Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sean Spicer criticised after saying Adolf Hitler 'didn't use chemical weapons'

Spicer is actually right.  Hitler's Zyklon B was an insecticide, quite different from gas used in battlefield applications

Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's White House press secretary, came under fire on Tuesday after suggesting that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons, and apparently referring to Nazi death camps as "Holocaust centres".

Mr Spicer made his remarks while suggesting that Syria's Bashar al-Assad had sunk lower than Hitler by using sarin gas in last weeks attack in Idlib, which killed more than 80 people including children, and attacking Russia for continuing to back Assad.

The press secretary said: "We didn't use chemical weapons in World War Two. You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't descend to using chemical weapons.

"So the question is if you're Russia ask yourself is this a country, is this a regime you want to align yourself with. You have signed on to international agreements. At what point do they realise they are getting on the wrong side of history in a really bad way? This is not a team you want to be on."

Hitler did not use chemical weapons on the battlefield, but he used gas chambers while murdering six million Jews.

Mr Spicer was asked for a clarification of his comments moments later at his daily press briefing at the White House.



Anonymous said...

The current administration can't say or do anything that the Liberals won't criticize. I he had said Hitler was evil, I'm sure they would still find something to get upset about.

Anonymous said...

Spicer put his foot in his mouth but immediately recognized it and corrected himself, the press however is hostile and therefore have jumped all over that in an attempt to make him look bad but as usual only succeed in making themselves look bad as usual.

Anonymous said...

If he had said that chemical weapons were not used during WW2 on opposition troops due to the fear that the act would be returned he would have been correct. All sides had chemical weapons ready should the opposition decide to use them. WW1 was enough of a lesson to avoid the use for military purposes. Assad's use of chemical weapons ranks alongside Saddam Hussein's use on the Kurds. Hitler's use of chemicals on civilians is beyond description as is Stalin's murderous abuse of power on USSR citizens during his reign. Then we get to the late 20th century genocide by Pol Pot. Chastising the Press Secretary for being emotional and using a poor choice of words is hardly an indictable offence no matter how much the leftists in the media would like to do so.

Stan B said...

Being right isn't the issue. Being politically correct is.

Bird of Paradise said...

Political Correctness is a form of socialism being used by the left