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  •  um, Hitler did not use chemical weapons in war (10+ / 0-)

    Nobody in WW2 did.

    The Japanese did use biological weapons, in China (and tested them on American POWs). At the end of the war, the US gave immunity for war crimes to the Japanese officers and gathered all their data to use in the US's own biological weapons program.

    •  you posted (4+ / 0-)
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      while I was writing.

      Also notable is that Saddam Hussein's use of chemical weapons was with US approval and guidance.  So we get a twofer from Kerry . . . both of his "examples" were either disingenuous or outright lies.

       

      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 12:25:32 PM PDT

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    •  You are wrong. (3+ / 0-)
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      The Japanese used chemical weapons repeatedly in China from about 1937 to 1945.

      Another example is the Battle of Yichang in October 1941, during which the 19th Artillery Regiment helped the 13th Brigade of the IJA 11th Army by launching 1,000 yellow gas [mustard gas] shells and 1,500 red gas [phosgene/Lewisite] shells at the Chinese forces. The area was crowded with Chinese civilians unable to evacuate. Some 3,000 Chinese soldiers were in the area and 1,600 were affected. The Japanese report stated that "the effect of gas seems considerable"
      Straining to maximize US criminal activities and complicity is not as malignant as straining to minimize them, but it's just as stupid. Both are forms of American exceptionalism. They simply disagree as to the way in which America is exceptional.

      "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

      by sagesource on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 12:57:15 PM PDT

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