The Republicans and the horror of the death penalty.
In Arizona, probably out of a mixture of brutality and terrible stupidity, they do not shy away from Zyklon B to execute delinquents.
Zyklon B was used in the industrial extermination of the Jewish people in concentration camps.
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The gas chamber is to be used when the substances for lethal injection are not available.
The death penalty is dying a slow death in the U.S. after Trump's orgy of executions in the final weeks of his regime.
Arizona now feels called, as needed drugs and substances for lethal injections are running out because of the embargo of the European producers, to carry out the punishment requirement with the precursor of lethal injection, the gas chamber.
To this end, Arizona's gas chamber has been brought back into service after years and even refurbished. That is, the rubbers that had become brittle around the windows and doors over the decades were replaced and reinserted. Inside the chamber, a candle was then used to test whether it would go out when a fan was turned on. It seemed like the tests of dilettantes who order experimental series, as agencies described.
The mechanics of the gas chamber were changed to Zyklon B, which killed millions of people in WW2.
The deputies could not express their need to carry out the death penalty in a more inhumane way.
Arizona buys for a lot of money the chemicals, which are necessary for the execution with Zyklon B.
Developed by the Degesch Company in 1922, under the direction of chemist Fritz Haber, the biocide brings cellular respiration to a halt and causes slow internal asphyxiation.
One thing is clear: Arizona's executioners join the criminal machinations of the SS guards at Auschwitz-Birkenau, such as SS Obersturmbannführer Mulka, who was handed out after the war in the so-called "Auschwitz trial".
For some time now, there has been a rumour going around the Arizona Department of Corrections that they were stocking up on illegal substances for expensive money all over the world, in part to execute innocent delinquents.
It is a populist and nauseating goal to now use Zyklon B for execution!
Significantly, the inventor of the lethal injection and the lethal injection execution machine, Fred Leuchter, was convicted for denying the Holocaust and denying the mass industrial killing by Zyklon B.
His statements resulted in the so-called Leuchter Report, which provoked a storm of protest worldwide when it was published in the 1990s. In the Nuremberg Trials, Zyklon B was repeatedly referred to as the devil's weapon and has since been considered equally outlawed.
As was also the case in the "IG Farben trial". This was truth for the defendants after World War II. It should also apply to Arizona's politicians and executioners today.
The free world and Europe should consider whether those who barbarically tread on the memory of the victims of Nazi murder should not themselves be sanctioned or punished.
The Republicans in Arizona do not speak a different language, a troop of avenging angels and anti-democrats incited by Donald Trump, whose contempt for humanity cannot be surpassed by anything. Significantly, the Nazis and the Arizona Republicans share almost the same mindset, which they now want to try on people.
One can only hope that the Republicans in Arizona will also suffer significant legal damage for their contempt for humanity towards millions of victims of the Nazi murder machinery.
Frank Atwood, Department of Corrections in Arizona
In a short telephone interview with the Department of Corrections in Arizona, a lot of bad music was played after the main press officer didn't feel like answering the questions, but that's how you keep the probing ethical questions at bay. Literally, this time. An e-mail came back. Even for a spokesman serving in conservative Arizona, this is an embarrassment beyond compare. In Arizona, they already have experience with gas, as they proudly point out on the page that is all about the death penalty.
Robert Dunham, director of the renowned Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, said in a short telephone statement, as he had done earlier in the Guardian: "You want to avoid believing that in 2021 people will be killed in a U.S. state with a drug that was used in our Holocaust. Have they learned nothing from the Holocaust?"
It is not about what atrocities the perpetrators committed, but about never putting oneself on the same level and cruelly torturing people to death. But apparently this is desired in Arizona. A spectacle to the liking of Donald Trump and his sleazy minions. Although Trump attacked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich as a self-promoter on TV after losing the election, as Newsweek reported. After all, Brnovich's office is giving convicts a choice of injection or gas, the administration pointed out.
What a choice!