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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:21 AM

'Mourning Nazis': Trump Ambassador Blasted for Visiting Nazi Cemetery on Jewish Day of Mourning,

Lamenting Cost of War

U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra on Thursday visited a Nazi cemetery and called the experience a “terrible reminder of the cost of going to war and why we must always work towards peace.” Hoekstra is a former GOP Congressman who served as the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee.

The cemetery is the burial place of dead Nazis killed in World War II, and other German soldiers from both WWI and WWII. Thursday was a Jewish day of mourning, Tisha B’Av, known as “the saddest day on the Jewish calendar.”

In World War II the Nazis murdered an estimated 6 million Jews.

The nonprofit news site Michigan Advance notes that “Neo-Nazis have been known to visit to honor Nazis buried” at at the Ysselsteyn German war cemetery. It is the largest World War II German cemetery.

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This was deliberate. He was literally in your face mourning those who killed 6 million Jews on the Jewish day of mourning. Yet another Nazi in the Trump administration emboldened to be a Nazi in public... Yet again reinforcing how despicable they really are! The level of disrespect and the utter lack of decency should not surprise, but sometimes, just sometimes they manage to do something with such horrid in your face impacts on a minority community that it still takes your breath away. The antisemitism on display here is on every level of nasty and Hoekstra is talking directly to the torch wielding 'Jews shall not replace it' far right bugaloo wankers as the Administration gins up the hate as the clock ticks down to the election. I HATE these fuckers.

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:47 AM

1. I wish that time would go by fast, but somehow they manage to make it last.

Reminds me of Bonzo Goes To Bitburg. It certainly feels the same way now. I think many Republicans really do love Nazism and fascism and all of the other forms of bigotry plus the hate groups associated. They just never so openly admitted it until now. Reagan did it too, after all, then claimed ignorance.

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 08:38 AM

2. And yet my long time Jewish friend who immigrated

to the US in the late 60s continues to wholeheartedly support this administration from the Goya beans stunt to the more serious in your face affronts like this. My mind is boggled how a minority woman holed up in a retirement home because of Covid that has a gay daughter that has adopted two children from S America can idolize Trump.

Sadly I’m afraid the friendship is over.

I.just.can’t. Any longer.

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