Pure coincidence yup all an accident--LOL

By: crunchgodabruinknees



even though the USA was reading Japanese JN 25 naval codes.

The Japanese had also broken our diplomatic codes and knew we were considering compromise. They were stunned when the USA issued hardline edicts instead of compromise. They then correctly felt Roosevelt was aimed for war.

 From the LAT

http://articles.latimes.com/2001/dec/07/news/mn-12562

Japan knew from the decoded cables that the U.S. had been seriously considering some of the compromises. But on Nov. 26, 1941, the Americans stunned Japan with a hard-line edict essentially ordering Tokyo's troops to get out of China and Indochina or face the consequences. This apparently convinced even Togo that the U.S. had decided on war.

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