What Stupid Thing Did San Spicer Say Today?

Submitted by: fancylad 4 months ago in News & Politics

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said today that "Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons," in response to a question that justified Trump's response to a sarin gas attack carried out by the Syrian regime last week. 

During Tuesday’s White House briefing Sean Spicer justified President Trump’s strike of a Syrian airstrip last week by denouncing Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his own people during Tuesday’s press briefing. He also managed, on the second day of Passover, to forget about millions of Jews that were gassed to death during the Holocaust.

Later, Spicer was given an opportunity to clarify his earlier comments, but he only made things worse...

"I think when you come to sarin gas -- he was not using gas on his own people the same way that Ashad [sic] is doing, I mean… there was clearly… I understand your point. There was not… he brought them into, um, to the Holocaust Center and I understand that. But I’m saying in the way that Assad used them where he went into towns dropped them down… to innocent… into the middle of towns… it was brought. So… the use of it… I appreciate the clarification there. That was not the intent."

What a shit show.


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Male 39,659
You know who also said this?
Chris Matthews: https://pjmedia.com/video/remember-when-chris-matthews-said-hitler-didnt-use-chemical-weapons/

While defending Obama's multiple 'red lines' of course.
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Male 39,659
John Kerry and many others have compared Assad to Hitler, it's nothing new or stupid.

Hitler never used 'chemical weapons' it's true, none were used in battles. However, Nazis undoubtedly used them on civilians, just like Assad has. Hitler in the camps, Assad using weapons of mass destruction (which Obama promised had all been removed) on civilian targets.

Spicer's father was Jewish, idk if Spicer is.
He has retracted, corrected and apologized, end of story.

Finally: Churchill wanted to use chemical weapons, treaties be damned. The plan was to nerve gas dozens of cities all on the same night. Underground shelters would become death-traps as the gas sank into them. He hoped to kill 5 million civilians, thus crippling Germany's industry.
But only half the required gas was made by mid-1944. After D-day and the Manhattan Project nearing completion the idea was shelved.
The hundreds of tonnes of unused gas were eventually sent to Canada after the war, but a storm sank the barge in unknown waters. Scary eh?
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Male 7,544
Hitler never used 'chemical weapons' it's true, none were used in battles. However, Nazis undoubtedly used them on civilians, just like Assad has. Hitler in the camps, Assad using weapons of mass destruction (which Obama promised had all been removed) on civilian targets.

What the fuck?  Did you not read what you wrote.  What a giant case of contradiction.  How do you square this circle?  You first say chemical weapons weren't used, then you try to substantiate that by stating in battle, but then you completely negate that statement by the very next sentence.  You can't have it both ways you numbskull.  

On top of that you try to shift the blame to Obama, I mean it's impossible for Assad to acquire more chemical weapons right? Just stop.
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Male 39,659
normalfreak2 Weapon = used in war, or some sort of attack or defence.
Agent = used for other purposes.

Syria is the middle of a civil war, you may not have noticed that, given your usual fucking ignorance on most subjects. Assad used chemical weapons on civilians in rebel-held territory ie: on the enemy (which are still his own people, Syrians, correct?)
Hitler used chemical agents to murder civilian prisoners inside his own territory.
Both used 'chemicals' and both are a crime against humanity. It's a fine line but technically correct.

A baseball bat is equipment used for sports. It can also be used as a weapon, yes? However? If I'm standing at home plate holding a bat, I doubt any cop would arrest me, correct? One use is as a weapon, the other is not. Exact same bat, get it yet?

Obama (through Rice) assured the world that ALL of Assad's chemical weapons were turned over. It was verified they both told us. This was, in fact, a lie. No one 'verified' anything. It was entirely Assad's word that there were no more.
Just like B.Clinton (through Albright) assured us that North Korea had completely abandoned its nuclear program... you see the pattern here?

Also you fucking ignore his retraction and apology. Typical: there is no fact you cannot willingly ignore.
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Male 2,677
5cats 5cats: making excuses for idiots. hi five
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Male 419
5cats Yea, but, John Kerry is John Kerry, nobody was listening anyways. This dumb fuck was selected for one sole ability, not running his mouth in front of the press, whoops. I mean, jfc, could he have given them anything easier?
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Male 39,659
thething911 You have total amnesia? Obama's two Spokespersons were exactly like this too. Spicer may be no better but absolutely is not worse...
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Male 5,409
Spicer misunderstood when they said Hitler's showers were a gas
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Even if you want to be extremely generous and say he only meant between armies, the reason why it wasn't used was because the frontlines moved rapidly in WW2. WW1 had bogged-down armies that barely moved, and chemical weapons were only used on certain days when the weather and wind was just right. In a side note, Hitler was a victim of a mustard gas attack at one point in WW1.

The whole 'chemical weapon' thing is bullshit anyway. They're not weapons of mass destruction, and you can kill just as many people by lobbing a standard artillery shell into the same place. Whether someone chokes to death or has their torso ripped open and they bleed to death is largely immaterial. If anything, chemical weapons are less destructive than conventional because they don't damage buildings and other non-fleshy things.
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Male 39,659
barry9a No. There were hundreds of miles of front lines that didn't move for weeks. Gas is easy to deploy, it just takes a day or two for set-up then wait for the right weather.

The purpose is not to kill troops, but to wound and disable the enemy. It takes 2-3 soldiers to take 1 nerve gassed comrade to safety, and scares the will to fight out of them more than the fear of death itself.
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Male 7,544
barry9a I agree with that.  I mean dead is dead right?
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Male 311
I don't think that anybody can honestly say that he is a Holocaust denier or anything like that. But there is something about him that no one can deny any more...

He is just bad at his job. His entire job is to speak publicly and be the middle man and he just kinda sucks at it.
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Male 419
Needs to be every question he gets now until he quits. Hey, Sean, about that Hitler thing? Organize people! Organize yourselves!
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Male 7,544
thething911 Had a good run at that Kansas district.  Trump won that district by 20+ points.  The election came down to 6 points.  This is just the beginning of the resistance.
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Male 7,544
What about this doosy. http://www.smh.com.au/video/video-news/video-world-news/sean-spicer-stumbles-over-his-words-again-20170411-4su72.html

He didn't mean to distract from Trump's foreign policy is to destabilize the middle east?  
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Male 481
Idiot.
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Male 1,034
As Jimmy Carr said..."They say there's safety in numbers; but try saying that to six million Jews!"

(fun side note; when my daughter was ~16 or 17, she got threatened with a 2 day suspension from school for telling that joke, because it's racist...even though she was the only Jew on campus...).
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Male 557
Zyklon B would disagree.
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Male 2,677
i don't even think he can wipe his ass without making a mess of everything
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Male 7,544
So wait, How did 6 Million Jew die?  He has to be trolling us all.... I mean honestly.  Just put 5cats up there.  
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Male 5,409
Of course this is what he would say he is a Holocaust denier. To him Hitler never used chemical weapons or poison gas to hurt anyone. He considers such facts as FAKE NEWS
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Male 1,590
United: ZOMG, we lost $800 in a day!!! We need something stupid to happen in the news to take the pressure off of us!

Spicer: I got this...
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Male 2,677
bliznik oh snap
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Male 242
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