NY Times: Biden’s Gaza Pier Is Failing

Good thing it didn’t cost much, eh?

U.S. Pier for Gaza Aid Is Failing, and Could Be Dismantled Early

The $230 million temporary pier that the U.S. military built on short notice to rush humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip has largely failed in its mission, aid organizations say, and will probably end operations weeks earlier than originally expected.

In the month since it was attached to the shoreline, the pier has been in service only about 10 days. The rest of the time, it was being repaired after rough seas broke it apart, detached to avoid further damage or paused because of security concerns.

The pier was never meant to be more than a stopgap measure while the Biden administration pushed Israel to allow more food and other supplies into Gaza through land routes, a far more efficient way to deliver relief. But even the modest goals for the pier are likely to fall short, some U.S. military officials say. (snip)

In the latest blow to the aid effort, the U.S. military said on Friday that it would temporarily move the pier to keep it from being damaged by high seas.

The decision “is not made lightly but is necessary to ensure the temporary pier can continue to deliver aid in the future,” the U.S. Central Command said in a post on social media, stating that the pier would be towed to Israel. Sabrina Singh, a Pentagon spokesperson, said on Monday the pier could be reattached and aid deliveries resumed later this week.

Oh, just admit it was a boondoggle, a waste of money, and a failure. This is what they call rough seas

That’s a normal day at the beach. Did they think it was going to be calm and flat all the time?

Central Command said on Friday that 3,500 tons of aid had been delivered to shore using the pier since the operation started on May 17, with about 2,500 tons of that delivered since the pier was re-anchored and resumed operations on June 8.

But much of the aid that makes it through is not reaching Palestinians, aid groups said, because of the logistical and security issues, and looting.

Aid workers say the equivalent of only seven truckloads of assistance is arriving in Gaza via the pier each day, far short of the goal of eventually ramping up to 150 trucks per day.

So, the pier is a failure and what little makes it through is stolen, mostly by Hamas.

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16 Responses to “NY Times: Biden’s Gaza Pier Is Failing”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Yet Brandon is still denying military arms to Israel.


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    • CarolAnn says:

      Today’s communist Democrat party having adopted the anti semite approach as determined that they’re going to destroy Israel any way they can. Denying them arms is one way if in conjunction with widespread anti Israel propaganda.

      The Democrats ain’t every religion except Muslim and of course Satanism. The Democrats as you can witness by reading what Elwood writes have turned their political party into a religious cult. And they’ve done it by being against everything Christianity stands for from unborn babies to freedom of the individual. They’re doing a good job of it too.

      • Professor Hale says:

        I do wonder if the Democrats would have been friendlier to Israel if it were led by one of their Leftists parties. The Obama and Biden administrations have been very frosty towards Netanyahu. Senior government leaders even called for his resignation and new elections to be held. It’s hard for Dems to be critical of Israel though since even their “far-right” is pretty darned socialist in social policy. Further, national policies in the USA are not readily transferable to Israel so concepts of Left and Right don’t work the same over there.

        The current Biden Administration, whoever is really running it, are in a difficult position in, let’s call it, “a closely held contest”. They are no doubt trying to triangulate and find that sweet spot that makes all of their new and old political allies not hate them enough to jump ship or stay home on election day. They think that by straddling the fence, they can get Jews and Moslems and LGBTs and Blacks and “Hispanics” and retired geezers and college students getting useless degrees in easy fields and childless women to still like them. That’s a tough sell since all of those groups are only united by their hatred of Trump, not by Democratic party policies and priorities. The problem is that the Democrats have been going hard on cancel culture for about 20 years and by their own rules, anyone who does not support their side vigorously enough is an enemy. Lukewarm support or (randomness forbid) neutrality on ANY agenda item is not going to be enough to satisfy their multiplicity of factions.

        I wonder what the Democrat’s plan B is if Biden does not survive long enough to still be breathing on election day. Will they do a breakfast at Bernies? Maybe a Moon over Parador scenario? I am hoping that someday someone writes a news article about who has really been running the government during the Biden Administration. Most people think it is Obamas third (illegal) term but fail to notice that it might literally be Obama still acting as shadow president. In such a case, it may even be Obama’s fourth term, if you count the shadow government controlling things even during the Trump administration. Democrats only pretend to care about Democracy, the Constitution, and the Law. In reality, they only care about holding onto power, by any means necessary. At the end of the Trump administration, Trump left town. Obama never did.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The administration is delaying the delivery of 2000 pound bombs to Israel. 2000 pound bombs blast out a crater 50 feet across and 16 feet deep. “The pressure from the explosion can rupture lungs, burst sinus cavities and tear off limbs hundreds of metres from the blast site.”

        Israel is an advanced nation that receives billions of dollars of aid from the US every year.

        Their current battle is with a “shithole” society of 1 million trapped in the 25 square miles of Rafah. The United States has legitimate concerns with being associated with dropping 2000 pound bombs on civilians.

        Has the US paused military aid to Israel before?
        Yes. The US paused military aid to Israel in 1982, when then-President Ronald Reagan imposed a six-year ban on cluster weapons sales to Israel.

        Mr Netanyahu has made it increasingly clear that he is not a friend of the United States, although he is a good friend of Donald Trump!

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Rimjob just can’t comment without it.

          But Trump!

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        • Jl says:

          And how does Netanyahu make it clear that he’s not a friend of the US?

        • drowningpuppies says:

          For some reason Rimjob (aka SMD) implies it’s okay to hold back military weapons because Israeli sovereignty is only threatened by Hamas.
          Total fucking dumbass that one.


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          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            For some reason Thuh Lil Pissant (aka Rimjob) disagrees with the United States on its pause supplying 2000 pound bombs until Israel gives assurances they won’t intentionally drop them on children, women and civilian men in Rafah. Seems a reasonable discussion. Israel can do whatever they wish, just not with our stuff. America First, baby!!

            The unpopular Netanyahu is appealing directly to the American people bypassing the US State Dept to get “his” bombs.

            Thuh Lil Pissant and Bibi keep implying the US has suspended ALL the $3 Billion a year (plus supplies for this war) we taxpayers give to Israel.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            So once again Rimjob (aka SMD) continues to queef his half-truths.

            The administration has withheld everything from rifles meant to arm local Israeli communities who are at risk of being overrun by Islamic terrorists to precision bombs that could reduce collateral damage in the war.

            “I write regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s public statement this week that your administration has been withholding weapons and ammunition from Israel and hampering its war effort against Hamas—a serious accusation from a trusted U.S. ally,” Cotton’s letter, which was obtained by reporter Adam Kredo, began. “Your administration responded by claiming that aid is flowing normally, with one official asserting, ‘We genuinely do not know what he’s talking about.’

            Now he’ll probably call Sen. Cotton a liar.


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      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Hi CarolAnn,

        You typed: The Democrats ain’t every religion except Muslim and of course Satanism.

        Has the GOP become the party of Christians? With Donald Trump as your leader? LOL.

        Pretty sure most Democrats are Christians. Biden is Catholic.

        You hurt your cause by justifying the right-wing control of women’s reproduction on religious grounds, further enlisting the power of government to enforce your religious beliefs!

        The same for claiming freedom has a religious component. YOUR team is the one trying to use the government to force young children to be Conservative Christians.

        You hurt your cause justifying the oppression and persecution of LGBTQ individuals and using the government to enforce your beliefs.

        The conflation of conservative Christianity with the functions of government is reminiscent of the control of Iran by Islamists.

  2. H says:

    You people DO realize that pier was bought and paid for years ago. It came out of old
    military stock
    But obviously some get deep enjoyment for mocking our military. These are the same people who openly hope that Ukraine will be conquered by Trump’s pal Putin. They hate Biden more than they love either our country or our military.

    • Jl says:

      Like was said earlier, Johnny-to save time Biden is just going drop the next 320 million directly into the ocean…

  3. Matthew says:

    Well, surprise, surprise, surprise!

    – Gomer Pyle

    Who could have seen such a turn of events coming? Oh, wait, never mind.

    We’re doomed

  4. Dana says:

    I guess that it should have been built along the sturdier lines of the piers we used to bring food and medicine to the Germans and Japanese before the end of World War II.

    Just how stupid do you have to be to help the enemy during war? We fed and rebuilt Germany after the war was over, after Adolf Hitler was sent to Hell and his minions captured, killed, or on the lam, and after Naziism was completely defeated. We could help the ‘Palestinian’ civilians after Hamas is destroyed and its surviving leaders, including those hiding in Qatar, Egypt, and Lebanon, safely in Israeli prisons awaiting a date with the hangman.

  5. Dana says:

    And my good friend Robert Stacy McCain is touting our esteemed host on his site today!

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