by Jeff Davis
Will someone please explain to me how American ground troops are supposed to fight a virus? About the only thing they could potentially do is block a few roads and try to quarantine an area, but will they have the authority to shoot Africans, who may have ebola, who continue to approach them? Definitely not with Obama as president. African lives are much more important to Obama than the lives of American soldiers.
A Yahoo News article reports: “President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region. ‘The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better,’ Obama said at the Atlanta headquarters of the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”
“The U.S. plan, a dramatic expansion of Washington’s initial response last week, won praise from the U.N. World Health Organization, aid workers and officials in West Africa. Experts said it was still not enough to contain the epidemic, which is rapidly spreading and has caused already-weak local public health systems to buckle under the strain of fighting it. U.S. officials said the focus of the military deployment would be Liberia, a nation founded by freed American slaves that is the hardest hit of the countries affected by the crisis.”
The most logical first step in fighting ebola would be to seal off Europe and the US from Africa –to stop all immigration, especially air traffic. England however was still allowing direct flights from Sierra Leone to London even though the airline was having trouble getting flight crews to man those flights. Seems like the air crews have more common sense than the British government which should have banned those flights months ago.
“Obama’s plan calls for sending 3,000 troops, including engineers and medical personnel; establishing a regional command and control centre in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, commanded by Major General Darryl Williams, who arrived there on Tuesday; and forming a staging area in Senegal to help distribute personnel and aid on the ground.”
And how do those soldiers feel about this? They volunteered to fight to defend America, not to die in a plague in Africa.
This deployment sounds more like an invasion to me. So we’re conquering West Africa now? Why? Although after the American military has failed repeatedly to change things in the Middle East, maybe they’ll be able to handle occupying a city of tar paper shacks, hoping of course that none of them get ebola and bring it back to the United States.