General: Sending military to fight Ebola ‘misuse’ of soldiers

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Soldiers put at unnecessary risk of disease

Jerome R. Corsi

Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard Ph.D., is a WND senior staff reporter. He has authored many books, including No. 1 N.Y. Times best-sellers “The Obama Nation” and “Unfit for Command.” Corsi’s latest book is “Who Really Killed Kennedy?”

NEW YORK – Sending American troops to combat Ebola in Liberia is “an absolute misuse of the U.S. military,” contends retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin.

“The health mission in Liberia would be better accomplished by private-sector NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), including the French organization Médecins San Frontières, Doctors without Borders, among others, or by some other U.S. government agency such as the Department of Health and Human Services,” he stressed.

Boykin was the deputy under secretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2007. His 36-year military career included 13 years in the Delta Force, with two years as its commander.

“I believe it is a total misuse of the U.S. military’s capabilities at a time when the U.S. military is taking drastic budget cuts, it is extraordinarily thin and it is being recommitted to conflict in Iraq. I object to this quite strongly,” he said.

Boykin grasped for reasons to explain why the Obama administration was planning to use the U.S. military in the international health care crisis.

“In the final analysis, the military has organization and leadership, the two key things the Obama administration is probably looking for here,” he speculated.

“The military has a capability to deal with a chemical or biological attack, and some of that may be dual-purposed for dealing with this kind of epidemic.”

But he noted that in his 36 years of military experience, “I never dealt with any thing like this that had to do with a pandemic.”

Boykin expressed concern about the health risk for U.S. troops.

“The U.S. military does not have specific training regarding how to handle a medical emergency like Ebola,” he said.

“It’s rather obvious there is a great risk the U.S. military going into Liberia to fight Ebola will end up getting infected themselves.”

He talked through the steps the U.S. military would have to take to protect troops from contracting the disease.

“One of the first things the U.S. military will have to do is to set up centers where the soldiers can be sterilized and cleaned, to try to reduce the risk to them. But, I think, the U.S. military going into Liberia are going to be clearly at risk of contracting Ebola.”

Even with precautions such as these, Boykin emphasized the risk, not only to the health of the U.S. military deployed to Liberia but also to civilians back in the United States.

“Then, let’s say two or three soldiers in a battalion get Ebola. What are you going to do with them?” he asked. “Obviously, you’re going to have to bring them back to the United States.”

Boykin emphasized the military overburdened.

“This is a terrible misuse of the U.S. military, and it comes at a terrible time when not only is the military really stretched thin, such that the U.S. military can not take on another mission, it comes at a time when we are reducing the military’s funding and the military’s numbers,” he said.

He also questioned why the first line of defense would not be the United Nations peacekeepers.

“If military are required to combat the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, then the first troops that should be involved are the 6,000 United Nations peacekeeping forces that are already in the country,” he said.

“It doesn’t make sense.”

Boykin now teaches at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and serves as executive vice president at the Family Research Council.

Separately, WND reported the Ebola outbreak in Liberia has not been slowed by the peacekeeping forces in Liberia. They include 4,460 troops, 126 military observers and 1,434 police forces, with an approved budget from July 2014 through June 2015 of $427.3 million.

Last week, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous told reporters in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, that the U.N. mission there “is not a public health operation” and the peacekeepers stationed there are not trained to combat the Ebola epidemic.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/boykin-sending-military-to-fight-ebola-misuse-of-soldiers/#cXPzmawcuT1FcACm.99

BREAKING: Four Terrorists Were Captured on U.S. Border on Sept. 10 – The Day Before 9/11

Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this stunning news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.”
Johnson dodged the question.

Rep. Chaffetz told Megyn Kelly there were four terrorists arrested crossing the US border in Texas on September 10.


“There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East.”

WATCH:

At press time, Chaffetz’ staff were unable to confirm to Top Right News what nation from which these terrorists had originated, but noted that DHS had confirmed to Congressional intelligence members last week that ISIS is planning an infiltration of our Southern border.

PLEASE LISTEN TO HER WORDS AT THE END. Professor and Muslim Student Get Into Debate – Listen to Her Chilling Last Words

The Muslim Students Association has been targeted by everyone from radio host Michael Savage to former Defense Department undersecretary Frank Gaffney as a hotbed of radical terror-sympathizers that is disturbingly having an impact on policy and even studies at universities across the nation. The MSA denies it, of course, claiming to be a “moderate” Muslim organization.

But this video show a student who is an official with the California chapter of the MSA showing her true colors in a debate with David Horowitz, a lecturer and head of the website FrontPage.com. Horowitz was giving a speech during the MSA’s “Israel Apartheid Week” at the University of California San Diego.

WATCH:

As Josh Riddle said:


When pressed hard enough, this Muslim student finally admits she wants all the Jews to be killed, and she is a student in America. We know that ISIS is doing everything they can to recruit Americans, so I am sure there are many more people like this young woman now than 4 years ago.

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Not bad for a Wednesday in Chicago. Where are Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, DOJ, Eric Holder? 2 dead, 7 wounded in city shootings Wednesday

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Two men were killed and seven people were wounded, including an 8-year-old boy, in shootings throughout the city Wednesday afternoon and evening, police said..

The boy suffered a graze wound to his face during an apparent argument between two adult relatives in the 7700 block of South Loomis Street in the Gresham neighborhood around 8:40 p.m., police said.

The boy was taken by family to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

The shot was apparently fired as two men in the home argued, police said. No other details were available.

Among other shootings:

• A 19-year-old man died and a 17-year-old boy was injured in an apparent exchange of gunfire in the 5000 block of West Wrightwood Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood around 10:50 p.m., police said.

The 19-year-old was shot in the torso and was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, said Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

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The 17-year-old was shot several times in the legs and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was stable, Alfaro said.

No one was in custody, he said.

• Earlier in the day, an 18-year-old man died after being shot in the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street in the Englewood neighborhood, according to police.

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A Chicago police officer tapes off the area of a shooting at the intersection of 61st and Aberdeen Streets in the Englewood neighborhood. (Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune)

The man, whose name was not being released pending notification of his family, was shot around 3:45 p.m. and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, said Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. He was pronounced dead at 5:09 p.m. at Christ Medical Center, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The man, a documented gang member, was walking when a blue vehicle drove slowly up to him and someone from inside began firing, police said.

The man was struck in the shoulder and lower back, police said. Photos from the scene showed a car with windows broken, apparently by gunfire.

• A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the 6700 block of South State Street around 11:45 p.m., Alfaro said.

The boy was taken to University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was stable, Alfaro said.

• A 37-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were shot in the legs in the 7000 block of South Bishop Street in the Englewood neighborhood at 9:20 p.m., Alfaro said.

Alfaro said the two men were on the sidewalk when they were struck.

The 37-year-old was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, and the 33-year-old took himself to the same hospital.

Both were listed as stable, Alfaro said.

• Earlier, a 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were shot as they drove in the area of Bryn Mawr Avenue and Pulaski Road in the North Park area about 1:35 p.m., police said.

They drove themselves to Swedish Covenant Hospital and were transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital because of the seriousness of their injuries. The boy was shot in the chest and the man was shot in the right arm, police said.

A man in another vehicle shot into the vehicle with the two teens, police said. The shooter drove off but crashed, then fled on foot. He was caught by officers, police said.

The suspected shooter was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.