Like President Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt told the American people, "Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars." As Wilson had done in his era, Roosevelt was lying.
In his massively researched survey of the Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) history and deeds, author James Perloff documents the steps taken by Roosevelt and his coterie of internationalist advisors from the CFR and elsewhere to goad Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor, and to be sure that Germany declared war on the United States. [James Perloff, The Shadows of Power, Appleton, Wi: Western Islands 1988.]
The goal of Roosevelt and his team was similar to what Wilson and House had sought two decades earlier.
Push America into war and then induce the people to want and even clamor for world government. On July 10, 1941 five months before the U.S. entered the war, Roosevelt sent 80,000 American troops to Iceland to support the British forces stationed there. Because England and Germany were already at war, this move was widely viewed as our entry into the conflict through the back door.
The president and General George Marshall deliberately kept the information about the impending attack on Pearl Harbor from the military commanders in Hawaii.
Admiral E. Kimmel and Lieutenant General Walter Short was to become the scapegoats, and were blamed for failing to ward off the attack. Both were demoted in rank after the raid. On Oct. 30, 2000, Congressional findings showed that both Kimmel and Short were denied crucial military intelligence. President Bill Clinton (CFR) deferred to the Pentagon and refused to posthumously restore the two men to their 1941 ranks.
Germany had made an error. On September 27, 1940, she had signed a pact with Japan and Italy to a mutual assisstance pact. [The tripartite Pact.] Ten days later, Commander Arthur McCollum saw an opportunity to counter the U.S. anti-war movement by provoking Japan into a state of war with the U.S. and triggering the provisions of the Tripartite Pact.
Memorialized in a secret memo dated Oct. 7, 1940, McCollums proposal called for eight provocations aimed at Japan. President Roosevelt acted swiftly, and throughout 1941 implemented seven of the suggested provocations.
The Japanese codes had been broken by both the United States and Great Britain.
At least 1,000 Japanese radio messages a day were being intercepted by monitoring stations operated by the U.S. and her allies, and the message contents were summarized for the White House. The intercept summmaries from station CAST on Corregidor Island were current - contrary to the assertions of some who claimed that the messages were not decoded and translated until years later - and they were clear; Pearl Harbor would be attacked on December 7, 1941, by Japanese forces advancing through the Central and North Pacific Oceans.
This war was to cost the American people 408,306 dead soldiers and 670,846 wounded at a cost of 360 billion dollars. This was the second try for the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation of New York, the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace, along with the aid of the and many in high places in our State Department and the CFR. to "alter the life" of the nation to make the American people "want and even clamor for a world government." There would be more.