allegations...but if this did happen...wow. http://www.presstv.ir/Detail.aspx?id=79144§ionid=3510203 'World War II allies silenced Gen. Patton' Sun, 21 Dec 2008 19:35:10 GMT General Patton was murdered to silence his criticism of World War II leaders. America's legendary general of World War II George S. Patton may have been assassinated due to his threats to expose war secrets. The recently published diary of a marksman called Douglas Bazata reveals that American spy chiefs wanted the combat general dead as he was threatening to expose allied collusion with the Russians. During the Second World War, supreme allied commander Dwight D. Eisenhower prevented Patton from seizing Berlin before the forces of the Soviet Union. Patton believed Eisenhower's move allowed hundreds of thousands of German troops to escape to fight again, which led to the death of thousands of Americans in the Battle of the Bulge. The book Target Patton by Robert Wilcox, a military historian, claims that the head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), General "Wild Bill" Donovan, had ordered Bazata to silence Patton. Bazata, in his interviews with Wilcox, confessed how he staged the car crash in which Patton suffered serious injuries, and how he then shot the general with a low-velocity projectile, which broke his neck. Bazata, who died in 1999, also implied that when Patton was recovering and on the verge of flying home, US officials turned a blind eye as Soviet agents poisoned him. In further attempt to support his case, Wilcox says that at least five documents relating to the car accident have been removed from US archives. The driver of the truck, who crashed into Patton's Cadillac, was moved to London before he could be questioned and no autopsy was performed on the general's body. Wilcox told the Sunday Telegraph that Patton "wanted to go to war with the Russians. The administration thought he was nuts. He also knew secrets of the war which would have ruined careers." "I don't think Dwight Eisenhower would ever have been elected president if Patton had lived to say the things he wanted to say." Wilcox added.