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Re: More history (on meaning of Pearl Harbor) [OT]
From: Andrew Brown <twofsonet () graffiti com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 22:40:04 -0400


Question 1: "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant, and 
fill him with a terrible resolve." Who said that and in what circumstance? 
(Difficulty 6).
Answer 1: Japanese Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku, commenting on the aftermath 
of the attack on Pearl Harbor (1941). Probably no truer words were ever 
spoken. The sneak attack that decimated the Pacific Fleet also unified the 
American people like no other single event in its history. From that point 
forward, the fascist powers were doomed.
Source: Pearl Harbor, a Life Magazine Collector's Edition

If whoever bothered to invent that pseudo-quotation bothered to learn
hitory of WWII, he'd know that most military action had seen no American
involvement at all.  The widely regarded as the turning point of WWII was
Stalingrad battle, after which Red Army began the advancement on all
fronts.

if we restrict that particular comment made by a japanese admiral,
regarding the attack on on pearl harbor and the effect it had on the
us/japan portion of ww2, to the theater in which it applies (the
us/japan portion of ww2), then it's not really a pseudo-quotation.

i doubt very much that the japanese admiral was thinking that now that
the us had become interested in participating in ww2, the us would end
the war.  i imagine he was just considering the effects the us would
have on japan.

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