The U.S. sent a fleet of war ships,
commanded by Commodore Mathew Perry, to Japan.
The purpose was to force the Japanese to trade w/ the West.
The really pathetic part of the whole deal,
is that the Japanese didn't want to trade w/ us.
They wanted to keep Western influence out of the country.
They had seen what Europe was doing to China.
But, this was unacceptable to the U.S. govt.,
so we sent Commodore Perry into Tokyo Bay with a fleet
of war ships full of U.S. products to trade to the Japanese.
We told them they would be destroyed if they refused to trade.
Soon after, the gun-runners started selling
everything, from rifles to steel mills, to Japan.
After Japan invaded China we continued to sell them oil to power
their navy and air force, and scrap iron to build their weapons.
Senior U.S. military commanders complained that our
oil and steel would be returned as bullets and bombs,
but the Washington politicians didn't care.
Oh well, 400,000 dead in W.W. II is a cheap
price to pay for making the gun-runners happy.
While we were helping Japan build its military and subjugate China
we were selling weapons and giving loans to China.
(If making money by helping 2 nations destroy each
other isn't the epitome of evil I don't know what is.)
Of course, selling weapons to China didn't make Japan
happy and it increased tensions between our 2 countries.
One of the main points of friction between America
and Japan was Japan's invasion of Indo-China.
Japan felt it was necessary to have the region's natural
resources for it's war in China, which America had turned
into a bloody stalemate by selling weapons to both sides.
Also, during W.W. II, numerous U.S. pilots were killed
trying to ferry weapons to China, and Allied operations in
Europe, were greatly hindered by the lack of supply planes.
Sadly the corrupt, dictator of China, Chiang Kai Shek,
refused to use the weapons against the Japanese.
He preferred to use them to subjugate his own people.
The U.S. commander of Pearl Harbor did not have
aircraft flying patrol when the Japanese attacked on 12/7/41
because he did not have spare parts for his aircraft.
Why? Because America was supplying weapons to China and
Britain as part of Pres. Roosevelt's Lend-Lease program.
One of the myths of W.W.II is that the U.S. did not
enter the war until after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
U.S. Naval forces had actually engaged in combat w/
German submarines up to 6 months before Pearl Harbor.
Our ships were protecting transports carrying
Lend-Lease war material to Britain.
This is the Yamato under attack from U.S. Navy aircraft in 1945.
It was the world's biggest battleship.
The steel to make came from the U.S..
The oil to power it came from the U.S..
Chrome is used to harden steel.
Hardened steel was used to make the engines, tanks, cannons, and
rifles that were used to kill over 200,000 U.S. soldiers in W.W.II.
I won't even discuss the loans Hitler was
given by the New York banking community.
After Italy invaded Ethiopia we continued to sell them oil and give them loans.
It didn't seem to matter that the Italians were using
chemical weapons to kill women and children.
We didn't Learn Anything From W.W.I
America Gave Weapons To The Communists