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Tue Jul 27, 2021, 03:21 PM

Blinken voices outrage after swastika etched at State Dept

Source: AFP

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday voiced outrage and promised renewed efforts to combat anti-Semitism after a swastika was found etched in an elevator at the State Department.

Officials said they had launched an investigation into how the symbol of Nazi Germany was scraped into the wood paneling of an elevator in the Harry S Truman Building, the secure headquarters of American diplomacy in central Washington.


Blinken, who is on a visit to India, sent a message to State Department employees to call the graffiti discovered late Monday "completely abhorrent."

"It's a painful reminder that anti-Semitism isn't a relic of the past; it's still a force that we're dealing with in the world and unfortunately we're dealing with it close to home," State Department deputy spokeswoman Jalina Porter said as she quoted Blinken's message.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/blinken-voices-outrage-after-swastika-etched-at-state-dept/ar-AAMCPHx?ocid=msedgntp

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 03:30 PM

1. Inside Job

The State Department is a Federal building, and it requires a badge to enter. Therefore, the slimeball who carved this into the elevator was NOT a random person, but someone who was a trusted person. Which means that some sicko doesn't freaking deserve to work at the State Department.

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Response to Deep State Witch (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 03:33 PM

2. TFG republican leftovers

stinking out the joint with their hate. Most likely.

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Response to Champp (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:21 PM

10. For adults who don't follow fads: TFG = Trump.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 03:34 PM

3. Maybe a deplorable who works there

because they probably have strict security. Sounds like an inside job.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 03:35 PM

4. Is there not a camera is that elevator?

I would have thought that they would have caught the guy by now...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 03:51 PM

7. Even if there are cameras in the elevators they aren't necessarily being recorded. n/t

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 03:36 PM

5. I'm guessing the State Dept has plenty of security cameras

The elevators seem a likely place for them.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 03:39 PM

6. How can this be a mystery. There must be security cameras.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 04:15 PM

8. It's like this whole Fascista movement is thumbing their nose at everything normal now.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:19 PM

9. If we don't institute a thorough de-Trumpification of the government,...


we risk those Nazis seizing the White House again and making gains in Congress.

To not act imperils our Constitution.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:27 PM

11. This

N/t

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:49 PM

12. One of Needy Amin's very fine people no doubt

Their idea of the 'right' Secretary of State, is someone who looks (and thinks) like Schultz.


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Response to peppertree (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 12:32 AM

16. the more human garbage there !! p.s- lot of it !

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 01:37 AM

17. Everywhere Mike Bumbeo went around the world, he left a stench

Nobody dared say it to his face - but to many officials in other countries, he was downright cartoonish: the very image of the "ugly American" stereotype.

Blinken, on the other hand, is seen as the polar opposite: professional, polished, strong but considerate.

America at its best.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 06:07 PM

13. A departing Trump appointee


No doubt.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 06:16 PM

14. The fact that the building is named after Harry S Truman makes this crime even worse.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 08:34 PM

15. Let's hope the video camera in the elevator was functioning.

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