Is this crazy, or is it just me: No boots on the ground against ISIS, but we’re deploying Marines and the 101st against a virus

I’m sorry to have to ask this yet again, but exactly what is the mission of our U.S. military under the Obama administration? I can tell you that it once was to deploy, fight, and win the wars and battles of the United States. Yet I am appalled when I look at the $500 million Congress and Obama appropriated to the Syrian rebels while we are “pink-slipping” our own combat leaders. And our president consistently states he won’t deploy U.S. combat troops on the battlefield against ISIS. So why are we deploying members of the 101st Airborne Division and US Marines to West Africa…to fight Ebola? How exactly do you shoot a virus?

As reported by the Washington Examiner, “The House on Thursday gave the green light for President Obama to spend an additional $700 million to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, but a Republican is blocking the money in the Senate.”

“Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., said he objects to a move by the Obama administration to shift the money within the Department of Defense so that it can be spent on the overseas operation, which so far involves deploying more than 4,000 troops to the front lines in Africa’s Ebola-stricken nations. Inhofe said he is concerned the Department of Defense budget has been stretched too thin and wants more details about the mission.”

I fully concur with Sen. Inhofe that we just keep giving up millions of dollars to the Obama administration with no clear objectives. So what is the task and purpose of the West Africa deployment? What are our forces there to accomplish and what is the operational name? What are the rules of engagement and what precludes us from being drawn into mission creep — as I recall how a humanitarian mission in Somalia turned into a combat zone — for which the Clinton administration bungled in the Battle of Mogadishu, depicted in Black Hawk Down.

And how is it that without Congress in session, $700 million was appropriated without any House floor debate? Where are the voices of our representatives? Look, I know how this happened, the ol’ unanimous consent as dictated by legislative body leadership. So while all these Members of Congress are in the district, perhaps our news outlets and the constituents should be asking how they voted on this spending measure? I bet most of them will give you the “deer in the headlights” look.

“Sen. Inhofe is still working with the administration to get answers to his concerns he raised when the reprogramming request was approved two weeks ago,” an Inhofe aide told the Washington Examiner. “Sen. Inhofe understands the critical timeline with ensuring operations that have already been started can continue, and is working with the Pentagon to get these concerns addressed as soon as possible.”

In the House, meanwhile, The Examiner says, “both Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., and Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., signed off on the money transfer, which adds to the $50 million the House had already approved for the Defense Department to spend combating Ebola overseas. McKeon said he made the decision to approve the money after Defense Department officials provided details about the mission. “While I maintain concerns, particularly regarding the safety and security of our military personnel supporting this mission,” McKeon said in a statement, “the DOD has provided us with much of their force protection plan and the other information requested.” The money will cover operating expenses for six months.”

I have the utmost respect for Chairman McKeon under whom I served on the House Armed Services Committee — but this is not how our regular order is supposed to work, not the manner in which our Constitutional Republic is supposed to operate. If the president wants to deploy our military, he needs to publicly make the case before the American people. In addition, our representatives, who are the stewards of our taxpayer dollars, should allow the debate to occur before the American people on this spending measure. Something is just not right when all these deployments and appropriations are happening when our legislative branch isn’t in session in D.C. It would be nice if the American people knew what the “details” of the mission encompassed — which we do not.

Ladies and gents, this is how we end up with a government spending out-of-control by doing things under the guise of humanitarian causes — such as the excuse for Libya — and we have no understanding of operational mission and intent. Right now our president is committing our military without congressional approval and appropriating our taxpayer resources without the consent of the governed. These are not the machinations of a Republic but something completely different — something that violates our rule of law and system of governance. Our military cannot fight a virus — why do we have the United Nations?

We have a virus called Islamo-fascism manifested in a virulent strain called ISIS — which Obama refuses to contain, fight and eliminate. The question is why? John Kerry said Kobani isn’t part of our strategic goal. We could have easily contained the spread of Ebola but as usual we’re now reacting — and deploying our men and women in uniform into what is clearly an undefined and nebulous mission — another unnamed operation.

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Jennie Brown Busteed
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I fear Obama might be hoping to infect our troops with Ebola.

Fade to Slack
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Have you ever thought maybe they’re there to contain it, instead? Sometimes a cigar’s just a cigar.

George Gaither
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Or placing troops in positions for rapid deployment to the hot spots.

Charles Benci
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To where, No way

George Gaither
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The are closer to the war there and can deploy faster why would you end combat units to fight Ebola?

Paul Sheridan
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They’re not combat troops. They’re engineers, medical, logistics etc. You know, the kind of people you would send if you were trying to build clinics and train health workers. That’s probably just part of Obama’s evil plan too though.

George Gaither
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I do not support anything Obama does, I am Retired Army, I Live here in Killeen Texas at Fort Hood. They are deploying combat teams. The Army you know is not organized like you remember. I know who is being deployed.

Paul Sheridan
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They’re sending infantry, cavalry etc.? You’re sure about that? I don’t know why they would do that and if you’re right then I would agree with you that it’s not a good plan.

Janel Corey
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That’s exactly what he’s doing Jennie.

Paul Sheridan
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“So what is the task and purpose of the West Africa deployment? What are our forces there to accomplish and what is the operational name?”

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/16/fact-sheet-us-response-ebola-epidemic-west-africa

There you go Allen, took me 15 seconds to find. I’m so glad someone this intellectually lazy isn’t a Congressman anymore.

Jasmin Chambers
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Surely you don’t believe that BS fact sheet some bureaucrat put together; some bureaucrat who will never be anywhere near where these troops are being sent. You don’t want to know what I think the operational name should be. I would not be allowed back on this site.

Paul Sheridan
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What part of it do you think is a lie? And what factual basis do you have for that opinion?

usmc1063
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Our Military is not or should not be involved in areas where medical emergences like this are happening. They are trained for other reasons to keep and protect our shores from military threat. Doing this is degrading not only our strength it is opening us up to infection which there is no cure. This should be a United Nations concern not one that involves our military.

quillerm
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You don’t approve of Obama using our troops as Lab Rats for the UN?

usmc1063
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Absolutely not…. But i do like your comment about the Wall Street Occupy movement they would feel right at home in the squallier.

BillieJo DiBiagio
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Why isn’t anyone doing anything about this. We need to stand up and speak out! Why are we the people constantly discussing these issues and not doing anything but bitching! We need to get our comfortable and over-paid lazy representatives to do something, and do something RIGHT NOW!!!

Earl Lee
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BillyJO….uh….I hate to tell you this but….they have no INTENTIONS of doing ANYTHING! Why do u think Allen (rob these loons blind) west IS NOT RUNNING FOR ANY SORT OF OFFICE?? Its all about BLOG POST and YAP YAP YAP ….but as you can see…NOTHING IS GETTING DONE. My question to you is….why do you continue to support???

quillerm
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We are voting democrats out of Office as fast as we can. That’s the only way to end this madness.

Earl Lee
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Interesting you believing that it will make a difference! It won’t!! You’ve been had and used for YEARS now with nothing but TALK and BLOG POST to show for it!

Jon Rogers
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Un Fortunately ..the american forces are the ONLY forces trained well enough to eradicate this problem …the IRAQUI / SYRIAN /UN FORCES DONT HAVE THE GUTS ,COURAGE TO DO WHAT NECESSARY ….
we dont really want our guys over there ,but if the can do this without rules they can get the jobs done & get out ,,we american have the tenacity to do the job right THE FIRST TIME !

quillerm
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How about giving all those Occupy Movement welfare a chance to prove how compassionate and loving they are. Send them to Africa and save our highly trained military for something other than lab rats for the UN.

Tawanastangent
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This is our 101st troops! WTF!!! Seal team 6 was murdered. Our good military generals have been purged. . .Are they trying to kill our 101st too?

quillerm
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You are so close to the truth that it can’t be discussed on the Internet.

quillerm
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With a 75% death rate and no cure sending 3000 US troops in to clean up a UN mess is suicidal. There are thousands of liberals that hate our military and have claimed they are the most compassionate, caring people in the World. Send them to Africa to prove their compassion is real or just hype and self serving propaganda.

Fade to Slack
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There are thousands of conservatives who use the military as a platform for flag-waving that never even served their country and won’t allocate funds to service veterans returning from war. A few hundred of them serve in Congress.

Patty
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Maybe Obama and his cronies want our military exposed to Ebola while ISIS grows stronger and gains more territory. His actions grow bolder every day thumbing his nose at the American people

Yukon36
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There needs to be 4,000 troops sent to Washington DC to jump over the white house fence break through every door to the white house and throw out Obama and his family and charge him with breaking the constitution which he took an oath to protect our country.

Earl Lee
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Since you are so EAGER to put BOOTS ON THE GROUND…let them be YOUR boots! Oh wait…YOU were RELIEVED of COMMAND meaning you are not fit to lead a pak of DOGS!!

MovingToNevada
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You’re not fit to clean your own toilet.

Earl Lee
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Still doesn’t change the fact that this CONMAN was RELIEVED OF COMMAND..UNFIT TO LEAD!!!

akatom3565
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Using Warriors for hospital workers is like using your toothbrush for toilet paper. ‘It makes sense when you figure out it is the organizer calling the shots.

Paul Sheridan
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akatom3565
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I get that but the basic point is we are endagnering them by sending them to respond to a disease they have not been trained to fight. WHO can’t get ahold of it and they are there specifically for those very diseases.

Nannette McGowan
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Does this tell us that the U.N. healthcare workers are too scared to go there? U.S. taxpayers pay 20% of the U.N. funding and we’ve paid for their headquarters and its maintenance in NYC. In most epidemics, it’s been the U.N. who sent help. Where are they now? This is not something that our military was created to do, especially at a time when the entire Muslim world is in chaos.

Jessica Navarre Sturlese
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Jessica Navarre Sturlese
Last year, my oldest son (18 yrs old) joined the national guards…I was completely against him joining bc I don’t feel like obama deserves my son risking his life for what ever decisions or lack of decisions he makes…I’m not willing to give up my oldest son to support obama when obama supports muslims but bc he was 18 he was able to join without my permission. I’ve spent this last yr trying to accept my sons decision and find the courage to send him off on his first deployment. When he signed his papers to join, I knew that… Read more »
Fade to Slack
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Wow… I can’t believe an 18 year old would be willing to throw his life away to get away from you. Cut the cord, lady.

Andy Martin
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Blow your brains out ASAP.

Fade to Slack
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Are you an impudent child or an impotent adult?

Rafael X
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Are you wearing the uniform for him too?

MovingToNevada
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Apparently you’re wearing your mother’s underwear. Take a powder, fool.

Rafael X
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My mother? Realy? LOL mamma jokes are so sixth grade.

jaswim
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Jerk!

Jessica Navarre Sturlese
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Jessica Navarre Sturlese

Rafael X, unfortunately, his uniform doesn’t fit me….but if it did…

Rafael X
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Me and my nappy headed children thank him for his service.

Andy Martin
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If you have children, kill them and then yourself.

Rafael X
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Murder, suicide is more a white thing.

Andy Martin
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Break with tradition for the good of all humanity.

Jasmin Chambers
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There are times even a moron like you should know when to shut up, but apparently you are too dense! Those who have sons and daughters, husbands and wives in harm’s way, obviously have a lot to deal with. You really need to learn some empathy, or are you totally devoid of feelings as well as being shallow? You have plenty of other folks to go demonstrate your stupidity to on these pages. When you come to a site like this, you know what you’re doing, so that’s you’re little game you play. We get it. But, don’t do it… Read more »
Rafael X
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Another holier than thou sanctimonious conservative who thinks it’s his place to teach me about morality or empathy. In case you didn’t know we have volunteer army. People choose to enlist out of their own free will. Yes they make a sacrifice to preserve our way of life but so does public school teachers. Do you feel any empathy for them? For Trayvon parents? Michael Brown parents? Didn’t think so. To his honor her son chose to serve, not her. He chose to serve the great institution that is the US Armed Forces not any particular President His service, not… Read more »
Jasmin Chambers
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You have made quite a few digs against whites, so don’t act like whites have the corner on racism. You only see things from your perspective. What about Trayvon and Michael Brown? Are their lives any more precious than Dillon Taylor’s? Why is it different when just after Ferguson, the same thing happens in Utah, only it’s a white unarmed teen shot by a black officer? Why no media coverage? Why no Sharpton, Holder, Jackson, our President? Why when a black neighborhood watch man kills an unarmed white teen, and he is acquitted, there’s not a blip on the national… Read more »
Jessica Navarre Sturlese
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Jessica Navarre Sturlese

Thanks for sticking up for me

Jasmin Chambers
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I can identify with you, and my heart goes out to you. It’s one thing to be tongue is cheek, and that stupid little troll loves to just come here and kick up dust. Most of the time his ignorance just amuses me, but there’s no excuse for being purposefully hurtful, insensitive and downright nasty! We can all just hide his butt and cut him off if he cannot respectfully disagree. He just needs to learn how to act around humans.

Earl Lee
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Your son is to do whatever he is instructed to do! Simple as that!

Jessica Navarre Sturlese
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Jessica Navarre Sturlese

Earl Lee, why don’t you worry about your fmly & let me worry about mine…a comment like yours comes from someone who’s probably never sacrificed anything for their country..lol…your not even worth my energy

Earl Lee
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Excuse me LOON but my grandfather served in WWII, my brotherI served and my son is CURRENTLY serving!! You are so welcome that we served and serve to protect your right to be a LOON!!

Fade to Slack
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I am a six-year Army veteran. Your son made a choice, whether you like it or not. Earl may be brash, but he’s also right. He made a choice. He’s a man, now.

You’ve done your job. Now let him do his.

Jasmin Chambers
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See reply to Rafael X! Ditto to you, you insensitive airhead! How come you’re not over there? You’re like some excited pup peeing on itself when you speak about how great things are going! Why aren’t you serving your master since you worship all that has been decreed by his majesty? What not volunteering? YOU the big supporter? You should take Rafael X with you!

Earl Lee
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I’m not over there because I do not believe another drop of AMERICAN BLOOD should be shed! Let those countries send their young men and women off to fight for THEIR countries!!

Rafael X
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Save the lectures. That lady is hiding behind her son’s service to take cheap shots at the President. ”Nappy head children” seriously? That is beyong shameful. Seriously save the holy sanctimony for sunday morning.

Rafael X
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Seems to me that Allen West spends weeks ranting about potential threats only to turn around and criticize the President when he does something about it. We must fight ISIS but is against the airstrikes. Ebola is the greatest threat but to the US but our soldiers can’t help try to contain it. Islamic terrorism is the scourge of the earth but he’s against a handbook that helps explain it. Allen West seems driven by blind hatred for the President. What should we do? Viruses don’t know borders. I’m not a doctor but it makes sense to contain the virus… Read more »
Andy Martin
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Airstrikes have taken out 12 ISIS punks and a few empty buildings.

Tell the CDC how the cure for Ebola is American troops. Dumb azz.

Earl Lee
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NOPE!! Those rants gets these LOONS to donate to the FRAUDULENT GUARDIAN FUND!!! These people are paying for BLOG POST!!!

Andy Martin
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And you donate to CAIR.

Earl Lee
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I research anything I donate my money too…unlike YOU LOONS!! GO look into how much money this fraudulent GUARDIAN FUND has given to conservative candidates….but you just keep on GIVING!!! idiots

Andy Martin
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Is that like Sorazz giving to dumb-o-crites?
If you donate to any dim you’re donating to American hating ISIS loving smegma.

Earl Lee
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Like I said…I research before I donate…I find out how much is actually going to where its suppose to and how much goes for b/s. If too much goes for crap then they don’t get my money! For example the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE found out through RESEARCH that only 28% of funds actually go to patients so I CANNOT GIVE

Andy Martin
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Sure you do leftard. You look to see if they’re dumocats and then give all you have. Effin fool.

Mohammed's pink swastika
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Mohammed's pink swastika

You are unbelievably stupid.

Earl Lee
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More FEAR and gloom and doom from the conman Allen (rob these loons blind) west! Hey Allen…how about you post something that explains to your followers how out of 4 million dollars that were collected only 35k went to conservative candidates while 3 million was spent on FUNDRAISING! They deserve to know that you are a FRAUD!!!~

Mohammed's pink swastika
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Mohammed's pink swastika

I researched that website, they are a leftist political tool used to demonize anyone on the right. They also cover up for leftist organizations and run cover for them so they can commit fraud. So, either you are a fraud. Or you’re an ignorant fool.

Nannette McGowan
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Earl Lee is a troll. He spends all day, every day, posting this same stuff again and again. He spends all day posting only on Allen West’s threads. That leads me to believe that he’s a paid troll because there are plenty of Republicans and conservatives posting articles, yet Earl Lee only slams Allen West. Rafael X does the same thing and may be just another Earl Lee pseudonym.

Jasmin Chambers
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Now that you mention it, that rings true!

Earl Lee
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OH…you must be paid…really?? No, some of us can see right through what Allen (rob these loons blind) west bullcrap! Getting you LOONS all upset so you can donate to his fraudulent GUARDIAN FUND! You are so blinded by your HATE that you can’t see when you are being USED!!! Ever think what exactly does your donation gets you….BLOG POST?!?!? HHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Robert Brown
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Using words of the Left, Earl Lee, You Are A Racists!

Earl Lee
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Bringing FACTS is racist huh?? COMEDY!!! Open your eyes LOON and you will see that you are being USED!!

Andy Martin
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Take a break psycho. All you do on this forum is post CAPS and froth at the mouth. Seek help.

Earl Lee
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Some CAPS…some NOT!! 🙂

Andy Martin
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Put a CAP in yo azz.

Fade to Slack
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No one on the left would be stupid enough to use the article “a” with plural nouns. Grammar slam!!!

Andy Martin
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When the left nuts have nothing else to offer, they play spell/grammar cop. How pathetic.

Fade to Slack
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Says the guy telling people on the Internet to kill themselves…?

I’m not saying that all people on the conservative side are stupid. However, you don’t hand out ammunition to the side that tends to get labeled elitists because they side with science, facts, and research.

Dawn C Hinkle
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Obama is thinning out the troops, one way or another, or all the ways he can. Just another step in his plan to fundamentally change America. Congress approved this! I would hope everyone that voted for this be voted out……and sent to help in West Africa.

Fade to Slack
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America’s been fundamentally changed since the 90s. You may have heard of this thing called “the Internet” or another thing called “globalization.” Keeping troops out of harm’s way by utilizing low-risk technology is definitely better than putting lives at risk in a region that we shouldn’t even deal with at all.

Andy Martin
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So tell us the great technological warfare that Obama is waging in lieu of troops.

Fade to Slack
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Drones. How do you not know about this by now?

Earl Lee
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No wonder TIN FOIL HAT sales are at a ALL TIME HIGH!!

Linda Ryder
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O bama wont send troops to kill ISIS because he is one of them, Look at how pityful our strikes have been, BAM a bomb just killed one truck, Where in the world are we getting this money???? Are our VETS getting better care and houseing??? By the way,,,,,,,,,,Earl Lee, shut the hell up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fade to Slack
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You’ve really no idea. Putting troops on the ground would be exactly what a terrorist group wants. One troop that gets caught would be enough to cause fervor with another beheading. Do you really want that blood on your hands? That’s stupid.

Andy Martin
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Using your suck-joint logic we should never go to war out of fear of making the enemy mad. Is that your position ISIS slurper?

Fade to Slack
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You are as dumb as you are dumb. Because you are dumb, dummy.

Andy Martin
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Wasn’t abortion legal when you were in the oven?

Fade to Slack
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You, sir, are proof that they sometimes just don’t work.

Andy Martin
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How does it feel to have a ‘failed abortion’ kicking the snot out of your inbred azz?

Fade to Slack
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You’re not. Honestly, at this point, you’re trolling me. You’re not doing it particularly well, either, but if this makes you feel good about yourself then by all means prove some kind of point.

Instead, you’re name calling because you can’t put thoughts together. It’s like talking to a child.

Andy Martin
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I don’t give a damn how anyone perceives me or thinks about me. I speak my mind. I speak my mind and call ’em as I see ’em. If you feel I called you a name then look at it as simply defining the enemy. For someone who claims to have served you’re pretty weak and whiny.

Fade to Slack
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No, it’s clear that you’re not able to hold your own intellectually. Name calling and expletives are what people rely on when they have nothing else to use. It’s like firing your last shot and then throwing the gun. Your arm’s are too short to box with God, young man.

There’s no whining. I’m not hurt, nor am I insulted. It’s just that this is clearly a waste of time for us both. It’s just more of a waste for me than it is you, I’d wager. You are probably learning new words and researching references.

Andy Martin
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You aren’t worthy of my intellectual effort you flaming fraud especially in light of your simple-minded metaphors. I treat you like I treat all the other liars and pretenders.

Adam Russell
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Im a vet also, and if the U.S. asks me , I’ll again go where im needed. But that’s the point, what do you want me to do? Are we there to eliminate the disease? Are we there to eliminate the carriers? Does everyone being sent over have a medical background? What is the mission statement, what is our goal? Do we establish a Continental quarantine? Military people as a general rule, fight, to protect our national interest or we can serve and render aid, but how? What exactly are we trying to accomplish? That, is the 700 million dollar… Read more »
Fade to Slack
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Those are all great questions. However, I have a little bit of faith in both the military and the government to not just waste everyone’s time, money, and lives. It could be a misstep, for certain, but it’s rather early to condemn it.

Andy Martin
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What a manly position you hold there Fade To Suck. Stick your head in the sand and pretend everything is alright.

Fade to Slack
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No, patience is a virtue. Meanwhile you and your ilk are running about like Chicken Little. I assure you, Andy, the sky is not falling down.

By the by, I served my country. Did you, or are you just spewing silliness out because you take your freedom for granted?

Andy Martin
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Another forum GI Joe. Put up the DD 214 ISIS humper.

Fade to Slack
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Which is it? Another forum or my DD-214?

You don’t even know what you’re saying, Andy. Is your adrenaline racing or something? Fight or flight, man. That’s your body telling you to get out while you can still feel good about yourself.

Andy Martin
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Put it up Fade To Suck. YOU said YOU served. Post the DD 214. Don’t punk now clown.

Fade to Slack
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I don’t have to prove anything to you, but what would you give me if I posted said proof? Otherwise, that’s something that stays between the government, my employer, and myself.

I am a veteran, but that does not mean I am stupid. We are not peas in a pod, you dig?

Andy Martin
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Of course. You can claim anything you like absent proof and I can call you a liar. Now dig that.

Paul Sheridan
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http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/16/fact-sheet-us-response-ebola-epidemic-west-africa

That’s the mission. It’s not a secret. Allen West is just too lazy to type “US Ebola mission” into google.

Andy Martin
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Well if the WH says it, it must be true. After all, they have never lied to us, have they.

Paul Sheridan
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If you’ve got evidence that that’s not the plan then post it. Otherwise you’re just wasting bits.

Andy Martin
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So you believe everything this WH says given their track record. If that’s the case, the simply say that you are that chit stupid and move on.

Paul Sheridan
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Not at all, but it’s equally stupid to assume everything is a lie without any evidence to support that accusation. And I can do without the insults if you don’t mind.

Andy Martin
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I’ll take your last quip first. Get thicker skin.
As far as the WH is concerned, I’ll go by this administration’s propensity to lie until I see otherwise. You OTOH, can feel free to pucker up and keep smooching their arse.

Karen Kay Babineaux
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You are frighteningly correct Linda Ryder! All I can say is I didn’t vote for him and no one else I know did! Or will admit to it if they did anyway! Only stupid Sheeple People would do it again and a vote for Killerly would be much worse after Benzi! People need to stop believing their excuses and lies and do their homework before going to the poles next month! That free stuff they promise you isn’t worth the price you’ll pay in the long run. My poor father was a Democrat until I showed him the light and… Read more »
Karen Kay Babineaux
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Obama is a Traitor if there ever was one! He is doing everything he can to destroy America and Americans! The troops should be sent to the Whitehouse instead!

Sharon McKiernan
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I’d like to know how our military feels about this latest role. Anyone willing to weigh in?

Jasmin Chambers
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These pictures do not show our troops in hazmat suits! if these are supposed to be treatment hospitals, are our troops going to be out of there before they start receiving infected patients?

Paul Sheridan
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Those photos aren’t of the mission. They haven’t left the US yet but when they do they’ll have protective suits and training on how to use them.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/10/10/liberia-ebola-pentagon-military/17043995/

Thomas L. Stafford
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Hell no! We have infectious diseases coming over our southern border. Put the troops there. Get our people out of the Middle East until we have a clear plan of attack. Put those troops on the border too.

Fade to Slack
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You lost me at “How exactly do you shoot at a virus?” That marginalizes the troops. You’re basically saying, “You are good for nothing but killing.” As a veteran, I find that insulting.

Nannette McGowan
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The Obama press secretaries have been saying his goal in West Africa is to “contain and destroy” ebola. They’ve also said Obama’s goal is to “contain and destory” ISIS. The UN should be the one who is going to “contain and destroy” ebola by banning travel out of those 3 West African countries affected and it’s NOTa job for our military forces. The limited efforts to “contain and destroy” ISIS have done nothing to slow its expansion. I heard a report this morning that U.S. forces fired 3 missiles and destroyed 2 ISIS trucks in Kobani. At that rate, ISIS… Read more »
John Daniel
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Agree

Fade to Slack
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Two things: 1,) You mean the White House Press Secretary. We never went to the trouble of labeling Dana Perino and Scott McClellan as the “Bush Press Secretary.” It’s that incessant need to look at “Obama” as synonymous with bad that is infuriating. 2.) Virii and People are two different things. They can both be contained and destroyed. One can be done from the air. The other can be done from the air only if you’re cool with ethnic cleansing. It’s honestly too soon to tell if this is a waste of manpower, but to marginalize the ARMED FORCES as… Read more »
Nannette McGowan
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I never marginalized our Armed Forces. The problem is that they have had to operate with their hands tied behind their backs since Obama came to office. Dana Perino and Scott McClellan never got Pinnochios for blatant lying like Jay Carney and Josh Earnest. Robert Gibbs was the only Obama Press Secretary who knew how to skirt issues rather than lie to protect Obama. Dana Perino and Scott McClellan, like Robert Gibbs, were not liars. My issue with Obama’s efforts in Ebola infected countries is that he seems to think that is a much bigger problem than the primitive savage… Read more »
Fade to Slack
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It is a much bigger problem. We could, for the most part, completely ignore that part of the world and have few ramifications. The fact that we do pay attention to them is like looking at a child have a temper tantrum. Ebola, however, could spread like the plague. There is no cure, and though it’s relatively difficult to spread, it has already shown that it does indeed spread. If you don’t stem it off, what is to stop people from infecting the United States? Every White House Press Secretary is a spin doctor. Just because you agree with what… Read more »
Nannette McGowan
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Ebola doesn’t have to spread. I can’t understand why the U.N. doesn’t stop travel out of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The U.N. was created for situations like this. It would be the most effective and least costly method of stopping the spread. If the U.N. can’t take these measures and do their job, they may as well be disbanded and quit wasting our tax dollars since U.S. taxpayers fund 20% of their spending. The travel ban could only be for those leaving but still allow healthcare workers and volunteers to go there. When they want to return home, they… Read more »
Uheshe
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Nannette you’re right about the UN and WHO being the organisations who SHOULD be dealing with Ebola. They’re always out in front with all the avian flu viruses so what happened and why did their early warning system fail here? What does Ban Ki-moon have to say and shouldn’t UN troops be dealing with this type of event.

Fade to Slack
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I’m well aware of Robert Gibbs, and I interpreted the praise. However, if you act as though government isn’t full of liars, cheaters, and thieves. I just think one side lies more than the other, and I don’t appreciate it. I mean, death panels and fear mongering. Wedge issues with voters clearing voting against their own best interest. It’s a hell of a message that’s purveyed and a lot of people just don’t see it, which is a little too close to “the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled” for my comfort. As for the common sense approach, I’d actually… Read more »
Nannette McGowan
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Well, we differ in our opinion as to which side lies the most because I think it’s those pushing the liberal agenda. Many of their “wedge issues” are manufactured crisis. It’s the same manufactured crisis that we don’t hear about until the summer before every election and don’t hear anything about any other time.

Uheshe
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Nannette McGowan
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Very appropriate, uheshe. So true.

Randy Carpenter
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Weird your stock footage is of Air Force personnel from around 2007, setting up for a medical exercise. Just blew up your spot.

Nannette McGowan
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Hmmm??? So he should’ve used footage from a military humanitarian effort that hasn’t even started yet? Too bad Allen West couldn’t have someone time travel into the future to get a photo to please Randy Carpenter. Ha!

Randy Carpenter
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No no Nannette…I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect pics or footage of the proper service at least

Nannette McGowan
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Who cares? As if the pictures change the narrative???

Randy Carpenter
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Giving credit where credit is due…it matters more than your snippy retorts.

Nannette McGowan
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No, you’re complaining about nothing and your comments are just as snippy as you suggest mine are.

Philip Beck
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I’m in Inhofe’s corner on this one. I don’t recall hearing any discussion that we were invited by this country, but for sure if this plan of action could be successful, it’ll be the US Army that’ll be a major part of it. I wish them all a safe return. Our nation’s first “black” president Mr. Bill Clinton should lead this battle.

Andy Martin
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This one is easy to figure out. He can’t send troops to fight ISIS because that would mean killing people that he has apologized to in 2009. But he can send troops to west Africa because those people are black. And we know all too well how he feels about blacks. We also know how he feels about whites. The other reason he’d rather send troops to west Africa instead of Syria is because he is a coward. It is far easier for this rank coward to do the ‘humanitarian thing’ than actually be the Commander-In-Chief he took a solemn… Read more »
Uheshe
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There are black troops too Andy. Sending unarmed troops to west Africa where they can’t protect themselves from an deadly untreatable virus or a fearful uncontrolled population is the issue. They should be going, armed to the teeth, to deal with ISIS who are threatening the free world while the UN and WHO should be dealing with Ebola.

Andy Martin
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You misunderstood me. Blacks and low hanging fruit will always come before anything else. It is much easier on Hussein’s conscience to send troops into west Africa to help black people than it is for him to send troops to fight those whom he has apologized to 5 years ago. Also, Hussein hasn’t the stones to fight ISIS any more that he could stand up to Putin or make good on his ‘line in the sand’ lie. In other words, this POS POTUS will always take the path of least resistance. When leadership is needed, we get a sorry arse… Read more »
Uheshe
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The colour of the people he is tasking America’s troops with nursing matters less than what they represent on the chess board. The people being ravaged by Ebola will be kept powerless with their vampire governments and are preferable to be seen helping than the religious minorities being massacred by ISIS. This is handy political theatre for him as an excuse for not stopping ISIS.

Andy Martin
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You keep focusing on the color of the troops. I am focusing on Obama’s issue with color as I see it.

jasmine
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and im focused on you white illegal terrorists who are still illegal on aboriginal lands since 1492 who should all be deported back to europe.

Andy Martin
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What kind of azz-suck likes their own posts? Libtards.

Care to pull up the immigration laws of 1492? No? Then eff off.

Uheshe
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I see what you are focusing on but i say that it’s less about colour and more about pawns on an idealogical chessboard.

Andy Martin
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We disagree.

Uheshe
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That’s a fact. I agree with you about a lot else.

Andy Martin
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Yes you do.

Rafael X
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You do know Ebola doesn’t care about black or white.

jasmine
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neither do whites who patented the virus since researching it in 1976.dont forget what America did to Guatemalans being forced and injected with syphilis courtesy of the American government 60 years ago.

Andy Martin
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But Obama does. You DO know that. Don’t you.

Victoria Peige
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You do know Ebola can spread in US too and can infect Americans regardless of their skin color, right?

Andy Martin
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Yes. Now you tell me how sending troops to west Africa stops that. Would you like to hear how sending troops to Syria stops ISIS?

Keith Turk Jr.
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i’d like to have more defense spending too, i’m an old school republican. But this is one instance where bipartisan red tape is utter nonsense. we need to beat this virus or it will spread and extinguish more family lines in america than anyone wants to admit. And what if we lose, huh. Will mankind’s last breaths be caused by man’s contempt for one and other, to the point of just watching great masses of entire societies killed while everyone sits back with total indifference until it finally hits them too. As humans we do not have stupidity as an… Read more »
Keith Turk Jr.
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The military isn’t specifically designed for this fight but it is our nation’s largest, most expeditionary task force and they do have the necessary resolve to accomplish the mission.

MotherBatherick
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I can remember not long after obama took office reading a news article and seeing a picture of wealthy obama donor George Soros meeting with Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma at an upperscale New York hotel because “Soros wanted to help Sierra Leone”. Obviously that was SOME deal that was made!!

vincewarde
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I am 1000% on board with the need to go after ISIS. That said, Ebola is a greater danger. If we do not stamp it out in Africa, it has potential to spread worldwide. With a mortality rate of more than 66% it could kill millions right here in America. Furthermore, one ISIS member, intentionally infected and smuggled into the US would be a walking weapon of mass destruction.

Andy Martin
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So how do troops stop Ebola?

Trevor Gruber
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What’s the big deal, about the cost of a websight according to the whitehouse.

FreeLibHunter
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I just see it as just another way Obola and the left are funding ISIS and the rest of our enemies, all the while letting them in through our porous Southern border as created by the Democrats and using the Border Patrols as paid guides to make sure they are directed to the best places to increase the cells already established.

Joe Gutierrez
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Is his plan so demonic that by exposing our military to Ebola, they will trasmit it back to the rest of the army, navy and marines? Then he can order martial law using homeland security and control us with the 1.5 billion bullets. As far fetched as it sounded, it is possible. But again, with Obama who knows.

Joe Gutierrez
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Is his plan so demonic that by exposing our military to Ebola, they will
transmit it back to the rest of the army, navy and marines? Then Obama can
order martial law using homeland security, controlling us with the 1.5
billion bullets they stored. As far fetched as it sounded….But
again, with Obama who knows.

River Siren
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yes it is.

Lori Paulsen
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Yes…..You, and the people who agree with you, are CRAZY. You asked….

Uheshe
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Sending American soldiers, presumably unarmed, to fight a contagious incurable disease among a fearful, uncontrolled population is better than sending them armed into combat with ISIL?

Some dude
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dont worry , internet is saying this so it should help. However , if it is not real , what the hells really going on then? … ?

http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/ebo-lie-man-living-in-ghana-confirms-ebola-is-a-hoax/