Gut Rumbles

December 07, 2004

i remember

I wasn't going to let this day go by without posting about pearl harbor. 63 years ago, more than 2,000 people were killed in that attack. That day may still live in infamy to ME, but most people have forgotten about it.

Japan made a big mistake that day. They underestimated the resiliance of the American people. They woke a sleeping giant, and angered him. Japan was nearly destroyed as a result, and the giant has walked tall ever since.

Remember this day. It changed the world forever.


Not much mention in the AJC either.

Posted by: Tom S on December 7, 2004 07:16 PM

indeed. and let's not forget those who did it for us either.,1413,208~12588~2580601,00.html

Posted by: marcl on December 7, 2004 08:06 PM

We will never forget Dec 7th, it was very bad and will stay with us Americans forever. Bless all of the men and women that was killed on that day and let's all say thanks to all of your soldiers for our freedom, Cat

Posted by: Catfish on December 8, 2004 12:01 AM

"They underestimated the resiliance of the American people. They woke a sleeping giant..."

"Sleeping giant," was coined by the advising enemy Japanese generals themselves, and the only "underestimation" was from their leaders, not those in the military who knew what was reality when they saw it. As usual, no one listens to the military. Who have to do the air and ground war fighting. And maybe all wars are too politically motivated for anyone outside the immediate circle of power to make sense of them.

Posted by: RON on December 8, 2004 06:04 AM

As the years roll on and group memories fade, the role of the US in saving South East Asia from Japanese domination is slowly being forgotten by the new "Asian Tigers".

They tear down the monuments, the historic sites are now apartment blocks, the past is put aside in favour of new ambitions.

But, for some of us Australians who lost the entire male sides of our families in the Jap POW slave camps, every 7 December, we remember and honour our American friends who came to our aid in our darkest hours.

Thank you America.

We owe a debt that never be fully repaid, but we will stand beside you in both war and peace forever. We honour and respect your fallen as our own.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on December 8, 2004 08:20 AM

Let's hope that all the remembrances, even from blogs like Acidman's, do their part to push back the assault of the revisionist historians out there.

Posted by: Gewehr98 on December 8, 2004 12:12 PM
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