posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 07:51 PM
It's difficult to offer a coherent reply when the original post provides only part of a story and no source for quotes. The SS has nothing to do with
the report. It's been reported by several authors who have taken the bother to look, that Barber and 300 Luftwaffe personal including pilots and
airfield commanders were executed at Ohrdruf. The war diaries for OKW and Luftwaffe Western Front HQ disappeared after the war and have never been
found. This is perhaps more than coincidental. Whatever...For conspiracy theorists, I'm surprised that so many folks are willing to blithely presume
a Luftwaffe general and 300 of his men would willing face firing squads because of...firedamp? Huh??? Come on folks...not a chance. First, do some
research on firedamp or it's weaponized version creased by a Dr. Zippermayer and sometimes called tornado, high pressure, or liquid air bomb, and
its modern incarnation--FAE or fuel air explosive), an Ast. Prof. at Karlsruhe Technical University. Zippermayer developed this weapon before 1943 and
it was identified in a British Intelligence report by mid-1944 as a mix of 60% finely powdered dry brown coal, 40% liquid air detonated by 8 kg of
TNT. The explosion flattened an area 500 to 600 meters diameter with the tops of trees affected to a radius of 2 miles. Anyone who believes a
Luftwaffe general and 300 men would face a firing squad over what is obviously a chemical weapon is daft. Further, the same intelligence report
indicated that the method of delivery was through rocket artillery systems not aircraft. The British specifically indicated that the Nebelwerfer
six-barreled rocket launchers calibers 280 mm as ideal. Igor Witkowski and others provide unconfirmed reports of the use of this weapon on the
Eastern Front by early 1944. Nope...Barber and his men didn't die over firedamp.
Anyone interested in why Barber mutinied could re-read Goering's Nuremberg testimony and then Speer's questioning by Jackson. Goering's may have
ordered Barber to disobey an SS command that resulted in a mass execution and he description of a weapon that could destroy all civilization may have
been rant hyperbole said in desperation for saving his neck. But Goering certainly wasn't referring to firedamp, a chemical explosive, and by that
time subject to several revisions after possible deployment against the Soviets. Goering was referring to a different weapon or he simply made up a
story. Speer's testimony is of a different nature and it suggests Jackson was on to something.
American prosecutor Jackson: "Now, I have certain information, which was placed in my hands, of an experiment which was carried out near Auschwitz
and I would like to ask you if you heard about it or knew about it. The purpose of the experiment was to find a quick and complete way of destroying
people without the delay and trouble of shooting and gassing and burning, as it had been carried out, and this is the experiment, as I am advised. A
village, a small village was provisionally erected, with temporary structures, and in it approximately 20,000 Jews were put. By means of this newly
invented weapon of destruction, these 20,000 people were eradicated almost instantaneously, and in such a way that there was no trace left of them;
that is developed, the explosive developed, temperatures of from 400 degrees to 500 degrees centigrade and destroyed them without leaving any trace at
all. Do you know about that experiment?"
Speer: "No, and I consider it utterly improbable. If we had had such a weapon under preparation, I should have known about it. But we did not have
such a weapon. It is clear that in chemical warfare attempts were made on both sides to carry out research on all the weapons one could think of,
because one did not know which party would start chemical warfare first..."
Obviously, Jackson had intelligence about the event so he was describing an event. What kind of a weapon has this potential? A weapon Jackson didn't
already know about (the Allies knew about liquid air bombs by mid-1944)?
All you conspiracy folk in ATSland: Do you honestly believe Werner Heisenberg didn't know about neutron enrichment and fast neutrons? Are you really
willing to accept General Lester Groves (head of the Manhattan Project) 1962 book (Now it Can be Told) that the Germans didn't know about fast
neutrons? If so, I recommend reading Heisenberg's 1939 paper where he not only talked about it but provides what would be necessary for a uranium
chain reaction. Then jump ahead to 1944 descriptions Witkowski and Cook provide for 2 explosions (one off the Baltic Coast and the other on...Ohrdruf
Parade Grounds) and reconsider why Barber and his men chose a firing squad over weapon's deployment. It seems more reasonable that men who might have
witnessed the earlier parade ground explosion might not have been willing to deploy the weapon. Maybe....