Transcript for Bill O'Reilly: Was General Patton Assassinated?
Back now with bill O'Reilly no stranger to strong opinions his latest book, "Killing Patton" unloads a jaw dropper. Did a soviet dictator take out a hit on one of America's larger-than-life political military heros? George sat down with the fox News host. The series keeps going. Your first warrior, general Patton. General Patton interested me because he was the last no spin general. Just no bs. Right at you. Got him killed, but he -- Do you really believe that? Yes. The official record says Patton died after a car accident on a hunting trip but O'Reilly's new book "Killing Patton" suggests a darker conspiracy. I think stalin killed him. Patton was going to go back to the United States and condemn stalin and the soviet union, tell the American people these guys aren't going out of Poland. They're going to try to take over the world. Stalin wanted him dead. And I think stalin got him head. All the evidence is there including the driver who was with him that day. Is that it was a spur of the moment decision to go see this castle before hunting. There was no way anybody could have known. But you have to take into consideration that Patton was being tracked by soviet intelligence. He also had round the clock guards in his hospital room. He had round the clock guards who were worried about the press, weren't worried about anybody else. His wife was in the hospital room with him. Right there. Right. And he's having cognac, and he's laughing with the nurses, and he goes to sleep, and he wakes up dead. Why? The doctor who reviewed the record said it was completely consistent with a pulmonary embolism. No autopsy. They couldn't get him in the ground fast enough. But his wife didn't want an autopsy, right? At the moment she didn't but then she asked, and she herself launched an investigation. How could you really investigate it now? You can investigate it because of DNA evidence. Stalin had a factory that produced traceless poisons back then. But now with our advanced technology, we could see if there was something in Patton's remains. American troops with general Patton's seventh army move swiftly through western sicily. What surprised you most about Patton? Patton was a guy who was fixated on victory, and he was willing as U.S. Grant was to pay any price in American blood. A lot of guys are getting killed and maimed but your troops still love you. Why? And that's what I wanted to find out. You talk about the sacrifices he was willing to make. That makes me wonder what he would think of your idea we heard this week about having the U.S. Hire a mercenary force to fight the battle against islamic militants in the middle east. What about a mercenary army. Elite fighters who would be well paid, well trained to defeat terrorists all over the world. Would he really believe in outsourcing our national security like that? No, Patton would want to go in himself to do it. If George Patton were alive today, he would be saying to president Obama, give me the third, I'll go into Syria and I'll wipe them all out, and he would. That's what he would absolutely do. Obama wouldn't approve that one. We don't have any pattons today, but I was with Henry Kissinger last night, and he told me that my idea of a worldwide anti-terror force paid for by coalition nations under the supervision -- So not just the U.S. Bill O'Reilly and Henry Kissinger on a mercenary force. Simpatico. A worldwide war against jihad. Not going to stop so let's win the war and that's what George Patton would say, let's win the damn war. Bill O'Reilly, thanks very much.
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