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The McCollum Memo:The Smoking Gun of Pearl Harbor

On October 7, 1940, Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum of the Office of Naval Intelligence submitted a memo to Navy Captains Walter Anderson and Dudley Knox (whose endorsement is included in the following scans). Captains Anderson and Knox were two of President Roosevelt's most trusted military advisors.

The memo, scanned below, detailed an 8 step plan to provoke Japan into attacking the United States. President Roosevelt, over the course of 1941, implemented all 8 of the recommendations contained in the McCollum memo. Following the eighth provocation, Japan attacked. The public was told that it was a complete surprise, an "intelligence failure", and America entered World War Two.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am already being bombarded by emails form the "useful idiots" justifying the nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the basis of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. However, just as the nuclear bombs did not end the war (Japan was already trying to surrender) Pearl Harbor did not start it.

The tide of war had already turned against the Germans on the eastern front, and Roosevelt was eager to get the US into the war to share in the coming plunder. Britain's Churchill was desperate for open US involvement, but Roosevelt demanded a heavy price; that Britain surrender the Pound's position as the global trade and banking currency and allow the dollar to take over. Churchill held out for as long as he could, but finally capitulated. That left only one obstacle for Roosevelt; the American people, for whom the horrors of WW1 were still a fresh memory. Roosevelt needed to start a war but make it look like the US was attacked. Germany refused to provide such a provocation, but the door opened for Roosevelt when Japan signed the Axis agreement. During 1941, Roosevelt followed the 8-step plan crafted by ONI Lt. Cmdr Arthur H. McCollum to goad Japan into an attack, then pretended it was an unprovoked surprise attack in his Day of Infamy speech.