10 Worst Lies in History

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Craking the Japanese code in World War II

It’s worth remembering that not all lies are bad, after all! As a matter of fact, there are some lies that might work in your favor- especially when you want to win a war. For example, during World War II, Americans were completely unable to decipher the codes that the Japanese military intelligence was using, particularly the “AF” one, which denoted the exact location of a planned naval attack by Japan.

At the time, American military intelligence believed that “AF” stood for Midway, as the Japanese had a tendency to designate “A” to Hawaiian island locations, and Midway was a logical choice for Japan’s future target.

So, what did we decide to do? So the American intelligence decided to test their theory, by sending an encrypted false message, that claimed that Midway’s freshwater distilling station was busted and needed supplies. Not long after the transmission, a Japanese intelligence report read “AF is short of water”. This way, their white lie confirmed their theory!

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5 thoughts on “10 Worst Lies in History”

  1. Aunt's friend Of Mine

    Daniel, knows many through the Seven Hills in Aurora.
    As threading pulled from a jacket seam curly quicker wit.

    :Mundane plains drifter.
    :status:

  2. EXCELLENT ARTICLE. I HAVE HEARD OF MANY OF THESE DURING MY LIFE AS FAR BACK AS I CAN REMEMBER. THE WORST ONES ARE THE POLITICAL LIES THAT PROBABLY INFLICT MORE DAMAGE AND SUFFERING TO ALL MANKIND THAT ALL THE OTHER CATEGORIES COMBINED. MY FATHER TOLD ME OVER SIXTY FIVE YEARS AGO THAT NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU LIKE ANY GIVEN POLITICAL FIGURE, YOU CAN NEVER TRUST ANYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF THEIR MOUTHS. HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN AS HE WAS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN LOCAL POLITICS AT THE LOCAL AND STATE LEVEL AND WAS PRETTY MUCH DISGUSTED WITH THE SYSTEM IN HIS LATER YEARS.

  3. HItler was right! Jews were and still are the enemy of society and now globally. They own every centural bank in the world, news stations, Hollywood, TV shows and all to control and manipulate the world.

  4. I am having trouble understanding how the 1919 Black Sox scandal qualifies as a “lie,” or the Cuban missile crisis.
    That’s two of the first three: time to quit.

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