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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

What are the similarities between the Pearl Harbor attacks of 1941 and 9/11 attacks from 2001?

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  • 2 months ago

    They were both a dastardly attack on American soil causing thousands of American casualties.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    9/11 was directly caused by US involvement in the middle east, specifically we trained and armed a group of radical extremists in our attempts to secure oil.

    Pearl Harbor was a mistake, on behalf of the Japanese, because America KNEW what was going on in the world and ignoring it. We KNEW about the concentration camps but we didn't care. But give us a pin prick and we decided to bomb them back to the stone age.

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    2 months ago

    In both cases USA were complacently ignoring what was happening to the rest of the world. WW2 in1941 and world wide terrorism ( much of it US funded), in 1991.

    In both cases, they had to be shocked into action.

  • 2 months ago

    One huge difference- in 1941, much of the world was engaged in war. Germany was trying to take over Europe and Japan was trying to take over Southeast Asia. Roosevelt and others in the US wanted to jump into the war, but the American public wouldn't go along with it. After Pearl Harbor, people were so horrified by the attack on US land that they supported having our military enter the war- both in Europe and the Pacific. You can say that Roosevelt used the event do what he had been gearing up to do all along. 

    I just read recently that the delayed transition between the Clinton White House and the GW Bush White House, delayed by the contested election results, was one of the reasons we were not prepared for 9/11. That's scary in light of hte obstacles the TRump administration is putting up to refuse to give Biden necessary information. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    9/11 was Unexpected

    Dec 7 1941 FDR knew on the 29 November

    Yes he did Know Clue in 2012 the Winds execute File was released in Australia believed to be the Only Complete File on Pearl harbor the same day MI6 asked the Australian Government to reclassify it for another 70 years who does it Protect only FDRThe Navy has traditionally followed the rule that, when international relations are critical, the fleet puts to sea. That is exactly what Admiral Kimmel did. Aware that U.S.-Japanese relations were deteriorating, he sent 46 warships safely into the North Pacific in late November 1941 — without notifying Washington. He even ordered the fleet to conduct a mock air raid on Pearl Harbor, clairvoyantly selecting the same launch site Admiral Yamamoto chose two weeks later.When the White House learned of Kimmel's move it countermanded his orders and ordered all ships returned to dock, using the dubious excuse that Kimmel's action might provoke the Japanese. Washington knew that if the two fleets met at sea, and engaged each other, there might be questions about who fired the first shot.Kimmel did not give up, however. With the exercise canceled, his carrier chief, Vice Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, issued plans for a 25-ship task force to guard against an "enemy air and submarine attack" on Pearl Harbor. The plan never went into effect. On November 26th, Admiral Stark, Washington's Chief of Naval Operations, ordered Halsey to use his carriers to transport fighter planes to Wake and Midway islands — further depleting Pearl Harbor's air defenses.the Final StrawOn 29 November, US Secretary of State Cordell Hull (Hull, Cordell) showed a reporter from The New York Times a message saying that Pearl Harbor was going to be attacked on 7 December. As the attack approached, the American government received information from numerous sources that 7 December would be the day. On 1 December, Naval Intelligence in San Francisco worked out from news reports and signals picked up by shipping companies that the Japanese fleet that had disappeared from home waters was then to the west of Hawaii. Those who believe that Roosevelt knew about the attack all along maintain that a number of other reports say that the Japanese would strike at Pearl Harbor, but they have yet to be declassified.Nave and Rusbridger."...on 26 November 1941, Churchill's private secretary Anthony Bevir sent by hand to the American Embassy their second message for the day, to be transmitted to Roosevelt accompanied by a note: "I enclose a telegram from the Former Naval Person to the President for dispatch as soon as possible. I am so sorry to trouble you at this hour."Of all Churchill's voluminous correspondence with Roosevelt during World War II, this is the one message that cannot be read, since the file containing it is withheld from the Public record office in London for the next seventy years. According to Britain's Foreign Secretary, to release it would harm national security."U.S.Army Inquiry proceedings into Pearl Harbor, July - October 1944........"On 26 November there was received specific evidence of the Japanese intention to wage offensive war against Great Britain and the United States"But no details of what this "specific evidence" consisted of were placed before the inquiry.Page 141, paragraph7,.............and................ 142 paragraph1.U.S.Navy Inquiry into Pearl Harbor, July to October, 1944.Admiral Kimmel: "Do you recall whether on or about 26 November you received information from the office of naval intelligence that gave specific evidence of Japan's intention to wage offensive war against Britain and America?"Admiral Stark refused to answer saying:" It would involve disclosure of information detrimental to the public interest."all the above if from Official US Military archives made avaliable under Freedom of Information

  • 2 months ago

    The similarity is that Dick Cheney said the US needed a Pearl Harbour type attack to gain sympathy before invading the Middle East, so the Bush government put 9/11 together with a bit of help from Israel and Saudi Arabia. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Both were done by cowards.  Both resulted in high body counts for the attacking cowards and their countries.  Both resulted in a lot of new weapons being designed very quickly.  Neither had the desired effect.  Both led to unconstitutional growth of the federal government.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Both came with a warning beforehand and nothing was done to stop the attacks from happening. 

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