U.S. Military Will Lead $750 Million Fight Against Ebola in West Africa

Lena H. Sun and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, September 16, 2014

President Obama will announce Tuesday that the U.S. military will take the lead in overseeing what has been a chaotic and widely criticized response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, dispatching up to 3,000 military personnel to West Africa in an effort that could cost up to $750 million over the next six months, according to senior administration officials.

By the end of the week, a general sent by U.S. Africa Command will be in place in Monrovia, Liberia–the country where transmission rates are increasing exponentially–to lead the effort called Operation United Assistance. The general will head a regional command based in Liberia that will help oversee and coordinate U.S. and international relief efforts while a new, separate regional staging base will help accelerate transportation of urgently needed equipment, supplies and personnel.

In addition, the Pentagon will send engineers to set up 17 treatment centers in Liberia–each with a 100-bed capacity–as well as medical personnel to train up to 500 health-care workers a week in the region.

The president’s decision to enlist the U.S. military, whose resources are already under strain as it responds to conflicts in the Middle East, reflects the growing concern of U.S. officials that, unless greater force is brought to bear, the epidemic could wreak havoc on the continent.


Global health experts and international aid groups who have been urging the White House to dramatically scale up its response praised the plan as described. They have said charities and West African governments alone do not have the capacity to stem the epidemic.


“This is a really significant response on the military side,” said Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of a book about the first Ebola outbreak in 1976 and another on the global public-health system. “This is really beginning to seem like a game-changer.”

But much depends on how quickly personnel and supplies can get there.

“The problem is, for every single thing we’re doing, we’re racing against the virus, and the virus has the high ground right now,” she said. “I would hope this would reduce transmission, but it’s all about how fast people can get there and get the job done. If it takes weeks to mobilize, the strategy won’t even be within reach.”

Although the official death toll is at least 2,400 people in five African countries, officials say it vastly underestimates the true caseload. Garrett, who has been talking to health-care workers in the region, said the cumulative total, including deaths, could reach 250,000 by Christmas.


Washington has come under fire from African officials–especially in the hardest-hit countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea–and on Capitol Hill for not marshaling more of its resources to combat the epidemic.

The United States has already spent $175 million responding to the outbreak and has dispatched 100 CDC experts, among the largest deployments of agency personnel in its history. The administration has sought an additional $88 million and may ask for more, according to a senior administration official. “I don’t want to close the door to potential additional funding,” the official said. Separately, the Pentagon wants to take up to $500 million from existing funds within the Pentagon’s budget that have not yet been spent and use it for the plan to fight Ebola.

The Pentagon announced last week that it would send a 25-bed hospital to Liberia. The hospital is designed to care for health-care workers who become ill, and eventually will be turned over to the Liberian government. It will be at least a month before the hospital is up and running. The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is preparing to deploy 65 Commissioned Corps officers to Liberia to manage and staff the hospital.

The United States has already set up one mobile laboratory, and another two are on the way.

In addition to expanding treatment and training facilities, the United States will send enough basic Ebola response kits to supply 400,000 households in Liberia, according to a senior administration official. That is intended to address an increasingly common phenomenon in which sick patients are being denied access to overflowing treatment centers and being sent home.

The packages, which include sanitizers, will help curb transmission of the disease among family members and expand access to ambulances and treatment centers so those infected can be isolated. As part of this effort, the U.S. Agency for International Development this week will airlift 50,000 home health-care kits from Denmark to Liberia to be hand-delivered to distant communities by trained youth volunteers.


While the world’s largest international health organizations, several governments and many nonprofits have already devoted significant resources to addressing the virus outbreak, administration officials said Monday that they had concluded that the United States would have to lead more aggressively in order to check Ebola’s spread. In Liberia’s capital, patients are dying on the street because there aren’t enough beds in treatment centers.

“Our concern is if we do not arrest that growth, and we don’t arrest that growth now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of cases” in Africa, the official said, noting that it will still take “months” to reduce the numbers of illnesses and deaths from the disease.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Yes, of course. Because that’s what today’s Military is used for.

    Or, as that idiotic commercial says:
    “The Navy – a force for good

    • B.A_2014

      As Bill hicks Says the military are nothing more than hired killers. In my opinion every society needs a diverse (Im sorry I had to use that word) range of people. Killers are a useful asset if used constructively for the benefit of the nation/group.I’m not trying to smear anyone that has served in the armed forces. I’m just pointing out that taking another persons life comes easier to some of us.

      • propagandaoftruth

        They should be used to quarantine the hellhole and let Doctor Malthus deal with it.

        • Adolf Verloc

          I see some problems with that approach. The worst-case scenario would be that Ebola would mutate to a droplet-transmissible variant that could spread like flu, bringing us to a “12 Monkeys” situation. Reduce the number of cases and you reduce that possibility. Couple that with more research on the virus.

          • 1stworlder

            The only good news is that it only kills 50% of whites, but 90+% of blacks. Only whitey has gone to help Africa or we would have data on others. Smallpox killed 30% of whites that got it but 90% of others.

          • Tuberculosis also gets fewer whites.

          • 1stworlder

            I am talking about the mortality rates of people that catch it, not the total caught of demographics.

          • Black Swan

            Yeah, the feds can’t seem to import enough cases of TDR-TB (totally drug resistant TB) to infect the American population so they’re stepping up their effort and adding in Ebola.

            It shouldn’t take long after that.

      • As an ex-mercenary, I can unfortunately find nothing wrong with your statement.

        “After all, we are just nothing but hired assassins.”
        –James McCudden, World War One ace: 57 aerial victories.

        • Fathercoughlin

          Uncle Sams Misguided Children

      • MekongDelta69

        “The military are nothing more than hired killers.”

        It’s obvious you were never in the Service.

        We got all kinds of ‘extra’ pay for being in SpecOps – and it still didn’t amount to much – especially back then.

        If you wanted ‘hired killers’ – you ‘hired’ a merc. Or if you wanted to do the same thing we did, but for a helluva lot more money, you became a member of SAD/SOG.

        • B.A_2014

          I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful so don’t get your knickers in a twist. Your right when you said I haven’t served in the military but the situation in my country is a bit complicated. The point I was trying to make was you didn’t sign up for pillow fights. When you signed up the possibility that you may have to kill someone was real or risk being killed or injured yourself and you were still willing to sign up. Most people are not wired that way.

      • Black Swan

        The new PC army that emphasizes diversity over ability and celebrates open gayness couldn’t “kill” its way out of a paper bag.

        • archer

          We spend an inordinate amount of money to lose.

    • John Smith

      Good grief.

      Stupid idiotic white people with their out-group altruism obsession.

      The asians and m easterners don’t give two sh*** about this issue.

      Since we’re all “equal”, why don’t all the african technical specialists, doctors, scientists, etc put their heads together and resolve this?

      • MekongDelta69

        It’s obvious you didn’t correctly interpret what I said. Or, you must be new here.

        One of the two…

    • bilderbuster

      I’ll bet the Chinese military can take on the Ebola virus better than we will.

      • Black Swan

        Yes, it may decimate them faster than our military. But the US won’t pull out until soldiers are thoroughly infected, then they’ll be brought back here under the auspices of needing medical care in the U.S. with the hidden agenda to spread ebola far and wide in the U.S. population.

        It worked well last time with the 1917 flu.

        • bilderbuster

          I figure that the US will be nation building and spreading the virus by attracting freeloading Blacks from all around and getting infected themselves in the process.
          The Chicom troops would just go in round up anyone who even looked sick, shoot them and go home to some remote place in China to be quarantined.
          Even that would be a waste of time because the stupid Blacks will continue to eat fruit bats and getting this freaky and easily preventable virus.

        • archer

          Then before they are cured they will be posted all over the globe.

    • ElComadreja

      That commercial drives me up a wall.

  • David

    More white racists who believe that blacks can’t take care of themselves. These white bigots need to stop their totalitarian impulses to control blacks. Leave blacks alone and mind your own business, whitey! Their not your pets and your not their savior.

    • Alucard_the_last

      They built civilization so they should be able to solve this little problem.

      • David

        If whites could successfully make Africans behave like Europeans as they wish, they would have succeeded a long, long time ago.

        • B.A_2014

          The only reason they cannot progress is because of slavery and colonialism. God some people just can’t we white people are so evil.

    • Sparky

      This is another one of Obama’s hair-brained ideas designed to help his kind, not ours.

      • Veni Vidi Vici

        Hmmm, I guess you half right…

    • Reverend Bacon

      In fact, the only reason we should care about this disease is that we continue to violate the Prime Directive. If we kept Alien Invasive Species where they belong, there’d be no threat to our country.

  • I did not know it was possible to fight a virus with grenades, rifles and tanks.

    I fear this is how Ebola is going to make the transatlantic jump, it’ll be bought back by an American soldier serving in Ebolaland.

    • OS-Q

      I doubt they will be armed, at least in a way they could defend themselves. It might offend the poor dears.

    • maxsnafu

      …which is how the Spanish flu came to this country in the early 20th century.

    • SentryattheGate

      Yet another way to dishearten the US military! Yet another white man’s burden!? Why isn’t the savior of the world—the UN doing this job? We already pay for the UN. Or the African Union or African National Congress?

      • Rurik

        Why isn’t he sending the Peace Corps? Isn’t this crisis much more their line? They’re the saintly caring ones interested in Uplift. /sarc

    • 1stworlder

      The soldiers cant even get out of bad deployments by saying they are gay anymore

      • bilderbuster

        Maybe they can say they are suffering from homosexual harassment?

      • Haereticus

        They could say they’re ‘homophobic’, that would get them out of the military.

    • bilderbuster

      It’s so obvious that even a blind man can see the risks.

  • DaveMed

    Only $750,000,000?!!

    How greedy is the West?!

    White Privilege! Or something to that effect.

    • The Verdict of History

      Can we have the privilege of several hundred of those GIs dispatched to the southern boarder of the US?

  • Lewis33

    Obama sending troops to fight Ebola in his spiritual homeland. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they figure out they all need to be brought to the US for treatment. Meanwhile on the border…

    • SentryattheGate

      Yep, maybe Ebola is coming in across the Mexican border, along with incurable TB, Chagas disease, whooping cough, measles, smallpox and other much needed diversity!

  • Alucard_the_last

    Once again, we are getting into an area that is not our problem. How many Iraq’s/Vietnams must America be involved with before the ‘leaders’ of this nation realize that we have real problems here like illegals bringing in their own versions of ebola?

    • Samuel_Morton

      It seems that our keepers are determined to make it our problem. Instead of staying as far away from the epidemic as possible and banning all travel from infected countries, we are sending our troops and workers there…to get infected themselves. Folly.

    • bilderbuster

      Until the defense contractors get their EBTs cut off.

  • Obama will spend as much YT money as possible.And if some YT’s get infected,well,they asked for it.

  • dd121

    If Obama is having a “my people” moment I suggest he send his daughters over there first. The 3000 mostly white soldiers being sent don’t want to die for this mission and it has no impact on the vital interests of the USA.

    • Jesse James

      Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanova worked alongside her mother Tsarina Alexandra and her older sister Olga nursing wounded soldiers during WWI. We don’t make nobility like that in the West anymore.

      • Guest

        Tatiana in her nurse’s uniform and formal photo of the Tzar’s daughters.

      • dd121

        Too bad for the Romanov’s but Nicholas I. got blamed for the losing war effort..

        • IstvanIN

          The Czar was a good man.

          • PvtCharlieSlate

            … who was only fit to live in a country house and grow turnips.

          • dd121

            He seemed to be a good sort of fellow but ill equipped to handle the many challenges of Russia at that time.

        • bilderbuster

          The Romanov’s were slaughtered for Nicholas I having crossed the Rothschilds.

          • Sick of it

            I’ve honestly been curious as to why they spared the Hohenzollern family. Were they they converted into allies too?

  • libertarian1234

    Back and forth travel by US personnel to Liberia means at some point a few people will be bringing us the joys of Ebola diversity.
    It has a 21 day incubation period which means somebody could be infected one day, test negative, then get on the plane to the US the next. Another concern is that many experts are saying the virus is almost certain to mutate into an airborne contagion.
    But what is a few billion dollars or an imported plague when the community organizer’s main concern is in helping “his people?”
    The medical profession is talking about a worst case scenario in Liberia of tens of thousands fatalities.
    When the mostly white Yazidis were on a mountain top numbering in the tens of thousands people on the verge of being exterminated to the last child, the community organizer had to be dragged kicking and screaming to sign an order inserting special forces into the area to help them out and a paltry few supplies were half-heartedly sent in by helicopter.
    If they had been “his people” at least two battalions would have surrounded the mountain, while thousands were transported to the coast and put on troop carriers and brought to the US.

  • B.A_2014

    Im so relieved. We cannot expect them to take care themselves now can we!

  • OS-Q

    We have to send in soldiers and money, otherwise we will be “widely criticized” by retarded cannibal dictators and liberal eloi.

    Watch millions in equipment, and the occasional unarmed soldier vanish, all worth it so Obama can feel nice and smug.

  • LHathaway

    “3,000 military personnel to West Africa”

    I couldn’t help but think of zombies movies. And I’ve always felt zombies were actually supposed to represent underclass whites. . . Where, they will be helping in West Africa.

    • OS-Q

      Hospitals there have been overwhelmed by mobs once in a while. Mobs so smart that they steal used Ebola-patient bedding. I wonder how (of if) the US will keep them secure.

  • Alexandra1973

    War on Terror, War on Ebola…does the madness never end?

  • Related:


    I highly disagree with this article’s contention that “doing something” is desirable. To me, just as germs saved us in the fiction of The War of the Worlds, a virus is trying to save the world’s civilizations and also an important chunk of the world’s ecology from the global black undertow.

  • Is the army being sent there to stop the Afritards from eating bats and monkeys, or just because President Oogabooga wants to preen in front of the TV cameras again?

    • MBlanc46

      Or to be exposed to the Ebola virus so that we can import it?

    • LHathaway

      It’s the right thing to do? It’s about 4 decades to late, but hey. People wont see our actions as being quite so ‘racist’, now.

      • wildfirexx

        Wrong…As usual there are already those who accuse the Americans of creating Ebola! Just as they did with the AIDS virus.

    • KyraNelson

      No. They’re going to try to teach them to stop wading knee-deep in their own shyte. It’s a new concept over there.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The U.S. military is being sent to pick up Ebola and then come back to the U.S. to infect the U.S. population.

    Not to worry: Ebola-infected soldiers will be treated in Veteran’s hospitals.

    History repeats:

    The U.S. Military and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918–1919

    “The American military experience in World War I and the influenza pandemic were closely intertwined. The war fostered influenza in the crowded conditions of military camps in the United States …at the height of the American military involvement in the war, September through November 1918, influenza and pneumonia sickened 20% to 40% of U.S. Army and Navy personnel. These high morbidity rates interfered with induction and training schedules in the United States and rendered hundreds of thousands of military personnel non-effective.”

    “Influenza and pneumonia killed more American soldiers and sailors during the war than did enemy weapons.”

    What’s that old expression that goes something like this:

    “Those who cannot remember Santayana are condemned to repeat him”


  • Easyrhino

    If the DC dunce squad says something will cost $750M US tax-dollars then the true cost will probably be ten times that amount.

  • Stiv44

    All I can think of is this virus mutating once, or if, it hits the general population of the U.S.

  • I have a feeling that 3000 military men and women, if they make it out of Africa alive and in good health, are going to return to the US as hardened racists. Imagine living around

    the stench of body odors,
    the ignorance,
    the stupidity,
    the ape-like behaviors,
    the lies,
    the minor pilfering of supplies,
    the major thievery
    and the chimpouts and other violence

    for months. Amren needs to recruit these military folks IF they make it back healthy. They’ll be ripe to teach all of us about black dysfunction.

    • withcaution

      If people learned by experience we wouldn’t have the same stupid policies today that we had 10 years 20 years 30 years and 15 years ago. No, there’s something about the human mind that’s in constant denial.

      Brazil, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico, India, make room we’re going to join the pack.

    • 1stworlder

      Every affirmative action black promoted above its competence already does that.

    • Who Me?

      Ask any of the American troops who served in Somalia. Most of them harbor no illusions about Africans or their descendants.

    • Jesse James

      Sounds like just another day in Atlanta to me.

      • bilderbuster

        Say What?

    • 1G25

      Your list parallels any given day in integrated barracks in the States anyway.

    • Tarczan

      They could just go to any major American city for that education.

  • withcaution

    In the last two months 5000 people died of ebola but the total population count of Africa increased by 5 million during that same time.

  • Chip Carver

    Another avenue to bring the virus, or what they’ll claim is Ebola, into the US. It came back via a “wounded soldier” or whatever. Great.

  • Sick of it

    Meanwhile, the borders are left wide open.

    • bilderbuster

      And not by mistake either.
      They advertise it throughout the Americas and the world.
      Everyone in every third world hell hole from the farthest and most remote corner of the globe knows this fact.

  • Obama IS a retard !!

  • phorning

    I just saw a woman named Betsy McCaughey from the London Center for Policy Research on Lou Dobbs. She made the common sense proposal that we restrict entry into the U.S. from countries that have ebola outbreaks and asked why the military is being sent over there when they have no training for dealing with this problem. Hopefully someone in Washington is listening.

    • Ella

      The US govt. has to take healthy young white men and ruin their lives. They will return home dead, sick or psychologically impaired. It’s about destroying the next generation. Hepatitis C epidemic from Gulf War was not enough.

  • [Guest]

    >>>The president’s decision to enlist the U.S. military, whose resources are already under strain as it responds to conflicts in the Middle East, reflects the growing concern of U.S. officials that, unless greater force is brought to bear, the epidemic could wreak havoc on the continent.

    The continent of Africa is in a constant state of havoc, and that should be of no concern to the federal government of the United States.

    It’s no surprise, though, that we find Obama so eager to put booties on the ground in the land of his forefathers.

  • relanorma

    To make sure the soldiers are not racist, let’s send 3K Africans soldiers there and emancipate them from white racism.

    • Alexandra1973

      Send some greaseritos along too.

  • Dave4088

    Once again Nature is trying mightily to cull the black African herd, but the halfrican potentate and the legions of white do gooders and Christians make it their life’s mission to save the black African from himself. Obama’s sympathy towards Africans is no surprise, but whites who continually place the welfare of black Africans over their fellow racial kinsmen are FUBAR.

  • “The cumulatave total, including deaths, could reach 250,000 by Christmas.”
    –Original article

    Thank you, Santa!

    • nordmann

      I’m hoping Santa can deliver 250,000 of our African squatters to replace what they have lost. If not, then at least a million or two.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      250,000 is a little stocking stuffer.

  • shmo123

    We are a great and compassionate nation that can afford to help every every country on earth for as long as we need to, no matter how much time it takes, or how much money it costs, right? All we have to do is print more money.

  • Young Werther

    That is just the entry fee.

  • Diamond_Lil

    750M in taxpayer money and what do we get in return? Probably, refugees. Ebola-infected ones.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      And infected soldiers? Who then come home and “spread the wealth?”

      And you know the worthless blacks in uniform won’t be going in any great number.

  • Next in the news, Afritards attack US military personnel, accusing them of spreading Ebola and HIV. Mainstream media describe them as “protesting teens”. Eric Holder vows official investigation of “disease-spreading racists” and closes news conference with “Gibs me dat bat meat, gnome sayin’?”

  • IstvanIN

    Just another way to kill young, White men.

  • ViktorNN

    This is such b.s.

    The African continent is one of the most resource rich on the planet. The Chinese are extracting vast wealth there as we speak. The economic growth rate in the most stable African countries is in double digits. Fortunes are being made there.

    There is no need for the American (white) taxpayer to shovel money over there. We owe them nothing morally or in any other sense. Let Africans pay for Africans.

    Who isn’t sick and tired of working to pay for black dysfunction?

    • Max

      Hey worldwide “community organizing” is a big job and His Hopefulness is working on it 24/7 between golf, baksetbawl, Paris shopping trips and campaigning. We should do our part.

  • Peter Connor

    Insane. Now we can get members of our military infected, and ebola can spread all over the world.

  • IKUredux

    Since NASA has been downgraded to an outreach program to make muslims and minorities feel better about their non achievements, sending in the military to fight ebola, should come as no surprise. I would just like to point out that obama won’t commit troops to kill muslims. But, obama will commit troops to fight viruses. With teeny rifles. Doesn’t matter, obama is more than happy to sacrifice our White troops to protect completely worthless savages. Who doesn’t get it? Sending White troops into the mideast would cause the death of who knows how many muslims. On the other hand, sending White troops to fight some completely bulls$%^ virus, why, think of the death rate! Bonus if some of these White troops return home and spread ebola to their White wives, and White children.

  • Fathercoughlin

    where is israel,the most moral army in the world?

  • crockadoodle6

    Ebola ‘crisis’: another UN scam to redistribute $ billions to the motherland. Another reason to open the borders to these ‘unfortunate’ people of color and fly another million of them to our country. Another government sponsored distraction that has ‘gone viral’.
    Do you believe anything this government says? Anything? Have you ever seen a patient with Ebola or know someone who knows someone with the disease? The climate scam didn’t work, but maybe this will. Unbelievable. The country that is the perfect model for the spread of this type of agent, China, is doing what? Nothing. Why? Believe this corrupt, secretive, agenda-driven, politically-motivated government at your own risk.

  • Haereticus

    Sounds like a great plan. Fly 3,000 of your citizens across the world to an area where a disease with a 60% fatality rate is endemic. Then presumably fly them all home again.

    An immediate ban on all flights into or out of the affected area and surrounding countries should be the very first step (ideally a permanently implemented policy for that entire continent). The short incubation period of the disease coupled with Africa’s abysmal road and rail infrastructure would stop it in its tracks. Of course the stupid *******s won’t do this, so we can likely expect ebola outbreaks all over Europe, America and everywhere else, carried at 600 miles per hour in air-conditioned luxury, courtesy of ‘whitey’.

  • Jimmy Joseph

    750 million dollars is nothing.

    We have wasted 22 trillion on the “war on poverty” so far. Thanks JBJ.

    We should just give more money to “single moms” by choice and work HARDER.

    Pay your taxes suckers.

  • Sloppo

    If it’s bad for the United States, its what Obama calls “doing the right thing”.

    • Max

      Yes, white taxpayers always end up on the wrong end of “doing the right thing”, whatever that may be for the day.

  • Black Swan

    U.S. Military Will Lead $750 Million Fight Against Ebola in West Africa Effort to Contract Ebola in West Africa.

  • jackryanvb

    Our side used to have “merchants” that would sell Yellow Fever contaminated blankets to certain savage Indian tribes. Can’t something similar be done here? How about some Boer farmer who had his family slaughtered in the new South Africa, can’t he get in to selling Ebola infected blankets to brothel owners in the worst shanty towns in Sub Sahara Africa?

  • 1G25

    “…unless greater force is brought to bear, the epidemic could wreak havoc on the continent.”

    Good. Quarantine the entire continent until they’re all gone. Cheap real estate in three years.

    • Max

      This is really driving down the price of bat meat futures.

  • Alexandra1973

    Even if that were true, all they’d have to do to avoid it is stop with the TNB, in a nutshell.

  • crockadoodle6

    Don’t the blacks have a clothing brand that shouts FUBU? ‘For You By You”. Maybe we could silk-screen some T shirts that say: “EBOLA: BUFU…By You For You. Don’t leave home with it”.
    Trust me after we have redistributed another $ trillion of paper to the ‘protected exotic species’ the ‘epidemic’ created by the UN spin committee will be shelved. This distraction will end after the midterms and the liberals keep their majority in the Senate….What? You honestly think they don’t manufacture votes where needed? Right. And Jiminey Cricket drives NASCAR.

  • crockadoodle6

    Just go ahead an add Africa as Obama’s 58th state. Make it official.

  • AFlaVet

    Well…everyday there’s another one for ya. The sending of 3000 of our combat troops to Africa to battle….EBOLA? Not to Iraq or Syria…but to Liberia or some other wasted hell hole to risk being exposed to an out of control deadly disease, that we were told by the CDC not rot fret over? Or worry about TB, mumps, chicken pox and other diseases being spread to our children in schools by these diseased illegals we just welcomed and hid in various places around the country?
    What are we going to do when it’s brought back here by a soldier?

    More proof that Ovomit is insane. Nevermind the disease of rabid, spreading genocide and islamic fascism…NO NO….that’s not a problem, is it?

  • HisGirl

    “The president’s decision to enlist the U.S. military, whose resources are already under strain as it responds to conflicts in the Middle East, reflects the growing concern of U.S. officials that, unless greater force is brought to bear, the epidemic could wreak havoc on the continent.”

    I don’t care if it wreaks havoc on the continent, as long as it stays on the continent. Shouldn’t the rest of the world be focusing their efforts on isolation instead of sending people there to be exposed?

  • Ograf

    We should let all the advanced countries of color handle the problem , as Africa is primarily a black country. Haiti and Ethiopia and the congo should be able to handle it.

  • Lord Sandwich

    I saw in the news today that 4 health aid workers along with 3 journalists in Guinea had their throats slashed by the locals. Obama should say, “If you like your Ebola, you can keep your Ebola.”

  • [Guest]

    Attempt to help an African, and what do you get?


    At least 8 Ebola aid workers reportedly killed ‘in cold blood’ by villagers in Guinea
    19 September 2014

    At least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were reportedly murdered and dumped in a latrine in a remote village in Guinea in a frightening example of the growing distrust locals have of foreigners coming to help stem the mushrooming health crisis.

  • Late breaking news:

    Health workers planned to give each household a bar of soap during neighborhood canvassing. Once a house is visited it is to be marked with a sticker. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged Sierra Leoneans to cooperate. “The survival and dignity of each and every Sierra Leonean is at stake,” he said Thursday night in an address to the nation.

    That’s from:


    If I was My Sharona Bai Koroma, I would have added:

    “Don’t be scared, it’s not part of a voodoo spell, it’s not an object affixed to a malicious spirit that wants to drain you of your male potency. Even though it’s a strange object to you, much like books, educational toys, classical music recordings and community volunteering bucket lists, it’s harmless.”

    “Just don’t drop it.”