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The Mysterious Death of Gen. George S. Patton (Was it really an "accident"?)
American Thinker ^ | 11/22/2012 | Robert K. Wilcox

Posted on 11/22/2012 10:20:03 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Sixty-seven years ago, on a cold December 9th in 1945 Germany, legendary American general George S. Patton was injured in a strange auto "accident" on a road outside Mannheim, near the Rhine River. The opinionated anticommunist died twelve days later. Today, the evidence that he was murdered -- the first in a line of postwar political assassinations including that of President John F. Kennedy -- is mounting.

In 2008 my book about Patton's mysterious death, Target: Patton, was published by Regnery with the core evidence, including:

* Patton was the only passenger hurt that cold day in what essentially was described as a "fender-bender." Two others in the car with him were uninjured, as were those in the truck that suddenly turned and caused the crash.

* The truck and its occupants were suspiciously waiting for the Patton car on the side of the road, according to a witness. It didn't start up until Patton's Cadillac was sighted. The truck's driver, a soldier and black marketeer who had stolen the army vehicle, did not signal when he suddenly wheeled the two-and-a-half-ton hauler into Patton's path. The truck's driver and his passengers mysteriously disappeared -- as did the sergeant in a jeep who was leading the Patton Cadillac.

* Numerous shadowy figures, including a general and other officers, quickly descended on the remote crash site, taking charge. It was a quiet Sunday morning.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: georgespatton; patton; tinfoilbrigade
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To: hoosierham

And just like today, the media were scum happy to bait him on his own quotes. Patton’s fault too for not clamming up and telling them to F off like what Tecumseh Sherman did.

21 posted on 11/22/2012 11:00:34 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Both Patton and Eisenhower were majors involved in the operation.

22 posted on 11/22/2012 11:01:58 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: wastedyears

Why on Earth do you people keep confusing Patton with MacArthur, when it was MacArthur who disobeyed a Presidential order and ordered the Army to disperse the Bonus Army protestors out of their squatter camps on the federal lgrounds near the Capitol Building? Why is it you also ignore how the Communist agitators were inciting a riot and an armed attack upon Congress?

23 posted on 11/22/2012 11:05:22 AM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: Sherman Logan

They were subject to orders from General MacArthur.

25 posted on 11/22/2012 11:08:09 AM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: SeekAndFind

There are some outstanding comments to that article. Most will go over most of the sheeple’s heads or they’ll continue to deny it. They’ve been that brainwashed by Bolshevik/Communist propaganda over the last 100+ years.
FDR was nothing but a Communist sympathizer surrounded by Communists and fighting for them, just like what we have now.

26 posted on 11/22/2012 11:10:17 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: SeekAndFind
I have my aluminum foil hat on. Tin foil is so 20th century.
27 posted on 11/22/2012 11:31:47 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: Cold Heart
Brad Meltzers “Decoded” claims it was an accident.

Also on that show, it was discovered that the vertebrate broken in Patton's neck had been broken before in his lifetime (along with many other bones) and was extremely weak.

28 posted on 11/22/2012 11:36:16 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: WhiskeyX

Whenever the subject is the Bonus Army & bad ol’ MacArthur, it almost never gets mentioned that the vets did get their bonus in 1935, ten years ahead of schedule.

My grandpa used his to make down payment on a house. By 1940 he had paid off the mortgage.

29 posted on 11/22/2012 11:43:23 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: SeekAndFind

IMHO, wouldn’t be surprised the fix was in for Patton. If he ran for POTUS, he would have been a good one.

30 posted on 11/22/2012 11:52:04 AM PST by CORedneck
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31 posted on 11/22/2012 11:59:31 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Borax Queen
One of my bosses at my first job out of college was part of the Third Army occupation. He was certain that Patton had been assassinated. From what he said, it was common knowledge that the army leadership was scared of Patton.

One book speculated that Patton was going to make a fuss about the U.S. soldiers that were never returned by the Russians.

32 posted on 11/22/2012 12:12:02 PM PST by Taylor42
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To: SeekAndFind

Patton was famous, yes. But it took the 1970 movie starring George C. Scott to make him a legend to us baby boomers.

33 posted on 11/22/2012 12:23:37 PM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: Taylor42

My Dad was an infantry commander in the Third Army. Rumor was that Patton wanted to rearm the Wehrmacht (weed out the Nazis) & hurl it eastward.

Dad had already liberated a POW camp where the freed Russians ran riot. But then he watched a different group of Russians (Vlasovite) get marched to their doom over a nearby hill to the sound of machine guns & screams.

Germany in 1945 was a hellish place.

34 posted on 11/22/2012 12:28:52 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: wastedyears

Maybe I should have given you the benefit of the doubt and just recognized that history isn’t your strong suit. So perhaps you 1) Didn’t know the chain of command when the rioters were suppressed, 2) Didn’t know that the certificates weren’t payable until 1945, and 3) didn’t know that the rioters instigated the violence.

Or maybe you do believe that folks are ‘entitled’ to ‘free stuff’.

35 posted on 11/22/2012 12:31:41 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Taylor42

About 25 years ago I was speaking with a WWII vet who had served under Patton and he thought the same thing.

36 posted on 11/22/2012 12:35:35 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: GreyFriar
pulmonary embolism

A good shot of air into a vein will do that to you.

37 posted on 11/22/2012 12:39:03 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

I’m 27, unemployed for a few more days until I start a part-time job at Home Depot, and have never applied for unemployment even though I was eligible. I also don’t want to apply for “free healthcare,” because I know someone else is paying for it. Believe me, I don’t have many bills to pay, but it’s embarrassing asking for money to help pay them; it took me 3 1/2 years to pay off a bill for bloodwork. I definitely could’ve used the little money from unemployment to pay for that, but I didn’t know if I would get back only what I put in, or more. No, I don’t believe in getting free stuff. I was spoiled in all the wrong ways, and life woke me up by kicking me in the balls repeatedly.

No, history hasn’t been my strong suit. I may have spent one or two minutes learning about it in American history class, which was 8-9 years ago for me. Not near as long as most of Free Republic, but at the time I wasn’t very interested in American history, as I hadn’t been awoken to my Conservatism yet.

I still believe Patton should’ve refused those orders; he wasn’t in overall command, but he was still on the field leading men against his own brothers. I’ll continue to believe that to be inexcusable to the day I die.

38 posted on 11/22/2012 12:40:42 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: wastedyears
Patton led the army against the Bonus Army, a large group of unarmed people just wanting the government to pay them their bonus.

No, that was MacArthur. C'mon folks.
39 posted on 11/22/2012 1:26:21 PM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: PAR35

What? I thought he died of a pulmonary embolism in Belgium.

40 posted on 11/22/2012 2:16:31 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan're our only hope.)
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