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View Diary: Pearl Harbor. Conversations on the Day of Infamy, 1941 (80 comments)

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  •  Who started it? (0+ / 0-)
    As others in this thread have pointed out, there was the issue of our cutting off petroleum shipments to Japan (I wonder what the US would do if somebody cut our petroleum supplies), and the fact that war fanatics had taken control of the Japanese government.
    IIUC, under international law, a blockade is an act of war.  Anyway, that was the story that was accepted in the U.S. when Israel attacked its neighbors in 1967.

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