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Pearl Harbor: Official Lies in an American War Tragedy?
Wednesday, May 24, 2000

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Robert B. StinnettRobert B. Stinnett
Former Journalist, Oakland Tribune and BBC. Author of the books, George Bush: His World War II Years and Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor.

The great question of Pearl Harbor—what did U.S. government officials know and when did they know it?—has been argued for years. After decades of Freedom of Information Act requests, Robert Stinnett was finally able to examine the long-hidden evidence, shattering every shibboleth of Pearl Harbor. He finds that not only was the attack expected, it was deliberately provoked through an eight-step program devised by the Navy for President Franklin Roosevelt. Could Pearl Harbor have neither been an “accident” nor a mere “failure” of U.S. intelligence nor a “brilliant” Japanese military coup? Could the tragedy at Pearl Harbor have been a carefully orchestrated design, initiated at the highest government levels in order to galvanize a peace-loving American public to go to war? Robert Stinnett will discuss this startling issue in detail.

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