How many people believe that the United States new about the attack on Pearl Harbor, well before it happened. I even believe that FDR knew about it, but just wanted a solid reason to get into the war, and knew that the attack would provoke the people of America to want to fight. If you look at the evidence it is rather odd that none of our carriers were in the harbor at the time, and some were even sent to do other things so they would not be in the harbor. The attack itself was a well planned attack, but it did not really accomplish anything, they sunk a few of our Battleships, etc, but when it boils down to it Carriers are more important then Battleships. Anyway, what are your thoughts on Pearl Harbor, either the event itself, or if it was known to the government before it happened.