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Franklin Roosevelt’s Infamy Speech
Franklin Roosevelt’s Infamy Speech

Franklin Roosevelt’s Infamy Speech

On June 22, 1941, Socialist gang leader Hitler attacked Socialist gang leader Stalin and the usual gang war broke out. Before that date, remember, the two socialist monsters had been allies; the communists here had been pushing the line that we should stay out of the war. The day after the attack, they were screaming that the United States should help the Soviet Union. Roosevelt was now even more frantic to embroil us in the war, because he revered Stalin and all things Communist. He launched the infamous Lend-Lease program, in which the United States sent enormous amounts of military equipment to “Uncle Joe.”

Roosevelt imposed an oil embargo on the Japanese. Japan is of course a small island country that has no oil. The embargo was designed to bring the Japanese to their knees. Indeed, Roosevelt ordered Admiral J.O. Richardson, commander of the Pacific fleet, to impose a blockade that would have prevented Japan from using the western Pacific. Of course, this would have been war; fearing for his fleet, Admiral Richardson refused and was fired, which was just as well, because had the Japanese attacked, he would have been blamed. You will find a concise description of all this in a helpful book, The Unseen Hand by Ralph Epperson (Publius Press, Tucson, 1985)

After many months of such provocation to which the Japanese did not respond, they finally hit Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. According to the party line, the attack was a “complete surprise.” We had “done nothing” to provoke it. We are mere “innocent bystanders.” December 7th was a “day of infamy.” Franklin Roosevelt finally had his war.

How big a surprise was Pearl Harbor? The answer is that Roosevelt knew the attack was coming; He knew where and when it was coming; wanted it to come; encouraged it; did nothing to prevent it; kept our commanders on the scene in the dark about it; failed to warn them it was coming; did everything he could to make it as horrific as possible and then blamed our commanders for it. As he read the dispatches about the thousands of Americans killed at Pearl, the aircraft destroyed, the battleships sunk, the men entombed on the Arizona, all sacrificed in behalf of world government and the Soviet Union, the treasonous monster must have felt the intense satisfaction one feels after months of hard work pay off in success. It was Roosevelt, much more than the Japanese, who gave us the “day of infamy.”

The present status of Pearl Harbor research is revealing. The party line immediately after the attack was to conceal all this. By now, so much slime has oozed out, so many facts, so much testimony, that the treasonous monster’s advocates have reversed course. Now, they admit that Roosevelt arranged Pearl Harbor, but argue that he had to do so for our own good. You see, we were too stupid to realize that we should have been in a war, so Roosevelt had to trick us into it.

A recent book along these lines you really should look at is Day of Deceit, by Robert Stinnett (New York, Simon & Schuster, 2001), who prints new information that proves Roosevelt did it, but who also speaks of the treasonous monster’s “magnificent contributions to the American people. His legacy should not be tarnished by the truth.” According to Stinnett, “the Pearl Harbor attack was, from the White House perspective, something that had to be endured in order to stop a greater evil–the Nazi invaders in Europe who had begun the Holocaust and were poised to invade England.” But the Allies knew nothing about the Holocaust until after Pearl Harbor, and the plan to exterminate the Jews wasn’t hatched at Wannsee until after the attack.

How did the traitor Roosevelt arrange it? Here are a few examples. Again, you need to look at the books we have mentioned, among others. U.S. Navy intelligence had long since broken the Japanese “purple” code, so they knew what the Japanese were doing. Reading the Japanese messages required a “magic” machine, only a few of which were built. One was installed in London for Churchill; but our commanders at Pearl were denied a machine, so the only thing they knew about Japanese movements was what Washington told them.

Admiral Husband E. Kimmel had replaced the fired Admiral Richardson. Again, he knew nothing specific about the coming attack, but to protect the fleet he sent his battleships out of Pearl with forty other vessels and aerial reconnaissance. Washington ordered those ships back to Pearl and told Kimmel to stop aerial reconnaissance. the ships wound up beside each other at anchor. The approaching Japanese broke radio silence 28 times. Both Army and Navy intelligence knew exactly where they were, but the White House instructed them not to tell Kimmel and General Walter Short. Foreign vessels were also receiving those Japanese signals, but our commanders were deliberately kept in the dark. Even the Oahu radar station was shut down, which blinded Pearl Harbor.

On December 6th, 1941, Roosevelt read a message from Tokyo to its Japanese embassy and said, “This means war.” On his desk, Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall had a telephone that was a direct line to Pearl. He could have picked it up and given General Short crucial hours of warning. Instead, he sent a commercial telegram. Needless to say, when somebody finally handed Short the telegram, the attack was already under way. “Dear General Short, You will be attacked.” While Short was being bombed, Marshall was horseback riding that Sunday morning. The Virginia countryside is so beautiful.

The recent movie about the attack showed that we lost many planes. Why? If General Short had known that the danger was an aerial attack, he would of course have scattered his aircraft and had them ready to take off. Instead, Washington told him the danger was sabotage and Short, remember, had no way of knowing any better. Roosevelt ordered him to do just the opposite; to bunch the planes in circles, propellers facing inward, which meant it would take a long time to get them airborne because they had no reverse. They wound up as juicy targets for the incoming Japanese.

FDR's Infamy Speech

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island. This morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces — with the unbounded determination of our people — we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December seventh, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.”