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"And while I am talking to you, mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance. I have said this before but I shall say it again and again and again; your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars!" -- Franklin D. Roosevelt, Campaign Speech in Boston, eve of 1940 election


LONDON, Jan.1st:- President Franklin D. Roosevelt was so eager to get America into World War Two in 1941 that he went out of his way to provoke 'incidents' which could be represented as German aggression against America, according to British documents now de-classified.

They show at least that this was what Roosevelt was telling Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the summer and autumn of that year.

This is revealed in secret British wartime cabinet documents for 1941-45, 35-volumes of them -- will be open to historians for the first time Monday at the public record office in London.

Churchill, it emerges, dreaded that the Russians -- invaded by Hitler in June, 1941 -- would either collapse or accept a compromise peace within months. If that happened before the United States entered the war, he felt Britain's situation would be desperate.

During a meeting at sea off Newfoundland that produced the Atlantic Charter in August, 1941, the two leaders discussed this. Churchill reported back to the British cabinet, and the record of what he said was marked 'most secret' and withheld from even the narrow group entitled to read war cabinet minutes.

Roosevelt was 'obviously determined' to come into the war, Churchill said.

"If he were to put the issue of peace or war to Congress, they would debate it for three months. The President had said that he would wage war but not declare it, and that he would become more and more provocative. If the Germans did not like it they could attack the American forces."

Under new arrangements the Americans were to convoy supplies for Britain as far as Iceland, thus releasing 52 British warships for other duties. The American escorts were ordered to be aggressive and to range up to 300 miles from the convoys in search of German submarines.

'Everything was to be done to 'force' an incident to 'justify hostilities,' the papers said.

A week later Lord Halifax, British Ambassador to Washington, was reinforcing this with a report to the British Cabinet that virtually the whole Roosevelt administration was anxious to come into the war 'and would be relieved if some incident, such as the torpedoing of an American ship, precipitated this event.'

In the following months such incidents did occur. German submarines were depth charged by American ships and an American destroyer engaged in this act was torpedoed and sunk. But the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, December 7th, removed any need to convince American public opinion.

According to the records the British cabinet discussed in advance what its attitude would be if Germany attacked Russia, and decided that Germany should be represented as an insatiable tyrant that had attacked Russia in order to obtain material for carrying on the war.

Churchill, preoccupied as he was with war and diplomacy, also kept a close eye on civilian morale. The document contains a story of him asking to see the meat ration and thinking it was for a single meal, commenting that it was not too bad:

"He was shocked to realise that it was a week's ration." -- Colin Cross, London Observer
"Regretfully, President Roosevelt found it necessary to get the country into World War Two to save his social policies." -- Dr. Milton Eisenhower, President, John Hopkins University and brother of President Eisenhower


"I am half American and the natural person to work with you. It is evident we see eye to eye. Were I to become Prime Minister of Britain we could control the world." -- Churchill when First Lord of the Admiralty


"As for Mr. Churchill and myself I need not tell you that we make a perfectly matched team in harness and out -- and incidentally we had lots of fun together as we always do." -- President Roosevelt


"Hitler had been condemned as a violator of international pacts and agreements; yet when we sent destroyers to Britain long before Pearl Harbour and later on permitted many of our vessels to be commandeered by British officers, we violated Section. 3 of Article. V of the Act on June 15, 1917.

"We also violated the Hague Convention which forbids a neutral nation to supply any war materials whatever to any belligerent country." -- Ralph Franklin Keeling, Gruesome Harvest, Institute of American Economics


"In clear violation of international law our vessels in the Atlantic were ordered two months before Pearl Harbour to shell all Axis craft encountered. At the time, Admiral Stark had sent a message to Admiral Kimmel that, 'we are at war' in the Atlantic." -- Ralph Franklin Keeling, Gruesome Harvest, Institute of American Economics

Note - JP - See U.S. Senator Book's Speech for confirmation and further details.]

"The President's orders to these (United States Navy) escorts were to attack any (German) U-boat which showed itself, even if it were 200 or 300 miles away from the convoy. Everything was to be done to force an incident." -- War Cabinet Meetings, Churchill, August 19th, 1941
"Mr. Ambassador. . . everyone in this room is convinced that President Roosevelt is just as dangerous a dictator as Hitler or Mussolini and that he will transport this country into hell as quickly as he can." -- A Republican Member of Congress to British Ambassador Halifax, 1941, Washington
". . . Franklin D. Roosevelt, the professed exponent of democracy, was as successful as any dictator in keeping the Congress and the public in the dark about his secret commitments in relation to Great Britain, commitments which scoffed at the wish and will of the voters, who had re-elected Roosevelt only because he had assured them that he would keep us out of the war.

"In fact, there are few more shameless examples of cynical disregard of the people's will than those which came to light in Roosevelt's personal correspondence with Churchill, revealed in Churchill's books. This correspondence and Churchill's own description of his conversations with Harry Hopkins, whom he described as 'mainstay and goader' of the American President, prove beyond doubt that Roosevelt, already in January 1941, had concluded a secret alliance with Great Britain, which pledged America to war." -- U.S. General Wedermeyer

"Clare Booth-Luce shocked many people by saying at the Republican Party Congress in 1944 that Roosevelt 'had lied us (the USA) into the war'.

"However, after this statement proved to be correct, the Roosevelt followers ceased to deny it, but praised it by claiming he was 'forced to lie' to save his country and then England and 'the world'." - P.H. Nicoll, England's War Against Germany, p. 4

"In April, 1939, four months before Hitler invaded Poland, Ambassador William C. Bullitt, whom I had known for twenty years, called me to the American embassy in Paris. Both of us standing before the fireplace in his office, the windows of which faced the beautiful Place de la Accord, the American Ambassador told me that war had been decided upon. He did not say, nor did I ask, by whom. He let me infer it. When I said that in the end Germany would be driven into the arms of Soviet Russia and Bolshevism, the Ambassador replied:
'What of it? There will not be enough Germans left when the war is over to be worth bolshevising'." -- Karl von Wiegand, April 23rd, 1944, Chicago Herald American, November 12th, p. 18
"From the outbreak of war the President had been under fire for permitting, if not encouraging, William C. Bullitt, American Ambassador to France and other diplomats to encourage France and Poland to get into war with promises of American support." -- Washington Times Herald, November 12th, 1941


"President Roosevelt and General George C. Marshall visited Brazil in 1939 after England without being threatened or assaulted declared war on Germany. Manual deGoes Monteiro, former War Minister of Brazil, stated that General Marshall told him that the United States was planning to enter the war beside England. Monteiro said Marshall conferred with high Brazilian officials and asked for and got a pledge of Brazilian co-operation." -- Prescott Robinson, Radio Station WDR, January 9th, 1947
"The shocking and amazing revelations former Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson prove conclusively the charges made by me and other leading non-interventionists in Congress that President Roosevelt and his specially selected cabinet of ardent and militant interventionists manoeuvred us into war against the will of 80% of the American people.
"Mr. Stimson openly states that the note sent by Secretary of State Hull on November 26th, 1941, ten days before Pearl Harbour, was a war ultimatum to Japan." Hamilton Fish, former Congressman
"Japan was provoked into attacking the United States at Pearl Harbour. It is a travesty of history ever to say that America was forced into war." -- Oliver Lyttleton, British Minister of Production to the American Chamber of Commerce, London, June 20th, 1944

[Note: See Pearl Harbor, The Mother of All Lies- JP]

" FDR asked: the question was how we should maneuver them [Japanese] into the position of firing the first shot without too much danger to ourselves. . . We realized that in order to have the full support of the American people it was desirable to make sure that the Japanese be the ones to do this so there should remain no doubt in anyone's mind as to who were the aggressors." —War Secretary Stimson's diary
"Active intervention of the U.S. in the war was only possible for F.D.R. (Roosevelt) if the USA were attacked. This was the only way to win the American people for a war and to silence the isolationists. The way out of this dilemma could only be Japan. The problem was, therefore, to so provoke the Japanese that they would fire the first shot." -- Münchner Merkur, December 7th, 1966
LETTER TO THE DAILY MAIL (December 20, 2001)

"Andrew Alexander loves telling us that it was Herman that declared war against America and not the other way around. He obviously want the British people to believe the Americans were forced to join the war and so we should not feel too grateful to them for coming to our help,

"As he is so good at history I am sure he is aware of the gradual development of events that led Germany to declare war against America:

"September 16, 1940 - U.S. conscription bill passes.

"June 14, 1941 - U.S. freezes German and Italian assets in America

"July 26, 1941 - Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets and suspends relations.

"August 1, 1941 -U.S. sets up an oil embargo against 'aggressor states'.

"August 14, 1941 - Roosevelt and Churchill announce the Atlantic Charter.

"December 7, 1941 - Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor.

"December 8, 1941 U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan.

"December 11, 1941 Germany declares war on U.S.

"It was not just Churchill who knew that Britain had a special relationship with America. Hitler knew it too. By declaring war on America first, Hitler might have had some satisfaction by beating Roosevelt by a few hours, but he did not change the course of history." - Saroj K. Chakravarty, Beckenham, Kent.


"It is likely that Germany's successful competition through bilateral agreements and the banking nations desire to liquidate such interest-free competition was an important factor in the United States and Britain promoting war against Germany." -- Conrad Grieb. American Manifest Destiny and the Holocausts, Examiner Books, N.Y 1979
"After the last war, informal attempts were made to stabilise currencies but they failed. . .
"competitive currency depreciation led to other forms of economic warfare . . .

"new currency tricks restricted and burdened trade. They must certainly be counted as a contributory cause of the great depression. And they were the first phase of the tragic war in which we are now engaged." -- Henry Morgenthau, Secretary to the (US) Treasury

Note: Barter trade as introduced by Hitler's Germany, cuts out bank credit and reliance on international money lending.


"The pressure for war is high and mounting. The people are opposed to it but the administration seems to have the bit in its teeth and be hell bent on its way to war. Most of the Jewish interests in the country are behind the war and they control a huge part of our Press and Radio and most of our motion pictures. There are also the 'intellectuals' and the Anglophiles, and the British agents who are allowed free rein, the international interests and many other interests." -- Charles Lindburgh, The Wartime Journals


On January 12th, 1939, nine months before war was declared against Germany, Count Jerzy Potocki, Polish Ambassador to the United States, sent a dispatch to his Excellency, the Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs in Warsaw about conditions in the United States:

"1. How an artificial war panic was being created.

[See the German White Book for weekly, daily and finally hourly details in Adolf Hitler's attempts to come to peaceful terms with Poland in order to avert war.]

"2. Roosevelt's expression of hatred for Fascism was for the purpose to divert American opinion from domestic problems. By creating a war panic and rumours of European crisis Roosevelt sought endorsement of an armament program in excess of normal requirements as conditions in the American labour market are growing worse with 12 millions unemployed.

"3. A particular group of people; Baruch, Gov, Lehman, Felix Franfurter, Morgenthau, and others all in highly placed American official positions, desirous of being representatives of 'true Americanism', are linked with international Jewry by ties incapable of being torn asunder. . . Jewry was not only able to establish a dangerous centre in the New World for the dissemination of hatred and enmity but also succeeded in dividing the world into two alien camps.

"4. Roosevelt had been given the power to enable him to enliven American foreign policy and at the same time to create huge reserves of armaments for a future war which the Jews are deliberately heading for."

America actually began planning hostilities against Germany in 1934 with planning for the "Industrial Mobilization Bill" after the Jews declared war on Germany in March, 1933.


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