Pearl Harbor

Sixty-seven years ago, on Sunday, December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, killing over two thousand people and wounding over a thousand. The attack enabled FDR to enter World War II, and prompted huge numbers of Americans to volunteer for military service. In the book
Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor (2000), Robert Stinnett unveiled a memo outlining an 8 point plan to provoke Japan into attacking the US.

Admiral Kimmel, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, was removed from office and demoted, taking the blame for the losses at Pearl Harbor soon after the attacks. Researchers over the course of many years believe that critical information was withheld from Kimmel and that he was unjustly punished. One of those researchers was his grandson, Manning Kimmel IV, who persuaded the U.S. Senate in 1999 to pass a nonbinding resolution exonerating Admiral Kimmel and Army Lieutenant General Short.

In addition to shifting public opinion and gaining popular support for the US entry into World War II, Pearl Harbor was the justification for the passage of the National Security Act of 1947; the creation of the National Security Council, the CIA, and the Department of the Air Force; and the reorganization of the Department of War and the Department of the Navy into the Defense Department. Manning Kimmel IV, who worked for the FBI and the CIA, noted that emblazoned on the CIA’s walls is the reminder that the CIA was created “To Prevent Another Pearl Harbor.”

Philip Zelikow, author of the US “Pre-Emptive War Doctrine,” has studied and written about the use, and misuse, of history in policymaking, including “beliefs thought to be true (although not necessarily known to be true with certainty)”…“Searing events that take on 'transcendent' importance and, therefore, retain their power even as the experiencing generation passes from the scene.” In 1998 he co-authored the article
Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy, which speculated that if the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center had succeeded,

"the resulting horror and chaos would have exceeded our ability to describe it. Such an act of catastrophic terrorism would be a watershed event in American history. It could involve loss of life and property unprecedented in peacetime and undermine America’s fundamental sense of security, as did the Soviet atomic bomb test in 1949. Like Pearl Harbor, the event would divide our past and future into a before and after. The United States might respond with draconian measures scaling back civil liberties, allowing wider surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects and use of deadly force.”

Zelikow, as the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, was able to control the “investigation,” write an outline for the contents of the report prior to the investigation, omit or distort facts, and edit the final report (much of it based upon confessions derived by torture). Amazingly, he and the 9/11 Report blamed the attacks upon a “failure of the imagination” on the part of the US government to even conceive of using airplanes as weapons. (This false statement, contradicted by innumerable reports and facts, was unquestioned and repeated by the mainstream press.)

In 1944 George Orwell wrote: “History is written by the winners… The really frightening thing about totalitarianism is not that it commits atrocities but that it attacks the concept of objective truth: it claims to control the past as well as the future… There is some hope, therefore, that the liberal habit of mind, which thinks of truth as something outside yourself, something to be discovered, and not as something you can make up as you go along, will survive. But I still don't envy the future historian's job. Is it not a strange commentary on our time that even the casualties in the present war cannot be estimated within several millions?...”

The failings of the official 9/11 Report were clearly chronicled by David Ray Griffin in his books-- The New Pearl Harbor- Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration Volume I, and his latest book-
The New Pearl Harbor Revisited, 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé-- and in many documentaries, including 9/11: The Myth and the Reality. However, the report was accepted by the press uncritically. Congress accepted the official narrative and used it to justify the creation of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center, and to pass the most dramatic change since 1947 with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which created a new Director of National Intelligence reporting directly to the President, determining and directing the budget of all the national intelligence agencies.

The Project for a New American Century, founded in 1997, advocated for American “leadership” throughout the world, including the extension and reorganization of the military. Their document, entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century,” states:

“The process of [military] transformation... is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event­--like a new Pearl Harbor.”

Immediately following 9/11, the military received substantially more funding and was expanded to fight the “war on terror,” a war that was not expected to end in our lifetimes. “Pearl Harbor” was the “code word or concept” behind the preamble and the aftermath of the event. For nearly a year prior to 9/11, “Donald Rumsfeld routinely stated that the inevitability of surprise was a guiding principle of the Bush administration's national security strategy and handed out or recommended Roberta Wohlstetter's 1962 book, Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision.”
[1] The Hollywood film,
Pearl Harbor, which was released in May, 2001, conveniently maintained the popular myth and served psychologically as a recruitment tool. On 9/11 Bush, himself, very publicly wrote in his journal, “The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today.”

On 9/11, in response to the horrific attacks on our country, we entered into “Continuity of Government,” but, unbeknownst to most of the American people, a shadow government has been in place ever since. Cheney and Rumsfeld worked on the plans for Continuity of Government for decades prior to 9/11, the provisions of which have been shrouded in secrecy. Even members of the Homeland Security Oversight Committee are not allowed to see its classified plans, but apparently Congress is an expendable entity when Continuity of Government is declared. While the country is in a declared “State of Emergency,” the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are ignored. In this context, the recent financial crisis, the Military Commissions Act, and the deployment of 20,000 US troops trained to respond to civil unrest as well as terrorist attacks within the US are less than reassuring.

Although time and public opinion appear to be sweeping the now unpopular Bush and Cheney from the Oval Office, their policies and legacy remain. There has been no accountability for the “intelligence failures” leading up to 9/11, nor for the “failure to intercept the hijacked planes.” In a report released last August, NIST claimed that for the first time in modern history, fires felled a 47-story steel-framed building, World Trade Center 7, even though it exhibited all the characteristics of a controlled demolition. An earlier report claimed that fires plus two airplanes brought down the twin towers, ignoring the witness testimony and physical evidence that explosives were used.

Zelikow is allowed to praise the incoming Obama cabinet on National Public Radio. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, after expanding upon Zelikow’s pre-emptive strike doctrine to include nuclear first strikes upon nations who might develop nuclear weapons, is retained by Obama as Defense Secretary. The winners might change, but the lies remain the same, as well as the direction of US foreign policy.

Napoleon believed that “All you have to do is delay the truth until it no longer matters.”

The rulers seem particularly afraid of the internet, the information technologies which allow people to communicate directly, bypassing corporate and government control, the erosion of faith in government and the media, the challenges to their tenuous claims to be the legitimate elected representatives of the people or the titans of industries which serve humanity. The promised endless wars provoke endless protests and increasing repression to quell the rising tide of dissent.

Just as Pearl Harbor was encouraged and used by FDR as a pretext for war, 9/11 has been an equally deceptive new Pearl Harbor used to expand the National Security State into a Global Police State, where torture, pre-emptive war, surveillance, curtailment of civil rights, the Rule of Fear dominates the Rule of Law. As we remember the tragedy of Pearl Harbor, and we should educate and remind our fellow citizens that it was encouraged and allowed to happen by FDR as a pretext for war. Incidents since then- the Gulf of Tonkin, the story of babies thrown out of incubators during the invasion of Kuwait, were fabrications to trick the American people into supporting war. While the best historical parallel to 9/11 is the Reichstag Fire, used by Hitler to criminalize the communists and pass the Enabling Act (which bears a striking resemblance to the PATRIOT Act), Pearl Harbor and 9/11 both have been used to make the most sweeping military reorganizations within the US possible. Both events have served the powerful interests who have used the events to deceive the public, recruit soldiers, and launch wars.

Why do some on the 'left' love FDR so much?

The guy was a prick. His New Deal wasn't 'progressive' at all. It brought in state-monopoly capitalism.

Actually, Pearl Harbor is far better than the far.


Thank you very much for this wonderful piece of work...but it reminds me of how often we miss stuff that is right in front of our eyes...

...the attacks on 9/11 ARE this century's Pearl Harbor...and there is no doubt about it!

This is true because the HI PERPS in charge during both historic events knew that the attacks were planned by potential enemies...and both groups of HI PERPS helped make the attacks on 9/11 happen...and BOTH false-flag ops were designed to generate public support for another war...and both actions led to ensuing wars.

One of the largest segments of our population that is resistant to our understandings of, and the facts surrounding the attacks on 9/11 being self-allowed or in some ways, self-aflicted, are the older segments of our society who see Pearl Harbor in its current false presentation in history and the press. This demographic, perhaps from 65-95 or so, are deeply nationalistic in lieu of being patriotic. They support their country right-or-wrong...and this is a huge problem with making any progress about any subject needing improvement and change in our self governance.

The first and foremost "best group" to educate into becoming 9/11 Truthers is, by far, the peace activists from the 60s-70s...the group who are the precedent generation to the nationalistic generation noted above. Now, by peace activists, I do not mean anyone serving in any leadership role now as they are even more compromised in their thinking as were their forbears were hacked starting just after the 60s. Past leaders were hacked badly, and today's peace groups and leaderships are similiarly "hacked" by the same cointelpro types who have remained hard at work undermining the efforts of the peace movements...all the while smiling and being wonderfully friendly non-peace activists. These leadership groups need to be ignored unless they become enlihtened towards THIS century's truths.

This best group of peace activists are what I call: "the peace sneakers". These are the folks who have peace in their hearts, have listened to and have been badly misled over the last few decades about the best ways to create peace by those leaders who are non-peace activists, and these are the folks who have the capacity to use their own minds when allowed to do so outside the instructions from the top levels of today's peace movements. Peacesneakers do the marching, hold the signs, chant the songs, wear their semi-annual peace clothing, and are truly, deeply frustrated that the peace movements have failed. Yet, they keep performing the same failed activism and protest behaviors. This group will much appreciate a "new way to be"...which the 9/11 Truth Movement can provide.

The 9/11 Tuth Movement should commingle peace signs with softer toned 9/11 Truth signs and clothing and, from now on, take a stand that "9/11 Truth stands for PEACE"...

The second most productive group of people to educate into THIS CENTURY are the very oldest amongst us...the Pearl Harbor Nationalists...those noted above. Its my view that this group KNOWS inside that something is very wrong with this country and they are certainly part of the 80% of people who think that this country is on the wrong track, YET, they do not know the deeper reasons as to why we are adrift, and their nationalism is preventing such enlightenment. They are trapped in their own nationalistic pride...they have forgotten that dissent is patriotic...they are stuck!

If we could ever get this older group to see through the military industrial complex and both its NEED for wars, and its abilities to CREATE THE NEED for wars, it would be amazing. Its doable because after all the killing and waste that they have seen this country enact time and time again over their years, they may just say "STOP!...this is not what our country is supposed to be all about!" I will continue to believe this.

Exposing the truths behind Pearl Harbor using Stinnett's and other's work and testimonies is by far, the best way to break the news to move them into this free them in some ways...

Should this happen, another WONDERFUL thing would take place...grandparents and great grandparents will have something in common to talk about with their grandchildren and great grandchildren.

So, yes, the 9/11 Truth Movement should continue to expose the TRUTH behind Pearl Harbor to the elderly class and everybody else whenever we can. Bridging the gaps or connecting the DOTS into the truths behind the attacks on 9/11 will shortly follow because once blind nationalistic pride is eliminated, greater understanings and good judgements will soon will follow understanding the TRUTH behind the attacks on 9/11.

Currently there is talk of asking both David Ray Griffin [and his work on 9/11] along with Robert Sttinnett [and his work on Pearl Harbor] to somehow work together to bring forward a MASSIVE MESSAGE about the similarities bewteen 9/11 and Pearl Harbor..and of course, their implications regarding PEACE and EMPIRE. This is a very worthy consideration, and I sugest that we ALL support this idea...but very respectfully so.

AND...when we are out on our own, commingling 9/11 Truth for Peace AND exposing the TRUTH about Pearl Harbor are even more important than digging into deeper facts about the attacks. The research into the facts will certainly continue anyway, and without doubt we have enough information to present to the public...and we should continue doing so.

Establishing 9/11 Truth for PEACE and exposing Pearl Harbor is flat out the best track to informing the public about the TRUTH behind attacks on 9/11...and we should consider this as constant objectives when we go public.

In fact, below is an idea that I have had for quite some time about merging the celebrations held on the 11ths of every month [that are now being shifted more and more to the nearest weekend....preferably Sundays] with some important dates which have meaning with 9/11 Truth, Peace, Justice and democracy. Below I list the months and what I can see as dates to perhaps celebrate for that month's public activities. By no means do I have all the crtitical dates regarding 9/11 Truth, PEACE, Justice and Democracy that fall into specific months.

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE YOUR KNOWLEDGE and ideas to see if this idea will have legs enough to invite the "peacesneakers" and others into the 9/11 Truth for PEACE Movement...

January.............Bush takes office appointed by the Supreme Court...
February............Cheney starts his secret energy meetings...
March.................something historical is here?
April....................something historical is here?
May.....................something historical is here?
June....................Joint Chiefs of Staff reorganize Pentagon scramble procedures and stands down NORAD
July.......................didn't something big happen on the 10th? intel briefing or something...and 7/7?
August.................the August 6th PDB...
September..........the 11th...
October................the Patriot Act...I think?...or...the anthrax attacks?...
November...........stolen elections?...
December...........Pearl Harbor...

The point here is to have some simple but important SPECIFIC information to focus upon for the 9/11 Truth for PEACE events enacted each month so that we can invite others to join us...and so we can connect some important DOTS for people to consider.

Please contribute Ideas of dates like when we dropped the bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki...the JFK-MLK-RFK assasinations...when Operation Northwoods was rejected by JFK...the Gulf of Tonkin incident etc. This should be an open collective effort and certain months can have several important dates. And the months should even be focused upon certain regions where some things mean more than others to the indigenous people and citizens in that area.

[This is a project where we can wisely leave out mentuion of the Holocaust {the Jewish one} as has been suggested by Israeli-Americans keeps us away from the usual problematic controversies...]

In the end its all about CI...Civil Informationing in that we...need to be our own media...need to be our own educators...and need to be our own "welcoming hosts" to those groups, activists and regular citizens who have yet come to see the TRUTH about the attacks on 9 /11.

Please contribute thoughtfully and lets fill out the 12 months with important dates and events to remind our country about...9/11 Truth for PEACE!

Obviously this is NOT meant to be mandatory in any way...its just an idea to create some "welcoming mats" into our amazing movement...

Love, Peace and Progress...

Robin Hordon

Robin -

The Genoa G8 conference (where the Italians had to take special security precautions due to the threat of planes being flown into buildings by "terrorists") was held in July of 2001.

President Bush and Ms. Rice had to stay on a ship in the harbor for their own safety and a special air exclusion zone was created with missile batteries, etc. This is why their statements about no one imagining "terrorists" hijacking planes and flying them into buildings is such a farce (and makes me want to scream).

I'll do some research and see what I can find for the other months to help fill out the calendar.

There are undoubtedly some dates relevant to the WTC lease offering during that time.

Tonkin Gulf was in August, 1964.

Keep up the great work!



The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.


'False-flag' means carrying out the attack while blaming someone else that you want to go to war with.

Examples--USS Maine; Reichstag fire; the Polish border incident in August 1939,' Operation Northwoods.

Yes, the FDR administration did all it could to maximize the likelihood of Japanese attack, and to keep U.S. forces in the Pacific in the dark so that they would be as little able to defend themselves as possible--taken by 'surprise', maximize public outrage, etc.

But the bombs were dropped from actual Japanese planes, taking orders from Tokyo, not Washington. The pilots were not 'patsies' being 'handled' by covert operatives from the U.S. Those rising sun insignia on the aircraft were the actual flag under which attacks were carried out, not a 'false' flag.

This is in contrast to the examples above; more comparable to, say, the Bush I stance toward Iraq in the summer of '90 to maximize the likelihood that Saddam would invade Kuwait (except then, of course, someone else's territory got attacked).

Make such elementary distinctions, and there are truthers who will somehow see you as 'defending' the Roosevelt administration vis a vis Pearl Harbor.

To the contrary--failure to do this can lead to those outside the truth movement misunderstanding our view of what happened on 9/11:

If they understand Pearl Harbor as the Roosevelt administration acting to encourage a Japanese attack while leaving U.S. bases ill-prepared, but that the actual attackers were carrying out orders actually given by their authorities;
and hear 9/11 truthers characterizing both events as false-flag;
then they will presume that we think 9/11 was about the Bush II administration acting to encourage Muslim extremists from the Middle East to attack the U.S., while leaving the U.S. wide open to attack, but that these attackers really were taking their orders from wholly foreign, wholly autonomous actors. Which is NOT my view

On the other hand, they might could deduce the contrary--that we think Pearl Harbor was carried out by patsies taking orders ultimately from Washington, not Tokyo, and that the Japanese military was wrongly blamed for carrying out the attacks (like Spain vis a vis the Maine).

I prefer to avoid such misunderstandings, and its possible to do so while still helping people understand the truth about all these events.

Semantic schemantic...

Pearl Harbor was a "false flag op"...the "false" comes from a lack of truth...or a lie to cover up the truth.

This should be enough all by itself for you to drop the silly semantical debates...we need your power elsewhere...

FDR lied and people died...nuff said.

Love, Peace and Progress...

Robin Hordon

The best 9/11 Truth

The best 9/11 Truth information comes from detailed analysis of irrefutable facts, including the work of Richard Gage, David Ray Griffin, Steven Jones, and Kevin Ryan, among others.

This statement above (from Robin Hordon),

"This is true because the HI PERPS in charge during both historic events knew that the attacks were planned by potential enemies...and both groups of HI PERPS helped make the attacks on 9/11 happen...and BOTH false-flag ops were designed to generate public support for another war...and both actions led to ensuing wars."

is confusing. Who exactly "knew that the attacks were planned by potential enemies?" What is a "high perp" in this context? What is a "potential enemy?"

I support aggressive detailed forensic analysis of every aspect of 9/11/2001. The data are compelling and form the basis of the entire 9/11 Truth Movement, but more is needed, with greater detail, not less. Analysis of Ground-Zero dust is phenomenally important. Equally important is public discussion. Speak 9/11 Truth to your friends, family, and co-workers.

Plug for here.

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Rage, rage against the dying of the light.