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Gazans Have Received No Aid From Biden’s Pier, Pentagon Says

  

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Via:  s  •  3 weeks ago  •  19 comments

Gazans Have Received No Aid From Biden’s Pier, Pentagon Says

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The Pentagon on Tuesday said Gazan civilians have not yet received any of the aid unloaded from the humanitarian pier that the United States constructed off the coast of Gaza. 

Pentagon spokesman Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder  told  CNN on Tuesday that he "[did] not believe" any aid from the pier had reached the Palestinian population but noted that the distribution process was underway.

Trucks that were delivering aid over the weekend were, according to Ryder, "intercepted by some people who took that aid off those vehicles." The interception caused the United Nations to suspend delivery and seek "alternative routes" for delivering the 569 tons of aid that have arrived at the pier since Friday, CNN reported.

"Fully appreciating the desperation, but also fully appreciating the fact that it is very important that this aid get to the people who need it most," Ryder said. 

"That’s going to continue to be the focus," Ryder added. "So I understand, you know, the focus on why is this not working, or why is that not working, but what we’re focused on is how we can work to ensure that the Palestinian people get the aid."

President Joe Biden revealed during his State of the Union address in March that he ordered the military to construct the pier off Gaza.

The Pentagon said in April that the humanitarian pier—constructed at an estimated cost of  $320 million —is meant to help deliver about 90 truckloads of aid per day in initial phases to the Palestinian civilians, with the intent of increasing to 150 trucks daily. 

"[Conditions in Gaza] have not improved and in the past two weeks we have seen a vital border crossing close, and at a time when it is critical we see more aid move," Sonali Korde, assistant to the administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, said last week. 

"Across Gaza, 2.2 million people, the entire population, is facing acute food insecurity," Korde added.


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Sean Treacy
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1  seeder  Sean Treacy    3 weeks ago

320 million spent by America to  build a pier to give aid to Hamas to sell to Gazans. 

THe Hamas leaders living large in Qatar must thank Allah every day for Joe Biden. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
2  Ronin2    3 weeks ago
Trucks that were delivering aid over the weekend were, according to Ryder, "intercepted by some people who took that aid off those vehicles." The interception caused the United Nations to suspend delivery and seek "alternative routes" for delivering the 569 tons of aid that have arrived at the pier since Friday, CNN reported.

Guess Brandon doesn't know anything about logistics.

He can move all he wants to his temporary pier (really hope that thing in the picture isn't it. That looks like hell to navigate for any rig/flatbed/trailer.) 

Without security to protect the shipments going into Gaza nothing is going to get delivered. Aid convoys will have to deal with the IDF, Hamas, and any groups of starving Gazans that have organized in the current power vacuum. Given that Gaza is still very much a war zone security isn't going to be cheap. Waiting for the Pentagon to tell Brandon this isn't going to work w/o US forces on the ground in Gaza. Until then all of that aid will be sitting on the end of the dock withering away in the sun and salt water. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ronin2 @2    3 weeks ago

That thing in the picture IS it.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1    3 weeks ago

What a waste of US taxpayer money. That area must never experience storms, or choppy seas.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3  Jeremy Retired in NC    3 weeks ago
Trucks that were delivering aid over the weekend were, according to Ryder, "intercepted by some people who took that aid off those vehicles."

Who didn't see that coming.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.1  Ronin2  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3    3 weeks ago

Brandon apparently.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1    3 weeks ago

That's an understatement.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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4  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you , that this could be happening.....

Most of us could see this coming from a mile away or more. We were led to believe the Biden administration knew best, and that Hamas would make sure that this humanitarian aid would be swiftly passed on to the people in need, instead of keeping it for themselves. What's next for General Joe Biden? Sending American troops inland to guard the trucks?

Pentagon Does 'Not Believe' Aid to Temporary Pier Is Reaching Residents of Gaza (townhall.com)

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
4.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Greg Jones @4    3 weeks ago

As a famous man once said, "Don't underestimate Joe's ability to fuck things up".

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
5  Sparty On    3 weeks ago

One more “ I told you so” boondoggle by our Fed.

Heads should roll …..

 
 
 
squiggy
Junior Silent
6  squiggy    3 weeks ago

Biden needs to deliver a million fishing poles then those Gazans can get cracking.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
7  charger 383    3 weeks ago

I do not understand all this concern for Gazans. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
7.1  Sparty On  replied to  charger 383 @7    3 weeks ago

It’s a left wing sacred cow.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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7.2  Ronin2  replied to  charger 383 @7    3 weeks ago

I don't understand all of the concern for the Ukrainians, Israelis, Kurds, Syrian rebels, etc. that the US never seems to have enough money to support.

We spend far too much on people that really don't give a shit about us; and will stab us in the back the first opportunity they get.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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8  Nerm_L    3 weeks ago

Hmmm ...  Seems like the Palestinian State needs a government to oversee distribution of the aid.  Anybody know which rock the Palestinian Authority is hiding under these days? 

Does Yasser Biden know the government of the Palestinian State is located in the West Bank, waiting to reclaim Jerusalem?  Why ain't Biden demanding that Mahmoud Abbas do his job?  Or does Biden prefer negotiating with Hamas terrorists instead of the Palestinian government?

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
8.1  Sparty On  replied to  Nerm_L @8    3 weeks ago
Anybody know which rock the Palestinian Authority is hiding under these days? 

The one that keeps them safe from being tortured and murdered by Hamas.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
8.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Sparty On @8.1    3 weeks ago

Sigh.

Does anyone realize that the PA is in the West Bank and Hamas is in Gaza? 

There is no land bridge connecting the two; and there is no free travel between the two allowed by Israel.

Pretty hard for the PA to take over when they aren't even allowed into Gaza.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ronin2 @8.1.1    3 weeks ago
Pretty hard for the PA to take over when they aren't even allowed into Gaza.

Pretty hard for the PA to do anything besides continuing their corruption.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
8.2  Ronin2  replied to  Nerm_L @8    3 weeks ago

The PA was killed off/ousted from Gaza after the 2006 elections.

The PA can't even protect the West Bank Palestinians from Israeli settlers, IDF, or the illegal settlement expansion.

Why don't you ask Bibi why he doesn't want the PA controlling Gaza?

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said he is prepared to reform the beleaguered PA, but that it must be done in the context of a broader diplomatic initiative aimed at a two-state solution, which Israel opposes.

The US has pushed for a “revamped” PA to take over control of Gaza should Israel successfully remove the Hamas terror group from power there, saying the body must undergo anti-corruption reforms and take steps to foster free expression and engage civil society.

“The problem is not changing [Palestinian] politicians and forming a new government; the problem is the policies of the Israeli government,” Abbas   told Reuters   in comments published Monday, when asked about US proposals to revamp the PA so it is better prepared to govern Gaza after the war.
Israel has said the PA is unfit to take control of the Strip, citing its refusal to condemn Hamas terrorism as well as its ongoing payments to the families of jailed Palestinian terrorists and slain assailants.

Israeli officials have said they want to use local administrators without links to either Hamas or the Palestinian Authority to run   Gaza , and will set up small scale trials of the scheme as soon as “the right people step up to the plate”.

The controversial plan, which would see   Israel   retaining security control throughout Gaza, comes amid a deepening breakdown in public order in the devastated territory as convoys of aid are repeatedly looted and local communities form self-defence groups, some armed, to protect against thieves or help find food.

Israel's goal is to keep the Palestinians weak, divided, and completely dependent on whatever materials Israel allows into them. They don't want Palestinians thinking they have legitimate rights to a sustainable state. They might get it into their heads to stop killing each other; and start actually working towards making Israel into the next South Africa.
 
 

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