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Biden’s Pier Is Already A Worthless Disaster

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The president has placed the lives of American troops in danger to deliver almost nothing to the Palestinians, according to new analysis of Biden’s latest pet project to help him get votes in Michigan and Minnesota.

“With the crisis in Gaza worsening, a private humanitarian group staffed with former military and intelligence officials stumbled upon a surprising hurdle in its efforts to help the United States government rush supplies to Palestinian residents by boat: For several weeks, there was little to no aid ready to move.

Fogbow, an independent outfit, said it had expected there would be large-scale donations of food, medicine and other supplies piling up at a port in Cyprus, where aid was supposed to be staged and screened by the Israelis before being shipped to the Gaza coast via a U.S.-built pier known as JLOTs, or the Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore capability.

When that aid didn’t materialize, Fogbow officials knocked on the doors of several local flour mills in Cyprus — eventually purchasing nearly 2.5 million pounds of flour that it now plans to ship in early June,” reported ABC News, commenting that the pier has “had a slow start.”

On top of there being little aid to deliver, what has gotten into Hamas has been stolen by Hamas. 

As Robert Gates noted years ago, Joe Biden is always wrong about foreign policy, and the pier seems to be another example. 

Close to three-fourths of the humanitarian aid transported from a new $320 million floating pier built by the U.S. military off the Gaza coast was stolen on Saturday en route to a U.N. warehouse, Reuters reported on Tuesday, the Gatestone Institute writes.

Eleven trucks “were cleaned out by Palestinians” on the journey to the World Food Programme warehouse in Deir El Balah in the central Strip, with only five truckloads making it to the destination.

“They’ve not seen trucks for a while,” a U.N. official told Reuters. “They just basically mounted on the trucks and helped themselves to some of the food parcels.”

According to Israeli estimates, Hamas has been stealing up to 60% of the aid entering the Gaza Strip, and a Channel 12 report last week revealed that the terrorist organization has made at least $500 million in profit off humanitarian aid since the start of the war on Oct. 7.

Things have gone so awry with Biden’s pet project that one outlet had to open the thesaurus to describe it accurately: “omnishambles.”

The Washington Examiner explained: “The British word ‘omnishambles’ fits well as a description for President Joe Biden’s Gaza pier experiment. The Cambridge Dictionary defines omnishambles as ‘a situation that is bad in many different ways, because things have been organized badly and serious mistakes have been made.’

The pier constructed off Gaza’s coast has taken months to build and cost at least $320 million (likely more) in taxpayer money. Yet it already appears to be a near-total failure.

Biden must bear significant responsibility here. His motive with the pier was at least partly pure: to secure aid to a civilian population held hostage between Hamas fanatics and Israel’s war effort to defeat those fanatics. The problem is that it was always apparent to anyone with any basic knowledge of military operations and Gaza security realities that this port was always a hairbrained scheme. The Biden administration was never able to address the fundamental reality that unless you have security control at the pier’s Gaza jump-off point and road routes to aid storage depots, the aid was always going to be vulnerable to those willing to seize it. For some inexplicable reason, the Biden administration believed that U.S. allies would be willing to put their own military forces at risk performing these security roles even though Biden had rightly ruled out using U.S. troops for that same responsibility.”

The failure at the pier comes as the president has appeared to abandon the American hostages still held in Gaza by Hamas. During a speech, the president seemed to believe that one of the hostages, Hersh Goldberg-Polin, who was forced to create a video by the terrorist group, was in the crowd with him.

Biden previously has appeared to only go to bat for the hostages who could benefit him or his family. One of the few American hostages released by Hamas was the great-niece of a major Democratic donor who also happened to buy one of Hunter Biden’s pieces of “art.” 

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