A US-based journalist has been blasted on Twitter for saying that even Adolf Hitler wouldn’t use sarin gas on his own people.
David Simon was referring to the attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun in Syria this week. The attack, allegedly perpetrated using chemical weapons, has left at least 80 people dead.
Simon wrote on Twitter: "Possessing sarin gas, Hitler wouldn't use it on soldiers even as his Reich fell. He'd been gassed in WWI. Assad has used it 2x on civilians."
The tweet was roundly condemned, with respondents pointing out that Hitler used gas to kill thousands of people during the Holocaust.
One user wrote that “think you’ll find Hitler had no qualms about using gas on the Jews.”
Another wrote “I think you’re a little out of your depth here buddy,” and one even demanded Simon remove his tweet and apologise.
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