“One of the Americans who observed the strange behavior of the American government was General George S. Patton. He had seen enough to cause him to want to resign from the military so that he could “say what I want to” about America’s “soft on Communism” stance during the war.
Patton knew enough about the military that he couldn’t merely retire and speak out, because military men of high rank, even though reared, are still under the control of the government. This subjection to government authority includes their ability to speak out on the main issues of the day.
Should Patton resign, he would be free to speak as he saw fit.
Patton had a strong dislike for what happened as the Russians acquired much of Eastern Europe, and it is said by many that he was going to speak about this betrayal to the American people after the war was over.
But, before he had a chance to resign, he was killed after an automobile accident caused him to be hospitalized.
In 1979, a former undercover agent for the Office of Strategic Services, the OSS, gave an interview in which he claimed that he had been asked to kill Patton. This agent was “… Douglas Bazata, a veteran intelligence agent, who said he received a contract on Patton’s life in 1944. According to Bazata, the order for the ‘hit’ came down to him from none other than the legendary Office of Strategic Services direct from [its administrator] ‘Wild Bill’Donovan.”9
When Bazata was asked why he was finally going public with this admission after so many years, he said he ‘… was in poor health and wanted the American people to know the truth.’
The newspaper that carried the interview claimed that it had “a professional analyst subject Bazata’s interview to the rigors of a content analysis using a Psychological Stress Evaluator (P.S.E.) His report: Bazata gives no evidence of lying.”
It was Bazata’s contention that, although he collected more than $10,000 for the death of Patton, he was not responsible for Patten’s actual death. He claimed that he knows, however, who did kill him, and that Patton was killed by a dose of cyanide in the hospital where he was taken after the automobile accident, and that it was the cyanide rather than the accident that
took his life.”
9. Spotlight, (October 15, 1979), p. 16.
1945 September 17, GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON
“Taking General Eisenhower on a visit to DP camps, he called Jewish inmates “the greatest stinking bunch of humanity” and stating that they have “no sense of human relationships”. Patton had also referred to the Jewish DP’s as “lower than animals”. When attacked for his anti-Semitic remarks, Patton called it a “plot by Jews and Communists” to replace him.”