US pretext for WW2: Soviet Union the strategic target
Pearl Harbor: The REAL History
by Richard K. Moore 6/10/2001 http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/6315/pearl.html
ARMY BOARD, 1944 President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack.....
United States Lies, Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and Nagasaki untold Death & Destruction
...Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki
...why did the US unleash this untold death and destruction when Japan clearly wanted to surrender? Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and United States President Harry S. Truman all knew the Emperor of Japan had accepted the terms of an unconditional surrender 19 days before the first atomic bomb was dropped. Truman knew the Japanese wanted to surrender, but he was not going to allow the Soviet Union to be the peace broker and gain the upper hand...From Truman’s handwritten diary entry on July 18,1945, “Discussed Manhattan (it is a success). Decided to tell Stalin about it. Stalin had told P.M. (Churchill) of telegram from Jap emperor asking for peace…” ... Another diary entry this from an assistant to Secretary of State James F. Byrnes by Walter Brown, the entry from August 3rd, 1945... that Byrnes, Admiral William D. Leahy and President Truman, “agrred [sic] Japas [sic] looking for peace. President afraid they will sue for peace through Russia instead of some country like Sweden.”
Manhattan Project scientist Leo Szilard recalled; “(Byrnes) was concerned about postwar Soviet Union. Russian troops had moved into Hungary and Rumania, and Byrnes thought it would be very difficult to persuade Russia to withdraw her troops, that Russia might be more manageable if impressed by US military might and a demonstration of the bomb might impress Russia.” Truman bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki knowing the Japanese government wanted to surrender...to strengthen the mighty hand of the United States of America....
Things You Can't Say in America: FDR knew about the attack on Pearl Harbor
Alexander Cockburn, June 8, 2001
...By the spring of 1945 the Japanese military had been demolished...though Japan had announced its intentions to surrender on August 10, this didn't deter U.S.1,014 plane air raid on Tokyo, blasting the city to ruins and killing thousands.... showing the implacable might of the United States, this, as much as dropping Atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was aimed at the Soviet Union...
Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not
by James Perloff 04 December 2008
U.S. commanders in Hawaii were caught by surprise. But that was not the case in Washington. Comprehensive research has shown it deliberately withheld its foreknowledge from commanders in Hawaii in the hope the "surprise" attack would catapult the U.S. into World War II. ...
Roosevelt dispatched his closest advisor, Harry Hopkins, to meet British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in January 1941. Hopkins told Churchill: "The President is determined we [the US and England] shall win the war together. Make no mistake about it. He has sent me here to tell you that at all costs and by all means he will carry you through, no matter what happens to him — there is nothing he will not do so far as he has human power." William Stevenson noted in A Man Called Intrepid that American-British military staff talks began that same month under "utmost secrecy," which, he clarified, "meant preventing disclosure to the American public."...
Much new light has been shed on Pearl Harbor through the recent work of Robert B. Stinnett, a World War II Navy veteran. Stinnett obtained numerous relevant documents through the Freedom of Information Act. In Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor (2000)... Stinnett reveals that Roosevelt's plan to provoke Japan began with a memorandum from Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. McCollum, head of the Far East desk of the Office of Naval Intelligence. The memorandum advocated eight actions predicted to lead Japan into attacking the United States. McCollum wrote: "If by these means Japan could be led to commit an overt act of war, so much the better." FDR enacted all eight of McCollum's provocative steps — and more....Secretary of War Henry Stimson 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." On November 25th, the day before the ultimatum was sent to Japan's ambassadors, Stimson wrote in his diary: "The question was how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into the position of firing the first shot...."
Digest “casus belli” search for US history of imperialist war pretexts
Sept. 11, 2001
“A New Pearl Harbor”
By John Pilger, Dec. 16, 2002, New Statesman
...The Project for the New American Century, PNAC, set up two years ago...said what America needed was “a new Pearl Harbor.”... The threat posed by US terrorism to the security of nations and individuals was outlined in prophetic detail in a document disclosed only recently. What was needed for America to dominate humanity and the world’s resources, it said, was “some catastrophic and catalysing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”. The attacks of 11 September 2001 provided the “new Pearl Harbor”, described as “the opportunity of ages”... I interviewed one of the founders, Richard Perle, when he was advising Reagan... he spoke about “total war” describing America’s “war on terror”. “No stages. This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq... this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don’t try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war... our children will sing great songs about us years from now.”...
Digest note: The above brings to mind a Charlie Rose interview last June 2014 with two leading US geostrategists Leslie Gelb & Robin Wright. They explained how US piecemeal worldwide efforts had failed and why a comprehensive new strategy was urgent in the face of growing international ‘tensions’. Within weeks ISIS, another spawn of US-made-al-qaeda, sprang up and out, terrorizing, wherever UW WW3, aka GWOT needed help.
"... Not if, but when, it comes to America, fascism will be wrapped in the American flag carrying a cross."
1994 "We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
David Rockefeller to UN Business Council, 1994
2003 General Franks, U.S. military war leader in Iraq, in Oct. 2003 pointed to ...a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world - it may be in the USA - that causes our population to question our Constitution and begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event..to muster support for the imposition of military rule in America.
General Tommy Franks calls for Repeal of US Constitution, Nov. 2003, http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/EDW311A.html
POLITICAL ISLAM IN THE SERVICE OF IMPERIALISM
By Samir Amin, http://nawaat.org/portail/2008/05/14/political-islam-in-the-service-of-i...
Political Islam is not anti-imperialist, even if its militants think otherwise. It is an invaluable imperialist ally... political Islam has always counted in its ranks the ruling classes of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Moreover, these classes were among its most active promoters from the very beginning. The local comprador bourgeoisies, the nouveaux riches, beneficiaries of current imperialist ‘development’, generously support political Islam...which renounced anti-imperialism substituted for it an “anti-Western”(almost “anti-Christian”) position, which does not form an obstacle to imperialist control over the world system... Political Islam is not the spontaneous result of authentic religious convictions...Political Islam was constructed systematically y imperialism, supported of course, by obscurantist reactionary forces and subservient comprador classes.
The history of the Muslim Brotherhood is well known. It was literally created in the 1920s by the British and the monarchy to block the path of the democratic and secular Wafd. Their mass return from Saudi refuge after Nasser’s death, organized by the CIA and Sadat, is also well known....as is the U.S. initiative to break the united front of Asian and African states at Bandung (1955) by creating an “Islamic Conference,” immediately promoted (from 1957) by Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Political Islam penetrated the region by this means...it is also well known the Israelis supported Hamas to weaken the secular Palestinian resistance....
Eurasia Rivista Geopolitical Studies
http://www.eurasia-rivista.org/u-s-strategy-in-eurasia-and-drug-producti...(with map of USNATO Command areas of responsibility)
“...the classic rule of U.S. geopolitical praxis to maintain a region considered strategic in a state of crisis...”
The following analysis offers a geopolitical perspective as a key for understanding the relationship between U.S. global strategy and the presence of North American forces in Afghanistan. U.S. penetration in the Eurasian landmass is examined with special emphasis on the Central Asian region, considered as the underbelly of Eurasia in the context of U.S. geopolitical interests....
...Considering today’s main global actors, namely the U.S., Russia, China and India and... their relations in terms of power and world geostrategy, Afghanistan constitutes, with the Caucasus and the Central Asian Republics, a large area whose destabilization offers an advantage to the U.S., at least three geopolitical and geo-strategic opportunities: a) progressive penetration in the Eurasian landmass; b) containment of Russia; c) creation of a vulnus in the Eurasian landmass.
U.S. penetration in Eurasia — U.S. encirclement of Eurasia
As stated by Henry Kissinger... the main vectors of U.S. expansion... first the control of the entire Western hemisphere (North and South America), second the race for hegemony over the Euroafroasian landmass, the Eastern hemisphere....U.S. penetration into the Eurasian landmass, starting from the European peninsula...began, in WWI... The penetration continued during WWII. In April 1945, the so-called “Liberators” occupied the Western part of Europe up to East Berlin... from this date, Washington and the Pentagon have regarded Europe, i.e. the Western side of Eurasia, a U.S. bridgehead linking it to the Eurasian landmass. The U.S. imposed a similar role to the other occupied nation, Japan, representing the Eastern insular arc of Eurasia....With the creation of certain military “tools” like NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) (1949), the security treaty among Australia, New Zealand, US (ANZUS, 1951), the Baghdad Pact, that afterwards evolved into CENTO Pact (Central Treaty Organisation, 1959), the Manila Pact – SEATO (South East Asia Treaty Organization, 1954), the military encirclement of the whole Eurasian landmass was accomplished in less than one decade.
The third step of the U.S. long march towards the heart of Eurasia, starting from its Western side, was carried out in 1956, during the Suez crisis, with the progressive removal of France and, under certain aspects, also of Great Britain as geopolitical actors in the Mediterranean Sea. On account of the “special relationship” between Tel-Aviv and Washington, the U.S. became an important player in the Near Eastern region in a time lapse shorter than 10 years. Following its new role in the Near and Middle East, the U.S. was able either to consolidate its hegemonic leadership within the Western system or to consider the Mediterranean Sea as the starting point of the long road that would eventually enable U.S. troops to reach the Central Asian region. U.S. infiltration into the vast Eurasian zone occurred also in other geopolitical sectors, particularly the South-Eastern (Korea, 1950-1953; Vietnam, 1960-1975).
In accordance with its strategy aimed at dominating the Eastern hemisphere, Washington worked also at the diplomatic level...with Kissinger and Nixon (1971-1972) the U.S. contributed to exacerbating the fracture inside the “socialist field”, China and USSR to block potential “welding” of Eurasia’s two “lungs”, China and Russia...[..]
2010 Eurasia Revista U.S. geopolitical strategic analysis
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