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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  • Anarchy Pony

    One Empire seeking to destroy and dominate another.

    • SF2K01

      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

        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.

        • SF2K01

          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.

  • Wanooski

    One Empire seeking to destroy and dominate another.

  • Wanooski

    One Empire seeking to destroy and dominate another.

  • Redacted

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

    • Anarchy Pony

      You bet your ass they do. Imperial pigs.

      • Redacted

        I hate Americans!

        Oh wait..

  • Anonymous

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

  • Wanooski

    You bet your ass they do. Imperial pigs.

  • Butter Knife

    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.

    • Redacted

      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.

  • Butter Knife

    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.

  • Anonymous

    I hate Americans!

    Oh wait..

  • tellmeonamonday

    God bless America….

    • SF2K01

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

  • tellmeonamonday

    God bless America….

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQ6UDXKLWHRIYNWPCR3XLSX3PE Fayanora

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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQ6UDXKLWHRIYNWPCR3XLSX3PE Fayanora

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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQ6UDXKLWHRIYNWPCR3XLSX3PE Fayanora

    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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQ6UDXKLWHRIYNWPCR3XLSX3PE Fayanora

    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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQ6UDXKLWHRIYNWPCR3XLSX3PE Fayanora

    Oh, the Daily Fail. That explains it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQ6UDXKLWHRIYNWPCR3XLSX3PE Fayanora

    Oh, the Daily Fail. That explains it.

  • Wanooski

    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.

  • Wanooski

    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.

  • steff worthington

    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.

  • steff worthington

    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.

  • Wayneewald

    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

  • Wayneewald

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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

     

  • 5by5

    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.

  • 5by5

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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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