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Is Antony Blinken Too Nice to be Secretary of State?

Posted on AllSides February 6th, 2024
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Politics, Diplomacy, Antony Blinken, Israel Hamas Violence
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You’ve probably never seen Antony Blinken get mad. When it happens, there’s no mistaking it.

He doesn’t yell or scream. But his voice changes in a way those close to him struggle to describe beyond the word “intense.” He becomes very blunt about what he wants. If there’s a table in front of him, he’ll tap it for emphasis.

The secretary of State has shown this quiet fury in private these last few months as he’s tackled the Israel-Hamas war, the trickiest challenge so far in his tenure.

But maybe...

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