December 7th, 1941

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  1. SHOOTER13

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    Much respect to those who gave - to defend our Freedom
     

  3. threetango

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    Bad day, but like the Japanese said "it awakened a sleeping giant".
     
  4. SHOOTER13

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    Isoroku Yamamoto

    Fleet Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during World War II. He was a graduate of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy and an alumnus of the U.S. Naval War College and Harvard University. He was executed for his war crime of "awakening the sleeping giant" during an inspection tour of forward positions in the Solomon Islands when his transport aircraft was ambushed by American Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter planes on April 18th, 1943.

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    "Even the fiercest serpent may be overcome by a swarm of ants."

    In this prophetic statement, Yamamoto implies that even the most powerful battleships can be sunk by a huge swarm of carrier planes...which is exactly what happened to the Japanese Imperial Navy at Midway.

    "You reap what you sow" Admiral...