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Pearl Harbor vs 2nd Ammendment

for years and years i couldn't figure out why the Japanese didn't invade the mainland of the U.S. after attacking Pearl Harbor. then i heard a rumor saying the Admiral Yamamoto had spent sometime here learning stuff about being in the Navy. Admiral Yamamoto didn't order/recommend an attack on the mainland cuz he knew that a good percentage of Americans at that time were armed. any truth to this??

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We were just discussing this very topic down in "What do you guys/gals think" ? this fact is true.

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I've heard that before too. Yamamoto was at least partially educated in the States. He wasn't an idiot. If I remember right, he wasn't even crazy about the idea of the Pearl Harbor attack. He still planned it when the time came though.

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I've heard that before too. Yamamoto was at least partially educated in the States. He wasn't an idiot. If I remember right, he wasn't even crazy about the idea of the Pearl Harbor attack. He still planned it when the time came though.
I think you are right about him not being real crazy about it, I am pretty sure he had a good idea what the long term outcome was going to be.
He was likely stuck between a rock and a hard place.


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I think you are right about him not being real crazy about it, I am pretty sure he had a good idea what the long term outcome was going to be.
He was likely stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Yeah. I think that is what I learned on the History Channel or something. He said he was afraid that they had woke a sleeping giant after the attack. Or something along those lines.

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Yeah. I think that is what I learned on the History Channel or something. He said he was afraid that they had woke a sleeping giant after the attack. Or something along those lines.
He was afraid he would "awaken the sleeping giant and fill it with a terrible resolve." Unfortunately, he was right.

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the sad thing is that if it happened now we'd be screwed.....

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I dont think a fleet would get anywhere near that close.


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the sad thing is that if it happened now we'd be screwed.....
How so? Just because the liberals are stopping new guns doesn't mean the millions of Americans that already own guns couldn't put up a fight. I've got enough guns by myself to take out a company of Taliban, Al Qaeda, Insurgents, N. Koreans....

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Well all that could be true. But the main story is that the U.S. cut off its oil supply to Japan a few months before the attack. The U.S. didnt like what Japan was doing and the Pacific was becoming unstable so the U.S. cut off supply. So without their supply and a desire to form a massive pacific empire the Japanese saw pearl harbor as a dagger held up against their throat. Pearl Harbor was the U.S.'s largest pacific Navy base and it was a ready threat to Japan.
So, with their backs against the wall, Japan had to attack Pearl harbor if they wanted to keep the Pacific conquest alive.

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