Stupid comment by Spicer but historically correct.
#24 | POSTED BY JAMESGELLIOTT AT 2017-04-12 11:50 AM | REPLY
No, it's not even historically correct, even when distinguishing between murdering Jews vs military uses (which is abhorrent BTW).
"The Nazis did use chemical weapons in combat on several occasions along the Black Sea, notably in Sevastopol, where they used toxic smoke to force Russian resistance fighters out of caverns below the city, in violation of the 1925 Geneva Protocol. The Nazis also used asphyxiating gas in the catacombs of Odessa in November 1941, following their capture of the city, and in late May 1942 during the Battle of the Kerch Peninsula in eastern Crimea. Chemical Forces General Ochsner reported to German command in June 1942 that a chemical unit had taken part in the battle. After the battle in mid-May 1942, roughly 3,000 Red Army soldiers and Soviet civilians not evacuated by sea were besieged in a series of caves and tunnels in the nearby Adzhimuskai quarry. After holding out for approximately three months, "poison gas was released into the tunnels, killing all but a few score of the Soviet defenders." Thousands of those killed around Adzhimushk were documented to have been killed by asphyxiation from gas.
Or does it somehow "not count" because they only killed Russians...?