Thursday, 16 October 2014

Militarizing Africa via Ebola Panic

Is Ebola Man made? Press Tv interview with Randy Short

Why are some 4000 American troops needed to fight a virus? Why send several hundred troops to Liberia to build a field tent hospital for Ebola patients instead of building a state of the art facility or aiding local health professionals to find a vaccine? Why not send more doctors, nurses and specialists as other countries including Cuba has been doing to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea?

The U.S. had tried to open Africom headquarters on the African continent six years ago. Relocating Africom from Stuttgart Germany would complete America's current 6 continent military central commands. However, most African countries that former President George Bush Jr declined and vehemently opposed. Only the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf gave consideration to Africom being hosted in Liberia. However, the Liberian people protested like their neighbors across the continent and U.S. had to keep Africom in Germany for now. Most African countries are still oppose to U.S. and other Western military bases and central commands being located anywhere on the continent. Ordinary citizens opposition to military bases hasn't halt the West from building some in Djibouti, sending drones over Somalia, competing economically with China and attempting to stop any serious regional power's threat to U.S. hegemony and providing military training to Liberian military. The U.S. insists it is doing the military flexing and dancing with the military industries around Africa to fight the now unnecessary Global War on Terror and stop future terrorist threats. African Union and local African armies have been downplayed and caste aside whenever the U.S. sends troops on recon, rescue or other operative missions across the continent. Not to mention bringing up the old excuse that African governments simply can't help themselves even though they can and there is a Pan African emphasis on health exchanges and studies between West Africa and other African regions. Anne Deborah Atai-Omoruto, a renown Uganda doctor from WHO medical team, is currently overseeing the operations of recently built Ebola Center in Monrovia, Liberia. Dr. Atai-Omoruto has experiences working a diverse medical departments and levels from Uganda to Liberia.

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