From: Dontblinkyoullmissit, GA
ORIGINAL: castor troy
thought about your opponent moving them out?
No, never thought he would consider doing something that would have made Kimmel look like he had read books written on the subject after the war. Ignorance on my part.
To be fair, if Kimmel had really thought about the war warning he had received, and remembered King's raid on Pearl Harbor on a Sunday Morning as part of a fleet exercise some years earlier - the IJN could have received a much warmer welcome then they did.
And, it could have been worse. What if Uncle Franklin had put King in command at CincPac and Kimmel in CincLant. King was not the same person Kimmel was, and would have had another outlook on war preparations. The signs were all there, they were abysmally ignored. Besides, Kimmel's idea of what to do when war came was to assemble the fleet and raid Kwajalein. That's where they might be headed. Idiotic in 20/20 hindsight, but that was the plan, man.
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer