Everything that the Japanese were planning to do was known to the United States.
President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders. FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe. It was his backdoor to war.Write comment (1 Comment)
At the end of the First World War, Germany was essentially tricked [see Paul Johnson A History of the Modern World (1983) p24 and H Nicholson Peacemaking 1919 (1933) pp13-16] into paying massive reparations to France and other economic competitors and former belligerent countries in terms of the so-called Treaty of Versailles, thanks to the liberal American President Woodrow Wilson. Germany was declared to be solely responsible for the war, in spite of the fact that 'Germany did not plot a European war, did not want one, and made genuine efforts, though too belated, to avert one.' (Professor Sydney B Fay The Origins of the World War (vol. 2 p 552)).Write comment (0 Comments)
More than 20-years ago, JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in one of the most publicized homicide cases of the late 20th century. But even though the case was all over the news and included teams of investigators, no one has been able to solve the crime. But now, with the help of modern technology and forensics equipment, the decades-old evidence is being reexamined through a new lens.Write comment (0 Comments)
There are a lot of ways to kill a few hours on the Internet. One is through idle curiosity about the makings of celebrity, and whether famous people are truly who they seem. There’s a whole industry built on that relatively innocuous interest, from TMZ to Perez Hilton to venerable Us Weekly. But if you really want to venture into the stranger depths of the Web, you have to ask questions that probe more deeply. Like, say, whether an international pop superstar is in fact a dead child whose murder remains unsolved today.Write comment (0 Comments)
A&E kicked off what Rolling Stone calls "television's most anticipated true-crime event of the season" with its documentary re-examining JonBenet Ramsey's murder as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches. One new bit was a never-before-seen police interview with brother Burke from 1998, two years after the killing.Write comment (0 Comments)