3000 US Troops to be exposed to Ebola

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ation-shuffles-military-s-mission-Africa.html


    US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles military's mission in Africa

    The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration's Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night.

    'U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia, to provide regional command and control support to U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief efforts,' a statement from the White House press office said.

    'A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.'

    Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.
     
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    Does it seem like someone up high is wanting to see if we can handle this disease on our own land?
     
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    How many will be secretly diverted to Iraq on their way to Africa?
     
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    Better yet, AFTER they have been to Africa!

    Yikes, an Ebola drop. :tongue3:

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    Soldiers are trained and equipped to fight battles, not disease.

    I'd rather see them go to Iraq to confront the disease known as ISIS. When they contact that disease, they can, at least, "cure" it.

    There is no cure for Ebola. They're as helpless as everyone else. It's a waste of troops.
     
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    From the article:
    Combat soldiers and Marines 'will be on hand and ready for anything,' said the official, who has knowledge of some, but not all, of the Ebola-related planning. 'But hopefully it will be all logistics and hospital-building.'

    'The president has ordered us to help, and we're eager to do it,' he said. 'Now it looks like we're going to be the lead dog, and that's bound to make a lot of people nervous. It's understandable.'

    'But no one wants U.S. personnel enforcing someone else's martial law if things go south and the entire region is at risk.'

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    So it's a possibility that troops will be put in harm's way. Invading another country. Another notch in the Nobel Peace Prize winner's belt.
     
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    Agreed, here is our MIA commander in lies, sending 3,000 soldiers to Africa, and not our Southern border .... a point of entry for the ebola should a terrorist decide to bring it to us!

    This president is so messed up on what is and isn't important! I am tired of even addressing it, but, it needs to be said ... he is an idiot!
     
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    So you want to send U.S. troops to Texas? I'm sure that would end well.
     
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    It would be illegal, but that hasn't seemed to bother Obama on other matters.
     
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    That's right....

    It is time to defend our borders. FOX News says the Russians, Chinese, and most Europeon nations already have troops in the area. Like they said it is over satuated with military.

    We may not think it, but our borders are going to bring us down, one way or another. We can declare martial law on the border and send troops. I am tired of our country being over run by illegal violators.
     

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