Gaza Pier is Perfect Analogy to Biden Presidency

 

It seems that the $320 million Gaza Pier built by President Biden has broken from its moorings and drifted off to get stuck on the beach.  It is the perfect analogy to the Biden Presidency.

In the last 3 months, the US military has spent $320 million to “quickly” build a pier in Gaza to allow for boats to provide aid to the Gazans.  Your first question is probably along the lines of, “Gaza is not an island, why would it need a pier when there are highways?”   I don’t know the answer to that one.   Some people say that the pier was needed because the trucks with aid coming from the highway were robbed by Hamas, and the aid workers were attacked.

The next question in your mind is probably, “If Hamas robs aid from the highway, won’t they rob aid from the pier?”   The answer to that is “Yes.”   In addition to shooting at the US military building the pier, all of the aid from the pier has been stolen by Hamas or other bandits.

Now that the pier has failed and ships have run aground–sounds like the Biden presidency, right?–what’s next for aid to Gaza?   It will not be air drops.  That was tried but the chutes failed and it crushed the hungry people.  (Is General Les Nessman in charge?)  Of course, Hamas stole all the dropped aid.    I am guessing that Biden contracts with Amtrak next to attempt to build an aid railway into Gaza.   In 2038, when the first aid packages arrive, I am sure they will be stolen by Gazans.

Thank you, Biden Pier, for being the perfect analogy to President Biden.  FJB.  LGB.  86 46.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    You can’t make this stuff up.

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  2. kedavis Coolidge
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    And I would like to know how that cost $320 Million.

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  3. MikeMcCarthy Coolidge
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    Disappearing

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  4. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Update:  Apparently the US Navy was doing some work on the pier, perhaps relocating it, when it broke up and beached itself like a dying whale.  #GazaDeathPort

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  5. Seawriter Contributor
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  6. kedavis Coolidge
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam): Gaza Pier is Perfect Analogy to Biden Presidency

    Rather like how Desert One fit Carter perfectly.

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  7. Zafar Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam): In the last 3 months, the US military has spent $320 million to “quickly” build a pier in Gaza to allow for boats to provide aid the Gazans.  Your first question is probably along the lines of “Gaza is not an island, why does it need a pier, when there are highways?”   I don’t know the answer to that one.   Some people say that the pier was needed, because the trucks with aid coming from the highway were robbed by Hamas and the aid workers were attacked. 

    Here you go:

    and also an interview:

    https://www.youtube.com/live/aruA8-mFDLU?si=ObnFLNsmGuBE6DMJ

    But the US would rather build this pier than deal with that issue.

    It is what it is.

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  8. Jim George Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    I don’t know whether what is shown in the photo is the totality of the entire pier project but if it is I would have to say only the guv-mint could figure out how to spend 320 Million bucks on material which, just from the looks of it, might, if built by an extremely extravagant contractor, have cost something in the range of a few million. 

    Another question- why did we have to furnish Hamas with a landing craft? If we were going to give them a bunch of food, etc., couldn’t they figure out a way to get it from the pier to the beach? I know, I know- how naive can you be to even ask such a question?

    Finally, as one who was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to  walk on Omaha Beach this photo is haunting in the sense that those were thousands of real men who got cut down on June 6, 1944, as opposed to the collection of, quite simply, clowns, thugs, sleazes in our “leadership” these days. And to be clear, nothing in that statement is intended to disparage to the extent of one scintilla the brave men and women Biden sent into harm’s way to build this piece of junk; with all the talk of impeachment I think it bordered on criminal negligence to send our fine military into this pit of barbarians. 

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  9. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Jim George (View Comment):
    I don’t know whether what is shown in the photo is the totality of the entire pier project

    It is just a section.   Here is the full pier.

    Ships appear near the pier established by the US in Gaza (Reuters)

     

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  10. kedavis Coolidge
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Jim George (View Comment):
    I don’t know whether what is shown in the photo is the totality of the entire pier project

    It is just a section. Here is the full pier.

    Ships appear near the pier established by the US in Gaza (Reuters)

     

    Still doesn’t seem like much for $320 Million.

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  11. OldPhil Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Jim George (View Comment):
    I don’t know whether what is shown in the photo is the totality of the entire pier project

    It is just a section. Here is the full pier.

    Ships appear near the pier established by the US in Gaza (Reuters)

     

    Still doesn’t seem like much for $320 Million.

    If the government is involved, plan on at least 9 figures.

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  12. Jim McConnell Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    And I would like to know how that cost $320 Million.

    Well, you see, there are all these middlemen grifters/Bidens and their hangers-on.

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  13. Seawriter Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Jim George (View Comment):
    I don’t know whether what is shown in the photo is the totality of the entire pier project

    It is just a section. Here is the full pier.

    Ships appear near the pier established by the US in Gaza (Reuters)

     

    Still doesn’t seem like much for $320 Million.

    They had to ship it across the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In small boats. That gets expensive.

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  14. kedavis Coolidge
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Jim George (View Comment):
    I don’t know whether what is shown in the photo is the totality of the entire pier project

    It is just a section. Here is the full pier.

    Ships appear near the pier established by the US in Gaza (Reuters)

     

    Still doesn’t seem like much for $320 Million.

    They had to ship it across the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In small boats. That gets expensive.

    And the boats had to be solar powered.  $$$$$

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  15. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    World superpower.

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  16. Seawriter Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Jim George (View Comment):
    I don’t know whether what is shown in the photo is the totality of the entire pier project

    It is just a section. Here is the full pier.

    Ships appear near the pier established by the US in Gaza (Reuters)

     

    Still doesn’t seem like much for $320 Million.

    They had to ship it across the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In small boats. That gets expensive.

    And the boats had to be solar powered. $$$$$

    Well, they took as long to cross as the old wind-powered ships did back in the 19th century.

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  17. TBA, sometimes known as 'Teebs'. Coolidge
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    Did it break from metal fatigue or pier pressure?

    – Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all membership renewal. Tip your moderator.

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  18. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Still doesn’t seem like much for $320 Million.

    They had to ship it across the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In small boats. That gets expensive.

    Indeed!   It lists for $1.29 million on the Costco website, but the delivery and setup is pricey;) 

    Gen. U.S. Grant built a 2000 foot bridge across the James River in one night and marched his army across it the next day.  That was 180 years ago.  Does that put this pier debacle in perspective??

    Pontoon bridge across James River, Va. June 1864 | Library of Congress

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  19. kedavis Coolidge
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Still doesn’t seem like much for $320 Million.

    They had to ship it across the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In small boats. That gets expensive.

    Indeed! It lists for $1.29 million on the Costco website, but the delivery and setup is pricey;)

    Gen. U.S. Grant built a 2000 foot bridge across the James River in one night and marched his army across it the next day. That was 180 years ago. Does that put this pier debacle in perspective??

    Pontoon bridge across James River, Va. June 1864 | Library of Congress

    Or they got it from Ikea.

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  20. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Waste money on a horrible project and declare it a success – that is Biden 

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  21. Stad Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    And I would like to know how that cost $320 Million.

    It’s funding for Area 51 (from Independence Day) . . .

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  22. Macho Grande' Coolidge
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    Even better, this was the same US proposal back in the 6-day war in 1967.  It was stupid then, it’s stupid now, for the obvious reasons in the OP, and about a thousand others.

    The US State Department. Always ready, and willing, to pull out a 60 year old binder (not filled with women), blow the dust off it, and say “Here’s our plan”.

     

    Old Binder Of Hundreds Of Mostly US Stamps | Sc #910 - #1207 | Mostly ...

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  23. Terence Smith Coolidge
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    Build Back Better?

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  24. kedavis Coolidge
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Waste money on a horrible project and declare it a success – that is Biden

    Like with this, again…

     

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  25. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    I am literally terrified what a Biden re-election would mean for our country. 

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  26. RufusRJones Member
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    Related. Includes a transcript. Very good podcast. 

    Ronald Reagan collapsed the Soviet Union, liberated the captive nations of Central Europe and restored “Europe Whole and Free.”  But what happened after that haunts the Free World to this day.

    Former Navy U.S. Seal and founder of the private military company Blackwater Erik Prince declares “We are fighting wars the wrong way.”

    Stephen Bryen, known as the “Yoda” of the Arms Trade, is a former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense and founder of the Defense Technology Security Administration.

    Time Magazine writes that “He knows every sinkhole in the regulatory swamp. Ignore him at your peril.”

     

    Recently Erik Prince wrote, “Too Big to Win: How the Military and Industrial Complex and the Neocons Keep America Losing.” Prince believes that our defense establishment is, in fact, “the embodiment of socialism where when you divorce cost from spending. It’s the Sovietization of what I thought was supposed to be market-based decision-making.”

    One of the central questions posed by Prince –

    How has America descended from a post-Cold War era of dominance to its current state of disarray and ineffectiveness?

    “The US” explains Erik, “has the most expensive military in three thousand years of human history, yet Washington costs more. Using the wrong strategies, wrong weapons and technology, and continuing to wage futile wars makes America vulnerable.”

    Bryen believes that the US could actually lose a war in Europe if it tries to defend Ukraine at this point: “The American army is mostly an expeditionary army; it’s not on our territory or near our territory. It has to be fed from the outside. It’s much smaller in terms of fighting force than if you had a national land army facing another national land army. It is inconceivable that people think it would be a good idea for us to engage in a land war.”

    Prince believes that “the ‘go-slow, measured response people’ in Washington should have their children drafted and sent to frontline combat units so that they can live – their families, their children can live with the decisions they’re making.”

    We’re talking about the American culture and a changing culture that has badly impacted our ability to wage war effectively and we’re not willing to do what’s necessary. So, then the question is, should we be fighting these wars at all? Or if we do fight, understand we have to win and we’re not ready to do that.

    The juxtaposition of the exorbitant costs of the U.S. military with the lack of strategic effectiveness raises questions about defense spending. Why is there a mismatch between expenditures and outcomes?Here, the discussion delves into the broader issues surrounding the military-industrial complex and the influence of vested interests on defense policy – and sheds light on how strategy and technology can lead to either increased national power or a weakened military.

    Walton: “So, for the US military to try to say, ‘We’re going to be dominant everywhere all the time…’”

    Prince: “Not possible.”

    Bryen: “Not possible. We need to bring real innovation into our defense thinking. It’s not going to come from the system, because the system responds to directives that come from the Pentagon, which says, ‘Build this this way, these are the requirements, meet the requirements,’ and then they always favor the big companies.”

    This is a fascinating conversation with two top military minds on war tactics, weapons and technology, military history, and the consequences of our failed foreign policies – where we’ve been, where we are, where we should be, and how to get there.

    https://thebillwaltonshow.com/videos/we-won-the-cold-war-and-lost-the-peace-a-tour-de-force-with-erik-prince-and-stephen-bryen/

     

     

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  27. J Climacus Member
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    Reminds me of Jimmy Carter’s failed helicopter rescue attempt during the Iranian hostage crisis. Perfect and pathetic emblem of a failed presidency.

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  28. kedavis Coolidge
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    J Climacus (View Comment):

    Reminds me of Jimmy Carter’s failed helicopter rescue attempt during the Iranian hostage crisis. Perfect and pathetic emblem of a failed presidency.

    Yep, #6.

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  29. J Climacus Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    J Climacus (View Comment):

    Reminds me of Jimmy Carter’s failed helicopter rescue attempt during the Iranian hostage crisis. Perfect and pathetic emblem of a failed presidency.

    Yep, #6.

    Ha! Didn’t see that.  Perhaps Biden will have an incident with a killer rodent next?

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  30. Arahant Member
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    J Climacus (View Comment):
    Perhaps Biden will have an incident with a killer rodent next?

    Or Kamala, either way. (Also, lagomorph.)

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