East Wind, Rain Treason at Pearl Harbor
The events of December 7th, 1941 were pivotal to the subsequent history of our nation and civilization.
American Dissident Voices
December 6, 2005
by Kevin Alfred Strom
IF YOU WANT to understand why the American government supports Communists
in Haiti and South Africa -- if you want to understand why neither Democrats
nor Republicans will protect our borders from alien invasion -- and if
you want to understand why we are rapidly losing our freedoms that our
fathers and their fathers fought to defend -- then you must gain an understanding
of the events that took place over a few days' span over a half century
The truth about this incident of treason against the American people
and betrayal of our fighting men is so shocking -- and so revealing --
that once heard, it will forever alter your view of our world and the forces
that shape it. After hearing this broadcast, you will never be able to
trust the controlled media again; and you will see with crystal clarity
the hand of America's enemies as they guide our government from disaster
In the early morning of December 4th, 1941, at a US Navy shortwave monitoring
station in Cheltenham, Maryland, a half-hour drive southeast of Washington,
DC, senior radio operator Ralph Briggs was just coming on duty. Briggs
was 27 years old, had been with the Navy since the age of 20, and had worked
with Naval Intelligence monitoring foreign shortwave broadcasts for four
years. He had been an amateur radio operator, callsign W9NCM, since he
was a teenager.
It seemed like an ordinary morning, as he tuned his receiver to the
station and began transcribing what he heard. At 8 a.m. he received the
message he had been waiting for. It seemed to be nothing more than a regional
weather forecast, the kind that the stations he monitored transmitted every
day during their news broadcasts. But Briggs, alone among the radio operators
at Cheltenham, knew what the three words meant. They meant that the world
was going to change in unpredictable but cataclysmic ways. They meant that
many of his friends and countrymen would soon be dead. They meant that
America would never be the same again. The three words were casually spoken
during the regular news and weather feature from Radio Tokyo, Japan. The
words were "East Wind, Rain." Briggs immediately teletyped the message
"East Wind, Rain" was one of three possible "execute" messages which
Japanese diplomats around the world had been alerted to begin listening
for on November 19th. They were told to monitor the regular news and weather
broadcasts from Tokyo, just as they always did, but to pay especially careful
attention to the phraseology employed to describe the weather.
If they heard the words "North Wind, Cloudy," it meant war with the
If they heard the words "West Wind, Clear," it meant war with the British
And if they heard the words "East Wind, Rain," it meant war with the
Just a few miles away from Cheltenham, in Washington, DC, at the Japanese
embassy, Chief Petty Officer Kenici Ogemoto also was listening to the weather
report. When he heard those fateful words, he immediately rushed into the
office of the naval attache, Captain Yuzuru Sanematsu, and shouted "the
winds blew." Sanematsu ran with Ogemoto back into the radio room just in
time to hear the Radio Tokyo announcer repeat the weather forecast, "Higashi
no kaze ame" -- "East Wind, Rain." Instantly workers at the embassy began
destroying their cryptographic equipment and codebooks, while others took
the secret documents from their files, piled them in huge heaps in the
garden, and burned them. The Japanese diplomats knew that their embassies
and consulates in the United States and its territories would soon be seized;
and they themselves would soon be interned as enemy aliens pending their
exchange for American diplomats in Japan. All their code-making and code-breaking
hardware and software, and all their secret papers, had to be destroyed
The regime governing the United States at that time was that of Franklin
Roosevelt. It was the first presidential administration in the United States
of which it can definitively be said that it was fully under alien
control. Never before had so many subversive aliens and traitors, many
of them out-and-out Communists, been ensconced in powerful positions; never
before had the federal government increased its power over the states and
the people to such an extent; never before -- but often since.
To give you an idea of the true atmosphere of those times, which is
assiduously hidden from you by establishment historians and was covered
up by the controlled media of the time, let me relate a little incident
recounted in John T. Flynn's book, The Roosevelt Myth.
1939 a Communist youth group calling itself the "American Youth Congress"
was being investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee, headed
by Congressman Martin Dies. A group of Communists from the "Congress,"
including their leader Joseph P. Lash, Joe Cadden, and Abbot Simon, staged
a series of protests against the investigation, at one point marching into
the Committee room and attempting to disrupt the proceedings. They jumped
over tables, shouted at the Congressmen, tossed Communist pamphlets about,
and at one point Joseph Lash even began singing a foul and insulting song
directed at Dies. Present at the time, and leading the assembled Communists
in their protests, was none other than the wife of the President of
the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not only that, but the Communists
had been chauffeured to their demonstration in official White House cars,
and one of them, Lash, was living full-time at the White House,
while Cadden and Simon were often boarders there.
A member of Congress, who had been an ardent Roosevelt supporter, visited
the White House one morning. While there, he was amazed to see Abbot Simon,
a board member of a well-known Communist front organization, emerge from
one of the bedrooms. He asked the White House usher if he had really seen
what he thought he had seen. The usher assured him that he had indeed,
and that Simon had been occupying the bedroom for two weeks, sleeping each
night in a bed formerly used by Abraham Lincoln.
In such an atmosphere it is not surprising that the Roosevelt government
was anxious to enter the war on the side of the Soviets. Nor is it surprising
that Jewish interests, which also figured large in the Roosevelt regime
(and in all administrations since), were also zealous in their efforts
to involve the United States in the war against Germany, which by that
time had removed organized Jewish interests from their former positions
of power in that country. Also, it should be noted that in the 1930s and
1940s, the Jewish and Communist power structures were largely congruent,
there being large numbers of individuals belonging to both groups simultaneously.
Two overlapping interest groups, both very influential in the White House,
were pushing for war.
But the American people were solidly against war -- so much so that
when campaigning for his third term in November, 1940, while World War
II raged in Europe and America was officially neutral, Roosevelt told the
American people in a speech in Boston carried by radio and by wire services
around the nation:
"I say to you fathers and mothers and I will say it to you
again and again and again. Your boys will not be sent into foreign wars."
fact, one week before Pearl Harbor, polls showed the American people a
solid 75 per cent. against war, despite the best efforts of Roosevelt and
the controlled media's hate propaganda.
As we have already mentioned on a previous American Dissident Voices broadcast, Roosevelt's Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson, entered in his
diary two weeks before the attack on Pearl Harbor the fact that FDR had
stated to his cabinet that his plan was to maneuver Japan into war without
America firing the first shot. And that is exactly what he did. Among many
other things, he instituted a trade embargo against Japan, starving that
resource-poor nation of vital industrial materials.
The Roosevelt government knew the meaning of the "East Wind, Rain" message.
They knew it because American and British intelligence were able to read
the Japanese diplomatic code, and they had intercepted and read the message
from the Japanese foreign ministry of November 19th, 1941, which instructed
Japanese embassies and consulates to be listening for the "winds" execute
messages on their shortwave receivers, and which explained the meaning
of the messages in no uncertain terms.
The powerful transmitters of Radio Tokyo broadcast the "winds" execute
message several times that day, and it was heard and understood not only
by Naval Intelligence in Cheltenham, Maryland, but also by other US monitoring
stations around the nation; by the monitoring station of the Australian
Special Intelligence Organisation located near Melbourne, Australia; by
the British Intelligence intercept station on Stonecutter's Island, Hong
Kong; and of course by Japanese diplomats around the world.
After Ralph Briggs had teletyped the "winds" message to Washington,
it was quickly transmitted to Army Signals Intelligence and to the White
House. The teletype equipment then in use at Cheltenham produced an original
and a copy at the sending end, and two copies at the Washington end. Briggs
also typed out another original and two carbon copies on a regular typewriter.
These were all carefully filed.
Briggs was scheduled for weekend leave in Ohio the following Sunday,
December 7, 1941. It was there that he received the initial news of the
Japanese surprise attack on the US Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
He, and the rest of the staff at Cheltenham, knew that war was imminent,
but felt that America was forewarned and well prepared. He felt certain
that the Japanese had fallen into a well-laid trap. In fact, the first
and heavily censored news reports of the attack claimed that the Japanese
had sunk only one "old battleship" and one destroyer, and that the Japanese
had suffered heavy casualties. It was not too long before the truth came
out, however, and Briggs and everyone else came to know what the Japanese
commanders knew as they radioed back "Tora! Tora! Tora!," meaning "Tiger!
Tiger! Tiger!," their signal indicating that the attack was successful
and had been a complete surprise.
Ralph Briggs' immediate superior was Chief Petty Officer Radioman Daryl
Wigle. In a recent interview, Briggs says:
"When I came off of that weekend I had a chance to talk with
Wigle, and I said 'What happened?' And he said, 'I don't know, all I can
say is nobody's talking,' and that was the end of our conversation. No
one knew anything. So I let it rest, as by then with war declared we were
very busy. But in the next month, as we began to hear the real facts about
our losses, that's when I started looking back through our records for
that 'execute' intercept and to see what I'd done with it."
But Ralph Briggs found nothing in the files. Every copy of the "winds"
message had mysteriously vanished.
On the 24th of September, 1941, the Army's shortwave radio monitoring
station at Oahu, Hawaii, intercepted a message from Tokyo to the Japanese
consul, Nagao Kita, in Honolulu. This monitoring station's job was to intercept
all traffic to the Japanese consul there, and also all traffic on the Tokyo-Berlin
and Tokyo-Moscow radio circuits. But none of the radio operators or codebreakers
in Hawaii were cleared to decode the material -- it was all sent on to
Washington in encrypted form, exactly as received.
The message to Nagao Kita divided Pearl harbor up into several numbered
target areas for an aerial attack and requested him to make a twice-weekly
report to Tokyo on the vessels at anchor in Pearl Harbor and their exact
locations. Never before had the Japanese asked for such attack plan information
about any American military installation. The codebreakers in Washington
knew the significance of this message -- they even called it "The Bomb
Plot Message." Yet Washington did not pass this information along to the
Army and Navy commanders in Hawaii. At least three messages about the bomb
plan for Pearl Harbor passed between Tokyo and the Japanese consulate in
Hawaii. All of them were read by Washington, the last that we know of on
December 3d. None were passed along to the American commanders at Pearl
The Roosevelt government not only were reading the Japanese diplomatic
code, they were also reading the Japanese naval code. A strange twist of
fate helped the American codebreakers just a few days before the attack.
The Japanese naval code was normally changed every six months. After each
change, it took the British and American codebreakers a few weeks to crack
the new code. The next change date was December 1st, but due to the fact
that some Japanese naval communication units had not yet received their
new code books in time, the date for the code change was pushed back to
December 4th, thus giving our codebreakers valuable extra days of Japanese
The Japanese also made the error after December 4th of communicating
with some units, who still hadn't received their code tables, in the old
code while at the same time sending the same messages to others in the
new. Slips like this are a codebreaker's fondest dream, and greatly speeded
the process of cracking the new code.
Washington knew through reading the Japanese naval traffic that all
Japanese merchant vessels were to return to their home waters by December
7th. This information was not given to the commanders at Pearl Harbor.
Washington knew through reading the Japanese naval traffic that a huge
task force, including a large group of aircraft carriers, was sailing into
the Pacific on November 26th for an eight-day voyage and was to reach its
standby position and refuel on December 4th. Washington also knew that
there was no possible target in the Pacific that required the use of carrier-borne
aircraft except Pearl Harbor. This information was not given to the commanders
at Pearl Harbor.
On the 27th of November, Washington learned through the Dutch attache
in Washington (who had also received a decrypt of the Japanese naval message
ordering the task force to sea from his own intelligence men in the Dutch
East Indies) that the task force's most likely direction was east and that
its most likely target was Pearl Harbor. This information was not passed
along to the American commanders at Pearl Harbor.
And on December 2d, the day after which the naval code would normally
have been changed, Washington intercepted and read the message giving the
date for the attack. "Climb Mount Niitakayama 1208." Mount Niitakayama
was then the highest mountain in the Japanese Empire and was the code word
for the attack, and 12-8 Japanese time is 12-7 Hawaiian time. This message
was also intercepted and read by British intelligence, who concluded, according
to one of their number, W. W. Mortimer of the British Far East Combined
Bureau, that since no task force had been sighted in waters south of Japan,
the only target that fitted the length of voyage, midocean refueling, and
the inclusion of aircraft carriers was Pearl Harbor, and that an attack
on Sunday, December 7, (the date given in the Japanese message) would offer
the greatest element of surprise there. This information was passed along
to Washington, who, once again, did nothing to warn the commanders at Pearl
Ladies and gentlemen, only in the last few years has the information
obtained by the breaking of the Japanese naval codes been available to
the public. But even the limited knowledge we had earlier of the decryption
of the diplomatic codes was enough to indicate to any reasonable man that
Franklin Roosevelt and the men around him should have been tried for treason
and for the betrayal of every American fighting man -- not only those who
died on that fateful day of December 7th, 1941, but every one who died
or was maimed for life in that entire suicidal and fratricidal conflict
called World War Two.
Until 1990, the United States government refused to admit that the Japanese
naval code even existed, much less had been broken. But now leaks uncovered
by diligent researchers have finally thrown aside the curtain. The governments
of the US and Britain still keep a tight lid of secrecy on important aspects
of the Pearl Harbor story. Many documents are missing from the records
of the period. Some have been altered. What we do have is so damning, though,
that no further confirmation of the essentials is necessary.
When a patriotic
administration takes power someday in Washington, the declassification
of all records of the treason of the Roosevelt regime will fill in the
details of this story, and no doubt other crimes will be uncovered. But
on this we are certain: the administration knew, at the very highest level,
what was going to happen at Pearl Harbor. They wanted it to happen, because
they wanted America to go to war against Germany. Since Germany would not
do anything to justify an American declaration of war, despite Roosevelt's
secret war against Germany in the Atlantic and his multiple provocations
and violations of American neutrality, Roosevelt was forced to provoke
Japan, which was Germany's ally. Roosevelt and his henchmen cared so little
for the lives of American soldiers, and so much for their plan to get us
into the war, that they chose not to warn our commanders at Pearl Harbor.
Roosevelt wanted the Americans at Pearl Harbor to suffer a horrible defeat
so that the outrage of the American people at Japan would induce the 75
per cent. of the American people who had been against the war to willingly
become cannon fodder in a war against the interests of America and the
West. And in this he was entirely successful.
I have only been able to relate to you a tiny portion of the story of
Pearl Harbor in this half hour. The events of December 7th, 1941 were pivotal
to the subsequent history of our nation and civilization. An understanding
of those events will deepen your understanding of our nation's current
For further reading
on the subject of the betrayal of Pearl Harbor, see Infamy by historian
John Toland and Betrayal at Pearl Harbor by British intelligence
experts Rusbridger and Nave. For an excellent synopsis of the causes of America's
decline see What We Owe Our Parasites by Dr. R. P. Oliver.
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