Tuesday, December 04, 2007


This Day in the History of Creepy Coincidences

On this day in 1941, the military units on Guam were ordered by the Navy Department to destroy all codes and secret documents. Such was our country's isolationism that only a successful sneak attack by one of the belligerents could have gotten us into WWII. I've always considered the Roosevelt knew crowd nut case conspiracy theorists, and I still do, but this is weird.


Well, you're probably aware that destruction of sensitive docs and equipment is SOP when you think you're about to be overrun by the bad guys.

I don't recall if Guam was ever actually overrun by the Japanese in 1941 and I'm too lazy to check at the moment, but I'm sure that at the time things were looking pretty dicey.
Eric, Guam was attacked and quickly overrun on December 10, as I recall. Yes, I know the SOP, which is why I find the timing very creepy. Cheers, Mate.
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