Movie Review: Silence Patton
By Bill Sardi
November 19, 2016
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General Patton was outspoken. He was no diplomat. He saw no romance in war as military recruiters often sell to young men. He had the unflinching nerve. He didn’t mince his words. He spoke with bluntness. He was not politically correct.
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World War II on the Eastern Front was wrapping up. German generals signed an unconditional surrender agreement on May 7, 1945. US generals would return home to face hearings and inquiries about the war. As the film indicates, General Patton was going to disclose all the screw-ups and mistakes on the war front. Somebody didn’t want Patton’s bluntness to reach Congress and the American people.
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With very sketchy information at the time, my late uncles — who always suspected FDR caused Pearl Harbor — always believed that he was assassinated to shut him up. They felt it was to protect “the establishment”.
Maybe that where I get my own tin foil hat?
What would Patton have exposed?
The sell out to the Russians by the communists in the US Government?
Sully the reputations of MacArthur, Ike, and other generals?
Maybe expose the profit makers in war on both sides?
We may never know.
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