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What Are The Implications Of:

Sat Aug 31, 2002 6:22 am

I am not from the US, and am only familiar with the general details of he Pearl Harbour attack, can someone who might know some details help me clear up what are the implications if indeed it is proven that the US shot first.

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RE: What Are The Implications Of:

Sat Aug 31, 2002 6:32 am

I'm not an American either, but I know a fari amount about history(particularly military) and lived in NY for a long time so I don't think all too big. It will give historians much to debate about but if you're talking political repercussions or anything along those lines, perosnally I think nothing serious will come of it.
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RE: What Are The Implications Of:

Sat Aug 31, 2002 6:37 am

There are no implications to this. It was well known before this article, the only new thing is that they have actually found the sub in question. Last year during December there were a few programs on the Discovery channel about finding the lost Japanese 'mini subs', I believe they found a few, but the sunk one still alluded them.
 
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RE: What Are The Implications Of:

Sat Aug 31, 2002 7:34 am

The US shot first? That kind of implies wrongdoing....

In any case, it'd be like having an armed intruder in your children's room and decating the implications of guilt if you shot first.

Is the anti-US sentiment so rampant that now we caused Pearl Harbor too?


 
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RE: What Are The Implications Of:

Sat Aug 31, 2002 1:48 pm

The sinking of the midget subs came well after the aircraft had left the carriers.

One misconception that seems to be rampant is that the Japanese attack was akin to the terrorist attack last year, or vice versa. It was not. The Japanese attacked a military base and several pilots died avoiding crashing tha aircraft into civilian areas of Honolulu. Misguided indeed as they learned quickly. Evil? No. There were things done by certain Japanese during the war that were evil, horrid and unforgivable, Pearl Harbor was not one of them.

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