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Yup, Americans were not expecting an attack and were caught off guard.

They (Japanese) did a good job on keeping the illusion that tey do not want a war though...
Well conspiracy theorists will tell you that America did know it was coming and did nothing about it as they wanted an excuse to get into the war.
 

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Well conspiracy theorists will tell you that America did know it was coming and did nothing about it as they wanted an excuse to get into the war.
Conspiracy theory seems a little dismissive when talking about America and false flag ops

Operation Northwood for anyone thinking America using something like this to a further a political agenda is below them
 
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I was naive to most of the pearl harbour story, did the pearl harbour tour last time I was in Hawaii, put it on your bucket list.. fantastic day such an eye opening experience highly recommend it for the whole family.
 
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I was naive to most of the pearl harbour story, did the pearl harbour tour last time I was in Hawaii, put it on your bucket list.. fantastic day such an eye opening experience highly recommend it for the whole family.
Yeah it's a good tour, though if you are going to do it just go there directly and avoid doing it as part of a tour. Don't have deal with other idiot tourists.
 

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I was naive to most of the pearl harbour story, did the pearl harbour tour last time I was in Hawaii, put it on your bucket list.. fantastic day such an eye opening experience highly recommend it for the whole family.
The amount of Japanese tourists there when I visited was surprising... Taking happy snaps next to the monuments
 

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Well conspiracy theorists will tell you that America did know it was coming and did nothing about it as they wanted an excuse to get into the war.
They probably did imagine something like that as they were pushing Japan more and more into a corner but did they know the exact date and the location?
The Japanese failed to kill Ben Affleck though, allowing him to play Batman later on. It wasn't all a success
Total failure of the Japanese Intelligence.
 

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‘Fitzy was a big factor’: The five days that turned Ikuvalu the Rooster into a Shark​

Five days ago, Matt Ikuvalu was certain he would head into the next NRL season as a Rooster.
But when the club’s former defensive coach Craig Fitzgibbon called to offer the winger a spot at the Sharks, it was a deal he could not refuse
Ikuvalu was released from the final season of his contract with the Roosters this week and signed a two-year deal at Cronulla.
It is the first time new Sharks coach Fitzgibbon has poached a player from his former club.

Speaking for the first time about the decision, the star winger explained how the deal came about after conversations with Fitzgibbon and Roosters coach Trent Robinson.
Ikuvalu said he forged an even stronger bond with Fitzgibbon last season during their time together in Queensland, where their families became close friends
“Fitzy didn’t want to be stepping on any toes. So that conversation was had, then the conversation happened with my manager,” Ikuvalu told the Herald.
“Fitzy was a big factor in - not so much that he was trying to pull me across - it was just more so that it’s still a home feel rather than going to a completely new club. He’s going to still have the same morals and the system that he brings, so I’m not learning a whole new system.”

Ikuvalu was eager for a new challenge. Having been with the Roosters for four years, he felt it was time to move on once he got the call from Fitzgibbon. The deal also provides his young family with security until the end of 2023.
“It never really crossed my mind leaving the club but when the opportunity arose, things started getting in motion,” he said.
“It all happened really fast, in the space of four or five days. I was a bit stressed for those four or five days.”
A part of Ikuvalu dreaded making the call to Robinson. Having taken a chance on Ikuvalu when he was working in a shoe store as a University student four years ago, the winger owes his career to the Roosters coach.
“The conversation with Robbo [Robinson] was always on my mind, because I had the one more year. But he was really good about it and made me feel a bit better about the whole situation,” he said.

“He knew it was a bit more security for my family, so I think that’s why he was so good about it.”

Ikuvalu will join Fitzgibbon on November 17 during his first day of pre-season at Shark Park. His family is looking for a home in the Shire, having lived in the Central Coast while at the Roosters.
The 27-year-old is also eager to again play alongside fellow Coastie Nicho Hynes. The pair spent years together travelling to and from Sydney during their SG Ball days.
“There’s always been opportunity at the Roosters, but I just think this is a good chance for me to have a new chapter in my rugby league career and, hopefully, I can get on the field a lot at the Sharks,” he said.
 

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Well conspiracy theorists will tell you that America did know it was coming and did nothing about it as they wanted an excuse to get into the war.
Not sure if the Americans knew but it seems very likely the British did. The Brits had carried the fight for 2 years and really needed a hand.
 

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Could we be looking at

1. Kennedy
2. Katoa
3. Ramien
4. Mulitalo
5. Ikuvalu
 

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No-one's spoken about what really matters... Iky's SuperCoach stats. The true indicator of great players.
Avg score: 62.3
3 rnd avg: 71
Highest score: 123
Ranked 12th in ctw in round 25
Scored over 60pts 7 times

Verdict: BUY

Wish he was announced a lot sooner, I would have put him in my team...!
 

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I think its looking that way as much as its very harsh on Connor Tracey.
Connor ain't no centre, he ain't a half and he ain't no fullback.

Happy that the coach has recognised this and bought in the outside backs, Tracey is a great utility..
 

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I got no idea how Ronnie would go at NRL centre and think it takes away one of his stronger attributes so while I think it is possible he ends up there I can’t say I would be pencilling him in there myself
 
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