By JIM KUHNHENN | Sep 16th 2014
ATLANTA (AP) – Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that both the financial and human cost of the outbreak is spiraling out of control.
Obama also called on other countries to quickly supply more helpers, supplies and money.
“If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people affected, with profound economic, political and security implications for all of us,” Obama said Tuesday after briefings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“It’s a potential threat to global security if these countries break down,” Obama saietd, speaking of the hardest-hit countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. At least 2,400 people have died, with Liberia bearing the brunt.
It’s like I said earlier here.
So basically everything he said there could also apply to the ‘black-flag’ death plague raging across the Mid East, and soon to be exported to a country near you.
But no, he doesn’t seem to use that same language or sense of urgency about that epidemic. Then, on terrorism, the words are couched in politically correct terms.
Notice how the same basic idea applies though. We must “contain it”, must get many other countries involved, must have joint cooperation. Can you say coalition? But on Ebola it’s all hands on deck. Now its a billion-dollar problem, upgraded from the earlier 500 million one.