Japan Tried To Surrender
After Midway Defeat

By J Bruce Campbell

Dear Gary,
Your essay reveals that the Japanese were attempting to surrender before the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were dropped on unsuspecting civilians.  However ... it was much worse than that.
The US Strategic Bombing Survey reveals that the Japanese began peace feelers shortly after their defeat at Midway in April, '42.  The Japanese figured they had 16 months from Pearl Harbor to beat the US, without one setback.  Midway was the setback that guaranteed their eventual surrender. 
George Marshall, Roosevelt's army chief of staff, would not hear of any peace attempts.  As we now can see, the whole purpose of Pearl Harbor, from the Roosevelt POV, was to get us into a war with Germany.  A secondary purpose was to install Mao Tse-tung in China, which demanded the annihilation of the Japanese and the selling out of Chiang Kai-shek.  We can see now the idea behind the Communization of China - the transfer of US jobs to Chinese slavers.
Peace feelers continued through '42, '43 and '44, when the blood was really flowing in the Pacific.  They tried through the Soviets, the British and the Siamese.  Marshall would not consider anything but Unconditional Surrender, knowing the Japanese would not give up Hirohito to the hangman, which didn't happen anyway.  But this was always threatened, deliberately driving the Japanese to desperate acts to protect their god-leader.  All well understood by the psychiatrists in FDR's gang.  Even after Okinawa, Marshall said the desperate attempts at surrender were "premature."  Going through the list of terrible battles in the Pacific while the Japanese were frantically attempting to end the war is mind-numbing.
Marshall was taking his orders from Harry Hopkins, who has been revealed as Stalin's most important agent in the US.  Stalin never declared war on the Japanese and wanted the fighting to continue so that he could occupy Manchuria when he was ready, and when the Japanese were no longer able to resist.  He didn't declare war on Japan until the Hiroshima bomb was dropped.  Marshall still wouldn't accept surrender until the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.  The anticipated effects of atom bombing were too interesting to forego.
Meanwhile, Hopkins had arranged for the transfer of the atom bomb plans and an entire bomb-manufacturing industry from Oak Ridge to Moscow via the airlift command at Great Falls, Montana (see Major George Racey Jordan's Diaries). 
There has to be greater understanding of the reasons behind the military partnership between the US and the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945, when the New World Order was established.  Soviet Communism was saved and then spread around the world, and this was the main purpose of FDR, which was why he desperately needed the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor, because Hitler would not fall for his provocations in the Atlantic, as the Japanese did in the Pacific.  But few Americans understand how revolting and outrageous were FDR's provocations against the Japanese, which reached a crescendo in his attempts to get them to attack.  He and his psychiatrists knew that this was the only way Americans could be tricked into supporting another world war in twenty years.
This is exactly what the Zionists behind Bush did when they came up with their "Project for a New American Century," in which they wrote that the American people would not support their aggression against Islam without a second Pearl Harbor.  It is clear that they engineered the WTC attack, just as their uncles engineered the Hawaiian attack.  Only the modern guys actually did the WTC because they couldn't take any chances on their stooges blowing it, as they did in '93.
George Marshall forced Mao Tse-tung on the Chinese in 1949.  He gave Ho Chi Minh the northern half of Indochina in1945. Millions of Chinese and Vietnamese and thousands of Americans perished as a result.  But this was exactly what our government wanted, just as the carnage in the Middle East is exactly what is wanted now.
How low will we go?
--J B Campbell
Whitewashing Hiroshima - The Uncritical
Glorification Of American Militarism
By Gary G. Kohls
Back in 1995, the Smithsonian Institute was preparing an honest but aggressive display dealing with the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Amid much right-wing reactionary wrangling, from various ultrapatriotic veterans groups all the way up to the Newt Gingrich/GOP-dominated Congress, the Smithsonian was forced to eliminate that painful but historically important part of the story ­ the Japanese civilian perspective. So again we had another example of powerful politically conservative groups influencing public policy ­ and messing with history because they didn't have the courage to face up to unpleasant historical truths.
The historians did have a gun to their heads, of course, but in the mêlée, the media and therefore the public ignored a vital historical point. And that is this: The war would have ended soon without the atomic bombs, and thus there wouldn't have been a bloody American invasion of Japan. American intelligence, with the full knowledge of President Truman, was fully aware of Japan's desperate search for ways to honorably surrender weeks before the order was given for the Holocaust that was Hiroshima.
American intelligence data, revealed in the 1980s, shows that a large-scale US invasion (planned for no sooner than November 1, 1945) would have been unnecessary. Japan was working on peace negotiations with the Allies through its Moscow ambassador in July of 1945. Truman knew of these developments, the US having broken the Japanese code years earlier, and all of Japan's military and diplomatic messages were being intercepted. On July 13, 1945, Foreign Minister Togo said: "Unconditional surrender (giving up all sovereignty) is the only obstacle to peace." Truman knew this, and the war could have ended by simply conceding a post-war figurehead position for the emperor ­ a leader regarded as a deity in Japan. That concession was refused by the US, the Japanese continued negotiating for peace, and the bombs were dropped. And after the war, the emperor remained in place. So what were the real reasons for 1) the refusal to accept Japan's offer of surrender and 2) the decision to proceed with the bombings?
Shortly after WWII, military analyst Hanson Baldwin wrote: "The Japanese, in a military sense, were in a hopeless strategic situation by the time the Potsdam demand for unconditional surrender was made on July 26, 1945." Admiral William Leahy, top military aide to President Truman, said in his war memoirs, I Was There: "It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. My own feeling is that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages." And General Dwight Eisenhower agreed.
Truman proceeded with the plans to use the bombs, but he never officially ordered the Nagasaki bomb that followed Hiroshima only three days later. There are a number of factors that helped Truman make his decision.
1 The US had made a huge investment in time, mind and money ($2,000,000,000 in 1940 dollars) to produce the bombs, and there was no inclination ­ and no guts ­ to stop the momentum.
2 The US military ­ as did its citizens ­ had a bloodthirsty appetite for revenge because of Pearl Harbor. Mercy wasn't the mind-set of these professed Christians, and the missions were accomplished ­ with glee.
3 The Nagasaki bomb was a plutonium bomb and Hiroshima's was uranium. Scientific curiosity certainly was a major factor for the mass slaughter of the Nagasaki community. The decision to use both bombs had obviously been made well in advance. The three day interval was unconscionably inadequate ­ Japan being in shambles in its communications and transportation capabilities ­ and besides, no one, not even the Japanese high command, fully understood what had happened at Hiroshima.
4 The Russians had proclaimed their intent to enter the war with Japan 90 days after V- Day, which would have been Aug. 8, two days after Hiroshima. Indeed, Russia did declare war on August 8 and was marching across Manchuria when Nagasaki was incinerated. The US didn't want Japan surrendering to anybody else, especially a future enemy, so the first nuclear "messages" of the infantile Cold War were sent. Russia indeed received less of the spoils of war, and the two superpowers were mired in mutual moral bankruptcy and economic near-bankruptcy for the rest of the century.
An estimated 80,000 innocent civilians ­ plus 20,000 young essentially weaponless Japanese conscripts ­ died instantly in the Hiroshima bombing. Hundreds of thousands suffered agonizing burns, leukemia and infections for the rest of their shortened lives, and generations of the survivor's progeny inherited horrible radiation-induced illnesses, cancers and premature death. What has been covered up is the fact that 12 American Navy pilots, their existence well known to the US command, were incinerated in the Hiroshima jail on Aug. 6.
The 75,000 Nagasaki victims were virtually all innocent civilians, except for the inhabitants of an allied POW camp near Nagasaki's ground zero. They were incinerated, carbonized, then evaporated, by a scientific experiment carried out by obedient, unaware soldiers. The War Dept. knew of the existence of the POWs but, when informed, simply replied: "Targets previously assigned for Centerboard (atomic bomb mission code name) remain unchanged."
So the end of the war in the Pacific was just one more myth in a long list of myths Americans have been fed by our military and civilian leaders, war being glorified in the process. A short list of some of the others includes the censored-out military invasions of (and usually CIA-orchestrated atrocities in) Korea, Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia, Granada, Panama, Iraq, the Philippines, Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti, Colombia, etc, etc. But somehow we still hang on to our shaky "my country right or wrong" patriotism, desperately wanting to believe that our nation only works for peace, justice and democracy and not mainly for capitalism. While it is true that the US military has faced down a few despots, with natural heroism and sacrifice from the dead and now dying American soldiers, more often than not our methods of rationalizing the atrocities of war are identical to those of the "godless communists" or "evil empire" on the other side of the battle line. August 6 and 9, 1945 are just two more examples of the brutalization of innocent civilians in "total war," whether it is called "regretful collateral damage" or "friendly fire."
The time has come for Americans to stand up for real justice and peace (rather than the unaffordable "armed truces" we have all over the world) by acknowledging the whole truth of history and owning up to the numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity that have been perpetrated by American militarism in the last half-century. And then we need to start accepting the consequences of our leadership's actions, like the courageous and honorable people we claim to be. Doing what is right for the whole of humanity for a change, rather than just what is advantageous for us over-privileged Americans, would be real honor, real patriotism and an essential start toward real peace.
August 3, 2006
Gary Kohls, MD is an associate of Every Church a Peace Church and a practicing physician in Duluth, MN
Copyright © 2006 Gary G. Kohls, MD
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J Fele - New Jersey
J Bruce,
Who cares? I would be proud to have my taxes go and pay for the Nukes that hit Japan! I am not proud that my taxes are buying bombs to kill innocent Iraqi and Lebanese women and children!
Unit 731, the Rape of Nanking, the way our POWs were treated and Pearl Harbor justified those two nukes dropped in 1945. Every time I see a Japanese Nuke survivor on TV I want to yell "you asked for it!" Never the less if North Korea were to nuke Japan today and not hurt any Americans at all I would probably break open a nice bottle of Champagne or maybe even saki and celebrate! Why you ask? Because the WW2 Japanese soldiers were demons and demons belong in Hell and Hell is like a nuclear explosion! Get it?
Today's Israeli and American Nintendo pilots and the Hezbollah missile shooters are push button Homos and when they are shot down or captured they run like scared little children. Sadly, long gone are the days when men were men and used swords and killed other men, not wimps pushing buttons and killing innocent women and children. On the plus side, if we have a total Nuclear war, we will go back to swords and men will be men again. Shalom,
J. Fele NJ USA
Dear Mr. Shalom,
Your email got me to thinking. So - payback is a bitch. War crimes by your government justify atom bombs on civilians who probably were against war in the first place. Because your government waged aggressive war on others.
That means that we Americans deserve to be incinerated by atom bombs. Because, as you point out, you are paying for bombs to kill innocent Iraqi and Lebanese women and children. We are waging aggressive war directly on Afghanistan and Iraq and are waging aggressive war indirectly on the Lebanese and Palestinians through our Israeli puppets, who are supplied with our best weapons of mass destruction. We intend that our puppets wage more aggressive war on Syria and Iran, which we may go ahead and do ourselves if they can't handle it. Am I wrong anywhere?
The Japs had mean prison camps. So do we. We torture and kill our prisoners, who aren't even soldiers. Our wonderful boys rape and murder women and children and try to cover it up, after making the husbands watch. They slaughter whole families. They, in our name, kidnap taxi drivers and fly them to hell holes all around the world to be held without charges for years. Our wonderful boys (and girls) are so cruel, on the direct orders of Rumsfeld, that the taxi drivers and store owners are driven to suicide. I never heard of any of our guys in Jap camps killing themselves - did you? Twelve of them were evaporated at Hiroshima, but that was collateral damage. Were they worth more than the 2400 sailors at Pearl Harbor? Hell, no.
When we get right down to it, our wonderful boys (and girls) are starting to make the Japs look good. And by your attitude, that qualifies us all for collective punishment by anyone against whom we are waging aggressive, unprovoked war. As much as you may hate the Japs, you can't say that Pearl Harbor was unprovoked. Did you ever hear of the Flying Tigers? Did you ever hear of us cutting off trade with our number one trading partner in 1941, our attacks against Japanese shipping in the Pacific by submarines and destroyers and insults calculated by our New Deal psychiatrists to provoke a Bushido response? Probably not. How about ordering the Japs out of the Dutch East Indies, where they were getting their oil?
Pearl Harbor was a military target. Our fire-bombing was against civilians, just as it was in Europe. That's our way and has been since 1863. Ever hear of Atlanta? Waco? Burnt offerings to Yahweh?
FDR ordered the fleet bottled up in Pearl Harbor - but not the carriers. The battleships were considered obsolete and expendable. The sailors were considered live bait and useful for enraging Amerians worn out from the Depression and not wanting to go into another world war.
I want to thank you for your cold-hearted email. It helped to focus my mind on the problem of self-righteous Americans who still have this blind spot regarding the treacherous Japs who sneak-attacked us without warning, even though the US Navy was reading their codes for fifteen years and knew exactly where they were and what they had in mind from the moment they left home port for Hawaii. Roosevelt ordered the Navy not to warn the Navy about what was coming because he wanted thousands of sailors to die, so he could take us to war against GERMANY.
Wake up and smell the gefiltefish, Mr. Shalom. The breakfast of war criminals!
JC Denton
After reading what you posted on, I had to write you to ask, where in the world did you get your information from? What are your resources? Yes, it is true that the battle of Midway dealt the Japanese a crushing blow to their naval forces, by having 4 of its carriers sunk. But, by no means were the Japanese ready, willing or able to surrender. If you knew anything of Japanese history you would know that during the time of the second world war the Japanese strongly and fiercely believed in Bushido "the way of the warrior". This belief was first developed in Japan between the Heian and Tokugawa Ages (9th-12th century). This is one of the main reasons why the Japanese fought so fiercely, why very very few surrendered. It was considered a disgrace and dishonor if one were to surrender. This fanatical belief is why the Japanese were so cruel and sadistic towards any and all of their POW's in their charge. One of the Japanese warrior code of Bushido sayings were, "Do not survive to suffer the dishonor of capture, surrender made captives sub-human".  Look it up!
As for your claim that the Japanese fought fiercely to protect Hirohito (the Emperor) from the hangmans noose is absurd. The reason that Hirohito wasn't hanged is because the U.S. thought it would be best to keep him in place (as a puppet) none the less he was kept in place so there would be less of a chance of a Japanese uprising against American occupation after the war. And it worked!!
By the summer of 1942 the Japanese had taken over 320,000 allied prisoners of war. Being a prisoner of the Japanese in world war 2 would prove to be 17.5 times more lethal than fighting them. You should research before you post otherwise you end up looking idiotic. Research such topics like, the Bataan death march, Sian Burma death railway, Kiang Wan, Corregidor, Nanking, I could keep going on and on but I think that's enough to get you started.
JB Campbell Response:
As I said, peace feelers started shortly after Midway, prior to the US assault on Guadalcanal in August, '42.  See Journey to the Missouri by Toshikasu Kase, an official of the Foreign Office.  Foreign Minister Togo had him deliver a message to Sir Robert Craigi, the British ambassador who was interned in Tokyo, which stated:  "Should it happen that the British government become desirous of discussing or negotiating peace they would find the Japanese government ready to be helpful."
This was just the beginning of peace feelers.  They would become a flood as the years dragged on.  The best source is, as I wrote, the United States Strategic Bombing Survey, headed by Rear Admiral RA Ofstie.  A good summary of all the writings of the people involved in suppressing or encouraging peace attempts is The Enemy at His Back (1956), by Elizabeth Churchill Brown, wife of the famous columnist for the Washington Star, Constantine Brown.
MacArthur notified Roosevelt in January, '45, before FDR went to Yalta, that the Japanese were willing to surrender all Japanese forces on the sea, in the air, at home, on island possessions and in occupied countries, surrender of all arms and munitions, occupation of the Japanese homeland and island possessions by allied troops under American direction, relinquishment of Manchuria, Korea and Formosa as well as all territory seized during the war, turning over Japanese whom the US might designate as war criminals, release of all prisoners of war and internees in Japan and in areas under Japanese control.  This was finally reported by Walter Trohan of the Chicago Tribune on August 19, 1945 (simultaneously in the Washington Times Herald).  Trohan had promised his source in army intelligence that he would sit on it until the war was over.
Obviously, Roosevelt ignored MacArthur's urgent report and what happened at Yalta revealed America's true nature as a Communist war criminal nation.
After MacArthur returned from Korea in '51, Herbert Hoover took the Trohan article to his suite at the Waldorf Towers and asked him if it were true?  MacArthur confirmed every detail. 
Now, this was before the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and the huge loss of life on both sides.  This was exactly what the US accepted eight months later.  The problem was that our noble ally, Josef Stalin, wasn't ready to make his Manchurian land-grab yet.  Every action our military was directed to make in Europe and in the Pacific was based on Stalin's post-war plans.  The war was fought for a total Communist victory.  Do you doubt this?
The traits you mention were true for the Tojo-War Party men.  But there was also a Peace Party that included Togo, the Foreign Minister and the Emperor himself.  And, yes - the Japanese military did believe that Hirohito might be tried as a war criminal and hanged, such was the intense hatred of Japan created by our mainly Jewish propagandists in government and in Hollywood.  The terms of Unconditional Surrender were deliberately kept vague and ominous by Roosevelt and Marshall because they wanted the war to go on as long as Stalin needed to get his troops into Manchuria.  The fact that MacArthur himself chose to treat Hirohito honorably - against the vehement demands by American Jews and their brainwashed dupes that he be tried and executed - is seen by you in hindsight now.  But that came as a total surprise to both Americans and Japanese after the war, all of whom expected him to be put on trial.
There is no way to sugar-coat this.  American war crimes were as ghastly then as they are now - more so, really.  And all of it to create the Council on Foreign Relations' plan called the New World Order.  This meant that much of the world would have to become Communist to exterminate normal, freedom-loving people and produce the world slave system.  And this doesn't even touch what we did in Europe, during and after the war.  But Japan had to be destroyed so that it would never threaten America's plan for reducing China to slavery under its stooge, Mao Tse-tung.
The long-range purpose of this crime against humanity was what we have today:  massive losses of American jobs and security and a total dependence on Chinese slave-made goods.  The CFR's plans are coming to fruition with their announcement of their North American Union in 2010 - the merger of the US, Mexico and Canada with a CFR government over us all.  This is all the result of the CFR's World War II, which was produced by their manipulation of the Japanese at Pearl Harbor and their nuclear annihilation three and a half years later.  And yes, Japan tried to surrender a long time before the bombs were gratuitously dropped on them.



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