambassador Nomura to
continue negotiations "to prevent the U.S. from becoming unduly suspicious."
- 1 Dec. - The tanker Shiriya, which had been added to the Striking
Force in an order intercepted Nov 14, radioed "proceeding to a position 30.00
N, 154.20 E. Expect to arrive at that point on 3 December." (near HI) The fact
that this message is in the National Archives destroys the myth that the
attack fleet maintained radio silence. They were not ordered to (Order 820).
Serial numbers prove that the Striking Force sent over 663 radio messages
between Nov 16 and Dec 7 or about 1 per hour. The NSA has not released any raw
intercepts because the headers would prove that the Striking Force did not
maintain radio silence. On Nov 29 the Hiyei sent one message to the Commander
of the 3rd fleet; on Nov 30 the Akagi sent several messages to its tankers -
see page 474 of the Hewitt
Report. Stinnett in DAY OF DECEIT (p 209) found over 100 messages from the
Striking Force in the National Archives. All Direction Finding reports from HI
have been crudely cut out. Reports from Dec 5 show messages sent from the
Striking Force picked up by Station Cast, P.I.
- From traffic analysis, HI reported that the carrier
force was at sea and in the North. THE MOST AMAZING FACT is that in reply to
that report, MacArthur's command sent a series of three messages, Nov 26, 29,
Dec 2, to HI lying about the location of the carrier fleet - saying it was in
the South China Sea. This false information, which the NSA calls inexplicable,
was the true reason that HI was caught unawares. Duane Whitlock, who is
still alive in Iowa, sent those messages.
- There were a large number of other messages that gave the location of the
Striking Force by alluding to the Aleutians, the North Pacific and various
weather systems near HI.
- 1 Dec. - FDR cut short his scheduled ten day vacation after 1 day to meet
with Hull and Stark. The result of this meeting was reported on 2 Dec. by the
Washington Post: "President Roosevelt yesterday assumed direct command of
diplomatic and military moves relating to Japan." This politically damaging
move was necessary to prevent the mutiny of conspirators.
- 1 Dec. 3:30 P.M. FDR read Foreign Minister Togo's message to his
ambassador to Germany: "Say very secretly to them that there is extreme danger
between Japan & Anglo-Saxon nations through some clash of arms, add that
the time of this war may come quicker than anyone dreams." This was in
response to extreme German pressure on November 29 for Japan to strike the US
and promises to join with Japan in war against the US. The second of its three
parts has never been released. The message says it contains the plan of
campaign. This is 1 of only 3 known DIPLOMATIC intercepts that specified PH as
target. It was so interesting, FDR kept a copy.
- 2 Dec. 2200 Tokyo time- Here is a typical JN-25 ships-in-harbor report
sent to attack fleet, words in parenthesis were in the original: "Striking
Force telegram No. 994. Two battleships (Oklahoma, Nevada), 1 aircraft carrier
(Enterprise) 2 heavy cruisers, 12 destroyers sailed. The force that sailed on
22 November returned to port. Ships at anchor Pearl Harbor p.m. 28 November
were 6 battleships (2 Maryland class, 2 California class, 2 Pennsylvania
class), 1 aircraft carrier (Lexington), 9 heavy cruisers (5 San Fransisco
class, 3 Chicago class, 1 Salt Lake class), 5 light cruisers (4 Honolulu
class, 1 Omaha class)"
- 2 Dec. - Commander of the Combined Imperial Fleet Yamamoto radioed the
attack fleet in plain (uncoded) Japanese Climb Niitakayama
1208 (Dec 8 Japanese time, Dec 7 our time). Thus the US knew EXACTLY when
the war would start. Mount Niitaka was the highest mountain in the Japanese
Empire - 13,113 feet.
- 2 Dec. - General Hein Ter Poorten, the commander of the Netherlands East
Indies Army gave the Winds setup message to the US War Department. The
Australians had a center in Melbourne and the Chinese also broke JN-25. A
Dutch sub had visually tracked the attack fleet to the Kurile Islands in early
November and this info was passed to DC, but DC did not give it to HI. The
intercepts the Dutch gave the US are still classified in RG 38, Box 792.
- 2 Dec - Japanese order No. 902 specified that old JN-25 additive tables
version 7 would continue to be used alongside version 8 when the latter was
introduced on December 4. This means the US read all messages to the Striking
Force through the attack.
- 4 Dec. - In the early hours, Ralph Briggs at the Navy's East Coast
Intercept station, received the "East Winds, Rain" message, the Winds Execute,
which meant war. He put it on the TWX circuit immediately and called his
commander. This message was deleted from the files. One of the main coverups
of Pearl Harbor was to make this message disappear. Japanese Dispatch # 7001.
In response to the Winds Execute, the Office of US Naval IQ had all Far
Eastern stations (Hawaii not informed) destroy their codes and classified
documents including the Tokyo Embassy.
- 4 Dec. - The Dutch invoked the ADB joint defense agreement when the
Japanese crossed the magic line of 100 East and 10 North. The U.S. was at war
with Japan 3 days before they were at war with us.
- 4 Dec. - General Ter Poorten sent all the details of the Winds Execute
command to Colonel Weijerman, the Dutch military attache' in Washington to
pass on to the highest military circles. Weijerman personally gave it to
Marshall, Chief of Staff of the War Department.
- 4 Dec - US General Thorpe at Java sent four messages warning of the PH
attack. DC ordered him to stop sending warnings.
- 5 Dec. - All Japanese international shipping had returned to home port.
- 5 December - In the morning FDR dictated a letter to Wendell Wilkie for
the Australian Prime Minister, "There is always the Japanese to consider. The
situation is definitely serious and there might be an armed clash at any
moment...Perhaps the next four or five days will decide the matters."
- 5 Dec. - At a Cabinet meeting, Secretary of the Navy Knox said, "Well, you
know Mr. President, we know where the Japanese fleet is?" "Yes, I know" said
FDR. " I think we ought to tell everybody just how ticklish the situation is.
We have information as Knox just mentioned...Well, you tell them what it is,
Frank." Knox became very excited and said, "Well, we have very secret
information that the Japanese fleet is out at sea. Our information is..." and
then a scowling FDR cut him off. (Infamy, Toland, 1982, ch 14 sec 5)
- 5 Dec. - Washington Star reporter Constantine Brown quotes a friend in his
book The Coming of the Whirlwind p 291, "This is it! The Japs are
ready to attack. We've broken their code, and we've read their ORDERS."
- 5 Dec. - Lt. Howard Brown of Station Cast in the Philippines received
urgent request from Washington to listen for a short message from Tokyo which
ended with the English word "stop". He heard the message at 11:30 PM Hawaiian
time Dec 6. This is the Hidden Word Code set up in a message of November 27
(e.g. in code, Roosevelt=Miss Kimiko). The message was: "Relations between
Japan and the following countries are on the brink of catastrophe: Britain and
the United States."
- 6 December - This 18 November J19 message was translated by the
"1. The warships at anchor in the Harbor on the 15th were as I told
you in my No.219 on that day. Area A -- A battleship of the Oklahoma class
entered and one tanker left port. Area C -- 3 warships of the heavy cruiser
class were at anchor.
2. On the 17th the Saratoga was not in harbor. The
carrier Enterprise, or some other vessel was in Area C. Two heavy cruisers of
the Chicago class, one of the Pensacola class were tied up at docks 'KS'. 4
merchant vessels were at anchor in area D.
3. At 10:00 A.M. on the morning
of the 17th, 8 destroyers were observed entering the Harbor..." Of course this
information was not passed to HI.
- 6 Dec. - A Dec 2 request from Tokyo to HI for information about the
absence of barrage balloons, anti-torpedo nets and air recon was translated by
- 6 Dec. - at 9:30 P.M FDR read the first 13 parts of the decoded Japanese
diplomatic declaration of war and said "This means war." What kind of
President would do nothing? When he returned to his 34 dinner guests he said,
"The war starts tomorrow."
- 6 Dec. - the war cabinet: FDR, top advisor Hopkins, Stimson, Marshall,
Secretary of the Navy Knox, with aides John McCrea and Frank Beatty
"deliberately sat through the night of 6 December 1941 waiting for the Japs to
strike." (Infamy ch 16 sec 2)
- 7 December - A message from the Japanese Consul in Budapest to
"On the 6th, the American Minister presented to the Government of
this country a British Government communique to the effect that a state of war
would break out on the 7th." The communique was the Dec 5th War Alert from
the British Admiralty. It has disappeared. This triple priority alert was
delivered to FDR personally. The Mid-East British Air Marshall told Col.
Bonner Fellers on Saturday that he had received a secret signal that America
was coming into the war in 24 hours. Churchill summarized the message in GRAND
ALLIANCE page 601 as listing the two fleets attacking British targets and
"Other Japanese fleets...also at sea on other tasks." There only were three
other fleets- for Guam, the Philippines and HI. 2 paragraphs of the alert,
British targets only, are printed in AT DAWN WE SLEPT, Prange, p 464. There is
no innocent purpose for our government to hide this document.
- 7 December 1941 very early Washington time, there were two Marines, an
emergency special detail, stationed outside the Japanese Naval Attache's door.
9:30 AM Aides begged Stark to send a warning to Hawaii. He did not. 10 AM FDR
read the 14th part, 11 A.M. FDR read the 15th part setting the time for the
declaration of war to be delivered to the State Department at 1 PM, about dawn
Pearl Harbor time, and did nothing. Navy Secretary Knox was given the 15th
part at 11:15 A.M. with this note from the Office of Naval IQ: "This means a
sunrise attack on Pearl Harbor today." Naval IQ also transmitted this
prediction to Hull and about 8 others, including the White House (PHH 36:532).
At 10:30 AM Bratton informed Marshall that he had a most important message
(the 15th part) and would bring it to Marshall's quarters but Marshall said he
would take it at his office. At 11:25 Marshall reached his office according to
Bratton. Marshall testified that he had been riding horses that morning but he
was contradicted by Harrison, McCollum, and Deane. Marshall who had read the
first 13 parts by 10 PM the prior night, perjured himself by denying that he
had even received them. Marshall, in the face of his aides' urgent
supplications that he warn Hawaii, made strange delays including reading and
re-reading all of the 10 minute long 14
Part Message (and some parts several times) which took an hour and refused
to use the scrambler phone on his desk, refused to send a warning by the fast,
more secure Navy system but sent Bratton three times to inquire how long it
would take to send his watered down warning - when informed it would take 30
or 40 minutes by Army radio, he was satisfied (that meant he had delayed
enough so the warning wouldn't reach Pearl Harbor until after the 1 PM
Washington time deadline). The warning was in fact sent commercial without
priority identification and arrived 6 hours late. This message reached all
other addressees, like the Philippines and Canal Zone, in a timely manner.
- 7 December - 7:55 A.M. Hawaii time AIR RAID PEARL HARBOR. THIS IS NOT
- 7 December - 1:50 P.M. Washington time. Harry Hopkins, who was the only
person with FDR when he received the news of the attack by telephone from
Knox, wrote that FDR was unsurprised and expressed "great relief." Eleanor
Roosevelt wrote about December 7th in This I Remember p 233, that FDR
became "in a way more serene." In the NY Times Magazine of October 8, 1944 she
wrote: "December 7 was...far from the shock it proved to the country in
general. We had expected something of the sort for a long time."
- 7 December - 3:00 PM "The (war cabinet) conference met in not too tense an
atmosphere because I think that all of us believed that in the last analysis
the enemy was Hitler...and that Japan had given us an opportunity." Harry
Hopkins, Dec. 7 Memo (Roosevelt and Hopkins R Sherwood, p. 431)
- 7 December - 9 hours later, MacArthur's entire air force was caught by
surprise and wiped out in the Philippines. His reaction to the news of Pearl
Harbor was quite unusual - he locked himself in his room all morning and
refused to meet with his air commander General Brereton, and refused to attack
Japanese forces on Formosa even under orders from the War Department.
MacArthur gave three conflicting orders that ensured the planes were on the
ground most of the morning. MacArthur used radar tracking of the Japanese
planes at 140, 100, 80, 60, down to 20 miles to time his final order and
ensure his planes were on the ground. Strategically, the destruction of half
of all US heavy bombers in the world was more important than naval damage in
Pearl Harbor. Either MacArthur had committed the greatest blunder in military
history or he was under orders to allow his forces to be destroyed. If it were
the greatest blunder in history, it is remarkable how he escaped any
reprimand, kept his command and got his fourth star and Congressional Medal of
Honor shortly later. Prange argued, "How could the President ensure a
successful Japanese attack unless he confided in the commanders and persuaded
them to allow the enemy to proceed unhindered?"
- 7 December - 8:30 PM, FDR said to his cabinet, "We have reason to believe
that the Germans have told the Japanese that if Japan declares war, they will
too. In other words, a declaration of war by Japan automatically brings..." at
which point he was interrupted, but his expectation and focus is clear. Mrs.
Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor, observed later about FDR: "I had a deep
emotional feeling that something was wrong, that this situation was not all it
appeared to be." Mrs. Perkins was obsessed by Roosevelt's strange reactions
that night and remarked particularly on the expression he had:" In other
words, there have been times when I associated that expression with a kind of
- FDR met with CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow at midnight. Murrow, who had
seen many statesmen in crises, was surprised at FDR's calm reaction. After
chatting about London, they reviewed the latest news from PH and then FDR
tested Murrow's news instincts with these 2 bizarre giveaway questions: "Did
this surprise you?" Murrow said yes. FDR: "Maybe you think it didn't surprise
us?" FDR gave the impression that the attack itself was not unwelcome. This is
the same high-strung FDR that got polio when convicted of perjury; the same
FDR that was bedridden for a month when he learned Russia was to be attacked;
the same FDR who couldn't eat or drink when he got the Japanese order to sail.
- 8 December - In a conversation with his speechwriter Rosenman, FDR
"emphasized that Hitler was still the first target, but he feared that a great
many Americans would insist that we make the war in the Pacific at least
equally important with the war against Hitler."
- Later, Jonathan Daniels, administrative assistant and press secretary to
FDR said, "The blow was heavier than he had hoped it would necessarily
be...But the risks paid off; even the loss was worth the price..."
- FDR reminisced with Stalin at Tehran on November 30, 1943, saying "if the
Japanese had not attacked the US he doubted very much if it would have been
possible to send any American forces to Europe." Compare this statement with
what FDR said at the Atlantic Conference 4 months before Pearl: "Everything
was to be done to force an 'incident' to justify hostitlities." Given that a
Japanese attack was the only possible incident, then FDR had said he would do
Information Known in Washington and Hawaii
October 9-December 7, 1941
Date Item Washington Kimmel Short
Oct. 9 "Bombplot" message X
Nov. 26-28 "Winds" setup message X X 
Nov. 26 Location of carriers X
Dec. 1 Japanese declaration of war X
Dec. 2-6 Code destruction X  X X
Dec. 4 "Winds execute" message X X
Dec. 4 US at war with Japan via ADB X
Dec. 5 British Admiralty Alert X
Dec. 6-7 "14 Part" message X
Dec. 7 "One o'clock" message X
 Admiral Kimmel learned of the "winds" code in a Nov. 28th
dispatch to him from the US Asiatic Fleet. JCC, p. 470.
 DC informed HI that codes were being burned world-wide so when they
learned the local consulate burned codes they would not go on alert.
 General Short was given the Winds Execute by British IQ.
Note that none of the 3 diplomatic messages or the many naval messages
identifying Pearl as the target were forwarded (not to mention HUMINT).
Only 5 of the 74 Navy IQ packets delivered to FDR in the 2 weeks before
Dec 7 can be found.
COMMISSIONS AND COVERUP
Two and only two courts of law have decided the
issue of whether FDR and Washington or the commanders in Hawaii were responsible
for the Pearl Harbor disaster. Both the Navy Court and the Army Board found
Washington guilty (in 1944).
Court of Inquiry
Secret ARMY Board Report!!! (30K), Oct, 1944, "Now let us turn to the
fateful period between November 27 and December 6, 1941. In this period
numerous pieces of information came to our State, War, and Navy Departments in
all of their Top ranks indicating precisely the intentions of the Japanese
including the probable exact hour and date of the attack. " In response to
this report, Marshall offered his resignation - the sign of a guilty
conscience. Marshall testified at the MacArthur hearings that he considered
loyalty to his chief superior to loyalty to his country.
CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack,
Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946, proved that there had been so much reversion of
testimony, coverup and outright lies that the truth would have to wait until
all Pearl Harbor records were declassified.
Most of the conspirators were military men, all men of FDR's own choice,
men who only followed orders and FDR never delegated authority. Stark, in
answer to charges that he denied IQ to Hawaii, publicly offerred a Nuremberg
defense in August 1945 that everything he did pre-Dec 7, 1941 was on FDR's
orders. The handfull of military men in DC responsible for the disaster at
Pearl Harbor were directly under the control of FDR and were later promoted
and protected from investigation; promoted with FDR's full knowledge that they
were responsible for not warning Hawaii. On the record, Intelligence tried to
warn HI scores of times but were prevented by FDR's men.
STATISTICS - ROOSEVELT WAS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Deaths: 2403; Wounded 1,178.
Eighteen ships were sunk or seriously damaged including 5 battleships (USS
188 planes were destroyed and 162 were damaged.
Out of an attack force of 31 ships and 353 raiding planes the
5 midget submarines.
CONCLUSION - ROOSEVELT WAS A TRAITOR
was warned by, at least, the governments of Britain, Netherlands, Australia,
Peru, Korea and the Soviet Union that a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was
coming. All important Japanese codes were broken. FDR and Marshall and others
knew the attack was coming, allowed it and covered up their knowledge. It's
significant that both the the chief of OP-20-G Safford and Friedman of Army SIS,
the two people in the world that knew what we decoded, said that FDR knew Pearl
Harbor was going to be attacked.
Pearl Harbor was not about war with Japan -
It was about war with
Most important was the promise FDR had made to the American people -
solemnly given and repeated--not to send their sons into foreign war unless
attacked. He did not mind violating that pledge. He merely feared the political
effect of the violation. Alsop and Kintner, White House columnist pets, had
written a short time before that "He (Roosevelt) does not feel he can openly
violate them (his pledges). But he can get around them the smart way." They
explained this meant getting the Germans to shoot first. Then he could shoot
back. But it was clear to him by November that the Germans were not going to
shoot first. But FDR knew that he could force the Japanese to do so.
HITLER WOULD NOT DECLARE WAR IF U.S. UNBEATABLE
- OBJECTIVE: War with Germany. How do you bait Hitler to declare war on you?
You don't get it by looking unbeatable!
- Direct provocation in Atlantic had failed - Hitler didn't bite.
- FDR knew from magic that if Japan attacked, Germany would declare
- Therefore: the problem was how to maneuver Japan into firing the first
shot or make the first overt act.
- Japan must succeed or Hitler would renege.
War with Japan was a
given because they had to attack the Philippines. If Japan's fleet were
destroyed, it would defeat the purpose. It would have been obvious suicide for
Hitler to declare war if Japan were crippled - it would allow the US to attack
him without even the possibility of a two-front war. That was what he had just
been avoiding for months. The plan could only work if Japan's attack succeeded.
The lure of a weakened US in a two-front war focused on Japan seemed to make a
German war declaration cost-free. But it was all a trap - FDR was always going
to ignore Japan and go after Hitler, for his ultimate goal was to save his
beloved Soviet Communism.
November FDR ordered the Red Cross Disaster Relief director to secretly prepare
for massive casualties at Pearl Harbor because he was going to let it be
attacked. When he protested to the President, President Roosevelt told him
that "the American people would never agree to enter the war in Europe unless
they were attack [sic] within their own borders."
See U.S. Naval
Institute - Naval History - Advance Warning? The Red Cross Connection by Daryl
CHURCHILL--FDR KNEW. Did FDR know that Pearl Harbor was a Japanese
target? Answer: FDR planned Pearl Harbor to be their target. He ordered
the ships in and the carriers out. Churchill wrote about Pearl Harbor that FDR
and his top advisors "knew the full and immediate purpose
of their enemy." (GRAND ALLIANCE p
603) Churchill's entire discussion of Pearl Harbor was a justification of
treason, e.g.: "A Japanese attack upon the U.S. was a vast simplification of
(FDR's and advisors') problems and their duty. How can we wonder that they
regarded the actual form of the attack, or even its scale, as incomparably less
important than the fact that the whole American nation would be united...?"
J. Edgar Hoover told his friends in early 1942 that FDR had known about the
Pearl Harbor plan since the early fall. It was totally in character for FDR to
concoct such a plan. Not only had the US Senate already censured FDR for utterly
lacking moral perspective, but as Walter Lippmann wrote: "his purposes are not
simple and his methods are not direct." To get into the war, FDR used the
Atlantic Fleet as bait to be shot up; Pearl Harbor was the same thing in the
Pacific. US Admiral Bloch testified "The Japanese only destroyed a lot of
old hardware. In a sense they did us a favor." This was obviously FDR's view as
well, because on 7 December at 2:15 PM, minutes after hearing of the attack and
before any damage reports were in, FDR called Lord Halifax at the British
Embassy and told him "Most of the fleet was at sea...none of their newer ships
were in harbour."
COVERUP BY SECRECY. Why does the government refuse to release all the
messages to the attack fleet, or any JN-25 messages decoded before Dec 7? There
is absolutely nothing about national security to hide in JN-25. It is a trivial
and worthless 19th century code. The techniques for cracking it had been
published world-wide in 1931. The US government has proudly showed how they used
JN-25 decrypts after December 8 to win the Battle of Midway which occurred 7
months after Pearl Harbor. Therefore, there is nothing intrinsic about the code
itself, the means of cracking it, or the fact that we cracked it, that has any
national security implications of any nature. What is the difference between
decrypts from the Purple machine and decrypts from JN-25? The answer is simply
that the JN-25 messages contained the final operational details of the Pearl
Harbor attack, whereas the Purple did not.
WHAT ARE THEY HIDING? Why won't they let the truth out? Such secrecy breeds
mistrust in government. The only thing that is left to hide are JN-25 decrypts
and worksheets showing that the US and Britain monitored the Japanese attack
fleet all the way to Pearl Harbor. That is the scandal. That is the big secret.
It raises the issue of whether the NSA is accessory after the fact to treason.
However, the secrecy and misdirection by the NSA about our capabilities with
JN-25B and pre-war messages proves there is something very wrong. The NSA has
systematically lied about the size of the JN25 books by a factor of 4 and about
how many codebreakers worked on the code in 1941 by a factor of 22. The NSA is
an evil Gestapo that is committed neither to truth nor open government nor the
rule of law. We live an Orwellian history in which treason is honored, in which
FDR's murder of thousands of young innocent men is good. In a word, we are no
different from the tyranny we decry. A self-governing people must have truth to
make proper decisions. By subverting the truth, the National Security Agency is
subverting our Democracy.
He who controls the past, controls the future. He who controls
the present, controls the past. - Orwell
Tokyo had to send the daily bomb-plots, cabled from its Honolulu
consulate, to the attack fleet by JN-25 radio messages. The pilots had to get
their target information. "The news of the position of enemy ships in Pearl
Harbor comes again and again." - Lt. Cmdr. Chigusa, executive officer of the
attack fleet's Akigumo in his diary, December 4, 1941 (At Dawn We
Slept, G. Prange, page 453). FDR got it, too. FDR knew the Japanese pilots'
targets as well as they did, because he got their bomb-plots when they did. He
had their specific targets, ship by ship, in his hands at the White House. These
messages would prove absolutely that FDR knew that the attack fleet's target was
Pearl Harbor and therefore are not released. The unnecessary and illogical
secrecy about pre-December 7, 1941, JN-25 decoding is conclusive evidence that
there was wrongdoing at the highest levels.
FDR was a traitor for maneuvering Japan into war with US - and that is known
and admitted - FDR was a traitor for sacrificing American lives, for putting
America in danger, for usurping the Constitutional power of Congress to make
war. Day of infamy, indeed; he chose his words precisely with a hidden
double-meaning. Four days before the attack, FDR could have sent telegrams of
condolence to the families of the sailors he was going to allow to be killed.
Even today there is a coverup, based on a transparently bogus excuse of national
security, that shows that our government cannot face the truth about what
happened a half-century ago. Truth we owe the men of Pearl Harbor. Until we tell
the full truth, we dishonor them and every soldier and sailor who gave their
life for their country. Should their lives have been sacrificed for treason and
no one know, they had died in vain. If their honor cover treason - we are not a
nation of law. The Air Corps in the Philippines and the Navy at Pearl were FDR's
bait, the oil embargo was his stick, the end of negotiations was the tripwire in
FDR's game of shame - a game of death for so many. Roosevelt aided and abetted
the murder of thousands of Americans.
"Very late on a cold, dark night in
December, a British emissary was driven through the dreary streets of
Washington. Inside his diplomatic pouch he carried a secret message marked Most
Urgent Personal and Secret to the President. It was a triple priority message
from the British Admiralty in London that the United States of America was going
to be attacked at Pearl Harbor on December 7th. Lord Halifax was swiftly shown
in to the White House and conferred with Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt's hopes
soared; his long-laid plans were about to be fulfilled. It was December 5th,
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