Obama considers military involvement to fight Ebola; experts say personnel aren’t trained to deal with disease

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NaturalNews) The Obama Administration isn’t letting a good crisis go to waste, having recently announced plans to send the U.S. military into West Africa to handle the escalating Ebola outbreak. With only a handful of military bases in mostly the central regions of the continent, the American war machine has a long way to go in establishing a forceful presence in West Africa — and what better way to do this than to exploit the current Ebola crisis?

At least, this is what appears to be happening after Obama announced plans to send military “aid” into some of the hardest hit areas, aid that includes “isolation units” for public health workers who might become infected. Claiming “national security” threats as the justification, Obama says “U.S. military assets” are urgently needed to help prevent Ebola from spreading stateside.

“We’re going to have to get U.S. military assets just to set up, for example, isolation units and equipment there,” stated Obama, “to provide security for public health workers surging from around the world.”

Only Doctors Without Borders knows how to handle Ebola outbreak

But the U.S. military really doesn’t know how to properly deal with the epidemic, says the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Speaking on behalf of the government agency, Nancy Lindborg told The Washington Post (WP) that the only group that really knows what it’s doing is Doctors Without Borders, which traditionally opposes military intervention during health crises.

“There isn’t an existing cadre of people who have experience in treating this epidemic other than” Doctors Without Borders, admitted Lindborg.

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