Further militarization of humanitarian aid
October 16, 2014
It is widely expected Obama will issue an unconstitutional executive order and send U.S. National Guard troops to Liberia “to help contain the Ebola outbreak there,” according to NBC News.
Obama’s repeated use of executive orders to bypass Congress and the American people has created a constitutional crisis in America. The number of orders signed is truly staggering.
The reservists will be assigned to build 17 Ebola treatment centers with 100 beds apiece.
The Pentagon is urging Obama to sign the order to speed up deployments and send troops as required by the Department of Defense.
Pressing the National Guard into service to “fight Ebola” is yet another example of the further militarization of so-called humanitarian aid.
Humanitarian aid, however, may be used as a cover for geostrategic imperative, as Aaron Klein of WND.com noted earlier this week.
“For an administration that prides itself in never letting a crisis go to waste, the Ebola outbreak is seemingly offering the perfect opportunity to achieve a long-time Western goal – to build up a U.S. military presence in Africa in the face of growing Chinese investment and influence on the continent,” Klein wrote.
As pointed out by the Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. Africa Command was created primarily to address oil and China on the continent, not Ebola or terrorism.
This article was posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm