Hamas and Islamic Jihadist have fired over 2,000 rockets into Israel, but instead of backing our ally Israel the Pentagon has decided to retreat military personnel stationed in Israel.
The Pentagon’s Chief Spokesperson John Kirby said they evacuated 120 U.S. Military Personnel who were planning military exercise between Israel and the United States.
Kirby went on to say that the Pentagon still has an “ironclad commitment to our bilateral relationship with Israel and to helping them in their self-defense”.
The Pentagon’s actions are much different than their words.
Under the Trump administration the United States always had Israel’s back but the Biden administration is abandoning Israel when they need our support the most.
— Montgomery Granger (@mjgranger1) May 14, 2021
THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN UNDER A STRONG U.S. PRESIDENT! US evacuates 120 military personnel from Israel as violence continues: reporthttps://t.co/HOdwK9oDny
— Cool your J E T S (@GoUSA__) May 14, 2021
Fox News covered the pentagon’s decision check out what they had to share:
The Pentagon’s chief spokesman said Thursday that the U.S. evacuated 120 Defense Department personnel from Israel who were in the country for a routine planning conference to discuss future military exercises between U.S. and Israeli troops, a report said.
“This particular planning conference was already scheduled to wrap up this week, but we did accelerate the departures of these individuals in full coordination with our Israeli counterparts,” John Kirby, the spokesman, said, according to Stars and Stripes.
The paper said the personnel are now in Germany.
Israel on Thursday said it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and calling up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory, as the two bitter enemies plunged closer to all-out war.
JUST IN: 120 US military personnel withdrawn from Israel, @barbarastarrcnn reports.
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) May 13, 2021
— Al-Monitor (@AlMonitor) May 14, 2021
The New York Post had more on the story:
The United States has withdrawn 120 military personnel from Israel and is advising Americans to reconsider any travel plans to the region amid an escalating bloody conflict involving thousands of rocket exchanges and ground troops.
News of the personnel removal and the travel advisory came late Thursday, after the Israel Defense Forces announced that it had deployed ground forces near the Gaza Strip four days into a deadly conflict with Hamas and Palestinian militia groups.
The US staffers, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters Thursday, were from US Central Command and US European Command. The group was flown out on a C-17 military transport jet to Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
“We made this decision to remove these individuals in coordination with our Israeli counterparts,” Kirby said.
Americans really took for granted all the peace deals that were happening under the Trump administration.
At one point it felt like Trump, Pompeo and Kushner were cranking out peace deals once every week.