This week marks 75 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. It was a “day of infamy” said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. However a posthumously published book by President Herbert Hoover suggests that a degree of infamy deserves to be attached to FDR himself, whose administration knew an attack was imminent and yet failed to warn those based at Pearl Harbor.
Thus reads the (amended) description for my latest video, “Pearl Harbor Reconsidered”, published to YouTube on December 4, 2016. The clip, which clocks in at 6 minutes and 41 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
Subsequent to the “surprise” attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) delivered his “Infamy Speech” to a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941.  President Roosevelt pretended to be shocked – Shocked! – by what Japan had done.
However during this same time former-President Herbert Hoover had begun quietly working on his magnum opus, Freedom Betrayed. For years Hoover labored on the manuscript and it was finally completed around the time he died, in 1964. For some reason, Hoover’s heirs decided not to publish the book and it was placed in storage. Freedom Betrayed was finally published in 2011.
Within Hoover’s magnum opus is found information of a disturbing nature, including that the “shocked” FDR had actually been aware of an imminent Japanese attack and had failed to warn the U.S. military forces at Pearl Harbor!
From intercepted Japanese dispatches the Roosevelt Administration knew that an attack was coming upon some Allied country. 
General Albert C. Wedemeyer later wrote, in his book, Wedemeyer Reports!, “When, on December 6, our intercepts told us that the Japanese were going to strike somewhere the very next day… the President of the United States… could have gone on the radio and broadcast to the wide world that he had irrefutable evidence of an immediate Japanese intention to strike. This would have alerted everybody from Singapore to Pearl Harbor.” 
The American people were not satisfied by the official explanation of what happened at Pearl Harbor. Various inquiries occurred. The most important of these was the Congressional Pearl Harbor investigation which pursued its inquiry from November 1945 to May 1946. Although its majority report found no conspiracy and cover-up, its minority report offered a contrary opinion. The majority party had denied permission to the minority party to search through files and other records held by the majority party. Rightly or wrongly it was inferred from this that there was a deliberate design to block the search for the truth. Subsequently it developed that several records were missing and most inadequate explanations were supplied. Army and Navy information which indicated growing imminence of war had been delivered to the highest authorities. In the diplomatic documents, exhibits, and testimony there was a wealth of evidence which shows tactics of maneuvering the Japanese into “the position of firing the first shot”. 
This week marks 75 years since the Day of Infamy. Another Day of Infamy occurred on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”). A “new Pearl Harbor” was needed, had decided the Project for the New American Century. 
——- Sources ——-
 “Infamy Speech”, Wikipedia, December 4, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infamy_Speech
 Freedom Betrayed, by Herbert Hoover. Stanford University: Hoover Institution Press, 2011. Chapter 42.
 “The New Pearl Harbor”, Wikipedia, December 4, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Pearl_Harbor