Friday, December 7, 2007

Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941

Today is Pearl Harbor Day, the day Japanese staged and executed an early morning surprise submarine and air strike against our Pacific fleet docked in Hawaii. After the attack 2,350 American civilians and soldiers were killed with another 1,178 injured. Twentyone U.S. ships were damaged with the U.S. Arizona blown apart.

Franklin Delano Rosevelt called December 7, 1941 a "a day that will live in infamy" and so it has as today I remember in my blog the living and deceased heroes of that horrible and tradgic day. May we all take pause and a moment of silence for all those lives lost not only in Hawaii but throughout Europe in WW2.

This day should also be scrutinized, as to the actions of FDR because many are of the opinion that Pearl Harbor was no surprise at all. There have been long standing assertions that the only surprise was that our military was completely and utterly unprepared. All the warnings were there, the video shared below is an excerpt from the History Channel and should give us all anough proof that Americans need to continue to remain distrusting of the motivations of our leaders who often do not respect the lives of the people they represent.

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