Gaza hostage crisis response shows Biden, Blinken haven’t learned anything from Afghanistan: Gold Star dad

Anthony Gold Star, father of a Marine killed in the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul, Afghanistan, on how he is handling the situation in the Gaza Strip that could lead to a similar mass evacuation of Americans. – Criticized Secretary of State Blinken and President Biden.

On “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham reports tweets that the evacuation of thousands of Americans from Middle Eastern countries could begin if the situation in the Holy Land worsens. did. The number of Americans held hostage by the Palestinian militant group Hamas and the number of Americans who may have died is unknown.

Mark Schmitz, father of LCpl. Jared Schmitz told Fox News on Wednesday that he fears the worst given who is in charge of the White House.

“I have no faith and I don’t think they learned any lessons from Afghanistan,” he said. “So there are Americans who are not yet in Afghanistan.”

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“I wonder if Blinken is climbing his perch right now. [NSC spokesman John] “Kirby didn’t see any confusion,” Schmitz said. “You know, I think these guys are just tone deaf.”

After the release of the after-action report in April, Kirby said: “Despite all this talk of chaos, I just didn’t see it from my perch.”

The reaction prompted FOX News White House correspondent Peter Doocy to ask who could be fired for failing to withdraw at the time.

Regarding the “Ingraham Angle,” Schmitz said Blinken and the State Department should not be in a leading position in incidents such as the one in the Gaza Strip where Americans could be taken hostage or killed. Stated.

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“We need to figure out what the hell they’re doing, because they seem to be messing everything up,” he said.

Schmitz said it’s clear no one in the Biden administration has learned anything from the Kabul ordeal.

He said his family and those of other victims had called for senior government officials to resign to no avail, and that Blinken’s recent response to a question about the 10 missing Americans in the Gaza Strip He said that he did not feel like trusting him.

“I’m worried about the families who are worried about their loved ones still over there,” Schmitz said. “I know our military is committed to doing what it needs to do and what it wants to do, but the last thing I want to see is another Gold Star family born out of these. ”

Schmitz argued that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might not have happened if it weren’t for Biden’s response to Afghanistan and other issues.

He said the Iranian regime was clearly unmoved by Biden’s warnings, as Raisi’s government is accused of financing Hamas attacks.

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Schmitz and the parents of other Gold Star soldiers killed in the Kabul evacuation previously slammed Biden after receiving the remains of their relatives at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Biden was photographed repeatedly checking his watch as the casket was lowered.

“It happened with every player. They let out a salute and he looked down at the clock, every last one, all 13. He looked down at the clock,” Gold Star father Darin Hoover said.・Senior told FOX. News at the time.

At the time, Schmitz said he whispered to his son’s mother, “If I check my watch again, I swear to God…”

“It was probably only four times. I couldn’t see it.” [Biden] No more after that. ”

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