- Posted April 17, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
Where World War 2 Started.
This is the point the Japanese bombers flew over on their way to Pearl Harbour, about 45 miles south of this northern point of Oahu. That was December 7, 1939: the day of infamy. The day the Japanese (now our friends and allies) decided to conquer the world.
The Americans were expecting a fleet of bombers to be delivered from San Frncisco that morning. And thought the Japanese bombers on the radar screen were those expected new bombers arriving. They were wrong. Well, it was a series of bungles and errors that landed them in the mess: all those big ships in the harbor and no one on watch. Time has a way of humbling us all and correcting the egregious miscalculations of the pompous and arrogant. The Japanese also were incorrect regarding the resolve of the US, Canada and the Aussies. We grew strong in war and are still strong in this alliance (it was called ANZAC). Japan was humbled. Will we triumph over the insanity of militant Islam? HMMM. Let me do a quick review. Rome, Egypt, Greece, Mongolia, China, Great Britain, Hitler, Turkey, Japan, America, Bosnia, it seems if I know anything at all that all power is fleeting. The sun sets on all empires sooner or later. IN this case I hope it's later. I would love to know my grand children might see another 30 years of stability without war. Though in life we know there are no safe investments or careers. The world owes no one peace, stability or a living. Let alone life or health.