Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:32:15 AM EDT
I am p****d at the local bugle, I am writing a letter to them about our draconian 'assault rifle ban in PRNJ' There was a quote from a member of the Japanese Miltary about attacking California(old spelling), siad that they were concerned about the guns and that wee knew how to use them. who was he and what exactly did he say,Any help?
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 5:40:24 AM EDT
This is not authoritative, but it may lead to something that is. Go check [url]http://reagan.com/HotTopics.main/HotMike/document-7.1.2001.5.html[/url] I'll keep looking for something better, in the meantime. Eric The(AlwaysHelpful)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 5:44:02 AM EDT
We're getting closer! Here's the post from Free Republic - [url]http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b3f46ee3f3b.htm[/url] Eric The(StillLooking!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 7:19:06 AM EDT
The quote, I can't remember who said it in the Japanese military was something like this: "you cannot invade mainland America, there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass" I think someone here or at another site actually used the quote in his sig. M@
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 7:23:37 AM EDT
Sorry, TheWind, but I can't find anything more than what I've already provided. I've got someone looking for me on the 'PearlHarborAttacked' website, so I'll let you know if that proves productive! BTW, in a letter to the editor, do you really need that much authority of citation? Eric The(LordKnows,THEYNeverDoWhenTheyPrintSomethi­ng!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 7:42:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15FENCER: The quote, I can't remember who said it in the Japanese military was something like this: "you cannot invade mainland America, there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass" M@
View Quote
I think it was Tojo (spelling?), but I'm not 100% sure. It was either him or Hirohito (again, spelling?) But that is the right quote, "a rifle behind every blade of grass." There is no doubt that an armed populace prevented any Japanese invasions.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 8:09:44 AM EDT
Thanks guys, I want to make sure I dot and cross everything....much appreciated
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 9:16:20 AM EDT
The quote was by a Japanese Admiral after WWII to a group of our officers when asked after their success at Pearl Harbor why had the Japanese not attacked mainland USA. I cannot remember the admiral's name nor the exact quote but his statement had to do with American civilians being armed and the difficulty in fighting such a foe.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 10:12:35 AM EDT
Thought it was Yamamoto. He spent a good bit of time here before the war.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 10:21:40 AM EDT
yamamoto. [url]http://google.yahoo.com/bin/query?p=yamamoto+rifle+blade+grass&hc=0&hs=0[/url]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 10:44:42 AM EDT
It's been attributed to Adm. Isoruku Yamamoto in all the threads at google.com, but there is no direct quote or source shown. Eric The(googler)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 11:39:48 AM EDT
You might want to check with Soldier of Fortune Magazine. They did an article on civilian militias in Oregon in early 1942. They might be able to help.
Top Top