Democrats and their left-wing lunatic allies in the ‘mainstream’ media used to make great sport of the “incompetence” of then-President Donald Trump and his administration, though in reality, a lack of experience cannot be equated with an inability to get things right.
Joe Biden’s team, however, is filled with Washington insiders and veteran government functionaries and it really is incompetent.
Dangerously so, in fact.
Most Americans are aware that the bulk of our intelligence agencies’ work happens out of the public eye, and for good reason. Many of our intelligence agents operate discretely and anonymously; they have to because they are almost always operating in a hostile environment.
As such, it is imperative that they remain anonymous.
But in recent days, some bonehead at the White House allowed a photograph of Biden speaking via teleconference to diplomats and intelligence agency officers to be publicly released, thereby potentially outing their identities and putting targets on their backs.
“This morning, the President and Vice President met with their national security team and senior officials to hear updates on the draw down of our civilian personnel in Afghanistan, evacuations of SIV applicants and other Afghan allies, and the ongoing security situation in Kabul,” said a Twitter post from the White House containing the problematic photo.
This morning, the President and Vice President met with their national security team and senior officials to hear updates on the draw down of our civilian personnel in Afghanistan, evacuations of SIV applicants and other Afghan allies, and the ongoing security situation in Kabul. pic.twitter.com/U7IpK3Hyj8
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 15, 2021
The response online was immediate.
Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell tweeted, “Who took this picture outing Intel officials?! Dear God.”
“CIA and Doha Station just outed by Biden on twitter,” added Boxcar Transit CEO Joe Colangelo.
“In addition to the Afghanistan disaster Biden has now blown the CIA’s cover in Qatar,” wrote conservative columnist and activist Carmine Sabia.
“Heck of a job, White House communications shop. I figure you would want to crop out the teleconference screens labeled ‘CIA’ and ‘Doha Station.’ You panicking amateur idiots,” National Review’s Jim Geraghty noted.
“Whoever Tweeted this should be fired ASAP – potentially compromising OpSec by not blurring out locations on screen,” wrote Kaelan Dorr, marketing and engagement director at GETTR, a new Twitter-like social media platform founded by former Trump 2020 campaign adviser Jason Miller.
But perhaps outing CIA and other intelligence officials was only the icing on the incompetence cake, for it may just pale in comparison to the disaster the Biden regime created by following the president’s order to hastily withdraw from Afghanistan, abandoning allies there and leaving hundreds of thousands of Afghanis who worked with and for the Americans and NATO at the [lack of] mercy of the Taliban.
As the catastrophe was still being played out and images and video of panicked Afghanis clinging to American transport planes (and falling hundreds of feet to their deaths) were still being broadcast, Biden appeared on national television Monday to blame his predecessor and point fingers at the Afghan government and military — not himself for failing to withdraw better.
Biden was widely panned for his speech, but perhaps not as effectively as by Matt Zeller, a former CIA operative and U.S. Army veteran of the Afghan war.
After MSNBC host and liar Brian Williams slobbered all over Biden with praise for “owning” his decision (which he literally did not own), Zeller let Williams have it.
“I am curious to hear your reaction of this consequential speech by the American president. Didn’t run from it, he owned it. He owned his decision. He owned the fact that, as he put it, the buck stops with him,” Williams said.
U.S. Army veteran Matt Zeller goes off on MSNBC about Biden’s remarks on Afghanistan:
Zeller: “I feel like I watched a different speech than the rest of you guys. I was appalled.” pic.twitter.com/eGC5tMBvy4
— Whitney Robertson (@whitneyleerob) August 16, 2021
“I hope he gets to own their deaths too,” Zeller railed, before continuing.
“I feel like I watched a different speech than the rest of you guys. I was appalled,” Zeller noted.
“There was such a profound bald-faced lie in that speech. The idea we planned for every contingency?” the former analyst continued.
“I have been personally trying to tell this administration since it took office. I have been trying to tell our government for years that this was coming,” he added. “We sent them plan after plan on how to evacuate these people. Nobody listened to us.”
He went on to say Biden administration also did not plan to protect Afghans who worked with American troops and contractors over the years.
“They didn’t plan for the evacuation of our Afghan wartime allies. They’re trying to conduct it now at the eleventh hour,” he said. “We had all the people and equipment in place to be able to save these people months ago and we did nothing.”