General Patton Anti-Communism 1945
General Patton was one of the Greatest generals in history. He was a great soldier. He graduated top in his West point class He designed the US Army tank corps. He participated in the Mexican expedition of 1917 to capture Poncho Villa. He also had huge victories in which he usually encircled the enemy and forced them to surrender instead of long bloody fights. He played a major role in defeating the Afrikakorps and stopping the German army at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a true American patriot and hero. He supported Henry Ford and Charles Lindberg in the America first political comittee in opposing American intervention. He was also a rebel in spirit and son of confederate officers. He was also more gracious towards his defeated axis enemies as he recognized a true threat being from Stalin. He negotiated easy surrenders from Vichy French, Italian and German forces and treated prisoners and civilians well. He resisted implementing the brutal Morgenthau plan during occupation. He also prepared to give weapons to to German POWs and attack the USSR in 1945 after the war to stop the spread of communism. It was likely he would become president after the war instead of Eisenhower. Unfortunately he was likely murdered by NKVD and the best soldier in American history was no more. ...General Patton was dreaming of rearming a couple of Waffen SS divisions to incorporate them into his US Third Army "and lead them against the Reds". Patton had put this plan quite seriously to General Joseph T. McNarney, deputy US military governor in Germany, who had relayed Marshall Zhukov's complaint that the Third Army was too slow in disbanding and confining German units in its Bavarian sector. "What do you think those ****** bolshies think?" said Patton. "We're going to have to fight them sooner or later. Why not now while our army is intact and we can kick the Red Army back into Russia? We can do it with my Germans..." McNarney, petrified, reported this to his political advisor, Robert Murphy, who promptly asked Patton to come and see him. Patton was not in the least subdued. "He inquired with a gleam in his eye", Murphy later wrote, "whether there was any chance of going on to Moscow, which he said he could reach in thirty days, instead of waiting for the Russians to attack the United States." The outcome of this and other indiscretions was that Eisenhower relieved Patton of his command on October 2, 1945. Two months later he was fatally injured in a car crash. 11.