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The Mysterious Death of George Patton
Fox News ^ | 4/27/06 | Oliver North

Posted on 04/27/2006 6:26:15 PM PDT by spanalot

Was General Patton's death the result of a traffic accident or was he the victim of an assassination plot? (By Stalin)

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Many Intel sources have long held that Stalin tried to assassinate Patton more than once.

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1 posted on 04/27/2006 6:26:17 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: spanalot

I thought Elvis did it.


2 posted on 04/27/2006 6:27:49 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: spanalot

"Brass Target".


3 posted on 04/27/2006 6:27:56 PM PDT by Publius
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To: festus

If there is anyway the dems can blame this on Bush, they will.


4 posted on 04/27/2006 6:31:21 PM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: spanalot

Interesting - there was also an old rumor out there that the German insurgency got to him.


5 posted on 04/27/2006 6:33:20 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Tailgunner Joe; lizol; Mazepa; Stellar Dendrite

ping


6 posted on 04/27/2006 6:33:32 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: SAMS

Maybe Prescott Bush.


7 posted on 04/27/2006 6:33:53 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Chi-townChief

"Interesting - there was also an old rumor out there that the German insurgency got to him."

A common Russin ploy - blame it on the fascists.


8 posted on 04/27/2006 6:34:39 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: Publius

Go to the video tape.


9 posted on 04/27/2006 6:34:53 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: SAMS

Well what with the Bush's being closet Nazis during WWII it shouldn't be hard

/end mindless liberal drivel logic simulation


10 posted on 04/27/2006 6:35:35 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: spanalot
Don't think there was necessarily a plot but . . .

. . . it is an interesting "what if" to consider the post war world had Patton not died in 1945.
11 posted on 04/27/2006 6:36:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: SAMS
This just in from DU. Prescott Bush colluded in the assasination of Patton in retaliation for the defeat of his friends the Nazis. After all, dems have alleged Bush 41's father was a nazi sympathizer ever since he first ran for president in 1980
12 posted on 04/27/2006 6:37:14 PM PDT by Guard Dog (Beware of the Dog)
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To: BenLurkin

In his "Future Histories", science fiction writer Robert Heinlein had Patton serving two terms as president in the 1950's.


13 posted on 04/27/2006 6:38:04 PM PDT by Publius
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To: BenLurkin

"In another brush with destiny, Mr. Skubik was informed by the Ukrainian underground of a Soviet assassination plot against Gen. George Patton. After his reports on the plot were dismissed, Gen. Patton was killed in an accident involving his staff car and a military truck. Although part of Gen. Patton's security detail, Mr. Skubik was refused permission to investigate the crash. Mr. Skubik's Ukrainian underground contact, Stepan Bandera, was himself assassinated by the KGB in 1959."


14 posted on 04/27/2006 6:40:53 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: BenLurkin

Truman would have "relieved" him just as he did Macarthur.


15 posted on 04/27/2006 6:41:20 PM PDT by gdzla
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To: festus

Ya got it wrong..it wud W.


16 posted on 04/27/2006 6:49:10 PM PDT by x1stcav (Illegals go home! I'll mow the damned lawn myself!)
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To: spanalot

Conspiracy? Or sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar (Freud).

Patton hated the Russians far more than he hated Germans, and perhaps dreamed of rearming and unleashing the latter against the USSR. Many in America also wanted us to stand back and just let the Nazis and Communists claw each other to death.

The sedan was not smashed to bits (photo). Restored, it reposes in the Patton Museum. I looked underneath it in 1977 and saw that the frame was bent, but nothing more. Gen. Patton was not only the only fatality, but the only one in the car even injured. A very finely tuned assassination, yes? The German Insurgency would have used some kind of what's now called an IED.

Eisenhower relieved Patton not because he was a loose cannon, but because of his public remarks, thought injurious to the Four Power alliance (which the Soviets abrogated anyway).

Gen Patton was a near-perfect, aggressive battlefield commander. That doesn't translate well to any other walk of life. Lost accident report? Welcome to the bureaucracy, circa 1945.

Let him rest in peace, in his soldier's grave.


17 posted on 04/27/2006 6:50:43 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: spanalot

Regardless of the manner of his demise, he was an amazing man, the consumate War General and an American Hero of the first order. My favorite photo of him is the one of him pissing in the Rhine. I am glad he was not infected by the political bug, as he was better for it.

Hand salute, ready two!


18 posted on 04/27/2006 6:51:16 PM PDT by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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To: spanalot

I thought it was a plot. Patton's driver was a former Arab taxi driver and if one has ever ridden in a car with an Arabic driver one would understand the danger.


19 posted on 04/27/2006 6:55:02 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: spanalot

I did it with my Time Machine. I wanted George C. Scott to be able to portray Patton as he was when he was still in his prime. I killed JFK, too, but the Cigarette Smoking Man kept taking the credit.


20 posted on 04/27/2006 6:58:14 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: x1stcav

So W used to work for Stalin eh ?

Man you can learn a lot here on the free republic !

;-)


21 posted on 04/27/2006 7:02:47 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: elcid1970

The way I see it, the Good Lord created George Patton for one particular purpose. When that mission was finished, He called him home.


22 posted on 04/27/2006 7:03:12 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: spanalot

Hey, I spent almost 11 years in Heidelberg, and you couldn't get me to go near the 130th Station Hospital, no matter how sick I was. Patton would have survived with decent medical care, but he was a soldier through and through.


23 posted on 04/27/2006 7:04:46 PM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: elcid1970

I found this on the wackey web - but I made a point of asking all my WWII vet uncles and such - lots of corroboration that there was more than one car accident and something along the lines that he was recovering in the hospital, was denied visits by family, and then he had a heart attack.



"One day Patton's car was run into by a military truck in what seemed like a very strange accident. The General was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was observed to have serious, but not life-threatening injuries. But some days later he died of a heart attack. "


24 posted on 04/27/2006 7:06:21 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: Larry Lucido

"The way I see it, the Good Lord created George Patton for one particular purpose. When that mission was finished, He called him home."


As the young German officer in the movie said, "Peace will kill him. He is a magnificent anachronism".


25 posted on 04/27/2006 7:06:51 PM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: spanalot
Patton is dead? I thought he was reincarnated. I'll bet he's sitting in a HumVee outside Baghdad right now.
26 posted on 04/27/2006 7:11:54 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Larry Lucido

Amen! When I attended the Armor School in 1970, our class leader gave a presentation somewhat thus:

"In the beginning was the word, and the word was Patton! And the Lord said unto Patton, `thou shalt build me a tank, and it shall be of thirty cubits by fifty cubits by eighteen cubits, and with it, thou shalt go forth, and kill Germans!'"

Later, I had the privilege of meeting his son, Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, III. Passed away only a few years ago, a fine soldier.


27 posted on 04/27/2006 7:12:38 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: spanalot

My personal friend's father was Patton's Italian translator, Moore (responsible for the ring kiss of the Pope).

And while General Patton would have "whupped up" on the Soviets if given a chance, he most wanted to be transfered over to the Pacific Front to speed up the fall of Hirohito.

Also, keep in mind that the Germans feared and hated the Soviets far more than Patton and the U.S...the Nazi insurgency was more concerned with keeping the U.S. in the game as a Soviet counter-balance.

...And the Soviets knew that Patton wanted to be transferred to the Pacific to take on the very armed forces that had humiliated the Russians 40 years earlier (the 1905 invasion that was beaten by the kamikazis).

So the Italians loved him (and switched sides in the war greatly because of him), the Soviets knew that he wanted to be transferred, and the Germans wanted him alive to counter-balance the Soviets.

In short, his death was not due to Man, but Fate.

28 posted on 04/27/2006 7:12:47 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Larry Lucido

"The way I see it, the Good Lord created George Patton for one particular purpose. When that mission was finished, He called him home."

Interesting..... I've thought the same thing for many many years. Surprised someone else thinks the same :)


29 posted on 04/27/2006 7:14:21 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: spanalot

Seat belts would have helped that bash...


30 posted on 04/27/2006 7:17:13 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: spanalot

Not that I hav anything really important to add..

But I have the General's great-grandson in one of my classes this semester. He looks like his great-grandpa

I guess that makes 3 degrees of separation for all the freepers who read this thread :-)


31 posted on 04/27/2006 7:17:32 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: elcid1970

I always wondered how Patton and MacArthur would get along in the same theater. I heard they had a chance meeting in WWI but that was about it.


32 posted on 04/27/2006 7:18:17 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Leatherneck_MT

"The way I see it, the Good Lord created George Patton for one particular purpose. When that mission was finished,"

It wasn't finished - he could have walked over the
Russians, dropped one nuke on Moscow and one on Stlaingrad and saved 50 million and lots of $ and US soldiers during the cold war.

But nooooo, we needed time to get the Bomb secrets to the Russians to really F things up


33 posted on 04/27/2006 7:22:33 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: Larry Lucido

Holy smoke! Never in all these years did I ever think of that! The two most titanic egos in all of U.S. Army generaldom. No wonder they were kept hemispheres apart!


34 posted on 04/27/2006 7:22:43 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: BallyBill

I could only hope the God Patton is back and on our side sitting outside of Baghdad. We need him back now more than ever.

W.W.P.D.? -My new slogan.


35 posted on 04/27/2006 7:24:07 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: spanalot

Can't let a Patton post go by without his Poem:

THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY
by Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.

Through the travail of the ages,
Midst the pomp and toil of war,
Have I fought and strove and perished
Countless times upon this star.

In the form of many people
In all panoplies of time
Have I seen the luring vision
Of the Victory Maid, sublime.

I have battled for fresh mammoth,
I have warred for pastures new,
I have listed to the whispers
When the race trek instinct grew.

I have known the call to battle
In each changeless changing shape
From the high souled voice of conscience
To the beastly lust for rape.

I have sinned and I have suffered,
Played the hero and the knave;
Fought for belly, shame, or country,
And for each have found a grave.

I cannot name my battles
For the visions are not clear,
Yet, I see the twisted faces
And I feel the rending spear.

Perhaps I stabbed our Savior
In His sacred helpless side.
Yet, I've called His name in blessing
When after times I died.

In the dimness of the shadows
Where we hairy heathens warred,
I can taste in thought the lifeblood;
We used teeth before the sword.

While in later clearer vision
I can sense the coppery sweat,
Feel the pikes grow wet and slippery
When our Phalanx, Cyrus met.

Hear the rattle of the harness
Where the Persian darts bounced clear,
See their chariots wheel in panic
From the Hoplite's leveled spear.

See the goal grow monthly longer,
Reaching for the walls of Tyre.
Hear the crash of tons of granite,
Smell the quenchless eastern fire.

Still more clearly as a Roman,
Can I see the Legion close,
As our third rank moved in forward
And the short sword found our foes.

Once again I feel the anguish
Of that blistering treeless plain
When the Parthian showered death bolts,
And our discipline was in vain.

I remember all the suffering
Of those arrows in my neck.
Yet, I stabbed a grinning savage
As I died upon my back.

Once again I smell the heat sparks
When my Flemish plate gave way
And the lance ripped through my entrails
As on Crecy's field I lay.

In the windless, blinding stillness
Of the glittering tropic sea
I can see the bubbles rising
Where we set the captives free.

Midst the spume of half a tempest
I have heard the bulwarks go
When the crashing, point blank round shot
Sent destruction to our foe.

I have fought with gun and cutlass
On the red and slippery deck
With all Hell aflame within me
And a rope around my neck.

And still later as a General
Have I galloped with Murat
When we laughed at death and numbers
Trusting in the Emperor's Star.

Till at last our star faded,
And we shouted to our doom
Where the sunken road of Ohein
Closed us in it's quivering gloom.

So but now with Tanks a'clatter
Have I waddled on the foe
Belching death at twenty paces,
By the star shell's ghastly glow.

So as through a glass, and darkly
The age long strife I see
Where I fought in many guises,
Many names, but always me.

And I see not in my blindness
What the objects were I wrought,
But as God rules o'er our bickerings
It was through His will I fought.

So forever in the future,
Shall I battle as of yore,
Dying to be born a fighter,
But to die again, once more.


36 posted on 04/27/2006 7:26:24 PM PDT by KillTime (Democracies that can't distinguish between good and evil or deny any difference shall surely perish.)
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To: elcid1970

Yep, the Pacific just ain't that big. :-)


37 posted on 04/27/2006 7:27:16 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: elcid1970
Gen Patton was a near-perfect, aggressive battlefield commander. That doesn't translate well to any other walk of life. Lost accident report? Welcome to the bureaucracy, circa 1945.

Patton did not die as a result of any conspiracy ... he was recalled at that moment in time by the good Lord. Patton felt he was reincarnated from a earlier warrior ... put on earth by the Lord, when needed, to fight yet another war. His time on earth and his ascendancy to the rank of general in the U.S. Army at that precise moment was, in his opinion, preordained.

38 posted on 04/27/2006 7:27:36 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Southack

"And the Soviets knew that Patton wanted to be transferred to the Pacific "

That may be after it became apparent that we did not have the resolve to stop the Russian invasion of eastern europe.

But he lobbied heavily to stand firm against the Russians but was denied.


39 posted on 04/27/2006 7:28:10 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: spanalot

I saw the movie, and I thought Sophia Loren did it.


40 posted on 04/27/2006 7:28:41 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: spanalot

Most interesting.


41 posted on 04/27/2006 7:29:59 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: KillTime

His views on past lives/reincarnation are pretty well known.

He was one hell of a Soldier, and more than just a bit philosopher.


42 posted on 04/27/2006 7:30:55 PM PDT by Lord_Baltar
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To: KillTime

Awesome! Never read Patton's entire poem before.


43 posted on 04/27/2006 7:31:57 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: BluH2o

"he was recalled at that moment in time by the good Lord."

And praytell why would the Lord be on the Commies side - why would the Lord take back Patton so that the Russians could get the bomb and kill us in three more wars? And then kill another 50 million in the last half of the century.


44 posted on 04/27/2006 7:34:00 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: vetvetdoug
I thought it was a plot. Patton's driver was a former Arab taxi driver and if one has ever ridden in a car with an Arabic driver one would understand the danger.

Umm... where did you come up with that?

Patton's driver was a relative of mine, Horace Woodring, and about as far from being arab as one can get.
45 posted on 04/27/2006 7:40:02 PM PDT by TruBluKentuckian
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To: Leatherneck_MT; Larry Lucido

Patton guided for a higher purpose? It's not that small a club. His entire life seemed to be a form of training for the fulfillment of a single purpose.

I found it to be a remarkable bit of fate that, as a lad, he should have been out riding in the foothills of the San Gabriels near his home in southern California and encountered none other than an elderly John Singleton Mosby riding horseback on the same trails.

The chance meeting led to a relationship and many succeeding visits, a nearly mystical passing of a warriors mantle.


46 posted on 04/27/2006 7:44:02 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

I remember reading that Ronald Reagan said he would not run for a 2nd term as governor if he had been offered the role of Patton. Maybe he was joking though.


47 posted on 04/27/2006 7:45:57 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: indcons

Interesting. Patton lived, paralyzed, for some time after the accident (or whatever).


48 posted on 04/27/2006 7:47:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: festus

Everyone knows Elvis did not plot to kill people.

It's obvious. Patton died a mysterious death and now, Bush is in the White House. Sure likes a Karl Rove and George Bush ops to me ;-)


49 posted on 04/27/2006 7:48:49 PM PDT by DakotaRed
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To: KillTime

I love that scene in the movie Patton where he recites a verse from that over the site of an ancient battle.


50 posted on 04/27/2006 7:49:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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