Lt. Gen. Maria Gervais deleted this tweet where she mistook British troops for Americans. Literally:
Lieutenant General Maria Gervais thinks these are American troops. They’re not. They’re British. pic.twitter.com/wgDB1mh90S
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 4, 2021
You know, this could be a problem:
Yikes. A 3 star general at that. My Marines woulda' submitted my retirement papers for me if I did that.🤦♀️
Maybe that's why the military left so many Americans behind – the generals didn't recognize them.
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) September 4, 2021
She didn’t notice the rifles?
These troops are British – they have the SA80 rifles
— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) September 4, 2021
“Try getting out of the office now and then”:
Those weapons on the laps of the soldiers appear to be L85A2s (not my specialty but certainly in the family). News flash to @TradocDCG: U.S. soldiers don't carry those. Try getting out of the office now and then.
— Bill Roggio (@billroggio) September 4, 2021
The spelling error is bad, too:
Inexcusable error. Zero ways to spin this.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) September 4, 2021
Why are generals on Twitter anyway?
I hope she took some remedial spelling this weekend. And maybe a Social Media 101 class since our military’s failed leaders care more about optics than they do about actual war fighting. #AfghanistanDisaster
— Matthew Betley 🇺🇸 (@MatthewBetley) September 5, 2021
Yep, very bad:
This is an incredible own. This is your military brass, America: illiterate and unable to tell US from UK troops. https://t.co/Um5j23WoGK
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) September 5, 2021