Pro tip: if you want to make historical comparisons, read a bit about history before you do so.
Saying about Hitler that
“he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing”
displays a lack of understanding only compounded by referring to concentration camps as
“the, ehm Holocaust centers”.
For that is one of the horrendous aspects of the Holocaust: it was not only a war crime, although it picked up in scope, area and brutality during World War II. It was (initially) a genocide by Germany against Germans. Against German Jews, Roma, Sinti, socialists, communists, Jehova’s Witnesses, disabled people, petty criminals and many more. And yes, Mr Spicer, the Nazis did use, among other methods of killing, gas. On “their own people”.
To those who say that the Nazis never used “chemical weapons” because it was not a battlefield use: (1) Mr Spicer specifically talked about the use of gas against civilians. (2) What’s the difference between dropping chemical weapons on a city and going into that city and rounding everyone up for execution by chemical means in a concentration camp? (3) Soviet soldiers were gassed in concentration camps after they were taken prisoners of war.
Coincidentally, yesterday was the anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp.
Well said Andeas – and thank you for always speaking up against denial and ignorance everywhere! – Jackie
I used to think everyone knows that, but apparently it’s possible to have a BA in Political Science like Sean Spicer without having a basic grasp of history. But then, in that administration, he fits right in.
You mean, Bucchenwald “Holocaust center”.
I think it will be re-branded. With the Trump administration charging royalties, of course.