Ходжа Н. (hojja_nusreddin) wrote,
Ходжа Н.
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Pearl Harbor: Axis mistakes


If the Japanese Navy had instructed the pilots to attack only the oil storage tanks in Pearl Harbor

- the two oil tankers and the dry dock,
- the Japanese Navy would have had at least two years of smooth sailing
--- “We had about 4.5 million barrels of oil out there and all of it was vulnerable to .50-caliber bullets.
--- Had the Japanese destroyed the oil, it would have prolonged the war another two years”
--- Admiral Chester Nimitz

if Hitler had not declared war on the US in 1941, completing his trifecta of military stupidity
:
- letting the British Army escape at Dunkirk in May/June 1940
- invading the USSR on June 22, 1941; and
- declaring war on the United States (needlessly, since the Axis pact had been defensive only)

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Read more at http://teapartyeconomist.com/2016/12/10/honorable-fools/#dVg4uUiBlJhQgX6S.99
Tags: американа, война, гитлер, история, нефть, ошибка, япония
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