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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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1 posted on 12/19/2010 12:17:50 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Interesting,I saw something about this back a ways and the presumption then was he was killed by a blow to the neck with a rubber bushing fired at close range.


2 posted on 12/19/2010 12:24:08 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thanks for posting, I’ve become increasingly interested in Patton’s death as the years go by.


3 posted on 12/19/2010 12:27:26 PM PST by infidel29 (Since 0bama is NOT a uniter, can we change the acronym to just plain P.O.S.?)
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To: Cheetahcat

From the grassy knoll.


4 posted on 12/19/2010 12:27:30 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I don't know much about the circumstances surrounding Gen. Patton's death, but I know a bit about his life and what he meant to our nation. I only half jokingly ask God that if he could spare Ronald Reagan and George Patton for a while, we sure could use them back here in the USA right now to straighten things out.

A few more if they're not doing anything...George Washington, JP Jones, Thomas Jefferson (along with James Madison, if for nothing else, to explain to the ACLU what was meant in our founding documents) Stonewall Jackson and Blackjack Pershing.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

5 posted on 12/19/2010 12:27:55 PM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Conspiracy bait.


6 posted on 12/19/2010 12:29:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ConservativeStatement
I have always felt that was the case. He would have started a war with the “b@stards”(his words) Russians and we would have become a different people because of it.
7 posted on 12/19/2010 12:29:22 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hello All, here’s the link to Amazon for the recent book on this topic. An entire show on Coast To Coast AM was devoted to this topic.

http://www.amazon.com/Target-Patton-Assassinate-General-George/dp/1596986069/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1292789567&sr=1-5


8 posted on 12/19/2010 12:30:27 PM PST by GravityFree (Death is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, but only the end of the beginning.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I read Target: Patton when it was released a couple years ago.

As much as one wants to believe our government would not have one of its greatest warriors iced, both his popularity and outspoken anti-communist views certainly would have been a huge impediment to the post-war agreements hammered out a Yalta. We're only now coming to grips with (and paying for) the level of communist infiltration into western diplomatic and intelligence circles. I can't say definitively that the OSS killed Patton, but I think it would be safe to assert that there's more to the circumstances surrounding his death than has been publicly aired.

9 posted on 12/19/2010 12:30:33 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ConservativeStatement

There have been suspicions about this for many years.

This adds further details that I haven’t heard before.

It wouldn’t be too surprising. Roosevelt was surrounded by Communists, and was virtually a Communist himself. And although Harry Truman seems to be viewed more sympathetically by conservatives now than he was at the time, he was responsible for giving China to the Communists.

Patton, of course, wanted to take Berlin for the western allies, before the Russians got there, but he was not permitted to do it. Roosevelt had agreed to hand over Eastern Europe to good old Uncle Joe, as he was commonly called during the war.


10 posted on 12/19/2010 12:31:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ConservativeStatement
He was murdered because of his staunch Conservative stance and his threat to the emerging new world order of which he was opposed and vocal. He was going to run for US Senator from CA and expose what he new and fight it. He was aggressive with the Soviets and did a lot to keep refugees out of Soviet hands, played a lot of cat-n-mouse with them and won more often then not. Yup, he was murdered, its really just a question of which Government got him first.
11 posted on 12/19/2010 12:31:33 PM PST by 95B30 ( The Professional Left: "Their morals are crooked, their logic is flawed, their honor is stolen)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Conspiracy, no. Automobile accident, yes.


12 posted on 12/19/2010 12:31:53 PM PST by centurion316
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To: cripplecreek

“Conspiracy bait.”

Are you serious?

I am sure that you know that the man driving Patton’s limo on the fateful day was the same man who was driving JFK’s limo in Dallas on 11.22.1963.

Moreover, it was that very same limo driver who drove President Lincoln to Ford’s Theater.


13 posted on 12/19/2010 12:33:25 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Even more amazing is the fact that the Titanic sank exactly 47 years (and some months and days) after Lincoln’s “assassination”.


14 posted on 12/19/2010 12:35:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ConservativeStatement
It is clear Patton’s death has been covered up. I think there is sufficient reason to initiate an official investigation. Until the truth is revealed, the rumors will persist, crucial history may be lost and an enormous crime may go unpunished. Patton deserves better.

I think that it is pretty clear that Patton’s death will go unpunished regardless of the results of any investigation.

As this article points out the driver of the truck is already dead. Those who ordered the assassination undoubtedly would be even older than the driver ensuring that they also are already dead.

Yes certainly Patton’s death should be investigated but the opportunity for punishment is long gone.

15 posted on 12/19/2010 12:36:35 PM PST by Pontiac
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To: cameraeye

He would not have started a war, but he would have been impossible to ignore, along with Macarthur on the subject of partial warfare, political BS. He most assuredly was killed by forces within our own govt.


16 posted on 12/19/2010 12:37:10 PM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

“From the grassy knoll.”

No from behind


17 posted on 12/19/2010 12:39:33 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
FYI.

Patton's Third Army deputy intel officer briefly was on the KGB's payroll

18 posted on 12/19/2010 12:40:05 PM PST by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: cripplecreek

And it is even stranger that while President’s Lincoln’s name was Lincoln and Lincoln was born on a Continent, he choose not to drive a Lincoln Continental, but a Cadillac, which was named after a French explorer!


19 posted on 12/19/2010 12:41:33 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: ConservativeStatement

Patton’s military career was pretty much finished at the end of WWII because of his political views and outspoken attitude. There was no need to kill him.


20 posted on 12/19/2010 12:41:52 PM PST by neocon1984
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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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To: bray
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.

FDR died eight months before Patton did.

However, I agree that the circumstances surrounding his death have always been suspicious.

41 posted on 12/19/2010 1:09:07 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: henry_reardon

His lineage, the time at vmi and west point, the olympics where he got 5th in the pentahlon, etc.

As for the bonus army stuff, he was not alone in that and was following orders. Yes it sucked and the govt was to blame for not honoring its obligations, not patton individually.


42 posted on 12/19/2010 1:10:31 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: neocon1984
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Patton aspired to be the Commander at West Point after the war ... IIRC ...

General "Beetle" (?????) (Patton's nemisis as seen in the movie) was "not" invited to Patton's funeral ...


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Patton's chief contributions in World War II ?


1) Patton led a defeated and demoralized American Army to victory against Rommel in North Africa


2) Patton pulled a brilliant tactical move against the Germans in Sicilcy ... which ...


3) Caused the Germans to FEAR Patton so much that Eisenhower was able to (successfully) use Patton as a Decoy for the Normandy invasion ...

Honestly, had not Rommel's genuis and his armored divions been (foolishly) been left behind at Calais ... Normandy would have been another Gallopi ...


4) Patton's brillant (again) Blitzkrieg attacks against the Germans (after Normandy) paved the way to an Allied victiry ...


5) Finally, Patton's guts and genius saved the 101st Airborne's (glorious) behinds at Bastogne ...


6) Last, but NOT least, Patton was the ONLY World War general with the "brains" and non-PC attitude to write and mass-distribute the famous "Bastogne Prayer" ... whose successful clearing of the skies allowed the US Army Airforce to decimate the German forces ...

General Patton "clearly" acknowledged the Lordship of The Almighty in this event ...


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General Patton was the kind of man that Americans will "always" want to follow into battle ...


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43 posted on 12/19/2010 1:11:55 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wonder if Mark Levin would have any opinion on this, being that he’s a big admirer of Patton.


44 posted on 12/19/2010 1:12:07 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: bray

FDR was reelected in 44 and would not stand for reelection, and coronation, until 48. I am not so sure Patton would have been his adversary. Truman was always worried about MacArthur and of course that never came to fruition either as MacArthur lost the first primary he was in effectively killing any hope he could win.

That said, I do believe there was a conspiracy to take him out. He openly was using former Nazi party members. While our OSS was also using these same people, they did not wish it to be become an issue after the war ended. So, I believe our own government had more to do with his demise than did the soviets although I would not put it past them. They did try to take out Gen Haig years later when he was in charge of SHAPE. Interestingly, they tried to kill him while he was in a vehicle.


45 posted on 12/19/2010 1:13:11 PM PST by Mouton
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To: muawiyah
And who ordered Charles J. Guiteau to assassinate President Garfield?

This picture was taken at the exact moment that Garfield was told about the assassination of President Garfield. At first glance, he appears to be surprised, but if you stare at the picture for a few moments, you will notice that it is not a look of surprise, but rather elation.

46 posted on 12/19/2010 1:18:58 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

I think Johnny Cash had his ancestor’s order it, so he could write a song about it later


47 posted on 12/19/2010 1:20:12 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: wku man

If Patton believed in reincarnation, he may already be back on earth...hope he’s on our side if so...


48 posted on 12/19/2010 1:20:53 PM PST by goat granny (Great dad's are a blessing to son's but more so to daughters...)
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To: Pontiac
...the opportunity for punishment is long gone.

If the conspiracy theories were proved correct, then SOMEBODY must be punished. I nominate La Raza. Wipe 'em out.

Makes as much sense as punishing all of us financially today for the sins of slavery perpetrated by the people who lived 150 to 400 years ago.

49 posted on 12/19/2010 1:21:39 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hm. “Block-busting secrets.” Makes you wonder if they had anything to do with what his fellow (but much more liberal and friendly-to-the-Soviets) General, Dwight Eisenhower, was referring to in his farewell speech, when he warned about the “military-industrial complex.” [You can see Ike’s speech at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY or read it at http://www.h-net.org/~hst306/documents/indust.html.]

Patton’s death occurred 65 years ago Tuesday.


50 posted on 12/19/2010 1:22:24 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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