73 years ago, the US Navy Pacific Fleet was attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, throwing what had previously been a European war into global war, WWII. As bad as the attack was, it would have been more devastating if our carriers usually housed there had not been assigned training elsewhere.
1. Half the deaths at Pearl Harbor were on the USS Arizona, which still lies – with many of the bodies intact – underwater and has never been raised. It wasn’t decommissioned and still flies the US flag at the memorial above it.
2. Although the mix-ups and foul-ups of both our army and navy were numerous before the attack – there were several alarms which never received attention by the people in charge – once the attack began, our military on the boats, the land, and the air, and civilian employees as well, showed remarked courage and sacrifice.
3. For those lefties who like to credit Russia with the defeat of Nazism and winning WWII, I’d remind you that Russia did not fight a WWII battle against Russia until she had been defeated by the US and surrendered. Russia then fought Japan in Asia for a full week. Why? To strengthen it’s hand at the post-war negotiating table of the Allies.
4. Hindsight is 20/20 but it’s also sometimes a lie. Current critics of our eventual use of the nuclear bomb blithely assume the bombings were our revenge for the December 7, 1941 attack but they’re wrong. Multiple declassified documents show the US intended to invade Japan in order to end the war. It was the savage, all-out, no-surrender Japanese defense of Okinawa and the evidence of the post-Okinawa Japanese government conducting training in all segments of their nation, including the elderly, children and the elderly, to fight the expected American invaders to the death that convinced the military and President Truman that an invasion would be devastating to American and Japanese lives.
The left is never happy unless they’re denigrating America and American culture. A big part of that is denigrating our military..http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/12/on-pearl-harbor-day-boston-globe-says-us-should-hero-worship-community-organizers-not-gis/
Below, Pearl Harbor survivors at a ceremony today at the USS Arizona memorial.