Day of InfamyDecember 7, 1941
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The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.
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The attack on Pearl Harbor, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, the Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and Operation Z during planning, was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.
Japan intended the attack as a preventive action to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan planned in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. Over the next seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines, Guam and Wake Island and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
The attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time. The base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but the USS Arizona (BB-39) were later raised, and six were returned to service and went on to fight in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 64 servicemen killed. One Japanese sailor, Kazuo Sakamaki, was captured.
The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and led directly to the American entry into World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters. The following day, December 8, the United States declared war on Japan. Domestic support for non-interventionism, which had been fading since the Fall of France in 1940, disappeared. Clandestine support of the United Kingdom (e.g., the Neutrality Patrol) was replaced by active alliance. Subsequent operations by the U.S. prompted Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy to declare war on the U.S. on December 11, which was reciprocated by the U.S. the same day.
There were numerous historical precedents for unannounced military action by Japan. However, the lack of any formal warning, particularly while negotiations were still apparently ongoing, led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy". Because the attack happened without a declaration of war and without explicit warning, the attack on Pearl Harbor was judged by the Tokyo Trials to be a war crime.
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Stories from my friend Leslie
Sunday, at lunch, Leslie told me two interesting stories having to do with her family and spirits. She does not believe in mediumship preferring physical proof ... so here we go ...
Two years ago, Leslie discussed getting a chocolate lab with her husband who didn't think it was a good idea as they already had a black lab. The next morning - on the anniversary of her mother's passing - Leslie woke to the sound of a dog barking at her front door. She opened the door and there are sat a chocolate lab with no collar. The dog turned out to be neither lost, stolen, nor sick ... so she kept it.
Six years ago, her father-in-law died. On the anniversary of his death, the TV suddenly came on to the ESPN channel. Surprised, she shut the TV and walked into another room. A few minutes later, the TV came on again to the same channel. As her father-in-law's initials were ES she took it as a sign from him that he is OK. I also pointed out that ESP means extrasensory perception.
Physical manifestations can be explained by physics and/or metaphysics. Interpretation of events can vary as one seeks answers in both ways. Telekinesis is often key to physical manifestation whether the person creating it is consciously aware or not. It's all about emotional connections, consciousness grids, and the manipulation of space and time.
Some of my more interesting readings involve physical manifestations that connect a spirit and client. These follow the five physical senses and higher consciousness.
Sight: Seeing is believing ... Unusual movement of objects, Something that manifests in front of me and my client, Spirits in other forms such as birds and butterflies and their behavior during the reading, other ...
Sounds: Physically in the room or later heard on the audio recording of the reading
Smell - Fragrances: food, perfume or cologne, cigarette smoke, etc.
Touch: The feeling of a spirit touching you in the room. Animal spirits often walk by and brush against my legs, tickle sensation on the hand, etc.
Taste: Experiencing the taste of something associated with the spirit.
Higher consciousness: sensing that the spirit is standing beside you which creates an emotional reaction affecting in your body such as tears, a feeling of either heat or cold, other.