US Army Lieutenant Gen. Maria Gervais shared a photo ‘’of the US troops leaving Afghanistan.’’ At least she thought that those were the US troops. It turned out she posted a photo of British troops leaving Afghanistan.
She hasn’t spotted the British uniforms and weaponry (SA80s) at the image, posted it, and wrote: “This picture is worth 1000 words—thanks to these American hero’s. #Grateful”
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Approximately 20 minutes later, Gervais realized her mistake “Absolutely correct— British troops— thankful to our British heroes and all who helped w/ this mission! Absolutely love the picture!!”
”Absolutely correct— British troops— thankful to our British heroes and all who helped w/ this mission! Absolutely love the picture!!”
The Brits were very kind to our stupid general, saying: “Thank you, General. @16AirAssltBde were privileged to be part of the Team and serve alongside @82ndABNDiv and @USMC. No closer Allies or friends. #AdUnumOmnes”
The General replied, “This was a tough, dangerous mission — couldn’t have done it without you and all our partners. Apologize upfront for a mistake”.
This was a tough dangerous mission — couldn’t have done it without you and all our partners. Apologize up front for mistake
— LTG Gervais (@TradocDCG) September 4, 2021
“No need to apologise. One Team’’ wrote the Brits.
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The American comments are not forgiving. One wrote, “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.”
Cost of forever war for US: $2 trillion
US LTG not knowing these are British soldiers: Priceless https://t.co/x2MysRsrNz
— Ian Livingston (@islivingston) September 4, 2021
And another one: “Cost of forever war for US: $2 trillion, US LTG not knowing these are British soldiers: Priceless.”
Few people didn’t forget to mention the misspelling of the word heroes. “Not sure what’s worse. That she used an apostrophe to spell “heroes” or that she can’t tell our guys from Brits.”
Not sure what’s worse. That she used an apostrophe to spell “heroes” or that she can’t tell our guys from Brits. https://t.co/LT7ichphJk
— Sunni Labeouf (@medved_bjj) September 4, 2021
“Lol Think you will find they are Brits! The SA80 kinda us (sic) a gimmie as is the uniform!” was just another comment.