The Biden administration won’t, but whoever is posting to their social media pages should be fired.
While in Israel, they made a big mistake that is going to make a terrible situation worse.
During the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel, several American hostages were taken prisoner along with numerous Israelis.
Shortly after the attack, there was an announcement that the Biden administration was sending over “advisers” to help the IDF with intelligence on where and how to rescue the hostages.
“There are personnel on the ground as part of a larger assistance package in support of [U.S. Central Command],” the Pentagon official, who was not authorized to speak on the record about the Israel situation, told reporters. “And that includes military personnel advising and consulting on hostage recovery efforts.”
Most assumed that it was probably going to Delta Force because this type of mission is their bread and butter.
While Biden was in Israel, he met with the troops deployed to Israel, and a picture was taken. The White House then posted the image but never blurred out or masked their faces, revealing the identities of this highly classified unit to the world.
The White House is facing backlash over potentially compromising U.S. soldiers’ identities after posting a photo to Instagram featuring President Joe Biden and a group of American troops deployed in Israel.
In the since-deleted post, which was screen-shotted and shared to X, formerly Twitter, by Sam Shoemate, a self-described intelligence analyst, Biden is photographed shaking hands with American troops standing among U.S. and Israeli flags. The caption on the post reads that the president “met with first responders to thank them for their bravery and the work they’re doing in response to the Hamas terrorist attacks.”
The White House has admitted they made a mistake.
“As soon as this was brought to our attention, we immediately deleted the photo. We regret the error and any issues this may have caused,” the administration said in a statement.
BREAKING: A White House spokesperson tells me that this photo of Pres. Biden meeting with what appears to be a Delta Force team in Israel was posted last night in error. The original photo had faces exposed. This one has the faces covered to protect their identities.
“As soon… pic.twitter.com/GLjif6mVCU
— Susan Crabtree (@susancrabtree) October 19, 2023
Some are reporting that after this mistake it is going to be harder to recover the American hostages making a bad situation worse. Although if I was Hamas I would be worried, these guys are the best there is and I wouldn’t want them looking for me.