Sunday, April 23, 2017
Until just the other day I was not aware of such a document as even existing!!
"Japanese declaration of war on the United States and the British Empire"
"The declaration of war by the Empire of Japan on the United States and the British Empire was published on December 8, 1941 (Japan time; December 7 in the United States), after Japanese forces had executed an attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor and attacks on British forces in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong."
TEXT OF HIROHITO'S WAR DECLARATION December 8, 1941. [those elements most germane}
"By the grace of heaven, Emperor of Japan, seated on the throne occupied by the same dynasty from time immemorial, enjoin upon ye, our loyal and brave subjects"
"We hereby declare war upon the United States of America and the British Empire . . ."
Those key points:
* "More than four years have passed since China, failing to comprehend the true intentions of our Empire, and recklessly courting trouble, disturbed the peace of East Asia"
* "the regime [National Government of China] which has survived in Chungking, relying upon American and British protection, still continues its fratricidal opposition."
* "America and Britain, giving support to the Chungking regime, have aggravated the disturbances in East Asia." . .
China is to blame, China is to blame, China is to blame! Aided and abetted by the world powers of the United States and Great Britain. DISTURBS the peace of East Asia. First and foremost, China was to blame!
Modern warfare does not need nor require declarations? That is old fashioned?