Skip to comments.Nazi-era Technology Embraced by Republicans in U.S. Congress in the Name of National Energy Security
Posted on 06/06/2011 8:55:38 AM PDT by bananaman22
Twentieth-century American military history has two iconic dates - 7 December 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor and 6 June 1944, D-Day, when the liberation of Europe began.
The subsequent vicious Allied fight from Normandy to Germany saw the Nazis largely fueled by a technology that is now being promoted by the Republican Congressional leadership, in collusion with its munificent fiscal campaign energy supporters, as a way to lessen U.S. dependence on energy imports.
At issue is the Fishcher-Tropsch coal liquefaction process, developed by energy-poor Germany in the 1920s and expanded by the Nazi regime. Bent on dominating Europe, Hitlers war machine suffered from increasing fuel shortages, first in September 1939 when Britains Royal Navy clamped a naval blockade on the Baltic, exacerbated in June1941 when the invasion of the USSR ended Soviet energy imports, leaving Germany largely dependent on Romanias Ploesti oilfields after the failure of Army Group south to capture the Caucasus and Azerbaijans rich Caspian resources. FT production became increasingly critical to fueling Hitlers war machine from then onwards, given Germanys immense coal reserves.
By 1944, Germany was producing 124,000 barrels of synthetic fuels daily at 25 FT plants. FT was subsequently commercialized by South Africas apartheid regime, beginning in the 1950s through South Africa's state energy company Suid Afrikaanse Steenkool en Olie (SASOL), founded in 1950, now a private company and the worlds leading proponent of FT. In the early 1980s, as UN sanctions against South Africa began to take effect, two large coal to liquid (CTL) SASOL production facilities were commissioned and now form the single largest and most profitable asset in SASOL's global portfolio. Full article at: Coal liquefacation
If the Nazis used it then we certainly should stop the Republicans from doing so.
The Nazis also had Workmans’s Comp and unemployment insurance, if what I have read is true.
In short: Republicans are Nazis.
Nazis embraced by Republicans.
Yea I know that's not what it said, but targeting skimmers and speed readers that's what the headline is going for.
Obviously, the only thing the RATS are pushing this year is fear!
These a$$wipes couldn’t resist linking Nazi and Republican in the title, could they?
The store has nothing to do with Nazi’s or Republicans
Nazi era? LOL
Trying to use our own resources to reduce our energy dependence on others should be promoted, not discouraged.
How about this as a comeback: "Democrats Embrace Hitler-Designed Nazi-Era Cars (Volkswagons)"
From captured Nazi's scientist.
So this is the best propaganda that these libtard morons can come up with?
When you have to engage in this sort of hysteric hate speech to promote your political dogmas, you have all ready lost the debate.
Using the term “Nazi-technology” in connection with the Fishcher-Tropsch process is equivalent to calling the Theory of Relativity “Jewish Physics.” IOW’s it’s inflammatory as well as flat-out ignorant.
“Trying to use our own resources to reduce our energy dependence on others should be promoted, not discouraged. “
The greens and lefties howl loudest against projects that actually reduce our dependence on foreign oil. A flap recently about not being able to build substations in the USA for a power line from a hydro plant is one example.
Nazis approved of abortion of a less than perfect fetus (for the good of the state).
Now that is an effective parallel.
Does this mean that any technology in use within the 20-odd years of German National Socialism is somehow tainted with evil? Would you reference visiting Nazi-era Hoover Dam, building the Nazi-era Golden Gate Bridge, or talk about the Nazi-era New Deal by Nazi-era Roosevelt?
The point of the article, inane as it is, points more towards a 'Nazi-used' fossil fuel refining technique. Which is as stupid as refusing to use rockets or jet aircraft because the people who pioneered their use were bad.
Did I mention this article was stupid? I feel like I've not touched on that enough.
“If the ideological footprint of Fischer-Tropsch is vile, then its environmental impact is even worse. Quite aside from the ideological concerns, fuel derived from the FT process has a carbon footprint 118 percent greater than that of conventional gasoline.”
John Daly must be some kind of Greenie. In which case, I’m ALL FOR this vile carbon creating technology!
If Congressional Republicans have their way, then the U.S. military will soon be fueled by an environmentally filthy technique that allowed the Nazi war machine to kill tens of thousands of allied troops and Pretoria to number thousands of black South Africans, all the while producing massive amounts of greenhouse gases, all in the name of corporate profits and U.S. energy national security, not to mention a revival of nuclear power in the U.S., an alarming prospect in the wake of Japans Fukushima catastrophe.
Yes. The GOP wants to kill everyone by polluting the world. Nuclear Power is dangerous and will kill everyone, which is why the GOP is pushing it. Screw that. We all know where this Rat is going with the NAZI reference.
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