On Wed, 5 Jul 2017 06:25:53 -0700 (PDT), jerry kraus
Post by jerry kraus
Which Nazi would he have been? You could suggest Herman Goering, who was really the "class clown" of the senior Nazi leadership, but, I really can't see Al as a fighter ace in WWI. His public relations expertise suggests possibly Josef Goebbels, but Franken's too self-willed and independent to be anyone's spokesperson. I would suggest Rudolf Hesse. Loyal, independent, quirky, but, a survivor. Actually Hesse's trip to Britain in 1942 is certainly the only reason he didn't end up being executed after WWII. And, he survived into his nineties. Indeed, if MI6 hadn't had him executed to shut him up -- he wasn't suicidal, after all -- Hesse would have been released after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Hess' flight to England was actually May 1941 - the important
difference from your version being that it was BEFORE Barbarossa.
I think most here would agree that 22 June 1941 was a somewhat
important date in the history of the Third Reich!
Hess' "execution" is a conspiracy theory that is not accepted by most.
It doesn't require ASBs to infer the death of a man his age. For the
record there are a lot of conspiracy theories about Hess though I do
believe he straddled the line between actual and legal competence and
that that was recognized at Nuremberg. (It goes without saying that
American, British and Soviet views on legal competency differ)