Sounds like a very sound reconaisance plan that would have worked and saved billions of dollars. Explains why the American carriers were out of port, too. They were supposed to sort out the Japanese carriers while they were trying to get into position for attack. At the very least, Yamamoto would have known that we were watching him and would have withdrawn from an obviously untenable field of battle. - - - Updated - - - White nationalist do not even need to make a buck, as long as it so weakens public morale as to advance the cause of the RaHoWa.