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Old January 13th, 2018, 08:47 PM   #101
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[QUOTE=EmperoroftheBavarians43;2884164]The bribe was to transfer land though, I'm not just complaining about the bribe.

This is the most ignorant post that I've read here. The Mineral Resources Act of 1920 required the transfer of oil fields from the Navy Department to the Interior Department. It wasn't necessary to bribe anyone to make that transfer.
When the oil was sold back to the Navy, much of it was stored at Pearl Harbor. The dumb Japanese never thought to bomb the fuel depots on December 7, 1941. The oil supplied from Teapot Dome enabled our surviving ships to win the naval war in the Pacific theater.

Thank you, President Harding, for your contribution to the war effort 20 years after your death.
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The bribe was to transfer land though, I'm not just complaining about the bribe.

This is the most ignorant post that I've read here. The Mineral Resources Act of 1920 required the transfer of oil fields from the Navy Department to the Interior Department. It wasn't necessary to bribe anyone to make that transfer.
When the oil was sold back to the Navy, much of it was stored at Pearl Harbor. The dumb Japanese never thought to bomb the fuel depots on December 7, 1941. The oil supplied from Teapot Dome enabled our surviving ships to win the naval war in the Pacific theater.

Thank you, President Harding, for your contribution to the war effort 20 years after your death.
Teapot Dome saw the lease of oil fields to private companies. No one's complaining about the navy transferring anything to Interior it's what Interior/Fall did.

In terms of the WWII argument where were the fuel deposits, were they even in the range of the Japanese in the first place?
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Old January 14th, 2018, 01:56 AM   #103

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Lies made up by Gaston Means, a notorious liar and criminal, in his book The Strange Death of President Harding". It's sad that people like yourself fell for those lies hook, line and sinker.
How about you stop acting like your view is the only legitimate one?
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Old January 14th, 2018, 03:21 AM   #104

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Maybe you can't take my reply seriously
This post says more about you than it does Nixon
Can't take your reply seriously because it's nonsense and you haven't replied to my points. My post does say more about me than it does about Nixon, it shows I'm open minded and believe in historical facts rather than partisan vitriol.
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This post actually says more about you than it does Nixon. This amoral reptile was stopped in his tracks before he could do permanent harm to our democracy
Like what exactly? Come on, like what exactly? This is a forum for history, not biased conspiracy theories.
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In terms of the WWII argument where were the fuel deposits, were they even in the range of the Japanese in the first place?
The fuel depots were at Pearl Harbor, in order to allow the US Navy to move deeper into the Pacific and in pure theory WERE targeted for the third wave... but as American resistance grew to the attack, the Japanese called off the 3rd Wave before it could even be launched.

In pure theory the placement of those main reserves might have been safer on the US mainland, as the Japanese critically short of oil might not have decided to risk sailing across the entire Pacific to launch strikes on the US Pacific coast, but in pure theory they might have been able to manage it... Of course, that'd be a theory/practicality debate.

And at the same time, if a major push was to be made against the Japanese in the Pacific, the US Navy could NOT function solely out of the Pacific Coast ports in Washington, Oregon, and California and make a major push against the Japanese. In this, at the start of the war having the main base at Pearl Harbor WAS important and by the end of the war as the battle lines moved further toward Japan... even Pearl Harbor became a rear area. By late 1944, the main US fleet in the Pacific actually moved its base of operations to closer toward the Japanese home islands. In fact many of the ships that would be committed to the battle at Okinawa in 1945 would be based out of Ulithi Atoll... east of Yap and south of the Marianas. There was also a build up in the Marianas islands of Saipan and Guam, but I think they were more Army Air Force bases than naval bases...
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