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White House posts - then deletes - photo outing special operators working to free Hamas hostages

  

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Via:  sparty-on  •  one month ago  •  13 comments

By:   Caitlin Doornbos (New York Post)

White House posts - then deletes - photo outing special operators working to free Hamas hostages
The Biden administration admitted Thursday that it had accidentally outed the identities of several US special operators working to help Israel find and rescue hostages taken by Hamas terrorists.

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Back to Reading Published Oct. 19, 2023, 6:52 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration admitted Thursday that it had accidentally outed the identities of several US special operators working to help Israel find and rescue hostages taken by Hamas terrorists.

In one of the more egregious examples of the old adage, "loose lips sink ships," the White House posted a photo to its official Instagram account of President Biden shaking the hand of a member of the Army's elite counter terrorism unit.

Along with the service member Biden was greeting, the faces of three other Delta Force fighters could be seen in the photo.

The soldier shaking hands with Biden also revealed a distinctive set of tattoos on his right arm.

The revealing photograph was up for approximately an hour before officials were made aware of the problem, a White House spokesperson told The Post.

3The Biden administration admitted Thursday that it had accidentally outed the identities of several US special operators working to help Israel find and rescue hostages taken by Hamas terrorists.AP

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"As soon as this was brought to our attention, we immediately deleted the photo," the rep said.

"We regret the error and any issues this may have caused."

The photo received more than 6,100 likes, according to a screenshot that circulated on social media on Thursday.

3In one of the more egregious examples of the old adage, "loose lips sink ships," the White House posted a photo to its official Instagram account of President Biden shaking the hand of a member of the Army's elite counter terrorism unit.Instagram

Follow along with The Post's liveblog for the latest on Hamas' attack on Israel

The faces and names of special operators are kept secret to prevent identification by enemies if captured. Photos of Delta Force members are rare, and almost never include their faces.

Biden sent special operators to Israel last week to help "their Israeli counterparts on every aspect of the hostage crisis, including sharing intelligence and deploying experts from across the United States government."

Worst attack on Israel in 50 years: How we got here


2005: Israel unilaterally withdraws from the Gaza Strip over three decades after winning the territory from Egypt in the Six-Day War.

2006: Terrorist group Hamas wins a Palestinian legislative election.

2007: Hamas seizes control of Gaza in a civil war.

2008: Israel launches military offensive against Gaza after Palestinian terrorists fired rockets into the town of Sderot.

2023: Hamas launches the biggest attack on Israel in 50 years.

Over 1,400 Israelis are dead, more than 4,200 are wounded and at least 100 were taken hostage, with the death toll expected to rise after Hamas terrorists fired thousands of rockets and sent dozens of militants into Israeli towns.

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Hamas terrorists were seen taking female hostages and parading them down the street in horrifying videos.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced "We are at war" and vowed Hamas would pay "a price it has never known."

Gaza health officials report at least 3,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 12,500 injured.

The Israeli government has confirmed 203 hostages are being held by Hamas after the terror group's Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel.

The White House has confirmed that Americans are among that number.


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Sparty On
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Sparty On    one month ago

The Biden admin screws the pooch again.

Big time!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @1    one month ago

Did anyone get fired for doxing our elite troops?

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    one month ago

Not yet.    Now that they got busted, I’m sure one of the lowest useful idiots will get canned but not the real screw up.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
1.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    one month ago

Not that I read anywhere............overzealous minions trying to paint him in a good light and didn't think prior to posting just who was in the picture. Let the dumbassery so evident in this administration carry on.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
2  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago
The Biden administration admitted Thursday that it had accidentally outed the identities of several US special operators working to help Israel find and rescue hostages taken by Hamas terrorists.

As if the targets on their backs weren't big enough, we have the incompetence in the WH exposing their identities.  

I wonder what kind of dumb ass excuses the Bidenistas will give for this fuck up.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    one month ago
I wonder what kind of dumb ass excuses the Bidenistas will give for this fuck up.

None, three hours in and not one comment from our friends on the left.    You’d think the Vets among them would at least admonish this screw up

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Sparty On @2.1    one month ago

guaranteed that if a Republican were President, leftists wouldn't be able to stay away.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.1.2  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.1    one month ago

Nope, no way.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
2.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Sparty On @2.1    one month ago
None, three hours in and not one comment from our friends on the left.

They could be playing the "if we ignore it, it never happened" game.  

You’d think the Vets among them would at least admonish this screw up

You'd think.  But look at what they are supporting.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
2.1.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.1    one month ago

They'd be shrieking for impeachment and prison.  

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Junior Guide
3  Right Down the Center    one month ago

A good photo op for the executive dim bulb is much more important than the safety of our troops.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
4  Sean Treacy    one month ago

The Biden Clown show rolls on

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
4.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    one month ago

The HFUM ….. 

 
 

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