So Barack Obama has finally found the enemy for which he can lead from the front. An enemy he doesn’t mind shelling out millions to defeat. An enemy he can fight without building a grand coalition for which to hide behind. An enemy he can fight with “boots on the ground.”
Of course this enemy can’t be seen by the naked eye for it is a virus – the Ebola virus.
I don’t mean to make light of this disease. It’s very serious and quite deadly. Of the 4000 that have been infected so far, over 2400 have already died. As I said, it’s deadly serious.
It’s just funny that Obama gives no thought to sending 3000 soldiers (and their boots) to African ground to fight a virus, yet refuses to do so to fight ISIL.
Yesterday on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh asked his call screener, “Snerdley, I didn’t know you could shoot a virus. Did you? This is the first I’ve heard that that is possible.”
Naturally we are told that there is No Risk of any of our 3000 fighting men and women contracting the deadly disease. So mothers and fathers, siblings, husbands, wives and children – you have no need to be concerned – no need to fear. The Obama administration will protect your loved ones. I feel better. How about you?
Meanwhile the US Agency for International Development just completed an order for 5000 body bags from a Florida company to be delivered to Liberia. Yes, 5000 body bags going to just one of the affected countries. At the same time the State Department has issued a bid to purchase 160,000 Hazmat suits. It’s not specified where the suits will be delivered.
Our military will help construct 17 Ebola treatment centers in Liberia and our government will provide 400,000 Ebola home treatment kits.
I’m beginning to think this is a lot more serious than we are being told and that is worrisome. And I’m not the only one.
The New York Times writes that, “The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human to human transmission in the past four months then most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1000 years. Each new infection represents trillions of throws of the genetic dice.”
They continue with the much worse scenario. One they say experts are “loath to discuss.” The scenario is that Ebola “could mutate to be transmissible through the air.”
“This outbreak is very different from the 19 that have occurred in Africa over the past 40 years. [If it becomes airborne] What happens when an infected person yet to become ill travels by plane to Lagos, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Karachi, Mexico City?”
In other words, this is a darn scary disease.
So Obama really is in a quandary. He in fact does have to fight wars on two fronts. One foe he may be able to contain, the other must be eradicated.
Our problem is that our leader has it backwards. It’s the Ebola that may be able to be contained and ISIL that must be eradicated, not vice versa.