Monday, November 17, 2014

Custer Lives



The Minnesota National Guard's 34th Infantry Division headquarters and soldiers from 11 other states will deploy this spring to support U.S. Ebola response operations in West Africa, officials announced Sunday.
In all, about 2,100 soldiers from the National Guard and Army Reserve are expected to deploy to Liberia and Senegal to relieve troops who deployed to the region in September and October as part of Operation Bring Ebola Home.
If you live in Minnesota, or any of the 11 other states whose troops are being tapped for this clown show, be sure and write Sen. Al Franken, and tell him how much you can't wait for Johnny to come marching home - with Ebola.

      And here's Johnny's C-in-C. Now you know why we're doing this.

        "Happy Belated Veteran's Day, troops! I'll be on the golf course."

12 comments:

Able said...

I've spent 30 years active service (deployed to every active 'situation' UK forces were involved in from 1982-2012), now reserve, and at the recent Remembrance Day parade I basically straight out told my CO (Lt. Gen.) that if I was recalled for this I'd both resign my commission and cause such a stink he'd have to court martial me. I have (demonstrably) no issue with fighting for my country but I'm not being sent on a suicide mission as a political stunt (with no possible beneficial effect whatsoever).

I recommend that the troops slated for deployment do exactly the same but from some of the comments there they are being mushroomed as per normal (kept in the dark and fed sh*t – told they'll be fine and all is OK) and so some seem not only not concerned but gung-ho about it. I am, however, disgusted with the senior officers who are simply going along with this (I suspect if I did that I’d probably fragged before I stepped off the plane – assuming such senior officers will even come close to being deployed there themselves – naïve of me I know).

This is so much a 'really bad idea' that even I, after decades in the forces, am flabbergasted by the sheer suicidal stupidity of this.

Food drops, material, equipment help maybe, but sending in troops to be exposed is as callous and treasonous a behaviour as I ever thought to witness.

If I or mine were deliberately exposed like this forget about remonstrations, I'd slot the entire chain.

G-man said...

I'd be interested in the no-show rate for muster between now and the scheduled plague-ship cruise...

Anonymous said...

The military has no exceptional skills to treat ebola patients. Even doctors appear to be better at catching the disease than curing it. The military does not excel at building hospitals either. However the military could enforce quarantine zones with deadly force. This looks more like a biowarfare experiment the more I think about it. War for profit. The loose screening before boarding planes appears to be an attempt to deliberately spread the disease while pretending it was an accident. After they've got a worldwide crisis fermented the profiteering saviors will finally come forth with their zMapps, tkEbolas, and poorly tested vaccines.

Anonymous said...

India is quarantining a returning citizen that has been CURED of Ebola.

Why? Because there is still Ebola in his semen. He will be quarantined until it is Ebola free.

Heh - Captcha is Engine ksemen

mike18xx said...

Dumbasses with signs lift heavy.

mike18xx said...

Aesop, you may find the CDC's "new cases" map (Oct 19-Nov 8) interesting for what it shows, or more importantly, doesn't show.

The Wikipedia epidemic article used to have a chart listing treatment center locations, and I don't recall there being many in Guinea -- and none at all in that string of gray-shaded regions in western Guinea labelled "Area with no new cases reported".

I get the impression of somebody with a clipboard jouncing along jungle tracks more than a month ago noting bodies, and that no one has returned since to see how much worse things have gotten.

Virginian said...

On a related topic: has anybody got more information on the 2nd Phoenix Air special Ebola flight that apparently flew from Mexico to the Fulton County Airport in Georgia (to transport possible Ebola patient to Emory University) and related article on www.potrblog.com? Is this somehow related to the coming Obama Executive Amnesty---especially if there in evidence of Ebola in Mexico?

Aesop said...

the Internet is completely silent on any possible Ebola cases in Mexico.

geoffb said...

The papers there say that they have trained 400 people in Ebola response and that they have a special unit in Jalisco and that cases are to be sent to Mexico City for treatment. They also say that Mexico has no reported cases at this time.

Anonymous said...

Daily Mail has an article about another possible case in NYC.

geoffb said...

This one?

Aesop said...

Same as this story, from an hour ago:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Heart-Attack-Death-Brooklyn-Health-Officials-Test-Ebola-283140121.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_NYBrand