The stated purpose of sending troops is a far cry for what they were trained for. They are being sent there to build hospitals.
Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday.
“They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people,” the commander of U.S. troops in Africa said.
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne will primarily be building hospitals, ultimately leading what could be a contingent of 4,000 American service members. They’ll be housed either in tent cities at military airfields or in Liberian Ministry of Defense facilities, Rodriguez said.
Soldiers’ health will be monitored through surveys and taking their temperature on their way in and out of camps. If a service member does get sick, Rodriguez said they will be flown home immediately for treatment.
So here we have several thousand troops going into West Africa doing a job they were not trained for and not even wearing proper protective clothing to shield them from this deadly disease.
If there is even one soldier that comes down with Ebola Obama should be made to dress his wounds without ‘protective clothing'.