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Was Patton killed?
New York Post ^ | December 18, 2010 | ROBERT K. WILCOX

Posted on 12/19/2010 12:17:44 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

Sixty-five years ago this month, Gen. George S. Patton Jr., hero of World War II and an outspoken critic of the Soviets, was en route to a Sunday hunting trip, a day before permanently leaving Europe, when he was critically injured in a vehicle accident on a deserted two lane highway near Mannheim, Germany.

A large US army truck that Patton’s driver later said was waiting for them, suddenly — and without signaling — abruptly turned into his limousine’s path, causing a head-on crash. Even though Patton had an aide with him and the driver of the truck had one or two passengers in the cab, no one but Patton was hurt. He suffered a paralyzing broken neck.

Despite it being early on a no-work day, a horde of military personnel, including a brigadier general, quickly arrived at the scene. And although there were facilities in Mannheim, he was taken to a hospital 20 miles away where, when he arrived, the prognosis was bad. They expected him to die.

But the tough general, vowing to go home and tell “block-busting secrets,” rallied. And in a little over a week he was fit enough to be readied for a grueling trans-Atlantic flight home. On the eve of that flight, he had a sudden relapse. Blood embolisms choked his breathing. Within 24 hours he was dead.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: coldwar; communism; conspiracy; eisenhower; fdr; fifthcolumn; generalpatton; georgepatton; georgespattonjr; godsgravesglyphs; patton; truman
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is the release in paperback of a book first published in 2008. I went through it then and compared to other books and to the doctor’s statement on Patton’s death. The surgeon was flown to Germany from the US and was on the same plane with Mrs. Patton. Reading his report, discounts these post-war speculations. One of the reasons for the “medical facilities 20 miles away” instead of in Mannheim, was that the facility was much better quality.


21 posted on 12/19/2010 12:42:12 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: ConservativeStatement

There has been speculation that it was a hit since the day that it happened. But the only evidence anyone has ever actually been able to produce is the obvious fact that Stalin had a motive to kill him. No actual evidence that he did.


22 posted on 12/19/2010 12:42:37 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: ConservativeStatement

Patton was murdered by our own U.S. crooked Government.


23 posted on 12/19/2010 12:43:48 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GreyFriar

Patton is by far my favortite hidtorical figure. His early life is actually far more interesting than what he did during WW2.


24 posted on 12/19/2010 12:44:34 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: wku man

> I only half jokingly ask God that if he could spare Ronald Reagan and George Patton for a while ...

I wouldn’t mind Joe McCarthy being around either.


25 posted on 12/19/2010 12:44:47 PM PST by BuffaloJack (The Recession is officially over. We are now into Obama's Depression.)
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To: trumandogz

In Ford theatre no less.


26 posted on 12/19/2010 12:45:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ConservativeStatement
Why is everything (it seems) a conspiracy here at FR?
Patton, as he was prone to do, was sitting on the edge of his seat in the back of the vehicle in which he was a passenger. The back seat arrangement was designed to accommodate senior officers ... with several feet of room between the seat and the partition separating the driver. Patton was thrown some distance and as a result broke his neck. He never recovered to the extent he was being prepared to be flown home ... his wife (who flew in from the U.S.) was at his side the last few days. It was an accident people ... they happen with tragic consequences all the time.
27 posted on 12/19/2010 12:47:20 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

I think it was a “lone” surgeon and a “magic” scapel. Remember; the gurney went back....and to the left!


28 posted on 12/19/2010 12:47:23 PM PST by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I put nothing past our criminal mafia govt.


29 posted on 12/19/2010 12:50:05 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Obama’s fault


30 posted on 12/19/2010 12:51:41 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: GlockThe Vote

you mean the “bonus army”?


31 posted on 12/19/2010 12:52:14 PM PST by henry_reardon
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To: ConservativeStatement
General Patton was a great American and a great soldier. However, he was (at least for a time) anti-Semitic (unfortunately) and also seemed to share Charles Lindbergh's opinion that the struggle between the West and Russia was racial rather than ideological.

Of course, this doesn't change his role in defeating the Nazis and helping to expose the Holocaust to the world.

32 posted on 12/19/2010 12:55:18 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Vayo'mer Mosheh '''Asurah-na' ve'er'eh 'et-hamar'eh hagadol hazeh; maddua` lo yiv`ar haseneh.")
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To: BuffaloJack

I wouldn’t mind Joe McCarthy being around either.

I know she’s not American, but Queen Isabella knew how to free Spain of it’s Muslim problem. I’d like to add her to the list too..


33 posted on 12/19/2010 12:55:26 PM PST by Isabel2010
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To: ConservativeStatement

Here is a political reality check.

1. The US public opinion OPPOSED entry into WWII until Pearl Harbor, led by conservative Republicans.

2. It is easy to oppose the Soviets in retrospect, but at the time they were our vital ally. We had won WWII together.

3. There is NO WAY the US public would have favored a continuation of WWII, turned against our ally the Soviets.

I have no opinion about Patton’s demise, but I generally am skeptical about conspiracies.

Far too many involved.


34 posted on 12/19/2010 12:56:09 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: trumandogz
Patton's Aide d'Camp for most of the war was married to Chester Arthur's niece. Arthur, of course, became President courtesy of the assassin named Charles J. Guiteau who shot President Garfield.

Muawiyah met Arthur's niece and knows Hamid Karzai. His uncle, a WWII Ranger, appeared in several wartime movie reels with Patton.

That's all you need for a huge conspiracy theory about something ~ I've already found several on the net ~ absolutely amazing.

35 posted on 12/19/2010 12:56:21 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: cripplecreek

“In Ford theatre no less.”

Not only that, but on the day he was shot Lincoln thought about riding to Ford’s Theater in a Lincoln Continental.

And after he was shot, they buried Lincoln on the Continent!

And while Lee Harvey Oswald worked in a Warehouse, John Wilkes Booth may have at onetime gone to a Whore House.


36 posted on 12/19/2010 1:00:28 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: ConservativeStatement

He was assassinated by the Russians to keep from finishing the war. He was also a threat to FDR as a Presidential candidate, he may have changed our future.

Merry Christmas


37 posted on 12/19/2010 1:02:37 PM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: Joe 6-pack; ConservativeStatement; BOBTHENAILER; Grampa Dave; snippy_about_it
I have TARGET: PATTON--The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton, and have exchanged several emails with Robert K. Wilcox.

There are Soviet figures in the picture, as well as the vast pink underbelly of the Washington Administration which gave Eastern Europe to Uncle Joe with a bow.

OSS was duped by the NKVD in the rush to be allies against the Axis.

Gehlen was penetrated, and his bunch absorbed under Operation Paperclip enjoyed a special relationship with OSS and CIA for fifty years--such is the Agency's own admission.

Patton was loud about it. He was removed.

China fell; Korea presented as low-hanging fruit.

They could have waited until today when they have one of their own in the White House.

38 posted on 12/19/2010 1:03:20 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: bray

Merry Christmas, bray; you nailed it.


39 posted on 12/19/2010 1:04:35 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My dad was in Germany at the time and the rumors they got pertained to Patton’s murder being a German Werwolf operation.


40 posted on 12/19/2010 1:04:56 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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