Tuesday, September 16, 2014

US Troops should NOT be sent to West Africa

I called both senators and my US representative to express my dismay and opposition to US troops being sent to West Africa to help contain the ebola outbreak.  Our troops are not trained for this type of thing, it's a misuse of personnel, and even doctors who are trained to handle these things are getting exposed. 

In a tin-foil-hat kind of moment, I wonder if Obama is deliberately trying to expose our people in order to ensure a large-scale outbreak on US soil.  We've already got school-age children ending up in the hospital from being exposed to enterovirus EV-d68 and tuberculosis the growth of incidents, according to what I've read, are coinciding with the influx of illegals....

Regardless, sending our people deliberately into that cesspool is egregiously negligent, ill-advised, and imprudent.  Call your senators--don't know how much good it will do, but something needs to be said.

3 comments:

Murphy's Law said...

Send the Obama daughters first. If it's safe for them, then we'll talk about our troops and Congress can decide.

Old NFO said...

And it's f'ing stupid too... Military folks are NOT caretakers...

Midwest Chick said...

ML: Unfortunately they won't wait for Congress to decide and it's going to take a lot less time to put these troops into Africa than it will to put them into Iraq.

NFO: Absolutely. They are not caretakers and if they are put into place in order to enforce a quarantine zone, including shooting anyone who tries to pass, it's a lose/lose. They should not be going into that situation. The bleeding hearts at the UN aren't stupid enough to send people in. Anyone who doesn't want to go has my support in this case.