The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Essay

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The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy In the early morning of December 7, 1941 the bombing of Pearl Harbor took place. There was a total of 2,403 Americans killed and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt knew of the attack and did nothing to stop it. He permitted Japan to carry on the attack. There is proof that the president knew of the attack months before it actually took place. He is directly responsible for the lives lost. The U.S. was warned by, at least, the governments of Australia, Korea, Britain, Netherlands, and the Soviet Union that a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was coming. The attack was not only expected but it was welcomed! FDR deliberately mislead the country about his intentions to stay…show more content…
December 7, just before 6:00 A.M., 183 planes had lifted from the decks of six carriers and were shaping their triangular formations for the first attack wave. Fifty-one dive-bombers made up the high squadron, with forty-nine level bombers below, and forty torpedo planes below them. The second attack wave had been launched about an hour later, about 350 aircrafts. For more than an hour, bombs and bullets pelted down on the unmaneuverable American battleships. The thump of exploding torpedoes, the shriek of the bombs, the spit of bullets, the licking flames and oily black smoke over Battleship Row, where the Arizona exploded and the Oklahoma lay belly up. Bleeding, mangled, charred, the wounded cried out in agony. Corpses floated in the harbor and came to rest nose down in the sand. When the last Japanese plane soared off, eighteen U.S. naval vessels including eight battleships had been sunk or heavily damaged. More than 180 aircrafts were destroyed, and another 120 crippled. 2,403 men were dead- 1,103 of them entombed in the battleship 'Arizona', which sank almost instantaneously when a bomb exploded. Another 1,178 men were wounded (Lord). President FDR always had a style of accommodating to himself. It was his way or no way! Everything had to be to his advantage and he didn't care who he hurt in the process. He was a master manipulator and
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