Right. Only the jews and their cohorts.
Monsieur Driftwood wrote:
IIRC, even Hitler thought it was wrong to use chemical weapons. When somebody with his reputation is worried about it, would you really want to be the one to say "Nah, go ahead. It's fine"
This is correct... Even Hitler felt that enemy soldiers(even the Russians...while on the battlefield at least) didn't deserve that.
On September 3, 1941, around 600 Soviet prisoners of war and 250 sick Polish prisoners were gassed with Zyklon B at Auschwitz camp.
If you're going to pick up someone else's comment and run with it, at least know what you're talking about. The reason most players in the second war didn't use chemical weapons was because they were unpredictable and would often (depending on the weather) have substantial negative impact on friendly troops just as much as the enemy. Hitler's aversion to chemical weapon use was absolutely not a result of compassion for his fellow man. Edited, Dec 6th 2012 6:46am by BrownDuck
You posted info backing up my statement to argue against it? BD, I was specific about enemy soldiers on the battlefield for that reason. Also, I do know what I'm talking about, I never said it was compassion for his fellow man, what I did say is that he felt that it shouldn't be used on the battlefield(for the sakes of enemy soldiers, but, mostly his own, as the moment he would have used chemical weapons, the allies would have responded in kind). I was specific about the battlefield because the ***** very obviously used it on a large number of POWs(mostly Russians and Poles, they tended to treat the Western Alllied POWs a little more like they were supposed to until the later days of the war), Jews, and others that were seen as "undesirable".
With the former, unless you're specifically out to do it, you aren't going to end up killing a large quantity of innocent civilians
That was done purposefully, and hence falls in line with what I said. It's kind of hard to accidentally carpet bomb a city into ash and rubble.
If you two want to make a point about debating the history of the Second World War, I'm fine with that, since it's one of few topics that I'll actually say I'm knowledgeable about without talking out of my ***.