A recent post in a national newspaper said, "...how many people are aware that two momentous attacks – not one – took place in the Pacific on 7/8 December 1941 (the actual date of the strike on Pearl Harbor). One hour earlier, in real time, Japanese transport ships began landing troops on the east coast of Malaya, prior to overrunning the peninsula and capturing the “impregnable” British bastion of Singapore 10 short weeks later.
The anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought
America into the European war, is thus also the anniversary of the first
strike in the unravelling of the British empire in east Asia. The
reason the US fleet was deliberately attacked by the Japanese was to
prevent its warships and aircraft from coming to the aid of the British
colony, which had virtually no air defences.
The dramatic devastation at Pearl Harbor was immediately blazoned
across press billboards back in England – at the same time as a blanket
of silence descended on the alarming news of the concurrent Japanese
invasion of Malaya.
That silence has remained in place pretty well ever since and, with
it, the mutual dependence of these two momentous events – both in time
and intent – has almost been lost to public consciousness. It’s high
time this fudge of history was corrected....".
This is something to which we could concur, in fact we were away
ahead of the poster in a December of 2012, Socialism or Your Money Back
blog, part 2 of a series on America's 'Good Wars' we gave detailed
account leading up the Pearl Harbor event.
We lend ourselves most diligently to correcting fudges and
falsification, of history by the capitalist class and its governments. Our raison d'être at present.
War is one of capitalism's inevitable twin concomitants with poverty being the other.
Part one of the series is most illuminating also.