The Biden administration has been caught in a secret talks scandal involving US troops potentially being stationed in Gaza. Reports suggest that the administration has discussed the possibility of deploying US forces to the region after Hamas is defeated. Israel has made it clear that it does not want to occupy Gaza, but they also cannot allow Hamas to continue ruling the enclave. One option being considered is the establishment of a multinational force, which could include US troops. Another option is to have the United Nations take control of the region.
Nope. No US troops.
Report: Biden Admin Held Secret Talks Involving US Troops Being Stationed in Gaza, Now Denying https://t.co/mYx7DaZKds
— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) November 1, 2023
Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed that multiple options were being discussed, but some officials view these options as premature or unlikely. However, in light of recent events, the Biden team is now denying that they ever considered putting US troops in Gaza. This is just another example of Biden’s poor track record in foreign policy. Furthermore, relying on UN peacekeepers, who have shown a clear bias against Israel, would only create more problems.
Instead, it might be more logical to establish a Gulf force composed of troops from the surrounding regions. However, it remains to be seen if these countries would be willing to put their soldiers in harm’s way. The Biden administration seems to be jumping the gun on these discussions, without even addressing the current hostage crisis involving Americans in Gaza. Their focus should be on getting these hostages released and bringing Americans back home safely. The administration needs to prioritize the well-being of its citizens before getting involved in yet another potential war.