PRECAUTIONS AIMED AT CALMING EBOLA FEARS …
By FITSNEWS || The U.S. Department of Defense will impose a 21-day quarantine on soldiers returning from areas of West Africa where the deadly Ebola virus is raging.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel – one of Washington’s most outspoken warmongers – announced the new policy this week after conferring with “the communities (and) the families of our military men and women.” Basically it takes an existing 21-day quarantine rule applying to U.S. Army soldiers returning from Liberia and Senegal and applies it to all branches of the military returning from West Africa.
“The secretary believes these initial steps are prudent, given the large number of military personnel transiting from their home base and West Africa, and the unique logistical demands and impact this deployment has on the force,” a Pentagon spokesman said.
A plan to implement the quarantine is supposed to be presented to Hagel within two weeks.
Makes sense right? Sure …
We have no problem with this order.
What do we have a problem with? American soldiers being stationed/ sent to West Africa in the first place.
The current Ebola outbreak is a terrible tragedy, don’t get us wrong, and it’s likely impacting far more than the 12,200 confirmed cases we know about in West Africa. But that does not make its containment the responsibility of the American military.
In other words while we approve of these precautions … we do not approve of the mission necessitating them.
Better: quarantine the pentagon … even better: quarantine the white house.
Duuuuhhh…this is about week old news. I expect you’d have some [email protected]$$ outrage from RonPaul over it…
If we do not stop the spread of Ebola in Africa it will spread throughout the continent, and the world, including the US. The oceans will not protect us in a modern world. Left unchecked this will become a far greater threat than invasion by a foreign country or a terrorist attack. The nations of Africa do not have the resources to stop the disease. What’s more in a society of poor people, little or no taxes, and little or no government services they will not even try. They will adopt the same tactic as the Aristocracy during the plague. The rich will build walled compounds, shut the door and hope for the best, or leave the country and hope for the best.
You were making a good case until the last two sentences.
“They will adopt the same tactic as the Aristocracy during the plague. The rich will build walled compounds, shut the door and hope for the best, or leave the country and hope for the best.”
I haven’t found any evidence of this. There were walls built, but not exclusively for the rich or aristocracy. Since the plagues were mostly spread by fleas and rats, it would’ve been counter productive.
Isaac Newton’s initial great thinking was at his home estate (the one with the fabled apple tree), his having gone there as a student to avoid the plague in London. I had assumed that the university (Oxford?) had closed, but in any case it was clearly known to get out of town if you could. And the better-off could. Not the same as building walls, of course.
I just had to counter Mary’s “WAR ON THE WEALTHY”.
The oceans will not protect us in a modern world.
The friggin’ *modern day* oceans…
They won’t protect us from Ebola.
They won’t protect us from Terrorists.
They suck the “Warming” out of “Global Warming”; essentially giving aid and comfort to horrid Climate Change Deniers.
TBG suggests that we drain ’em and have a really big fish fry.>
Uhmmm, yeah – the title of you article should read:
WillIs Quarantin eg Soldiers Returning From West Africa
While the quarantined might have a fondness for pizza, veal, Tuscan cooking and pasta, Rome isn’t particularly thrilled.
I think the word for what Rome is – is pissed. http://news.yahoo.com/us-soldiers-ebola-quarantine-italy-causes-alarm-105351072.html
We fight the terrorists over there so we don’t have to fight them over here. Why not do the same with Ebola? As opposed to the former, that might actually work.
Can’t we weaponize Ebola and use it on ISIS? And maybe Putin?
“What do we have a problem with? American soldiers being stationed/ sent to West Africa in the first place.”…Why do you have a problem with it, you’ve made it perfectly clear what you think of American Soldiers and their reasons for serving.
What if you’re a nurse in the military, can you just say it’s unfair and threaten lawsuits against the government?
Quarantine the soldiers and open the borders then bring Ebola patients into America. Democrats are 15 cent short of having a nickel!
In all fairness, I think we probably can better trust a doctor or nurse to self-monitor symptoms more carefully than troops.
Should put a nice incentive on CBR training.