You may have heard about the two Americans who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia last week. You may have also heard that the president has authorized a medical evacuation for both of them to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to be treated. The first of those, Dr Kent Brantly, arrived in Atlanta today, August 2nd 2014. The other one, Nancy Writebol, will arrive in the next few days. This is the first time Ebola has been in the states.
So answer me this why then on April 8th 2014, 5 months ago, did congress get briefed, after the fact by the way, that National Guard units in all 50 states have been given biological identification kits, which are used to detect the Ebola virus.
Why were these kits fielded in National Guard units in the states and not in active Army units overseas that might actually come in contact with the virus. If the DoD was as worried about Ebola coming into the US they would have given these units to the TSA at the airports, where it might actually do some good instead of with National Guard units who aren’t involved with screening inbound travelers to the US? Who are the National Guard going to use these kits on, and why?
Ladies and gentlemen the threat is here, and the threat is real.