Musashi Mix Inq


Posted on December 6, 2010

Infamy, ©MMX

It’s all about timing:

The attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the greatest misunderstandings in the history of warfare. The Imperial Navy’s “sneak attack” sent a message to the American people that would ultimately lead to Japan’s downfall:

[An Imperial Admiral] summed up the Japanese result by saying, “We won a great tactical victory at Pearl Harbor and thereby lost the war.” [wiki—>]

Operation Z was a discretely choreographed preventive attack meant to limit America’s influence in the Pacific as Japan continued its expansion to take over Asia. The morning of December 7th, a teletype was sent to the Japanese Consulate in District of Columbia. Admiral Yamamoto‘s intent was for the message to be sent 30 minutes before the attack. However, the work to cypher, transmit, transcribe and decipher took too long and did not arrive in full until after the bombs had already fallen on Hawaii.

“We, the Empire of Japan, declare war on the United States!”

“We know—” click



kanji read: sengoku no jidai: warring states period

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