We remember December 7th for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor -- a date that has lived in infamy, just as President Franklin Roosevelt predicted on announcing the Japanese air assault on U.S. forces in 1941.
Some 2,400 U.S. servicemen lost their lives in the attack, which triggered the official entry of the U.S. into World War II.
However, key culprits -- without whom it is unlikely that the attack would have taken place -- continue to evade our judgment, having failed to enter our bank of common knowledge that informs our understanding of this attack and other, similarly cataclysmic events, as discussed in American Betrayal.
Thus, we continue to recall the infamy of the air attack on our forces, but never take note of the essential preparations for it, as executed by Stalin's agents, secret soldiers in the USSR's unceasing intelligence war against our nation which preceded, paralleled and followed World War II -- also discussed in American Betrayal.
Evidence reveals that as part of a wider war strategy, the Kremlin sponsored a complex influence operation centered around Soviet agents Richard Sorge in Tokyo and Harry Dexter White in Washington, D.C. Stalin's goal was to manuever Japan away from war with the U.S.S.R. Every December 7th, we unknowingly mark his stunning success.
The evident penetration of the Roosevelt administration by agents of international Communism loyal to Moscow should live on in the same infamy as the Japanese military attack on Pearl Harbor itself.
But it doesn't.
What reason -- or, rather, what good reason -- is there for continued silence and obfuscation?
Why, exposure would overturn the "accepted" narrative -- and overturning the "accepted" narrative is a bad thing. Before you know it, FDR would be off of his pedestal, and Joseph McCarthy and the rest of those awful Red-Hunters would be sprung from history's dungeon ....
And that's a bad thing for whom? Who would suffer if -- when -- the extent to which the American institutions, America's character, were subverted by secret armies of Communist agents and their acolytes (fellow travellers) becomes common knowledge? Not a single anti-Communist, that's for sure.
Next year is the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor -- high time to do everything possible to bring these and more facts to light.
For more on Soviet influence operations, see American Betrayal; see also Stalin's Secret Agents by M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein; The Venona Secrets by Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel; Operation Snow by John Koster; The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy by John Dietrich.
For further exploration of Stalin's role in fomenting World War II, see The Chief Culprit by Victor Suvorov, and Stalin's War by Ernst Topitsch.