From Mad World News: A White House correspondent got caught on a hot mic, and the Military delivered a grim report from SOUTHCOM on Ebola. One message you can not miss — “We’re Screwed.”
Ebola is in the United States. We’ve had patients in several US cities, including the one in Dallas, that potentially exposed many US Citizens. Our government is even flying patients to the US for treatment. We have a wide open southern border, while pointing guns at boy scouts on the northern border. We already know the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is screaming on one hand that multiple countries are being affected, then saying the risk in the United States is low on the other. We even know of the president sending combat troops to “fight” Ebola, technically something that is fictitious and impossible.
So how worried should we be?
To start, White House correspondent Major Garret summed it up in one simple phrase while caught on a “hot mic” or “open mic” moment on October 3, 2014. Right after a White House briefing on Ebola and a Washington DC test possibly coming up positive, he had this to say:
His statement that the associated press is trying to hide from us was, “We’re Screwed.”
Now imagine if you will, since international flights usually make stops elsewhere in the country before flying into Washington DC, how many people were on these flights?
Things get even more serious in a press release from the Department of Defense directly from General Kelly of SOUTHCOM on our border crisis — that if this thing blows, even the CDC would have a hard time trying to contain it like they say they are.
The threat of potential spread from Central and South America into the United States is real, and it could be happening right now. On October 8, the commander of the Southern Command addressed the audience of the National Defense University on what is actually happening in regards to Ebola:
“By the end of the year, there’s supposed to be 1.4 million people infected with Ebola and 62 percent of them dying, according to the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention],” Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly said. “That’s horrific. And there is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa.”
“So, much like West Africa, it will rage for a period of time,” Kelly said. ~defense.gov
There are very real planes traveling to Central and South America. He stated quite bluntly if the disease breaks and starts infecting areas like Honduras and Guatemala at the rate it is in West Africa, it will cause mass panic and people will flee the areas in rates even worse than they are now, coming directly to the United States.
“If it breaks out, it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States,” Kelly said. “They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will try to get to the United States for treatment.” ~defense.gov
It is not only possible, it is already happening.
Kelly spoke of visiting the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua with U.S. embassy personnel. At that time, a group of men “were waiting in line to pass into Nicaragua and then on their way north,” he recalled.
“The embassy person walked over and asked who they were and they told him they were from Liberia and they had been on the road about a week,” Kelly continued. “They met up with the network in Trinidad and now they were on their way to the United States — illegally, of course.”
Those men, he said, “could have made it to New York City and still be within the incubation period for Ebola.” ~defense.gov
This is a very real and very deadly threat straight from the Department of Defense.
It isn’t rocket science. The majority of Americans watching NBC get the potential dangers.
According to the online poll conducted Tuesday, 58 percent of Americans would support a ban on incoming flights from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone,where there have been more than 8,000 cases of Ebola and 3,857 deaths from the virus since March. Twenty percent of respondents opposed a travel ban, the survey found, and the rest were unsure. ~Yahoo News courtesy of NBC
It is past time to secure the border and limit flights if the CDC truly wishes to contain this virus.