Joe Biden admitted his cluelessness on Friday, revealing that he had no idea when or if Americans held hostage by Hamas will be released by the terrorist organization. He just knows that he supports the deal.
“We don’t know when that will occur [inaudible] but we expect it to occur. And we don’t know what the list of all the hostages are and when they’ll be released. But we know the numbers that are going to be released. It is my hope and my expectation it’ll be soon,” Biden said during a press conference touting the deal.
The Daily Caller reported:
“Hamas released 13 Israeli civilians as well as 12 Thai nationals Friday, its first out of a batch of a total of 50 hostages, while Israel and the terrorist organization paused its fighting. Two Americans were released in October while at least nine remain unaccounted for following Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel. After Biden gave a Friday address championing the hostage release deal, a reporter asked the president when the first American hostages would be released.
Following negotiations between the U.S., Israeli, Qatari and Egyptian officials, Israel’s cabinet approved a deal that would allow a temporary pause in fighting while Hamas released a number of hostages. The pause is expected to last four days and Israel will release 150 of is Palestinian prisoners as a part of the deal. Hamas will release more hostages each day of the pause.
“Beginning this morning under a deal reached by extensive U.S. diplomacy, including numerous calls I’ve made from the Oval Office across the region, fighting in Gaza will halt for four days,” the president said in a speech Friday which addressed the release of the first hostages. “This deal also was structured to allow a pause to continue for more than 50 hostages to be released. That’s our goal.”
So far no Americans have been released as part of the deal allegedly negotiated by the Biden administration.
The White House had previously dismissed calls from his party’s leftwing base for a cease fire, saying that such a move would only help Hamas before changing its minds after radical activists attacked the DNC Headquarters.
During the same press conference, the president claimed, without any proof, that the Hamas attack, which saw 1,400 people murdered and hudreds, including over 20 Americans taken hostage, stemmed from him being so good at foreign policy.
“President Biden said he believes Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel was inspired by progressing diplomacy in the region, especially with Saudi Arabia, spurred on by his administration.
In a press conference Friday falling on the beginning of a four-day truce in the conflict to release 50 hostages held by Hamas, Biden remarked on one of his theories for why Hamas began the conflict,” according to The Hill.
“I cannot prove what I’m about to say,” Biden said. “But I believe one of the reasons why Hamas struck when they did was they knew that I was working very closely with the Saudis and others in the region to bring peace to the region by having recognition of Israel and Israel’s right to exist.”
The president may have been confusing his work to hand billions of dollars to Iran with the Abraham Accords negotiated under Donald Trump.
Did he just take credit for the Abraham Accords? https://t.co/FDiD2qLAT8
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 24, 2023
In 2020, the United States secured The Abraham Accords, which marked a historic turning point in Middle Eastern diplomacy by normalizing relations between Israel and two Gulf nations, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.
A key driver behind this breakthrough was the active involvement of then-U.S. President Donald Trump, who played a pivotal role in brokering the agreements. Trump’s administration facilitated negotiations and diplomatic efforts that ultimately led to the formal recognition and establishment of ties between Israel and the Arab nations.
The Accords symbolized a departure from traditional regional dynamics and emphasized the potential for increased economic cooperation and technological exchange. While celebrated as a significant step toward fostering stability in the region, the Accords also faced criticism for not directly addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.