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Thread #148498 Message #3450281
Posted By: Don Firth
10-Dec-12 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: Pearl Harbor Day / December 7
Subject: RE: BS: Pearl Harbor Day / December 7
As to the endorsement of the "sucker punch," International Law at the time demanded that a state of war be officially declared at least 24 hours before any hostile action
On the basis of this, Japan was guilty of war crimes--violating International Law with the Pearl Harbor attack.
The Japanese "peace delegation" that was sent to Washington, D.C. just prior to the attack was essentially a "kamikazi" mission for the delegates, and a "watch the birdie" move on the part of Japan.