- Nov 2012
- Lebanon, TN
You do understand during WW2 the US was the worlds largest Oil supplier. We supplied oil for the Soviet Union, UK, and Australia war machines.What would have happened if instead of attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese had attacked the tank farm on the hill above Pearl Harbor, and destroyed the oil and gasoline supplies.
The US Navy in the Pacific would have to operate out of California, there would have been no bloody shirt to wave.
It would have been difficult if not impossible to unite the nation over an oil fire.
And the effect naval operations in the Pacific would have been more devastating than the result of the Pearl Harbor attack.
When asked after the war, the Japanese war planners said it never crossed their minds, they couldn't imagine the "Rich Nation" without oil.