How America Planned For An Attack On Britain In 1930

War Plan RedDavid Gerrie writes in the Daily Mail:

Details of an amazing American military plan for an attack to wipe out a major part of the British Army are today revealed for the first time. In 1930, a mere nine years before the outbreak of World War Two, America drew up proposals specifically aimed at eliminating all British land forces in Canada and the North Atlantic, thus destroying Britain’s trading ability and bringing the country to its knees.

Previously unparalleled troop movements were launched as an overture to an invasion of Canada, which was to include massive bombing raids on key industrial targets and the use of chemical weapons, the latter signed off at the highest level by none other than the legendary General Douglas MacArthur.

The plans, revealed in a Channel 5 documentary, were one of a number of military contingency plans drawn up against a number of potential enemies, including the Caribbean islands and China. There was even one to combat an internal uprising within the United States.

In the end there was no question of President Franklin D. Roosevelt subscribing to what was known as War Plan Red. Instead the two countries became the firmest of allies during WW2, an occasionally strained alliance that continues to this day. Still, it is fascinating that there were enough people inside the American political and military establishment who thought that such a war was feasible.

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37 Comments on "How America Planned For An Attack On Britain In 1930"

  1. One Empire seeking to destroy and dominate another.

  2. One Empire seeking to destroy and dominate another.

  3. Anarchy Pony | Sep 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm |

    One Empire seeking to destroy and dominate another.

    • The US isn’t an Empire NOW anymore than China or Russia (Attacking a country does not an empire make), and it sure as heck wasn’t in 1930 where it was basically a nobody that kept to itself, Ron Paul style. If anything, Britain was the biggest empire around, probably would have gotten a very positive response by today’s standards.

      • Anarchy Pony | Sep 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm |

        Sure it is. It just isn’t overt about it. But the constant meddling in the affairs of foreign sovereign nations to the extent where they essentially gain economic control would certainly be analogous to the past goals of imperialism if not the same methods.

        • Welcome to the actions of all countries everywhere. Every country meddles, that’s their nature. An empire, by definition, rules via fiat of an emperor, which Britain had and America does not.

  4. Anonymous | Sep 28, 2011 at 2:57 am |

    zOMG! The US has plans to attack any country on the planet on file!!!!!1!!!!one

  5. zOMG! The US has plans to attack any country on the planet on file!!!!!1!!!!one

  6. You bet your ass they do. Imperial pigs.

  7. Butter Knife | Sep 28, 2011 at 3:58 am |

    I’m sure that the Pentagon still has such plans, just in case they become necessary.

    I expect that they have such plans drawn up for all major military and political powers.

    In the event that such action is deemed necessary, it is likely that there would be little time to create them.

    Further, it seems extremely probable that all such military and political powers possess similar plans regarding the US and one another.

    If that frightens or disturbs you I am sorry, but that is hardly the most frightening or disturbing aspect of the world we live in, and certainly not one that should come as a surprise.

  8. Butter Knife | Sep 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm |

    I’m sure that the Pentagon still has such plans, just in case they become necessary.

    I expect that they have such plans drawn up for all major military and political powers.

    In the event that such action is deemed necessary, it is likely that there would be little time to create them.

    Further, it seems extremely probable that all such military and political powers possess similar plans regarding the US and one another.

    If that frightens or disturbs you I am sorry, but that is hardly the most frightening or disturbing aspect of the world we live in, and certainly not one that should come as a surprise.

    • Yes to all of the above. Making such plans keeps our General Staff sharp.

      The problem is when some hack reporter runs short and needs his next fix, he doesn’t want sucking penis to be his first choice to make money. So he reports on this.

  9. Anonymous | Sep 28, 2011 at 4:23 am |

    I hate Americans!

    Oh wait..

  10. tellmeonamonday | Sep 28, 2011 at 6:06 am |

    God bless America….

  11. tellmeonamonday | Sep 28, 2011 at 2:06 am |

    God bless America….

  12. Anonymous | Sep 28, 2011 at 6:18 am |

    Yes to all of the above. Making such plans keeps our General Staff sharp.

    The problem is when some hack reporter runs short and needs his next fix, he doesn’t want sucking penis to be his first choice to make money. So he reports on this.

  13. Anonymous | Sep 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm |

    The US isn’t an Empire NOW anymore than China or Russia (Attacking a country does not an empire make), and it sure as heck wasn’t in 1930 where it was basically a nobody that kept to itself, Ron Paul style. If anything, Britain was the biggest empire around, probably would have gotten a very positive response by today’s standards.

  14. Anonymous | Sep 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm |

    We’ll show those British what for, what what!

  15. This was declassified in 1974, which makes you an idiot who doesn’t know how to use Google.

  16. This was declassified in 1974, which makes you an idiot who doesn’t know how to use Google.

  17. Well okay, either you or whoever wrote the original article is an idiot. Or both. Still, old news. This was old news when I was BORN.

  18. Well okay, either you or whoever wrote the original article is an idiot. Or both. Still, old news. This was old news when I was BORN.

  19. Oh, the Daily Fail. That explains it.

  20. Oh, the Daily Fail. That explains it.

  21. Sure it is. It just isn’t overt about it. But the constant meddling in the affairs of foreign sovereign nations to the extent where they essentially gain economic control would certainly be analogous to the past goals of imperialism if not the same methods.

  22. Sure it is. It just isn’t overt about it. But the constant meddling in the affairs of foreign sovereign nations to the extent where they essentially gain economic control would certainly be analogous to the past goals of imperialism if not the same methods.

  23. steff worthington | Sep 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm |

    MFkers. Why am I not surprised? Without war there is no America. Peace is war and without the flag waiving by bombing others Americans might start looking at what’s wrong with their country instead. America has been no less a fascist state in it’s history than Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia.. it just adds blue and white to the symbols. When 9/11 happened I, and other Britons, were eager to get ‘stuck in’ with our American brothers. We in the rest of the world must never forget that the US govt is a petulant child that’s found it’s daddy’s gun and can turn on it’s friends in an instant. At least with the Chinese you can see them for the tyranny they are.

  24. steff worthington | Sep 29, 2011 at 8:42 am |

    MFkers. Why am I not surprised? Without war there is no America. Peace is war and without the flag waiving by bombing others Americans might start looking at what’s wrong with their country instead. America has been no less a fascist state in it’s history than Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia.. it just adds blue and white to the symbols. When 9/11 happened I, and other Britons, were eager to get ‘stuck in’ with our American brothers. We in the rest of the world must never forget that the US govt is a petulant child that’s found it’s daddy’s gun and can turn on it’s friends in an instant. At least with the Chinese you can see them for the tyranny they are.

  25. Wayneewald | Sep 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm |

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    I always
    thought Douglas MacArthur lacked insight. 
    After all, wanting to trade nuclear bombs with Stalin was immature at
    best.  It was obvious that the only
    reason Stalin probed in Korea was that he had finally gained parity in nuclear
    weapons.  Of course this all sounds a lot
    like more recent history, our going after friends like New Zealand even though
    it was one of the few countries to send troops to help us in Viet Nam

     

  26. Wayneewald | Sep 29, 2011 at 9:19 am |

    I always
    thought Douglas MacArthur lacked insight. 
    After all, wanting to trade nuclear bombs with Stalin was immature at
    best.  It was obvious that the only
    reason Stalin probed in Korea was that he had finally gained parity in nuclear
    weapons.  Of course this all sounds a lot
    like more recent history, our going after friends like New Zealand even though
    it was one of the few countries to send troops to help us in Viet Nam

  27. Douglas MacArthur, like all ultra-Conservatives at his level, was a straight-up psychotic. This is the same dude who happily started shooting at his own men when they showed up for the Bonus Army protests in D.C. Interestingly, his much more moderate Republican compatriot, Eisenhower, refused the order to shoot at the men. We should probably thank god or the flying spaghetti monster (depending upon your preference) that Eisenhower was the one put in charge of everything in WWII.

  28. Douglas MacArthur, like all ultra-Conservatives at his level, was a straight-up psychotic. This is the same dude who happily started shooting at his own men when they showed up for the Bonus Army protests in D.C. Interestingly, his much more moderate Republican compatriot, Eisenhower, refused the order to shoot at the men. We should probably thank god or the flying spaghetti monster (depending upon your preference) that Eisenhower was the one put in charge of everything in WWII.

  29. Anonymous | Oct 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm |

    Welcome to the actions of all countries everywhere. Every country meddles, that’s their nature. An empire, by definition, rules via fiat of an emperor, which Britain had and America does not.

  30. Anonymous | Oct 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm |

    Welcome to the actions of all countries everywhere. Every country meddles, that’s their nature. An empire, by definition, rules via fiat of an emperor, which Britain had and America does not.

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