Attack on Pearl Harbor
This has to be the most famous of all Conspiracy Theories. Did the ‘powers that be’ allow the Japanese to attack and utterly destroy the American fleet based in Hawaii?
Let’s review the History first (according to Wikipedia):
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, led to the United States’ entry into World War II. The Japanese military leadership referred to the attack as the Hawaii Operation and Operation AI, and as Operation Z during its planning.
Japan intended the attack as a preventive action to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions they 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 (18:18 UTC). The base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese aircraft (including fighters, level and dive bombers, and torpedo bombers) in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but the USS Arizona 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. One hundred eighty-eight U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, dry dock, 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 surprise 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, and several days later, on December 11, Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S. The U.S. responded with a declaration of war against Germany and Italy. Domestic support for non-interventionism, which had been fading since the Fall of France in 1940, disappeared.
There were numerous historical precedents for unannounced military action by Japan, but 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 later judged in the Tokyo Trials to be a war crime.
Sun — 15° Sagittarius 16′
Moon — 28° Cancer 15′
Mercury — 7° Sagittarius 24′
Venus — 1° Aquarius 37′
Mars — 15° Aries 33′
Jupiter — 16° Gemini 31′
Saturn — 23° Taurus 30′
Uranus — 27° Taurus 39′
Neptune — 29° Virgo 42′
Pluto — 5° Leo 35′
North Node — 18° Virgo 3′
Ascendant — 2° Capricorn 47′
Midheaven — 13° Libra 56′
2nd House — 5° Aquarius 18′
3rd House — 10° Pisces 17′
5th House — 13° Taurus 9′
6th House — 8° Gemini 33′
Japan is ruled by Libra, so the significant planet is Venus. Venus is in Aquarius in the 1st House (personality). This shows that the action is definitely under that country’s control. Opposed to Venus is a deadly combination of Pluto (stealth) in the 8th House (death) and the Moon (emotions) in the 7h House (relationships/open enemies).
The USA is ruled by Gemini, so its planet is Mercury. Mercury is in Sagittarius (conjunct the Sun) and in the 11th House (groups and associations). Mercury is opposed by Jupiter (justice) in the 6th House (health) and Uranus (sudden action) in the 5th House (home). You couldn’t write a better script.
(For those that are interested: Russia is ruled by Aquarius, therefore Jupiter is its planet; both Germany and Britain are ruled by Aries, so their planet is Mars.)
The only thing that the Japanese didn’t realize was that the conjunction between the Sun and Mercury would help predict that the USA would win this war and that Japan would be defeated.
The Timing of the Attack
Can you imagine what it must have been like to see the symbol of the Rising Sun on aircraft coming in wave after wave to bomb the Pacific Fleet into oblivion?
Dawn raids are nothing new, but the rising sun coming from the West is novel. Did they consult an astrologer? I doubt it.
But the interesting thing for me is the fact that Mars is in the nadir of the chart, which implies that the war was not the reason for the attack: it was Japan’s self-preservation instinct (Libra Midheaven). It is a shame how it all turned out for them. Let us hope that they don’t have to suffer from such a defeat again.
Did Roosevelt want this to happen? You decide…