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Thread #148498   Message #3450336
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
10-Dec-12 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Pearl Harbor Day / December 7
Subject: RE: BS: Pearl Harbor Day / December 7
Reportedly the Japanese had prepared a declaration of war, to be sent at literally the last moment, but a technical screw-up prevented it from being sent until after the attack.

The "negotiators" were apparently kept in the dark.

Tokyo hadn't bothered with a declaration of war on Russia in 1904.

Part (but only part) of the FDR fantasy came from refusal to believe that "near-sighted little Japs" could have pulled off so daring an attack without plenty of help from somebody white.